The West Kootenay Diamondbacks almost stole one from the number-one seeded Mt. Spokane at the Washington State American Legion District AA tournament Thursday.
The Dbacks’ pitcher Scotty Davidson had a three-hitter going as he carried a 1-0 lead into the bottom of the seventh inning, but a walk and a bunt single set up a dramatic come-from-behind victory for the Spokane team.
With two out and two runners on base, the Mt. Spokane hitter belted a walk off three-run home run to end the game, and send West Kootenay to the loser bracket.
Down but not out, the Dbacks will just have to take the longer road to the final and play the winner of West Valley AA and Round Table AA today at 10 a.m.
The single-A West Kootenay Phillies also opened its District A tournament Thursday at 4 p.m. against Mt. Spokane A team, but results were unavailable at press time.