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PREP ROUNDUP: Williams throws complete game two-hitter as Sandpoint splits twinbill with Bonners Ferry

by MAX OSWALD
Sports Reporter | March 28, 2024 9:15 PM

BASEBALL

BONNERS FERRY — Sandpoint’s Dallen Williams was near perfect in Game 1 as the Bulldogs split a pair of games with Bonners Ferry at Badger Field Thursday night.

In Game 1, Sandpoint scored three runs in the top of the seventh to put the game out of reach, eventually winning 5-1 after Williams retired the side in the final frame. The sophomore went seven innings on the mound, giving up just two hits and no earned runs while striking out five batters.

Sophomore Soren Caprio and junior Drew Lehman both had RBI singles and two hits each in the win. Sophomores Mason Little and Sage Medeiros also put together multi-hit efforts to help lift the Bulldogs to victory.

In Game 2, the Bulldogs got on the board early, leading 6-0 after three innings thanks to a second inning rally where both Williams and Lehman hit RBI singles. However, Bonners Ferry put up five runs in the fifth to tie the game, and then added on one more run in the sixth to take the lead. Thomas Bateman pitched a 1-2-3 top of the seventh inning to give the Badgers the victory. Bateman pitched three innings in relief and gave up just one lone hit.

Sandpoint’s Drew Lehman recorded two more singles in the Bulldogs’ Game 2 loss. On the day, he finished 4-for-8 with four singles and two RBIs. Caprio also notched another single in Game 2, putting him at 3-for-5 with three singles on the day. Little was 3-for-6 with two singles and a double.

Sandpoint (3-4) will host Lake City on Tuesday, April 9 for a doubleheader.

GAME ONE

Sandpoint 100 010 3 – 5 9 2

Bonners Ferry 100 000 0 – 1 2 4

W – Williams. L – Tr. Bateman.

HITS: SPT – Little 2, Lehman 2, Caprio 2, Medeiros 2, Johnson 1. BF – Th. Bateman 2.

2B – Little.

RBI: SPT – Caprio 1, Williams 1, Lehman 1. BF – None.

SB: SPT – Lehman, Johnson. BF – Th. Bateman.

GAME TWO

Sandpoint 141 000 0 – 6 5 1

Bonners Ferry 000 151 X – 7 8 5

W – Tho. Bateman. L – Medeiros.

HITS: SPT – Lehman 2, Williams 1, Caprio 1, Little 1. BF – Th. Bateman 2, Tr. Bateman 2, Fess 2, Smith 1, Woods 1.

2B – Th. Bateman 1.

RBI: SPT – Williams 3, Day 1, Lehman 1, Medeiros 1. BF – Woods 2.

SB: SPT – Little 1, Medeiros 1. BF – Fess 1.

TENNIS

Thursday’s match between Sandpoint and Moscow was postponed due to inclement weather and will be rescheduled at a later date. The Bulldogs were winning in all of their matches until a hail storm hit Moscow.

Sandpoint is set to host Lakeland on Thursday, April 9 at Travers Park.

TRACK & FIELD

Devin McDaniel breaks school record in pole vault

SPOKANE – Sanpoint’s Devin McDaniel broke the Sandpoint High pole vault record with a mark of 11 feet and 6 inches at the Wildcat Spring Invite hosted by Mt. Spokane High on Thursday. Full results were not available before deadline and will be reported on, along with a recap, in Saturday’s paper.