Eagles 15, Highclimbers 8
SHELTON — A seven-run first inning ignited Elma past Shelton in a non-league opener Thursday at Shelton.
Consecutive singles by Brooke Goldsmith and sisters Karli and Sidney Smythe triggered the big first inning for the Eagles.
Elma was on the verge of ending this contest in the fifth via the 10-run mercy rule, but the Highclimbers scored six times in the fifth inning to extend the contest.
Goldsmith had four hits and Karli Smythe three for the Eagles.
Eagle coach Janene Todd said her team’s six errors were a bit deceptive, as many came after they engaged in wholesale position shifting in the late innings. She was not particularly happy, however, with Elma’s late-inning offensive production.
“We hit in the first half of the game, but the second half we didn’t hit OK,” Todd said. “We weren’t consistent the entire game.”
The Eagles visit Toutle Lake for another non-leaguer Tuesday.
Elma 731 310 0 — 15 14 6
Shelton 100 061 0 — 8 9 5
Cooper, A. Cristelli (4), Cooper (6) and Burbidge, I. Cristelli (4), Elliott (6); Mitchell, Mecham (5) and Corey.
RBI: Elma — Goldsmith 2, K. Smythe 3, I. Cristelli, Shumate, Cooper, Miller, Burbidge 2, Brown. Shelton — Corey, Simon, Gouley, Harden. Four hits: Elma — Goldsmith. Three hits: Elma — K. Smythe. Shelton — Gouley. Two hits: Elma — Elliott. Shelton — Crabtree. Triples: Elma — K. Smythe. Shelton — Crabtree 2. Doubles: Elma — S. Smythe. Shelton — Gouley.
Winning pitcher — Cooper (walked none; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Mitchell (walked none; struck out three).
Tornados 5, Grizzlies 2
YELM — Yelm scored three in the fifth inning to put away Hoquiam in its season-opener on Thursday in non-league play at Yelm.
The Grizzlies (0-1) outhit the Tornados, 10-6.
“We had lots of baserunners, but we couldn’t get the big hit,” said HHS coach Keith Reynvaan. “They (the Tornados) got them and got them in.”
Kayla Hilliard had four hits for the Grizzlies, including a double. Brandi Creviston added two hits, also including a double and Ashlynn Wakefield contributed two hits as well.
HOQUIAM 100 100 0— 2 10 3
YELM 101 030 x — 5 6 1
Bradley and Stewart, Burnett (6). Mendonca, Enlow (5) and Robertson.
RBI: Hoquiam — Bradley. Yelm — Brown, Madson, Robertson.
Four hits: Hoquiam — Hilliard. Two hits: Hoquiam — Wakefield, Creviston. Yelm — Mendonca. Triples: Yelm — Choate. Doubles: Hoquiam — Hilliard, Creviston. Yelm — Mendonca.
Winning pitcher — Mendonca (four strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Bradley (five strikeouts, one walk).
Bearcats 13, Bobcats 2
Doing all its scoring in the first three innings, reigning state 2A champion Chehalis knocked off Aberdeen for the second time in three days Thursday in Evergreen 2A Conference play at Pioneer Park’s Ken Waite Field in Aberdeen.
The Bearcats blasted 10 hits in the first three innings. The game was called after the fifth inning due to the 10-run mercy rule.
“It was the exact same thing as our last game,” said AHS coach Shon Schreiber. “We didn’t have much pitching again—or much defense either for that matter. You can’t win a game with only four hits. We, as coaches, will try to pick it up.”
Chase Johnson and Deon Schlesser each had an RBI for the Bobcats (0-2).
CHEHALIS 427 00 — 13 10 1
ABERDEEN 001 01 — 2 4 3
Yanter, Cox (4), Blomdahl (5) and Gueller, Davis (4). Schlesser, Martin (3), Tupper (3), Bridges (3), Ontiveros (5) and Turner.
RBI: Chehalis — Cox, Gueller 2, McKay 2, Davis 2, Painter 2, Cleary. Aberdeen — Johnson, Schlesser.
Three hits: Chehalis — McKay. Two hits: Chehalis — Gueller. Doubles: Chehalis — Gueller, McKay.
Winning pitcher — Cox (one strikeout, no walks). Losing pitcher — Schlesser (no strikeouts, two walks).
Warriors 5, Eagles 4
ELMA — Rochester squeezed home the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to nip Elma in an Evergreen 1A League opener Thursday at Eagle Field.
The Warriors broke a 4-all deadlock in the seventh on a hit batter, single and successful squeeze bunt.
Elma’s Cole Thornock singled and advanced to third with one out in the bottom of the seventh, but Rochester pitching ace Dustin Wilson struck out the final two batters. It was the third time the Eagles had squandered a scoring opportunity in the late inningts.
“I was pleased overall with the performance of the kids,” Elma coach Scott Rowland said. “We were one clutch hit away from being able to do something. You’ve got to give Rochester credit. They’re a good team.”
Todd Swinhart staked the Eagles to the early lead with a three-run homer in the third inning.
Eagle starter Nick Camenzind struck out nine.
The Eagles travel to Rainier on Tuesday.
Roch 000 040 1 — 5 8 2
Elma 003 010 0 — 4 2 2
Wilson and Deal; Camenzind, Thornock (6) and Swinhart.
