Wednesday’s 2A Softball: Bearcats Roar Past Wolves
By The Chronicle
TUMWATER — Jasmine Gallea got her first career start on the mound and helped lead the Bearcats to a 15-9 win over Black Hills in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball game here on Wednesday.
Gallea tossed the first six innings to get the win.
W.F. West gathered 17 hits, including Ashlynn Whalen with a home run and Ashlee Vadala with two home runs and four RBIs. Ava Fugate also had four RBIs and W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke noted Taylor Barker had great at-bats.
The Bearcats scored eight runs in the third inning and added four in the fifth to put the game away.
“We’ve been putting together some good team wins and this one followed that same suit. We looked like we haven’t played in a week and a half because we haven’t,” Lieseke said. “In the third inning, we were back to what we’re used to doing.”
W.F. West (8-2, 5-0 league) hosts Aberdeen Thursday in a EvCo game.
Centralia Defeats Rochester for First EvCo Win
Sophie Duffy pitched a complete game and helped her cause at the plate to lead the Tigers to an 8-4 win over Rochester in EvCo softball action in Centralia Wednesday.
Duffy struck out five and allowed 10 hits and one walk in the win.
Duffy was 2 for 4 at the plate with a triple. Aspen Lilly had two RBIs and Tyler Jorgenson added two RBIs for Centralia.
Rochester’s Emily Haury was 2 for 4 with two doubles and Hunter Hahn had two hits.
“We’ve played a little better over the past few games. We got out of a couple jams and had timely hitting. We didn’t leave too many kids on base,” Centralia coach Mike McDonald said. “When we got the opportunity, we got the big hits.”
Centralia (2-6, 1-3 league) hosts Black Hills Thursday while Rochester (5-3, 2-2) hosts Tumwater on Thursday.
BEARCATS 15, WOLVES 9
W.F. West 108 040 2 — 15 17 2
Black Hills 202 104 0 — 9 10 5
Batteries: W.F. West — Jasmine Gallea, Ashlee Vadala (7) and Paetynn Lopez; Black Hills — E. Loar, C. Kayla (3), Loar (6) and H. Malanda
TIGERS 8, WARRIORS 4
Rochester 101 001 1 — 4 10 5
Centralia 302 021 X — 8 8 2
Batteries: Rochester — Hunter Hahn and Sarah Soderback; Centralia — Sophie Duffy and Hannah Porter