Bulldogs 4, Warriors 1
MONTESANO — On Senior Night, Montesano grabbed the lead early in the second half and took advantage of a downed Rochester goalkeeper to notch a pivotal Evergreen 1A match win at Rottle Field on Tuesday.
Kyler Prante, Brandon Lovell, David Sawyer and Erik Warner scored for the Bulldogs.
On Thursday, Montesano (7-4, 7-6) can clinch the league championship with a win over Elma in the East County Derby at Davis Field in Elma. A Bulldog loss will open the door to a Hoquiam or Elma league title claim.
“We took care of business,” Montesano head coach Mike Malpass said. “We were playing OK. We made hard work of it in the first half, but we finished them off in the second half.”
Kylar Prante scored Monte’s opening goal midway through the first half, while Rochester equalized for a 1-1 halftime score. Sawyer notched the game-winner when he scored early in the second half.
Rochester’s goalkeeper was injured midway through the second half and was replaced by a field player. Lovell scored following the change in goal, getting a deflection off a Warriors defender on a rocket shot.
Prante got the assist on the final goal, a Warner smash from 8 yards out with eight minutes left in the match.
Seniors Sawyer, Oscar Hernandez, Brenden Sandberg, Emir Turarov and Gabe Spearin were honored in pre-game festivities.
Grizzlies 3, Beavers 0
TENINO — Hoquiam kept its hopes for the league title going on Tuesday by blanking host Tenino in an Evergreen 1A matchup.
Senior Angel Mazariegos took advantage of a poorly struck goal kick by Tenino’s goalkeeper to score on a breakaway in the 17th minute. Osiel Rivera made it 2-0 in the 29th minute when he headed in a Brenner Carlstrom throw-in in traffic.
Carlstrom got another throw-in assist in the 49th minute when Tanner Strom used a header to redirect the ball to the far left post for the marker.
“The guys played well; we connected passes, slowed the ball down and took our time,” HHS head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “They played very good combination soccer and it was good to see. Every time we’ve played Tenino, we’ve been caught up in a fast game and we’ve made mistakes. We slowed the game down and never allowed them to get motivated or woken up.”
On Thursday, Hoquiam (7-4, 9-5) will cap its regular season at home against Rochester. A win and a Montesano loss will clinch the league title for the Grizzlies. A win will give HHS at least second place heading into next week’s district tournament.
United 3, Eagles 1
WINLOCK — Toledo-Winlock used two goals from Adair Garibay to take control of this non-league match against Elma on Tuesday.
The Eagles, who have lost three in a row and four of their last five matches, will host Montesano in the East County Derby at Davis Field on Thursday. Elma (8-6 overall) will need to beat Monte and get a Hoquiam loss to grab the league title.
“Other than the Monte game, where they took it to us (3-0), these games were close,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “We’re giving up poorly defended goals at least once a game. This is contributing to the losses, along with our inability to score. Everyone is playing for something (on Thursday). For everyone’s entertainment value, it is more fun that way.”
Garibay scored United’s first goal in the 20th minute by gathering in a long ball from midfield over the Elma defense. Fernando Munoz made it 2-0 in the 30th minute with a spinning volley shot into the upper right corner.
Leading 2-0, United made it 3-0 when Garibay took advantage of an Elma defensive mistake in the 50th minute. Elma’s Edgar Hermenegildo ripped an 18-yard free kick around the wall into the roof of the goal late in the match.
Elma was without midfielder Donovan Bieker and forward Jake Bates for the match due to injury.
Cougars 4, Bobcats 0
On Senior Night, Aberdeen created chances in front of goal, but visiting Capital took advantage of its shots to finish off the Evergreen 2A regular season at Stewart Field on Tuesday.
The Bobcats (8-4, 10-4) honored seniors Seth Caba, Juan Ayala, Jake Myers, Mateus Duarte, Tony Jo and Octavio Sanchez prior to the match.
The Cougars scored midway through the first half off a corner kick and made it 2-0 just before halftime. Capital was awarded a penalty kick, which AHS head coach Larry Fleming disputed, but goalkeeper Myers made the save. However, the rebound went right back to the shooter, who knocked the ball home for the marker.
Capital added two goals in the second half, including a breakaway goal late. Ayala nearly gave Aberdeen a goal when his 20-yard chip shot beat the Capital goalkeeper, but the ball went just over the right corner.
