Aberdeen misses opportunities in loss to Tumwater

Chances are created in softball with runners on base, and Aberdeen had their chances against Tumwater on Monday afternoon.

The Bobcats kept the pressure on the T-Birds on the basepaths, but left 10 runners stranded and couldn’t stop Tumwater’s big inning in a 9-6 Evergreen 2A softball loss at the Bishop Athletic Complex.

AHS head coach Jeff Timmons noted that in three games this season, the Bobcats (8-4, 8-4) left 29 runners stranded against the T-Birds.

“It is hard to beat a good team when you leave that many runners on base,” Timmons said. “Even though we had 10 hits, it wasn’t with runners in scoring position. It was a game of missed opportunities.”

Tumwater took control with a five-run fourth inning, driving AHS starter Mo Donovan out of the circle for reliever Grace Utto-Galarneau.

“They came up and got Mo’s timing,” Timmons added. “They came away with four solid hits and a walk. We had a miscue and any time you give Tumwater an extra out … they’re famous for their one big inning and there it was. Grace did a great job of shutting down Tumwater after that to give us a chance to get back into the game.”

Aberdeen, trailing 9-3, knocked in three in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run in the on-deck circle.

Today, Aberdeen stays home to greet rival Hoquiam in a non-league game at the Bishop.

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J. Glasgow and McDaniels; Donovan, Utto-Galarneau (4) and Timmons.

RBI: Tumwater — K. Glasgow, Ubrun, Crawford 4, J. Glasgow. Aberdeen — Donovan 3, Dixon. Two hits: Tumwater — Crawford, J. Glasgow. Aberdeen — Donovan, Dixon, Timmons. Doubles: Tumwater — Crawford, J. Galsgow. Aberdeen — Donovan, Utto-Galarneau.

Winning pitcher — Glasgow (five strikeouts, four walks). Losing pitcher — Donovan (two strikeouts, four walks).