Friday’s 2A Baseball: Guerrero Shuts Down Tumwater
By The Chronicle
TUMWATER — Tyson Guerrero was lights-out on the mound, and W.F. West blew past Tumwater, 13-2, here Friday in Evergreen 2A Conference baseball action.
Guerrero, a senior left-hander, pitched all five innings, striking out 12 without walking a batter and allowing four hits.
W.F. West led 4-0 after three frames, with all four scoring runners reaching base via hit batter or walk. Leandre Gaines added a three-run homer in the fourth inning, and Dakota Hawkins added an RBI single in the fifth frame.
The Bearcats had just four hits in the win, but made the most of eight walks and four hit batters.
Hunter Klingelhoffer went 2 for 3 with two RBIs for Tumwater.
W.F. West (5-2, 3-0 league) hosts Black Hills on April 10.
Tigers Hold Off Aberdeen
Centralia slipped past Aberdeen, 7-5, on Friday in EvCo baseball action at Ed Wheeler Field for its third league win in three days.
Jerod Frias, Derek Beairsto and Jackson Hull all pitched for Centralia, which improved to 3-0 in league play. The Tigers were coming off of an extra-innings win over Black Hills on Thursday night.
“Tonight was a struggle. Last night, I think, took a lot out of us, mentally and physically,” Centralia coach Rex Ashmore said. “We definitely weren’t the same bunch that played the last two games, but it was nice to see them battle through it and get a win at the end.”
Nolan Miller went 3 for 3 with an RBI, Jeremy Wood was 2 for 4, and Colby Steele went 2 for 3 with an RBI for the Tigers.
Hull came on in the seventh inning and closed out the game, marking the sixth time this season he’s been on the mound at the end of a contest.
“For the third day in a row he got the job done,” Ashmore said. “I can’t say enough about the job that kid has done for us early in the year.”
Centralia (6-1, 3-0 league) hosts Shelton on Friday in a nonleague game.
Black Hills Tops Rochester 7-3
ROCHESTER — Rochester piled up hits but couldn’t get many runners across here Friday in a 7-3 loss to Black Hills in EvCo baseball action.
Ethan Worden, Jared Winters and Cole Wintrip each had two hits for the Warriors. Tyler Soderback and Bodey Smith both added doubles.
Bryce Kincy had two hits for Black Hills, which scored three runs in the top of the fifth to take a 6-2 lead and held on from there.
The Warriors stranded seven baserunners in the loss.
“I would say Keegan (Goldrick) and Bodey (Smith) both threw well for us on the mound and kept us in the game. Defensively, we made some good plays, made the plays we should. Obviously at the plate, we didn’t make the adjustments we needed to,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “Some of us kept doing the same thing over and over, fly balls or whatever it may be. We had a couple fairly costly baserunning miscues.”
Rochester (3-3, 0-3 league) plays a nonleague game at Woodland on Thursday.
BEARCATS 13, THUNDERBIRDS 2
W.F. West 211 45 — 13 4 0
Tumwater 000 02 — 2 4 6
Batteries: W.F. West — Tyson Guerrero and Drew Reynolds; Tumwater — Fournier, Anderson (3), Gaither (5) and Little
TIGERS 7, BOBCATS 5
Aberdeen 100 210 1 — 5 6 4
Centralia 102 211 X — 7 10 1
Batteries: Aberdeen — Brown, Germeaux (5) and Germeaux, Touch; Centralia — Jerod Frias, Derek Beairsto (4), Jackson Hull (7) and Colby Steele
WOLVES 7, WARRIORS 3
Black Hills 102 031 0 — 7 7 1
Rochester 010 110 0 — 3 10 2
Batteries: Black Hills — Jake Perry and Zach Loveless; Keegan Goldrick and Tyler Soderback