(By Geno Ludwig/Chewelah Independent)
10U finished second in their division, 12U finished out the tournament with four wins…
The Chewelah Cougars scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning and finished the Jim Marshall Inspirational Tournament in Colville with an 8-5 win over Castlegar to place fifth in the 12U division.
Kruz Katzer’s bases loaded triple provided the decisive punch for Chewelah, batting in three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
The game went into extra innings when the score was tied at three runs apiece at the end of regulation play.
Wyatt Acord gave Chewelah a go-ahead run when he scored from third base on a passed ball, giving the Cougars a 4-3 lead. Chewelah then loaded the bases as Tommy Kirry singled, Zach Bowman was hit by a pitch, and Clay Jeanneret was walked.
Katzer’s triple into leftfield emptied all bases, and he continued home on an out-of-play overthrow to lift the Cougars to an 8-3 lead.
Castlegar answered with two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning, but Chewelah held on for the win.
Katzer led Chewelah at the plate with a double, a triple, and five runs batted in. Bowman and Acord each had doubles with one run batted in a piece. Acord had a single as well. Jeanneret tripled, and Tapia and Kirry both singled. Scoring for the Cougars were Bowman, Jeanneret, Katzer, Tapia, Acord and Blain, each with 1; and Kirry with 2. Jeanneret earned the win on the mound, coming in to throw the seventh inning.
This tournament officially ended Chewelah’s Little League baseball season. More