Comets’ Avery is sixth in heptathlon
TACOMA — Nicole Avery of the Comets Track Club finished sixth of seven competitors Friday after the second segment of the girls’ heptathlon in the 15-16 age group at the Region 13 Junior Olympics track meet at Mount Tahoma High.
Avery, an incoming sophomore at Pullman High, finished first in the javelin with a personal-record throw of 95 feet, 3 inches, and also took fourth in the long jump (14-6) and sixth in the 800-meter (3 minutes, 15.27 seconds).
Her overall score for the heptathlon was 2,483.
“That was very nice,” Comets coach Mike Hinz said of Avery’s winning throw in the javelin. “And there’s some technical corrections she can make, so we’re going to shoot for 100 feet when she does the javelin event (on its own) on Sunday.”
Patriots split a pair at the Wood Bat Classic in Coeur d’Alene
COEUR d’ALENE — The Palouse Patriots split a pair of baseball contests at the Wood Bat Classic on Friday, beating the NW Premier 8-7 in a morning contest before losing to the Babe Ruth Calgary Blue 11-3. Both games were at Lake City High.
The Patriots got 10 hits in their first game, with Tristan Wilson leading the way with three and Nate Akesson and Reece Chadwick adding two apiece. All three had two RBI and Chadwick had a homer and a double. Wilson had two doubles.
In the second game, the Patriots’ Payton Kallaher led the way with two hits, one a double. The score was tied entering the bottom of the second when the squad from Canada scored three runs to seize control.
When the tournament continues today, the Patriots will face the Ridge Meadow Royals at 8 a.m. before taking on the Spokane Expos at 1 p.m., both those games at Lake City High.
10 spot helps Cougars shanghai Pirates
SPOKANE — The Whitman County Cougars trailed entering the third before putting up a 10-run frame to take control. The Cougars went on to win their league contest against the Rogers Pirates by mercy rule in the sixth.
Nick Strenge and Brendan Doumit had three RBI apiece for the Cougars (18-7-1, 10-1), who also got two RBI from Nick Robison.
In the Cougars’ 10-run third inning, Doumit had a two-run single to tie the game before Marcus Hilliard doubled for the go-ahead score.
The Cougars were just getting started. Two batters later, Robison had an RBI double before teammate Cody Inderrieden notched a run-scoring single for the visitors.
“Those were big knocks in that inning,” Cougars coach Pat Doumit said. “It got going in a hurry.”