Ryder Robison and Zarren Nelson had Chewelah’s only hits last Tuesday afternoon when the Cougars ended their regular season with a 10-1 loss to league champion Freeman.
It was the final home game for pitcher Jonah Krausz and Ahron Wuesthoff, who were honored at Senior Day at the Barbour Complex.
The two seniors also teamed up to score Chewelah’s lone run on Tuesday. Krausz’s sacrifice fly scored Wuesthoff from third base in the sixth inning. Unfortunately, neither Robison nor Nelson was batted in.
Krausz and Wuesthoff will now lead the Cougars into postseason play in the opening round of the District 7 Tournament. They faced Lakeside on Tuesday, May 10. The winner advances to play at Medical Lake the following day.
For the loser, the season comes to a close.
The Cougars played two of their best games of the season against Lakeside earlier in the league schedule. Although they lost both encounters, they are hopeful for a win going into this week’s action.
Desmond Parisotto, the son of former Chewelah softball coach Brian Parisotto, notched the pitching win against the Cougars.
He allowed Wuesthoff’s one run and the two hits by Robison and Nelson.
Coach Parisotto is now the athletic director at Freeman. He took the time to chat with former Cougar players and friends during the game.
By Geno Ludwig/The Independent Staff