TRACK AND FIELD
Monte at Kalama Twilight
KALAMA — Two event wins in the boys meet and a solid top-eight punch in both the boys and the girls meets allowed Montesano to grab some team hardware at the Kalama Twilight meet on Friday.
Tanner Birdsall won the 100-meter sprint and was the leadoff runner in the winning 4x100m relay team to power Montesano to a second-place team finish. Evergreen (Vancouver) won the boys meet.
An overall showing, but without a first-place punch, contributed to Montesano’s third-place team finish in the girls meet. Battle Ground won the meet, with Evergreen second overall.
Birdsall tied Evergreen’s Ray Green at 11.29 in the preliminary heats, then won going away in the championship finals at 11.40. Birdsall, along with Anthony Louthan, Reed Hughes and Tristan Darst, were easy winners in the 4x100 relay at 44.85.
Darst took second overall in the 200m sprint and the javelin, with Connor Lovell second in the 1,600m and Isaiah Pellegrino going 2-3 in the shot put and discus, respectively.
The girls team grabbed its share of top finishes as well, with three Bulldogs — Myranda Floch, Jennifer Johnson and Shayla Floch — going 3-4-5 in the 100m final. Shayla Floch was second in the 200m and the high jump and her older sister, Myranda Floch, took second in the triple jump and 400m sprint.
Andrea Ostwald and Gabrielle Rudolph traded 2-3 finishes in the 1600m and 3200m races, respectively. Jordan Spradlin also finished with a second (shot put) and third (discus).
Montesano returns to action on Thursday at Hoquiam.
Evergreen-Vancouver 163, Montesano 113, Battle Ground 104.
100 — 11.40 — 1. Tanner Birdsall (Monte). 200 — 2. Trustan Darst (Monte). 400 — 5. Anthony Louthan (Monte). 6. Logan Truax (Monte). 800 — 7. Conner Lovell (Monte). 1600 — 2. Conner Lovell (Monte). 3200 — 6. Logan Clements (Monte). 110 HH — 3. Reed Hughes (Monte). 300 IH — 5. Matthew Peoples (Monte). 400 R — 44.85 — 1. Montesano (Tanner Birdsall, Anthony Louthan, Reed Hughes, Tristan Darst). 1600 R — 2. Montesano.
HJ — 6. Conner Lovell (Monte). LJ — 6. Logan Truax (Monte). 7. Tanner Birdsall (Monte). TJ — 3. Logan Truax (Monte). 7. Kenny Roy (Monte). Shot — 2. Isaiah Pellegrino (Monte). Disc — 3. Isaiah Pellegrino (Monte). 8. Taylor Rupe (Monte). Jav — 2. Tristan Darst (Monte). 3. Austin Vinson (Monte).
Battle Ground 169, Evergreen-Vancouver 151, Montesano 124.
100 — 3. Myranda Floch (Monte). 4. Jennifer Johnson (Monte). 5. Shayla Floch (Monte). 200 — 2. Shayla Floch (Monte). 400 — 2. Myranda Floch (Monte). 7. Baylee Roble (Monte). 800 — 4. Baylee Roble (Monte). 1600 — 2. Andrea Ostwald (Monte). 3. Gabrielle Rudolph (Monte). 3200 — 2. Gabrielle Rudolph (Monte). 3. Andrea Ostwald (Monte). 100 HH — 8. Alexis Schupbach (Monte). 1600 R — 3. Montesano.
HJ — 2. Shayla Floch (Monte). LJ — 5. Shayla Floch (Monte). TJ — 2. Myranda Floch (Monte). Shot — 2. Jordan Spradlin (Monte). 4. Kaitlyn Bradley (Monte). 7. Courtney Miller (Monte). Disc — 3. Jordan Spradlin (Monte). 4. Kaitlyn Bradley (Monte).
Bulldogs 16, Mountaineers 4
RAINIER — Winning pitcher Kody Usher helped his own cause with four hits as Montesano trounced Rainier in an Evergreen 1A League game Friday at Rainier.
There were baserunners galore for Montesano (7-7, 7-8). The Bulldogs blasted out 13 hits and drew more than a dozen walks.
“We were able to hit it when they threw strikes,” Monte assistant coach Aaron Cleverly said. “We were very disciplined at the plate and drew some walks and got some big hits.”
Jacob Hliboki delivered a bases-clearing triple in the seventh inning for the Bulldogs.
Montesano makes the long trek to Forks on Tuesday.
Usher, Nelson (5) and Bussard, Rhoden (4); Champion, Staats (6), Elwell (7) and Christman.
RBI: Montesano — Rhoden 2, Cavanaugh 2, Usher 2, Hliboki 3, Bialkowsky, Bussard 2, Herzog, Olson. Rainier — Froembling, Reise. Four hits: Montesano — Usher. Two hits: Montesano — Rhoden, Cavanaugh, Bussard. Triples: Montesano — Hliboki. Doubles: Montesano — Cavanaugh, Usher.
Winning pitcher — Usher (walked three; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Champion (walked 12; struck out two).
