The Maniacs battled Cole Valley Christian in a Class 2A play-in game Saturday, May 15 at McCall.
Brayden Turcott pitched all five innings and had six strikeouts. Joe Sparano went 2-for-5 (both doubles) and had three RBI, while freshman Bodey Howell stepped up and was 2-for-2 with three RBI for the Maniacs (15-8).
“We’re excited,” Orofino coach Dylan Midstokke told the Lewiston Tribune. “We haven’t been (to State) in about six years, so it’s a long time coming.... Our seniors stepped up big time.”
Orofino will play against Malad at Halliwell Park in Pocatello this Thursday.
Orofino 356 05—19 11 0
Cole Valley Christian 000 20—2 3 3
Brayden Turcott and Rylan Larson; B. Beglinger, K. Wallace (2), L. Harmon (2), B. VanManen (5) and D. Mackinnon.
Orofino hits — Turcott 2 (2B), Joe Sparano 2 (2 2B), Silas Naranjo 2 (2B), Larson, Dash Barlow (2B), Bodey Howell 2 (2B), Loudan Cochran.
Cole Valley Christian hits — C. Johnston, L.Harmon (2B), M. Mallory.