AA American Legion: Dbacks poised for post-season

The West Kootenay Diamondbacks won five of six this week in American Legion AA play to keep top spot in the Federal Division.

The West Kootenay Diamondbacks won five of six this week in American Legion AA play to keep a firm grip on top spot in the Federal Division.

The Dbacks crushed North West Christian 21-1 Sunday with Austin Tambellini getting the win to push its record to 16-2, one game up on Colville AA, with the Dbacks enjoying two games in hand.

Sean Barta got the start in the second game also getting the victory in a 10-8 win in the second half of the doubleheader.

In Saturday’s games, Scott Davidson threw a two-hitter to lead the Dbacks to a 2-0 victory over AA Rogers, but the Spokane team would come back and take the second match 9-8 despite being out-hit by West Kootenay.

The Dbacks have gone 9-1 in their past 10 matches, that included a 11-6 and 17-4 drubbings over Rogers Thursday that saw Tanner Johnson smack a grand-slam home run.

WKD played its final two games of the season Monday afternoon, needing just one win to secure the division title and a berth into the playoff, however, scores were unavailable at press time.

See Wednesday’s Trail Times for updates.