Sports Briefs for Sunday, April 28

Pocklington helps Saints win softball title

A four-run rally in the seventh inning of the second game helped Saint Martin’s University clinch no worse than a share of the Great Northwest Athletic Conference softball championship by sweeping Northwest Nazarene, 9-1 and 5-4, Saturday at the RAC in Lacey.

Aubree Pocklington, Saint Martin’s senior catcher from Montesano, ignited the seventh-inning rally with a leadoff single.

The victories gave the Saints (34-13) a school record for victories. They are only the second Saint Martin’s club to win a conference championship.

Pocklington will be one of four Saint Martin’s players to be honored in Senior Day ceremonies today when the Saints host Central Washington in a doubleheader. The Montesano grad entered the doubleheader batting .286 with four homers and 13 runs batted in.

Fishing good at local lakes

Montesano’s Lake Sylvia had the highest Grays Harbor harvest average on Saturday’s opening day of the state’s lowland lake trout fishing season, according to figures released by the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife.

Anglers at Lake Sylvia had a 3.9 fish per reel catch ratio, according to the Fish & Wildlife survey. The largest fish reported measured 22 inches.

Failor Lake anglers averaged 3.8 per reel, while Lake Aberdeen had a 3.7 harvest average. A seven-pound derby winner was reported at Lake Aberdeen.

The Vance Creek ponds in Elma averaged 2.4 and 2.0 fish per angler.

Anglers at Black Lake in Pacific County averaged 6.6 fish, with fish weighing as much as four pounds. Vegitation control improved fishing conditions from shore, according to Fish & Wildlife sources.

Daily World staff reports