Hoquiam drops World Series opener
Madison Williams pitched a five-inning no-hitter as Ohio Valley trounced Hoquiam, 14-0, on the opening day of the Babe Ruth Softball 16-U World Series on Wednesday at Pittsfield, Mass.
Ohio Valley scored seven runs in the first inning and another seven in the fourth. Williams struck out 13.
“It was a pretty rough start today. (We) didn’t seem to be with it, I don’t know if they were tired or what,” Hoquiam manager Bob Hyde said. “They had a pretty good pitcher today.”
Hoquiam faces St. Charles Parish of Louisiana today and concludes round-robin play Friday against West Volusia, Fla., and host Pittsfield on Friday.
Montesano team eliminated from Legion tourney
Precision Pipe of Montesano registered a 1-2 record before being eliminated from the State AA American Legion Baseball Tournament in Spokane.
After falling to the Yakima Valley Peppers, 9-1, in its opening game, Precision stayed alive with a 6-2 win over Mead of Spokane. Precision then fell to Mount Spokane, 11-2, in a loser-out contest.
Harborites played on softball tourney runners-up
Wishkah High School graduate Teagan Louthan and Hoquiam’s Lydia LaLonde were members of the Washington Thunder team that placed second in the NAFA Western World Series softball tournament that concluded recently in Milwaukie, Ore.
Based in Fircrest (near Tacoma), the Thunder was edged by the Portland Cardinals, 2-1, in the championship game. The Thunder advanced to the title game by topping the Diamond Dusters from Tacoma in an international tiebreaker, 8-4.
Louthan pitched in the championship game, scattering seven hits while striking out five. With a tournament earned run average of 0.88, she was selected to the all-tournament team.
LaLonde scored the Thunder’s only run in the title game. Primarily a second baseman, she played errorless defense in the tournament.
Louthan will continue her softball career at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kan. LaLonde will be entering her junior year at Hoquiam High School.
Kleins win Smiles ‘N’ Frowns
Ed and Gretchen Klein of Hoquiam breezed to victory in the Smiles ‘N’ Frowns Couples Golf Tournament last weekend at Grays Harbor Country Club.
With a 36-hole total of 147, the Kleins finished 22 strokes ahead of their nearest rivals, Gill and Carol Goodman.
Ron and Lorraine Snider took net honors with 128. Earl and Mary Ellen Adolphson placed second at 129 and Jon (Jr.) and Danielle Parker third at 131. Jon (Sr.) and Kathy Parker wound up fourth at 132.
KP — Joel Parker, Ed Klein. Straight Drive — Carol Goodman. Honey Pot — Bruce-Judy MacNaughton, Joel-Val Parker, Nick-Sharon Spudich, Earl-Mary Ellen Adophson, Jon (Jr)-Danielle Parker, Gill-Carol Goodman.
Coastal Conservation group to meet
The Twin Harbors Chapter of the Coastal Conservation Association will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the meeting room of Montesano Timberland Library.
A discussion of fisheries-relatede projects and grants will be among the agenda items. The meeting is open to the public.
WIAA announces partnership with MaxPreps
The WIAA announced a three-year agreement with MaxPreps to be the Association’s “Official Digital Media Partner and Statistician.”
The WIAA and MaxPreps will provide all member high schools with a streamlined process to submit information for important WIAA initiatives and state tournament publications to increase accuracy, visibility, and positive promotion of high school sports information. Additionally, the information will allow the WIAA to devote a portion of its website to regular-season schedules, scores and standings, which will also be featured on MaxPreps.com.
“This exciting partnership keeps the WIAA at the forefront of technology and aligns it with other state associations,” WIAA Executive Director Mike Colbrese said.
Daily World staff reports