MOSES LAKE Brewster survived a loser-out bi-district baseball game, eliminating Freeman, 6-2, on May 7.
“Timbo Taylor was the story,” Brewster coach Jerrod Riggan said. “He threw 7 innings, striking out 13, walking none and giving up only 3 hits. Total domination after 2 first-inning errors.”
After the Scotties (11-7) scored two runs to open the game, the Bears responded by pushing across five runs in the bottom of the first.
Taylor put the clamps on Freeman while his teammate racked up 10 hits.
In the other opening bi-district game Tuesday, Chelan (9-9) ousted Lakeside (12-8), 8-4, to make it a clean sweep of Northeast 1A League teams.
Brewster (14-6) was to take on the Northeast 1A League’s No. 1 seed, Medical Lake (17-3), on Saturday, May 11, in the bi-district semifinals at Medical Lake.
Cascade was to take on Cashmere in the other semifinal.
The winners play for No. 1 and No. 2 seeds to state. The losers play for a third state seed.
State 1A starts Wednesday, May 15.
Brewster (6) – Mitch Boesel 2-4, R, RBI; Adrian Urias 1-4, 2B, RBI; Hayden Bayha 1-3, 2B, R, RBI; Parker Landdeck 1-3; Adan Mariscal 2B.
WENATCHEE – Liberty Bell blanked Kittitas, 6-0, on a no hitter May 6 and advanced to the District 5/6 championship game.
(Late: Liberty Bell (19-2) beat Riverside Christian (20-2), 3-2, to win the District 5/6 championship and head to the state 2B tournament as a No. 1 seed. More in The Chronicle’s May 15 newspaper.)
In the other district semifinal, Riverside Christian clobbered White Swan, 15-2.
It was probably
the strangest no hitter
I’ve ever seen.
Don Calvert on his team walking eight
“It was probably the strangest no hitter I’ve ever seen,” Liberty Bell coach Don Calvert said. “Our two pitchers weren’t exactly flawless. Between the two of them, they walked 8 guys.”
Senior Andrew Ryan struck out the side in the first, walked the first three batters he faced in the second to load the bases then struck out the next three batters.
“I guess he wanted a challenge and worked his way out of it,” Calvert said.
Ryan struck out 9 in his four innings.
Freshman Derek Alumbaugh struck out 5 in the final three innings.
A big blow in the game came in the sixth and Liberty Bell up, 2-0.
Riley Calvert doubled to right field to drive in two runs.
“A two-run lead is pretty tentative,” coach Calvert said. “Four runs is a pretty good cushion. When he got the base hit, we could breathe then, we can get this thing.
Liberty Bell (6) – Morgan Palm 2-3, 2B, RBI; Andrew Ryan 1-4, 2B; Chase Kurtz 2-3, R; Riley Calvert 1-2.
WENATCHEE – Bridgeport High School’s baseball team’s season ended with a 13-1 loss to Kittitas in a District 5/6 game May 6 at Wenatchee Valley College.
“The score doesn’t reflect the closeness to this game,” Bridgeport coach Kyle Krustangel said. His team finished at 7-15.
Kittitas led 1-0 into the bottom of the fourth inning and 7-1 into the seventh, where the Coyotes scored six runs to put the game away.
Bridgeport was limited to two hits, those by David Shumate and Cameron Cavadini.
“We have only had a program for two years and to make playoffs this year and compete at district is really impressive,” Krustangel said. “Last year we were 10-runned every single league game and now this year we had six league wins and seven overall.”
WENATCHEE – White Swan ended Lake Roosevelt’s baseball season, 8-2, in a loser-out District 5/6 game May 6 at Wenatchee Valley College.
“Our bats went silent,” Lake Roosevelt coach Ted Piccolo said. “Just a bad day for our bats to go to sleep.”
Kendall Piccolo kept the Cougars at bay for four innings while the Raiders went up 2-0. He finished with 3 strikeouts, 2 walks and gave up 1 earned run and 2 hits.
Bubba Garcia pushed one run across with a sacrifice bunt.
White Swan struck in the fifth inning with six runs followed by two more in the sixth inning.
Brady Black relieved in the sixth, striking out two, walking three and not giving up a hit.
The Raiders were without starter Justin DeWinkler, out with a broken finger, and Tim Loch played first due to a sore shoulder.
Lake Roosevelt finished with six stolen bases, including three by Brady Black and two by Daniel Loch.
“The upside is that seven out of the nine who started the game should be back for next year,” Piccolo said.
Lake Roosevelt (2) – B. Black 2-4, 3SB D. Loch R, 2SB; D. Black 1-2, 2B, R, BB, SB; Nicholson 1-3, RBI; Garcia RBI.