Sports Roundup: Ocosta stays alive at district


BASEBALL

Wildcats 14, Comets 1

ADNA — Freshmen Peter Samuelson and Matthew Clark combined to drive in five runs as Ocosta stayed alive in the District IV Class 2B Tournament with a five-inning rout of Naselle on Tuesday at Adna.

The Wildcats (12-7) face Adna at noon Saturday at Mossyrock. Win or lose, they will play a second game on Saturday. They need no worse than a split to clinch a regional berth.

Ocosta settled matters yesterday with a seven-run first inning — with six scoring with two out.

Caleb Tackett opened the scoring with an RBI double. Alex Campos doubled later in the inning. Samuelson delivered a two-run single and Clark capped the inning with a two-run triple.

Campos finished with three hits, including two doubles, for Ocosta. Tackett, with relief help from Leeroy Rindlisbacher, picked up the win.

“Shoot, we had 12 hits, that ties our season high,” Ocosta coach Jason Quinby said. “I was very pleased with our approach at the plate. We came out swinging.”

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Greenfield, York (4) and deMontadouin; Tackett, Rindlisbacher (4) and Krigbaum.

RBI: Naselle — Greenfield. Ocosta — Bambauer, Tackett, Campos, Tucker, Samuelson 2, Clark 3. Three hits: Ocosta — Campos. Two hits: Ocosta — Tackett, Clark. Triples: Ocosta — Clark. Doubles: Ocosta — Campos 2, Tackett, Tucker.

Winning pitcher — Tackett (walked one; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Greenfield (walked two; struck out five).

SOFTBALL

Tigers 7, Bulldogs 2

MONTESANO — Napavine used timely hitting to beat Montesano in a non-league game Tuesday at Crait Field.

While the Class 2B Tigers made the most of eight singles, the Bulldogs (10-7) failed to capitalize on their scoring opportunities.

“When timely hitting was on our side Saturday (in a win over Lakeside of Nine Mile Falls), we stranded seven runners in scoring position (today),” Monte coach Pat Pace said, “and they had the hits when they needed them.”

Megan Choate had two hits for the Bulldogs.

Montesano closes out Evergreen 1A League play with a home doubleheader against Rochester on Thursday.

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Peters, Olsen (5) and Barnstein; Schneider, Didion (3) and Swan.

RBI: Napavine — Pannette 2, Dickinson 2, Sanlinger, Griffith. Montesano — Schneider, Swan. Two hits: Napavine — Pannette, Sanlinger. Montesano — Choate.

Winning pitcher — Peters (walked two; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Schneider (walked two; struck out one).

Wildcats 14, Wildcats 4

WESTPORT — Scoring in every inning, Ocosta trounced Wishkah in five innings in a non-league game Tuesday at Westport.

Up 4-3 after three innings, the Wildcats broke it open with two runs in the fourth and eight in the fifth.

“Four of our seven errors were in the last two innings,” Wishkah coach Tove Reibel said. “We struggled with the stability of pitching and errors and they capitalized on that.”

Ocosta’s Lexie Schmeling and Wishkah’s Teagan Louthan had two hits each.

Wishkah (8-4) will compete in the district 1B tournament Saturday, opening against Oakville at noon.

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Louthan, Bernhardy (4) and H. Olson; Sweeney and Rutzer.

Two hits: Wishkah — Louthan. Ocosta — Schmeling. Doubles: Wishkah — Park, Louthan.

Winning pitcher — Sweeney (walked four; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Louthan (walked three; struck out six).

Elks swept

AMANDA PARK — Sammy Rae struck out 21 in nine innings as Quilcene swept Lake Quinault, 9-1 and 15-8, in a non-league doubleheader Tuesday at Amanda Park.

Quilcene’s Megan Welker contributed nine hits in the pair of five-inning contests.

Tonya Mullins and Mikaila Blackburn delivered three hits apiece for the Elks (0-14) in the second game. Eighth-grader Alex Kelly added two hits in that contest and has now produced 13 hits in her past eight games.

Quinault coach Darwin Sharrah saw signs of progress.

“(Rae) no-hit us the first time we faced her and we had six hits off her this time (in the first game),” Sharrah said. “And our errors are down.”

The Elks visit the Forks junior varsity today.

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Rae and Welker; Mullins and M. Blackburn.

