SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. — North Bothell Little League mounted a late rally, but ultimately fell to Idaho 14-9 in a Northwest Region semifinal, ending the run of the All-Stars from Washington.
North Bothell jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first inning, scoring three runs on a wild pitch and a two-run single by Kody Moyer.
But Idaho, represented by Coeur D’Alene Little League, scored seven runs in the top of the second inning and three more in the top of the fifth to take an 11-4 lead.
North Bothell stormed back in the bottom of the fifth, however. Moyer started the big inning with a two-run double, followed by back-to-back RBI singles from Zach Daniel and Blake Skinner. Another run scored on an error as Washington pulled to within two at 11-9.
The powerful bats from Idaho stepped up to put the game out of reach with three more runs in the top of the sixth inning and North Bothell couldn’t close the final gap.
Moyer finished the game 2-for-4 with four RBI, and Skinner, Daniel and Dominic Wilson all chipped in three hits for North Bothell.