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ALL-STARS: Sandpoint 12U, 10U baseball both fall in hard-fought contests

by MAX OSWALD
Sports Reporter | July 6, 2024 7:25 PM

12U: Coeur d'Alene rallies late to take win over Sandpoint

HAYDEN — Kaleb Bogadi hit an RBI single, Weston Bostock an RBI double in the fourth inning to get Sandpoint within one run, but Coeur d’Alene rallied to take a 10-3 victory during Saturday’s Idaho District 1 Little League tournament game held at Croffoot Field in Hayden.

Brady Yarbrough had six strikeouts over 4 2/3 innings on the mound and led Sandpoint’s 3-run fourth inning rally after reaching an error, which scored a run.

Sandpoint will face Hayden in the tournament’s losers' bracket on Sunday at 12:30 p.m.

Coeur d’Alene 202 033 — 10 13 2

Sandpoint 000 300 — 3 3 6

W — Haley: 4.2 IP, 3H, 0ER, 4BB, 5K. L — Yarbrough: 4.2IP, 11H, 4ER, 0BB, 6K.

HITS: SPT — Peters 1, Bogadi 1, Bostock 1. CDA — Odenthal 3, Munoz 3, Stach 2, Haley 2, Ackerman 2, Williams 1.

2B — Odenthal, Ackerman, Bostock.

RBI: SPT — Bogadi 1, Bostock 1, Peters 1. CDA — Odenthal 2, Ackerman 2, Haley 1, Stach 1.

10U: Peak, Albertson knock multiple hits in 1-run loss to Lewiston White

HAYDEN — Grady Peak and Nash Albertson both had two hits, but Sandpoint fell just short of Lewiston White 4-3 during Saturday’s Idaho District 1 Little League tournament game held at Croffoot Field in Hayden.

After giving up a run in the top of first, Lane Raykowski hit a two-run single to left field to put Sandpoint in front in the bottom half of the inning. With the game tied 2-2 in the third, Rowin Macdonald put Sandpoint back in front with an RBI single to center. In the fourth, Reed Pierce hit an RBI double and later scored on a passed ball, which ended up being the final run of the game to give Lewiston the 4-3 advantage.

Sandpoint’s Grady Peak started off the game on the mound, giving up three hits, three earned runs and four walks while striking out six batters over four innings of work. Bryant Hansen threw two no-hit innings in relief, giving up just two walks and striking out four batters.

Sandpoint will head to the tournament’s losers' bracket, where they will face off against either CDA Blue or Post Falls on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

Lewiston (White) 110 200 — 4 3 1

Sandpoint 201 000 — 3 9 1

W — Kress: 3IP, 2H, 1ER, 4BB, 7K. L — Peak: 4IP, 3H, 3ER, 4BB, 6K.

HITS: SPT — Albertson 2, Peak 2, Macdonald 1, Olsen 1, Raykowski 1, Hansen 1, Inman 1. LEW — Kress 1, Pierce 1, Rogers 1.

2B — Pierce, Olsen.

RBI: SPT — Macdonald 1. LEW — Pierce 1, Rogers 1, Turner 1.

    Kellan Larson, left, of Coeur d'Alene and Eli Franz of Sandpoint look to the umpire for the call as Larson tried to score in a Little League (12U) District 1 tournament game Saturday at Croffoot Park in Hayden.