ROCHESTER — Hoquiam rode solid pitching and defense to sweep Rochester, 5-2 and 6-5, in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader Friday at Rochester.
Grizzly pitchers Sammy Lowder and Josh Steen each scattered seven hits in complete-game victories. Lowder struck out 11 in the opener, while Steen withstood a late Rochester comeback in the nightcap.
Hoquiam coach Steve Jump was equally pleased with his club’s fielding.
“Overall, I thought our defense was exceptional,” Jump said.
The Grizzlies (2-1) moved in front to stay in the opening game with a two-run fourth inning that included singles by Lowder and Kolby Standstipher.
Drew Bravos drove in three runs in the nightcap. His two-run double in the fourth inning proved to be the difference.
Camden Anderson and Blake Kelly were cited for their outfield defense.
The Grizzlies host Rainier in a single game Tuesday.
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Lowder and Bishop; Dustin Wilson and Deal.
RBI: Hoquiam — Guined, Kolby Standstipher, Brydon 2. Rochester — Eastman, Wilson. Three hits: Rochester — Fosnacht. Two hits: Hoquiam — Guined, Lowder, Kolby Standstipher. Rochester — Wilson. Triples: Rochester — Eastman.
Winning pitcher — Lowder (walked one; struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Wilson (walked one; struck out five).
Hoq 111 210 0 — 6 7 1 Roch 010 102 1 — 5 7 2
Steen and Bishop; Brien and Wilson.
RBI: Hoquiam — Anderson, Lowder, Bravos 3. Rochester — Deal, Haley, Wilson. Two hits: Hoquiam — Kelly, Lowder. Rochester — Eastman, Deal. Doubles: Hoquiam — Bravos, Guined. Rochester — Wilson.
Winning pitcher — Steen (walked four; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Brien (walked four; struck out four).
Eagles 4, Seagulls 1
SEASIDE, Ore. — Todd Swinhart broke open a 1-1 tie in the fifth inning by legging out a two-run inside-the-park home run to pace Elma over host Seaside in a non-league contest on Friday.
Swinhart’s home run was one of two extra-base hits for the Eagles (2-1) on the day. Nick Camenzind slugged a double as well in support of four Elma pitchers.
Kai Hamilton picked up the win in two innings of work, striking out five and walking one.
“That was a nice clutch hit for us,” Elma head coach Scott Rowland said of Swinhart’s hit. “He has some exceptional speed, which made it easy for him to score. The goal today was to get everyone some time to throw. It’ll be the same thing (today) as well. They’re all good to go. Hamilton, coming in and striking out five in two innings of work, is pretty good.”
Today, Elma finishes its road trip with a game against Roosevelt High School at Seaside.
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Sutten, Neary (3), Hamilton (5), Simpson (7) and Black; Tadei, Black (6) and Quicke.
RBI: Elma — Swinhart 2, Black. Seaside — LaCoste. Two hits: Seaside — LaCoste. Home run: Elma — Swinhart. Double: Elma — Camenzind.
Winning pitcher — Hamilton (five strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Tadei (one strikeout).
Bulldogs JV 16, Wildcats 7
WESTPORT — Montesano’s junior varsity squad scored in all but one inning and took advantage of seven hit batters and nine walks by Ocosta pitchers to win this non-league contest at GAR Park on Friday.
The Bulldogs got two hits from Cole Nelson, Jake Herzog and Sean Connell each and put the game away with a six-run fifth inning. The Wildcats fielded an inexperiend pitching corps for the contest, but raised their team batting average at the plate.
“We had a lot of inexperienced pitching on the mound,” Ocosta head coach Jason Quinby said. “We used it as a JV game for ourselves, too. Monte put the ball in play and made us make the players. We had five errors.”
J.J.Wahl, Brian Hart and Shane Golphenee each had two hits for Ocosta, with Wahl driving in two runs.
On Monday, Ocosta (2-4) hit the road to take on Wishkah.
Monte 202 262 2 — 16 10 0 Oco 203 110 0 — 7 7 5
England, Nelson (3), Herzog (5) and Cav; Hart, E. Tucker (3), D. Tucker (5), Wahl (5), Quinby (7) and Wahl, Hart (3).
RBI: Montesano JV — Cav, Olson, Nelson 2, England 2, Connell 2, Herzog 2, Landry. Ocosta — Wahl 2, Hart, Quinby, Samuelson. Two hits: Montesano JV — Nelson, Connell, Herzog. Ocosta — Wahl, Hart, Golphenee. Double: Ocosta — Hart.
Winning pitcher — Herzog (two strikeouts, three walks). Losing pitcher — D. Tucker (three walks).
Eagles 5, Spartans 1
ELMA — It took an opening goal from Forks to get Elma’s offensive engine running on Friday as the hosts produced five unanswered first-half goals to win this Evergreen 1A match at Davis Field.
Trevor Hann scored twice for the Eagles (2-2), with Reynaldo Ayala and Edgar Hermenegildo each marking one goal each. Elma’s fifth goal of the match came on a Forks own goal in the 39th minute.
“It is too bad that our guys had to wait for them to score before they got going,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “That is a bad habit to get into. The guys played well overall. We pressured them, maintained possession and had some more chances.”
Forks scored on a volley shot in the 13th minute to open the match’s scoring. Four minutes later, Hann, who was moved up from the defensive back line to forward, notched his first goal of the match on a solo run down the right side and a shot just inside the right post.
Hann got his second goal off a Hermenegildo cross in the 21st minute, while Ayala scored on an unassisted run in the 29th minute. Hermenegildo got his goal when his header off a header pass across the goal by Julian Hernandez that just crossed the goal line in the 33rd minute.
There was no junior varsity match played. On Wednesday, Elma hits the road to take on East County rival Montesano.
North Beach match
OCEAN SHORES — Three River Christian’s Logan Woods and Wahkiakum’s Mya Stanley took medalist honors during a three-school golf match hosted by North Beach on Thursday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.
Woods carded a 44 to lead the boys, while Stanley shot a 59 to pace the girls. North Beach’s Hadley Moore, who shot a 68, was the only other girls competitor.
Tyler Turner was low for North Beach’s boys with a 60. Scores:
North Beach — Tyler Turner 60, Jordan Chong 61, Aaron Thomas 63, Justin Chong 68, Nolan Bouma 91.
Three Rivers — Logan Woods 44, Andrew Hilger 58, Noah Mock 62, Miykal Tevis 73.
Wahkiakum — Eliot Haney 45, Austin Good 47, Bryson Coleman 48, Bradley Peek 53, Zach Calvert 56, Eli McElroy 69.
North Beach — Hadley Moore 68.
Wahkiakum — Mya Stanley 59.