Monday’s Prep Baseball: Tigers, Vikings and Loggers Earn Wins
By The Chronicle
Tigers Come From Behind in Seventh to Top Elma
ELMA — Napavine scored four runs in the seventh inning and held off Elma in the bottom of the inning to earn a 5-4 win in a non-league baseball game here on Monday.
The Tigers’ Jake Darden started on the mound and threw 3 ⅓ innings, allowing four hits, one earned run and two walks while striking out four batters. Ben Woodrum came on in relief and pitched the rest of the way, allowing two earned runs on four hits and four strikeouts.
Laythan Demarest and Landon Dahl each had two hits with a run and Woodrum and Braiden Osborn also had two hits with a RBI. Brett Bradshaw collected two hits for the Tigers.
Elma scored two runs in the third inning to take an early lead. Napavine scored a run in the fifth inning to get on the board, but it wasn’t until the seventh when the Tigers made their move and held on in the bottom of the seventh for the win.
“I think we played well. The bats were quiet at the beginning, we had our chances but couldn’t get it done,” Napavine coach Brian Demarest said. “Jake Garden, Ben Woodrum, threw real well. First pitch strikes, they did a really good job. We played team baseball and everyone chipped in.”
Napavine (1-2, 0-1) travels to Toledo on Tuesday for a Central 2B League game.
Beavers Fall to Wildcats in Extras
TENINO — The Beavers scored four runs in the seventh inning to comeback and tie the game, but La Center plated three runs in the ninth and held off Tenino this time in a 9-7 non-league baseball game here on Monday.
Blake Gubbe started and pitched the first five innings. Freshman Abe Nelson came on in the sixth inning and was solid in relief for the Beavers.
“We’ve thrown him into the fire. He hasn’t given up a run when he came in, those first runs in the ninth for us, all unearned,” Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser said. “He’s been solid for us as a freshman.”
Ryan Deoskey was 2-for-5 with two RBIs for Tenino.
The Beavers scored a run in the first and second inning, but three runs by La Center in the third inning gave them a 3-2 lead. The Wildcats plated three more runs in the fifth inning for a 6-2 lead, but the Beavers answered in the bottom of the seventh to force extras, with La Center ultimately prevailing for the win.
“We came out flat again. We were down 6-2 going into the seventh, something clicks when we’re down and we’re about to lose. We put up a four spot,” Schlesser said. “In the eighth, ninth, we coasted again. Someone is waiting for someone to make a play and we’re just looking at each other. I don’t know, it’s been an interesting start of the year. We’ve been in every game but we cannot finish a game to save our lives right now.”
Tenino (0-4) travels to Tumwater on Friday to take on Black Hills in a non-league game.
Onalaska Offense Takes Advantage of Winlock
ONALASKA — Winlock was juggling a no-hitter into the fourth inning here on Monday. The only problem for the Cardinals is that a mess of walks and errors conspired to have them simultaneously trailing 4-2.
However, in the fourth inning the voodoo wore off for Winlock and Onalaska’s junior varsity squad exploded for six runs. When the dust settled the Loggers had four hits and a dozen runs on the scoreboard as they ran away with a 12-2 non-league baseball victory.
Marten, Talley, Zandell and Fitch all had hits for Onalaska. Marten tossed all five innings for the win.
Winlock scored both of their runs in the top of the fourth inning. A hit by Conner Gilreath moved Nathan Suhrbier into scoring position and a base knock by Chris Heikkila scored Suhrbier. Gilreath came around to score when he tried to steal third base and the catcher’s throw sailed into the outfield.
Zach Prue had the only other hit for the Cardinals.
Winlock (0-2) will host Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Tuesday.
Mossyrock Rolls Past Oakville
OAKVILLE — Mossyrock scored nine runs in two separate innings to cruise to a 26-3 win in five innings in a non-league baseball game here on Monday.
Brennan Shriver was 4-for-4 with six RBIs and hit for the cycle. Nick Fried was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Keegan and Duece Kolb each had two hits and three RBIs for the Vikings.
The Vikings scored nine runs in the first and third innings to pull away for the win.
Mossyrock (2-1, 1-1) hosts Rainier on Tuesday in a non-league game.
WILDCATS 9, BEAVERS 7 (9 inn.)
La Center 003 030 003 — 9 10 3
Tenino 110 000 401 — 7 10 6
Batteries: La Center — Lambert, Castleberry (7) and Newberry, Granneman (7); Tenino — Blake Gubbe, Abe Nelson (6) and Karl Hisaw
TIGERS 5, EAGLES 4
Napavine 000 010 4 — 5 14 1
Elma 002 000 2 — 4 9 1
Batteries: Napavine — Jake Darden, Ben Woodrum (4) and N/A; Elma — Rustemeyer, Moore (5) and N/A
LOGGERS (JV) 12, CARDINALS 2 (5 inn.)
Winlock 000 20 — 2 3 5
Onalaska 310 63 — 12 4 3
Batteries: Winlock — Tyler Bray, Lukis Tamburello (2), Zach Prue (4), Chris Heikkila (5) and Nathan Suhrbier; Onalaska — Brandon Marten and Garett Legg
VIKINGS 26, ACORNS 3
Mossyrock 939 32 — 26 X X
Oakville 200 01 — 3 X X
Batteries: Mossyrock — Nick Fried, JC Workman (3), Tim Bowes (4), Duece Kolb (5) and Duece Kolb and Aiden Weist; Oakville — N/A