LACEY — Tucker Ibabao pitched a five-inning no-hitter and Montesano put on a hitting clinic in decisively sweeping Rainier, 23-0 and 19-1, in an Evergreen 1A doubleheader Thursday at the RAC Complex in Lacey.
Montesano pitchers Ibabao, Matthew Jensen and Elliot Mendenhall combined to allow one hit and one walk, while striking out 26 against the undermanned Mountaineers in the two contests.
Ibabao came within a first-inning infield error of pitching a perfect game in the opener.
“He had command of two pitches and mixed them up well,” Monte coach Mike Bruner said. “He was pounding the strike zone with both pitches and had a great game.”
The Bulldogs, meanwhile, rolled up 37 hits in the doubleheader. Shad Rogers had four hits and three RBIs in the opener while Ibabao aided his own cause with three hits and four RBIs.
Layne Bruner knocked in five runs with three hits in the nightcap. Elliot Mendenhall also had three hits and Richard Smith drove in three runs for the Bulldogs (4-0, 5-0).
“I think we showed pretty good plate discipline, waiting for good pitches to hit,” Coach Bruner said.
The Bulldogs are idle until Thursday, when they journey to Forks for a doubleheader.
Monte 1(12)4 42 — 23 18 1 Rain 000 00 — 0 0 3
Ibabao and Bussard; Bell, Buck (2), Harrison (3), Chatman (5) and Hansen.
RBI: Montesano — Rogers 3, Nelson 2, Cavanaugh 2, Ibabao 4, Bialkowsky, Mendenhall 3, Bruner, Smith 2, Roy. Four hits: Montesano — Rogers. Three hits: Montesano — Ibabao. Two hits: Montesano — Nelson, Cavanaugh, Bussard, Smith. Doubles: Montesano — Rogers, Nelson, Ibabao 2.
Winning pitcher — Ibabao (walked none; struck out 13). Losing pitcher — Bell (walked four; struck out one).
Monte 1(14)0 22 — 19 19 2 Rain 000 10 — 1 1 2
Jensen, Mendenhall (4) and Bussard; Kowalski, Christian (2) and Hansen.
RBI: Montesano — Rogers 2, Ibabao 2, Mendenhall, Bruner 5, Usher, Bussard 2, Smith 3. Three hits: Montesano — Bruner, Mendenhall. Two hits: Montesano — Ibabao, Bialkowsky, Usher, Bussard, Smith. Doubles: Montesano — Cavanaugh, Ibabao, Bruner, Usher.
Winning pitcher — Jensen (walked none; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Kowalski (walked two; struck out two).
Wildcats 8, Navigators 0
WESTPORT — Three Ocosta pitchers combined on a two-hitter in an 8-0 rout of Northwest Christian in a Pacific League game Thursday at GAR Park.
Alex Campos, Shane Golphenee and Kurt Bambauer teamed up to shut down the Navigators three days after a three-pitcher victory over North Beach.
“I feel like we’ve got three or four decent starting-type pitchers that we can rotate for three or four innings so nobody gets tired out,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “I’m not a big believer in pitch counts, but we’ve done a good job keeping pitchers under 60 pitches.”
J.J. Wahl ripped three hits, including an RBI double in the third inning that opened the scoring. Campos followed with a two-run single for a 3-0 lead.
The Wildcats (2-0, 3-0) are scheduled to face the Montesano junior varsity today at a site to be determined.
NWC 000 000 0 — 0 2 1 Oco 003 041 x — 8 7 3
Thomas, Boogerd (5), Stottlemyre (6) and Stottlemyre, Thomas (6); Campos, Golphenee (3), Bambauer (7) and Krigbaum.
RBI: Ocosta — Wahl, Campos 3, D. Tucker 2. Three hits: Ocosta — Wahl. Two hits: Ocosta — Campos. Doubles: Ocosta — Wahl 2, D. Tucker.
Winning pitcher — Golphenee (walked none; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Thomas (walked three; struck out eight).
CHEHALIS — Nicholas Betrozoff picked up medalist honors in the rain on Thursday for Willapa Valley as the Vikings secured a five-team match victory at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis.
Betrozoff shot a 45, with teammate Connor McAllister adding a 48, as the Vikings finished at 199, 24 shots better than host Adna. Raymond, led by Landon Maneman’s 55, took third at 237. South Bend and Northwest Christian were incomplete.
“We were really pleased with Nicholas and his 45, even though he was disappointed with his putting,” Willapa Harbor head coach Dave Lund said.
On Monday, Willapa Harbor will host North Beach and Adna.
Willapa Valley (199) — Nicholas Betrozoff 45, Connor McAllister 48, Cameron McAllister 54, Dylan Barrett 61, Spencer Schwiesow 52, Markus Eastham 50.
Adna (223) — Nolan Wagner 54, Jake Ferrier 58, John Kruger 51, Connor Nocis 60.
Raymond (237) — John Stigall 58, Landon Maneman 55, Dakota Topping 63, Nicholas Topping 61.
South Bend (Inc.) — Miles Davis 53, Zane Johnson 57, Jordon Stigall 64.
Northwest Christian (Inc.) — Jack McQuarrie 49, Jonah Dillingham 52, Aaron Fox 63.