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SOFTBALL: Badgers end season, Timberlake nabs fifth straight district title

| May 10, 2024 11:00 AM

SPIRIT LAKE — Acacia Pecor struck out 10, walked one and pitched a two-hitter, and the top-seeded Timberlake Tigers beat the second-seeded Bonners Ferry Badgers 12-2 in six innings on Thursday to sweep their best-of-3 series for the 3A District 1 title.

Timberlake won its fifth straight district title, and 17th district title since 2000.

Reese Allaway had two hits and drove in three runs for Timberlake (14-8), which advances to state May 16-18 at the Moscow School District Community Playfields.

Bonners Ferry finished 4-15.

Alillah Dykes delivered a two-run single as Timberlake took a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning. Allaway singled in a pair of runs in the third as the Tigers went up 6-0. 

Allaway’s single in the sixth inning scored Casey Whaley to end the game on the 10-run rule.

“Acacia pitched a great game today for us,” Timberlake coach Casi Lupinacci said. “We did a good job of stringing together hits and creating chaos on the base paths. If we can continue to play this well we will make a run at the (state) tournament.”

Whaley and Marissa Needs each scored three runs for Timberlake.

Bonners Ferry    000    200    —    2    2    7

Timberlake    033    321    —    12    8    1

Taylor Sumpter, Jodee Curtis (6) and Ava Frederickson, Rebekah McBride (x); Acacia Pecor and Logan Walsh.

HITS: BF — A. Frederickson, K. Sumpter. TL — Dykes 2, Kitchin, Walsh, Whaley, Cameron, Allaway 2. 2B — Ava Frederickson, Kitchin, Walsh.