Sports Roundup: Montesano softball uses a six-run frame to beat Lakeside


SOFTBALL

Bulldogs 8, Eagles 5

MONTESANO — A six-run fifth inning ignited Montesano past Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls in a non-league contest Saturday at Crait Field.

The Bulldogs (10-6) trailed the Northeast League champion Eagles 3-0 entering the fifth. After Kasie Kloempken reached on an error, Bobbi Fry, Makenzi Howard, Megan Choate and Carli Cairone delivered consecutive singles. Madison Didion and Staci Schneider singled later in the inning.

All 15 Monte hits in the contest were singles.

Schneider pitched four innings in relief of starter Didion to register the win. She was backed by generally solid defense.

“The big difference was limiting our errors, so our errors didn’t cost us like they did in the Elma games (Thursday),” Monte coach Pat Pace said. “And (we had) timely hits.”

Schneider and Justine Nuckols contributed three hits apiece and were cited by Pace for their offensive contributions. The Bulldogs were without three starters due to academic testing.

Montesano hosts Napavine in another non-leaguer.

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Tiffany and Tawner; Didion, Schneider (4) and Klompken.

RBI: Lakeside — Gentry 2, E. Tiffany. Montesano — Choate, Cairone 2, Nuckols, Schneider 2. Three hits: Lakeside — E. Tiffany. Montesano — Nuckols, Schneider. Two hits: Montesano — Fry, Howard. Triples: Lakeside — E. Tiffany. Doubles: Lakeside — E. Tiffany.

Winning pitcher — Schneider (walked none; struck out one). Losing pitcher — Tiffany (walked one; struck out four).

BOYS SOCCER

Beavers 2, Eagles 1

ELMA — Elma fell short in a second-half comeback in this District IV 1A tournament play-in game with Woodland on Saturday at Davis Field.

This was the season finalè for the Eagles (9-7). The Beavers face Seton Catholic in a winner-to-state. loser-out game on Tuesday at Washougal.

The Beavers went ahead 1-0, 20 minutes into the first half. A penalty kick was awarded to Woodland, with goalkeeper Tyler Davis saving the first attempt. However, the ball rebounded back to the Woodland player, who desposited the rebound into the net.

In the second half, the Eagles battled back with some chances. In the 55th minute, Reynaldo Ayala kicked the ball over the Beavers goalkeeper and Julian Hernandez got the goal, tying the game 1-1.

In the 62nd minute, the Beavers came back with a wide-open player 12 yards out and popped the ball into the corner for the win.

“In the first half, they looked like the better team and dictated the play more than we wanted them to,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “In the second half, there were a few good opportunities for us and we played a little better. We didn’t always mark up the right guys.”

Seaberg praised Ayala for playing well, making the runs he needed to. He also cited Konan Katzer for fine defensive work.

TRACK

Centralia Frosh Meet

CENTRALIA —Twin Harborites notched four wins in the Centralia Freshman Invitational on Saturday.

Raymond’s Alex Vaca won the boys 800 with a time of 2:07.49 — a personal best by some three seconds. He joined Elliot Murdock, Jayce Freeman and James Hamilton on the victorious boys 4x400 relay team. Vaca’s split on the anchor leg was 54.4.

“He tore up the field,” Raymond coach Mike Tully said. “It was a good day, with good performances by the younger kids.”

Ocosta’s Sararose Gallo conquered brutally hot conditions to take the girls 3,200 at 13:04.

“It was a great race under the conditions for the 2-mile,” Wildcat coach Aaron Anderson said. Anderson also praised Marsha Poulsen for personal bests in the shot and discus.

Aberdeen’s McKenzie Brooks took the girls 100 hurdles with a time of 18:24.

Twin Harbors placewinners:

Boys

400 — 3. Elliott Murdock (Raymond). 4. Dylan Calvin (North Beach). 800 —2:07.49 — 1. Alex Vaca (Ray) 1,600 — 2. Wesley Allen (Elma). 3,200 — 2. Wesley Allen (Elma). 300 H — 4. Alex McAra (North Beach). 4x100 R —3. Raymond. 4x400 R — 3:51.4 — Raymond. Shot — 3. James Hamilton (Raymond). 4. Jon Law (Taholah). Disc — 4. George Buck (Taholah). 5. Derrick Winn (Taholah). PV — 5. Logan Truax (Montresano). TJ — 4. Alex Vaca (Raymond).

Girls

100 — 3. Jade Caskey (Aberdeen). 200 — 6. Jade Caskey (Aberdeen). 400 — 2. Jade Caskey (Aberdeen). 3. Kelsey Gundersen (Ocosta). 800 — 4. Sydney Potter (Montesano). 3,200 — 13:04.0 — Sararose Gallo (Ocosta). 4. Pandora Bills (Aberdeen). 100 H — 18:24 — 1. McKenzie Brooks (Aberdeen). 4. Maddie Thompson (Elma). 300 H — 2. Maddie Thompson (E). 5. McKenzie Brooks (Aberdeen). 4x100 R — 4. Ocosta. 4x400 R — Ocosta. Shot — 2. Jenny Crow (Raymond). 4. Conley Doyle (Elma). 6. Marsha Poulsen (Ocosta). Disc — 4. Marsha Poulsen (Ocosta). 5. Conley Doyle (Elma). Jav — 3. Gabby Oatfield (Raymond). HJ — 6. Rachel Saul (Ocosta). LJ — 3. Maddie Thompson (Elma).

C.C. SOFTBALL

Chokers sweep

Stellar hitting by Grays Harbor College led to a sweep of South Puget Sound Community College, 8-0 and 11-2, in an NWAAC Western Division doubleheader on Saturday at Bishop Athletic Complex.

Both games ended after the fifth inning due to the 8-run mercy rule.

In the first game, the Chokers (11-5, 16-17) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning behind a two-RBI home run by Amanda Anderson and a solo home run by Shannon Glenn. Jill Johnson added a home run in the third inning. Anderson and Jasmine Gilmore each had doubles in the first game.

“We came out hitting right away,” GHC head coach Tom Sutera said. “We brought our bats today.”

Sutera praised Johnson for a fine job in the pitching circle, striking out 10 in the first game.

In the second game, Anderson and Gilmore each had home runs in the first inning. Johnson struck out 11.

“Again, we came out hitting (in the second game),” said Sutera. “That was what we needed to do today. We played two full games and that’s what we are trying to do.”

Sutera praised Angela Garcia for her two hits in each game and Anderson for a great job with the bat.

On Tuesday, the Choker women hit the road for a doubleheader in Centralia.

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Rupright and Krumpols. Johnson and Gilmore.

RBI: GHC — Anderson 3, Johnson 2, Rydman, Gilmore, Glenn. Two hits: GHC — Rydman, Anderson, Garcia. Home runs: GHC — Anderson, Glenn, Johnson. Doubles: GHC — Anderson, Gilmore.

Winning pitcher — Johnson (walked none, struck out 10). Losing pitcher — Rupright (walked two, struck out three).

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Rupright, Willey (1), Loete (3) and Krumplos, Gable (3). Johnson and Gilmore.

RBI: SPCC — Edwards, Rupright. GHC — Anderson 5, Gilmore 3, Rydman, Hollenbeck, Glenn. Three hits: GHC — Anderson. Two hits: GHC — Gilmore, Garcia. Home runs: GHC — Anderson, Gilmore. Doubles: SPCC — Rupright.

Winning pitcher — Johnson (walked none, struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Rupright (walked none, struck out none).