Cougs snag another sweep
COLFAX — Joseph Hecker scored the tying run in the sixth inning and hit a bases-loaded walk-off single in the seventh Wednesday night to clinch Game 2 for the Whitman County Cougars, who edged West Valley in both games of a league Legion baseball doubleheader at McDonald Park.
Both contests ended with 3-2 score lines. The victories improved the Cougars’ season record to 17-7-1 overall and 9-1 in Spokane American Legion League play.
Brendan Doumit came up with the RBI single that put Whitman County on the board after five scoreless innings in the second game, then an Elliott Lee sacrifice fly scored Hecker.
“Joseph had a good week,” said Whitman County coach Pat Doumit. “He turned 13 on Monday, and then he won this one tonight. Youngest guy in our club.”
Tyler Elbracht struck out nine as he pitched the first six innings of Game
Josh Greene took over at the mound for a one-inning save and remained there through the first five innings of Game 2, then Cody Inderrieden pitched a hitless inning-and-two-thirds to wrap things up for the Cougars.
West Valley..000 002 0—2 5 5
Whitman.....100 110 x—3 5 1
Tanner Hancock, John Hudson (6) and Will Logan. Tyler Elbracht, Josh Greene (7) and Nick Robison.
West Valley hits — Brody Hart 2, Hancock (2B), Braden Hart, Ryan Brown.
Whitman County hits — Elliott Lee, Robison, Greene, Braden Plummer, Anthony Becker.
West Valley..020 000 0—2 7 0
Whitman.....000 002 1—3 5 4
Owen Spendlove and Will Logan. Josh Greene, Cody Inderrieden (6) and Inderrieden, Nick Robison (6).
West Valley hits — Logan, Tanner Hancock 2 (2B), CJ Greene, Ryan Brown, Kade Berry 2 (2B).
Whitman County hits — Joseph Hecker, Brendan Doumit 2, Marcus Hilliard, Braden Plummer.
Eleven rowers honored
Eleven members of the Washington State women’s rowing team were named National Scholar-Athletes by the College Rowing Coaches Association, the organization announced Wednesday.
The honored Cougars were Paige Danielson, Sara Brevick, Linnea Davison, Taija Thompson, Hannah Welzbacker, Isabella Cristelli, Ivy Elling Quaintance, Renee Kemp, Kamila Ondrackova, Emma Barrett and Chloe White.
lling Quaintance (Sidney, British Columbia), Kemp (Te Awamutu, New Zealand) and Ondrackova (Prague, Czech Republic) are all second-time honorees.