BREWSTER In a showdown between the Caribou Trail League’s top teams, No. 8 state-ranked Brewster split with league-leading and No. 3 ranked Cashmere in a pair of pitcher’s duals Saturday.
Brewster won the opener, 3-2, handing Cashmere its first Caribou Trail League loss this season.
Bigger, the Bears’ victory broke a 63-game Cashmere league winning streak dating back to a 6-5 loss to Omak on April 3, 2010.
Cashmere rebounded with a 5-4 win in the nightcap.
In the opener, the Cashmere led 2-1 after three innings before the Bears scored two in the bottom of the fifth.
“We did a lot better job of not letting little things escalate into big things,” Brewster coach Todd Phillips said. “Our focus was there today. We took a good approach at the plate and were mentally prepared in the field. Better than we have been all year.”
Cashmere intentionally walked Timbo Taylor in the fifth to load the bases with two outs.
“Luke Divis came up an
had one of biggest hits of our season so far and stroked the ball into the gap for a 2-RBI single,” Phillips said.
Taylor struck out 7, walked 3 and gave up 2 earned runs on 4 hits.
Brewster (2) – Divis 1-3, 2RBI; Taylor 1-2, 2B, BB; Driessen 1-2, R, 2B, 2BB; Boesel 1-3, R; Bayha 1-3; Olvera 1-3, SB; Garcia, R; Jacobson 1-3.
In the second game, Cashmere led 5-0 when Brewster scored 4 runs in the bottom of the seventh.
The game ended with the Bears having loaded the bases.
“Stuff every kid dreams of,” Phillips said of the opportunity. “If a few things go differently we win this one.”
Easton Driessen went the distance for Brewster, striking out 7, walking 2 while giving up 5 earned runs on 8 hits.
Brewster (4) – Divis 1-3, R, BB; Taylor R, BB; Driessen 2BB; Boesel 1-3, R; Bayha RBI, BB; Urias 1-3, R, BB; Olvera 1-3, RBI, 2B; Garcia, BB; Jacobson 1-3, R, SB.
OKANOGAN – Okanogan took out Chelan, 5-1 and 11-1, in Caribou Trail League baseball Saturday.
“I think we are coming together at the right time, but we can’t relax,” Okanogan coach Ed Ashworth said. “We must stay aggressive and play out of our minds to keep this thing going.”
Jim Townsend got the first-game win (4I, 2H, 1ER, 2BB, 8K). Cody Sumner closed (3I, 2H, 1K)
Okanogan (9-4 overall, 6-3 league) is at Cashmere (13-2, 8-1) on Friday.
Okanogan (5) – Ashworth 1-4, 1R, RBI, 2SB; Townsend R, BB; Lawson 1-3, RBI; Cate 1-2, 2R, 2SB; Fields BB; Fingar 1-2, R; Wood 1-2, 2RBI, SB.
Clay Ashworth, Jim Townsend and Greyson Fields each homered in the second game for the Bulldogs, which broke open the game with 9 runs in the third inning.
Jacob Lawson gave up 1 earned run on 3 hits, 2 strikeouts and 2 walks for the win.
Okanogan (11) – Ashworth 3-4, 2R, RBI, 2B, 2SB; Townsend 2-3, 2R, 2RBI, BB, 2 2B, SB; Lawson 1-3, R, RBI, 2B; Super 1-3, R, RBI; Sumner 2-2, R, BB, SB; Cate 1-3, R; Fields 1-3, R, 2RBI, 3B; Fingar 1-3, R, RBI, 2B; Greene 2-3.
SELKIRK – Republic blew past Selkirk, 7-2 and 21-4, in a league doubleheader Saturday.
Aaron Fritts got the win in the opener, striking out 13 and walking one with 2 earned runs on 4 hits.
Republic (7) – Al. Rivera 2-3, 2B, SB; Weller 2R, 2SB; Fritts 2-3, 2R, RBI, 2B, 2SB; Helms 3-4, 3RBI, 2B; Campbell 1-3, R; Weisler 2-3, R, SB; Peckham R.
Republic led 1-0 after one inning before scoring five runs in the second and put the game away with six in the third and six more in the fifth.
Garrett Weller got the win (3I, 4K, BB, 2ER, 3H).
Aaron Helms (2I, 2K, BB, 1H) closed out the game.
