Grizzlies 2, Bulldogs 0
On a day befitting the field that the match was played on, Hoquiam and Montesano spent a leisurely 80 minutes playing soccer in this Evergreen 1A matchup at Sea Breeze Oval on Friday.
Anthony Hernandez scored two first-half goals to pace the Grizzlies’ offense, while goalkeeper Jamie Bigbie earned his eighth shutout of the season.
“We had possession most of the time,” HHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “It was one of those games, it was relaxed. There wasn’t much emotion from both teams, maybe because of the weather. It was a bit slow-paced.”
Hernandez converted a 40-yard direct free kick that was half-lob, half-line drive that found Montesano goalkeeper Eduardo Lopez off his line in the 22nd minute. The senior got his second in the 37th minute when he gathered in an Austin Montoure feed inside the penalty area and popped it into the net.
“A couple of mistakes cost us,” Montesano head coach Jeff Lenherr added. “We couldn’t make the most of our opportunities and didn’t match the intensity of the first half. We played better in the second half.”
Hoquiam won the JV match, Andrew Carley was cited for all-around play for Hoquiam.
On Monday, Montesano hosts Rochester. On Tuesday, Hoquiam travels to Tenino.
Eagles 3, Beavers 1
ELMA — Reynaldo Ayala and Trevor Hahn each scored a goal and Hahn made a penalty kick as Elma breezed past Tenino to stay in the running for an Evergreen 1A League playoff spot on Friday at Davis Field.
The Eagles (6-7) went up 1-0 by halftime on Hahn’s PK. The rest of the first half was back and forth between the two teams. The Eagles possessed the ball for the majority of the first half.
Forty-five seconds into the second half, the Beavers were able to steal the ball and score off a waist-high deflection to tie it.
In the 71st minute, Julian Hernandez beat one defender to get the ball and then stole it back from a second defender to assist Ayala who knocked the ball in when it landed in front of Steven Persell.
“Julian made it happen,” said Eagle head coach Carson Seaberg. “We went on to play a full solid game.”
With 3 1/2 minutes remaining, Hahn chased the ball down and knocked it loose. He sailed a shot past the goalkeeper for the final score of the game.
Seaberg praised defender Zach Davis for stepping in for the absent Trent Escoffon and for playing well in that spot the entire game.
Elma’s junior varsity won, 4-1.
Elma travels to Forks on Tuesday. The Eagles must win one more game or Tenino must lose once for Elma to earn a district playoff spot.
RAINIER — Hoquiam’s offense provided plenty of late-game punch, slugging three home runs in the final innings of this Evergreen 1A doubleheader sweep of Rainier on Friday afternoon.
The Grizzlies got two home runs, one each from Drew Bravos and Josh Steen, in the final two innings to secure a 7-3 victory over the Mountaineers. In the nightcap, Michael Browne’s massive two-run home run highlighted a seven-run sixth inning to cap a 13-3, six-inning contest.
“We had 24 hits in the contests,” HHS head coach Steve Jump, “and we really hit the ball hard all day. Even when they weren’t hits, it was right at people or on a line to the outfield hard. That’s a good sign going into Elma (today).”
Bravos slugged a two-run home run in the sixth inning to left field, with Browne on base, for a 6-3 lead. Steen, who threw a complete-game six-hitter on the mound, capped the scoring with a solo home run to center field in the seventh inning. Steen struck out six and walked three on the mound.
Hoquiam (7-4, 10-5) pushed the 10-run mercy rule in the sixth inning with two key hits — a massive two-run home run to left-center field by Browne that scored Ronnie Espedal and a pinch-hit two-run single by Cody Crowell.
Jump also cited Jake Guined and Bravos for two defensive plays that kept Rainier from mounting rallies in both games.
Today, Hoquiam hits the road again, this time to Elma, for a makeup single game at noon.
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Steen and Espedal; Ducharme and Shaw.
RBI: Hoquiam — Steen, Brown 2, Bravos 2. Rainier — Bell 2. Two hits: Hoquiam — Burnett. Rainier — Bell. Home run: Hoquiam — Steen, Bravos. Doubles: Hoquiam — Burnett, Espedal, Brydon, Guined, Chapin. Rainier — Bell 2.
Winning pitcher — Steen (six strikeouts, three walks). Losing pitcher — Ducharme (two strikeouts, one walk).
Rain 010 200 — 3 5 5 Hoq 301 207 — 13 15 1
Champion, Hanson (6) and Shaw; Burnett, Chapin (5), Lowder (6) and Espedal.
RBI: Rainier — Henry. Hoquiam — Browne 3, Burnett 2, Guined 2, Crowell 2, Bravos. Three hits: Hoquiam — Burnett, Guined. Two hits: Hoquiam — Steen, Espedal, Browne. Home run: Hoquiam — Browne. Doubles: Hoquiam — Guined, Lowder.
