Friday’s Prep Baseball: Tigers and Split with Pirates in Home Away From Home Series
By The Chronicle
ADNA — Napavine took game one here on Friday before the Pirates came storming back for a victory in the nightcap of a Central 2B baseball doubleheader.
The game was originally scheduled for Napavine but inclement weather pushed the contests to Adna with the Tigers still taking the home field advantage.
After allowing two runs in the first innings Ben Woodrum settled in to earn the win in the first game. He tossed six innings and allowed six hits but struckout six batters along the way to hold Adna to just those two runs.
“He pitched really well. Threw a lot of first pitch strikes and mixed in his otffpseed stuff,” said Napavine coach Brian Demarest. “He was a stud.”
Laythan Demarest and Dawson Stanley led Napavine with two hits each. The Tigers picked up one run in the third inning then added three runs in the fourth and sixth innings in order to put the game away. Stanley stroked a three run homerun in the sixth inning and Seth Butler slammed the door in one inning of relief.
“It was good to see those two guys come in and throw strikes,” Demarest said of senior chuckers Woodrum and Butler.
Butler was back on the mound for his third game of the week in the second contest before being pulled in favor of Jake Darden in the fourth inning.
“He did a good job and threw strikes but he came in in a tough spot,” Demarest said of Darden. “They got a couple of little twinkers that probably would have been outs if we didn’t have the infield in. Things just kind of snowballed.”
Adna posted one run in the first and two in the third to tie the game at three. The Pirates then blew up for five runs in the fourth, before adding three runs in the sixth and an extra run in the seventh to round things out.
Seth Butler led Napavine with three hits in the second game.
“I like where we’re at tonight. I thought our defense played well. Our pitchers were throwing strikes and we were putting the ball in play. If you stick with that recipe you’re going to have some success,” Demarest said. “To get a league split with those guys I’m pretty happy with it. I mean kind of mixes things up a bit at the top and it lets our guys know that we can play with anybody.”
Napavine (6-5, 5-4 league) will play at Rainier on Tuesday.
Warriors Survive Scrap with Tumwater
ROCHESTER — Bodie Smith tossed a complete game here on Friday to help Rochester to a 2-1 win over Tumwater in 2A Evergreen Baseball action.
Smith finished the game with zero earned runs allowed over seven innings, while scattering three hits, three walks and two strikeouts.
“The story was Bodie Smith. He did a great job of attacking the zone and keeping them off balance. He has a great changeup and continuously hit his spots,” said Rochester coach Brad Quanstrom.
Rochester plated two runs in the second inning and had to hold on from there. In that fruitful inning Tyler Soderback got things going with a triple and then scored on a check-swing hit by Eddie Burkhardt. A double by Riley Cohron later in the inning brought Burkhardt around to score for what would wind up being the winning run.
“He squared that ball up pretty good,” Quanstrom said of Cohron’s RBI double.
The Warriors committed two errors on the day but Quanstrom said that it was his team’s knack for timely defense that put them over the top.
“Defensively I thought other than that one inning we played very well,” said Quanstrom. “Jared Winters, our shortstop, made multiple plays throughout the day. He made a great play in the six hole, full extension.”
With the win under their collective belt Rochester began gearing up for another game set to start in less than 12 hours. On Saturday the Warriors are set to host Centralia for a league game at noon.
“Basically I told them congratulations on tonight but we’ve got to get ourselves ready to go for tomorrow,” Quanstrom said.
Rochester (3-4, 2-3 league) will host Centralia on Saturday at noon.
W.F. West Defeats Aberdeen in Five Innings
W.F. West’s Daniel Fagerness pitched all five innings and the Bearcat bats were working in a 11-0 win in five innings against Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball game in Chehalis on Friday.
Fagerness allowed four hits and struck out eight batters in the win on the mound. He helped his own cause at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double and a RBI.
Leandre Gaines was 3-for-4 with a walk off home run to end the game as well as a double, three RBI and two runs. Brit Lusk was 3-for-3 with three RBI and two runs.
The Bearcats plated three runs in the second and third innings followed by two runs in the fourth. Gaines sent the Bearcats home in the fifth with a walk off home run to end the game early.
W.F. West (10-1, 6-0) travels to Tumwater on Tuesday for an EvCo game.
Tigers Scratch Out a Victory Against Wolves
TUMWATER — It came down to the final 90 feet but Centralia was able to hold on for a 5-4 victory over Black Hills on Friday in a Evergreen 2A Conference baseball matchup.
Derek Beairsto started the game for the Tigers and allowed three runs over five innings of work while striking out nine Wolves along the way. Cameron Cabrera relieved Beairsto and earned the victory by surrendering just one run in two innings of work.
Centralia picked up one run in the first inning and then a pair of runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings.
Jeremy Wood and Dominick Aguirre each had two hits for Centralia. Robbie Aldrick added two hits with three RBIs while Cameron Erickson also had two hits but settled for just one run batted in. Colby Steele, meanwhile, drove in one run while going 3-for-4.
The Tigers wound up needing every one of those runs as the Wolves put together a seventh inning rally. A double got Black Hills going before Centralia recorded an out. An ensuing error helped bring that runner around to score and put the tying run at second base before a double steal moved the tying run and winning run into scoring position.
With the outcome in his hands Cabrera reached back and recorded a high-stakes strikeout to end the game.
