Hawks Drop Two to Bengals

Liam Bradford, Sports Editor

The Lewiston Bengals(16-4), one of the top 5A schools in the state, traveled to Rathdrum, Idaho, on April 28 to face off with the Lakeland Hawks(3-11).

The Bengals are studded with talent and potential, and they swept the doubleheader, 23-9 and 11-1.

Lakeland had six hitters with multiple knocks on the day. This harmonious offensive performance included four hits from Payden Wysong and three hits from Cameron Harris.

Harris and Wysong have become the offensive leaders and have helped the Hawks get the bats going down the stretch this season.

The pitching for the Hawks slightly struggled allowing 24 hits over the two-game span.

Payden Wysong put three innings together on the mound.

“Lewiston is a really talented school,” Wysong said. “Definitely, the best hitting team that we have seen so far. Moving into more league games, being able to string together some runs consistently is a good sign.”

“We swept Sandpoint in our last game before Lewiston, and it gave us a lot of confidence,” senior middle infielder Sean Tierney said. “Lewiston is definitely no easy task, and I think we battled well on offense. The bottom line is we need to have a short memory and look forward to their next doubleheader, which will take place on April 29.”

The Hawks will play Friday in Moscow, Idaho, in a doubleheader against league opponent Moscow Bears.

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