Wildcats 19, Comets 7
WESTPORT — Tiana Parker drove in three runs with a pair of doubles as Ocosta trounced Naselle in a Pacific League game Monday at Westport.
Parker finished with three hits and Liz Allton added a two-run double in a contest shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
The Wildcats (1-1, 1-3) used some timely hitting to capitalize on 10 walks and six hit batters.
Ocosta coach Jason Barnum credited his team’s offensive improvement to the purchase of a new batting cage.
“We’ve been doing hitting practice every morning,” Barnum said. “We finally brought our bats.”
Alexa Sweeney pitched a two-hitter to pick up the victory.
The Wildcats host the Montesano jayvees today.
Naselle 230 20 — 7 2 4 Ocosta 427 6x — 19 8 5
T. Eaton and Leeland; Sweeney and Rutzer.
Three hits: Ocosta — Parker. Doubles: Ocosta — Parker 2, Allton.
Winning pitcher — Sweeney (walked four; struck out four). Losing pitcher — Eaton (walked 10; struck out two)
Tigers 11, Bobcats 1
CENTRALIA — Mackenzie Wasson pitched a four-hitter and helped her own cause with a three-run homer as Centralia trounced Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference game shortened to five innings by the 10-run mercy rule.
Alexxi Timmons gave the Bobcats a 1-0 lead with a sole homer to left field in the first inning. The Tigers, however, parlayed three consecutive walks, a couple of errors and one hit into a five-run bottom of the first.
Shannon Chesterman added two hits for the young Bobcats (0-1, 0-2)
“We’re still learning how to hit in this young season,” Bobcat coach Jeff Timmons said.
Aberdeen visits Tumwater today.
Aberdeen 100 00 — 1 4 4 Centralia 501 41 — 11 10 0
Swor and Timmons; Wasson and Zion.
RBI: Aberdeen — Timmons. Centralia — Wasson 4, Cline 2, Ramirez, Zion 2. Two hits: Aberdeen — Chesterman. Centralia — McAuley, Cline, Zion. Home runs: Aberdeen — Timmons. Centralia — Wasson, Cline. Doubles: Centralia — Zion.
Winning pitcher — Wasson (walked three; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Swor (walked four; struck out one).
Beavers 12, Bulldogs 3
MONTESANO — Tenino’s hitters came out swinging and put Montesano into a deficit it couldn’t overcome in Evergreen 1A play at Vessey Field on Monday afternoon.
The Beavers jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the top of the first inning — six hits for the visitors, along with three walks by Bulldog pitchers — to take control.
“The first eight guys they sent to the plate scored,” Montesano head coach Mike Bruner said. “You can’t hand a team a 10-spot in the first inning and expected to do well. The rest of the game, if you took away that half-inning, we played them to a 3-2 game. We just didn’t come out ready to play.”
Cody Usher, who only lasted five batters as the starter and took the loss, led Monte (0-2, 0-3) with three hits. Jacob Hliboki drove in two runs — an infield RBI single in the first inning and a sacrifice fly in the third inning — and Kyle Englund added an RBI single in the third.
Bruner cited Hliboki for his defense, along with relief pitchers Austin Peterson and Englund for holding Tenino off in the later innings.
The Beavers’ Cody Cleeves went all seven innings for the win, but gave up 12 hits to the Bulldogs.
On Thursday, Montesano returns to action at home with a doubleheader against Forks.
Tenino (10)00 011 0 — 12 10 0 Montesano 102 000 0 — 3 12 2
Cody Cleeves and Z. Chamberlain; Cody Usher, Olson (1), Peterson (1), Englund (4), Benner (6) and Bussard.
RBI: Tenino — Zeb. Chamberlain 2, Za. Chamberlain 2, Bellrose, Miller, Hill, Strong, Cleeves. Montesano — Hliboki 2, Englund. Three hits: Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain. Montesano — Usher. Two hits: Montesano — Englund, Biakowski. Triple: Tenino — Pier. Doubles: Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain 2. Montesano — Biakowski.
Winning pitcher — Cleeves (six strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Usher (two walks).
Comets 7, Wildcats 2
WESTPORT — Sam Scrabeck pitched a two-hitter and struck out 11 to lead Naselle past Ocosta in a Pacific League contest Monday at GAR Park.
The Wildcats owned a short-lived 2-1 lead by scoring both their runs in the third. Three straight Comet errors brought in the first marker, while Kyle Bambauer drew a bases-loaded walk for the second.
Naselle, however, scored in each of the final four frames, while Scrabeck was able to keep his composure after the rocky third.
“Give the Scrabeck kid all the credit in the world,” Wildcat coach Ben Quinby said. “He gutted it out. We thought we’d wear him out and score some runs later in the game, but he buckled down and zeroed in.”
Zach Dickinson delivered both Ocosta hits and was cited by Quinby for his performance.
The Wildcats (0-3, 0-5) host the Montesano junior varsity today.
Naselle 100 122 1 — 7 7 3 Ocosta 002 000 0 — 2 2 5
Scrabeck and Bergeson; Clark, Tackett (5), Dewood (7) and Dickinson.
RBI: Naselle — Williams, Bergeson. Ocosta — Bambauer. Three hits: Naselle — Williams. Two hits: Naselle — York. Ocosta — Dickinson.
Winning pitcher — Scrabeck (walked three; struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Clark (walked three; struck out five).
Bearcats 4, Bobcats 2
At Sam Benn Courts, visiting Chehalis swept the singles matches to gain an Evergreen 2A match win over Aberdeen on Monday afternoon.
The Bobcats gained two doubles match wins on the day, including No. 1 doubles team of Ali Morris and McKenzie Martin, who needed three sets to win. A new team, Rachel Hulscher-Kianna Little, won the other match for AHS.
“I was really impressed with Rachel and Kianna’s win,” AHS head coach Ashley Kohlmeier said. “They don’t have a lot of experience, but they are putting forth a lot of effort out there. Ali and McKenzie, after their second set, they were determined not to lose that third set.”
Today, Aberdeen (1-2) hits the road to take on Tumwater in a league makeup match.
Kyla Richards (Che) def. Yulisa Morelia 6-1, 6-3. Lauren Wade (Che) def. Anna Cournoyer 7-5, 6-0. Tori Weeks (Che) def. Brandy Santos 6-0, 6-0. Ali Morris-McKenzie Martin (Abe) def. Katie Hentens-Isabel VanderStoep 6-2, 2-6, 6-0. Hannah Cummings-Payton Rothlin (Che) def. Jade Caskey-Briana Mao-Barry 6-2, 6-2. Rachel Hulscher-Kianna Little (Abe) def. Emma Lund-Madi Baker 6-4, 6-3.
JV — Aberdeen 3, Chehalis 0.