MONTESANO — Staci Schneider pitched a four-inning perfect game as Montesano completed a sweep of Rainier, 16-0 and 15-0, in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader on Friday.
Schneider retired all 12 of the batters she faced in the second game, striking out six. She helped her own cause with a home run and double.
The Bulldogs (4-0, 6-3) ended this contest in four innings via the 15-run mercy rule.
They needed only three innings to close out the Mountaineers, who suited up only nine players, in the opening game. Madison Didion pitched a one-hitter and Reyna Ashlock collected two hits for the Bulldogs.
Montesano sent 15 batters to the plate in a 12-run second inning.
“Our pitchers really handled all of Rainier’s batters and our defense stayed very focused behind them, although at times it seemed like a slow game,” Monte coach Pat Pace said.
The Bulldogs host Hoquiam on Monday in a doubleheader matching the league co-leaders.
Bulldogs 16, Mountaineers 0
Day and Padilla; Didion and Kloempken.
RBI: Montesano — Choate 2, Ashlock 2, Kloempken, Cavanah. Two hits: Montesano — Ashlock. Triples: Montesano — Didion.
Winning pitcher — Didion (walked none; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Day (walked eight; struck out none).
Bulldogs 15, Mountaineers 0
Schneider and Klompken; Schaff and Padilla.
RBI: Montesano — Schneider 3, Ashlock 2, Quinn, Jensen. Three hits: Montesano — Ashlock. Two hits: Montesano — Schneider, Choate. Home runs: Montesano — Schneider. Doubles: Montesano — Schneider.
Winning pitcher — Schneider (walked none; struck out six). Losing pitcher — Schaff (walked six; struck out none).
Elma, Rochester split
ROCHESTER — A highly anticipated Evergreen 1A doubleheader between Elma and Rochester was split on Friday. between Elma and Rochester.
The Eagles rolled in the opener, 13-3, while the Warriors took care of the nightcap, 16-5. Further details were not reported.
On Tuesday, Elma (1-3, 2-4) will host Napavine in a non-league contest.
T-Birds 13, Bobcats 1
TUMWATER — Talented Tumwater scored in every inning to trounce Aberdeen in an Evergreen 1A League softball game shortened to five innings via the 10-run mercy rule.
The T-Birds, beaten only by Chehalis this season, slammed out 11 hits and broke open the contest with a six-run third.
Shannon Chesterman’s solo home run to left field in Aberdeen’s half of the third accounted for the lone Bobcat run.
Bobcat coach Jeff Timmons wasn’t unhappy with his team’s ability to create baserunners, but said the T-Birds made better use of their opportunities.
“That’s why they’re at the top of the league,” Timmons said. “They execute and they make their hits count. That was the difference today.”
The Bobcats (3-6, 3-8) visit Capital on Monday.
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RBI: Aberdeen — Chesterman. Tumwater — K. Glasgo, Vidallion 2, M. Glasgo 3, J. Glasgo, McDaniel 3, Burmood. Four hits: Tumwater — M. Glasgo. Two hits: Aberdeen — Chesterman. Tumwater — Vidallion, McDaniel, Burmood. Home runs: Aberdeen — Chesterman. Tumwater — McDaniel Doubles: Tumwater — M. Glasgo 2.
Winning pitcher — J. Glasgo (walked three; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Swor (walked seven; struck out one).
ROCHESTER — Host Rochester’s pitchers limited Elma to just seven hits in this Evergreen 1A doubleheader, but the Eagles clawed their way to a twin bill split on Friday afternoon.
The Warriors’ Dustin Wilson threw a one-hitter as a wild fifth inning provided the 2-0 win for the hosts. In the nightcap, the Eagles stayed close long enough to mount a four-run seventh inning to close out a 5-3 win.
“Wilson has our number; you have to tip your hat to a guy who throws that well,” Elma head coach Scott Rowland said. “It was a big seventh inning for us and then to come back on defense and not give it back to them was great. It felt good to be able to finish that game.”
In the nightcap, Elma trailed 2-1 in the seventh inning when Seth Osgood’s one-out RBI triple tied the game. Todd Swinhart drove Osgood home on an RBI single and Nick Camenzind’s two-run pop-up single behind second base — over a drawn-in infield — put Elma up, 5-2.
Camenzind finished the complete-game win by limiting the Warriors to just one run in the bottom of the seventh. He struck out six and walked five for the win.
In the first game, Rochester scored its only runs in the fifth inning off a passed ball and a sacrifice fly that was caught in front of the Warriors dugout. A high popup nearly the first-base fence gathered three Elma players, leaving home plate unprotected. The ball was caught and the runner from third scored for a 2-0 lead.
Wilson made it stand by striking out 11 and walking just one. Ricky Escalante had Elma’s lone hit in the opener.
“If you look at the top three teams — Hoquiam, Rochester and Tenino — we have one win against each of them,” Rowland said. “If we play our game, we’re pretty tough. We just have to make sure we finish games and not shoot ourselves in the foot.”
On Thursday, Elma (5-5, 7-5) hosts Rainier in a league doubleheader.
Ortega and Swinhart; Wilson and Deal.
RBI: Rochester — Fosnacht.
Winning pitcher — Wilson (11 strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Ortega (four strikeouts, four walks).
Camenzind and Swinhart; Fosnacht, Eastman (7) and Wilson.
RBI: Elma — Camenzind 2, Swinhart, Osgood, Escalante. Rochester — Wilson, Fosnacht, Eastman. Two hits: Rochester — Wilson, Larson. Elma — Swinhart. Triple: Elma — Osgood.
