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Posse wins 3rd AA state ticket


July 26, 2018 | View PDF

Pullman Posse blanked Gonzaga Prep 5-0 Sunday with Carson Coulter allowing four hits to nail down a third seed entry to the state AA Legion tournament. This will be the third straight entry for the local club in the state AA Legion final show which will start Saturday in Spokane.

Posse batters totaled 10 hits in the last district tournament game at Spokane. They scored two runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth to take control.

Gonzaga qualified as the number-four team from Spokane after their last day loss to Posse.

Posse rolled into Sunday’s state seeding game after clobbering Colville 13-1 Saturday in a loser-out game at A.K. Jackson Field in Spokane. Posse stacked up a 12-0 lead in the first two innings while Coulter allowed just one hit to the north end club.

Posse batters had a total of 10 hits. Eric Akesson, Kayden Carpenter and Oak Held each had two RBIs in the game which shut down after five innings.

Colville finished with four hits.

The two wins for Posse over the weekend came after they dropped into the consolation bracket of the tourney with a 4-6 loss to Mt. Spokane in the Friday round on Mt. Spokane’s field.

Mt. Spokane batters had 11 hits in the game. They posted three runs in the first inning and managed to keep Posse from scoring until the locals scored three in the fifth to get within a run of the hosts.

Posse had just four hits in the game. Mitch LaVielle had two of the hits. Coulter doubled and Held singled.

Posse opened the district run July 18 at Mt. Spokane with a 9-6 win over the EV/CV combo club from Spokane Valley. They out-hit the valley team 12-11 and took the lead with a three-run rally in the sixth inning. Akesson pegged a two-run double for the big hit in the charge.

LaVielle, Brady Lees and Coulter each had two hits in the opening day win.

The locals then pegged a 2-0 mark in the tourney with a 7-5 win over Gonzaga in the Thursday round. They were down 4-2 until they tied it at 4-4 in the fifth and scored three in the sixth. LaVielle pitched the first six innings and Coulter finished. LaVielle also had two hits with a double.

The two early wins paired Posse with Mt. Spokane for the Friday round when the were knocked out of the winners bracket.


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