Spokane Takes Three Of Four Over BC Baseball

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Host Spokane won a four game series over visiting Bellevue this past weekend, sweeping the Bulldogs on Sat. Mar. 16 by scores of 7-1 and 12-10 before splitting on Sunday by scores of 3-1 and 7-4.

In the opener, Spokane got to Bellevue starting pitcher R’Mani Adams early, plating three runs on two hits, an error, and a wild pitch. The hot start by Spokane was all they would need as the offense generated only one run on four hits in the game. The Sasquatch would push across four more runs off reliever Chase Archibald for the uncontested win.

In the nightcap, the ‘dogs battled and were more productive offensively with seven hitters in the lineup garnering hits as Bellevue outhit Spokane 10 to eight, but BC’s bullpen ran out of steam, surrendering seven runs in the latter half of the game to secure the sweep for the day for Spokane. Brandon McKinley had two hits and two RBI’s to lead Bellevue. Tyson Schertenleib homered for Bellevue.

On Sunday, Bellevue won a gutsy extra inning 3-1 game in a pitchers’ duel between the two aces for both squads as Micah Hagler matched Spokane’s Evan Hamberger through nine innings of shutout ball. With the international tie-breaker rule with a runner starting on second base in effect, both clubs plated a run to take the game to 11 innings in which Bellevue pushed across two runs on a Schertenleib single and two balks by Spokane relief pitcher Aidan Aitken. Gibby Marshall-Inman sealed the win on the mound with clutch relief pitching in extra innings.

In the series finale, Spokane’s bats were too much to handle as the Sasquatch put up five in the first four innings to win with early game control in similar fashion to the series opener. Bryan Sfanos was two-for-four at the plate.

The Bulldogs are 7-12-1 after pre-season and open up North Region play at Shoreline this Sat. Mar. 24. First pitch will be at noon at Meridian Park in north Seattle.

Last Updated March 19, 2024