FORKS — With its pitchers allowing only three hits in 14 innings, Hoquiam regained undisputed possession of the Evergreen 1A League lead by sweeping Forks, 3-0 and 8-0, in an Evergreen 1A League doubleheader Thursday at Forks.
Sammy Lowder pitched a one-hitter, striking out 11, in the opening game.
“He was hitting his spots,” Grizzly coach Steve Jump said. “I thought he was dominating at times and our defense played well behind him.”
The Grizzlies did all their scoring with two outs in the fifth. Following a walk to Jerod Steen, Josh Bishop singled. Both scored when Blake Kelly’s fly to deep center field was dropped. Joel Brydon then singled home Kelly.
Tristan Stutesman, who singled in his final plate appearance in the opener, went 4-for-4 with three consecutive doubles in the nightcap for the Grizzlies (7-1).
“Not easily done and he was hitting the gaps really well to the fence,” Jump reported. “This will be one of those days for his personal record book.”
Stutesman also pitched the final two inningts in relief of Jesiah Bretz and Kyle Standstipher. That trio combined on a two-hitter.
Brydon and Bishop each added three hits apiece for the Grizzlies, with the former driving in three runs.
Hoquiam is scheduled to visit Cascade Christian in a non-leaguer today.
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Forks 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Lowder and Skinner; Contreras and Hagen.
RBI: Hoquiam — Brydon. Two hits: Hoquiam — Brydon, Bishop. Doubles: Hoquiam — Kyle Standstipher.
Winning pitcher — Lowder (walked one; struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Contreras (walked one; struck out five).
Hoquiam 201 410 0 — 8 13 1
Forks 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
Bretz, Kyle Standstipher (3), Stutesman (6) and Skinner; Gimlin, (relievers unavailable) and Hagen.
RBI: Hoquiam — Kelly 2, Brydon 3, Stutesman, Jump 2. Four hits: Hoquiam — Stutesman. Three hits: Hoquiam — Brydon, Bishop. Doubles: Hoquiam — Stutesman 3, Bishop, Brydon.
Winning pitcher — Bretz (walked four; struck out one). Losing pitcher — Gimlin (walked two; struck out one).
ELMA — Behind a six-hitter from Austin Neary, Elma won the first game of this Evergreen 1A doubleheader, but couldn’t prevent Tenino from slugging its way to the second-game win on Thursday afternoon.
Neary struck out three and scattered six hits against a high-powered Tenino offense, for a 5-3 win in the opener. The Beavers got their swings going in the nightcap with nine unanswered runs for a 14-5 victory.
“Austin threw a helluva game,” Elma head coach Scott Rowland said. “Tenino is a very good-hitting club. He worked his off-speed pitches and located his fastball when he needed it. It was a big win that we needed.”
Rowland noted that the Elma defense didn’t allow Tenino to mount any big innings in the first game. The second game, however, proved his point — six errors mostly coming in the pivotal final three innings. — against the Beavers.
“We just couldn’t finish; that’s something we’re going to work on,” Rowland added.
Rowland cited Tristan Robinette for his overall work, including two RBI and a second-game triple at the plate and sharp defense, in the twin bill.
On Tuesday, Elma will stay home to greet East County rival Montesano in a single league game.
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Elma 011 300 x — 5 6 1
McKitrick and Za. Chamberlain; Neary and Swinhart.
RBI: Tenino — Za. Chamberlain, Bellrose, Miller. Elma — Swinhart, Camenzind, Ortega, Osgood, Robinette. Triple: Tenino — Za. Chamberlain. Elma — Osgood. Double: Tenino — Bellrose.
Winning pitcher — Neary (three strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — McKitrick (six strikeouts, three walks).
Tenino 302 022 5 — 14 12 2
Elma 131 000 0 — 5 7 6
Cleaves, Wachter (5) and Za. Chamberlain; Camenzind, Thornock (6) and Swinhart.
RBI: Tenino — Za. Chamberlain 2, Pier 2, Cleaves, Bellrose, Hill, Ze. Chamberlain, Miller. Elma — Robinette, Camenzind, Thornock, Osgood, Escalante. Two hits: Tenino — Cleaves, Bellrose, Hill. Home run: Tenino — Za. Chamberlain. Triple: Elma — Robinette, Swinhart. Doubles: Tenino — Bellrose.
Winning pitcher — Wachter (three strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Camenzind (two strikeouts, five walks).
ROCHESTER — Dylan Fosnacht drove in four runs in the second game as Rochester nipped Montesano, 6-5, to complete a sweep of Thursday’s Evergreen 1A League doubleheader at Rochester.
Dustin Wilson pitched a one-hitter as the Warriors nabbed the opener, 6-0.
The Bulldogs tied the nightcap, 5-5, with a two-run fifth inning. Cole Nelson’s RBI single was sandwiched among three Warrior errors.
But Fosnacht, who had delivered a bases-clearing double in a five-run fourth, ripped a sixth-inning single to knock in the winning run.
“We came out a little more aggressive (in this game),” Monte assistant coach Aaron Cleverly said. “In the fourth inning, we gave them a couple of extra outs and it came back to bite us.”
Bulldog catcher Jordan Bussard threw out three runners in the second contest.
Wilson was dominant in the opening game. He struck out 12, including the last seven batters.
“We watched a lot of fastballs go by. We couldn’t get anything off him,” Cleverly said.
