Elks 7, Eagles 1
AUBURN —Lake Quinault used aggressive baserunning to earn a regional berth by beating Evergreen Lutheran in a Bi-District Tournament contest on Saturday at Muckleshoot in Auburn.
By capturing the District IV championship, the Elks (11-6) will play Oakville in a regional contest scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at West Valley High School in Yakima. The winner of that game plays a second game the same day at 4 p.m. for the regional championship.
Richy Carlile struck out 12 on the mound. He struck out the side in the seventh inning on only 10 pitches.
Lake Quinault stole eight bases in the game and collected 10 hits — including a double by Tyler Colton in the second inning. The Elks batted around in a three-run first that gave them a 3-1 lead.
“The first inning was nice,” said Elks coach Keith Samplawski. “With one out, Dalton Lines had a single and then we had two consecutive walks and two more singles. We hit better than we have been in this game.”
Carlile blanked Evergreen Lutheran for the final six innings and allowed only four hits.
Samplawski commended Kobe Kalama for fine defensive play.
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Goyins and Gonzalez. Carlile and Kalama.
RBI: Evergreen Lutheran — Bonn. Lake Quinault — Dalton Lines, Colton 2, Diggle 2, Silva, Garcia. Three hits: Lake Quinault — Dalton Lines. Two hits: Lake Quinault — Carlile, Colton, Diggle. Doubles: Lake Quinault — Colton.
Winning pitcher — Carlile (walked one, struck out 12). Losing pitcher — Goyins (walked three, struck out five).
MOSSYROCK — Limited to two hits in two games, Ocosta fell one win shy of a regional berth by losing twice Saturday in the District IV Class 2B Tournament at Mossyrock.
Cooper Zurfluh pitched a five-inning no-hitter as Adna blanked the Wildcats, 10-0. Morton/White Pass later topped Ocosta, 8-0, in a winner-to-regionals, loser-out contest later in the day.
The Pacific League champion Wildcats finished the season with a 12-9 record.
Singles by Kurt Bambauer and Caleb Tackett against Morton/White Pass represented Ocosta’s only hits in the two games.
“Twelve innings and only get two hits, you’re not going to win many games like that,” said Wildcat coach Jason Quinby, acknowledging that Central League teams offer a higher standard of pitching than his club is accustomed to facing. “That’s kind of been our bugaboo all year.”
Quinby cited Leeroy Rindlisbacher for his pitching against Morton/White Pass. Most of the Timberwolves’ hits, according to Quinby, were softly struck.
Nate Krigbaum, Ocosta’s all-league catcher, reinjured a knee against Adna and was sidelined for the remainder of the day.
Quinby praised seniors Bambauer, Rindlisbacher, Krigbaum, Alex Campos and Cristian Ibarra for their contributions.
“We get to hang a league banner, (these kids) have never hung a league banner before,” the Ocosta coach summed up. “That’s quite an accomplishment.”
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Campos, Dewood (4), E. Tucker (4) and Krigbaum; Dickinson (4); Zurfluh and Hepping.
RBI: Adna — Zurfluh, Wasson, Hampton, Smith, Hepping. Two hits: Adna — Olson. Triples: Adna — McCloskey. Doubles: Adna — Olson 2, Smith.
Winning pitcher — Zurfluh (walked two; struck out seven). Losing pitcher — Campos (walked six; struck out three).
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Kolb and Reynolds; Rindlisbacher and Dickinson.
RBI: Morton-White Pass: Kolb, Lindh, Hanson. Three hits: Morton-White Pass: Reynolds. Two hits: Morton-White Pass: Kolb, Matchst. Doubles: Morton-White Pass — Reynolds, Matchst, Hanson.
Winning pitcher — Kolb (walked two; struck out 13). Losing pitcher — Rindlisbacher (walked three; struck out five).
TUMWATER — Aberdeen’s doubles team of Ali Morris and Rachael Schermer nailed down a district berth by taking third place at the Subdistrict 2A Tennis Tournament on Saturday at Capital City Tennis Courts in Tumwater.
The Bobcat doubles team opens district play on Thursday at the same location.
Morris and Schermer beat the Chehalis doubles team of Julie Spencer and Katie Hankins, 7-6, (7-4), 6-2. They also defeated the Capital doubles team of Alexis Gjurasic and Danielle Tabor, 6-2, 6-4.
“They played tough matches over the course of the weekend,” said AHS head coach Ashley Kohlmeier. “The girls played well together.”
Schemer and Morris posted a 4-1 record in subdistrict competition. Kohlmeier praised Morris for her serving and Schermer for her net play.
Ali Morris/Rachael Schermer (A) def. Julie Spencer/Katie Hankins, 7-6, (7-4), 6-2. Ali Morris/Rachael Schermer (A) def. Alexis Gjurasic/Danielle Tabor, 6-2, 6-4.