RBI: Rochester — Deal 3, Singer, Ranger. Elma — Swinhart 3. Two hits: Rochester — Eastman, McCarthy. Home runs: Elma — Swinhart. Doubles: Rochester — Deal.
Winning pitcher — Wilson (walked three; struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Thornock (walked none; struck out one).
Bulldogs 3, Knights 1
MONTESANO — Brandon Lovell did all his team’s scoring in the first half as unbeaten Montesano downed King’s Way Christian in a non-league boys soccer game on Thursday at Rottle Field.
David Sawyer set up Lovell for the first goal, Lovell headed one in from the corner for the second goal and Lovell dribbled in from 18 yards out to score the final goal for Montesano (2-0).
The Knights scored their only goal midway through the second half.
“This was our second game and we are improving as a team,” said first-year MHS coach Mike Malpass. “We are working on our passing and we are scoring goals. We are definitely heading in the right direction.”
The Bulldogs will travel to Stewart Field in Aberdeen on Saturday to play the Bobcats.
Grizzlies win jamboree
OCEAN SHORES — Hoquiam used consistent play to capture the Grays Harbor Girls Golf Jamboree on Thursday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.
The Grizzlies amassed 67 points in the Stableford Scoring System to finish 20 ahead of runner-up Montesano.
Elma’s Lauryn Keating was the medalist with 31 points, but the Eagles failed to field a full team.
Brittany Nations led the balanced Hoquiam scoring with 19 points. Kelci Parker had 18 and Megan Gibson 17 for the Grizzlies.
“A pretty nice showing for early in the season,” said Hoquiam coach Patty Sundstrom, noting that windy conditions made the Ocean Shores Golf Course play difficult. “I’m pretty pleased with them.”
Madi Besaw led Montesano with 17 points. Claire Hurd and Molly Rabung shared Aberdeen team honors with 17 each.
Hoquiam (67) — Brittany Nations 19, Kelci Parker 18, Megan Gibson 17, Dylan Belcher 13, Emma Estes 11, Kathleen Yi 11.
Montesano (47) — Madi Besaw 17, Sami St. Onge 6, Ashley Aschim 12, Brooke Whitsell 10, Joa Yun 8, Crysta Parson 2.
Aberdeen (42) — Claire Hurd 13, Molly Rabung 13, Morgan Erickson 7, Amelia McIntosh 10, Hailey Meers 6, Jewels Jugum 2.
Rochester (5) — Nicole Fry 2, Madi Ashton 3, Natalie Bethune 0, Kyra Letteer 0.
Elma — Lauryn Keating 31, Payton Dineen 4.
Willapa Harbor wins
CHEHALIS — Nicholas Betrozoff’s sparkling 38 helped Willapa Harbor beat Wahkiakum and Adna in a three-way boys match Thursday at Riverside Golf Course.
Cameron McAllister carded a 43 as Willapa Harbor topped runner-up Wahkiakum by 16 strokes. The Willapa schools played as a combine in this match, as Riverside officials limited the number of participants.
“Nicholas Betrozoff and Cameron McAllister made strong statements today at Riverside,” Willapa Harbor coach Dave Lund said.
Emma Lorton edged teammate Emily Fluke by two strokes in the only girls competition.
Willapa Harbor will host a meet Monday.
Willapa Harbor (181) — Nicholas Betrozoff 38, Cameron McAllister 43, Zane Johnson 50, Dylan Barrett 50, Tyson Johnson 56.
Wahkiakum (197) — Austin Good 42, Zach Calvert 46, Elliot Haney 51, Brady LaBerge 58.
Adna (215) — John Kruger 54, Nolan Wagner 48, Zac Brotherson 59, Logan Boone 54, Brendon Houtari 60, Luca Maintz 60.
Willapa Harbor — Emily Fluke 57, Emma Lorton 55.
North Beach match
OCEAN SHORES — Christopher You led North Beach’s boys with a 53 in a match against Northwest Christian on Thursday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.
North Beach — You 53, Thomas 55, McGehee 59, Bouma 61, Turner 62.
Northwest Christian — Fox 45, Dillingham 50, McQuarrie 53, Lim 59, Brink 62.
North Beach — Moore 68.
Northwest Christian — Reeves 52, Shoemaker 64.
Bobcats 4, Wolves 2
TUMWATER — Aberdeen swept the doubles to edge Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference opener Thursday at Tumwater.
First-year performers Jade Caskey and Brianna Mao-Barry provided the critical victory by rallying for a three-set victory over Madison Schreider and Brittani Ryser in the second doubles.
“I was incredibly impressed with the poise and intensity they played with today,” Bobcat coach Ashley Kohlmeier said. “They were the first match on and the last match off and they rocked it.”
The Aberdeen teams of Ali Morris and McKenzie Martin and Rachel Hulscher and Kianna Little also won in doubles, while Gabby Richters moved up from the junior varsity to provide the lone Bobcat singles victory.
The Bobcats host Centralia on Monday.
Rockets 4, Bulldogs 1
CASTLE ROCK — Castle Rock topped Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Thursday at Castle Rock.
Details were unavailable. The Bulldogs visit Centralia on Tuesday.