CASHMERE The league-leading Cashmere baseball team swept Okanogan, 4-1 and 8-4, in a twin bill Friday.
“We had so many opportunities to put them away and we just didn’t get it done,” Okanogan coach Ed Ashworth said. “It seems to be our thing this year to be right there for a win but come up short by a run or two. We are playing really good baseball and I am extremely excited for the future of our program.”
Jacob Lawson (6I, 6H, 4R, 3ER, 0BB, 1K) pitched the first game.
“Jacob did very well and kept Cashmere’s offense confused,” Ashworth said. “He made them pop the ball up in the air and hit into ground balls throughout the game.”
Both teams had six hits while Okanogan committed 1 error and Cashmere 2 miscues.
Okanogan did not score until the top of the seventh.
Okanogan (1) – Fingar 1-4; Ashworth 1-4, RBI, SB; Townsend 1-3, 2B, BB; Sumner 1-3; Wood 1-3, 2B; Greene 1-1, R.
“Three errors in the first inning lost (the second) game,” Ashworth said. “After the first the game was even across the board.”
Clay Ashworth (4I, 2H, 4R, 0ER, 1BB, 4K) and Cody Sumner (2I, 3H, 4R, 4ER, 2BB, 1K).
“Clay pitched for the first time in awhile at full strength,” the coach said. “His fastball was good and his curve was flat nasty.
“Once again we had so many opportunities, but didn’t take advantage of them enough,” coach Ashworth said.
“We kept chipping away at them, but just ran out of innings. We’re a good team who has greatly improved this year,” he said.
Okanogan finished with 7 hits and 4 errors to 5 hits and 3 errors by Cashmere.
Pateros (7-5 overall, 6-5 league) is at Okanogan (9-7, 6-6) in a non-league game Wednesday.
Omak (6-10 overall, 4-7 league) is at Okanogan for the final games of the regular season on Saturday.
Okanogan (4) – Fingar 1-4, R; Ashworth 3-4, R, SB; Townsend 2-4, R, 2RBI; Rubert BB; Lawson RBI; Wood 1-3, BB; Greene BB; Super BB; Fields R, BB.
CHELAN – Brewster swiped a pair of road shut-outs from Chelan, 3-0 and 5-0, Friday.
Timbo Taylor (7I, 11K, 1BB) improved to 4-0 with a no-hitter in the first game.
“Timbo would only allow two base runners, one off a hit by pitch (his first of the season) and another off an error,” Brewster coach Todd Phillips said. “No one would get past second base. I think that’s the closest I’ve had a player come to throwing a perfect game.
“We didn’t have a great day at the plate, only 11 total hits on the day and got nothing from the top of our line up,” Phillips said. “Luckily, our pitching and defense was at it’s best.”
Brewster (5) – Divis 2-3, R, SB; Taylor BB; Driessen RBI; Bayha 2-3, 2R, RBI; Urias 1-3, SB; Olvera 2-3, R, 2RBI, 2B, 2SB; Varelas BB; Jacobson 1-3, R, BB.
Adrian Urias (6I, 1H, 4K, 1BB) was five outs away from throwing a no-hitter in the second game.
Easton Driessen closed the last inning for his first save.
“Our outfielders made a couple great plays and we had some great plays to steal a couple hits in both games in the infield,” Phillips said. “Not much to say about this one, it was an ugly win.”
Brewster (13-3 overall, 8-3 league) is at Omak (6-10, 4-7) on Wednesday before returning home for a doubleheader with Tonasket (6-9, 2-8) on Saturday.
Brewster (5) – Divis R, 2HBP; Taylor BB; Driessen 1-2, 2BB, 2SB; Boesel RBI; Bayha 2-4, R, RBI, 2SB; Olvera 2BB, SB; Varelas BB; Jacobson R.
OMAK – Cascade won a pair of boys baseball slugfests against Omak, 20-16 and 15-8, on Saturday.
Brewster (13-3 overall, 8-3 league) is at Omak (6-10, 4-7) on Wednesday before the Pioneers go to Okanogan (9-7, 6-6) for a doubleheader Saturday.
Omak (16) – Rubio 3-6, 3R, 2SB; Wilson 3-5, 3R, 2 SB; J. Martinez 2-5, 2R, BB; Landers 1-5, R, BB; Bidlen 2R, 3BB; E. Martinez 1-5, R; Desjardins 1-4, BB; Springer R; Wiinikka 1-5, 2R, BB; Morris 2-5, R.
Omak (8) – Rubio 1-5; Wilson 3-4, 2R; J. Martinez 3-4, R; Landers 2-4, 2R, BB; Wiinikka 2-4, R; Morris R, 2BB.
WINTHROP – Liberty Bell took a doubleheader from Oroville, 10-1 and 15-5, on Saturday.
Further game information was not immediately available.
Liberty Bell is at Pateros for a makeup game Saturday.
BRIDGEPORT – Lake Roosevelt bats got physical with Bridgeport on Saturday, with the Mustangs hammering 21-8 and 13-3 wins.
The twin bill marked the end of the regular season for the Mustangs.
Liberty Bell was scheduled to play at Lake Roosevelt on Tuesday for the Raiders final game.
State 1A rankings
1, Woodland 17-1
2, Freeman 15-1
3, Cashmere 16-2
4, Naches 13-3
5, Connell 15-3
6, Tenino 14-3
7, Cascade 14-4
8, Brewster 13-3
9, Cedar Park 15-2
10, Rochester 15-4