TACOMA — Grays Harbor rallied in the eighth inning to force extra innings in the opener, but was run down by the Titans in the nightcap in an NWAACC Western Division baseball doubleheader loss on Saturday afternoon.
In the opener, the Chokers got four runs in the eighth inning to tie the game, but a one-out single by the Titans prevailed, 8-7, in 10 innings. In the nightcap, a five-run second inning gave the hosts plenty of room to operate in a 10-1, seven-inning victory.
Skyler Wheeler drove in four runs — on two-run doubles in the sixth and eighth innings — on three hits to lead the Chokers (4-9, 6-24). Jason Rosendal took the loss in relief of starter Justin Altmeyer.
In the second game, the Chokers trailed 10-0 before Kyle Weiler slugged an RBI double in the fifth inning for the team’s lone run. Derek Rubin took the loss on the mound in three innings of work.
Today, Grays Harbor will host Tacoma in another doubleheader at Olympic Stadium.
GHC 000 003 040 0 — 7 10 0
Tac 112 200 100 1 — 8 13 1
Altmeyer, Schonhans (5), Rosendal (8), Johnson (10) and Alexander; McQueen, Skoubo (8), Choate (8) and Ross.
RBI: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Wheeler 4, Sims, Deckert. Tacoma — Circeo 2, Reece 2, Geaney, Woodring, Ross 2. Three hits: Grays Harbor — Wheeler. Two hits: Tacoma — Cloyd, Circeo, Heck, Reece, Woodring. Doubles: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Wheeler 2, Bowen. Tacoma — Reece, Gamache.
Winning pitcher — Choate (four strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Rosendal (two walks).
GHC 000 010 0 — 1 7 1
Tac 051 400 x — 10 12 1
Rubin, Hiles (4) and Schlesser; Gamache, Gould (7) and Reece.
RBI: Grays Harbor — Weiler. Tacoma — Heck, Johnson, Circeo, Peterson 2, Bayer, Hicks. Three hits: Tacoma — Heck, Woodring. Two hits: Grays Harbor — Bales, Bowen. Tacoma — Circeo, Peterson. Doubles: Grays Harbor — Weiler, Bales. Tacoma — Heck, Peterson.
Winning pitcher — Gamache (four strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Rubin (one strikeout, four walks).
Chokers lose two
YAKIMA — Playing in the Yakima Crossover Tournament, Grays Harbor pressured Spokane for five innings before losing, while Clark College got on top early during Saturday’s play at Yakima Valley Community College.
The Chokers held a 3-2 lead through five innings before the Sasquatch rallied with a game-winning two-run home run from Amanda Hamilton in the sixth for a 4-3 victory. GHC trailed early to Clark College and fell, 10-5.
“(Spokane) is a really good team; we played a good game with them,” GHC head coach Tom Sutera said. “Against Clark, we weren’t ready to play and they were. Simple as that.”
Jill Johnson took the loss in the circle against Spokane, striking out nine in the contest. Jasmine Gilmore drove in two runs on a two-run double in the first inning.
Details from the Clark contest were unavailable.
Today, GHC (8-13) return to action against Big Bend at 11 a.m. and Shoreline College at 3 p.m. in Yakima.
Spok 001 012 0 — 4 8 0
GHC 201 000 0 — 3 6 1
Walchli and Silvieus; Johnson and Gilmore.
RBI: Grays Harbor — Gilmore 2, Johnson. Spokane — Stewart, A. Hamilton 2. Two hits: Spokane — Stewart, Joyce, Urhausen. Grays Harbor — Hollenbeck. Home run: Spokane — A. Hamilton. Double: Grays Harbor — Gilmore, Johnson.
Winning pitcher — Walchli (four strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Johnson (nine strikeouts).