Thursday’s Prep Baseball: W.F. West Edges Ridgefield
By The Chronicle
RIDGEFIELD — W.F. West’s pitchers combined to allow one hit en route to a 2-0 win over Ridgefield in a non-league baseball game here on Thursday.
Brock Jones started on the mound and earned the win for the Bearcats, throwing four innings, allowing no hits with eight strikeouts. Brit Lusk pitched the following two innings and allowed the only hit with three walks and no runs. Tanner Vaughn pitched the final inning and earned the save with two strikeouts.
“Our pitching is definitely ahead of our offense at this point,” W.F. West coach Bryan Bullock said.
Lane Douglass had a hit and Drew Reynolds and Cyrus Bunker each had a hit and a run.
“I think not seeing live pitching definitely played into it but their starter did a nice job of mixing in offspeed pitches with his fastball. He kept us off balance and did a nice job,” Bullock said.
The only runs of the game came in the second inning. Reynolds was hit by a pitch and Bunker reached base on an error which allowed Reynolds to score. Bunker later scored on a balk.
“Definitely early in the season, especially with our pitch counts, we really want them to attack the strike zone,” Bullock said. “Brock did a really good job of coming out and taking care of his work. He had great command of his pitches tonight.”
W.F. West will play next on Friday at 7 p.m. against a to be determined opponent.
Warriors Hold Off Beavers
ROCHESTER — The Warriors took a commanding 7-0 lead and held off a Tenino comeback to earn a 10-7 win in a non-league baseball game here on Thursday.
Bodey Smith started on the mound for the Warriors, throwing five innings while allowing two earned runs and two walks while striking out eight batters.
“He had good command of the strike zone and his changeup was working good,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “He had a good mound presence all around.”
Tyler Soderback was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s and Jayden Lancaster was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI’s. Logan Fry had a single and two RBI’s and Jared Winters tallied a walk, a hit by pitch, a hit and three runs for the Warriors.
Quarnstrom noted the performance of Blake Gubbe and Logan Brewer on the mound for the Beavers.
At the plate, Brewer was 3-for-4 with three RBI’s.
The Warriors scored four runs in the first inning and added a run in the second inning and two more runs in the fourth to build a 7-0 lead.
Tenino got on the board in the fifth inning with the help of some Rochester errors and scored five runs to cut the lead to 7-5. The Warriors tacked on a run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to secure the victory.
“We played a great first four innings. We played as good as we could play, putting runs up every inning. I felt like we took our foot off the throttle,” Quarnstrom said. “Up 7-0, we let them creep their way back into it. Hopefully, we’ll learn from that, mental lapses as much as anything.”
Rochester (1-1) travels to Elma next Friday for a non-league game while Tenino (0-2) hosts North Mason on Saturday.
Vikings Toss Combined No-Hitter Against MWP
MOSSYROCK — A trio of Vikings pitchers combined to throw a no-hitter against Morton-White Pass here Thursday as they claimed a 13-2 victory in five innings of Central 2B League play.
Mossyrock scored multiple runs in every inning and put the heat on the Timberwolves with four runs in both the second and fourth innings.
Meanwhile, Nick Fried took the ball to start the game for the Vikings and allowed one run over three innings for the win. Deuce Kolb took over in the fourth inning before handing the ball over to Aiden Weist for the final three outs. Weist and Kolb also split the catching duties on the day.
Deuce Kolb was also a force at the plate with two hits and four RBI’s. Keegan Kolb was 2-for-2 on the day with two RBI’s and Brennan Shriver was 1-for-1 with a triple, three walks and four runs scored.
“These kids, they aren’t really used to winning, it’s going to be a fun season for them. They put in a lot of time in the cages, I know that,” said Mossyrock coach Darren Kolb.
Mossyrock (1-0) will be on the road at Adna at 4 p.m. on Friday for another league contest.
Eagles Elude Tigers Grasp
NAPAVINE — The Tigers scratched out an early lead here Thursday and outhit Elma all the way but Elma was able to mount a comeback to escape the City on the Hill with a 5-3 victory in non-league baseball action.
Napavine took a 1-0 lead in the first inning thanks to some aggressive thievery on the bases. Elma then tied it up in the top of the third but the Tigers reclaimed the lead with another run in the bottom half of that inning.
