Eagles 5, Knights 3
ELMA — Two sparkling assists by Julian Hernandez highlighted Elma’s win over King’s Way Christian in a non-league match Tuesday at Davis Field.
Hernandez’s perfectly executed diagonal pass to Steven Persell, who one-timed it in from 18 yards out in the first half, gave the Eagles a 2-0 lead.
Then, in the 47th minute, Hernandez beat a defender and sent a perfect cross to Persell. The latter’s shot was popped in by teammate Jake Bates.
Edgar Hermenegildo scored twice for the Eagles (7-2). Taking a pass from Konan Katzer, he spun past a defender for a goal barely one minute into the game. He finished Elma’s scoring by converting a penalty kick after the Knights were called for a handball in the box.
Cory Marsh scored the other Elma goal off a cross from Hermenegildo from the deep corner in the second half.
The Eagles led 2-1 at the half. Two of King’s Way’s goals came on long runs.
“You dominate play, then you let down and let a guy go 50 yards,” Eagle coach Carson Seaberg said. “So there are things we need to clean up. Overall, it was a good performance. We created great opportunities and finished it off.”
Hernandez was cited for particularly fine play.
The Eagles face an Evergreen 1A League crucial Thursday at Montesano.
Bulldogs 2, Warriors 1
ROCHESTER — A formation change in the second half allowed Montesano to pressure Rochester and produce two unanswered goals in the final 13 minutes of the match to win this Evergreen 1A matchup on Tuesday night.
Down 1-0 in the second half, Montesano head coach Mike Malpass went to a 3-5-2 formation and had the Bulldogs (4-3, 4-5) step up their pressure on the Warriors. The change worked, first with Brandon Lovell tying the match in the 67th minute and second with David Sawyer scoring the match-winner in the 75th minute.
“When we were down 1-0, we put just three in the back,” Malpass said. “If we were going to lose, I’d rather lose 2-0, 3-0. We put the pressure up top and it worked out. Rochester looked for that big ball over the top to run onto and we defended that well with (goalkeeper) Jeff Varness. It was not our best performance tonight, but we’ve played better and lost before. So, a win is a win.”
Lovell blasted a 15-yard shot into the upper right corner past Rochester’s goalkeeper for the tie.
Sawyer got a bit of luck when he got the ball all alone in a scramble that took out the goalkeeper and several defenders for an open-net tap-in marker.
On Thursday, Montesano will stay home to greet East County rival Elma.
Grizzlies 3, Beavers 2
Shane Murphy’s goal late in the second half helped Hoquiam hold off Tenino in an Evergreen 1A League match Tuesday at Sea Breeze Oval.
Murphy converted a rebound in the 66th minute to give the Grizzlies a 3-1 lead. Tenino scored in the 75th minute, but was unable to equalize.
The Grizzlies (5-2, 7-3) used a pair of long-range shots to build a lead they never relinquished. Ivan Salguero connected on a 23-yard free kick in the 13th minute for the lone goal of the first half.
Osiel Rivera’s 28-yard shot ricocheted off the goalkeeper and into the net about nine minutes into the second half. The Beavers answered almost immediately, however, and hung tough until the finish.
Grizzly coach Fidel Sanchez wasn’t particularly pleased with his team’s outing.
“It was not a good performance by us,” Sanchez said. “We were flat. We were not connecting in terms of chemistry. It was one of those games where we were happy to get the win.”
Murphy and Justin Yi were cited for fine play.
The Grizzlies took the JV contest, 3-1.
Hoquiam journeys to Rochester on Thursday.
Loggerettes 9, Eagle JVs 1
ELMA — Winning pitcher Teagan Louthan helped her own cause by driving in five runs as Wishkah trounced the Elma junior varsity in a non-league game Tuesday at Elma.
Louthan opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the first. She stroked a bases-clearing triple in the fifth and scored when Ally Ancich followed with a double.
The extra-base blows were a welcome sight to Wishkah coach Tove Reibel.
“We still need to strengthen our bats,” she said. “We’re working hard and getting a lot of hits, but we (are hitting) a lot of singles and we need to get the extra-base hits moving.”
Louthan also pitched a four-hitter, striking out 11.
Weather permitting, the Loggerettes (6-1) host Ocosta today.
Wishkah 202 041 0 — 9 12 2
Elma JV 001 000 0 — 1 4 2
Louthan and Bernhardy; Cristelli and Brown
RBI: Wishkah — Park, Louthan 5, Ancich 2, Warren. Elma — Shumate. Three hits: Wishkah — Louthan. Two hits: Wishkah — Ancich. Home runs: Wishkah — Louthan. Triples: Wishkah — Louthan. Doubles: Wishkah — Ancich.
Winning pitcher — Louthan (walked none; struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Cristelli (walked three; struck out nine).
Aberdeen rallied from a 5-0 deficit to take an 11-8 lead over River Ridge when rain forced suspension of an Evergreen 2A Conference game Tuesday at the Bishop Athletic Complex.
The game, which was called after 5 1/2 innings is scheduled to be completed prior to the regularly scheduled contest between the two teams today at Lacey.
