Thursday’s Prep Softball: Tigers Top Warriors
By The Chronicle
Centralia’s McKenzie Ulrich pitched all seven innings to lead the Tigers to a 6-2 win over Rochester in a Evergreen 2A Conference softball game at Borst Park in Centralia on Thursday.
Ulrich recorded six strikeouts while allowing two hits and one earned run in the circle. She helped her own cause at the plate with two hits, including a 2-run home run in the sixth inning.
Courtney Spriggs and Sophie Duffy each had two hits including a double and Kylie Sharp was 2-for-3 with two runs for the Tigers.
Rochester’s Delaney Glazer and Lexie Trombley had the only two hits and Glazer pitched a complete game for the Warriors.
Centralia and Rochester were tied at two after three innings, but the Tigers tallied four runs in the sixth inning.
Centralia (3-2, 1-1) will host Aberdeen on Friday while Rochester (3-3, 0-2) hosts Black Hills on Friday in a EvCo game.
Toledo, King’s Way Split Doubleheader
TOLEDO — Toledo won the first game but King’s Way bounced back to win the second game to earn a split in a non-league softball doubleheader here on Thursday.
Toledo won Game 1, 10-0. Kendra Cloverdell pitched all six innings for the Indians.
At the plate, Haleigh Holmes was 3-for-4 with a home run and Brynn Williams was 4-for-4. Genevive Kalista was 2-for-3 and Brooke Beecroft and Kyleigh Holmes each had two hits.
The Indians scored one run in the fourth inning before breaking the game open with six runs in the fifth. Three more runs in the sixth inning ended the game early.
It was close in Game 2, with the Knights prevailing 11-9. Payson Hoiseck pitched the first four innings and struck out seven batters.
Beecroft was 3-for-4 and Williams was 4-for-4. Haleigh Holmes was 3-for-4 with an inside the park home run and Jessica Hull added two hits for Toledo.
King’s Way led 2-1 after the first inning. Toledo scored five runs combined in fourth and fifth for a 6-2 lead.
King’s Way plated eight runs in the sixth, although Toledo answered with three runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 10-9. The Knights tallied an insurance run in the seventh.
“Overall I’d say it was a pretty good day. Our bats are starting to come alive and we’re starting to play as a team,” Toledo coach Ashlee Gieseke said. “
Toledo (3-3, 2-1) travels to Randle on Friday for a Central 2B League game.
Elma Edges Pe Ell-Willapa Valley
ELMA — Elma scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to walk off a 3-2 win over Pe Ell-Willapa Valley in a non-league softball game here on Thursday.
Jeorgi Ritzman was 2-for-2 with a walk and RBI.
The Titans started the scoring in the fourth inning with Britney Patrick hitting a triple and scoring on a passed ball. Olivia Matlock hit a ball off the fence for a double and a single by Ritzman drove in Matlock for a 2-0 lead.
Elma answered in the fifth with two runs to tie the game.
A leadoff walk for Elma in the second followed by a couple passed balls allowed a single to bring home the game winning run.
PWV (6-2, 4-0) will travel to South Bend on Tuesday, April 9, for a Pacific 2B League doubleheader.
Loggers Lay Waste to Wahkiakum
ONALASKA — The Loggers needed just two turns at bat to put Wahkiakum away by a score of 16-0 in Central 2B League softball play here on Thursday.
Onalaska whacked 10 hits in the first two innings and plated 13 runners in the first inning alone.
“The girls hit the ball well,” said Onalaska coach Rich Tietzel.
Amy Henderson was 2-for-3 at the plate with five RBI to pace the Loggers. Olivia Mitten added two hits and two RBI while Tanna Holmes was 2-for-2 at the plate. Adalee Sabin scored three runs for Onalaska.
Henderson pitched all three innings for the Loggers and picked up five strikeouts while shutting out the Mules. Onalaska played perfect defense behind Henderson with no errors on the day.
“It’s pretty hard to commit errors when (Amy’s) pitching. She was blowing it right by them,” said Teitzel.
Onalaska (4-2, 4-0) will host Napavine on April 9.
TIGERS 6, WARRIORS 2
Rochester 002 000 0 — 2 2 5
Centralia 011 004 X — 6 8 1
Batteries: Rochester — Delaney Glazer and Trombley; Centralia — Kenzie Ulrich and Hannah Porter
INDIANS 10, KNIGHTS 0 (6 inn.)
King’s Way 000 000 — 0 8 4
Toledo 000 163 — 10 14 2
Batteries: King’s Way — Nelson and Aarhus; Toledo — Kendra Coverdell and Aryianna Murphy
KNIGHTS 11, INDIANS 9
King’s Way 200 008 1 — 11 12 3
Toledo 100 233 0 — 9 X X
Batteries: King’s Way — Nelson and Aarhus; Toledo — Payson Hoiseck, Kendra Coverdell (5) and Aryianna Murphy
EAGLES 3, TITANS 2
Pe Ell-WV 000 200 0 — 2 5 2
Elma 000 020 1 — 3 6 1
Batteries: Pe Ell-WV — Kamryn Adkins, Olivia Matlock (6) and Grace Hodel; Elma— Dineen, Mikel (4) and Cain
LOGGERS 16, MULES 0 (3 inn.)
Wahkiakum 000 — 0 1 2
Onalaska (13)3X — 16 10 0
Batteries: Wahkiakum — N/A; Onalaska — Amy Henderson and Lawrence