SPOKANE — Garret Bowen’s RBI single in the ninth-inning gave Grays Harbor College its first baseball win over Spokane Falls in 13 years, 4-3, in the first game of a non-league doubleheader Saturday at Spokane.
Spokane Falls won the nightcap, 7-4.
The Chokers rallied from a 3-0 deficit to forge a 3-3 tie entering the ninth inning of the opening game.
Tyler Hiles singled with two outs in the ninth and advanced to second when Jordan Churchill reached on an error. Bowen then delivered the game-winning hit.
Grays Harbor’s Ryan Snyder, who went the distance on the mound, worked a scoreless bottom of the ninth to secure the victory.
“Snyder pitched a great game,” Choker coach Curtis Eccles said. “He was able to locate his pitches and get ahead of the count on a lot of the hitters. That was key.
“We hit the ball even more than the hits indicated,” Eccles said of his club’s 10-hit total. “We hit a lot at them.”
The Sasquatch scored four unearned runs in the first inning to take command in the nightcap.
Kyle Weiler hit a solo home run in the third inning for Grays Harbor (2-13).
The same two teams will collide in another doubleheader today.
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Snyder and Alexander; Lumas, Smith (7) and Henry.
RBI: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Wheeler, Bowen. Spokane Falls — Naearaku, Bolen. Two hits: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Hiles, Bowen. Spokane Falls — Nyquist, Henry. Triples: Grays Harbor — Weiler. Doubles: Spokane Falls — Henry.
Winning pitcher — Snyder (four strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Smith (one strikeout, one walk).
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Johanson, Rubin (5) and Schlesser; Franklin, Phelps (6) and Henry.
RBI: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Wheeler, Churchill, Bowen. Spokane Falls — Henry 2, Gonzalez, Anderson. Three hits: Spokane Falls — Peterson, Gonzalez. Two hits: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Wheeler, Churchill. Spokane Falls — Bayetheson, LaHorita. Home run: Grays Harbor — Weiler. Doubles: Grays Harbor — Wheeler, Churchill. Spokane Falls — Gonzalez, Bayetheson.
Winning pitcher — Franklin (four strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Johanson (one strikeout, two walks).
AMANDA PARK — Class 1A Forks spoiled Lake Quinault’s long-delayed season debut by sweeping the Elks, 16-0 and 16-1, in a non-league doubleheader Saturday at Amanda Park.
The Elks (0-2) had six previous games postponed due to rain and wet grounds. The Spartans outhit Quinault, 21-6, while the Elks committed 15 errors in seven innings.
“Having a month before getting on the field to play a game definitely had an effect on the girls,” Lake Quinault coach Darwin Sharrah said. “But in the first game, we actually made contact with the ball really well.”
Hannah Allen doubled twice for Quinault in the opener, while Tonya Mullins had both Elk hits in the nightcap.
Halle Palmer hit a three-run homer for Forks in the first game.
The Elks are attempting to sort out a heavy backlog of makeup games. They are scheduled to visit Ocosta on Wednesday.
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Brock and Paul; Blackburn and Kelly.
RBI: Forks — Paul 3, Brock, Collins 2, Palmer 3, Price 2. Two hits: Forks — Paul, Price. Lake Quinault — Allen. Home runs: Forks — Palmer. Doubles: Forks — Paul, Collins, Price. Doubles: Lake Quinault — Allen 2.
Winning pitcher — Brock (walked three; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Blackburn (walked eight; struck out none).
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Adams and Paul; Neeland and Rushing.
RBI: Forks — Palmer, Henderson 2, Brock, Paul, Adams 2, Shaw. Two hits: Forks — Palmer, Henderson. Lake Quinault — Mullins. Doubles: Forks — Jacoby 2, Palmer.
Winning pitcher — Adams (walked four; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Neeland (walked six; struck out none).