Hyaks 11, Wildcats 7
WESTPORT — Trailing 7-4 entering the top of the seventh inning, visiting North Beach mounted a seven-run rally — six of them with two outs — to top host Ocosta in this Pacific League contest at GAR Park on Tuesday.
The Hyaks (7-1, 8-4) got a Pedro Gonzales RBI single with one out before a strikeout put them one out from a loss. They loaded the bases, then Elijah Towery tied the game with a two-run single. Jordan Chong followed with a go-ahead two-run single. An infield error pushed another run across before Austin Perez ended the scoring with an RBI single.
Mikey Beck, who came in in relief of starter Perez in the fifth inning, picked up the win with a scoreless bottom of the seventh.
“It was crazy,” North Beach head coach Rob Schreiber said. “We had this feeling all game that this was bad news. Once we came up in the seventh, I told the guys we needed four runs and we’ve scored more than four in one inning before. They just started putting the ball in play, hitting it hard.”
Gonzales and Charles Flohr led the Hyaks with three hits, with Gonzales driving in three runs.
Caleb Tackett took the loss for the Wildcats (1-6 in league), striking out eight and walking four in a complete-game effort. Peter Samuelson and Matthew Clark led the team with two hits.
Today, North Beach travels to Pioneer Park to take on Aberdeen’s junior varsity squad. Ocosta visits Montesano’s junior varsity team on Thursday.
North Beach 200 011 7 — 11 13 4
Ocosta 002 230 0 — 7 7 3
Perez, Beck (5) and Beck, Perez (5); Tackett and Thomas.
RBI: North Beach — Towery 3, Gonzales 3, Jo. Chong 2, Takagi, Perez. Ocosta — Clark 2, Dickinson 2, Dewood, Quinby, Thomas. Three hits: North Beach — Gonzales, Flohr. Two hits: North Beach — Jo. Chong, Takagi, Perez. Ocosta — Samuelson, Clark. Doubles: North Beach — Takagi, Gonzales. Ocosta — Dewood.
Winning pitcher — Beck (four strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Tackett (eight strikeouts, four walks).
Spartans 4, Bulldogs 3
FORKS — Leading throughout, Forks withstood a late Montesano rally in an Evergreen 1A League game Tuesday at Forks.
Two successful squeeze bunts in the first inning gave the Spartans a lead they never relinquished.
Trailing 4-2, the Bulldogs rallied in the seventh. After a walk and fielder’s choice, Kody Usher and Jacob Hliboki delivered consecutive singles to reduce the margin to one and put the potential tying run on third with two outs. An infield grounder ended the game.
“We didn’t get off the bus ready to play,” Monte coach Mike Bruner lamented. “We made a fielding error in the first inning and they safety-squeezed on us two times and we didn’t respond.”
Kyle Englund, who went the distance on the mound for the Bulldogs, was cited for his pitching.
The Bulldogs (7-8, 7-9) visit Toutle Lake in a non-leaguer Friday.
Montesano 010 001 1 — 3 10 1
Forks 200 011 x — 4 6 0
Englund and Bussard; Lawson, Contreras (6) and Hagen.
RBI: Montesano — Hliboki, Bussard, Herzog. Forks — Contreras, Gimlin, Moody, McGram. Two hits: Montesano — Usher, Bussard, Bialkowsky. Forks — Lawson. Doubles: Montesano — Nelson, Peterson.
Winning pitcher — Lawson (walked three; struck out one). Losing pitcher — Englund (walked one; struck out six).
Eagles 15, Bulldogs 3
ELMA — Brooke Goldsmith’s walk-off home run capped a 10-run sixth inning as Elma topped North Mason in a non-league contest Tuesday at Eagle Field.
The Eagles (5-5) took four innings to find the range at the plate. Despite a three-run fifth, they owned only a 5-3 lead before sending 12 batters to the plate in the sixth.
“They were trying to pull the outside pitch, so they had to make some adjustments for that,” Eagle coach Janene Todd explained. “We didn’t come together completely until the fifth inning.”
Peyton Elliott had three hits for the Eagles.
Ashley Cooper pitched a three-hitter to pick up the victory.
Elma returns to Evergreen 1A League play Thursday, with a home doubleheader against Forks.
