LEGION BASEBALL: Lums drop two on first day of wood-bat tourney

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  • LOREN BENOIT/Press Brady Thompson of the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen makes contact and watches the ball fly through the air during a game on Thursday against the Spokane Expos at Thorco Field.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressSpokane Expos first baseman Brendan Duncan gathers a wide throw as Lumberman baserunner Brett Stapleton runs the baseline. Stapleton was safe on the play. The Expos won 7-4.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressLumberman second baseman Brady Thompson throws to first base for the out.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressLumberman baserunner Levi Haen takes a lead of first base.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressSecond baseman Brett Stapleton gathers a ground ball during a game Thursday evening against the Spokane Expos.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressJack Bloom (34) is greeted in the dugout scoring against the Spokane Expos.

  • LOREN BENOIT/Press Brady Thompson of the Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen makes contact and watches the ball fly through the air during a game on Thursday against the Spokane Expos at Thorco Field.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressSpokane Expos first baseman Brendan Duncan gathers a wide throw as Lumberman baserunner Brett Stapleton runs the baseline. Stapleton was safe on the play. The Expos won 7-4.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressLumberman second baseman Brady Thompson throws to first base for the out.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressLumberman baserunner Levi Haen takes a lead of first base.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressSecond baseman Brett Stapleton gathers a ground ball during a game Thursday evening against the Spokane Expos.

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    LOREN BENOIT/PressJack Bloom (34) is greeted in the dugout scoring against the Spokane Expos.

COEUR d’ALENE — The Coeur d’Alene Lumbermen allowed just one hit, but Gonzaga Prep won on a bases-loaded hit by pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning for a 3-2 victory over the Lums in the second game of the first day of the Best of the Northwest tournament Thursday at Thorco Field.

Earlier, Coeur d’Alene lost to the Spokane Expos 7-4.

Against G-Prep, in a game played in a constant drizzle, Justin Bates walked and scored on an error in the sixth to tie the game for Coeur d’Alene. Lums pitchers walked nine batters.

Against the Expos, Jack Bloom went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Coeur d’Alene. Kodie Kolden of Lake City hit a grand slam to key a five-run fourth for the Expos, and teammate Kyle Manzardo, also of Lake City, pitched four innings of one-hit, shutout ball, with three strikeouts.

It was the first wood-bat tournament for many of the Lums.

“I thought we played the Expos tough,” Coeur d’Alene coach Kevin Dunton said. “They swing the bats well. In the second game, we didn’t swing the bats well.”

Today, the Lums (5-8) are scheduled to play the Northwest Blaze at 12:30 p.m. and the Twin City Titans at 5:30, both at Thorco Field.

SPOKANE EXPOS 7, LUMS 4

Expos 100 510 0 — 7 7 1

Lums 000 020 2 — 4 8 2

Kyle Manzardo, Jayce Bailey (5) and Olson; Tanner Mueller, Levi Haen (5) and Conner Conigliaro. W — Manzardo. L — Mueller (1-3).

HITS: Exp — Kolden, Manzardo, Wells, Olson, Warren 2, Bailey. Cd’A — Bloom 2, Conigliaro, Haen, Keesee, Stapleton 2, Langley. 2B — Manzardo, Warren, Conigliaro.

G-PREP 3, LUMS 2

Lums 100 001 0 — 2 4 2

G-Prep 020 000 1 — 3 1 2

1 out when winning run scored.

Cody Davenport, Matthew Gjevre (7), Brett Keesee (7) and Hunter Wabs; G-Prep battery unavailable. L — Keesee (1-1).

HITS: Cd’A — Bates, Conigliaro, Keesee, Stapleton. GP — N/A. 2B — Keesee.

Northern Lakes drops two at tourney

RATHDRUM — The class A Northern Lakes Mountaineers lost 12-1 to the Spokane Crew and fell 15-2 to the Wenatchee Packers on the first day of the Best of the Northwest wood-bat tournament at Lakeland High’s Gorton Field.

Andrew Neilson had two hits — both doubles — for Northern Lakes (6-4) against the Crew, and Jack McDonald had two hits against Wenatchee.

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