Sports Briefs 5/1


Rain claims baseball/softball schedule

Rain on Sunday night and Monday morning did a number on both the athletic fields of Grays Harbor and the schedules for several Harbor schools on Monday afternoon.

For Hoquiam, Montesano and Elma, all of their Evergreen 1A baseball and softball games were washed out and rescheduled as doubleheaders today — Hoquiam at Forks; Montesano hosts Rochester; Elma hosts Onalaska.

Wishkah’s baseball/softball doubleheaders with Coastal League rival Taholah was also washed out, pushing the twin bills to Wednesday.

Aberdeen and Montesano’s girls tennis matches were also rained out. Aberdeen will not reschedule with Centralia, while a makeup date for Montesano has yet to be determined.

Hatton loses first pro fight

Competing for the CageSport bantamweight title on Saturday night, Aberdeen’s Jeff Hatton suffered his first loss via technical knockout to Brandoln Hempleman at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma.

Hatton (6-1) initially got to the King Of The Cage bantamweight title holder, but Hempleman landed a hard knee and Hatton was unable to defend himself, ending the fight 2:55 into the first round.

In June, Hatton will travel to Montreal, Quebec, Canada to compete in Impact MMA’s event in the first of a three-fight deal with the Canadian promotion.

Chokers baseball swept on Sunday

Grays Harbor’s baseball team took one on the chin on Sunday, losing a NWAACC Western Division doubleheader, 11-1 and 10-1, at Green River Community College.

Garrett Payne and Alex Shonhans took the loss on the mound for the Chokers (1-15, 4-29).

“Overall we are getting out played,” GHC head coach Shon Schreiber said. “We are give teams five to six outs per inning and they are taking advantage of that. We as coaches need to step up and continue to coach to try to find away to win a game or two.”

On Saturday, GHC will host a doubleheader against Lower Columbia at Ken Waite Field.

Daily World staff reports