Bailee Bradley pitched a four-hitter as Hoquiam came from behind for a historic victory over Centralia in a non-league game Monday at John Gable Park.
It was believed to be Hoquiam’s first-ever softball victory over the Tigers, at least in recent memory.
Rallying from a 2-0 deficit, the Grizzlies pushed across the winning run in the sixth inning. Brandi Creviston reached on an error, Kylie Stewart’s sacrifice bunt was misplayed and Ellie Quercia bunted for a single to load the bases. Lydia LaLonde’s single scored Creviston.
Bradley, who had pitched scoreless ball since the fourth inning, went the distance to pick up the victory. She did not allow an extra-base hit and few balls to be hit out of the infield. Only one Tiger out came on an outfield fly.
“The story of the game was Bailee,” Hoquiam coach Keith Reynvaan said. “She had a tough time throwing strikes (in the first inning). Then she settled in really well. After the first, she was in control the whole way.”
The Grizzlies (3-1) are scheduled to travel to Pe Ell today.
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Wasson, Girardin (5) and Zion; Bradley and Burnett, Stewart (5).
RBI: Centralia — McAuley 2. Hoquiam — Hliboki, Hilliard, LaLonde. Two hits: Hoquiam — LaLonde.
Winning pitcher — Bradley (walked three; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Girardin (walked none; struck out none).
Wolfpack 8, Bulldog JV 4
WISHKAH — Twin Valley used a balanced attack to rally past the Montesano junior varsity in a non-league game Monday at Wishkah.
Randy Cox’s two-run double capped a four-run third inning that erased an early 4-1 deficit. Gavin Baltzell, Jacob Gardiner and Jorge Ochoa also had hits in that inning for the Wishkah-Lake Quinault combine.
Three Wolfpack pitchers combined to finish with four scoreless innings.
“I thought they did a pretty good job of throwing strikes and letting the defense make plays,” Wolfpack coach Keith Samplawski said. “We fell down in the first couple of innings, but I didn’t hear one person get down on anybody. We kept our heads up and stepped up and started playing baseball.”
Gardiner, who played first base, was cited for a fine all-around performance.
The Wolfpack, a Class 2B team for this year only, opens Pacific League play Wednesday at Ocosta.
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Zillyette, Tagman (5) and Izatt; Anderson, Baltzell (3), Diggle (5), Kalama (7) and Kalama, Baltzell (7).
RBI: Montesano — Chapman. Twin Valley — Anderson, J. Ochoa 2, Cox 2, Silva. Two hits: Montesano — Chapman. Twin Valley — Kalama, Baltzell, J. Ochoa. Doubles: Twin Valley — Baltzell, Cox.
Winning pitcher — Baltzell (walked none; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Zillyette (walked four; struck out four).
Grizzly JV 4,
Skyler Jump, Kolby Standstipher and Jesiah Bretz combined on a four-hitter as Hoquiam’s junior varsity edged Pe Ell’s varsity on Monday at Olympic Stadium.
The Grizzlies, who utilized a combination of junior varsity and varsity players, collected six hits — with Jump and Zach Spradlin delivering two apiece.
The Hoquiam pitching trio combined for 11 strikeouts and walked only one.
“Overall, I thought our defense played really well behind our pitching,” said Grizzly JV coach Curtis Eccles, whose team improved to 2-0 for the season.
Camden Andersen was cited for fine defense in center field.
Navigators 13, Wildcats 4
LACEY — Northwest Christian cashed in on walks and errors to beat Ocosta in a Pacific League game Monday at Lacey.
The Wildcats (0-2, 0-4) struck first with a three-run first inning that included hits by Michael Dewood, Isaiah Quinby and Matthew Clark.
The Navigators, however, answered with five runs in their half of the first as the Wildcats suffered from control and defensive problems. Ocosta was guilty of eight errors for the contest.
“We were dealing with a young guy on the mound and an umpire with a dinner plate-sized strike zone,” Ocosta coach Ben Quinby said. “I don’t mean to complain, it was fair both ways. Their guys were experienced and our guys weren’t.”
Clark was cited for his hitting.
The Wildcats are scheduled to host Twin Valley (the Lake Quinault-Wishkah combine) on Wednesday.
