Monday’s Prep Softball: Warriors Shock W.F. West
By The Chronicle
ROCHESTER — The Warriors came out and defended their home turf here Monday by repelling W.F. West 7-1 in a Evergreen 2A Conference softball matchup.
Delaney Glazer started the game in the circle for Rochester before being replaced after one out by Kiyah Kennedy for the rest of the contest. Kennedy scattered three hits and two walks while striking out seven batters to earn the win.
Glazer got even at the plate with a 3-for-4 effort. Catcher Lexie Trombley added a two-run home run for the Warriors and collected an RBI walk. Lakota Escott added two hits and a walk to Rochester’s counting stats while Sadie Knutson chipped in a pair of hits.
“They played well. Our main focus for today was to have good at bats. I told them when they see their pitch put the wood on it,” said Rochester coach Dave Montgomery. “On top of that, when they’re not seeing their pitch they need to go deeper in the count. That shows with the four walks that we got. A lot of people saw a lot of pitches today. We were able to get the balls we wanted to hit and hit them well,”
Kamy Dacus pitched the first five innings for the Bearcats and collected eight strikeouts while allowing four free passes. Jazmine Gallea pitched the sixth inning and struck out two batters.
On offense the Bearcats managed just four hits. Paetynn Lopez had two of those hits including a solo home run in the third inning.
“I think we saw some definite places that were our strengths. We didn’t play the best we can and play the game that we know we can,” said W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke. “You don’t win a ton of games when you score one run. We’re moving on and coming back tomorrow ready to play different.”
Montgomery knows that the Bearcats are sure to regroup before their paths cross again, but that sort of concern was far from his mind for one night at least.
“Chehalis still played great. They’re always tough but tonight was our night. Big kudos to Kennedy. Delaney wasn’t ready to go today and she stepped up big,” said Montgomery. “It was a true team effort. Everyone had great at bats today. I’m really proud of the grit and the determination they had today.”
Rochester (5-5, 2-4 league) will host Centralia on Wednesday. W.F. West (9-1, 4-1 league) will play at Centralia on Tuesday.
Winlock Outlasts Mossyrock in Extra Innings
MOSSYROCK — Winlock and Mossyrock combined for 38 hits and 35 runs in a 19-16 Cardinal win in 10 innings in a Central 2B League softball game on Monday.
Winlock’s Karlie Jones was 4-of-7 with two doubles and four runs and Makayla Allbritton was 3-for-7 with a double, run and two RBI. Raychel Squibb was 5-for-6 with three doubles and Addison Hall was 3-for-4 with three runs and four RBI.
Madison Lofberg was 4-for-5 with a double, five runs and three RBI and Sabrena Barragan was 3-for-6 with a run and four RBI. Piper Low was 3-for-5 with three RBI for the Cardinals.
Mossyrock’s Gracie May West was 3-for-6 with two doubles, two runs and six RBI and Saige Brindle was 4-for-5 with a triple, three runs and a RBI. Jolee Hadaller was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and two RBI.
Winlock led 9-8 after two innings and scored two runs in the third for a 11-8 advantage after three. Mossyrock battled back and scored two runs in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the sixth to lead 14-13. The Cardinals plated two runs in the seventh, but the Vikings were able to tie the game with a run in the seventh to send the game to extra innings.
“Some teams have this mental problem that they think whatever level team they play they have to play at that level. We had a lot of issues with simple mechanics today so I just kept saying make the simple plays and everything will workout,” said Winlock coach Chantel Nelson. “The other thing I said was keep your energy up. It’s a long game. The innings are long so it can drain your energy real fast.”
In the 10th inning, the Cardinals plated four runs and Mossyrock couldn’t mount a comeback with just one run in the bottom of the 10th.
“I would say all-around for the whole game was Karli Jones. She has not pitched in two seasons for me and knowing that she had to step up today she did. Originally we were going to go every two innings with our pitchers but she said ‘I can keep going. I can keep going.’ And it worked out for us in the end,” Nelson noted. “She really deserves the recognition. She went seven innings straight when it should have been four total.”
Winlock (5-4, 3-4) hosts Kalama on Wednesday in a C2BL doubleheader. Mossyrock (3-3, 3-3) hosts Toledo on Wednesday in a doubleheader.
Toutle Lake Sweeps Toledo
TOLEDO — The fighting Ducks got the best of Toledo here on Monday as they swept both ends of a Central 2B League softball doubleheader.
Toutle Lake claimed Game 1 14-10 and then followed that up with a decisive 20-6 victory in a five inning affair for Game 2.
In the first game Toledo had a dozen hits compared to just eight for Toutle Lake but six errors neutralized that output. The Ducks scored five runs in both the first and fourth innings to pull away.
Kyleigh Holmes led Toledo with three hits, including a two-run home run. Brooke Beecroft, Haleigh Holmes, and Aryiana Murphy each added two hits.
In the nightcap Toledo led 5-3 after one inning but saw that lead quickly evaporate. By the end of the third the home team trailed 9-6 and the gap never got any closer. Toledo committed seven errors to grease the wheels for the Ducks.
Brynn Williams and Kyleigh Holmes were each 2-for-3 in the game.
“First game was definitely a little better than the second. We minimized our errors. Our bats are coming alive and we’re definitely getting less strikeouts than we were. We’re just hitting right to people,” said Toledo coach Ashlee Gieseke.
Toledo (3-8, 2-6 league) will play at Mossyrock on Wednesday in a league doubleheader.
WARRIORS 7, BEARCATS 1
W.F. West 001 000 0 — 1 4 2
Rochester 020 104 X — 7 12 1
Batteries: W.F. West — Kamy Dacus, Jazmine Gallea (6) and Paetynn Lopez; Rochester — Delaney Glazer, Kiyah Kennedy (1) and Lexie Trombley
CARDINALS 19, VIKINGS 16 (10 inn.)
Winlock 452 110 200 4 — 19 25 4
Mossyrock 350 213 100 1 — 16 13 2
Batteries: Winlock — Raychel Squibb, Karlie Jones (3) and Makayla Allbritton, Squibb (3); Mossyrock — Jolee Hadaller and Saige Brindle
DUCKS 14, INDIANS 10
Toutle Lake 510 501 2 — 14 8 1
Toledo 000 430 3 — 10 12 6
Batteries: Toutle Lake — Smith and Redmill; Toledo — Haleigh Holmes, Paycen Hoiseck (3) and Aryiana Murphy
DUCKS 20, INDIANS 6 (5 inn.)
Toutle Lake 342 47 — 20 16 1
Toledo 510 00 — 6 8 7
Batteries: Toutle Lake — Florek, Smith (2) and Redmill; Toledo — Kyleigh Holmes, Paycen Hoiseck (5) and Aryiana Murphy