Too few players: Omak cancels game

Okanogan baseball blanks Tigers, 10-0

— Omak came up a player short Tuesday and canceled its game with Brewster.

Coach Peewee Howe counted noses, looked at his 14-player roster, and found where he thought he’d have 10 players for the trip, he actually only had eight players.

“Two kids did not show up,” said Omak Athletic Director Nick Popelier, who said Brewster was quickly notified.

Omak was missing players due to injury, grades, suspensions and one did not show up for school on Tuesday.

Howe said he was looking forward to playing No. 1 state-ranked Brewster.

“It would have been good,” he said. “We were going to throw a kid who pitches about 40 mph. It would have been fun to see Brewster kids (used to faster pitching) swing.”

No. 9 Tonasket (4-2 overall, 0-1 league) is at Omak (1-4, 0-1) and No. 5 Okanogan (4-0, 1-0) is at No. 1 Brewster (6-0, 1-0) on Tuesday.


OKANOGAN – Okanogan blanked Tonasket, 10-0, in a three-hit, five-inning Caribou Trail League game Tuesday.

Jacob Lawson pitched two and a third innings, striking out five, walking 2 and giving up 3 hits.

Clay Ashworth entered in the third inning with two runners on and no outs.

Cody Sumner got the lone hit for Okanogan, which took advantage of seven errors and 10 walks. Once on base, Okanogan advanced with four stolen bases.

Okanogan (10) – Ashworth R, BB, 2SB; Cate 2BB, 2R, SB; Wood 2BB, R, SB; Sumner 1-3, RBI, R; Rubert BB, 2R; Lawson, 2BB, R; Super BB; Townsend BB, 2R.


BRIDGEPORT – Bridgeport beat Oroville, 12-2, in six innings Tuesday.

Bridgeport’s Constantino Martinez pitched all six innings, striking out nine and throwing 76 pitches for the victory under the mercy rule.


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