Local Sports Roundup: Monte rallies for overtime soccer win


Bulldogs 3, Beavers 2

MONTESANO — Gurgen Khasapetyan’s goal capped a comeback from a 2-0 deficit as Montesano outlasted Tenino in Evergreen 1A soccer on Friday at Rottle Field.

The Beavers scored first in the 47th minute and again in the 55th minute. Since Forrest McNealley was sidelined with an injured muscle for the second half, the Bulldogs were playing without substitutes.

Montesano’s Skye Jefferson scored on a penalty kick. Kylar Prante followed shortly afterward in the 62nd minute to tie it at 2-2.

In the 76th minute, Khasapetyan scored off an assist from Skye Jefferson, who crossed the ball in.

“It was a good come-from-behind win,” said Bulldogs head coach Jeff Lenherr. “Our guys never quit working and their heads never went down. It was a good win when we didn’t have any substitutes and only 11 players.”

The Bulldogs (3-3, 3-4) will hit the road to Forks on April 9.

Warriors 4, Eagles 3 (OT)

ROCHESTER — Elma lost a heartbreaker to Rochester in overtime in Evergreen 1A League play on Friday.

The Eagles (3-3) had been ahead in regulation play throughout most of the game, only to have the Warriors tie it up each time.

In the first 30 seconds of the game, Donovan Bieker passed to Edgar Hermenegildo, who headed the ball to Julian Hernandez.

Hernandez put the ball in for the opening goal. In the 31st minute, the Warriors beat the Eagles on a rush to tie it at 1-1.

Trevor Hann converted a pass from Hermenegildo in the 37th minute to give the Eagles a 2-1 halftime lead.

After the Warriors again tied it in the 58th minute, Elma’s threesome of Bieker, Hermenegildo and Hernandez teamed up again for the next goal to produce a 3-2 lead.

The Warriors scored off a throw-in with five minutes remaining, then tallied the winning goal in the first overtime period.

“We got a lot of good play throughout from our guys,” said Eagles head coach Carson Seaberg. “Julian’s effort and play stood out. Overall it was a good team effort and we had held the lead until the end.”

The Eagles will host Hoquiam on April 9.


Chokers split

CENTRALIA — Kyle Weiler had three hits in the second game as Grays Harbor College salvaged a split with Centralia College in an NWAACC Western Division-opening doubleheader Friday at Centralia’s Wheeler Field.

Corbin Sims and Tyler Hiles drove in two runs apiece for the Chokers (1-1, 3-16) in the seven-inning nightcap. Justin Altmeyer, with relief help from Derek Rubin, picked up the victory.

“I thought Altmeyer pitched a great game,” Choker coach Curtis Eccles said. “Our defense stepped up and our pitching stepped up.”

Weiler’s double and Skylar Wheeler’s sacrifice fly in the seventh gave the Chokers a 5-2 lead, sufficient cushion to withstand a two-run Blazer rally in the bottom of that inning.

Justin Wilson’s two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the ninth gave Centralia a 4-3 victory in the opener. Sims delivered three hits and Ryan Schlesser added two for the Chokers in that contest.

“To come back after a two-out walkoff double and win the second game was huge for us,” Eccles said.

The same two teams collide in a doubleheader this afternoon at Olympic Stadium. It will be the home opener for the Chokers this season.

GHC 001 002 000 — 3 8 1 Cen 011 000 002 — 4 8 2

Busch, Schonhans (9) and Schlesser; Boucher and Acosta.

RBI: GHC — Sims, Schlesser. Centralia — Harris, Wilson 2, Smith. Three hits: Grays Harbor — Sims. Two hits: Grays Harbor — Schlesser. Centralia — Wilson. Doubles: GHC — Schlesser. Centralia — Wilson, Smith.

Winning pitcher — Boucher (walked two; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Busch (walked five; struck out five).

GHC 000 220 1 — 5 12 1 Cen 000 101 2 — 4 8 1

Altmeyer, Rubin (6) and Alexander; (Centralia pitcher not reported), Taylor (7) and Tillotson, Besaw, Young.

RBI: GHC — Hiles 2, Sims 2, Wheeler. Centralia — Wilson, Rinta, Shelley. Three hits: GHC — Weiler. Centralia — Wilson. Two hits: GHC — Hiles, Churchill, Sims. Doubles: GHC — Weiler, Wheeler, Hiles, Sims. Centralia — Shelley.

Winning pitcher — Altmeyer (walked two; struck out one).


Hyaks sweep

OYEHUT — North Beach remained unbeaten by walloping Lake Quinault by identical 20-5 scores in a non-league doubleheader Friday at Oyehut.

The Hyaks improved their record to 5-0. North Beach statistics and highlights were unavailable at deadline.

“North Beach has a great hitting team,” said Elks head coach Darwin Sharrah. “They crushed us, but we cut down on the number of errors we had last week at the Forks game.”

Sharrah praised Tonya Mullins, whose two hits included a double, for her hitting in the first game. He also commended Espy Silva for all-around play and Hannah Allen and Jessica Rushing for hitting. Allen was also cited for her control in her pitching debut. The Elks fell to 0-4.

The same two teams will meet on April 8 at Lake Quinault.

LQ 005 — 5 6 4 NB 983 — 20 15 0

Allen and Kelly. Linderman and Takagi.

(North Beach statistics unavailable).

RBI: Lake Quinault — Mullins 2, Rushing 2, Kelly. Two hits: Lake Quinault — Mullins. Doubles: Lake Quinault — Mullins.

Winning pitcher — Linderman (walked one, struck out five). Losing pitcher — Allen (walked six, struck out one).

LQ 300 2 — 5 7 2 NB 455 6 — 20 10 1

Blackburn and Rushing. Schreiber and Davis.

(North Beach statistics unavailable)

Two hits: Lake Quinault — Allen. Triples: Lake Quinault — Rushing. Doubles: Lake Quinault — Silva, Allen.

Winning pitcher — Schreiber (walked none, struck out five). Losing pitcher — Blackburn (walked 11, struck out seven).

Wildcats 20, Chitwhins 3

TAHOLAH — Kami Strode hit for the cycle as Ocosta trounced Taholah in a non-league game Thursday at Taholah.

In addition to her homer, triple, double and single, Strode drove in five runs. Her two-run homer highlighted a 10-run seventh for the Wildcats (1-2). Mikayla Sunde added three hits and three RBIs.

Desiree Markishtum tripled for Taholah.

Ocosta coach Jason Barnum praised the pitching of Alex Sweeney, who tossed a two-hitter.

“I’m very happy with our pitching and aggressive baserunning,” Barnum said.

He also commended Taholah representatives for their hospitality.

Ocosta will next travel to Oakville for a doubleheader on April 8.

Oco 213 040 (10) — 20 18 0 Tah 020 001 0 — 3 2 3

Sweeney and Rutzer; Walther and (catcher unavailable).

RBI: Ocosta — Sunde 3, Strode 5. Four hits: Ocosta — Strode. Three hits: Ocosta — Sunde, Parker, Rutzer. Two hits: Ocosta — Fletcher. Home runs: Ocosta — Strode. Triples: Ocosta — Sunde, Strode. Taholah — Markishtum. Doubles: Ocosta — Sunde, Parker.

Winning pitcher — Sweeney (walked five; struck out seven). Losing pitcher — Walther (walked seven; struck out three).