“It got a little too dicey for us there at the end,” said Centralia coach Rex Ashmore. “Our last couple of games out we’ve actually played really good baseball for the most part. We had a bad inning against Rochester and then again we had one bad inning against Black HIlls. Other than that we’re okay. We’ve just got to find a way to put seven innings together to support our pitching better.”
Centralia (7-3, 3-2 league) will play at Rochester on Saturday at noon.
Beavers Bats Go on Hiatus in the Harbor
HOQUIAM — Alex Bratton spun a complete game for Tenino but the Beavers wound up blanked 5-0 by the Grizzlies here on Friday in 1A Evergreen League baseball action.
Bratton finished the game with nine strikeouts and two earned runs to his name but errors and a case of quiet bats kept him from earning a win on the bump.
“He looked really good. We just didn’t make a couple of plays that we needed to in key situations and that hurts,” said Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser. “He did everything he could do. You can’t ask for much more.”
Hoquiam picked up three runs in the third inning and tacked on two more in the sixth inning for insurance.
The Beavers and Grizzlies each pounded out five hits in the game. Logan Brewer led Tenino with two hits on the day.
“We played really well against Hoquiam earlier in the year and tonight we just didn’t have it. We had runners in scoring position the first three innings and couldn’t get them in. To start off a game like that is just kind of a buzzkill,” noted Schlesser.
With the loss in the rearview mirror on their ride home from Grays Harbor, the Beavers’ coach was already looking ahead to next week when his team is scheduled to play four league games.
“It’s gonna be a grind that’s for sure. We did the math and we have like ten games in twenty calendar days,” Schlesser said. “It’s gonna be hot and heavy. We’ve got Monte on Monday. They’re tough and hopefully we come out with a better effort than last time.”
Tenino (3-7, 1-2 league) will play at home against Montesano on Monday.
Loggers Sweep MWP
MORTON — The Loggers piled up hits in the first game and made the most of their hits in the second, picking up a 15-3, 7-1 sweep of Morton-White Pass here Friday in C2BL baseball action.
Cody Cooper tossed a complete game in the five-inning opener for Onalaska, holding MWP scoreless until the final frame and allowing six hits. Cooper added two hits, two runs and a pair of stolen bases.
Eathan Smathers hit a two-run double and Tye Chhour added an RBI single, both in the fifth inning, for MWP.
MWP pitchers Dylan Richards and Conner Dill combined to hold the Loggers to three hits in the nightcap, but nine walks over the first three innings helped the Loggers take a 3-0 lead.
Tyler Blake, Dylan Hamre, Smathers and Choure all had hits for MWP.
A.J. Volk had two hits for the Loggers.
“The kids are coming along. We didn’t have any sort of mental breakdowns tonight,” MWP coach Pete Dayton said. “We are improving across the board. We just have to get better at capitalizing whenever we get runners on base and we’ve got to clean up the walks.”
Morton-White Pass (0-10, 0-7 league) will play a doubleheader at Napavine on Wednesday. Onalaska (8-3, 7-2 league) will host Ocosta for a nonleague game on Friday.
GRIZZLIES 5, BEAVERS 0
Tenino 000 000 0 — 0 5 3
Hoquiam 003 002 X — 5 5 1
Batteries: Tenino — Alex Bratton and Jesse Perez; Hoquiam — Quintanilla, Folkers (7) and McMinn
At Black Hills
TIGERS 5, WOLVES 4
Centralia 100 022 0 — 5 13 3
Black Hills 003 000 1 — 4 5 3
Batteries: Centralia — Derek Beairsto, Cameron Cabrera (6) and Cameron Erickson; Black Hills — Nelson, Simmons (7) and Z. Loveless
TIGERS 7, PIRATES 2
Adna 200 000 0 — 2 6 1
Napavine 010 303 X — 7 10 0
Batteries: Adna — Sawyer Burdick, Keegin Dollarhyde, and Faye; Napavine — Ben Woodrum, Seth Butler (7) and Tristan Ellison
PIRATES 11, TIGERS 2
Adna 102 502 1 — 11 14 1
Napavine 190 002 X — 2 4 1
Batteries: Adna — Gates, Gard and Faye; Napavine — Butler, Darden and Ellison
WARRIORS 2, T-BIRDS 1
Tumwater 010 000 0 — 1 3 1
Rochester 020 000 X — 2 4 2
Batteries: Tumwater — Bowen and Kassler; Rochester — Bodie Smith and Tyler Soderback
LOGGERS 15, T-WOLVES 3 (5 inn.)
Onalaska 115 44 — 15 13 2
Morton-WP 000 03 — 3 6 2
Batteries: Onalaska — Cody Cooper and Ashton Haight; Morton-White Pass — Dylan Richards, Conner Dill (4) and Dylan Hamre
LOGGERS 7, T-WOLVES 1
Onalaska 300 111 1 — 7 3 0
Morton-WP 000 100 0 — 1 4 5
Batteries: Onalaska — Kayden Allison, Matt Kurzeika (6) and Ashton Haight; MWP — Peyton Brown, Eathan Smathers (5) and Conner Dill
BEARCATS 11, BOBCATS 0 (5 inn.)
Aberdeen 000 00 — 0 4 1
W.F. West 033 23 — 11 13 0
Batteries: Aberdeen — Brown and Watters; W.F. West — Daniel Fagerness and Lane Douglass