LIBBY, Mont. — The Moscow Blue Devils rallied late with a seven-run fifth inning to edge out the Mission Valley Mariners 8-7 at the Libby Big Bucks Tournament.
The Blue Devils were scoreless and had not recorded a single hit as they trailed 6-0 through the first four-and-a-half innings of play. All four Moscow base hits came in that fifth inning, with C.J. Anderson and Hayden Thompson doubling back-to-back before Peyton Waters and Kyle Lynas singled.
The Blue Devils improved to 11-6 on the season and 1-1 thus far in their Libby Big Bucks campaign.
Mission Valley 011 311—7 7 0
Moscow 000 071—8 4 3
Espn Fisher, Xavier Fisher (1), Dylan Davis (5) and Izyk Gillingham. Dalton Conway, Mack Hagenbaugh (2), Hayden Thomson (3), Ryan Delusa (7) and CJ Anderson.
Mission Valley hits — Dylan Davis, Eric Dolence, Trevor Lake (2B), Dawson Dumont, Izyk Gillingham, Gabe Mergenthaler, Corbin Davis.
Moscow hits — CJ Anderson (2B), Hayden Thompson (2B), Peyton Waters, Kyle Lynas.
Rock Creek Waves 7, Palouse Patriots 6
A Rock Creek Waves rally upended the Palouse Patriots in the Palouse Summer Series pool play at Pullman High’s Martin J. Quann Field.
The Patriots led 6-1 through the top of the fifth inning, but a five-run showing from the Waves tied things up at 6-6 before Rock Creek mustered a winning run in the seventh.
Palouse 103 020 0—6 9 1
Rock Creek 100 050 1—7 8 0
Konner Kinkade, Carson Coulter (1), Kelan Becker (6) and Tristan Wilson. Jake Norris, Ethan Fleichschmidt (4) and Colton Willson.
Palouse hits — Kinkade (2B), Nate Akesson, Payton Kallaher 2 (2 2B), Mitch LaVielle 2 (2B), Reece Chadwick (2B), Jackson Horner 2.
Rock Creek hits — Kyler Gerber (2B), Colton Willson 2 (2B, 3B), Mason Persons, Louie Albrecht, Kyle Spencer (2B), Bryce Cider, Nick Morgan.
Cougars break even
EAST WENATCHEE — The Whitman County Cougars split a pair of nonleague games on the road, falling 7-5 to Eastmont before bouncing back with an 18-7 victory over Wenatchee.
Josh Greene had three base hits including a double in the second game.
“It’s a long ways to get up here but definitely worth it,” said Whitman County coach Pat Doumit, whose team is now 8-5 on the season. “Good competition, beautiful venue, nice to win the second one.”
000 320—5 5 1
021 22x—7 7 1
Nick Strenge, Nick Robison (5) and Cody Inderrieden. Kollin Babst, Tyson Miller (4) and Jeff Lowrie.
Whitman County hits — Josh Greene, Brendan Doumit, Strenge 2 (2B), Dreewes.
Eastmont hits — Miller 2 (2B), Lowry, Babst, Mikey Vincent, Gunnar Dierichs (2B), Graydon Snow.
180 018—18 14 3
102 301— 7 5 4
Harisen Spoonemore, Braden Plummer (4), Anthony Becker (6) and Nick Robison. Kellan Cox, Cade Dennison (2), EJ Villanueva (6), Levi Moses (6) and Evan Braxton.
Whitman County hits — Josh Greene 3 (2B), Robison 2, Brendan Doumit 2, Tyler Elbracht 3, Marcus Hilliard, Becker, Plummer, Inderrieden.
Wenatchee hits — Cox, Dennison, Sparks, Villanueva, Quinn McKay (2B).