Bobcats 2, Wolves 1
TUMWATER — An extended Aberdeen road trip ended in triumph.
Isaiah Contreras scored in stoppage time to give the Bobcats a hard-fought victory over Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference match Tuesday night at Tumwater Stadium.
The victory came in the final match of a six-game road swing for the Bobcats, who haven’t played at home since March 22. Their remaining regular-season matches will all be at Stewart Field.
Although Aberdeen (5-2, 7-2) had controlled play throughout the second half, the Wolves scored off a header to tie it at 1-1 with about one minute remaining.
The Bobcats, however, resumed their attack and Contreras tapped in a crossing pass from Seth Caba for the winning marker.
Caba had opened the scoring in the 33rd minute, heading in a corner kick from Alex Barene. Aberdeen outshot the Wolves, 14-5, but had difficulty finishing its opportunities.
“Our boys played a great game and dominated in every way possible, except putting the ball in the net,” Bobcat coach Larry Fleming said. “Our defense was strong, we passed well and our combinations going forward in the final third were excellent.”
Caba and Contreras were credited with outstanding hustle. Barene and defenders Tavo Sanchez and Logan Lopez were also commended for fine play.
Robby Lewis and Victor Medina scored one goal apiece in a 2-1 Bobcat junior varsity triumph. John Pellessier and goalkeeper Alexis Garcia were cited by assistant coach Ben Barene for fine play.
The Bobcats celebrate their figurative homecoming Thursday night against River Ridge.
Bulldogs 4, Beavers 2
WOODLAND — David Sawyer scored the hat trick as Montesano topped Woodland in a non-league contest Tuesday at Woodland.
Sawyer scored twice and Brandon Lovell once as the Bulldogs (4-5) built a 3-0 halftime lead. He matched a Beaver goal in the second half before Woodland scored again in the waning seconds.
All of Montesano’s goals came from relatively close range.
“Woodland was the most aggressive team we’ve come up against,” Monte coach Mike Malpass said. “Our guys hung in there and stuck to their game.
“I’ve been pushing the passing game, that’s something we’ve been working on, and they stuck to it for a longer period,” Malpass added. “Three of the four goals were just a combination of passes.”
Malpass cited his defense for outstanding play.
The Bulldogs return to Evergreen 1A League play Thursday at home against Hoquiam.
Bobcats 6, Cougars 4
OLYMPIA — Deon Schlesser’s two-run triple in the fourth inning gave Aberdeen a lead it would not relinquish against Capital in an Evergreen 2A contest on Tuesday afternoon.
With the game tied at 3-3 in the fourth, Schlesser’s triple scored Cole Edwards and Tyler Ames for a 5-3 Bobcats lead. It was enough for freshman Grant Larson to overcome a three-run third inning by the Cougars to get his first high school pitching win of his career.
“The kids are starting to believe in themselves,” AHS head coach Shon Schreiber said. “It is good to see. Our younger kids are playing well and are feeding off the older kids; and, vice versa. Larson settled in after (the third), got his curveball going for strikes and got hitters out.”
Schlesser, who picked up the save in relief in the seventh, led Aberdeen (3-7, 3-8) with three hits, including a triple and a double, and two RBI. Edwards, Erikk Machowek, Chase Johnson and Gabe Turner each drove in one run. Larson struck out two and walked four in six innings of work.
Today, both teams return to action, this time at Ken Waite Field in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen 011 300 1 — 6 9 2
Capital 003 000 1 — 4 8 2
Larson, Schlesser (7) and Bowley; Costa, Uznanski (7) and Jenkins.
RBI: Aberdeen — Edwards, Schlesser 2, Machowek, Johnson, Turner. Capital — Doorey 2, Strachan. Three hits: Aberdeen — Schlesser. Two hits: Aberdeen — Edwards, Metke. Triples: Aberdeen — Schlesser. Doubles: Aberdeen — Schlesser.
Winning pitcher — Larson (two strikeouts, four walks). Losing pitcher — Costa (four strikeouts, three walks).
JV — Capital 15, Aberdeen 3.
Beavers 5, Grizzlies 0
TENINO — Kolton McKittrick pitched a three-hitter as Tenino knocked Hoquiam out of sole possession of the Evergreen 1A League lead.
Seventh-ranked among state 1A teams (the Grizzlies were No. 6 in the same poll), the Beavers opened the scoring on Kellen Miller’s RBI single in the second inning. Zack Chamberlain’s solo homer then ignited a four-run third.
