Jill Johnson struck out 26 in two games to pitch Grays Harbor College to a sweep of Highline Community College in an NWAACC Western Division doubleheader Friday at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
Johnson pitched a two-hitter, striking out 12, in an 8-0 opening-game win. She fanned 14 as the Chokers held off the T-Birds, 3-2, in the nightcap. Johnson ranks second in the NWAACC in strikeouts.
“Jill is really strong and we’ve been riding her all season,” Choker coach Tom Sutera said.
Amanda Anderson, among the league leaders in batting average, provided the big blows in each game for the Chokers (9-5, 14-17).
She drove in four runs in the opening game, while Erica Rydman added three hits. Anderson’s three-run homer in the first inning represented the sum of GHC’s scoring in the second contest.
The Chokers host South Puget Sound in a doubleheader today.
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Andrus and Babcock; Johnson and Gilmore.
RBI: GHC — A. Anderson 4, Rydman, Gilmore, Glenn. Three hits: Grays Harbor — Rydman. Two hits: Grays Harbor — Hollenbeck, A. Anderson. Triple: Grays Harb0r — A. Anderson.
Winning pitcher — Johnson (12 strikeouts, three walks). Losing pitcher — Andrus (seven strikeouts, four walks).
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Marbet and Lightner; Johnson and Gilmore.
RBI: Highline — Lightner, Babcock. Grays Harbor — A. Anderson 3. Two hits: Highline — Evans. Home run: Grays Harbor — A. Anderson. Double: Highline — Andrus.
Winning pitcher — Johnson (14 strikeouts, five walks). Losing pitcher — Marbet (four strikeouts, five walks).
Elks 11, Loggers 1
AMANDA PARK — Richy Carlile, Dalton Lines and Tyler Colton contributed three hits apiece in the same inning as Lake Quinault thumped Wishkah in a non-league contest Friday at Amanda Park.
The Elks (10-5) were locked in a 1-all tie before erupting for nine runs in the third. Four consecutive hits — singles by Carlile, Lines and Santos Venegas, sandwiched around a Tyler Colton double — ignited the outburst.
When the Elks batted around, Carlile doubled and Lines and Colton each singled in their second plate appearances of the inning.
“I think it was a really good game for us offensively and defensively,” Quinault coach Keith Samplawski said. “We were really aggressive at the plate and on the bases.”
Carlile, who came on in relief of Lines in the third inning, struck out eight of the 10 batters he faced.
Bo Barber doubled in the first inning and scored Wishkah’s lone run on a wild pitch. The Loggers completed their season with a 2-9 record.
The Elks host Onalaska on Monday.
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Baltzell, Gardiner (3) and Mitchell; Lines, Carlile (3) and Kalama.
RBI: Lake Quinault — Carlile 2, Lines 3, Colton, Venegas, Kalama. Three hits: Lake Quinault — Lines. Two hits: Lake Quinault — Carlile, Colton. Doubles: Wishkah — B. Barber. Lake Quinault — Carlile, Colton, Kalama.
Winning pitcher — Carlile (walked one; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Baltzell (walked three; struck out three).
Loggerettes 17, Elks 3
AMANDA PARK — Hitting for the cycle as a team in a five-run fourth inning, Wishkah pulled away from Lake Quinault in a non-league game shortened to six innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
The Loggerettes (8-3) snapped a 3-all standoff in the fourth. Freshman Sam Bernhardy and eighth-grader Emily Olson each hit two-run homers in the inning, which also included Teagan Louthan’s triple and doubles by Hannah Olson and Chrissy Rurup.
“It kind of got us moving there,” Wishkah coach Tove Reibel said of the homers. “We started out really slow, I give credit to their pitcher (Mikaila Blackburn). But then we started hitting the ball really well.”
Hannah Olson delivered three doubles to back Louthan’s three-hit pitching. Eighth-grader Alex Kelly had two of Quinault’s hits.
“It was probably one of the best games we’ve had all year,” Quinault coach Darwin Sharrah said. “Teagan’s one of the best pitchers we’ve faced. It seems like every time we have one big inning against us.”
The Loggerettes travel to Ocosta on Tuesday. The Elks (0-11) have a full slate of games next week, beginning with a home date against Oakville on Monday.
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Louthan and H. Olson; M. Blackburn, Rushing (6) and Kelly.
RBI: Wishkah — Bernhardy 2, H. Olson, Louthan 2, E. Olson 2, Ancich 3, Warren, Merrill. Lake Quinault — Alex Kelly 2. Four hits: Wishkah — Bernhardy. Three hits: Wishkah — Louthan, H. Olson. Two hits: Wishkah — Rurup, Ancich. Lake Quinault — Kelly. Home runs: Wishkah — E. Olson, Bernhardy. Triples: Wishkah — Louthan. Doubles: Wishkah — H. Olson 3, Rurup.
Winning pitcher — Louthan (walked five; struck out 14). Losing pitcher — M. Blackburn (walked nine; struck out six).
Subdistrict B tourney
Willapa Valley’s Emily Fluke earned a district berth in the Subdistrict Class B tournament Friday at Highland Golf Course in Cosmopolis.
Fluke carded a 107 to finish third in the 18-hole tourney. Northwest Christian’s Mackenzie Reeves won the tourney with a 102, two strokes ahead of teammate Christy Jung.
Northwest Christian’s Jordyn Wagner claimed the fourth and final district slot with a 111. All advance to a combined District I-II-IV tourney Thursday at Oak Harbor.
Twin Harbors scores:
Willapa Valley — Emily Fluke 107.
South Bend — Emma Lorton 115, Lexi Mittge 128.
Raymond — Amanda Koski 137.
North Beach — Hadley Moore 168.