Monday’s 2B Softball: Jones Opens Districts with No-No as Cards Dominate Indians
By The Chronicle
Jenna Jones was in a playoff state of mind in the circle, throwing a no-hitter behind a potent offense as Winlock dispatched South Bend, 9-0, in a District 4 2B softball tournament opener at Borst Park on Monday.
“It feels so good. It feels like we’ve worked harder this season and we’ve finally gotten to this point where we’re finally peaking to what we can be so to have a district win is pretty good way to cap our season,” Winlock coach Chantel Nelson said.
Jones was merely one walk’s difference from throwing a perfect game, striking out a stellar 17 batters while only allowing one walk.
“She hasn’t had that yet so to have it in a district game with the jitters, she was nervous, is even a step above what I would have expected her to do,” Nelson said.
Cheleena Squibb led the hitting platoon by way of two homers in the fourth and sixth innings, respectively, while notching three RBIs and two runs of her own. Raychel Squibb had a 3 for 4 performance at the plate to go along with an RBI.
South Bend committed two errors in what was a long night for the Indians, while the Cardinals played an all-around clean game in the field.
Winlock (12-9) will continue into the district quarterfinals, facing Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Wednesday. PWV defeated Winlock 26-4 in the only meeting this season.
Pirates Blank Chinooks in District Opener
Adna began the 2B District 4 softball tournament play with a statement victory, handing Kalama a 7-0 shutout loss at Borst Park on Monday.
Haley Rainey pitched six innings for the Pirates in a dominant display, racking up 14 punchouts while allowing no walks and just a pair of hits. Kiyah Kennedy closed the door on the shutout in the seventh with two strikeouts and a ground out.
“We pitched well. I don’t think we hit the ball very well today. She’s (Macey Sykes) is a pretty good pitcher but I don’t think we defended very well,” Adna coach Bruce Pocklington said. “I don’t know if we had jitters, what was going on. 7-0, we won, we’ve got bigger and better things to do.”
Darian Humphrey shined at the plate for Adna, going 2 for 3 with two runs, two RBIs, and a homer in the first inning.
Kaylee Ashley went 2 for 3 with an RBI, while both Olivia Rodriguez and Skye Snow both chipped in an RBI apiece to go along with their 2 for 4 performances.
Adna scored all seven runs in the first three frames.
Macey Sykes served as a bright spot for the Chinooks, striking out 10 in a complete effort, while also adding a 2 for 3 effort from the plate.
Adna (16-5) will take on Raymond in the quarterfinals on Wednesday.
Loggers Cruise Past Hyaks
Onalaska collected 16 hits to cruise past North Beach 21-3 in five innings in a District 4 2B softball tournament loser-out game at Borst Park in Centralia on Monday.
Adalee Sabin was 3 for 5 with a double, three runs and four RBIs and Haylie Howard was 3 for 3 with a double, two runs and four RBIs.
Alicia Vint had five walks, five runs and an RBI and Sandra Leal hit a home run in the first inning to go along with three RBIs and two runs.
“I think we did what we had to do. I think we took it a little easy as far as our attitudes,” Onalaska coach Ken Ulery said. “We can be a lot sharper. I thought first inning was going to be pretty ugly, I thought Sandra Leal, came out and hit the home run and got us back going.”
Onalaska scored five runs in the first inning and scored at least three runs in each inning to secure a 10-run mercy rule win.
Onalaska (12-7) advances to the double-elimination tournament and faces Napavine at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Borst Park. The Tigers won both meetings in the regular season.
Ducks Down Indians in High Octane Affair
The Toutle Lake Ducks put up runs in every inning they saw the plate to defeat Toledo, 15-8, in a high-scoring 2B District 4 softball tournament loser-out matchup at Borst Park on Monday.
The Ducks piled on 10 runs in just the first three innings of play before adding five more trips to home plate in the final three frames. The Toutle offense had 13 hits, led by Katelynn Redmill’s 2 for 4, two RBI, one run performance capped off by a fourth inning homer.
“I think we actually played pretty great,” Toledo coach Ashlee Gieseke said. “The last two times we played this team, they 10-runned us, 15-runned us. We actually stayed in it, kept our heads up and competed.”
Keeley Studebaker-Smith went 2 for 3 from the plate with three runs and a triple, while Casey Wentz had a 2 for 5 outing, with two runs, an RBI, and a triple. The Ducks mashed 13 hits on the evening.
The Indians didn’t go without some offensive production of their own, however. Payton Moore led the charge by going 3 for 4 with three runs. Meeghan Peters added two RBIs in a 2 for 4 effort from the batter’s box, and Ayriana Murphy chipped in a run and an RBI, also in a 2 for 4 fashion.
Offense was about the only thing that shined in this ballgame, as each team committed eight errors in the field.
With that loss, Toledo’s season (10-10 overall) has come to an end. They graduate Moore, Peters, and Amya Thomassom.
“It was awesome. We’ve definitely had our ups and downs this season. It was good for us to get here and have our game end like this,” Gieseke said.
Toutle Lake (13-6) will continue on to the district quarterfinals to face Ocosta on Wednesday.
CARDINALS 9, INDIANS 0
Winlock 024 102 0 — 9 7 0
South Bend 000 000 0 — 0 0 2
Batteries: Winlock — Jones and C. Squibb; South Bend — Sawyer and Pickernell
PIRATES 7, CHINOOKS 0
Kalama 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
Adna 322 000 X — 7 10 5
Batteries: Kalama — Sykes and Meyer; Adna — Rainey, Kennedy (7) and Eko
DUCKS 15, INDIANS 8
Toledo 221 100 2 — 8 10 8
Toutle Lake 253 122 X — 15 13 8
Batteries: Toledo — Holmes and Murphy; Toutle Lake — Kaylee Florek and Redmill
LOGGERS 21, HYAKS 3 (5 inn.)
North Beach 002 10 — 3 5 4
Onalaska 533 46 — 21 16 2
Batteries: North Beach — Pope and Camacho; Onalaska — Henderson, Martin (4) and Howard