TENINO — Moved up one day in order to beat the incoming weather, Elma and Tenino each got a win for their troubles in this Evergreen 1A baseball doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon.
In the opener, the Eagles’ Layne Sutten threw a complete-game five-hitter and enjoyed a consistent offensive day from his teammates for a 9-1 victory. In the nightcap, one bad inning for Elma allowed Tenino to grab the split with a 7-3 win.
Sutten was in control for Elma (4-3, 6-3) on the mound, striking out nine and walking four to earn the win. Charlie Simpson knocked in three runs and the Eagles pounded Beavers’ starter Zeb Chamberlain for 14 hits.
Tenino took advantage of two Elma errors in the second inning, pounding the visitors for five runs that paced the win. Nick Camenzind took the loss for Elma, striking out three and walking four, while giving up nine hits in the contest.
“Sutten has been throwing well for us all year,” Elma head coach Scott Rowland said. “For Nick, that was his first complete game today. He threw well enough to win today. We just had that one letdown. Offensively, in the first game, we scored consistently and kept the peddle down. Defensively, we could have played better.”
On Tuesday, Elma will hit the road to take on rival Montesano in a single game.
Elma 311 001 3 — 9 14 2 Tenino 000 001 0 — 1 5 1
Sutten and Black; Zeb Chamberlain, Straun (5), McKitrick (7) and Zack Chamberlain.
RBI: Elma — Charlie Simpson 3, Swinhart, Wolford, Sutten, Black, Camenzind. Four hits: Elma — Swinhart. Three hits: Elma — Wolford. Two hits: Elma — Sutten, Black. Tenino — Bellrose. Doubles: Elma — Sutten 2. Tenino — Bellrose.
Winning pitcher — Sutten (nine strikeouts, four walks). Losing pitcher — Zeb Chamberlain (one strikeout, two walks).
Elma 100 101 0 — 3 3 3 Tenino 051 010 x — 7 9 3
Camenzind and Black; McKitrick, Peterson (7) and Zack Chamberlain.
RBI: Elma — Sutten. Tenino — Miller 3, Egge. Two hits: Tenino — Zack Chamberlain, Miller. Doubles: Tenino — Zack Chamberlain.
Winning pitcher — McKitrick (one strikeout, two walks). Losing pitcher — Nick Camenzind (three strikeouts, four walks).