BONNERS FERRY — The Badgers and visiting Sandpoint Bulldogs hooked up for an early-season doubleheader on March 29, with the visiting Bulldogs recording a 3-1, 14-3 sweep.
In the opener, Bonners Ferry senior Will Parr and Sandpoint’s Tyrone Larson hooked up in a pitchers’ duel. Larson spun a complete game three hitter, striking out seven in seven sharp innings to earn his first win of the season.
Alex Stockton had an RBI double and scored a run to lead the Bulldogs (5-1), who managed only four hits in the opener as both pitchers were dealing. Parr struck out nine in seven innings in defeat.
Seth Bateman and Brady Bateman had doubles for the Badgers.
In the second game, Sandpoint’s Tristan Authier struck out five in four innings of work in the second game, allowing just two hits and a walk to hold the Badgers (3-2) to just one run.
Trey Flint went 4-4 at the plate, with two RBIs and three runs scored as the Bulldogs pounded out six doubles in the second game. Trailing 1-0 heading into the third, the Bulldogs erupted for six runs in the third and five in the fourth to blow the game open. Ty Bateman had two of Bonners Ferry’s five hits.
The Badgers’ next games come in another doubleheader, today at Riverside High School, followed by two home games on Saturday, April 7, against L.V. Rogers at 2 p.m. and J.L Crowe at 4 p.m.
Game 1: Sandpoint 3, Bonners Ferry 1
Sandpoint 100 110 0 — 3 4 1
BFHS 000 010 0 — 1 3 2
Tyrone Larson and Hunter Donahoe. W — Larson (1-0). L — Will Parr.
HITS: Spt — Lehman, Stockton, Cometto, Flint. BF — S. Bateman, B. Bateman. 2B — Stockton, B. Bateman, S. Bateman.
Game 2: Sandpoint 14, Bonners Ferry 3
Sandpoint 006 53 — 14 13 1
BFHS 100 02 — 3 5 4
Tristan Authier, Thomas Riley (5) and Connnor Dodd; Walker, Ebby (5). W — Authier (1-0). L — Walker.
HITS: Spt — Lehman 3, Stockton, Riley 2, Flint 4, MacDonald, Schaeffer, Pettit 2. BF — T. Bateman 2, Walker, Sabin, B. Bateman. 2B — T. Bateman, Lehman, Riley, Flint, MacDonald, Schaeffer, Pettit.