Saturday’s Prep Softball: Titans Wallop Raymond
By The Chronicle
RAYMOND — Pe Ell-Willapa Valley was hitting it all over the field here on Saturday, sweeping a doubleheader against Raymond 24-0 and 17-0 in three innings each in Pacific 2B League softball action.
The Titans scored 16 runs in the first inning in Game 1. Katelyn McGough was 2-for-2 with a double, home run and five RBIs and Katie Adkins was 2-for-3 with two doubles. Britney Patrick was 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and three RBIs.
Olivia Matlock was 2-for-2 with a double, Presley Peterson was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple and Jeorgi Ritzman was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs. Grace Hodel also added two hits for the Titans.
It was more of the same in Game 2, as PWV scored five runs in the first inning before breaking the game open with 12 runs in the second.
McGough had a grand slam and a stolen base, Patrick had a double and Matlock had two hits including a home run and four RBIs.
PWV (3-0) hosts Adna on Wednesday in a non-league game.
Bearcats Earn Wins Over Bonney Lake, Cle Elum
AUBURN — W.F. West faced two quality teams and left Auburn with two wins over Bonney Lake and Cle Elum in non-league softball games on Saturday.
The Bearcats started the day against Bonney Lake, the defending 3A state champions, and won 5-1.
Kamy Dacus pitched all seven innings for W.F. West, allowing seven hits and one run in the win.
“We battled strong in the first few innings and held them to just one run with some defensive prowess and our pitcher had some timely strikeouts and timely putouts and really battled even with runners on base,” W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke said.
At the plate, Ava Fugate had the go-ahead RBI in the sixth inning. Ashlyn Whalen was 2-for-3 with a home run and Paetynn Lopez also hit one over the fence for W.F. West.
Bonney Lake’s Brooke Nelson was The News Tribune’s player of the year and Lieseke was excited about the Bearcats’ performance against the Panthers.
“It was just a fantastic team effort and showed me the caliber of team we can be and just that we have the playoff mentality going already in the way we’re approaching the game,” Lieseke said. “One of the best fastpitch games I’ve watched this team played in quite a few years, just a phenomenal game.”
The Panthers scored their lone run in the first inning and held that 1-0 lead until the sixth inning, when the Bearcats put four runs on the board to take the lead and added one more run in the seventh to secure the win.
W.F. West faced Cle Elum in the afternoon game and won 16-3 in five innings. Noelle Roberts was 2-for-3 at the plate and Taylor Barker hit a home run. Whalen had another home run and six RBIs and Alisha Anderson had a grand slam for the Bearcats.
Jasmine Gallea earned the win in the circle in two innings of work for W.F. West.
Cle Elum scored in the bottom of the first for a 1-0 lead, but the bats came to life in the second inning as W.F. West tallied eight runs to take the lead and tacked on six runs in the fifth inning to end the game early.
Rochester Defeats Kittitas, Falls to Elma
ROCHESTER — The Warriors played a pair of games here on Saturday and won the first game against Kittitas but lost the second game against Elma in non-league softball action.
Rochester won 11-1 in five innings over the Cougars. Delaney Glazer pitched all five innings, allowing one hit and three walks with six strikeouts. She retired the last 14 batters of the game.
Glazer helped her cause at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a double and three runs. Callie Crawford was 4-for-4 with a double and three RBIs and Faith Kennedy was 3-for-3 with a hit by pitch.
Each team scored a run in the first before Rochester rattled off four runs in the second and capped the game with five runs in the fifth inning.
Rochester coach Dave Montgomery was proud of his team’s performance after they were supposed to travel to Yakima and play, but decided to host the games while Yakima still has snow on the ground.
The Warriors faced Elma in the second game and fell to the Eagles 12-2 in five innings. Maddie Bates was 2-for-3 at the plate and Montgomery was proud of Sadie Knutson’s pitching in the circle for Rochester.
Elma scored eight runs in the first inning to take a commanding lead. Rochester scored their two runs in the third inning.
