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Errors haunt Medical Lake in Wood Bat play

Team wraps up regular season, starts playoffs this week


Paul Delaney

All eyes were focused on the action Friday morning as Medical Lake and the 16U Spokane Crew opened play in the American Legion Baseball Wood Bat Classic. From left to right the Crew's shortstop, Spencer Shipman from Spokane's West Valley, the umpire and ML's Jake Carr watch as Correy Jarrell delivers a pitch in his team's 10-1 victory. The Crew, coached by former Medical Lake standout, Adam Paulson, went on to reach the semifinals in the tournament where they lost 4-3 to the Coeur d'Alene Lumbermen.

Co-head coach Austin Sharp is not offering excuses for his team attempting to multi-task this past weekend as a reason for Medical Lake's 0-5 finish in the American Legion Wood Bat Classic tournament.

But behind-the-scenes duties hosting three other teams might just take a toll on his team he hinted.

"It's only three days, but when you're taking care of the field for 10 games, I was real proud of them the way they did their job," Sharp said.

Medical Lake lost 10-1 bright and early June 30 to the 16U Spokane Crew to open play. They came back to end the day with a 7-3 loss to the Eagle Viper...

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