The Liberty Bell High School baseball team won its final seven CW-2B league games to vault into third place behind Brewster and Tonasket, securing a No. 3 seeding in District 5/6 tournament play starting Saturday (May 11).
The Mountain Lions won three league games last week wrapped around a non-league loss to Chelan. Here’s a wrap-up.
• On April 30, Liberty Bell lost at home to 1A Chelan, 5-0. The Mountain Lions limited Chelan to six hits but could only manage three. The Goats’ Connor Wilson pitched a complete game, striking out 13, and drove in two runs.
• On May 2, Liberty Bell traveled to Tonasket and did itself a favor in league standings by beating the Tigers, 3-1. Each team had four hits in the pitchers’ duel. The Mountain Lions’ Peter Aspholm pitched a complete game and struck out 12. Jed McMillan drove in two of Liberty Bell’s runs.
• On May 3, Liberty Bell hosted Bridgeport and won 13-1. Bridgeport managed only two hits and committed five errors, which explains in part how Liberty Bell was able to score 13 runs on nine hits. Aspholm had three hits and three RBIs, while Sam Neitlich had two hits and also drove in three runs.
• On May 6, the Mountain Lions completed their regular season with a 26-5 win at Bridgeport, scoring all their runs in the first two innings. Liberty Bell pitchers gave up only three hits. Quinn Wengerd and Dusty Patterson each drove in four runs. Patterson had three hits, while David Kominak and Eli Neitlich each had two hits.
Last week’s games left Liberty Bell with a 10-4 record in league play behind Brewster and Tonasket, and a 10-9 record overall.
The Mountain Lions face the District 5 No. 4 seed in the first round of district playoffs, and must win to advance.