Dawson Stanley started on the mound for Napavine and allowed one unearned run in 2 ⅔ innings of work while striking out four batters and surrendering no hits.
The Eagles added two runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to snag the lead and a comeback attempt by Napavine came up short in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Ben Woodrum, Landon Dahl and Scott Burdick took turns collecting the final 13 outs of the game for Napavine. Burdick was the only one of the relief trio to turn in a scoreless inning.
Seth Butler led the way for the Napavine offense with two hits, a run, two stolen bases and a RBI. Woodrum added a pair of hits and two stolen bases while Stanley notched a hit and a RBI. Laythan Demarest also tallied two hits and a run while Brett Bradshaw knocked one hit and scored one run.
“I was happy with the way we played in our non-league games. The goal was to get kids involved and work on some things. They swung the bat well, came in and threw strikes, played defense behind them. We didn’t do that last night,” said Napavine coach Brian Demarest.
Demarest noted that he was particularly pleased with the efficient pitching effort of Burdick as well as Gavin Parker’s job handling the varsity catching duties for the very first time.
“I thought we played real good team baseball, the kids were good, the effort was good, strong approach at the plate. I’m as happy as you can be in a loss.”
Brady Shriver earned the win for Elma after tossing 5 ⅓ innings. He allowed six hits and two runs while striking out nine Tigers.
Napavine (0-2) will play at Elma on Monday and then at Toledo on Tuesday.
Adna Takes Down Castle Rock
CASTLE ROCK — It wasn’t a pretty game but the Pirates will take the win, defeating Castle Rock 12-4 in a non-league baseball game here on Thursday.
Gavin Guard started on the mound for Adna and threw three innings, allowing three hits and two runs.
At the plate, Sawyer Burdick was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Trevor Minkoff was also 2-for-3 with two RBI’s. Elmer Loose added two RBI’s for the Pirates.
Adna scored a run in the top of the second for a 1-0 lead but Castle Rock answered with two runs in the bottom of the third for a 2-1 lead. It was all Adna after that, retaking the lead with three runs in the fourth before adding one run in the fifth and plating seven runs in the sixth to cruise to the win.
Castle Rock walked 12 batters, hit one batter and had three errors in the loss.
“It was a sloppy game and we played to that level. We played well enough to win,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said.
Adna (2-0) hosts Mossyrock on Friday in a Central 2B League game.
VIKINGS 13, T-WOLVES 2 (5 inn.)
MWP 001 10 —2 0 X
Mossyrock 243 4X —13 X X
Batteries: Mossyrock- Nick Fried, Deuce Kolb (4), Aiden Weist (5) and Aiden Weist, Deuce Kolb. MWP- Mason Higdon, Dillon Richards, Eathan Smathers and Kenny Beaty.
EAGLES 5, TIGERS 3
Elma 001 202 0 — 5 6 0
Napavine 101 000 1 — 3 10 1
Batteries: Elma — Shriver, Moore (6) and Jacobson; Napavine — Dawson Stanley, Landon dahl (3), Ben Woodrum (5), Scott Burdick (7) and Gavin Parker
WARRIORS 10, BEAVERS 7
Tenino 000 052 0 — 7 5 4
Rochester 410 212 X — 10 9 5
Tenino — Blake Gubbe, Logan Brewer (4) and Karl Hisaw; Rochester — Bodey Smith, Keegan Goldrick (6) and Tyler Soderback
BEARCATS 2, SPUDDERS 0
W.F. West 020 000 0 — 2 3 1
Ridgefield 000 000 0 — 0 1 4
Batteries: W.F. West — Brock Jones, Brit Lusk (5), Tanner Vaughn (7) and Drew Reynolds; Ridgefield — Anderson, Wallace (4) and Harrison
At Castle Rock
PIRATES 12, ROCKETS 4
Adna 010 317 0 — 12 5 2
Castle Rock 002 020 0 — 4 4 3
Adna — Gavin Guard, Bryce Lollar (4), Tyler Minkoff (7), Keegan Dollarhyde (7) and Cole Fay; Castle Rock — Titus, Creed (3), Gohn (4), McWilliams (6) and McWilliams