T-Birds 5, Bobcats 4
TUMWATER — Unable to overcome an early 4-0 deficit, Aberdeen lost a heartbreaker to Tumwater in an Evergreen 2A Conference game Thursday at Tumwater.
The Bobcats outhit the T-Birds, 9-7. Alexxi Timmons had three hits for the Bobcats (2-2) and Grace Utto-Galarneau added two hits.
The T-Birds used a pair of triples and two doubles to build their 4-0 lead after two innings.
In the two-run Bobcat third inning, Timmons hit a single and Mo Donovan reached first on an error. Stephanie Boone walked and Karlynn O’Connor had an RBI bunt single to score Timmons. Utto-Galarneau hit a fielder’s choice to score Donovan.
Donovan struck out eight on the mound and walked three.
“It was a close game,” said Bobcat head coach Jeff Timmons. “Our girls were much improved from Tuesday night’s game (a 10-2 loss to Tumwater).”
Timmons praised Utto-Galarneau’s outstanding play in the fifth inning. She made a diving catch at third base with the bases loaded to end the inning and keep the deficit at one run.
The Bobcats will host Black Hills on April 4.
AB 002 101 0 — 4 9 2 TUM 130 100 0 — 5 7 0
Donovan and Timmons. Glasgo and McDaniel.
RBI: Aberdeen — Timmons, O’Connor, Utto-Galarneau. Tumwater — Ubrun 3. Three hits: Aberdeen — Timmons. Two hits: Aberdeen — Utto-Galarneau. Tumwater — Ubrun, Churchill. Triples: Tumwater — Ubrun, Glasgo. Doubles: Tumwater — Ubrun, Churchill.
Winning pitcher — Glasgo (walked three, struck out two). Losing pitcher — Donovan (walked three, struck out eight).
Hyaks 16, Acorns 1
OYEHUT — Maria Garman homered and doubled as North Beach trounced short-handed Oakville in a non-league game Thursday shortened to three innings by the 15-run mercy rule.
Cora Pope doubled twice for the Hyaks (3-0).
“We’re gelling as a team,” North Beach coach Maynard Reed said. “They’re hitting the ball and running the bases well. It was one of those games we didn’t do much wrong.”
Oakville (0-4) was missing three starters due to a variety of reasons.
The Hyaks also won a largely junior varsity second game, 30-3.
North Beach hosts Lake Quinault in a doubleheader today.
Oak 100 — 1 2 3 NB 4(10)2 — 16 7 1
Albert and Klatush; M. Pope and Takagi.
RBI: North Beach — M. Garman 2. Two hits: North Beach — M. Garman, C. Pope. Home runs: North Beach — M. Garman. Doubles: North Beach — M. Garman, C. Pope 2.
Winning pitcher — M. Pope (walked six; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Albert (walked 12; struck out one).
OCEAN SHORES — Joey Youckton tossed a three-hitter as Oakville thumped North Beach in the first game of a doubleheader, 11-0, on Thursday.
The first game went six innings before it was stopped due to the 10-run mercy rule. Oakville also won the second game, 3-0, in five innings.
Pitchers Austin Perez and Pedro Gonzalez (making his varsity pitching debut) were singled out for their performance on the mound in the first game for the Hyaks (1-3). Neither allowed a walk.
“They (Oakville) really put the ball in play and they are good hitters,” said Hyaks assistant coach Bob Sutter. “Oakville is a good team. They got four hits, including a double in the fifth inning (first game) and capitalized on some walks.”
“In the second game, everybody got to play from both teams and we cleared the benches,” said Sutter. “We are working on our hitting and are looking forward to playing against Lake Quinault.”
That game will be at Amanda Park on April 8 when the Elks return from their road trip.
OAK 101 144 — 11 14 2 NB 000 000 — 0 3 0
J. Youckton and N. Youckton. Perez, Gonzalez (6) and Chong.
RBI: Oakville — J. Youckton 3, N. Youckton 2, Fester 2, Davis 2, Lopez, Newton. Four hits: Oakville — Newton. Three hits: Oakville — J. Youckton. Two hits: Oakville — Lopez, Davis. Doubles: Oakville — Newton.
Winning pitcher — J. Youckton (walked four, struck out nine). Losing pitcher — Perez (walked four, struck out four).
OAK 012 00 — 3 4 1 NB 000 00 — 0 3 2
Ortivez, Lopez (4) and Davis. Turner, Chong (5) and Towery.
RBI: Oakville — Witte. Two hits: Oakville — Witte. Triples: Oakville — Witte.
Winning pitcher — Ortivez ( walked none, struck out four). Losing pitcher — Turner (walked five, struck out three).
T-Birds 128, Bulldogs 68
TUMWATER — Kayla Monroe led Tumwater past Montesano in Evergreen 2A Conference play on Thursday at Tumwater Valley Golf Course.
In a match conducted under the Stableford Scoring System, Monroe led the T-Birds with 35 points.
Kaelyn Walker topped the Bulldogs with a 31.
“Obviously, that was not a team that we are going to be able to compete with right now, but it was a great opportunity for us to get an early round at an unfamiliar course,” said Bulldog head coach Lloyd Aldrich. “(Kaelyn) Walker is playing really steady, consistent golf right now. This was (Aubrey) Teague’s and (Mariah) Williams’ first nine holes of golf ever so that was a good experience for them.”
Tumwater (128) — Kayla Monroe 35, Emillia Wade 17, Bailey Elders 23, Laurel Thimble 20, Anna Bednarik 19, Kyra Ochsner 14.
Montesano (68) — Kaelyn Walker 31, Caity Quinn 8, Morgan Geer 15, Sami St. Onge 10, Aubrey Teague 3, Mariah Williams 1.
CATHLAMET — Willapa Valley’s Nicholas Betrozoff shot a career-best 38 but talented Wahkiakum took boys team honors Thursday at the Skyline Golf Course in Cathlamet.
The well-balanced Mules shot 169, 14 strokes ahead of Valley.
“Wahkiakum coach Bill Olsen complimented the Valley boys for their score of 183,” Willapa Harbor coach Dave Lund reported. “It was the closest anyone has been to them all season. Wahkiakum has an excellent golf team and support staff.”
Valley’s Kaity Nissell and South Bend’s Emma Lorton each shot career-best 52s to share girls medalist honors.
Wahkiakum (169) — Austin Good 41, Elliot Haney 43, Bradley Peek 41, Brysen Coleman 44, Zach Calvert 48, Brook Calvert 44, Eli McElroy 54.
Willapa Valley (183) — Nicholas Betrozoff 38, Connor McAllister 46, Spencer Schwiesow 47, Cameron McAllister 562, Markus Eastham 55, Dylan Barrett 58.
Raymond — John Stigall 61, Nicholas Topping 51, Dakota Topping 60.
South Bend — Miles Davis 53, Zane Johnson 53, Jordon Stigall 72.
Willapa Harbor — Kaity Nissell 52, Emily Fluke 54, Emma Lorton 52, Lexi Mittge 66, Krystal Johnson 69.
Wahkiakum — Maya Stanley 71.