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ALL-STARS: Sandpoint 12U, 10U baseball secure big wins

| July 5, 2024 7:45 PM

12U: Sandpoint uses big fourth, fifth innings to defeat St. Maries

HAYDEN — Jake Peak was 2-for-2 with two singles and three RBIs and Sandpoint scored 10 runs between the fourth and fifth innings to take home an 11-1 win over St. Maries in their Idaho District 1 Little League tournament-opener held Friday at Croffoot Park in Hayden.

In the bottom of the first, Mac Peters got the scoring going for Sandpoint with an RBI single to center field. For the first three innings, Kaleb Bogadi held things down on the bump, striking out seven batters and giving up just one hit. Sandpoint eventually got their bats going again in the fourth as Peak capped off a three-run rally with a two-run single to left. In the fifth, Sandpoint finished the job, scoring seven runs — Cruz Oliver, Westin Bostock, and Peak all had RBI singles during the rally.

In relief for Sandpoint, Oliver pitched 1 2/3 no-hit innings, giving up one earned run and two walks while striking out three batters. Eli Franz gave up a hit, but then got the final out in the fifth inning via a strikeout before Sandpoint won by run-rule in the bottom half of the inning.

Sandpoint will face Coeur d’Alene on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.

St. Maries 000 01X — 1 2 2

Sandpoint 100 37X — 11 8 1

Game called in fifth inning due to 10-run rule.

W — Bogadi: 3IP, 1H, 0ER, 0BB, 7K. L — Herzog: 4IP, 3H, 4ER, 5BB, 4K.

HITS: SPT — Peak 2, Oliver 2, Peters 1, Bostock 1, Icardo 1, Ryan 1. SM — C. Harvey 1, Shea 1.

2B — Shea.

RBI: SPT — Peak 3, Bogadi 1, Bostock 1, Peters 1, Oliver 1, Franz 1. SM — Shea 1.

10U: Olsen, Inman, Oliver lead Sandpoint to 10-run victory over Lewiston

HAYDEN — Sawyer Olsen and Isaac Inman had three hits each and Nash Oliver pitched a nearly flawless game on the mound as the Sandpoint 10U All-Stars improved to 2-0 in Idaho District 1 Little League tournament play with a 10–0 win over Lewiston Purple on Friday at Croffoot Park in Hayden.

Sandpoint scored one run each in both the first and second innings — Oliver scored on a passed ball and Inman hit an RBI single to center. In the top of fourth, Olsen and Inman hit RBI singles and Sandpoint scored on two passed balls to put five more runs on the board. In the sixth, Sandpoint extended their lead to 10-0 thanks to an RBI double by Olsen and a Bryant Hansen groundout, which scored a run.

Oliver was excellent again on the mound, fanning 10 batters while allowing just one hit and one walk over 4 1/3 innings of work. Inman took over for Oliver in the fifth and pitched one inning, giving up two hits and striking out two batters. Grady Peak once again retired the final two outs, striking out both of the batters he faced.

Sandpoint will face Lewiston White on Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Sandpoint 110 503 — 10 8 5

Lewiston 000 000 — 0 3 5

W — Oliver: 4.1 IP, 1H, 0ER, 1BB, 10K. L — Stevens: 2 IP, 4H, 0ER, 1BB, 4K.

HITS: SPT — Olsen 3, Inman 3, Macdonald 1, Peak 1. LEW — Stevens 1, Olson 1, Herrman 1.

2B — Olsen 2, Stevens.

RBI: SPT — Olsen 2, Inman 2, Hansen 1. LEW — None.