Prep Softball: Toledo Takes Two From Wahkiakum
By The Chronicle
CATHLAMET — Toledo scored 42 runs in two games to earn a sweep of Wahkiakum in a Central 2B League softball doubleheader here on Saturday.
The Indians won Game 1 in five innings, 23-3. Kyleigh Holmes pitched five innings, allowing three hits, three runs and no walks with eight strikeouts. She helped her cause at the plate with two hits.
Brynn Williams was 4-for-5 and Aryianna Murphy had two hits including a home run. Gracie Madill and Payson Hoiseck each had two hits for Toledo.
Toledo scored in all five innings, capped off with nine runs in the fifth to secure the win early.
It was more of the same in Game 2, with Toledo winning in five innings, 19-6. Hoiseck pitched all five innings for the Indians, allowing three hits and six runs while striking out nine batters. She also had two hits at the plate.
Kyleigh Holmes added a home run for Toledo.
Toledo scored five runs in the first, two runs in the third and five more runs in the fourth for a 12-6 lead. The Indians plated seven runs in the fifth to end the game.
Toledo (9-8, 8-5) travels to La Center on Monday, May 6, for a non-league doubleheader.
Winlock, Toutle Lake Split Doubleheader
TOUTLE — Toutle Lake won the first game but Winlock bounced back in the second game to earn a split of a Central 2B League softball doubleheader here on Saturday.
Toutle Lake won Game 1, 13-6. Cheleena Squibb was 2-for-3 with a home run, a run and two RBI and Jenna Jones was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI. Maia Chaney had a hit, a run and a RBI and Sabrena Barragan had a hit and a run.
Kaylee Florek, Katelyn Redmill and Maddie Hald each hit a home run for Toutle Lake.
Toutle Lake scored four runs in the first, three runs in the second and two runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to pull away for good. Winlock scored five runs in the fifth inning.
The Cardinals bounced back with a win in Game 2, 3-2. Jenna Jones pitched a complete game, allowing seven hits, two earned runs and two walks with four strikeouts. She helped her own cause at the plate with a 2-run home run in the first inning.
Raychel Squibb hit a solo home run in the sixth inning and Karlie Jones added a hit and a run.
Each team scored two runs in the first inning and Squibb’s home run in the sixth was the only tally after the first inning.
Winlock (11-5, 8-5) travels to Naselle on Friday in a non-league game.
W.F. West Holds Off Rochester
W.F. West scored five runs in the first inning and never looked back, securing a 6-1 win over Rochester in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball game here on Monday.
Kamy Dacus threw a complete game for the Bearcats, striking out six batters and holding the Warriors without a hit for the first five innings. Rochester’s Kiyah Kennedy tallied 11 strikeouts in the loss.
At the plate, Paetynn Lopez was 2-for-3 with three RBI and Paytton Crawford and Ashlyn Whalen each had a triple for the Bearcats.
Callie Crawford scored the only run with a solo home run in the seventh. Faith Kennedy recorded the only other hit for Rochester.
Lopez got the offense started for W.F. West in the first inning, hitting a double with the bases loaded to bring home three runs.
The Bearcats tallied one run in the sixth as insurance.
“It was another one that we put it together as a team. We trusted our defense and they did a good job,” W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke said. “We didn’t do much after the first but we did what we needed to do in the first. We had runners on later but weren’t able to get them around to score.”
W.F. West (14-2, 9-2) travels to Black Hills on Wednesday while Rochester (7-8, 4-7) travels to Centralia on Wednesday for an EvCo contest.
Centralia Falls to Tumwater
The Tigers and Thunderbirds each had 11 hits but Tumwater made the most of their hits in a 10-6 win in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball game at Borst Park in Centralia on Monday.
Centralia’s McKenzie Ulrich started in the circle and threw five innings, allowing nine hits, five earned runs and two walks while striking out five batters. Sophie Duffy pitched the final two innings and allowed two hits, three unearned runs and no walks with two strikeouts.
At the plate, Duffy hit two home runs, scored three runs and had three RBI. Courtney Spriggs was 2-for-3 with a RBI and Hannah Porter was 3-for-4. Ella Orr had a double and two runs for the Tigers.
Centralia led 2-1 after one inning and plated two runs in the third for a 4-1 advantage. Tumwater began their comeback in the fifth, scoring two runs before piling on seven runs in the sixth inning to take the lead for good.
“We played exceptional tonight. Our offense, we jumped on them quick. We’re usually slow to start so that was good to see,” Centralia coach David Orr said. “Sophie (Duffy) started hitting the ball well, two home runs, she came up big for us. We fell apart in the sixth, Tumwater is a tough team. Their lineup top to bottom is solid, you make any mistakes and they’re going to capitalize.”
