Slamming out 26 hits and playing flawless defense, Hoquiam swept Tenino, 12-2 and 11-1, in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader Monday at sun-baked John Gable Park.
Interestingly, the Grizzlies (8-2, 12-3) came from behind in both games. They spotted the Beavers a 2-0 lead before Ellie Quercia, Lydia LaLonde and Kayla Hilliard opened the bottom of the first inning with consecutive doubles.
Kylie Stewart had three hits and three RBIs in that contest.
Quercia drove in four runs with four hits in the nightcap. Tenino scored first in this game as well, but the Grizzlies broke it open by scoring eight times in the fifth and sixth to close out the game via the mercy rule.
Bailee Bradley and Hannah Hliboki each pitched four-hitters.
As well as the Grizzlies hit, Reynvaan was even more impressed with his team’s defense. Hoquiam did not commit an error in either game, with third baseman Katelynn Paladin handling numerous chances flawlessly.
“I was very pleased with our defense in both games,” Reynvaan said. “They hit very few balls to the outfield. The infield played great.”
The Grizzlies make their final home appearance today, facing Pe Ell on Senior Day at 5 p.m.
Tenino 200 00 — 2 4 5 Hoquiam 506 01 — 12 13 0
Gubbe, Masters (3) and Richardson; Bradley and Stewart.
RBI: Tenino — Richardson, Colvin. Hoquiam — Stewart 3, LaLonde, Hilliard, Creviston, Wakefield, Harold. Three hits: Hoquiam — Stewart. Two hits: Hoquiam — Bradley. Doubles: Hoquiam — Quercia, Hilliard, LaLonde.
Winning pitcher — Bradley (walked two; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Gubbe (walked one; struck out two).
Hoquiam 030 053 — 11 13 0 Tenino 100 000 — 1 4 8
Hliboki and Burnett; Masters and Gubbe.
RBI: Hoquiam — Quercia 4, LaLonde, Wakefield, Hliboki. Tenino — Eckhard. Four hits: Hoquiam — Quercia. Two hits: Hoquiam — LaLonde, Burnett. Doubles: Hoquiam — Quercia 2, Bradley. Tenino — Gubbe.
Winning pitcher — Hliboki (walked one; struck out none). Losing pitcher — Masters (walked two; struck out none).
Bearcats 13, Bobcats 3
League-leading Chehalis struck late to overwhelm Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference game Monday at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
Kiana Dixon’s two-run home run in the first inning, scoring Shannon Chesterman ahead of her, gave Aberdeen a 2-0 lead.
The Bobcats (5-11, 5-13) still led 2-1 after three innings. The power-hitting Bearcats, however, scored three runs in the fourth and sandwiched five hits around a hit batter in a seven-run fifth.
Chehalis wound up outhitting the Bobcats, 19-3.
“We had them at the beginning,” AHS assistant coach Katriina Reime said. “They just got on us in the fourth and fifth innings.”
Dixon, Alexxi Timmons, Kayla Shelton and Kaycee Smith were honored in Senior Day ceremonies.
The same two teams will meet today at Chehalis.
Chehalis 001 370 2 — 13 19 0 Aberdeen 200 000 1 — 3 3 2
Graham and Reynolds; Kuhn, Gallinger (6) and Timmons.
RBI: Chehalis — N/A. Aberdeen — Dixon 2. Four hits: Chehalis — Graham, Miranda. Three hits: Chehalis — Grandorff. Two hits: Chehalis — McKay, Reynolds, Wollen. Home runs: Chehalis — Grandorff. Aberdeen — Dixon. Doubles: Chehalis — Graham, Miranda 2, Wollen, Crawford. Aberdeen — Timmons.
Winning pitcher — Graham (walked one; struck out nine). Losing pitcher — Kuhn (walked one; struck out one).
Bobcats 68, Tigers 62
CHEHALIS — Aberdeen closed out its Evergreen 2A Conference season by taking revenge on Centralia.
“The girls wanted to win this really bad,” Bobcat coach Dan Sundstrom said. “Centralia stopped us on the last match of (last) season to keep us from going unbeaten. So the girls played with a little more focus today.”
Aberdeen’s Claire Hurd and Mari Rabung shared medalist honors with 17 points apiece.
The Bobcats finished league play at 4-2. Next up is district competition May 20-21 at Mint Valley in Longview.
Aberdeen (68) — Claire Hurd 17, Mari Rabung 17, Morgan Erickson 15, Molly Rabung 11, Amelia McIntosh 5, Amy Barker 8.
Centralia (62) — Shelby Duffy 8, Julie Metler 16, Lleo Vasquez 11, Taylor Bell 14, Taylor Canfield 13, Raylee Warken 5.
Rockets 3, Bulldogs 2
MONTESANO — Castle Rock swept the singles to edge Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Monday at Montesano.
Montesano’s doubles teams fought off strong challenges to remain unbeaten. April Easter and Katie Ayres completed a straight-set victory by winning a second-set tiebreaker. Bailey Malizia and Elizabeth Taborski were forced to a third set before prevailing.
“The doubles got tested a little bit, which is good going into district,” Monte coach Theresa Helland said.
The Bulldogs (4-4) will conclude their regular season by hosting White Salmon on Wednesday. They will complete a suspended match before playing the regularly-scheduled contest.
Faith Stein (CR) def. Ally McHatton, 6-1, 6-1; Mikayla LaFontaine (CR) def. Hunter Hancock, 6-4, 6-3; Haley Keeling (CR) def. Gillen Reinertsen, 6-0, 6-1; April Easter-Katie Ayres (M) def. Alex Everett-Elsie Martinez, 6-1, 7-6 (7-3); Bailey Malizia-Elizabeth Taborski (M) def. Tiffany Tomlin-Marissa Locke, 6-3, 4-6, 6-2.