Cessna’s hitting, Davis’ pitching help Sandpoint softball sweep Moscow

Print Article

(Photo courtesy of JASON DUCHOW) Riley Cessna hits a single over Moscow’s shortstop during the first game of a doubleheader on Friday.

Sophomore Riley Cessna’s three-hit game helped Sandpoint come back to beat Moscow 9-7 in the first game of the doubleheader, then senior Tanis Davis pitched her first-career shutout in the second to complete the sweep on Friday afternoon.

“The team came out slow again in the first inning today and had to work hard to come back,” Sandpoint head coach Elizabeth Hawkins-Williams said. “This team has a great ability to stay positive and continue to work hard no matter the score. They earned these wins.”

Despite kicking off the doubleheader with three rocky innings, the Bulldogs found their rhythm on defense and in the dish to shut out Moscow for the next 11 innings of play. No players were as crucial to this defensive resurgence than shortstop Izzo Edwards, second baseman Riley Cessna and first baseman Natalie Petit, all of whom helped turned two double plays during the first game. Edwards helped turn two to close the top of the second inning, which helped Sandpoint gain momentum for a four-run bottom of the inning. Then with two on and nobody out in the top of the fifth, Cessna’s heads-up fielding dashed Moscow’s comeback hopes.

“Riley established herself as a consistent threat in the batter’s box,” Hawkins-Williams said. “She is also playing solid defense for us.”

Sandpoint’s offense clicked throughout the series. The, while also baiting Dreesmann into issuing five walks in her final three innings.

The Bulldogs didn’t slow down in the second game. Tanis Davis put the clamps down on Moscow’s offense and gave up merely two hits in her first career shutout.

Meanwhile, the offense hammered in three extra-base hits — courtesy of Davis, Petit and Cresanna Authier — while baiting Moscow’s pitchers into issuing 10 walks.

“I’m very proud of this group of young women,” Hawkins-Williams said. “It feels amazing to have two league wins under our belt.”

Sandpoint (2-4, 2-0 IEL) hosts Lakeland for a doubleheader on Tuesday, April 23. The first game starts at 3 p.m.

Game 1

Moscow 304 000 0 — 7 11 1

Sandpoint 140 301 x — 9 8 3

W — Irish (1-3), SV: Davis. L — Dreesmann

HITS: Moscow — Fleischman 3, Dreesmann 3, Tann 2, Sparks, 2B — Smith, Verlin. Sandpoint — Cessna 2, Loutzenhiser, Steiger, Petit, Davis. 2B — Davis. 3B — Cessna.

Game 2

Moscow 000 000 0 — 0 2 1

Sandpoint 106 013 x — 11 7 1

W — Davis (1-2). L — Sparks

HITS: Moscow — Carscallen, Fleischman. Sandpoint — Authier, Steiger, Dewey, Irish. 2B — Authier, Davis, Petit.

Print Article

Read More Regional Sports

Pepperdine, Mintken and Brown win Litehouse Camper of the Day awards

June 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Gabbie Pepperdine, Jesse Mintken and Rajah Brown pose with their prizes after winning Litehouse Camper of the Day honors during day two of the Sandpoint Strikers Summer Camp on Wednesday. ...


Read More

Road-tripping, college-touring Bulldogs embrace summer competition

June 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Picture this: A basketball team plays four games in two cities, located in two different time zones — all in the span of 24 hours. Now, a schedule like that seems either WNBA/NBA-esque, or like a co...


Read More

U17 North Idaho Lakers carry eight-game winning streak into the Border Battle

June 20, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee The North Idaho Lakers 17U American Legion baseball team extended its winning streak to eight games after sweeping Ferris, Medical Lake, Rogers and Mead this past weekend. On Friday, June 14 against...


Read More

Priest Lake State Park unveils new junior disc golf course

June 19, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee In partnership with the United States Youth Disc Golf Association, Idaho State Parks and Recreation and Priest Lake State Park have joined together to provide campers, local families, students, and s...


Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2019 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy