Cougars surge to sweep

DEER PARK, Wash. — The Whitman County Cougars gave up the first run of the day to Spokane American Legion League foe Deer Park, but delivered a shutout for the remainder of a baseball doubleheader Tuesday.

The Cougars took Game 1 by a score of 3-1 before racing to a five-inning mercy-rule victory in an 11-0 Game 2, improving their season record to 15-7-1 overall and 7-1 in league.

Nick Strenge totaled five base hits on the day for Whitman County, including four in the second game, and completed four runs.

“Nick’s our leadoff hitter, and he struck out the very first play of the game and then after that they didn’t get him out for the rest of the day,” said Whitman County coach Pat Doumit. “He went triple, hit-by-pitch, double, single, single, single. Just a dynamic day for him out of the leadoff spot.”

From the mound, Elliott Lee threw nine strikeouts in six innings of the first game, while Colin Drewes pitched a complete second game with eight strikeouts. Doumit called both starting pitchers’ performances “absolute gems.”

FIRST GAME

Whitman....000 300 0—3 5 1

Deer Park..010 000 0—1 5 1

Elliott Lee, Cody Inderrieden (7) and Anthony Becker. Nick Anderson and Caleb Grelia.

Whitman County hits — Nick Strenge (3B), Marcus Hilliard 2 (2 2B), Lee, Becker.

Deer Park hits — Buddy Miller, Dylan Hall (2B), Mason Sweeney 2, Peyton Hayes.

SECOND GAME

Whitman.......310 52—11 13 1

Deer Park.....000 00— 0 2 2

Colin Drewes and Cody Inderrieden. Nick Anderson, Peyton Hayes (2), Isaac Olietti (4) and Caleb Grelia.

Whitman County hits — Nick Strenge 4 (2B), Brendan Doumit 2, Marcus Hilliard, Elliott Lee 2, Drewes (2B), Inderrieden, Braden Plummer, Joseph Bendel.

Deer Park hits — Anderson 2.

Devils 14-7, Savages 4-5

MOSCOW — The Moscow Blue Devils dominated Game 1 and withstood a late rally in Game 2 to sweep a league doubleheader against visiting St. Maries.

Moscow needed only five innings to claim a 14-4 mercy rule victory in the first contest, then started strong in the second en route to a 7-5 finish.

Barrett Abendroth pitched a complete first game with seven strikeouts for the Blue Devils (18-8) before hitting two doubles in the second game. Starter Peyton Waters pitched 3 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts in Game 2, while Marcus Delusa had a team-high four base hits for Moscow overall on the day.

“We kind of won the first one going away,” said Moscow coach Stan Mattoon. “Our bats came alive, which was really, really good ... I was pleased with the offense in Game 1 and the defense in Game 2.”

FIRST GAME

St. Maries 400 00— 4 2 6

Moscow 721 13—14 9 2

Cade Truscott, Gabe Thomas (4) and Kade Crawford. Barrett Abendroth and CJ Anderson.

St. Maries hits — Shaun Anderson 2.

Moscow hits — Marcus Delusa 3, Abendroth, Chad Redinger, Mack Hagenbaugh, Anderson (2B), Hayden Thompson (2B), Isaac Staszkow.

SECOND GAME

St. Maries 000 111 2—5 8 5

Moscow 420 100 x—7 9 4

Hayden Villa, Shaun Anderson (3) and Jesse Miller, Kade Crawford (4). Peyton Waters, Ryan Delusa (4), CJ Anderson (6) and Chad Redinger, Abendroth (7).

St. Maries hits — Cole Boag, Cade Truscott, Truman Millikan, Gabe Thomas 2, Zach Olson (2B), Anderson 2.

Moscow hits — Marcus Delusa, Chad Redinger (2B), Abendroth 2 (2 2B), Ryan Delusa, Isaac Staszkow, Waters (2B), Kyle Lynas 2.

Rowing

Coug rower honored

The Washington State crew team’s Ivy Elling Quaintance was named Pocock All-America honorable mention, the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced Tuesday.

The honor is the first for Elling Quaintance, a junior, who was named All-Pac-12 last month.

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