North Mason 000 102 — 3 3 5
Elma 010 13(10) — 15 15 4
Palmer, Valley (6) and Mullins; Cooper and Elliott.
RBI: Elma — Goldsmith 3, S. Smythe, Shumate, Burbidge, K. Smythe. Three hits: Elma — Elliott. Two hits: North Mason — Mullins. Elma — Goldsmith, S. Smythe, Burbidge. Home runs: Elma — Goldsmith. Doubles: Elma — S. Smythe.
Winning pitcher — Cooper (walked two; struck out three). Losing pitcher — Palmer (walked five; struck out two).
Tigers 3, Bulldogs 2
NAPAVINE — Erika Potter’s home run in the bottom of the seventh gave Napavine a non-league victory over Montesano on Tuesday.
Two Tiger solo homers decided the game. Grace Hamre homered earlier for the Class 2B Tigers.
“The pitchers pitched a great game with the exception of two pitches,” Monte coach Pat Pace said. “It was just a really good softball game. I’m just sorry to see the game end on a walk-off homer — unless it’s us doing it.”
Hannah Jensen’s two-run double in the fifth accounted for Montesano’s scoring.
The Bulldogs (10-4) are idle until hosting Elma on May 8.
Montesano 000 020 0 — 2 3 2
Napavine 100 001 1 — 3 7 0
Didion, Schneider (7) and Kloempken; Olson and Bornstein.
RBI: Montesano — Jensen 2. Napavine — Hamre, Potter. Two hits: Napavine — Hamre, Kleemeyer. Home runs: Napavine — Hamre, Potter. Doubles: Montesano — Jensen.
Winning pitcher — Olson (walked none; struck out two). Losing pitcher — Schneider (walked none; struck out one).
Hyaks 10, Wildcats 2
WESTPORT — Liz Garman homered and doubled to help league-leading North Beach beat Ocosta in a Pacific League game Tuesday at Westport.
Shyanne Morrow delivered three doubles and drove in three runs for the Hyaks (10-2 overall). North Beach scored in every inning but the second and seventh.
“They got runners on and they got the key hits,” Ocosta coach Jason Barnum said. “It was a good game, it was a closer game than the score indicated. They hit the ball better than we did at key moments.”
Mikalya Sunde had three hits and drove in two runs for the improving Wildcats (2-3, 4-5). Nine Ocosta players were honored in Senior Day ceremonies.
Emily Takagi went 9-for-9 and drove in 12 runs as the Hyaks swept Naselle, 15-0 and 21-6, in a previously unreported doubleheader Monday.
Kamimi Papp pitched a one-hitter in the five-inning opener and Cora Pope tossed a five-hitter in the five-inning nightcap.
“These young ladies are coming on strong,” North Beach coach Ron Aguirre said.
The Wildcats visit the Montesano junior varsity on Thursday. North Beach is at Wahkiakum for a doubleheader Monday.
North Beach 103 213 0 — 10 11 2
Ocosta 001 010 0 — 2 9 1
Pope and Markishtum; Sweeney, Fletcher (5) and Rutzer.
RBI: North Beach —L. Garman 2, Pope, Morrow 3, Ocosta — Sunde 2. Three hits: North Beach — L. Garman, Morrow. Ocosta — Sunde. Two hits: North Beach — Pope. Ocosta — Orton. Home runs: North Beach — L. Garman. Doubles: North Beach — Morrow 3, L. Garman. Ocosta — Sunde.
Winning pitcher — Pope (walked two; struck out five). Losing pitcher — Sweeney (walked three; struck out none).
OCEAN SHORES — Wahkiakum downed Adna and North Beach in a three-way boys match Monday at Ocean Shores Golf Course.
Wahkiakum’s Austin Good was the medalist with a 42.
Christopher You led the Hyaks with a 57.
Wahkiakum — Austin Good 42, Elliot Haney 44, Zach Calvert 46, Brady LaBerge 50, Tanner Bergseng 70.
Adna — Nolan Wagner 49, John Kruger 47, Jake Ferrier 54, Logan Boone 57, Brenden Houtari 58, Zach Brotherson 55, Garret Morgan 60.
North Beach — Christopher You 57, Ryan Turner 61, Nolan Bouma 75, Alex Daniel 71.