Friday’s Prep Softball: Adna Blanks Winlock
By The Chronicle
ADNA — Winlock couldn’t figure out Adna’s pitchers here on Friday as the Pirates won 15-0 in three innings in a Central 2B League softball game.
Haley Rainey started on the mound and pitched the first inning. Presley Smith came on in relief and struck out five batters in two innings in the circle.
At the plate, Rainey was 2-for-2 with a double and Kaylee Ashley was also 2-for-2 with a double.
Olivia Rodriguez and Karlee VonMoos each hit a home run and Keaton Dowell, Skye Snow and Emily Sliva each hit doubles for the Pirates.
Jenna Jones pitched for Winlock and allowed 14 hits and seven earned runs while striking out two batters.
The Pirates scored 11 runs in the first inning and added a run in the second inning before three runs in the third ended the game early.
Adna (8-1, 5-0) is off until Tuesday, April 9, hosting Rainier in a C2BL doubleheader. Winlock (2-4, 0-4) travels to Toledo on April 9 for a league doubleheader.
Whalen Homers Twice as Bearcats Beat Tumwater
TUMWATER — Ashlyn Whalen was big at the plate and Kamy Dacus was big in the circle here Friday, as W.F. West stayed undefeated with a key 8-4 win over Tumwater in EvCo softball action.
Whalen went 2 for 3 with a pair of home runs and four RBIs, hitting a solo shot in the fifth that put the Bearcats up 4-2 and homering again in W.F. West’s four-run sixth frame to help break up a 4-4 tie.
Dacus, meanwhile, pitched all seven innings, striking out 13 and fanning the side in each of the first two innings.
“She’s just working on making sure she’s got lots of control,” W.F. West coach Caity Lieseke said of the freshman pitcher. “She did a great job out there today.”
Tumwater has been the Bearcats’ main competition for the top spot in the EvCo standings over the past few seasons, and Lieseke said the team had been looking forward to the game.
“It’s one that it feels good to come out of with a win,” Lieseke said. “We head to spring break and just kind of set ourselves up for what this first pass through league looks like.”
Ava Fugate went 2 for 4 with a pair of doubles and two RBIs for W.F. West, and Ellie Bunker was 3 for 3 at the plate.
W.F. West (8-0, 3-0 league) is off until April 9, when the Bearcats host Aberdeen.
Bobcats Edge Tigers in Eight Innings
Centralia and Aberdeen needed another inning to decide a winner, with the Bobcats plating two runs in the top of the eighth to earn a 6-4 win over Centralia in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball game at Fort Borst Park in Centralia on Friday.
Sophie Duffy started in the circle for the Tigers, allowing seven hits and four earned runs while striking out two batters. McKenzie Ulrich came on in relief and pitched the rest of the way, allowing five hits, two earned runs and five strikeouts.
At the plate, Kylie Sharp and Jaydn Hawley were 2-for-4 with a double and a run. Duffy added a double and Reghan Jenkins was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI. Courtney Spriggs hit a home run for the Tigers.
Spriggs hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first and the Tigers tacked on another run in the third for a 3-0 lead. Aberdeen charged back into the game and scored two runs in the fifth and sixth inning to even the score and send the game to extras.
After two runs in the top of the eighth, Duffy hit a leadoff double and Hawley hit a double on the next at bat, but Duffy had to hold up at third base. A fly out, a strikeout and a ground out ended the threat for the Bobcats.
“We had a few girls out still sick and some girls back sick. We need this break to get healthy,” Centralia coach David Orr said. “They fought, they gave it everything they had. I just need to give them a little break so they can get healthy. The flu went through my locker room, it’s been a tough week. We hit the ball well, need to do a better job as base coach and get them across the plate. I’m proud of the girls.”
Centralia (3-3, 1-2) hosts Blaine next Friday in a non-league game.
MWP Thumps Toledo in 5
RANDLE — Morton-White Pass went to work with 21 hits in four at-bats, topping Toledo 17-4 in five innings here Friday in Central 2B League softball action.
Sydney Brooks led the way at the dish, going 4-for-4 with a three-run homer, a triple and four RBIs. Sister Hailey Brooks also homered, going 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBIs.
Jaiden Linder worked all five innings in the circle to get the win and went 3-for-3 with a double, a triple and three RBIs, while Emmalee Hazen was 3-for-4 with a double and Kylie Davis was 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBIs. Lizzy Nichols added a double and went 2-for-3.
