Friday’s Prep Softball: Timberwolves Sweep Napavine in High-Scoring Twinbill
By The Chronicle
NAPAVINE — Morton-White Pass scored a total of 41 runs here Friday to beat Napavine, 21-18 and 20-13, in a Central 2B League softball doubleheader.
The Tigers led 11-2 after the first inning of Game 1, only to see MWP rally back with a six-run fifth frame, then tie the game in the seventh and win with three runs in the top of the eighth.
“Our kids battled,” MWP coach Rob Hazen said. “It wasn’t a pretty game, but give credit to Napavine. They put the ball in play, and we had a lot of mental mistakes.”
Sydney Brooks went 4-for-6 with a homer and two doubles to pace MWP. Emmalee Hazen was 2-for-3 with a homer and a double, and Shelby Karns went 4-for-5 with a double.
Rae Sisson and Kaiya Larson were both 5-for-6 for Napavine, while Nicole Neumann had four hits and Ada Williams was 2-for-4.
The Timberwolves didn’t wait as long in Game 2, scoring 11 runs in the third inning to take a 15-5 lead and holding on from there. Brooks was 3-for-3 with a homer, Emmalee Hazen went 2-for-3 with a homer, Taylor Hazen hit a grand slam and Tayla Pierson added a home run.
“It was better than the first game,” Hazen said. “That third inning we broke it open. We finally attacked the ball and played a little better defense.”
Williams went 4-for-5 with two homers — one of which was a grand slam — and a double, and Rae Sisson was 3-for-5 for the Tigers.
Morton-White Pass (9-5, 8-5 league) hosts Mossyrock on Monday in a doubleheader at Morton. Napavine (5-10, 3-9 league) hosts Mossyrock and Rainier for a doubleheader on Thursday.
PWV Pounds 3A Timberline
LACEY — Pe Ell-Willapa Valley knocked 17 hits here Friday at the RAC to beat Timberline, 12-1, in non-league softball action.
Kamryn Adkins went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and tossed all five innings, striking out four with three walks and four hits allowed.
“She was just steady,” PWV coach Ken Olson said, noting that the defense was flawless behind Adkins. “She had a great game today, and we needed that.”
Britney Patrick homered twice and drove in six runs, Grace Hodel went 2 for 4, and Olivia Matlock had a pair of hits for the Titans.
“We’re getting all three phases, and that’s good,” Olson said. “We’ve got some tough games coming up next week. Those will tune us up for the district tournament.”
PWV (13-2, 10-0 Pacific 2B League) hosts Ilwaco for a twinbill starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday.
Tumwater Tops W.F. West, 11-6
Tumwater pounded out 19 hits on Friday night to top W.F. West, 11-6, in Evergreen 2A Conference softball action at Recreation Park.
The Bearcats led 6-5 after three innings, but Tumwater plated four in the fourth to pull ahead.
“We gave them too many opportunities to swing the bat, and the wind was playing with the ball a bit,” W.F. West coach Caity Lieseke said. “It’s not to blame for anything; definitely, we could have played a little better for the game. We let them get ahold of the momentum and we were never able to take it back.”
Annika Waring went 2 for 4, and Kenna Brinson and Paetynn Lopez each drove in two runs for W.F. West.
“I was proud of the way we stuck together,” Lieseke said. “There was no quit, even after we were down.”
W.F. West (13-2, 8-2 league) hosts Rochester on Monday.
TITANS 12, BLAZERS 1 (5 inn.)
Pe Ell-WV 012 62 — 12 17 0
Timberline 000 10 — 1 4 0
Batteries: Pe Ell-Willapa Valley — Kamryn Adkins and Grace Hodel; Timberline — Bryant, Taylor-Sparks (5) and Haddock
T-BIRDS 11, BEARCATS 6
Tumwater 122 420 0 — 11 19 2
W.F. West 231 000 0 — 6 8 2
Batteries: Tumwater — Owen and Clarke; W.F. West — Kamy Dacus, Jasmine Gallea (6) and Paetynn Lopez
TIMBERWOLVES 21, TIGERS 18 (8 inn.)
Morton-WP 240 361 23 — 21 15 6
Napavine (11)13 120 00 — 18 24 4
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Jaiden Linder, Sidney Brooks (2), Linder (3) and Hannah Smathers; Napavine — Ada Williams, Cailyn Milton (2), Williams (2) and Jordan Wilson
TIMBERWOLVES 20, TIGERS 13
Morton-WP 22(11) 122 0 — 20 15 5
Napavine 325 210 0 — 13 9 2
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Jaiden Linder, Sydney Brooks (3), Linder (4), Brooks (4), Linder (5) and Hannah Smathers; Napavine — Cailyn Milton, Ada Williams (3), Rae Sisson (3), Williams (4) and Jordan Wilson