Wildcats 10, Wolfpack 7
WESTPORT — Ocosta’s steady offensive production produced just enough run support to hold off a late Twin Valley rally in this Pacific League contest on Wednesday at the GAR Park.
The Wildcats scored in all six innings at bat, including a four-run sixth that provided what turned out to be the insurance runs of the game. Zack Dickinson and Derek Thomas each had key RBI singles in the frame.
“From top to bottom, the lineup was putting the bat on the ball and working the basepaths,” Ocosta assistant coach Ben Quinby said. “We just had a good offensive game today. This was our third game in three days, so the guys are getting short on pitching.”
Caleb Tackett was the main beneficiary on the mound for Ocosta (1-3, 1-5), striking out six and walking two in five-plus innings of work for the win. Gavin Baltzell took the loss for Twin Valley, striking out five and walking three in three innings of work.
“We did make a comeback at the end,” Twin Valley head coach Keith Samplawski said. “I thought the kids kept their composure and fought hard to the end.”
Samplawski cited Dylan Lines for his all-around game.
On Friday, Ocosta hosts Mary M. Knight. On Monday, Twin Valley (0-2, 2-2) takes on North Beach at Wishkah High School.
Twin Valley 000 020 5 — 7 4 4 Ocosta 111 214 x — 10 7 2
Baltzel, Kalama (4) and Kalama, Baltzel (4); Tackett, Dewood (6), Thomas (7) and Dickinson.
RBI: Twin Valley — Kalama 2, J. Gardiner, Ochoa. Ocosta — Dewood, Bambauer, Zack Dickinson 2, Thomas. Two hits: Ocosta — Dickinson, Thomas. Doubles: Ocosta — Dewood.
Winning pitcher — Tackett (six strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Baltzell (five strikeouts, three walks).
T-Birds 10, Bobcats 0
TUMWATER — Scoring in every inning, Tumwater polished off Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Second-ranked among state 2A teams, the league-leading T-Birds scored an unearned run in the first inning, then broke it open with a four-run second.
Aberdeen coach Shon Schreiber said Cody Swor pitched better than the score indicated in his first varsity start, but was hampered by control difficulties and shaky defense.
“They’re a better team, but if you give them one or two runs, they take advantage of it and we don’t have the firepower to come back,” Schreiber said. “I guess we’re our own worst enemy.”
Erikk Machowek and Jordon Logan accounted for Aberdeen’s hits.
The Bobcats (1-6) host Centralia today.
Aberdeen 000 00 — 0 2 2 Tumwater 141 31 — 10 7 0
Swor, Ontiveros (4) and Turner; Hare and Sugrue.
RBI: Tumwater — Graham 2, Hare, Terrell, Milligan. Two hits: Tumwater — Graham, Correia. Doubles: Tumwater — Correia, Sugrue.
Winning pitcher — Hare (walked two; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Swor (walked four; struck out two).
T-Birds 17, Bobcats 4
Tumwater finished with 13 unanswered runs to trounce Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference game Wednesday at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
Amazingly, the Bobcats took a 4-3 lead into the fifth inning. Alexxi Timmons’ single drove in Shannon Chesterman to snap a 3-3 deadlock in the fourth.
The T-Birds struck back with five runs in the fifth, then blew it open with a seven-run seventh.
“Our youth started showing through and we started making mental mistakes,” Bobcat coach Jeff Timmons said. “Our pitcher got tired and started leaving the ball up over the plate. A good-hitting team like Tumwater is going to take advantage of that.”
Timmons and Ericka Manwell drove in two runs apiece for the Bobcats (0-3, 0-4).
Aberdeen plays host to Centralia today.
Tumwater 300 052 7 — 17 16 0 Aberdeen 102 100 0 — 4 8 3
J. Glasgo and McDaniel; Gallinger and Timmons.
RBI: Tumwater — K. Glasgo, M. Glasgo, Ubrun 3, J. Glasgo, McDaniel 4, Churchill 2, Vidallion. Aberdeen — Timmons 2, Manwell 2. Two hits: Tumwater — K. Glasgo, Owen, M. Glasgo, J. Glasgo, McDaniel, Vidallion, Burmood. Aberdeen — Timmons, Dietrich. Home runs: Tumwater — Ubrun. Aberdeen — Timmons. Doubles: Tumwater — K. Glasgo 2, McDaniel. Aberdeen — Manwell, Dixon.
Winning pitcher — J. Glasgo (walked seven; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Gallinger (walked seven; struck out two).
Cougars 6, Bobcats 0
OLYMPIA — Host Capital didn’t allow Aberdeen a chance to get anything going on the court to sweep this Evergreen 2A dual meet on Wednesday.
The Cougars swept the Bobcats in all six matches and gave up just 12 games overall.
“Capital was on its toes and we were very flat-footed,” AHS head coach Ashley Kohlmeier said. “We just didn’t have it today.”
On April 14, Aberdeen (1-3) returns to action at home against River Ridge.
Megan Cooper (C) def. Yulisa Morelia 6-0, 6-1. Natalie Schlender (C) def. Anna Cournoyer 6-0, 6-2. Lizzie Williams (C) def. Brandy Santos 6-0, 6-0. Sooyoun Park-Baylee Yost (C) def. Ali Morris-McKenzie Martin 6-2, 6-3. Ellen Short-Alexis Gjurasic (C) def. Jade Caskey-Briana Mao-Barry 6-2, 6-0. Jada Pierson-Olivia Wittenberg (C) def. Rachel Hulscher-Kianna Little 6-2, 6-0. JV — Capital 5, Aberdeen 1.