A big fourth inning propelled the Bobcats intlo the lead. Ericka Manwell’s two-run double was one of the key hits in that frame.
Tigers 6, Eagles 4
ELMA — Doing all its scoring in the final four innings, Napavine outlasted Elma in a non-league contest Tuesday at Eagle Field.
The Eagles (2-5) took a 3-1 lead into the seventh. The Tigers scored three unearned runs in the top of that inning to take the lead, only to have Elma’s Izzy Cristelli tie it with a solo homer in the bottom of the inning.
Napavine then scored twice in the ninth to win it, with the only hit of the frame not figuring in the scoring. Following a hit batter, fielder’s choice and pair of walks, two passed balls brought in the deciding runs.
“We did some good things in the game, but we had some errors that cost us,” Eagle coach Janene Todd said. “That’s really the bottom line.”
Cristelli drove in three runs with three hits. Shayla Shumate also had three hits for the Eagles.
Elma is scheduled to host Rainier in a doubleheader Thursday.
Napavine 000 001 302 — 6 5 0
Elma 200 010 100 — 4 12 3
Olson and Bornstein; Goldsmith, Cooper (6) and Elliott.
RBI: Napavine — Olson. Elma — Cristelli 3, Elliott. Three hits: Napavine — Bornstein. Elma — Cristelli, Shumate. Two hits: Elma — Goldsmith, S. Smythe, Elliott. Home runs: Napavine — Olson. Elma — I. Cristelli. Doubles: Elma — I. Cristelli, Shumate.
Winning pitcher — Olson (walked three; struck out eight). Losing pitcher — Cooper (walked five; struck out one).
Hyaks 3, Bulldog JVs 3
OCEAN SHORES — North Beach’s varsity and Montesano’s JVs played to a tie in a Wednesday game at North Bay Park shortened to six innings by rain. It will not be made up.
Fueled by Mike Beck’s two solo home runs, the Hyaks (6-4) took a 3-1 lead into the sixth before the Bulldogs tied it with a pair of runs.
Lyle Burbidge drove in two runs for Montesano.
“With the conditions, we did pretty well,” Hyak coach Rob Schreiber said. “Neither team had an error.”
Weather permitting, the Hyaks are scheduled to host the Elma junior varsity today.
Montesano JV 000 102 — 3 8 0
North Beach 101 010 — 3 6 0
Zillyette, Brink (4) and Izatt; Perez and Beck.
RBI: Montesano — Burbidge 2, Raasch. North Beach — Beck 2, Gonzales. Three hits: North Beach — Beck. Two hits: Montesano — Benner, Burbidge, Bowen. Home runs: North Beach — Beck. Doubles: Montesano — Burbidge, Raasch.
Grizzlies 202, Fishermen 202
Hoquiam won on a tiebreaker after deadlocking with Ilwaco in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Highland Golf Course.
With the top four scorers on each team totaling 202 strokes, the outcome was decided by scores of the fifth player. Hoquiam’s Brittany Nations, with a 54, topped her counterpart by five strokes.
Interestingly, Hoquiam’s other counting scores came from the bottom four players in its lineup. Hoquiam’s Kelci Parker was the medalist with a 48.
“We’re pushing each other to be better,” Grizzly coach Patty Sundstrom said. “They’re all hovering around the 50 range and one of them always steps up. That’s nice.”
The match was contested in a steady rain.
Hoquiam’s and Aberdeen’s junior varsities will meet Thursday. The next Grizzly varsity contest will be at La Center on Tuesday.
Ilwaco (202) — Aslyn Fisher 51, Phoebe Millsap 51, Allison Bonney 49, Kempsey Ward 51, Ahnna Neace 64, Stephanie Kelly 59.
Hoquiam (202) — Brittany Nations 54, Emma Estes 55, Kelci Parker 48, Megan Gibson 51, Katie Skolrood 53, Dylan Belcher 50.
Bulldogs 2, Bruins 2
WHITE SALMON — The rain came down and washed out the third singles match, leaving Montesano and White Salmon to wait for two weeks to decide who’ll win this Southwest Washington 1A match on Tuesday.
The host Bruins won the first two singles matches and the Bulldogs won both of the doubles matches. However, the match between Monte’s Gillen Reinertsen and White Salmon’s Sonia Cortes was suspended due to rain. Reinertsen leads the match, 5-2 in the first set.
The match will be finished once the two schools meet again at Montesano on May 9.
“Our doubles are strong; they haven’t lost a match this season,” Montesano head coach Theresa Helland said. “So, we’ll see what happens at districts.”
On Thursday, Montesano is schedule to host Castle Rock.
Kyla Fadness (WS) def. Hunter Hancock 6-2, 6-1. Olivia Grim (WS) def. Ally McHatton 6-0, 6-0. Gillen Reinertsen (M) leads Sonia Cortes 5-2. April Easter-Katie Ayers (M) def. Maria Calderilla-Hannah Sauter 6-1, 6-1. Elizabeth Taborski-Bailey Malizia (M) def. Emily Darwin-Bailey Hill 6-0, 6-0.