That was more than sufficient support for McKittrick, who struck out only three but walked just two.
“I thought their pitcher did a pretty good job, kept the ball down,” Hoquiam coach Steve Jump said. “We flat-out couldn’t get it done (offensively).”
The Grizzlies (7-2, 8-2) are scheduled to visit Montesano for a doubleheader Thursday.
Hoquiam 000 000 0 — 0 3 1
Tenino 014 000 x — 5 6 1
Lowder, Jump (4), Kolby Standstipher (6) and Skinner; Kolton McKittrick and Zack Chamberlain.
RBI: Tenino — Hill 2, Pier, Strawn, Zack Chamberlain. Two hits: Tenino — Zack Chamberlain, Miller. Home runs: Tenino — Zack Chamberlain. Doubles: Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain, Gilbreth, Hill. Greigh.
Winning pitcher — McKittrick (walked two; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Lowder (walked four; struck out two).
Grizzlies 10, Trojans 9 (8)
PE ELL — Hoquiam’s bats came alive in the final three innings of this non-league tilt with Class 2B power Pe Ell with six runs to tie and edge out an eight-inning victory on Tuesday afternoon.
The Grizzlies stroked four straight hits before Katelynn Paladin’s RBI groundout to second base tied the game at 9-9 in a three-run seventh. Arielle Burnett scored from third on a passed ball with the bases loaded in the eighth to give Hoquiam (8-1) the lead.
On Burnett’s winning run, a passed ball was smothered by Pe Ell’s catcher, but the ball trickled three feet in front of home plate. Burnett never hesitated to score by inches.
“We needed this one,” HHS head coach Keith Reynvaan said. “We’ve had spring break off and you could tell that we were a little rusty out there. It took us a while to get going. We didn’t play well, but you have to give it to the kids. They played well in the final few innings and made a nice comeback.
“(Pe Ell) scored four runs on wild pitches and passed balls,” Reynvaan added. “We walked seven and hit two. They only have seven hits, but we put baserunners on for them. It was a little frustrating, but it is a good win, a good comeback win.”
Ellie Quercia led Hoquiam with four hits and Paladin, Ashlynn Wakefield and Brandi Creviston each slugged two hits. Hannah Hliboki picked up the win in relief of starter Bailee Bradley for the Grizzlies.
On Thursday, Hoquiam travels to Montesano for a pivotal Evergreen 1A doubleheader.
Hoquiam 210 012 31 — 10 15 3
Pe Ell 212 211 00 — 9 7 3
Bradley, Hliboki (5) and Burnett; D. Brooks and Jones.
RBI: Hoquiam — Paladin 2, Wakefield, Hilliard, Bradley, Hliboki. Pe Ell — Capps 2, C. Brooks, L. Brooks. Four hits: Hoquiam — Quercia. Two hits: Hoquiam — Wakefield, Paladin, Creviston. Pe Ell — Capps, Woodward, L. Brooks. Home run: Hoquiam — Hliboki. Triple: Pe Ell — D. Brooks. Doubles: Hoquiam — Paladin. Pe Ell — Capps.
Winning pitcher — Hliboki (one strikeout, two walks). Losing pitcher — D. Brooks (three strikeouts, five walks).
Loggerettes 11, Grizzlies JV 5
At Gable Park, Wishkah’s Teagan Louthan struck out 15 and held the Hoquiam junior varsity team to just five hits en route to a non-league win on Tuesday.
Louthan helped herself out with four hits, including a triple and a double, and one RBI for the Loggerettes (6-0). Ally Ancich added three hits, including a double.
“Overall, our girls were hitting,” Wishkah head coach Tove Reibel said. “Louthan had a good day in the circle and had a strong bat today.”
On Thursday, Wishkah travels to Quilcene.
Wishkah 042 031 1 — 11 14 3
Hoquiam JV 100 103 0 — 5 5 4
Louthan and Bernhardy; Braykovich and Doll.
RBI: Wishkah — Louthan, Fry 2, C. Rurup, H. Rurup 2. Hoquiam JV — Harold. Four hits: Wishkah — Louthan. Three hits: Wishkah — Ancich. Two hits: Wishkah — Park. Hoquiam JV — Paladin. Triple: Wishkah — Louthan. Double: Wishkah — Louthan, Ancich. Hoquiam JV — Paladin.
Winning pitcher — Louthan (15 strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Braykovich (two strikeouts, one walk).