The Timberwolves played error-free defense, and Linder held Toledo to six hits. Brynn Williams had two of the Indians’ hit and Gracie Madill hit a three-run double in the fourth frame.
“I thought our defense played outstanding,” MWP coach Rob Hazen said. “I thought our infield and outfield had our best performance, as a team. I thought they did a great job.”
Morton-White Pass (4-1) is off for spring break until April 10, when the T-Wolves play at La Salle. Toledo (3-4) hosts Winlock in a doubleheader on April 9.
Rochester’s Kennedy No-Hits Wolves
ROCHESTER — Kiyah Kennedy got the last-minute call to pitch and didn’t disappoint here Friday, spinning a four-inning no-hitter as Rochester blanked Black Hills 16-0 in EvCo softball action.
The Warriors’ regular starter Delaney Glazer was a late scratch in the circle due to a cut on her pitching hand suffered during a loss to Centralia on Thursday night, and Rochester coach Dave Montgomery had a trio of pitchers get loose just before game time Friday.
“Kiyah looked pretty good warming up, so we let her be the one to take the rock today,” Montgomery said. “She pitched a no-hitter, and that’s how it goes sometimes, I guess.”
Kennedy struck out eight and walked one, allowing just one baserunner in the game.
At the plate, meanwhile, Glazer still made a big impact, going 2 for 3 with a pair of doubles, two RBIs and a stolen base. Lakota Escott was 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Maddie Bates was 2 for 3 and drove in three runs.
Sadie Knutson went 2 for 4, and hit a two-run triple that ended the game in the bottom of the fourth inning due to the 15-run rule.
Rochester (4-3, 1-2 league) hosts Tumwater on April 9.
Ducks Swim Past Tigers
NAPAVINE — Napavine manage just two hits against Toutle Lake as the Ducks earned a 11-0 win in five innings in a Central 2B League softball game here on Friday.
Ada Williams had four strikeouts and no walks in the circle for the Tigers in relief of starter Cailyn Milton.
Kaiya Larson and Jordan Wilson managed the only two hits of the game for Napavine.
Toutle Lake scored two runs in the first and four runs in the second. The Ducks plated five runs in the fourth to end the game early.
“They’re young and hopefully starting to learn the game a little bit,” Napavine coach Chad Williams. “We’re getting into the meat of the season. Hopefully, they’ll come back from spring break with a little more fire in their belly and want to win. They really need to learn how to compete.”
Napavine (3-2, 2-2) travels to Onalaska on Tuesday, April 9, for a C2BL doubleheader.
PIRATES 15, CARDINALS 0 (3 inn.)
Winlock 000 — 0 0 2
Adna (11)13 — 15 14 1
Batteries: Winlock — Jenna Jones and Raychel Squibb; Adna — Haley Rainey, Presley Smith (2) and Emma Eko
BEARCATS 8, THUNDERBIRDS 4
W.F. West 010 214 0 — 8 11 0
Tumwater 002 020 0 — 4 10 5
Batteries: W.F. West — Kamy Dacus and Paetynn Lopez; Tumwater — Savannah Owen, Jaiden Carpenter (7) and Emmi Clarke
WARRIORS 16, WOLVES 0 (4 inn.)
Black Hills 000 0 — 0 0 3
Rochester 332 8 — 16 16 0
Batteries: Black Hills — Emily Luhr and Daisy Rietcheck; Rochester — Kiyah Kennedy and Lexie Trombley
BOBCATS 6, TIGERS 4
Aberdeen 000 022 02 — 6 12 2
Centralia 210 010 00 — 4 12 0
Batteries: Aberdeen — Jalyn McDaniel and Sierra Hammond; Centralia — Sophie Duffy, McKenzie Ulrich (6) and Hannah Porter
TIMBERWOLVES 17, INDIANS 4 (5 inn.)
Toledo 000 40 — 4 6 1
Morton-WP 130 (13)X — 17 21 0
Batteries: Toledo — Kendra Coverdell, Payson Hoiseck (4) and Ayriana Murphy; Morton-White Pass — Jaiden Linder and Hannah Smathers
DUCKS 11, TIGERS 0 (5 inn.)
Toutle Lake 240 50 — 11 7 0
Napavine 000 00 — 0 2 3
Batteries: Toutle Lake — Smith and Redmill; Napavine — Cailyn Milton, Ada Williams (3) and Jordan Wilson