Davenport’s junior varsity is at Republic Thursday. The Tigers are at Wilbur-Creston on May 8.
Republic (21) – Al. Rivera 4-5, 4R, 6 RBI, 2B, 3SB; Weller 1-3, 3R, 2RBI, SB; Fritts 2-5, 2R, 3RBI, 2B, 2SB; Helms 1-2, R, RBI, 2B, SB; An. Rivera 1-3, 2R, 2B, SB; Campbell R, RBI; Weisler 3R, SB; Ioli 2R, 1RBI; Peckham 1-2, 3R, 3RBI, SB.
QUINCY – Omak split with Quincy on Saturday, winning the opener 6-5 and falling 9-8 in the second game.
The Pioneers got a two-run lead in the top of the seventh and made it hold up in the opener.
Omak (6) – Rubio 3-4; Wilson 1-4, R; J. Martinez 3-4, 2R; Landers 1-4, R, 2BB; E. Martinez 1-4, 2R, BB.
Quincy used a walk-off hit in the bottom of the seventh to take the second game.
No. 8 state-ranked Cascade (11-4 overall, 8-1 league), which is tied with No. 3 Cashmere for the league lead, is at Omak (5-8, 3-5) for a doubleheader Saturday in the Pioneers’ final home game.
Omak (8) – Rubio 1-5, R; Wilson 1-5, 4BB; J. Martinez 2-5, 3R, BB; Landers 2-5, R, BB; King BB; E. Martinez 4BB, 2R; Desjardins 1-1; Morris 1-5, R.
CURLEW – Wilbur-Creston shut out Curlew, 11-0 and 1-0, to sweep games Saturday.
Wilbur-Creston scored eight runs in the top of the seventh inning to break open a close first game.
Curlew’s Coby Grumbach threw a 2-hitter against the Wildcats (12-1 overall, 8-0 league), but it was not enough to overcome the Cougars committing 5 errors.
The Wildcats scored in the top of the sixth in game two.
Gunner Brown doubled for Curlew.
Cusick was to play at Curlew on April 29 in the final game of the regular season.
LEAVENWORTH – No. 10 state-ranked Cascade swept Tonasket, 14-4 and 10-0, in Caribou Trail League baseball on Friday.
The games were rescheduled from April 26.
Quincy (5-10 overall, 2-7 league) is at Tonasket (6-8, 2-7) for a doubleheader May 3.
OMAK – Taylor Wiinikka threw a one-hitter to lead Omak to a 6-1 win over Liberty Bell in a non-league game Thursday.
Oroville (1-15, 1-11) is at Liberty Bell (9-3, 7-0) for doubleheaders Saturday.
Omak (6) – Rubio 2-4, 2SB; Wilson 1-4, 1R; J. Martinez 1-4, 2R, 2BB; Landers 2BB, SB; E. Martinez 1-4, R; Desjardins 1-1, R.
REPUBLIC – Aaron Fritts and Angelo Rivera each collected home runs for Republic in its knocking off Northport, 16-1 and 18-3, on April 23.
Republic (16) – Al. Rivera 2-3, 3R, 2RBI; Weller 3-4, 3R, 3RBI, 2B; Fritts 2-3, 3R, 5RBI, 2B, HR, BB; Helms 2-3, R, 4RBI, 2B; An. Rivera 2-3, RBI; Ioli 1-2, 2R; Peckham 1-2, 2R, RBI.
In the second game, Alex Rivera came within a home run of hitting for the cycle.
Republic (18) – Al. Rivera 3-4, 3R, RBI, 2B, 3B; Weller 3R, 2HBP, 2SB; Fritts 1-3, 3R, 2RBI, 2B, SB; Helms 2-3, 3R, 2RBI, 2B; An. Rivera 2-3, 2R, 2RBI, HR, SB; Jumper R, RBI; Campbell 2-3, R, RBI; Summy R, RBI; Weisler 1-3; Lichterman RBI; Ioli 1-3, R, RBI, 3B, SB; Kurtz RBI.
State 1A poll State 1A Baseball poll Provided by Lem Elway
(Released April 28)
1, Woodland, 14-0
- Freeman, 12-1
3, Connell, 14-2
4, Cashmere, 13-2
5, Tenino, 13-2
7, Brewster, 10-3
8, Cascade, 11-4
9, Cle Elum, 11-3
10, Castle Rock, 9-3