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Patriots split with North Stars after tough run in the S series


June 28, 2018

After a tough run in the Palouse Summer Series with three defeats over the weekend, the Pullman Patriots returned to league play Tuesday night to split a doubleheader with the North Stars from Mead at Shadle Park. The Pats took the first game 8-5 with a three-run charge in the extra eighth inning, then lost the second game 8-9 after falling short with a rally in the sixth inning.

The split left the Pats 4-4 in league play

Parker Huber of Colfax started in the first game and Connor Parrish pitched the last four. Huber allowed six hits and walked five.

Parrish also allowed three hits, fanned one Stars batter and was credited with the win which was bailed out in the eighth inning.

After locking in a 1-1 tie in the first inning, the Stars took a lead with two runs in the second frame. The scored locked at 5-5 when the Patriots scored twice in the sixth. Neither team scored in the seventh, but the Pats claimed the win with three in the top of the eighth.

The Patriots totaled nine hits with Zane Wilson rapping a double and a single and Konner Kincade rapping a double.

The Stars were charted for five errors over the eight-inning game.

In the second game, the Stars booked a 6-2 lead after two innings. The Patriots scored three in the fifth and three more in sixth, not enough to stop the 9-8 win for the Stars, who picked up one run in each of three innings.

The Patriots actually out-hit the Stars 9-8. Grady Benton had three hits with two RBI singles. Reece Chadwick of Colfax doubled and singled.

The Patriots used four pitchers in the game with Cal Gregory battered for six runs, four of them earned, in the first two innings. He allowed four hits and four walks. Kyle Appel allowed one hit over two innings, Kelan Becker allowed two hits over the next two, and Kincade finished.

The Patriots sustained three defeats over the weekend to wrap up a four-game run in the Pullman Summer Series.

Saturday they bowed 4-11 to Prospect United from the Seattle area. The Pats scored all four of their runs in the third inning, but Prospect took the lead with a five-run breakout in the fifth inning and added five more in the last two frames.

Reese Chadwick of Colton pitched into the fifth inning, and Connor Parrish and Chase Hayton finished.

Zane Wilson had a two-run double for the Pats for the big hit in the fourth inning. Prospect totaled 14 hits.

Friday afternoon at Colfax the Pats sustained a 5-7 loss to Southridge of Kennewick. The Pats again staked a 4-0 lead, but the Kennewick team tied it at 4-4 in the fourth. Each team scored one in the sixth inning before Southridge scored two in the top of the seventh to decide it.

The Pats out-hit Southridge 9-6.

Gregory had a double and two singles to lead the hitting. Parker Huber rapped a two-run double in the first inning when the Pats took a 3-0 lead.

Payton Kallaher allowed three hits when Southridge took the lead in the fourth inning. Kyle Appel and Kincade also pitched for Pullman.

Friday night in a late game at WSU’s Bailey-Brayton Field, the Pats sustained a 3-11 loss to the Dodgers from Spokane. The Dodgers totaled 12 hits in the game which saw the Patriots use four pitchers.

Appel singled and doubled, and Kincade rapped a pair of singles, one of them for two RBIs.

Pullman last Thursday took a 9-8 win over the Athletics with a three-run charge in the bottom of the sixth inning in the summer series.

Huber and Parrish pitched the win.

The score was tied at 3-3 after three innings, and the Athletics took a lead when they scored two runs in the top of the sixth, but the Patriots came back to score three runs in the bottom of the inning for the one-run lead which they held while the Athletics had one more chance at the plate.

The Patriots are scheduled to play a series game at 1:30 today at WSU’s Bailey-Brayton Field.


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