Centralia (7-8, 4-7) hosts Rochester on Wednesday in an EvCo battle.
Morton-White Pass Takes Two From Mossyrock
MORTON — The Timberwolves hosted Mossyrock for an irregular Central 2B League softball doubleheader here on Monday and came away with a pair of victories for their trouble.
The first contest of the day was a continuation of a game that began in Mossyrock back in the first fledgling weeks of the season before being postponed due to rain with Morton-White Pass holding an 11-2 advantage with the bases loaded in the top of the fourth inning. When the game restarted on Monday the action had moved east by about 11 miles and the Timberwolves were playing as the visiting team on their home field. When the dust finally settled on that long delayed game Morton-White Pass owned a 13-2 victory in what wound up as a five-inning affair.
“We had a lot of hit batters and a lot of walks. When we started this thing it was the first game of the year nearly and it wasn’t pretty but both teams are a lot better now,” said MWP coach Rob Hazen.
Jaiden Linder pitched both ends of the game for the T-Wolves and struck out two Vikings while allowing just four hits.
Hailey Brooks was 2-for-4 at the plate for MWP while Tayla Pierson and Linder both added doubles. Emmalee Hazen launched a home run for the T-Wolves.
The two teams were slated to play a regular seven inning affair in the day’s second contest but the T-Wolves scuttled those plans with a 16-0 drubbing in just three innings before the mercy rule was implemented.
Linder spun another complete game in that contest and didn’t allow either a run or a hit.
“Linder had a pretty good outing tonight. She threw strikes,” said Hazen.
At the plate it was Emarey Hampton who paced MWP by going 2-for-3 with a pair of triples. Hannah Smathers showed that catchers can run too when she tallied a pair of hits and a triple of her own. Brooks added a pair of hits and Shelby Karns knocked a double in the win.
“I think our hitting has picked up. Some of our bottom part of our order especially. We’ve got an eighth grader hitting at leadoff and an eighth grader hitting ninth,” Hazen explained. “The younger kids are starting to catch on and get it. Instead of grounding out they’re actually putting it in the gaps and getting doubles and triples.”
Morton-White Pass (11-5, 8-5 league) will play a doubleheader against Kittitas and Cle Elum on Thursday in Kittitas.
INDIANS 23, MULES 3 (5 inn.)
Toledo 363 29 — 23 15 2
Wahkiakum 100 11 — 3 3 6
Batteries: Toledo — Kyleigh Holmes and Ayrianna Murphy; Wahkiakum — Montgomery and Neves
INDIANS 19, MULES 6 (5 inn.)
Toledo 502 57 — 19 8 1
Wahkiakum 300 30 — 6 3 3
Batteries: Toledo — Payson Hoiseck and Ayrianna Murphy; Wahkiakum — J. Watson and Neves
DUCKS 13, CARDINALS 6
Winlock 100 050 0 — 6 8 8
Toutle Lake 432 220 X — 13 8 2
Batteries: Jenna Jones and Raychel Squibb; Toutle Lake — Florek, Smith (5) and Redmill
CARDINALS 3, DUCKS 2
Winlock 200 001 0 — 3 4 2
Toutle Lake 200 000 0 — 2 7 3
Batteries: Winlock — Jenna Jones and Raychel Squibb; Toutle Lake — Smith and Redmill
BEARCATS 6, WARRIORS 1
Rochester 000 000 1 — 1 2 3
W.F. West 500 001 X — 6 6 0
Batteries: Rochester — Kiyah Kennedy, Liz Phelps (6) and Lexie Trombley; W.F. West — Kamy Dacus and Paetynn Lopez
T-BIRDS 10, TIGERS 6
Tumwater 100 027 0 — 10 11 2
Centralia 202 000 2 — 6 11 3
Batteries: Tumwater — Carpenter, Owen (5) and Clarke; Centralia — McKenzie Ulrich, Sophie Duffy (6) and Hannah Porter
T-WOLVES 13, VIKINGS 2 (5 inn.)
Morton-WP 029 20 — 13 8 2
Mossyrock 002 00 — 2 4 3
Batteries: Morton-WP — Jaiden Linder and Hannah Smathers; Mossyrock— Gracie West and Trista Rockwood
T-WOLVES 16, VIKINGS 0 (3 inn.)
Mossyrock 000 — 0 0 4
Morton-WP 628 — 16 10 0
Batteries: Mossyrock — Gracie West and Trista Rockwood; Morton-WP — Jaiden Linder and Hannah Smathers