Softball beats Post Falls with fourth inning rally, loses in districts to Bonners Ferry 13-3

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  • (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Morgan DeMent has been the Spartans’ big bat and intimidated pitchers all year.

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    (Photo courtesy JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY) Elizabeth Downs had the hot bat against Bonners Ferry in district tournament play May 8, getting nearly half of Priest River’s seven hits.

  • (Photo by JUDD WILSON) Morgan DeMent has been the Spartans’ big bat and intimidated pitchers all year.

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    (Photo courtesy JASON DUCHOW PHOTOGRAPHY) Elizabeth Downs had the hot bat against Bonners Ferry in district tournament play May 8, getting nearly half of Priest River’s seven hits.

POST FALLS — The Priest River softball team split an away doubleheader with the Post Falls junior varsity team May 4, winning the first game 9-7 but losing the second, 15-10. In the first game, starting pitcher Tawny Nichols pitched 3.1 innings, giving up five runs, three hits, and earning one strikeout. Rachel Akre earned the win for the Spartans in 3.2 innings on the mound with five strikeouts, zero walks, and giving up two runs and two hits. The Spartans had been blanked until the fifth inning when they exploded with nine runs, punctuated by Jesi Huntley’s triple worth three RBIs.

Akre and Natalie Randolph pitched for Priest River in the second half of the doubleheader. Akre pitched 2.2 innings, allowing seven runs, seven hits, one walk, and getting two strikeouts. Randolph started for Priest River and gave up eight runs, seven hits and struck out two in 3.1 innings.

The Spartans lost a lopsided 11-1 regular season contest at Bonners Ferry May 2 and a 13-3 district tournament game at Bonners Ferry May 8. Huntley had three RBIs, and Elizabeth Downs had three hits in the first round of district tournament play May 8. Akre hit a double, and Morgan DeMent and Taia Butler each hit a single. Akre pitched four innings for the Spartans, giving up 13 runs, six hits, and striking out three. Bonners Ferry’s big nine-run third inning came amidst a plethora of Priest River errors.

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