Prep Roundup: Goldsmith pitches and bats Eagles past Napavine


Eagles 8, Tigers 3

NAPAVINE — Brooke Goldsmith homered twice and struck out 11 as Elma topped Napavine in a non-league game on Friday at Napavine.

Goldsmith gave the Eagles a permanent lead by homering on the first pitch of the game. She followed with another homer in the fourth and Kayla Pacheco added a homer in the four-run seventh inning for the Eagles (2-0).

“We came out strong on the first pitch and made a statement,” said Eagles head coach Janene Todd.

The Tigers scored in the fifth and sixth innings, delivering a home run and double in those innings.

On Tuesday, Elma hosts Toutle Lake in a doubleheader.

EL 200 200 4 — 8 11 1 NAP 000 021 0 — 3 6 1

Goldsmith, Cooper (5), Goldsmith (6) and Wollen. Peters, Olson (5) and Bornstein, Griffith (5).

RBI: Elma — Goldsmith 3, Anglin, Pacheco 3. Napavine — Barada 2, Atkins. Three hits: Elma — Goldsmith. Two hits: Elma — Burbidge. Home runs: Elma — Goldsmith 2, Pacheco. Napavine — Barada. Doubles: Napavine — Sonlinger.

Winning pitcher — Goldsmith (walked three, struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Olson (walked one, struck out one).

Tornados 6, Bulldogs 2

YELM — Yelm jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first three innings and went on to topple Montesano in non-league play on Friday at Yelm.

Bobbi Fry had two hits for the Bulldogs (0-1) and Courtney Swan had a double. The Bulldogs, however, were unable to capitalize on many of their scoring chances.

“The game, for us, was a case of missed opportunities, offensively and defensively,” said Bulldog head coach Pat Pace. “We loaded the bases without always scoring runs.”

The Bulldogs will hit the road to the Black Hills Jamboree today.

Mon 000 101 0 — 2 6 5 Yelm 032 100 x — 6 8 2

Schneider, Didion (2) and Swan. Dehan, Mend (4) and Porann.

RBI: Montesano — Cairone. Yelm — Finch 2, Matthews, Robertson, Bishop 2. Two hits: Montesano — Fry. Yelm — Robertson, Bishop. Doubles: Montesano — Swan. Yelm — Robertson.

Winning pitcher — Dehan (walked one, struck out three). Losing pitcher — Schneider (walked two, struck out one).

JV — Montesano 6, Yelm 2. Makenzi Howard went 2-for-3 for Montesano.


Bulldogs 11, Tornados 3

YELM — A five-run fourth inning helped lift Montesano past Class 4A Yelm in a non-league game Friday. Originally scheduled for Montesano, the contest was shifted to Yelm due to superior field conditions.

The Bulldogs (2-0) snapped a 2-2 standoff with their big fourth inning. Zack Nelson’s two-run single and Kody Usher’s RBI single were the key hits in that inning.

“In that fourth inning, we showed good plate discipline, grinding out some at bats, getting guys on base and getting some clutch hits,” Monte coach Mike Bruner said.

Usher finished with three hits and three RBIs, while Nelson added two hits and two RBIs.

After struggling a bit with wet weather conditions in the early innings, Tucker Ibabao settled down and pitched five innings to pick up the victory. Elliot Mendenhall finished up on the mound.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to return to Evergreen 1A League play Tuesday at Tenino.

Mon 101 520 2 — 11 9 0 Yelm 020 010 0 — 3 10 5

Ibabao, Mendenhall (6) and Bussard; Polzin, (first reliever unavailable), Keesler (6) and Matthews.

RBI: Montesano — Rogers, Nelson 2, Jensen, Usher 3. Yelm — Pablo, Brackett, Slorekitreat. Three hits: Montesano — Usher. Two hits: Montesano — Nelson. Yelm — Pablo, Polzin, Packaro. Doubles: Montesano — Nelson, Usher. Yelm — Matthews.

Winning pitcher — Ibabao (walked three; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Polzin (walked two; struck out two).