The Palouse Patriots opened the Palouse Summer Series American Legion baseball tournament with a pair of losses Thursday. First, the Patriots lost to the Columbia Basin River Dogs 11-6 in a game played at Bailey-Brayton Field.

In their second game of the day, the Patriots lost to the Washington Wave at Colfax High by the score of 17-8.

The Patriots were led in their first game by Payton Kallaher’s 2-for-3 showing at the plate, which included a two-run homer and a single. Palouse led early before the River Dogs pulled ahead by a nose in the fourth. Columbia Basin led 8-6 entering the seventh before tacking on three more runs for insurance.

The second game ended by mercy rule in the sixth. In that contest, the Patriots’ Brady Lees went 2-for-3 at the plate while teammate Reece Chadwick led the way with three RBI.

CB River Dogs 010 214 3—11 11 3

Palouse Patriots 200 004 0—6 7 1

Hunter Gibson, Joe Taylor (6) and Jacob Stibal. Cameron Viz, Peter Smith (6), Connor Green (6), Mitch LaVielle (7) and Tristan Wilson.

CB River dogs hits — Gabe Passey 2 (2B), Dex Lingren 2 (2B), Evan McLean 2 (3B), Jacob Stibal 2, Dalton Kenter 3 (3B), Hunter Gibson (2B).

Palouse Patriots hits — Mitch LaVielle, Konner Kinkade, Payton Kallaher 2 (HR), Reece Chadwick, Kelan Becker, Tristan Wilson.

Washington Wave 006 704—17 18 1

Palouse Patriots 022 220—8 6 4

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Libby Loggers 15, Moscow Blue Devils 7

LIBBY, Mont. — The traveling Moscow Blue Devils started strong but fell to a Libby Loggers rally in their opening contest at the Libby Big Bucks Tournament.

Moscow (10-6) was out in front early with a six-run second inning before Libby struck back with three apiece in the third and fourth and nine in the fifth to flip the contest on its head.

Marcus Delusa and CJ Anderson logged two hits apiece for the Blue Devils.

“That was really kind of the bright spot,” Moscow coach Stan Mattoon said. “After that we struggled.”

The Blue Devils continue pool play with a game against the Mission Valley Mariners today at 11:30 a.m.

“We’re all right,” said Mattoon. “We’ve just got to bounce back.“

Moscow 061 00— 7 9 4

Libby 003 39—15 5 3

Mack Hagenbaugh, Ryan Delusa (1), Peyton Waters (2), Kyle Lynas (3) and CJ Anderson. Caden Williams, Jeff Offenbecher (3), Shayne Walker (3) and Quade Anderson, Trey Thomspon (3).

Moscow hits — Marcus Delusa 2, Chad Redinger, CJ Anderson 2, Billy Adams, Barrett Abendroth (2B), Peyton Waters, Kyle Lynas (2B).

Libby hits — Landon Haddock, Tripp Zhang, Jeff Offenbecher 2 (2B), Quade Anderson (2B).

Post Falls 9-4, Whitman County Cougars 5-8

OAKESDALE — The Whitman County Cougars rebounded from a Game 1 defeat to split a doubleheader with Post Falls.

The scores were 9-5 for Post Falls and 8-4 for Whitman County.

The Cougars improved both at bat and from the mound in Game 2, with Josh Greene and Nick Robison each delivering three Whitman County base hits while pitchers Joseph Bendel, Cody Interrieden and Anthony Becker combined to hold Post Falls scoreless over the last five frames.

“We got a really good start from Joseph Bendel, a 13-year-old making his first start for a legion team,” said Cougars coach Pat Doumit, whose team improved to 7-4 on the season. “He really settled down after those first two innings. Cody was very good out of the bullpen in both games.”

FIRST GAME

Post Falls 020 403 0—9 8 1

Whitman County 101 000 3—5 2 2

Jason Clark, Timmy Barker (7) and Clayton Loe. Gavin Shrope, Marcus Hilliard (3), Josh Greene (5), Cody Inderrieden (7) and Anthony Becker.

Post Falls hits — Clark 2, Jacob Dumas 2 (2B), Jared Port 2 (HR), Justin Ricks, Loe (2B).

Whitman County hits — Nick Robison (3B), Elliott Lee.

SECOND GAME

Post Falls 220 000 0—4 7 1

Whitman County 230 201 x—8 7 2

Justin Ricks, Dylan Rimes (3) and Clayton Loe. Joseph Bendel, Cody Inderrieden (5), Elliott Lee (7) and Anthony Becker.

Post Falls hits — Cole Dumas 2, Ricks 2 (2B), Rimes 2, Jake Barker.

Whitman County hits — Josh Greene 3 (2B, 3B), Nick Robison 3 (2B), Anthony Becker.

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