Wednesday’s 2B Softball: PWV Shuts Out Onalaska in Districts
SEMIFINALS SET: Adna Plays Pe Ell-Willapa Valley, Napavine Faces Toutle Lake Thursday at 6 p.m. in Winner-to-State Semifinals
By The Chronicle
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley hit four home runs against Onalaska, powering the Titans to a 17-0 win in four innings in a District 4 2B Softball Tournament quarterfinal at Fort Borst Park in Centralia on Wednesday.
Dakota Brooks was the star of the night, hitting a grand slam in the first inning to tally up five RBIs, and pitched a two-hitter in the circle with eight strikeouts and one walk.
Katelynn McGough was 2 for 3 with three runs and Katie Adkins has a single, a double and a home run in the second inning. Sid Pollard had three RBI’s and a walk off homerun and Kamryn Adkins was 2 for 3 with two RBIs. Britney Patrick also hit a homerun for the Titans.
The Titans wasted no time, with Brooks’ grand slam putting PWV up 4-0 after one inning. PWV added three runs in the second and 10 in the fourth, capped off with Pollard’s homerun.
“We’re playing well. We’ll see how we go against Adna tomorrow night,” PWV coach Ken Olson said. “It was a good overall performance. When you get four home runs and score 17 runs on a pretty darn good team, I couldn’t be any happier. We’re going to swing the bats, we’re going to hit the ball.”
PWV advances to the district semifinals and will face Adna at 6 p.m., back at Fort Borst Park. The Titans defeated Adna twice in the regular season, 12-4 and 5-2, in Pe Ell.
The Loggers move to the consolation side of the bracket and face Ilwaco at 4 p.m. in a loser out game Thursday.
Note: Adna beat North Beach, the Pacific 2B League runner-up, 23-0 on Wednesday in the quarterfinals. Details were not reported.
Morton-White Pass Tops North Beach
Morton-White Pass’ Zoe McCoy pitched a no-hitter, helping the Timberwolves to a 15-0 win in four innings over North Beach in the District 4 tournament in Centralia on Wednesday.
Chloe Goble was 3 for 3 and Taylor Hazen was 2 for 3 with a triple. Shaylee Peters, Hannah Smathers, Chloee Justice and McCoy all had doubles for the Timberwolves.
McCoy had eight strikeouts and one walk in the circle.
MWP scored two runs in the first inning, and had a big third inning with 12 runs to break the game open. The Timberwolves tacked on one more run in the fourth to cap the victory.
“We came out in the first inning, their pitching was a little slower than normal, we were out in front a lot. We popped a lot of balls up to the infield and were getting jammed,” MWP coach Rob Hazen said. “About the third inning, we started attacking the ball and putting it in play and hitting it hard.”
Hazen noted Goble’s performance in the win, saying she helped get the team going in the third inning.
Morton-White Pass will face Ilwaco or Onalaska at 6 p.m. on Thursday in a loser-out game.
Toledo Thumps South Bend
Toledo scored 16 runs in the first inning and never looked back in a 16-0 win over South Bend Wednesday in the District 4 softball action at Fort Borst Park.
Kyleigh Holmes struck out three in the first inning and got the win for Toledo, while going 2 for 2 at the plate. Leilani Cline was 2 for 3, and Toledo made the most of its nine hits and six South Bend errors.
Toledo (10-12) continues district play on Thursday with a loser-out game against Pacific 2B League champion Ocosta at 4 p.m. in Centralia.
Napavine Earns Two Wins
OCOSTA — Napavine earned a win against Morton-White Pass in their first game, and followed it up with a win against Ocosta in the nightcap in 2B District 4 softball tournament action here on Tuesday.
Napavine defeated Morton-White Pass 7-2 in the opening game, as Abbi Music pitched a complete game in the win.
The win put the Tigers into the the double-elimination tournament against Ocosta, with Napavine winning 1-0 in a combined no-hitter for Ada Williams and Music.
The Tigers scored their lone run on a suicide squeeze. Ada Williams laid down the bunt, and Ocosta got the original out on Maddie Thompson at home plate, but tried to throw out Williams at first base, allowing Music to score from second for the only run of the game.
TITANS 17, LOGGERS 0 (4 inn.)
Onalaska 000 0 — 0 2 2
PWV 430 (10) — 17 11 0
Batteries: Onalaska — Dusty Glenn, Amy Henderson (4) and Haylie Howard; PWV — Dakota Brooks and Grace Hodel
TIMBERWOLVES 15, HYAKS 0 (4 inn.)
North Beach 000 0 — 0 0 8
MWP 20(12) 1 — 15 11 0
Batteries: North Beach — Avery and Newton; MWP — Zoe McCoy and Hannah Smathers
INDIANS 16, INDIANS 0
S. Bend 000 — 0 2 6
Toledo (16)0X — 16 9 1
Batteries: Toledo — Kyleigh Holmes, Kendra Coverdell (2) and Aryana Murphy; South Bend — Sawyer and Pickernell