Winning pitcher — Camenzind (six strikeouts, five walks). Losing pitcher — Fosnacht (11 strikeouts, four walks).
MONTESANO — Maguire Cavanaugh’s hitting combined with stellar relief pitching to give Montesano a sweep of Forks in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader Friday at Vessey Field.
Cavanaugh hit a game-tying two-run homer in a 6-4 opening-game win. He contributed three hits and drove in two runs in a 9-1 second-game triumph.
Kyle Englund pitched five innings of scoreless relief to pick up the win in the first game.
The Bulldogs (5-4, 5-5) snapped a 4-4 tie with a two-run sixth. After Cavanaugh and Kody Usher were hit by pitches, Cole Nelson stroked a run-scoring single and Jacob Hliboki followed with an RBI double.
Jordan Bussard also threw five innings of scoreless relief in the second game, although starter Austin Peterson was the winning pitcher in that contest.
“He was throwing strikes with both pitches and really closed the door for us,” Monte coach Mike Bruner said.
Bussard helped his cause by driving in three runs. Bruner cited Sawyer Rhoden for replacing Bussard behind the plate in that contest.
The Bulldogs host Hoquiam in a doubleheader Monday.
Lawson, Hagen (4) and Hagen, Sampson (4); Usher, Englund (2), Peterson (7) and Bussard.
RBI: Forks — Lawson 2, Adams. Montesano — Rhoden 2, Cavanaugh 2, Nelson, Hliboki. Two hits: Montesano — Usher, Nelson, Hliboki. Home runs: Montesano — Cavanaugh. Doubles: Montesano — Rhoden, Hliboki.
Winning pitcher — Englund (walked four; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Hagen (walked none; struck out one).
Contreras, Moody (4) and Hagen; Peterson, Bussard (3) and Bussard, Rhoden (3).
RBI: Forks — Gimlin. Montesano — Cavanaugh 2, Hliboki, Bialkowsky, Bussard 3. Three hits: Montesano — Cavanaugh. Two hits: Montesano — Usher, Nelson, Bialkowsky, Bussard, Herzog. Doubles: Montesano — Cavanaugh, Hliboki, Bialkowsky.
Winning pitcher — Peterson (walked three; struck out none). Losing pitcher — Contreras (walked none; struck out two).
Hyaks 12, Owls 2
OCEAN SHORES — At North Beach Park, North Beach played the visitors in this non-league contest against Mary M. Knight and used the top of the fifth to secure a five-inning mercy rule win on Friday afternoon.
Austin Perez, Pedro Gonzales and Mikey Beck combined for a no-hitter against the Owls, who scored two runs in the fourth inning on bases-loaded walks.
The Hyaks pounded 11 runs in the first three innings — key two-run singles by Josh Takagi and Levi Edlin in the first inning and a two-run double by Elijah Towery in the third. Towery led the team with three hits and three RBI, with Gonzalez adding three hits and an RBI as well.
“We’ve been working on our hitting early in the court and they did that really well,” North Beach head coach Rob Schreiber said. “We had six hits in the first inning alone.”
Perez earned the win, striking out six and walking one, in three innings of work.
On Monday, North Beach (5-4) stays home to greet Pacific League rival Northwest Christian.
Perez, P. Gonzales (4), Beck (4) and Beck, Johnson (4); Renecker, Werly (3) and Pais.
RBI: North Beach — Towery 3, Wagner 2, Takagi 2, Edlin 2, Johnson, P. Gonzalez, Batchelor. MMK — Werly, Gerou. Three hits: North Beach — Towery, P. Gonzalez. Two hits: North Beach — Takagi, Wagner. Doubles: North Beach — Towery.
Winning pitcher — Perez (six strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Reneker (three strikeouts, four walks).
Comets 8, Wolfpack 2
NASELLE — Sam Scrabeck pitched a two-hitter and struck out 13 to lead Naselle past Twin Valley in a Pacific League game Friday at Naselle.
Jacob Gardiner’s double and Randy Cox’s single represented the only hits off Scrabeck.
Twin Valley coach Keith Samplawski said his team battled to prolong its plate appearances against at Scrabeck, but to little avail.
“We took him deep in the count several times and then he struck us out,” Samplawski said. “He’s definitely a good pitcher and he was on today. We struggled at the plate.”
The Wolfpack (0-5, 2-6) are hoping to make up a postponed game with Ocosta on Wednesday. They’ll visit Mary M. Knight on Thursday.
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Baltzell, Anderson (4), Kalama (6) and Kalama, Lines (6); Scrabeck and Bergeson.
RBI: Twin Valley — Anderson. Naselle — Bergeson, Smith, Martinez, Edwards. Three hits: Naselle — Smith. Doubles: Twin Valley — Gardiner. Naselle — Bergeson.
Winning pitcher — Scrabeck (walked one; struck out 13). Losing pitcher — Baltzell (walked one; struck out five).
Bobcats top Monte
The team of Morgan Erickson and Mari Rabung recorded the best score as Aberdeen downed Montesano in an unusual non-league match Friday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
By mutual consent of the coaches, the teams split into three groups of two and utilized a scramble format.
Erickson and Rabung combined for a 43 — a round highlighted when Erickson chipped in for a birdie on the par-4 third hole.
Molly Rabung and Claire Hurd teamed for a 46 and Vicki Eliason and Amelia McIntosh shot a 52. Montesano scores were not immediately reported.
The Bulldogs host Rochester on Tuesday. Aberdeen will be idle until facing Chehalis at home on Friday.