Saturday Roundup: Winlock Beats MWP in Opener to End Losing Streak
Cardinals Beat MWP in Opener
WINLOCK — It was a long time coming, but the Cardinals opened the season with a win and brought a 22-game losing streak to an end here on Saturday with a 9-6 win over Morton-White Pass.
The Cardinals trailed 5-2 in the middle of the fourth, but put together a five-run rally to pull ahead. A single from Jake Anderson and then RBI hits from Farley Youckton, Zach Weinert, Wyatt Dean and Chase Miller highlighted the rally.
“It’s a big win for the kids. We’re proud to get this season off on the right foot,” Winlock coach Scott Weinert said. “It was hanging over all of our heads all of last season, and it’s good to get that monkey off our back and get our first win.”
Weinert finished 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. Anthony Clevenger drove in three runs and Miller drove in two runs.
Weinert started on the mound and struck out five in four innings. Brady Steveson and Dean both pitched in relief for the Cardinals.
CARDINALS 9, TIMBERWOLVES 5
Morton-WP 310 100 0 — 5 6 2
Winlock 200 502 X — 9 7 1
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Brown, Kolb (4) and Rashoff; Winlock — Zach Weinert, Brady Steveson (5), Wyatt Dean (6) and Jake Anderson
Saturday’s Prep Track & Field: Pe Ell Boys Tie for First at Icebreaker
RAINIER — Pe Ell’s boys track team finished in a tie with Elma for first here on Saturday at Rainier’s Icebreaker Invitational.
The annual season-opening meet featured 20 teams from the 1A and 2B classification.
Tyler Justice led the way for the Trojans, sweeping the hurdle races and adding a win in the triple jump (38 feet, 4.5 inches) and a third-place finish in the long jump (19-5.25). The senior won the 110-meter hurdles in 15.51 seconds, setting a personal record, and won the 300 hurdles in 42.96 seconds.
Pe Ell sophomore Andrew Schulz won the long jump in 19-10.5, took third in the triple jump, finished eighth in the 200 and took ninth in the 100. Brad Prestegord added a second-place finish in the discus (132-8) for the Trojans.
Napavine’s Conner Locke, the defending State 2B champion in the event, won the 100 in 11.24 seconds, edging out Hoquiam’s Anthony Nash (11.37). Locke also ran a leg for the third-place 4×100 relay team, along with Noah Lantz, Dravin Riddle and Cole Van Wyck.
Tenino’s Dakota Whitaker picked up a pair of third-place finishes in the 800 and the 1600, and teammate Jack Burnham was second in the shot put (45-9) and eighth in both the discus and javelin.
Napavine’s Mollie Olson won the 100 hurdles on the girls side, in 16.02 seconds, and added a win in the triple jump (33-03.5). Teammate Halee Williams, a freshman, was sixth in the long jump, and Napavine’s Jenna Sisson was fourth in the javelin.
Tenino’s Lara Kershaw was third in the 400, and Pe Ell’s Alli Justice was fourth in the triple jump.
Saturday’s Prep Girls Tennis: Tigers Dominant at Donovan Invite
LONGVIEW — Centralia cleaned up here Saturday on Day 2 of the Helen Donovan Lumberjill Tennis Invitational, taking the top trophies on both the singles and doubles sides of the nonleague tournament.
Rachel Wilkerson beat R.A. Long’s Meagan Meharg in the first-place No. 1 singles match, and Hannah Jeffries and Ellie Corwin beat Hannah and Olivia Cathcart of Three Rivers Christian for first in the No. 1 doubles bracket.
Wilkerson won the trophy match 6-2, 6-4.
“She controlled the points and dictated the pace,” Centralia coach Deb Keahey said. “She is a lot of fun to watch. Her volleyball and basketball skills have certainly contributed to her mental and physical ability to continue to push through in singles.”
Jeffries and Corwin, meanwhile, won 6-1, 6-2 for the top doubles trophy, and looked sharp while doing so, Keahey noted.
Claire Davis finished third in the No. 2 singles bracket, and Carissa Kaut took fourth in the No. 3 singles bracket.
Taviana Keahey and Megan LeDuc — playing together for the first time — were third at No. 2 doubles, and Abbie Hopkins and Maryanna Wu took second in the No. 3 doubles bracket.
Centralia is scheduled to host Columbia River on March 30.
Saturday’s College Baseball: Blazers Go 0-4 Over Weekend
MOSES LAKE — The Trailblazers lost a quartet of games to Big Bend over the weekend, falling twice on Saturday and twice again on Sunday in nonleague NWAC baseball action.
Centralia fell 6-1 in Saturday’s opener, despite 2 for 4 performances at the plate from both Jordan Martinez and Taylor Mondina. Both players hit doubles, with Mondina knocking in the Blazers’ lone run in the fourth inning.
Six errors hurt the Blazers’ cause in Saturday’s nightcap, which Big Bend won 14-6. Mitch Johnson went 4 for 4 with an RBI for Centralia, and Wyatt Baker and Caleb Child were both 2 for 4, but the Vikings plated five unearned runs in the first three innings.
Big Bend knocked out 13 hits in Sunday’s opener en route to an 8-2 win. Johnson went 2 for 3 at the plate to lead the Blazers, who tallied six hits in the loss.
The Vikings scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a 2-2 tie in Sunday’s series finale and pick up a 5-2 win. Johnson and Baker each had two hits for Centralia. Jack Oswood started on the mound for the Blazers and struck out eight and allowed one earned run with one walk in seven innings of work.
Centralia (0-14) is scheduled to host Shoreline for a doubleheader on Wednesday, starting at 1 p.m.
At Moses Lake
VIKINGS 6, TRAILBLAZERS 1
Centralia 000 100 000 — 1 6 1
Big Bend 200 040 00X — 6 9 0
Batteries: Centralia — John Sharkey, Dimitri Sakellariou (6) and Christian Lopez; Big Bend — Winkler, Stohr (7) and Rosman
VIKINGS 14, TRAILBLAZERS 6
Centralia 010 200 300 — 6 10 6
Big Bend 214 014 02X — 14 10 3
Batteries: Centralia — Connor Davis, Sam Chapman (3), Wes Kuzminsky (5), Zach Curtis (9) and Brady Woodrum; Big Bend — Pesicka, Whitlock (7), Prewitt (7) and Ball
At Moses Lake
VIKINGS 8, TRAILBLAZERS 2
Centralia 200 000 000 — 2 6 2
Big Bend 003 013 10X — 8 13 0
Batteries: Centralia — Caleb Child, Cody DeRosier (3), Wes Kuzminsky (6) and Christian Lopez; Big Bend — Ludine, Sagmoan (4), Pruit (8) and Rosman
VIKINGS 5, TRAILBLAZERS 2
Centralia 000 200 000 — 2 8 3
Big Bend 101 000 03X — 5 10 0
Batteries: Centralia — Jack Oswood, Zach Curtis (8), Dimitri Sakellariou (8) and Brady Woodrum; Big Bend — Yamane, Reisbeck (8) and Ball