Sports Roundup: Montesano tops Forks late in baseball


Bulldogs 4, Spartans 2

MONTESANO — Layne Bruner doubled in the sixth inning with the bases loaded and pitched a one-hitter as unbeaten Montesano edged Forks in Evergreen 1A League play on Tuesday at Vessey Field.

The Bulldogs (15-0, 16-0) already clinched the league title on Monday in a game with Tenino.

The game was scoreless through four innings in a pitcher’s duel. The Bulldog bats came alive in the sixth inning behind Bruner’s double and the defense held on for the win.

“It was a good win for us,” Montesano head coach Mike Bruner said. “We could have been a little sharper, but the infield defenders played well to get us the win. Forks has improved a great deal and hung in there with us. Their defense made key plays, but our bats came alive later in the game.”

On Friday, the Bulldogs will host Toutle Lake in a non-league game at Vessey Field.

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Johnson and Hagen; Bruner and Ibabao.

RBI: Montesano — Bruner, Usher, Jensen, Smith. Doubles: Montesano — Bruner.

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

Acorns 8, Loggers 5

OAKVILLE — Wishkah’s Keigan Gardiner and Oakville’s Ray Lopez combined to toss 32 hits in an offensive delight won by the Acorns in this District IV 1B Independent game on Tuesday.

Austin Barber had a triple in the sixth inning for the Loggers (1-7). Bo Barber added a double. The Loggers had the bases loaded in the seventh inning, but could not bring anyone home.

“The fences are high out there, too high for a home run,” Wishkah head coach Travis Warren said. “It was a big hitting ball game, however, and it was an exciting game to be in. For a 1-7 team, we really brought it to them tonight.”

Today, the Loggers will host the Elma junior varsity.

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Gardiner and Mitchell; Lopez and Ortivez.

RBI: Wishkah — Quintero, Mitchell, A. Barber, Gardiner, Baltzell. Oakville — Patricia, A. Youckton. Three hits: Wishkah — Baltzell, A. Barber. Two hits: Wishkah — B. Barber, Gardiner. Triples: Wishkah — A. Barber. Doubles: Wishkah — B. Barber.

Winning pitcher — Gardiner (walked one, struck out five). Losing pitcher — Lopez (walked none, struck out two).


Bulldogs 11, Trojans 1

MONTESANO — Taking on Class 2A Olympic, of Bremerton, Montesano unleashed 17 hits and scored 11 unanswered runs to claim this non-league contest at Crait Field on Tuesday.

Bobbi Fri led off the bottom of the first inning with a inside-the-park home run to center field to highlight a four-hit, three-RBI day. Courtney Swan added three hits and an RBI and Madison Didion helped herself with three RBI on two hits, including a double for Monte (9-4).

Didion threw four innings, struck out two and walked one for the win. Staci Schneider mopped up the fifth inning.

“The good thing about this non-league game is the offense and the defense both fed off of each other,” Montesano head coach Pat Pace said. “The girls had fun and played really good softball tonight.”

In the junior varsity game, Montesano won, 11-1. Hannah Jensen hit a inside-the-park grand slam and finished with seven RBI for Monte.

On Thursday, Montesano travels to rival Elma for a league doubleheader.

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Barry and Prinse; Didion, Schneider (5) and Swan.

RBI: Olympic — Barry. Montesano — Fry 3, Didion 3, Rhoden, Swan, Cairone. Four hits: Montesano — Fry. Three hits: Montesano — Swan. Two hits: Montesano — Rhoden, Nuckols, Didion, Cavanaugh. Home run: Montesano — Fry. Doubles: Montesano — Choate, Swan, Didion.

Winning pitcher — Diddion (two strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Barry (two walks).

Loggerettes 11, Acorns 2

OAKVILLE — A five-run third inning, powered by three doubles, allowed Wishkah to claim this District IV 1B Independent contest over Oakville on Tuesday afternoon.

The Loggerettes got RBI doubles from Teagan Louthan, Ally Ancich and Aleah Park in the third, just three of the 13 hits slugged against Acorn pitching.