Evan Bialkowsky mustered the only Bulldog hit, a single in the second inning.
Montesano (2-4, 2-5) makes the short trip to Elma on Thursday.
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Benner, Zillyette (3), Bussard (3) and Bussard, Rhoden (3); Wilson and Deal.
RBI: Rochester — Fosnacht 2, Eastman, Sommor. Two hits: Rochester — Deal. Doubles: Rochester — Wilson.
Winning pitcher — Wilson (walked none; struck out 12). Losing pitcher — Benner (walked three; struck out two).
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Usher, Peterson (4) and Bussard; Fosnacht and Wilson.
RBI: Montesano — Rhoden, Usher, Nelson. Rochester — Fosnacht 4, Singer, Ranger. Two hits: Montesano — Nelson. Rochester — Fosnacht, Deal, Larson. Doubles: Montesano — Nelson, Rhoden. Rochester — Fosnacht, Ranger.
Winning pitcher — Fosnacht (walked none; struck out six). Losing pitcher — Peterson (walked one; struck out none).
Bobcats 5, Wolves 4
TUMWATER — Sparked by three consecutive RBI singles in the third inning, Aberdeen held off Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference game Thursday at Tumwater.
Katie Hammonds, Emily Wharton and Erin Kuhn delivered bases-loaded singles in the third to give the Bobcats a 4-2 lead. Aberdeen (2-3, 2-4) added a solo run in the fifth.
Black Hills scored once in each of the final two innings to cut the margin to one, but winning pitcher Kuhn and catcher Alexxi Timmons combined for a strikeout-throwout double play that ended the game.
Timmons blasted her fifth home run of the season — all of them solo shots — in the first inning. She was walked intentionally in her other three plate appearances.
“We had three starters out due to spring break. The freshmen and sophomores stepped in and did an outstanding job,” Bobcat coach Jeff Timmons noted.
Kuhn was commended for her complete-game performance.
The same two teams meet today at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
Aberdeen 103 010 0 — 5 10 3
Black Hills 200 001 1 — 4 6 5
Kuhn and Timmons; Tarrow and Ward.
RBI: Aberdeen — Timmons, Hammonds, Wharton, Kuhn, Ashlock. Black Hills — Elliott, Payne 2. Two hits: Aberdeen — Reeson, Wharton. Black Hills — Means. Home runs: Aberdeen — Timmons. Doubles: Aberdeen — Dixon. Black Hills — Maloney.
Winning pitcher — Kuhn (walked three; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Tarrow (walked three; struck out two).
Tigers 2, Bobcats 1
CENTRALIA — Doing all its scoring in the second half, Centralia handed Aberdeen its first loss in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Thursday at Tiger Stadium.
Isaiah Contreras converted a penalty kick, after the Tigers were called for a handball in the box, late in the first half to give the Bobcats (4-1, 6-1) a 1-0 lead at intermission.
Centralia, however, tied it with a long shot early in the second half, then scored the winning goal midway through the half on a volley from about 18 yards out.
On the attack for much of the second half, the Bobcats narrowly missed tying it on several occasions. Alex Barene’s header late in the contest went directly to the Tiger goalkeeper.
Centralia was called for 17 of the match’s 22 fouls in a rough-and-tumble affair. Bobcat coach Larry Fleming, however, also credited the Tigers with playing “with more skill and effort.”
“We had a poor outing, regardless of the unneccessary fouls,” Fleming said. “We were off in just about every aspect of the game, from finishing to possession to defending. It was a total team loss in every sense of the phrase. Our coaches and players will prepare much better for the next match.”
That will come at Capital on Saturday.
Angel Barragan and Anthony Churlin scored twice each and Jose Rueda added the other goal in a 5-0 Aberdeen junior varsity victory. Luis Chaires was credited by Bobcat assistant coach Alfie Bensinger for a fine performance.
Viking boys win
OCEAN SHORES — Willapa Valley’s Nicholas Betrozoff and South Bend’s Emma Lorton took medalist honors as the Willapa Harbor combine faced North Beach in boys and girls matches Thursday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.
Valley topped North Beach, 174-235 in the boys team competition. They were the only two schools to field complete teams.
Betrozoff fired a fine 39 to finish three strokes ahead of teammate Kyler Oblad among the boys. Christopher You paced North Beach with a 52.
Lorton carded a 53 to lead the the girls, three shots ahead of Willapa Valley’s Emily Fluke.
“(These were) the nice conditions here in several years of high school matches,” Willapa Harbor coach Dave Lund reported.
The Hyaks visit Northwest Christian on Thursday. Willapa Harbor hosts North Beach and Wahkiakum on April 21.
Willapa Valley (174) — Nicholas Betrozoff 39, Cameron McAllister 44, Kyler Oblad 42, Dylan Barrett 49, Chase Flemetis 52, Stephen Camenzind 59, Lucky Wood 56, Damian Redding 55.
North Beach (235) — Christopher You 52, Aaron Thomas 55, Nolan Bouma 62, Ryan Turner 66, Austin McGehee 68, Alex Daniel 76.
South Bend — Zane Johnson 50, Tyson Johnson 50.
Raymond — Jace Duckworth 55, Tysen Stephens 55.
Willapa Harbor — Emma Fluke 56, Emma Lorton 53, Krystal Johnson 67.
North Beach — Hadley Moore 81.