As of Tuesday, March 24, 2015
ASOTIN — Grangeville won one for new coach Lee Nadiger — and the Bulldogs came within one hit of a second win at the Asotin Tournament last Friday and Saturday, March 20-21.
“I was nervous for that first game and that probably made everybody else nervous,” Nadiger said. “The guys played well after that.”
GHS took a 10-3 loss against Genesee, stranding 10 base runners while their opponents slugged the ball in a timely fashion. Austin Parks relieved Ryan Adkison during the fourth inning and “pitched well in relief,” Nadiger said.
Grangeville worked its way to the winning side of the same score, 10-3 over St. John-Endicott-LaCrosse of Washington, last Saturday morning.
During that one, Layton Harris had three hits including a double, and drove in four runs.
Jack Lawrence struck out six batters and Easton McEwen booked a save after taking the hill to protect a 5-3 GHS lead.
“It was Easton’s first time ever pitching varsity, and he struck out the first guy he faced,” Nadiger said. “That was cool.”
Colton led Grangeville 6-5 in the final inning of the afternoon game. The Bulldogs advanced what would have been the tying run to third base, but Colton recorded three straight strikeouts to end the game.
Up next, Grangeville (1-2) is set to visit Kendrick at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 26. A doubleheader with Troy originally slated for March 23 was cancelled. GHS has a JV doubleheader set for April 6 at Orofino, with the varsity due at St. Maries, April 7.
Prairie tops CV
KOOSKIA — After keeping the prolific Pirates offense in check for six innings, CV allowed seven runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Prairie’s Devan Bruegeman held off the Rams for an 11-4 complete game victory.
Eight different Pirates had at least one hit, with Calvin Hinkelman driving in three runs.
Up next, Prairie is scheduled to play at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 26, at Highland. CV is scheduled to visit Genesee at 4:30 p.m. March 26 before hosting Potlatch at 11 a.m. March 28.
CV had home games scheduled for March 23 and March 24, but both Nezperce and Timberline were rained out, as was a March 24 softball game.