JULIAETTA — “It was a good win,” Grangeville baseball coach Lee Nadiger said of his team’s
9-4 victory over Central Idaho League foe Kendrick last Thursday, March 26. “We didn’t play particularly great, but good enough to win. I have yet to have my entire starting lineup on the field together.”
The Bulldogs leaned on Shane Wood’s pitching; Wood tallied eight strikeouts, worked his way around several walks and several errors, and limited the Tigers to one hit in five innings.
Layton Harris, who drove in three runs “smashed the ball,” Nadiger said. Harris had two hits including a double, and Ryan Adkison had two singles on the afternoon. GHS totaled 12 hits.
Parks struck out three batters after relieving Wood in the sixth.
Grangeville had scratched a March 23 date against Troy, but added a March 28 set against the Trojans, for which much of the squad was absent on spring break. Troy won 13-12, as both teams struggled to play adequate defense behind their starting pitchers.
“Adkison threw a darn good game for us and [Matt] Ruhnke threw a lot of strikes,” Nadiger said. “We just didn’t help them out that much in the field and we didn’t hit the ball particularly well. That was a frustrating game.”
Up next, Grangeville (2-3) has an April 6 JV doubleheader at Orofino, followed by a varsity doubleheader at St. Maries at 1 p.m. April 7.
Prairie 12, Highland 1
LEWISTON — The Pirates clubbed the Huskies, and Calvin Hinkelman did much of the clubbing with two doubles. Daniel Mager started and struck out 15 batters to bolster Prairie’s 12-1 win over Highland last Thursday, March 26.
Up next, Prairie has a home game against Clearwater Valley at 4 p.m. April 7.
CV 9, Potlatch 3
KOOSKIA — After a run of rainouts, the Rams hosted Potlatch last Saturday, March 28, and Cody Morrow navigated seven innings with just 59 pitches — 49 of which were strikes. The Rams also leaned on center fielder Kaden Carr’s defense.
Up next, CV (2-3) will host Nezperce at 4 p.m. April 6.
Kamiah 25, Nezperce 0
KAMIAH — The Kubs rode Branson Ballantyne’s 15 strikeout no-hitter to a shutout victory over Nezperce last Thursday, March 26.
KHS got a double from Thomas Harper and a triple from Kyl Donaldson among the team’s 14 hits in support of Ballantyne’s pitching.
Up next, the Kubs (3-1) are slated to play at Lewiston at 4:30 p.m. April 7 against Highland.