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Evans pitches 3-hitter over Mustangs

Liberty Bell edges Lake Roosevelt 6-1

— Pateros blanked Bridgeport, 10-0, in six innings of baseball Wednesday.

Lance Evans collected the win, striking out 8, walking 4 and giving up 3 hits.

“He definitely pitched a really good game,” Pateros coach Bob VanLith said. “He had control the whole game.”

The game had been slated for Tuesday, but was pushed back a day because of rain.

C.J. Wall was 2-3 for Pateros, which took advantage of 10 Bridgeport walks.

Miguel Garza was 1-1 for the Mustangs.

Pateros is the lone north 1B school competing in the Central Washington 2B League.

The Billygoats enter their own playoffs in the postseason, taking on the top south 1B team of either Soap Lake or Waterville.

The state 1B tournament is a finals, not a four-team playoff over two days, VanLith said.

“We’re used to playing 2B teams,” the coach said. “It’s what we’ve always done. We’ve always been quite small. It’s good competition, makes us tougher in the end.”

Pateros (7-1 overall, 6-1 league) will get an opportunity to test the league’s best 2B team so far this season at Liberty Bell (9-3, 7-0) on Tuesday.

Pateros (10) – Wall 2-3; Evans 1-2; Piechalski 1-3; Gelstin 1-4, 2RBI; Eberhardt 1-1.

Bridgeport (0) – M. Garza 1-1; Evenson 1-2; E. Martinez 1-2.


WINTHROP – Liberty Bell took out Lake Roosevelt, 6-1, on Tuesday in a showdown between the Top 2 baseball teams in the Central Washington 2B League.

“We made too many errors to beat a quality team like Liberty Bell,” Lake Roosevelt coach Billy Nicholson said. “Their second baseman made a diving catch off a soft line drive to save at least two runs. It was a great play.”

Oroville (1-13 overall, 1-9 league) is at Lake Roosevelt (7-4, 6-2) and, in a test between two of the best teams in the league, Pateros (7-1, 6-1) is at Liberty Bell (9-3, 7-0) on Tuesday.


TONASKET – Okanogan threw three pitchers while its bats knocked out 12 hits to dispatch Tonasket, 9-0, in a league game Tuesday.

“We were able to score runs because we put the ball in play,” Okanogan coach Ed Ashworth said.

Cody Sumner (4I, 2K, 2BB, 3H) got the win.

Clay Ashworth (2I, 1H) and Tyler Wood (1I, 3 batters) closed out the game.

John Rawley (1BB, 3ER, 7H) opened on the mound for the Tigers, which committed five errors.

Jimmy Coleman (2K, 0BB, 2ER) pitched the final three innings.

Clay Ashworth led Okanogan at the plate, going 3-3 with two doubles.

Jim Townsend was 3-4 with a double.

Okanogan (7-4 overall, 4-3 league) is at league-leading Cashmere (12-1, 7-0) and Quincy (4-9, 1-6) is at Tonasket (6-6, 2-5) on Tuesday.

Okanogan (9) – Fingar 1-4; Wood 1-3, R, B, SB; Ashworth 3-3, 2 2B, 3R, RBI, 2SB; Townsend 3-4, 2B, 2R, 3RBI, 2SB; Sumner 2R, SB; Lawson 2-3, R, RBI; Cate 1-3, RBI; Rubert 1-2, RBI.

Tonasket (3) – Williams 1-3; Rawley 1-3; Cory 1-2, BB; Pershing BB; Hockett BB.


OROVILLE – The Manson at Oroville baseball game was postponed from Tuesday until Thursday because of heavy rain.

Manson won the game, 10-2. More in Wednesday’s Chronicle.

Oroville (1-13 overall, 1-9 league) is at Lake Roosevelt (7-4, 6-2) on Tuesday.

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