The Liberty Bell High School baseball team went into spring break unbeaten, sporting a 6-0 record after topping Tonasket, 4-2, on Thursday (April 2).
It was a relatively low-scoring game for the visiting Liberty Bell team, which has been putting up double-figure run totals early in the season. The score was knotted at zeroes going into the fourth inning, when the Mountain Lions started banging out hits.
Mountain Lion pitcher Derek Alumbaugh limited Tonasket to one hit and no runs over five innings to claim the win. Chip Jones closed the game out with two innings of one-hit pitching. He allowed two runs, only one of them earned.
Alumbaugh helped himself out on the offensive side with a double, and was driven in by a Riley Calvert single in the fourth inning.
Gavin Wengerd made back-to-back tough plays on popups at first base. The first play involved Wengerd colliding with catcher Finlay Holston, an encounter that left them both shook up. Wengerd hung onto the ball for the out.
Jacob McMillan rapped out a single and a double. Cole Darwood almost single-handedly manufactured a run in the sixth inning when he singled, stole second, advanced to third on an out and then stole home. Peter Aspholm dropped a hit over the Tonasket first baseman and later scored.
The Mountain Lions will meet Tonasket again in a home game on Tuesday (April 14) at 4:30 p.m.