RBI: Quilcene — Welker, Rae 2, Hughes 4, Viloria. Lake Quinault — Kelly. Four hits: Quilcene — Welker. Two hits: Quilcene — Rae, Hughes. Lake Quinault — Silva, Thomas. Home runs: Quilcene — Rae. Triples: Quilcene — Hughes.

Winning pitcher — Rae (walked four; struck out 13). Losing pitcher — Mullins (walked four; struck one).

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Kieffer, Rae (2) and Ward, Welker (2); M. Blackburn and Neeland.

RBI: Quilcene — Welker 3, Mason 3, Rae 2, Hughes 2, Kieffer 2. Lake Quinault — Mullins 3, Blackburn 3, Kelly 2. Three hits: Quilcene — Welker. Two hits: Quilcene — Mason, Kieffer. Lake Quinault — Blackburn, Kelly. Doubles: Quilcene — Welker, Rae, Bailey. Lake Quinault — Allen, Mullins, Blackburn.

Winning pitcher — Rae (walked one; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Blackburn (walked 10; struck out seven).

GIRLS GOLF

Bulldogs 215, Eagles 239

ELMA — Montesano used greater depth to beat Elma in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge G.C.

Elma’s Lauryn Keating, despite hitting only three fairways, scrambled for a 39 that earned medalist honors. Montesano’s Kaelyn Walker fired a 42, while teammates Morgan Geer and Madi Besaw each shot in the 50s.

“Kaelyn was steady as always and Madi and Morgan have really gotten consistent this season,” Bulldog coach Lloyd Aldrich said.

The Eagles will host Hoquiam on Thursday, while the Bulldogs will collect a forfeit from Rochester.

Montesano (215) — Kaelyn Walker 42, Caity Quinn 67, Madi Besaw 54, Morgan Geer 53, Sami St. Onge 68, Ashley Aschim 66.

Elma (239) — Lauryn Keating 39, Payton Dineen 62, Taylor Peek 73, Morgan Rockey 65.

C.C. SOFTBALL

Chokers split

CENTRALIA — Three home runs in the second game helped Grays Harbor College to an 8-3 victory over Centralia and a split of their NWAACC Western Division doubleheader Tuesday at Centralia.

Centralia won the opener, 6-2.

Grays Harbor’s Amanda Anderson blasted her 14th home run of the season in the second game. Teammate Shannon Glenn, who had also homered in the first game, connected for her eighth HR in the nightcap. Erica Rydman, better known as a slap-hitting leadoff batter, also cleared the fence for her first of the season.

“We have over 30 home runs on the year, it is becoming a part of our game,” Choker coach Tom Sutera said. “It’s contagious. Nothing like a three-run homer to get you back in the game.”

Jill Johnson pitched an eight-hitter to collect the victory in the opening game.

Centralia did all its scoring in the first three innings of the opening game. Montesano grad Elissa Mendenhall had three hits in each game for the Blazers.

Having already clinched their second straight berth in the NWAACC Tournament, the Chokers (12-6, 17-18) close out league play at Pierce in a doubleheader Friday.

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Johnson and Gilmore; Randt and Klingberg.

RBI: GHC — Glenn. Centralia — Knutz 2, Klingberg 2, Vanderpool, Knutz. Three hits: Grays Harbor — Hollenbeck. Centralia — Mendenhall. Two hits: Grays Harbor — Glenn. Centralia — Fisher, Klingberg. Home runs: GHC — Glenn. Centralia — Knutz, Klingberg. Triples: Centralia — Mendenhall. Doubles: Centralia — Mendenhall, Fisher.

Winning pitcher — Randt (walked one; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Johnson (walked none; struck out 14).

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Johnson and Gilmore; Givens, Randt (5) and Klingberg.

RBI: GHC — Anderson 2, Glenn 2, Rydman, Hollenbeck, Swarts. Centralia — Knutz, Givens. Three hits: Centralia — Mendenhall. Two hits: GHC — Rydman, Glenn. Centralia — Klingberg. Home runs: GHC — Rydman, Anderson, Glenn. Centralia — Knutz. Doubles: GHC — Rydman, Johnson. Centralia — Givens, Klingberg.

Winning pitcher — Johnson (walked one; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Givens (walked one; struck out two).