MOSES LAKE — Walks and errors doomed the Cascade baseball team in Tuesday’s Bi-District playoff game against Colville, as the Kodiaks were eliminated with a 7-2 loss.
Cascade’s defense committed five errors, four of which game in the first three innings and led to six runs for the Indians.
Starter Geoffry Linn, who pitched all seven innings for the Kodiaks in his final game in a Cascade uniform, walked nine batters.
“You can’t win a regular season game, much less a playoff game, when you’re giving up that many freebies,” Cascade coach Mike Kelly said.
Ben Hopkins had two hits and an RBI for the Kodiaks.
Chewelah 4, Chelan 1
Chewelah pitcher Nick Naccarato struck out 14 and allowed just two hits and three walks in a complete-game gem to knock the Goats out of the tournament.
“We couldn’t get close to hitting his curve ball. He’d surprise you with it,” Chelan coach Jim Burbery said.
Evan Reister tripled and scored the Goats’ lone run in the first inning.
Cascade 2, Okanogan 1
Jason Perez put Okanogan ahead just 23 seconds into the match, but Cascade’s Omar Solis tied the game at 8:13, and Bernando Camerena scored the game-winner at the 44:20 mark.
Christian Rivas and Omar Ambrocio had assists for the Kodiaks, who advanced to the Class 1A/2B/1B Tri-District final on Saturday in the Apple Bowl.
Brewster 2, Warden 1
Mario Pomatz scored off an assist from Edwin Tinoco in the 63rd minute, sending the Bears to the Tri-District final.
Big Nine 4A Pod
Jordan Takasugi finished tied for third with an 89 as Wenatchee finished third in the team standings in the final pod of the season.
The Panthers clinched a second-place finish in the division, behind runaway winner Richland.
Wenatchee will host the district tournament next Monday at Three Lakes in Malaga.