BONNERS FERRY Another slow start for Sandpoint, coupled with a strong performance by Bonners Ferry pitcher Kadi Bateman, led the Badgers to an 11-4 win over the Bulldogs in nonleague softball Thursday, March 29, in Bonners Ferry.
The Bulldogs (1-5) were once again plagued by a slow start, as the Badgers (4-0) plated six first inning runs, which would be more than enough for Bateman, who struck out 10 in a complete game four hitter.
Bonners Ferry 11, Sandpoint 4
Sandpoint 102 001 0 4 4 7
Bonners Ferry 622 001 x 11 14 3
Audrey Mattila, Bri Baldree (2) and Ember Dewey. W Kadi Bateman. L Mattila (0-1).
HITS: Spt Barlow, Dewey, Baldree, Davis. 2B Baldree.
On Saturday, March 31, the Badgers swept a nonconference doubleheader with Riverdale.
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In the opener, Kadi Bateman struck out 17 over seven innings and the Badgers beat the Rams 12-0. Kassy Skeen went 2-for-3 with 2 home runs and three RBI for Bonners Ferry.
The Badgers also won game two as Kadi Bateman went 3-for-4 with a triple and three runs and the Badgers beat the Rams 7-3. Jorryn Bennett went 3-for-3 with two RBIs for Bonners Ferry.
Game 1: Bonners Ferry 12, Riverside -0 (5)
Bonners Ferry 182 01 12
Riverside 000 00 0
Bateman and Liermann; Manning and Ericksen. W Bateman. L Manning.
HITS Bonners Ferry: Skeen 2, Bennett, Liermann, Jackson, Dodge, Villelli 2. Riverside:Munyon, Dickerson, Ericksen. 2B Jackson. 3B Villelli. HR Skeen 2.
Game 2: Bonners Ferry 7, Riverside 3
Bonners Ferry 100 012 3 7
Riverside 000 000 3 3
Bennett and Liermann; Manning and Ericksen. W Bennett. L Manning.
HITS Bonners Ferry: Skeen, Bateman 3, Bennett 3, Watt, Liermann, Jackson, Dodge, English. Riverside: Lamb. 3B Bateman, Jackson, Skeen.