BREWSTER Brewster came within one base runner of a perfect game in clobbering Omak, 17-0, in a Caribou Trail League game Wednesday.
Timbo Taylor and Mitch Boesel, in his first trip to the mound this year, combined for the five-inning no-hitter.
“We actually only allowed one runner on an error, so just missed the perfecto,” said Brewster coach Todd Phillips of the second no-hitter in six days. “Timbo has 13 straight innings without giving up a hit now and I think 15 or 16 straight without giving up a run.”
Omak’s Tim Rubio broke up the perfect game on an errant overthrow to first that allowed him to advance to second.
“Our bats picked up where they left off on Monday,” Phillips said of a 12-5 win over the Wenatchee junior varsity.
“We are starting to get even more comfortable at the plate,” Phillips said of the seven hits to open the game. “We aren’t chasing things, but we are still being aggressive.
The Bears take on the CTL’s No. 3 seed against Lakeside, the No. 2 team from the Northeast 1A League, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Larson Field, 2501 W. Broadway Ave., Moses Lake. The NEA No. 3 and CTL No. 2 play at 5:30 p.m. Both games are loser-out affairs.
Omak made the trek to Coulee City for a game against Almira/Coulee-Hartline on Tuesday only to find the team had no one to play.
Brewster (17) – Divis 2-4, 2R, 2B; Taylor 3-3, 2R, 4RBI, HR, BB; Driessen 2-4, 3R, SB; Boesel 2-4, 2R, 3RBI, 2B, 2BB; Bayha 1-3, 3R, 2BB, SB; Urias 1-4, R, 2RBI; Olvera 3-4, 2R, 2RBI, 2 2B, BB, SB; Orozco R, BB, SB.
OKANOGAN – Pateros hung on for a 7-6 non-league victory over Okanogan on Wednesday.
Lance Evans (3I, 4R, 4ER, BB), Carlos Cisneros (3I, 3K, 0R) and Mikey Piechalski (1I, 2ER, 3H) combined to get the victory in the final game of the regular season for the Billygoats.
Pateros opens 1B postseason play against Soap Lake at 4 p.m. Tuesday in Bridgeport. The winner is the No. 1 seed and the loser the No. 2 seed to the District 5/6 tournament May 17 at Kittitas High School, 7571 Kittitas Highway.
Okanogan scored twice in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying runner at first with two outs before Piechalski got the Bulldogs’ Jim Townsend to chop a grounder for the final out.
“I thought my kids played absolutely great,” Pateros coach Bob VanLith said. “We stepped up to the plate and got some hits when we needed them. We had a couple pretty good practices and I think it paid off.”
“It’s been a real rough day, but I’m not going to blame it on that,” Ashworth said, alluding to the death of a senior at the high school at night earlier. “Pateros hit the ball and we just did not hit the ball. We lacked emotion and enthusiasm today.”
Omak (6-11 overall, 4-8 league) was to have played at Okanogan (9-8, 6-6) on Friday to end the team’s seasons.
Pateros (7) – Evans 3-4, 2R, 2 2B; Cisneros 1-4, R; Piechalski 2-2, 3R, 2B, BB; Gelstin 4-4, R, 3RBI; C.J. Wall 2BB; Dakota Poole 2-4, 2RBI; Logan Robinson 1-4.
Okanogan (6) – Fingar 2-4, R, 2B; Ashworth 2-4, R, RBI, 2B; Townsend 1-3, 2R, BB, 3B; Sumner 2RBI; Wood 1-3, R, RBI, SB; Lawson 1-3, RBI; Super 1-1.