“We’ve seen a lot of improvement every day,” Wishkah head coach Tove Reibel said. “The younger players are progressing nicely and we’re really happy with where we’re at right now.”

Louthan struck out 13 in the circle for the win. Louthan and Emily Olson each had three hits at the plate. Both Louthan and Emily Olson were cited by Reibel for their hitting.

Today, Wishkah stays home to greet Elma’s junior varsity team.

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Louthan and H. Olson; Bramer and McElvain.

RBI: Wishkah — Bernhardy, H. Olson, Louthan 2, Ancich, Park 2. Oakville — McElvain, Daniels. Three hits: Wishkah — E. Olson, Louthan. Two hits: Wishkah — H. Olson, Ancich, Park. Oakville — Daniels. Home run: Oakville — McElvain. Triple: Wishkah — Bernhardy. Doubles: Wishkah — E. Olson, Louthan, Ancich, Park. Oakville — Lewis, Daniels.

Winning pitcher — Louthan (13 strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Bramer (six strikeouts, six walks).

Girls Golf

Grizzlies 209, Wildcats 210

An inspired Hoquiam team edged LaCenter in a Southwest Washington 1A League match on a sunny Tuesday at Highland Golf Course in Cosmopolis.

Emma Yates was the medalist for the Wildcats with a 44. Katie Skolrood shot low for the Grizzlies with a 48.

“Katie (Skolrood) and Kaitlyn (Mason) played the best game they’ve had all year,” Hoquiam girls golf coach Patty Sundstrom said. “They really pushed each other. Plus, the sun came out and everyone was in a good mood. It was a huge improvement over our last two matches.”

Kathleen Yi shot a 58 for Hoquiam in the junior varsity match.

The Grizzlies (4-1) received a forfeit on Monday night at Riverside Golf Course in Rochester due to a lack of eligible players for the Warriors. The medalist for Hoquiam was Skolrood with a 54.

On Thursday, Hoquiam will travel to Ilwaco.

Hoquiam (209) — Katie Skolrood 48, Kaitlyn Mason 49, Brittany Nations 55, Megan Gibson 59, Emma Estes 60, Kelci Parker 57.

LaCenter (210) — Lindsie Snyder 51, Alexandra Chord 49, Emma Yates 44, Morgan Michelletti 66, Lydia Denney Inc.

Bulldogs 229, Fishermen 248

ELMA — Kaelyn Walker led Montesano past Ilwaco on a sunny Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course in Elma.

Walker finished as the medalist with a 45. Phoebe Milsap scored low for the Fishermen with a 59.

“The girls have been really consistent so far this year overall, which has been nice,” Montesano head coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “Hopefully, we’ll be able to keep that up.”

On Thursday, the Bulldogs travel to Kalama.

Montesano (229) — Kaelyn Walker 45, Caity Quinn 66, Madi Beesaw 58, Morgan Geer 60, Sami St. Onge 73, Ashley Aschim 73.

Ilwaco (248) — Phoebe Milsap 59, Brittany King 61, Kempsey Ward 68, Ahna Neace 60, Allison Booney 68, Stephanie Kelly 85.

C.C. Baseball

Gators 4, Chokers 0

At Ken Waite Field, Green River’s Anthony McCarthy threw a three-hitter to lead the Gators to an NWAACC Western Division win over the Chokers on Tuesday.

Five errors in Grays Harbor’s ledger didn’t help matters. Cameron Duckett had two of GHC’s three hits on the day and Chase Johanson took the loss on the mound.

On Friday, GHC (4-12, 6-25) visits Clark College for a division doubleheader.

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McCarthy, Meister (7) and Foster; Johanson and Schlesser.

RBI: Green River — Burns, Sansom 2, Berens. Two hits: Green River — Burns. Grays Harbor — Duckett. Home run: Green River — Sansom. Double: Green River — Burns.

Winning pitcher — McCarthy (four strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Johanson (four strikeouts, three walks).