(STAFF REPORTS/Chewelah Independent)
Jay Link picks up win on the mound…
Selkirk hosted two against the Cusick Panthers Wednesday and came away with two more in the win column, beating Cusick 14-9 and 12-1.
In the first game, the Rangers used a big fifth inning to turn a one-run lead into a route, and Selkirk pitching did just enough to hold off the Panthers.
Jay Link got the start, and the win, on the mound for Selkirk, and other than a rough go in the third when he gave up four runs, held Cusick at bay. Rangers hitters punded out 13 hits, including six for extra bases. Link had a pair of doubles, Andreas Hejselbaek had a triple, and Luke Couch added two homeruns, one a grand slam, while knocking in six runs.
Link was the player of the game in the second game of the day, knocking in eight RBIs off of a triple and two homeruns to lead a 12-hit, 12-run barrage by the Rangers batters.
Selkirk (6-3, 4-3) got off to an early 3-0 lead in the first inning and kept tacking on more runs throughout, while starting pitcher Ryan Zimmerman kept the Panthers (0-4) from scoring until the fourth inning, giving up just a lone run in his outting for the win.
The Rangers will next host Hunters for two on April 13 beginning at 12 p.m.
Late rally gets Lakeside the win
Daniel Mahowald hit a single in the sixth inning to score two runs that helped the Lakeside Eagles earn a come-from-behind win over the Riverside Rams 4-3.
Riverside got on the board first with a run in the bottom of the first inning and added another in the fifth off Mahowald, who got the start on the mound for Lakeside (1-2, 1-1). However, Mahowald and the Eagles offense woke up in the sixth, rallying to score all four runs in their half of the sixth off of Rams (4-3, 2-2) pitcher Hunter Kranches to pick up their first win on the season.
Lakeside will next take on Colville at home April 12 at 4:30 p.m.