Winning pitcher — Burnett (four strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Champion (three strikeouts, four walks).
Grizzlies take pair
RAINIER — Jessica Madison pitched a shutout in the opener and drove in seven runs for the day as Hoquiam swept Rainier, 16-0 and 15-0, in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader Friday at Rainier.
Both games were shortened to four innings by the 15-run mercy rule.
Madison lacked only a triple of hitting for the cycle in the first game. Her four hits included a two-run homer in the third inning. Sam King added three hits and Kayla Hillard tripled and doubled for the Grizzlies (7-5).
Brandi Creviston drove in four runs to back the one-hit pitching of Bailee Bradley in the nightcap. Madison knocked in three runs in that contest.
Nicole Kilmer’s two-run homer highlighted a nine-run second inning.
“Everybody from top to bottom hit the ball well and the whole team played well defensively,” HHS coach Keith Reynvaan said.
The Grizzlies journey to Forks for a doubleheader on Monday.
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Madison and King; Madrid and Naumann.
RBI: Hoquiam — Madison 4, Hilliard 3, Stewart 2, Creviston 2, Bradley, Walker. Four hits: Hoquiam — Madison. Three hits: Hoquiam — King. Two hits: Hoquiam — Stewart, Hillard, Edwards, Kilmer. Rainier — Naumann. Home runs: Hoquiam — Madison. Triples: Hoquiam — Hilliard. Doubles: Hoquiam — Hilliard, Madison.
Winning pitcher — Madison (walked none; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Madrid (walked one; struck out none).
Rain 000 0 — 0 1 4 Hoq 392 1 — 15 12 1
Day and Naumann; Bradley and Creviston.
RBI: Hoquiam — Creviston 4, Madison 3, Kilmer 2, Paladin, Hilliard, Stewart, Gwinn. Two hits: Hoquiam — Stewart, Madison, Creviston, Kilmer. Home runs: Hoquiam — Kilmer. Doubles: Hoquiam — Madison, Creviston.
Winning pitcher — Bradley (walked none; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Day (walked five; struck out one).
Chokers 4, Blazers 3
The rain took away the second game, but Grays Harbor College ended the first one on the right note during Friday’s NWAACC Western Division softball doubleheader with Centralia College at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
In the opener, Theresa Mott gave the Chokers a walk-off RBI single to secure a 4-3 victory over the Trail Blazers. In the second game, GHC led 1-0 in the top of the fourth inning before the rain came down and washed the contest away.
“It would have been nice to finish that one off,” GHC head coach Tom Sutera said. “I’d rather win those (walk-offs) than lose those.”
Shelby Pase led off the bottom of the seventh with a single, Bailey Spurgeon drew a one-out walk and Jordan Eberwein tied the game with an RBI double to score Pase. With Spurgeon at third, Mott’s RBI single pushed her home for the game-winner.
Coach Sutera cited Mott for her defense and overall play in the first game and Erica Rydman for her baserunning, which included two stolen bases.
The completion of the second game will be determined at a later date.
Today, GHC (8-6, 9-17) will hit the road to take on Pierce College at Puyallup.
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Givens and Hull; Johnson and DeMoss.
RBI: Centralia — Givens, Dolan, Haugen. Grays Harbor — Eberwein 2, Pase, Mott. Three hits: Centralia — Haugen. Two hits: Centralia — Swan, Givens. Grays Harbor — Pase, DeMoss, Eberwein. Doubles: Centralia — Givens, Dolan. Grays Harbor — DeMoss, Eberwein 2.
Winning pitcher — Johnson (six strikeouts, three walks). Losing pitcher — Givens (seven strikeouts, six walks).
Bobcats 92, Hawks 21
Paige Kuhn led unbeaten Aberdeen past River Ridge on sanded greens in Evergreen 2A Conference play on Friday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
In a match conducted under the Stableford Scoring System, Kuhn was the medalist for the unbeaten Bobcats (5-0) with a 26.
Morgan Evans topped the Hawks with an 11.
“It was a nice round for Paige (Kuhn),” said Bobcat coach Dan Sundstrom. “Overall for the team, it was one of those matches where they had to focus on their own games and not on their opponent. Putting was tough on the sanded greens.”
Aberdeen travels to Riverside Golf Course in Centralia on Monday.
River Ridge (21) — Gretchen Eberl 5, Morgan Evans 11, Laurie Evans 1, Courtney Henderson 2, Sophia Rogalla 2.
Aberdeen (92) — Paige Kuhn 26, Melissa Stevenson 16, Kristen Carson 21, Jill Hardy 14, Emily Penttila 15, Claire Hurd 7.