Tuesday’s Prep Softball: Dacus Carries W.F. West Past Rochester
STRIKE THREE: Freshman Kamy Dacus Ties Bearcat Single Game Record With 15 K’s
By Matt Baide
W.F. West freshman Kamy Dacus started in the circle of her first ever Evergreen 2A Conference softball game and dominated, striking out 15 batters to lead the Bearcats to a 3-0 win over Rochester at Recreation Park in Chehalis on Tuesday.
Dacus allowed two hits and a Rochester runner never made it past first base as she tied the W.F. West record in a single game for strikeouts, with 15 of the 21 outs for the Warriors coming on a strike three call.
“We’ve just been so excited about what we’ve seen in all the preseason and today, just her willingness to say so what, let’s go. Just the focus she brings and the competitive spirit, she’s gritty,” Lieseke said. “She’s going to get in and even to see her play defense on the mound, making sure no, you guys aren’t getting on. That’s the attitude she brings and it’s awesome.”
Dacus noted that two pitches in particular were working well on Tuesday.
“I think I did good. Everything looked pretty good, screw and curve did good today, just play my game and hit my spots,” Dacus said of her performance in the circle.
At the plate, Paetynn Lopez had two walks and a run and Ashlyn Whalen had a triple, RBI and a run. Annika Waring had a hit and a RBI and Ellie Bunker was 2-for-3 with a RBI for the Bearcats.
Delaney Glazer pitched all seven innings for the Warriors and performed well, allowing no earned runs on four hits and three walks with six strikeouts.
Glazer had a hit and Callie Crawford had the other hit for Rochester.
“Two out of three facets of the game, we executed. Delaney pitched a heck of a game, our defense was so much better than last year and I gave them kudos for that. Still a couple things we can fix, but still, overall, much better than last year,” Rochester coach Dave Montgomery said. “The bottom line is we left our bats at home. We all feel like we can get some hits and we just have to go to work, take our frustrations out on the next game tomorrow at Borst and get back to work.”
The first two innings were quick, but the Bearcats got on the board in the third inning. Whalen hit a triple to bring home Lopez and Waring stepped up as the next batter and hit a single up the middle to bring home Whalen for a 2-0 lead.
In the sixth, Bunker hit a single and an error helped bring home Paytton Crawford for the final tally of the game.
“I think we’ve got some adjustments to make but the girls are still swinging the bat well and we’ve got another game tomorrow and we’re excited to go play,” Lieseke said.
W.F. West (6-0, 1-0) is back in action on Wednesday, traveling to Tumwater to take on Black Hills. Rochester (3-2, 0-1) is at Borst Park on Wednesday to take on the Tigers in an EvCo contest.
Tumwater Tops Centralia
TUMWATER — Centralia collected 17 hits but it wasn’t enough in a 12-5 loss to Tumwater in an EvCo softball game here on Tuesday.
Kylie Sharp was 4-for-4 with a run and a RBI and Hannah Porter was 3-for-4 with a double. Courtney Spriggs was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI and Ella Orr was 2-for-5 with a RBI. Jadyn Hawley hit a home run for the Tigers.
The game resumed at 2-1 Tumwater after being rained out on Monday, and the Thunderbirds jumped all over the Tigers with five runs in the first and six runs in the third inning.
“We had to kind of get settled in there and we gave up five runs in that first inning over that two day span. I think they scored three more runs before we got out of that inning,” Centralia coach David Orr said.
Centralia (2-2, 0-1) hosts Rochester on Wednesday in a league game.
Beavers Get the Best of Trappers
TENINO — The Beavers needed just five innings to earn a 13-0 victory over Fort Vancouver in non-league softball action here on Tuesday.
Emily Baxter did her part for Tenino by striking out 14 batters and allowing just two hits during a five inning shutout performance.
“That’s her second complete game shutout in the last two games. We have been very impressed with what she has given us so far,” said Tenino coach Hayley Pearce.
On offense Tenino belted out 14 hits on their way to a baker’s dozen in runs. Autumn Long was 2-for-3 with a run and two RBI while Destiny Neifert was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI to her name. Jocelyn Krom had one hit and one RBI in one at bat while Cassandra Cross added two hits, two runs and three RBI in three at bats.
“They were on fire today,” said Pearce. “They were smacking it. I think we had four doubles in a row at one point. That second inning they just absolutely exploded. It was really fun to watch.”
Tenino (2-3) will host Forks on Thursday for their 1A Evergreen League opener.
