Wednesday’s Prep Baseball: Kalama Knocks Off Napavine at LCC
By The Chronicle
LONGVIEW — Napavine committed five errors against Kalama here on Wednesday as the Chinooks took full advantage in a 12-4 win in a Central 2B League baseball game at David Story Field.
Seth Butler started on the mound for the Tigers and threw 2 ⅓ innings, allowing three hits and five runs, although none of those runs were earned. He also had two walks and two strikeouts while helping his own cause at the plate with a hit, RBI, run and a walk.
Ben Woodrum was 2-for-3 with a run and a walk and Jacob Crisp had a double and an RBI.
“We got a lot to clean up. Defensively, we didn’t play very well,” Napavine coach Brian Demarest said. “We gave up a lot of unearned runs. It’s too bad we had to come out and play a league game right off the bat.”
Kalama’s Brennon Vance was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and two RBI’s, and helped his own cause on the mound, throwing three innings while allowing one earned run on five hits with three strikeouts.
Shayden Jones was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI’s.
The Tigers got on the board first with Crisp’s double bringing home Woodrum in the top of the second for a 1-0 lead. Napavine added two more runs in the top of the third. Butler hit a single to bring home Braiden Osborn and Landon Dahl knocked in Laythan Demarest for a 3-0 lead.
Kalama woke up in the bottom of the third, scoring five runs on three errors to take the lead. The Chinooks added three runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth to put the game away for good.
“Braiden Osborn swung the bat well in his first varsity playing time. I thought our pitchers did a good job of throwing strikes,” Demarest said. “They battled, that was nice to see, it will give us something to build off of.”
Napavine (0-1) hosts Elma on Thursday in a non-league game.
Loggers Drop Ducks
TOUTLE — Onalaska rode their pitching to a Central 2B League victory over the Ducks by a score of 6-2 here on Wednesday.
Cody Cooper earned the win on the mound for the Loggers with seven strikeouts and no runs allowed over three innings. Matt Kurzeika started the game with 2 ⅓ scoreless innings and Tristen Lawrence closed things out with five strikeouts over 1 ⅔ innings. The Loggers’ pitching staff logged 15 strikeouts total.
“The big thing is our pitchers are working ahead in the count and not wasting a lot of pitches,” said Onalaska coach Rocky Stanley. “I’m real happy with the defense. We still left too many guys on base but we’ll get there.”
Helping to clear some of those runners off the base paths were Carter Whitehead, AJ Volk, Cooper and Lawrence. Whitehead and Lawrence were both 2-3 with an RBI while Cooper and Volk each tallied a hit and two RBI’s.
Ridge Moss started the game on the mound for Toutle Lake before getting replaced in the fourth inning.
“I’m pretty happy after two ball games really. They are a veteran group and they’ve done good,” said Stanley. “But it doesn’t get any easier from here. We could finish anywhere from first to fifth in this league.”
Onalaska (2-0) will host Kalama on Friday at 3 p.m. in a C2BL game.
Adna Sails Past Toledo
TOLEDO — Camden Ryan pitched a complete game and allowed just one hit to lead Adna to a 10-1 win over Toledo in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Wednesday.
Ryan allowed one unearned run with 11 strikeouts and one walk.
At the plate, Adna’s Chance Fay was 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI and Matthew Scheuber had a double, two runs and an RBI.
Levi Gates had two hits and a run and Bryce Lollar also had two hits with a run for the Pirates.
Toledo’s Matt Stavig had the only hit for Toledo and an RBI, bringing home Hunter Eaton for the only run of the game.
Toledo took a 1-0 lead after one inning but Adna answered in the top of the second with two runs to take the lead. The Pirates scored four runs in the fourth inning to pull away and added two runs in each the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.
Adna (1-0) travels to Castle Rock on Thursday for a non-league game while Toledo (0-1) will travel to Rainier on Thursday for a C2BL game.
Note: A Central 2B league baseball game that began on Wednesday in between Morton-White Pass and Mossyrock was postponed due to weather. That game is scheduled to resume at 4 p.m. on Thursday in Morton.
LOGGERS 6, DUCKS 2
Onalaska 012 300 0 — 6 8 2
Toutle Lake 000 000 2 — 2 4 2
Batteries: Onalaska — Kurzeika, Cooper (3), T. Lawrence (6) and Haight; Toutle Lake — Moss, Cox (4) and Grabenhorst
PIRATES 10, INDIANS 1
Adna 020 422 X — 10 11 1
Toledo 100 000 X — 1 1 3
Batteries: Adna — Camden Ryan and Cole Fay; Toledo — Hunter Holmes, Ryan Bloomstrom (2), Jesse Towns (4), Matt Stavig (5), Kaden Sellards (5), Bryce Marcil (6) and Matt Stavig, Holmes (4)
CHINOOKS 12, TIGERS 4
Napavine 012 000 1 — 4 7 5
Kalama 005 034 X — 12 10 1
Batteries: Napavine — Seth Butler, Laythan Demarest (3), Ben Woodrum (6) and Tristan Ellison; Kalama — Brennon Vance, Derek Davidson (4), Bradey Vance (6), Chase Staup (7) and Hayden Wilson