Cougars 12, Bobcats 3
Visiting Capital scored against Aberdeen in just two innings, but made them count with two grand-slam home runs to knock off the hosts in this Evergreen 2A game at the Bishop Athletic Complex on Tuesday.
Rachel Erickson hit a grand slam in the third inning, highlighting a five-run frame for the Cougars. Taylor Owens followed with a grand slam in the sixth inning, a seven-run frame, off AHS starter Erin Kuhn.
Aberdeen (3-5, 3-7) scored single runs in the first, fourth and fifth innings, including a solo home run by senior Alexxi Timmons, her sixth home run of the season — all solo shots.
“Two bad innings; it is becoming a bad routine,” AHS head coach Jeff Timmons said. “We’d give up a couple of walks, then the big home run. That seems to keep burying us. Overall, we just need to do a better job of getting baserunners in front of our two seniors (Timmons and Kiana Dixon). We need more baserunners in order for us to be more competitive.”
Timmons, Dixon and Courtney Dietrich each drove in one run, with Timmons leading the team with three hits overall.
Today, both teams will meet again, this time at Capital.
Capital 005 007 0 — 12 10 0
Aberdeen 100 110 0 — 3 7 2
Wilson and Erickson; Kuhn and Timmons.
RBI: Capital — Owens 4, Wilson, Erickson 5, Williamson, Hamilton. Aberdeen — Timmons, Dixon, Dietrich. Three hits: Capital — Erickson. Aberdeen — Timmons. Two hits: Capital — Schoiferstein, Williamson. Aberdeen — Dixon. Home runs: Capital — Owens, Erickson. Aberdeen — Timmons. Double: Aberdeen — Dixon.
Winning pitcher — Wilson (eight strikeouts, one walk). Losing pitcher — Kuhn (two strikeouts, three walks).
Bulldogs 4, Knights 1
MONTESANO — Sweeping the doubles, Montesano topped King’s Way Christian in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Montesano.
The Bulldog teams of April Easter-Katie Ayers and Elizabeth Taborski-Bailey Malizia each won in straight sets. Montesano also received singles victories from Ally McHatton and Gillen Reinertsen.
Reinertsen had split sets with King’s Way’s Rachel Warren when rain began developing. With the Bulldogs owning an insurmountable lead in the team competition, the match was decided in a tiebreaker won by Reinertsen.
“So far, the doubles are looking pretty good,” Monte coach Theresa Helland said. “And my singles (people) played well. They stepped it up.”
The Bulldogs (2-2) are scheduled to visit the Tumwater junior varsity on Thursday.
Jamine Nesbitt (KW) def. Hunter Hancock, 6-1, 6-0; Ally McHatton (A) def. Amy Schneider, 6-4, 7-5; Gillen Reinertsen (M) def. Rachel Warren, 6-3, 4-6, (7-5); April Easter-Katie Ayers (M) def. Kayli Gribi-Megan Landstrom, 6-1, 6-3; Elizabeth Tarborski-Bailey Malizia (M) def. Samantha Kolb-Amanda Smith, 6-1, 6-3.
WOODLAND — Led by Faith Udy’s 43, Woodland downed Hoquiam and Montesano in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at the Lewis River Golf Course.
The Beavers had 194 strokes to finish 17 ahead of the Grizzlies and 62 strokes lower than the Bulldogs.
Hoquiam’s Emma Estes carded a personal-best 49.
“As a team, Hoquiam played well,” Grizzly coach Patty Sundstrom said. “A few girls were affected by water hazards and sand.”
Madi Besaw topped Montesano with a 52.
“Woodland is probably the best team in the league and they definitely showed it today,” Monte coach Lloyd Aldrich said. “Pretty much every one of our girls ran into one bad hole today, which ruined what might have otherwise been a good round — except for Madi, who shot her low score of the season.”
Montesano visits Hoquiam on Thursday at Highland Golf Course.
Hoquiam (211) — Brittany Nations 56, Kelci Parker 55, Katie Skolrood 62, Emma Estes 49, Megan Gibson 63, Dylan Belcher 51.
Montesano (256) — Madi Besaw 52, Brooke Whitsell 63, Ashley Aschim 73, Sami St. Onge 68, Joa Yun 73, Crysta Parson 73.
Woodland (194) — Faith Udy 43, Kaitlyn Troyer 50, Kayla Moody 52, Addy Dinehart 49, Jenna Booker 58, Hailee Collins 82.