Mo Donovan and Grace Utto-Galarneau combined to toss a one-hitter as Aberdeen blanked River Ridge in the first game of a doubleheader, 8-0, in Evergreen 2A League play on Monday at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
Aberdeen also won the second game, 12-2, which ended after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
Bobcat Jocelyn Louthan led off the fourth inning of the first game with a single. Alexxi Timmons got on base on an error and Kaleya Onasch brought Louthan h0me with an RBI single. Hannah Tometich hit a sacrifice fly to score Timmons. Donovan singled and Stephanie Boone drove them both in with a two-run double.
“The (first) game was well-pitched by Mo and Grace,” said Bobcat assistant coach George Donovan. “We also had a lot of hard-hit balls.”
The Bobcats opened the second game with a 4-run first inning. Timmons had a leadoff double, Donovan drove in a run with an RBI double and Boone had a two-run double. In the five-run third inning, Shannon Glenn and Louthan each hit doubles.
“We had two big innings with a lot of base hits (13) in this game,” said assistant coach Donovan. He praised freshman Brianna Ashlock for hitting the game-ending RBI single, the first of her varsity career.
Today, the Bobcats (6-2, 7-2) travel to Chehalis.
RR 000 000 0 — 0 1 2
AB 210 014 x — 8 9 2
Wright and Scott. Donovan, Utto-Galarneau (5) and Tometich.
RBI: Aberdeen — Onasch 2, Donovan, Tometich 2, Boone. Three hits: Aberdeen — Donovan, Louthan. Two hits: Aberdeen — Onasch.
Triples: Aberdeen — Onasch. Doubles: Aberdeen — Donovan, Boone.
Winning pitcher — Donovan (walked none, struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Wright (walked five, struck out two).
RR 010 01 — 2 2 3
AB 415 02 — 12 13 1
Wright and Clark. Utto-Galarneau and Tometich.
RBI: River Ridge — Hodges, Clark. Aberdeen — Entus 2, Donovan, Boone 2, Tometich. Two hits: Aberdeen — Tometich, Donovan, Louthan. Triples: Aberdeen — Boone. Doubles: Aberdeen — Timmons, Donovan, Glenn, Louthan.
Winning pitcher — Utto-Galarneau (walked five, struck out six). Losing pitcher — Wright (walked none, struck out one).