The East Valley Knights scored three runs in the first inning and Gage Burland did the rest in the first game of a doubleheader on Thursday.
Staked to an early 3-0 lead, Burland limited the Stags to only four hits (all singles) while striking out 10 in a makeup game from an early season rainout.
The Knights added three more runs in the fourth inning and two more in the fifth as they dropped the Stagsâ€™ Great Northern League record to 0-5.
Taylor Watkins provided most of the offensive firepower for the Knights with a pair of doubles.
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) has filed a request with the county prosecutorâ€™s office to have 32 felony first-degree animal cruelty charges filed against Elkâ€™s Michelle Stiner.
In addition, SCRAPS is seeking five misdemeanor second-degree animal cruelty and 86 confinement in an unsafe manner charges.
All the charges stem from a Feb. 23 raid on Stinerâ€™s ranch on Bruce Road where SCRAPS officials, veterinarians and volunteers found nearly 100 animals in need of appropriate food and medical attention.
Many of the animals were adopted by caring homes.