Tigers 5, Bobcats 4
CENTRALIA — Gavin Kerner’s RBI single in the eighth inning enabled Centralia to edge Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference game Friday at Wheeler Field.
Beaten via the 10-run mercy rule in a previous meeting with the Tigers, the Bobcats hung tough throughout this contest. They tied it in the sixth when Deon Schlesser’s outfield fly was dropped, enabling pinch-runner Grant Bowley to score from second base.
Aberdeen, however, was unable to make consistent contact against Centralia reliever Ty Housden, who struck out eight in three innings.
A hit batter and sacrifice bunt preceded Kerner’s game-winning hit off reliever Grant Larson in the eighth.
“All of a sudden when they brought Housden in, our whole approach was different,” Bobcat coach Shon Schreiber said. “But, overall, we played well — something I thought this team could do from the get-go.”
Josh Collett delivered a two-run double in the third inning for the Bobcats (4-10, 4-11).
Aberdeen travels to River Ridge for a makeup game today before Centralia comes to Pioneer Park on Monday.
Collett, Larson (6) and Turner; Peters, Housden (6) and Monohon.
RBI: Aberdeen — Collett 2. Centralia — Kerner, Housden, Fagerness, Sharkey. Two hits: Aberdeen — Edwards, Logan. Centralia — Kerner, Blaser, Housden, Fagerness. Doubles: Aberdeen — Collett, Logan. Centralia — Housden, Sutton.
Winning pitcher — Housden (walked one; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Larson (walked one; struck out none).
Warriors 2, Grizzlies 1
ROCHESTER — Rochester ace pitcher Dustin Wilson won his return match from Sammy Lowder and Hoquiam on Friday, limiting the Grizzlies to just two hits in a close Evergreen 1A win.
Wilson, who lost to Lowder and the Grizzlies, 4-2, in Hoquiam on March 27, struck out seven and walked two for the win. Lowder struck out eight and walked one in the loss.
“This was more like a postseason game,” HHS head coach Steve Jump said. “We certainly had our opportunities. It was a well-played game, with two of the league’s best (pitchers) going after it. We just didn’t produce for our pitcher.”
Blake Kelly drove in Hoquiam’s lone run in the first inning and Tristan Stutesman had one of the Grizzlies’ two hits, a double.
Wilson helped himself at the plate with two hits, including a double, and an RBI to lead the Warriors.
Stutesman was cited by Jump for his job at the plate and Camden Andersen for his defense in center field.
On Tuesday, Hoquiam (8-4, 9-4) hits the road again to take on Elma.
Lowder and Skinner; Wilson and McCarthy.
RBI: Hoquiam — B. Kelly. Rochester — Wilson, Larson. Three hits: Rochester — Rogers. Two hits: Rochester — Wilson, Larson. Triple: Rochester — Wilson. Double: Hoquiam — Stutesman. Rochester — Wilson, Rogers.
Winning pitcher — Wilson (seven strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Lowder (eight strikeouts, one walk).
Bulldogs JV 9, Wolfpack 2
MONTESANO — Montesano junior varsity’s Nick Chapman struck out six, walked none and scattered five hits to hold off Twin Valley in this non-league contest at Vessey Field on Friday.
The Wolfpack’s three pitchers combined for 11 walks and three hits batters, giving the Bulldogs plenty of chances to convert them into runs.
“We’ve been in double digits in walks over the last five games,” Twin Valley head coach Keith Samplawski said. “Their pitcher had great control. We walked 11 and hit three more — that’s 14 runners on base without the benefit of a bat.”
Jace Anderson took the loss for the Wolfpack (2-7) with four strikeouts and eight walks. Randy Cox led the team with two hits.
Julio Silva and Dylan Lines, who are not normally catchers but saw duty against the Montesano JV, were cited for their work behind the plate.
On Thursday, Twin Valley hosts Naselle at Wishkah.
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Anderson, Baltzel (5), Silva (6) and Lines, Silva (4), Lines (6); Chapman and Olson.
RBI: Monte JV — Izatt, Chapman, Bowen. Two hits: Twin Valley — Cox. Monte JV — Olson.
Winning pitcher — Chapman (six strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Anderson (four strikeout, eight walks).
Bobcats 64, Chehalis 22
Senior Morgan Erickson earned medalist honors for the first time in her career as Aberdeen trounced Chehalis in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Friday at Grays Harbor College.
Erickson amassed 18 points in the Stableford Scoring System to finish one point ahead of teammat Claire Hurd. The Bobcats easily prevailed over a Bearcat team composed exclusively of first-year golfers.
“As a team, we were up 12 points over our last outing,” Aberdeen coach Dan Sundstrom related.
The Bobcats host league-leading Capital on Monday.
Chehalis (22) — Carly Noble 13, Shasta Lofgren 2, Heather Wilson 1, Robin Fletcher 4, Ashley Pruitt 2.
Aberdeen (64) — Morgan Erickson 18, Claire Hurd 17, Molly Rabung 8, Vicki Eliason 7, Mari Rabung 14, Amy Barker 6.