“It was a really good opportunity to play against two really good teams. The whole idea for this weekend was to face some stiffer competition,” Montgomery said. “Elma is a good team to slot in there, second at state last year. We had a few really hard shots into the outfield but hit right at outfielders. The damage was done in the first inning. I really love my team’s resilience, none of them gave up at all. That was really cool.”
Adna Falls to Tahoma, Rebounds to Defeat Cle Elum
AUBURN — Adna was unable to take down 4A Tahoma in their first game but bounced back with a win over Cle Elum in the afternoon in two non-league softball games here on Saturday.
Tahoma won 9-1 in six innings. Haley Rainey started in the circle, throwing 4 ⅓ innings while allowing six hits, four earned runs and four walks while striking out four batters.
Kaylee Ashley had a double and Olivia Rodriguez hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Emma Eko added a hit and a walk for the Pirates.
It was scoreless until the third inning when Tahoma plated four runs. Adna scored in the fourth inning but Tahoma tallied five runs in the fifth inning to put a bow on the win.
Tahoma pitcher Kyla Damerow allowed one earned run on three hits with 11 strikeouts.
In the afternoon game, Adna won 8-2 over Cle Elum.
Skye Snow started in the circle and threw 4 innings, allowing one hit and no runs while striking out six batters.
At the plate, Rainey was 3-for-4 with a double, triple, home run, three runs and two RBIs. Rodriguez was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs and a RBI. Payton Aselton had a double for Adna.
The Pirates scored three runs in the first and second inning to build a lead and tacked on a run in each the fourth and fifth innings to cap the win.
Adna (2-1, 1-0) travels to Wahkiakum on Tuesday for a Central 2B League game.
Tenino Takes Down North Mason
TENINO — The Beavers picked up their first win of the season here on Saturday, defeating North Mason 8-2 in a non-league softball game.
Tenino freshman Emily Baxter pitched a complete game with 16 strikeouts while allowing no earned runs and three hits. She helped her own cause at the plate with a double, two RBIs and a walk.
Autumn Long added a hit, a RBI, two runs and two walks for the Beavers.
Tenino (1-2) takes on Centralia at Borst Park on Thursday in a non-league game.
BEARCATS 5, PANTHERS 1
W.F. West 000 004 1 — 5 6 2
Bonney Lake 100 000 0 — 1 7 1
Batteries: Bonney Lake — Brooke Nelson and Hailee Hagles; W.F. West — Kamy Dacus and Paetynn Lopez
BEARCATS 16, WARRIORS 3
W.F. West 081 16 — 16 10 1
Cle Elum 110 01 — 3 5 2
Batteries: W.F. West — Annika Waring, Jasmine Gallea (3), Trinatie Snider (5) and Noelle Roberts, Lila Foley (5); Cle Elum — N/A
WARRIORS 11, COUGARS 1 (5 inn.)
Kittitas 100 00 — 1 1 0
Rochester 140 15 — 11 18 2
Batteries: Kittitas — Piper Williams, Khloe Carpenter (3) and Autumn Miller; Rochester — Delaney Glazer and Lexie Trombley
EAGLES 12, WARRIORS 2 (5 inn.)
Rochester 002 00 — 2 6 2
Elma 812 1X — 12 13 0
Batteries: Rochester — Kiyah Kennedy, Sadie Knutson (2) and Lexie Trombley; Elma — Quinn Mikel and Olivia Cain
BEARS 9, PIRATES 1
Adna 000 100 —1 3 4
Tahoma 004 05X —9 6 0
Batteries: Adna — Haley Rainey, Karlee VonMoos (5) and Emma Eko; Tahoma — Damerow and Dazell
PIRATES 8, WARRIORS 2
Adna 330 110 —8 12 3
Cle Elum 000 011 —2 3 4
Batteries: Adna — Skye Snow, Karlee VonMoos (5) and Emma Eko; Cle Elum — Howard and Griffith