“We passed well, won the ball strong and hustled throughout,” Fleming said. “We just weren’t as good as a very, very good opponent tonight.”
Aberdeen will open District IV 2A tournament play at Stewart Field on Saturday night. Its opponent has yet to be determined.
In the junior varsity match, Aberdeen and Capital tied, 2-2. Senior Angel Barragan was cited for his overall play.
Eagles 12, Beavers 5
TENINO — Scoring in each of the final five innings, Elma topped Tenino in an Evergreen 1A League game Tuesday at Tenino.
Todd Swinhart and Ricky Escalante each homered for the well-balanced Eagles, who had five players collect two RBIs apiece.
Swinhart’s two-run homer in the third inning tied the contest at 2-all. It was still deadlocked at 4-4 until the Eagles (11-5, 13-5) took command with a three-run fifth.
Following a walk and catcher’s interference, Rio Ortega, Cole Thornock and Seth Osgood delivered RBI singles for Elma.
Escalante provided the exclamation point with a two-run homer in the seventh.
“After the (loss) to Montesano, we really focused on trying to finish a game and we’ve been doing that really well lately,” Elma coach Scott Rowland said. “The kids hit really well in the later innings.”
The Eagles, who could finish as high as second in the league, close out Evergreen 1A play with a doubleheader at Montesano today.
Elma 002 233 2 — 12 10 2
Tenino 200 210 0 — 5 8 1
Ortega, Thornock (4), Camenzind (7) and Swinhart; Strawn, Zeb Chamberlain (4), McKittrick (7) and Zach Chamberlain.
RBI: Elma — Escalante 2, Thornock 2, Swinhart 2, Robinette 2, Osgood 2, Ortega, Neary. Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain 2, Bellrose. Three hits: Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain. Two hits: Elma — Escalante, Thornock. Tenino — Bellrose. Home runs: Elma — Escalante, Swinhart. Triples: Elma — Escalante. Doubles: Tenino — Zeb Chamberlain, Pier.
Winning pitcher — Thornock (walked one; struck out one). Losing pitcher — Zeb Chamberlain (walked three; struck out two).
Cougars 10, Bobcats 7
OLYMPIA — Capital came from behind to end Aberdeen’s baseball season in an Evergreen 2A Conference finalé Tuesday at Olympia.
The Bobcats needed a victory to force a playoff with Capital and River Ridge for the fifth and final district berth. Instead, the Cougars nabbed that spot, with Aberdeen ending its season at 4-14 in league and 4-15 overall.
Aberdeen appeared poised for victory with a 5-1 lead through 3 1/2 innings. The Cougars, however, erupted for nine runs in the fourth through sixth frames — doing most of their damage with two outs.
“With two outs, we couldn’t get anybody out,” Bobcat coach Shon Schreiber lamented. “There were no balls hit hard, they just fell in and kept going.”
Collin Martin went 3-for-3, with a sacrifice fly, for Aberdeen. Complete statistical information was immediately unavailable.
The Bobcats won the JV game, 7-1.
Wildcats 5, Wolfpack 4
WISHKAH —Ocosta scored twice in the ninth inning to overcome a sensational pitching performance by Twin Valley’s Gavin Baltzell.
Playing in his final game as a Wishkah senior, Gavin Baltzell got better as the game progress to strike out 16 Ocosta batters.
With the game tied at 3-3, Eli Tucker pulled off a safety squeeze bunt to score Mathew Clark in the top of the ninth inning and Michael Dewood’s fielder’s choice RBI provided the eventual game-winning run for the Wildcats (2-6, 2-13). Dewood was Ocosta’s lone senior honored during pre-game Senior Day festivities.
In the bottom of the ninth, Dalton Lines scored on an error at 5-4, but the Wolfpack (3-8) had the tying run — Baltzell — at second base as the game ended. Clark, in two innings of relief work for Caleb Tackett, earned the win.
“It made the offseason a little brighter,” Ocosta head coach Ben Quinby said. “We were basically working with your typical junior varsity squad — just one senior and two juniors, the rest are all freshman and sophomores. So, the progression of their improvement as the season went along was good to see.”
Baltzell threw all nine innings for the Wolfpack, gave up just five hits, walked four and earned praise from Twin Valley coach Keith Samplawski for his efforts.
