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University ends state bid for Posse at Spokane


August 2, 2018 | View PDF

Pullman Posse’s entry in the AA Legion state playoffs at Spokane also ended Monday when they lost 1-6 to University of Spokane in an elimination game. Posse finished 1-2 in state action.

The loss ended the Posse campaign for the summer season at 24-20.

University Monday totaled 11 hits. They scored two runs each in the first and third innings to take control of the game.

The U team scored all six runs off Posse starter Mitch LaVielle. Kolby Sisk relieved LaVielle in the fifth inning and stopped the University bats, but it was too late.

Pullman Posse booked a split in the AA playoff over the weekend.

Posse pegged a 4-1 win over the Pasco Sun Devils in the first game Saturday, but dropped a 5-6 loss to Wilder from Port Angeles in the quarter-final round Sunday.

In the opener, Posse scored three in the third inning to take the lead, and Pasco didn’t score until the sixth.

LaVielle, Ryan Bickelhaupt and Carson Coulter pitched for Posse.

Tyler Horner had the two-run rap in the third inning for the big Posse hit.

Sunday, Posse rolled up a 5-2 lead after four innings, but Wilder came back to score two runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to advance to the semi-final round. They out-hit Posse 8-4.

Brady Lees had two of the four Posse hits.


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