After long wait, Spartans open 2017 campaign with 12-1 home loss to Bulldogs

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  • (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Rachel Akre did double-duty as a pitcher and with a big bat against Sandpoint March 21.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Elizabeth Downs laid down a bunt and raced to beat the throw to first base against Sandpoint March 21.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Elizabeth Downs laid down a bunt and successfully beat the throw to first base during Priest River’s matchup against Sandpoint March 21.

  • (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Rachel Akre did double-duty as a pitcher and with a big bat against Sandpoint March 21.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Elizabeth Downs laid down a bunt and raced to beat the throw to first base against Sandpoint March 21.

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    (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Elizabeth Downs laid down a bunt and successfully beat the throw to first base during Priest River’s matchup against Sandpoint March 21.

PRIEST RIVER — The opening day jitters are now behind the Priest River Lamanna High School softball team. After multiple rainouts and limited practice time, their first time on the field against an opponent is in the books with a 12-1 loss to the visiting Sandpoint Bulldogs here March 21. The team committed nine errors on the game.

Head coach Rob DeMent said, “The errors were really the difference in the game. Rachel Akre pitched extremely well, giving up 2 earned runs, with only 1 walk, and 5 strikeouts. We were able to execute some small ball very well to manufacture the run we got. We knew they had a really good pitcher, and it would be tough to get to her. Rachel pitched the game we needed, we just didn’t play good defense behind her.”

The Bulldogs attacked early and kept up their offense throughout the game, scoring in four of the game’s seven innings. The Spartans scored their lone run in the third inning, with the RBI going to Tawny Nichols. Akre and Elizabeth Downs each earned a base hit.

The team was rained out again last Friday when its matchup against Riverside had to be cancelled.

DeMent added, “We’ll go back to work and prepare for another good team, when we go to Cheney on Tuesday.”

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