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Districts Game One: Softball sees one hit

| May 11, 2023 1:00 AM

Timberlake 10

Bonners Ferry 0

SPIRIT LAKE — Casey Whaley pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts and two walks as the top-seeded Tigers beat the second-seeded Badgers in Game 1 of a best-of-3 series for the 3A District 1 title and the district’s lone berth to state.

The Badgers were behind by two runs in the fourth, but then faced a barrage of hits as Timberlake scored eight additional runs in the final innings.

Game 2 is Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Timberlake High School.

“Casey pitched well,” said Timberlake coach Casi Lupinacci. “We had a hard time hitting in the first couple innings, but we finally got it together. Once we settled down, we did OK.”

Ashley Grantham singled in the game-ending run with one out in the sixth for Timberlake (14-7), which led just 2-0 after four innings. Jesi Kitchin and Topanga Rojas had two hits each for the Tigers.

Jaydin Falck had the lone hit for Bonners Ferry (3-15), a one-out single in the fourth.

Bonners Ferry 000 000 — 0 1 2

Timberlake 001 144 — 10 7 2

Game called in 6th inning due to 10-run rule.

Taylor Sumpter and Ava Frederickson; Casey Whaley and Logan Walsh.

HITS: BF — Falck. TL — Dykes, Kitchin 2, Walsh, Grantham, Rojas 2.

Game 2 for the 3A District 1 title will appear in next week's Herald and online early due to print deadline.