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Bambauer, Tackett (3) and Dickinson; Thomas, Stottlemyer (5) and R. Griffin, Stottlemyer (4), Thomas (5).
RBI: Ocosta — Clark 2, Tackett. N.W. Christian — n/a. Two hits: Ocosta — Dewood, Clark. Triples: Ocosta — Dewood. Doubles: N.W. Christian — Dominguez.
Winning pitcher — Thomas (walked none; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Bambauer (walked five; struck out two).
Viking boys win
RAYMOND — Nicholas Betrozoff’s sizzling one-under-par 35 helped Willapa Valley win a four-way boys golf match Monday at Willapa Harbor Golf Course.
Betrozoff’s brilliant round was 12 strokes lower than the second-place finisher.
“Kyler Oblad and Cameron McAllister had excellent rounds as well, but a 35 really gets your attention,” Willapa Harbor coach Dave Lund commented.
Willapa Harbor’s Emily Fluke and Emma Lorton shared girls medalist honors with 59s.
The Willapa Harbor combine visits Northwest Christian on Thursday. North Beach is at Adna the same day.
Willapa Valley (178) — Nicholas Betrozoff 35, Cameron McAllister 47, Dylan Barrett 51, Kyler Oblad 45, Stephen Camenzind 59, Lucky Wood 51.
Willapa Harbor (200) — Zane Johnson 49, Jace Duckworth 49, Tyson Johnson 48, Tysen Stephens 58, Trevor Ritzman 54, Matthew Lewis 61.
Northwest Christian (220) — Aaron Fox 59, Jack McQuarrie 54, Jonah Dillingham 48, Theo Lim 59, Adam Brink 59.
North Beach (261) — Christopher You 56, Nolan Bouma 67, Ryan Turner 56, Austin McGehee 81.
Willapa Harbor — Emily Fluke 59, Emma Lorton 59.
Northwest Christian — Mckenzie Reeves 61.
Kayla Monroe recorded 25 points in the Stableford Scoring System as Tumwater doubled up Aberdeen’s girls in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Monday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
Molly Rabung led the Bobcats with 12 points. Amelia McIntosh, however, provided the AHS highlight by chipping in from 40 yards for a par on the ninth hole.
“It just felt like we’re weren’t ready for a match yet,” Bobcat coach Dan Sundstrom said. “I think last week’s jamboree was our first nine of the year. We just need to play more holes.”
That won’t happen competitively for a while, however. The Bobcats will be idle until April 16, when they face Black Hills at Tumwater Valley Golf Course.
Tumwater (90) — Kayla Monroe 25, Emillia Wade 22, Laurel Fimbel 14, Kyra Ochsner 18, Anna Bednarik 11, Carley Kinnunen 4.
Aberdeen (45) — Claire Hurd 11, Molly Rabung 12, Amy Barker 6, Morgan Erickson 9, Vicki Eliason 7, Amelia McIntosh 7.
Surrendering only one game in singles, Centralia rolled past Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Monday at the Sam Benn Courts.
“Centralia is a very disciplined, well-coached team,” Bobcat coach Ashley Kohlmeier said. “They know the game of tennis and they play it very well. We have a lot of new girls on our team and they outplayed us from start to finish.”
Aberdeen’s doubles team of MaKenzie Martin and Ali Morris provided the toughest competition, playing several tight games before dropping a 6-4, 6-3 decision to the Centralia duo of Jaycee Foster and Mckailey Fast.
The Bobcats (1-1) travel to Tumwater on Wednesday.
Anna Scheibmeir (C) def. Yulisa Morelia, 6-0, 6-0; Lillian Albright (C) def. Anna Cournoyer, 6-0, 6-0; Hannah Jeffries (C) def. Brandy Santos, 6-1, 6-0; Jaycee Foster-Mckailey Fast (C) def. McKenzie Martin-Ali Morris, 6-3, 6-4; Sydney Creel-Hayden Blaser (C) def. Jade Caskey-Briana Mao-Barry, 6-4, 6-0; Ryann Chamberlain-Mali Christian (C) def. Rachel Hulscher-Kianna Little, 6-0, 6-2. JV — Centralia 5, Aberdeen 2.^^