KOOSKIA — A 5-4 Kamiah win over Clearwater Valley Tuesday evening propelled the baseball Kubs into the district tournament later this week. They'll play Prairie at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Orofino.
CV had taken a 3-0 lead after a two-run single by Connor Jackson during the first inning. Jackson advanced to third with a stolen base and a passed ball, then scored on a sacrifice fly by Laton Schlieper.
That score stood into the top of the third, when Kamiah's James Aragon slapped an RBI single, driving in Willis Williamson.
CV answered, making it 4-1 during the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Schlieper, who drove in Aiden Martinez.
Kamiah closed that lead down to 4-3 with an RBI base hit by Herschel Williamson, followed by an error that scored another run.
So it stood into the top of the fifth, when Kamiah leveled it at 4-4 by way of a bean-ball, a passed ball, and two balks.
KHS pulled ahead during the top of the seventh, when Dylan Weist drove in what proved the winning run with a grounder that found its way between the first and second basemen.
Bodie Norman, who relieved starter Brady McLay during the third, worked a 1-2-3 bottom half, and the Kubs celebrated vigorously, having lost a close one to CV on the same field late last month.
[NOTE: This article has been corrected to accurately state the district tournament pairing. Prairie is the No. 1 seed and will play Kamiah at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in Orofino. We regret the error. -ao]