Bobcats 8, Wolves 5
TUMWATER — Using a barrage of singles to build a big early lead, Aberdeen withstood a Black Hills rally in an Evergreen 2A Conference game Friday at Tumwater.
The Bobcats (2-7, 2-8) collected 12 hits, all of them singles. They somehow survived their pitchers issuing 10 walks and hitting two batters, as Josh Collett, Tyler Ames and C.J. Oldham combined on a three-hitter.
In contrast to their recent outings, the Cats did most of their damage early. A four-run fifth inning highlighted by Gabe Turner’s two-run single gave them an 8-1 lead. Chase Johnson, Collett and Ames also had singles in that frame.
“We came out and swung it, which was completely the opposite from yesterday (a loss to the same Wolves),” AHS coach Shon Schreiber said. “We played with fire the whole time.”
Collett worked the first five innings before control problems finally got the best of him in the sixth. Ames worked his way out of that inning but encountered trouble in the seventh.
Entering the game with a four-run lead but with two runners out and none out, freshman Oldham needed only seven pitches to end the game, allowing a sacrifice fly in the process.
Ames, Turner, Erikk Machowek and Cole Edwards had two hits each for the Bobcats. Deon Schlesser was cited for fine defense in the outfield.
Aberdeen travels to Capital on Tuesday. A reference in the On the Schedule section to a home game Monday is in error.
Aberdeen200 240 0 — 8 12 0 Black Hills 000 103 1 — 5 3 2
Collett, Ames (6), Oldham (7) and Turner; Coates, Anderson (5), Hutson (7) and Ames.
RBI: Aberdeen — Ames 2, Machowek, Logan, Turner 3. Black Hills — Ames, Warren, Warner. Two hits: Aberdeen — Edwards, Ames, Machowek, Turner. Doubles: Black Hills — Warren, Lesman.
Winning pitcher — Collett (walked eight; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Coates (walked one; struck out one).
Mules 13, Wolfpack 2
CATHLAMET — Breaking open a tight game with a nine-run sixth inning, Wahkiakum finished off Twin Valley in a non-league game shortened by the 10-run mercy rule.
The Lake Quinault/Wishkah combine grabbed the early lead on Jacob Gardiner’s two-run single in the first inning and trailed only 4-2 entering the sixth. But the Wolfpack was skating on thin ice even at that point due to control difficulties and the Mules finally capitalized in the sixth.
Twin Valley pitchers issued 11 walks and hit four batters. The Wolfpack, meanwhile, struck out 14 times.
“It felt like we were setting ourselves up for failure the whole game,” Twin Valley coach Keith Samplawski said.
Julio Silva, ordinarily an outfielder, was cited for filling in at catcher for the Wolfpack (2-4).
Twin Valley visits North Beach on Monday.
Twin Valley 200 000 — 2 4 3 Wahkiakum 101 029 — 13 8 1
Kalama, Anderson (4), Diggle (6) and Silva, Kalama (6); Blix, Brown (6) and Mackey.
RBI: Twin Valley — Gardiner 2. Wahkiakum — Wegs 2, Blix 4, Doumit 2, Terpstra, Barton. Two hits: Twin Valley — Baltzell. Wahkiakum — Brown, Doumit. Doubles: Wahkiakum — Wegs, Blix.
Winning pitcher — Blix (walked two; struck out 12). Losing pitcher — Anderson (walked three; struck out two).
Bulldogs win twice
YAKIMA — Staci Schneider’s fine pitching enabled Montesano to win two of three games in a tripleheader against upper-classification foes Friday at Yakima.
The Bulldogs trounced Class 2A East Valley of Yakima, 11-2, and Class 3A West Valley of Yakima, 12-2. They lost to Class 3A Ellensburg, 5-1.
Schneider allowed only four hits in each of the two victories. As importantly, she walked only two in 13 innings.
“She did a great job hitting her points,” Bulldog assistant coach Lucas Wisdom reported. “Defensively, we played pretty well in all three.”
Madi Studer had three hits against East Valley and Schneider helped her own cause with three hits against West Valley. Montesano’s 27 hits in the three games included only one extra-base blow, a double by Alyssa Gustafson against Ellensburg.
The Bulldogs (4-3) host Rainier in a makeup doubleheader Monday.
Monteasno 102 143 0 — 11 11 1 East Valley 010 001 0 — 2 4 v1
Schneider and Kloempken; Brautie and Garerecz.
RBI: Montesano — Cavanah, Gustafson, Jensen, Ashlock, Choate, Schneider, Studer 2. East Valley — n/a. Three hits: Montesano — Studer. Two hits: Montesano — Schneider, Ashlock, Cavanah. East Valley — Leach.
Winning pitcher — Schneider (walked none; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Brautie (walked seven; struck out three).
Montesano 000 000 1 — 1 6 1 Ellensburg 201 110x — 510 2
Didion and Kloempken, Gustafson (6); Burgess and Griffin.
Two hits: Montesano — Gustafson, Choate. Ellensburg — Malcolm, Griffin, Hannahs. Home runs: Ellensburg — Malcolm, Kopczynski. Doubles: Montesano — Alyssa Gustafson. Ellensburg — Burgess.
Winning pitcher — Burgess (walked none; struck out seven). Losing pitcher — Didion (walked none; struck out five).
Montesano 091 02 — 12 10 3 West Valley 000 20 — 2 4 2
Schneider and Klompken; Ringer, Trevino (3) and Clark.
Three hits: Montesano — Schneider. Two hits: Montesano — Jensen. West Valley — Berry. Doubles: West Valley — Berry 2.
Winning pitcher — Schneider (walked two; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Ringer (walked none; struck out one).