“He kept his pitch count down, which allowed him to throw all nine,” Samplawski said. “He did a great job. As the game went on, he threw less pitches per inning and he had his knuckler going. It was an exciting game, a fun game to watch.”
Julio Silva was the only player in the game with two hits and drove in two runs as well for Twin Valley.
Today, Twin Valley will finish its season with a single game against Northwest Christian at Lake Quinault High School.
Ocosta 201 000 002 — 5 5 3
Twin Valley 000 003 001 — 4 6 3
Tackett, Clark (8) and Quinby; Baltzell and Kalama.
RBI: Ocosta — Thomas, Tucker, Dewood. Twin Valley — Hsu, Silva 2. Two hits: Twin Valley — Silva. Doubles: Ocosta — Tackett, Clark.
Winning pitcher — Clark (one strikeout). Losing pitcher — Baltzell (16 strikeouts, four walks).
Rangers 4, Loggerettes 3
WISHKAH — Scoring in each of the final four innings, Quilcene repeated a previous win over Wishkah in a non-league game Tuesday at Wishkah.
The contest predictably turned into a pitchers duel between Quilcene’s Sami Rae and Wishkah’s Teagan Louthan. Rae scattered nine hits and struck out 11. Louthan tossed a six-hitter, with 13 strikeouts, for the Loggerettes (11-2)
The Rangers snapped a 2-2 tie with solo runs in the sixth and seventh.
Louthan opened Wishkah’s seventh with a home run to center field. Aleah Park followed with a single, but was unable to advance beyond second base.
“I think we have stronger pitching, but we had a couple of throwing errors and mental errors that did us in,” Wishkah coach Tove Reibel said. “Teagan did a great job on the mound, but sometimes our youth affects us.”
The Loggerettes host North Beach in a single game today.
Quilcene 000 111 1 — 4 6 1
Wishkah 000 110 1 — 3 9 2
Sami Rae and Weller. Louthan and Bernhardy.
RBI: Quilcene — Rae, Ward. Wishkah — Louthan. Two hits: Quilcene — Weller. Wishkah — Louthan, Park, Ancich, Bernhardy. Home runs: Quilcene— Ward. Wishkah — Louthan. Doubles: Quilcene — Cawyer. Wishkah — Park, Ancich.
Winning pitcher — Rae (walked one; struck out 11). Losing pitcher — Louthan (walked two; struck out 13).
Bulldogs 222, Fishermen 226
ELMA — Montesano continued its late-season improvement by edging Ilwaco in a Southwest Washington 1A League match Tuesday at Oaksridge Golf Course.
Bulldog freshman Joa Yun shot a 52 to earn medalist honors. Madi Besaw added a 54 for Montesano.
“Another nice set of scores for the girls today,” Bulldog coach Lloyd Aldrich commented. “Things are really starting to come together for them.”
Ilwaco (226) — Phoebe Millsap 57, Aslyn Fisher 53, Allison Bonney 59, Ahnna Neace 57, Grace Bruncke 80.
Montesano (222) — Madi Besaw 54, Brooke Whitsell 60, Ashley Aschim 61, Sami St. Onge 56, Joa Yun 52, Josie Talley 78.
Grizzlies 211, Warriors 326
CHEHALIS — Hoquiam’s Brittany Nations and Megan Gibson shared medalist honors during this Southwest Washington 1A League dual meet against Rochester at Riverside Golf Course on Tuesday.
Nations and Gibson each shot a 50 to lead the Grizzlies, who had all four of their scoring golfers shoot 56 and under against the Warriors.
“Brittany and Megan were both off their games, but both played solid rounds,” HHS head coach Patty Sundstrom said. “They’ve been working hard on their games for districts, so they were doing specific things in this match.”
Hoquiam was without two varsity golfers — Dylan Belcher and Kathleen Yi — on Tuesday.
Next Tuesday, Hoquiam will finish the regular season by hosting Elma at Highland Golf Course.
Hoquiam (211) — Brittani Nations 50, Kelci Parker 56, Megan Gibson 50, Emma Estes 55, Katie Skolrood 64, Tanisha Bemis 68.
Rochester (326) — Mati Ashton 72, Nicole Fry 64, Kyra Letteer 75, Natalie Bethune 115, Maria Owen DNF.