The West Kootenay Diamondbacks were on the road last week in a trio of double headers against their cross border rivals that started off great but quickly went south.
In the first games against Rogers out of Spokane, good pitching and timely hitting carried the D-backs as they scored six in the fourth inning to pave the way to a 10-4 win.
Brent Malakoff threw four strong innings striking out five, while allowing one earned run on six hits.
In the second game the D-backs stayed in the groove, hitting well to earn a 7-1 victory. Tyrus Jocko went 2 for 3 at the plate, as Tanner Johnson went four innings and struck out four for the win.
Coach Kelly Johnson knew the next four matches would be tough as the West Kootenay team took a 5 and 1 record on the road against Mead and Mt. Spokane.
The home teams didn’t disappoint.
The D-backs were roughed up dropping a slugfest 22-12 to Mead before losing 5-1 in the second matchup.
Mt. Spokane was no more welcoming as they powered to two wins over the Kootenay team.
Diamonbacks action continues as they travel to Colville Wednesday to take on Chewelah.