Wednesday’s Prep Baseball: Tenino Tops North Mason

Tenino pitcher Blake Gubbe delivers during a nonleague game at North Mason on Wednesday. (Ron Quinn / Quinn Sport Photo)

Tenino Tops North Mason

BELFAIR — Tenino’s Blake Gubbe threw a complete game four-hitter to lead the Beavers to a 5-3 win over North Mason in a nonleague baseball game here on Wednesday.

Gubbe threw 84 pitches in the win.

“He got in a groove. It was awesome to see him come out and throw a ton of strikes and they played great defense behind him,” Tenino coach Conner Hogue said.
Logan Brewer was 2 for 4 with an RBI, Jace Griffis was 2 for 4 with two runs and Karl Hisaw was 2 for 3 with an RBI.

Tenino opened the game with a run in the first inning, but North Mason answered with a two runs in the bottom of the first for a 2-1 lead after one.

The Beavers tied the game with a run in the third inning, but North Mason regained the lead with a run in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Tenino added two runs in the sixth inning to take the lead and sealed the win with a run in the seventh.

Hogue noted a diving catch from Hisaw in the seventh inning to help fend off North Mason in the seventh inning.

“It was a lot better than Saturday. We had two good practices, our mental focus was there,” Hogue said. “We made some adjustments at the plate. They were a great baseball team, it was nice to see us respond well and come out and get a win.”

Tenino (1-1-1) travels to face Chimacum on Saturday for a doubleheader, starting at noon in Chimacum.


Bearcats Beat Kelso 6-1 in Extra Innings

KELSO — The offense didn’t wake up until the eighth inning, but the Bearcats’ pitching kept them in the game the whole way.

W.F. West scored five runs in the top of the eighth frame and Brock Jones got three strikeouts in the bottom of the extra inning to secure a 6-1 nonleague baseball win here Wednesday.

Nole Wollan doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Drew Reynolds in the fourth inning for the Bearcats’ first run, though Kelso knotted things up in the bottom of the fourth.

Wollan scored the go-ahead run in the eighth on a single from LeAndre Gaines. Jones, who doubled in the eighth, scored on a ground ball from Reynolds, and Guerrero added a two-run double in the final inning.

“We hit the ball hard in the first seven innings but didn’t have a lot to show for it,” W.F. West coach Bryan Bullock said. “We lined out four times and hit into a couple double plays. We had chances. We were hitting the ball hard and in the eighth, we finally broke through.”

Gaines finished 3 for 3, Wollan was 2 for 2 and Guerrero went 2 for 5 and struck out six over the first three innings. Daniel Fagerness threw four innings of relief, fanning three and walking two, and Jones closed out the game.

“I thought we played with a lot more intensity tonight,” Bullock said. “We got off to a good start with Tyson on the mound. I was happy with our effort at beginning.”

W.F. West (1-2) plays at home for the first time this season against Montesano on Friday in a nonleague game.


Napavine Hangs On to Defeat Elma

NAPAVINE — Elma scored five runs in the seventh inning but it wasn’t enough as Napavine held on for an 8-7 win in a nonleague baseball game here on Wednesday.

Ben Woodrum was 2 for 2 at the plate with two runs and two RBIs for the Tigers. Levi Gates added three runs and Garret Shannon had a double and a run.

Seth Butler got the start on the mound and pitched four innings, allowing two runs on six hits with two strikeouts and a walk.

“We played OK, played loose and pretty well until that last inning. We’re still young and still trying to learn how to win,” Napavine coach Brian Demarest said. “Hopefully one of these days, we’ll figure that out. I’m pretty happy with the way we played. We played good defense behind our pitchers.”

Napavine scored three runs in the first and third innings and added two more runs in the fourth for an 8-2 lead. Elma had the tying run on base in the seventh after, but Jake Darden was able to get the final out with a flyout to centerfield to earn the win.

Napavine (2-1) travels to Mossyrock on Friday for a Central 2B League game.


Morton-White Pass Fends Off Winlock

WINLOCK — Morton-White Pass began the season here on Wednesday with a win, defeating Winlock 4-2 in a Central 2B League baseball game.

Winlock’s Tyler Cook threw a complete game, allowing just two hits and three earned runs in a loss.

“He’s a real workhorse. He’s the only kid to throw over 100 pitches in the first week, a real testament to how hard he worked in the offseason,” Winlock coach Jordan Nailon said. “I could tell he felt good. His offspeed was still working, he probably deserved the win.”

Anthony Clevenger was 2 for 3 with a double and two runs for the Cardinals.

Morton-White Pass started the game with two runs in the first inning and added another in the third inning for a 3-0 lead. Winlock got a run on the board in the fourth inning and each team notched a run in the sixth inning.

Winlock had the tying run come to the plate in the seventh inning, but couldn’t convert in the end.

“It was a good first time. We’re really inexperienced, a lot of guys first varsity baseball game,” Nailon said. “The first inning was rough. At the plate, we were a little overmatched. They got the butterflies out composed themselves and realized they’re real varsity players.”

Nailon noted the performance of MWP’s Kaleb Rashoff on the mound, pitching three innings and earning the win.

Winlock (0-1, 0-1) hosts Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Friday in a C2BL game while MWP (1-0, 1-0) hits the road to face Wahkiakum on Friday in Cathlamet.


At North Mason


Tenino           101 002 1 — 5 9 2
North Mason 200 010 0 — 3 4 2

Batteries: Tenino — Blake Gubbe and Miles Cannon; North Mason — Kimball, Deardorff (7) and Collins


At Napavine

Elma         010 100 5 — 7 11 3

Napavine 303 200 X — 8 9 2

Batteries: Elma — Swint, Coonse (2), Aho (3), Shriver (5) and N/A; Napavine — Butler, Darden (5) and Stanley


At Kelso


W.F. West 000 100 05 — 6 8 1

Kelso 000 100 00 — 1 5 4

Batteries: W.F. West — Tyson Guerrero, Daniel Fagerness (4), Brock Jones (8) and Drew Reynolds; Kelso — Whitright, Roberts (5), Rader (8) and Bergonzine


At Winlock


Winlock 000 101 0 — 2 3 2

Morton-WP 201 001 X — 4 2 1

Batteries: Winlock — Tyler Cook and Anthony Clevenger; Morton-White Pass — Rashoff, Higdon (4), Birch (5), Webb (7) and N/A



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