Adna Crushes Kalama
KALAMA — Adna collected 17 hits in two innings at the plate to cruise past Kalama 25-0 in three innings in a Central 2B League softball game here on Tuesday.
Skye Snow was 3-for-4 with three doubles, four RBI and two runs and Kooper Mohney was 3-for-3 with three runs and three RBI.
Haley Rainey was 2-for-2 with a double, triple, three runs and four RBI and Keaton Dowell was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and four RBI for the Pirates.
Adna scored 10 runs in the first inning and 15 runs in the second inning. Snow pitched all three innings and allowed one hit in the win.
Adna (7-1, 4-0) hosts Winlock on Friday in a C2BL game.
Morton-White Pass Takes Down Winlock
WINLOCK — Morton-White Pass managed 11 hits and took advantage of six Winlock errors to earn a 11-6 win in a Central 2B League softball game here on Tuesday.
MWP’s Hailey Brooks was 3-for-4 with two home runs, three runs and three RBI and Sydney Brooks was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a RBI.
Hannah Smathers was 3-for-4 with a RBI and Jaiden Linder hit a triple for the Timberwolves.
“I thought we hit the ball pretty good. We did a lot better, we’re getting better every game and turned a couple double plays,” MWP coach Rob Hazen said. “We’re getting better every game. The bottom of the order came through, couple nice sac bunts, couple key hits, did a great job producing some runs.”
Hazen noted the play of Lizzy Nichols, doing well in the outfield and coming up with a key hit and knocking in a run in the sixth inning.
Winlock’s Karlie Jones was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI and Jenna Jones was 3-for-4 with a double, two triples, a run and a RBI. Makayla Allbritton added a double and two RBI.
MWP led 2-0 after the first inning but Winlock scored three runs in the second to gain the lead. The lead didn’t last long as the T-Wolves plated four runs in the third and added a run in the fifth and four more runs in the sixth to pull away for good.
“I think we had potential to have a different outcome of the game for sure. At the beginning of the game, everyone was impressed with how well MWP held themselves,” Winlock coach Chantel Nelson said. “We fought harder but fell apart a little too much to widen that gap. Hopefully we’ll turn it around the next time we see them and go from there.”
Nelson applauded the performance of Jenna Jones at the plate with her 3-for-4 performance.
Winlock (2-3, 0-3) travels to Adna on Friday while MWP (3-1, 3-1) hosts Toledo in Randle on Friday in a C2BL contest.
Napavine Dominates Wahkiakum
NAPAVINE — The Mules handed out 24 free passes to help Napavine earn a 23-2 win in a Central 2B League softball game here on Tuesday.
Solana Sanchez was 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs and four RBI and 8th grader Cailyn Milton was 2-for-2 with a run.
Ada Williams tallied seven strikeouts in the win for the Tigers.
Napavine scored six runs in the first inning and 10 runs in the second inning. The Tigers plated seven runs in the third to wrap the game up in three innings.
Napavine (3-1, 2-1) hosts Toutle Lake on Friday.
BEARCATS 3, WARRIORS 0
Rochester 000 000 0 — 0 2 3
W.F. West 002 001 X — 3 4 0
Batteries: Rochester — Delaney Glazer and Callie Crawford; W.F. West — Kamy Dacus and Paetynn Lopez
T-BIRDS 12, TIGERS 5
Centralia 110 100 2 — 5 17 1
Tumwater 506 100 X — 12 11 1
Batteries: Centralia — McKenzie Ulrich, Sophie Duffy (4) and Hannah Porter; Tumwater — Carpenter and May
BEAVERS 13, TRAPPERS 0 (5 inn.)
Ft Vancouver 000 00 — 0 2 3
Tenino 170 5X — 13 14 1
Batteries: Ft. Vancouver — Welch-Sandford and Sumner; Tenino — Emily Baxter and Sierra Pogue
PIRATES 25, CHINOOKS 0 (3 inn.)
Kalama 000 —0 1 3
Adna (10)(15)X —25 17 0
Batteries: Kalama — Collins and O’Neil; Adna — Skye Snow and Emma Eko, Keaton Dowell (3)
T-WOLVES 11, CARDINALS 6
Morton-WP 204 014 0 — 11 11 3
Winlock 031 020 0 — 6 9 6
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Jaiden Linder and Hannah Smathers; Winlock — Jenna Jones and Raychel Squibb
TIGERS 23, MULES 2 (3 inn.)
Napavine 6(10)7 — 23 8 1
Wahkiakum 110 — 2 2 1
Batteries: Napavine — Ada Williams and Jordan Wilson; Wahkiakum — N/A