Weekend College Softball: Centralia Breaks Loose at the RAC
By The Chronicle
LACEY — The Trailblazers got back on the right side of .500 here this weekend with three wins in a diverse set of non-conference softball games.
Centralia College defeated Everett College in their first game by a score of 13-1 before doubling down against Olympic College with an 8-7 victory. No box score or additional details were available for the first contest.
In the second affair Centralia took a 1-0 lead in the first inning and pushed that out to a 3-0 advantage after three innings. Olympic battled back with three runs in the fourth and two runs in the fifth. The Rangers added two more runs in the seventh inning but not before the Blazers doused the Rangers’ hopes with a five-run seventh inning of their own.
Jamie Carlson led the way for Centralia with a home run, a double, and three RBI. McKenna Smith also smacked a homerun of the two-run variety. Maddie Thompson and Shelby Levang added doubles to the Blazers tally. Dakota Brooks drove in the first run of the game with a single in the first inning before Levang, and Olson each tallied an RBI of their own.
Brooks put in most of her work in the hurler’s circle with a complete game effort that spaced out 10 hits and seven earned runs. She also notched seven strikeouts along the way.
On Sunday the Blazers opened up with a game against Spokane College but a final outcome was not available. Centralia then faced Skagit Valley College in the afternoon and came away with a bat rattling 21-3 win in five innings.
The Blazers knocked out 20 hits in the five inning victory. Britzy Hockett, Olivia Dean, Brooks, and Alyssa Jorgensen all tallied three hits apiece for Centralia. Smith, Gleasman, Levang, and Jayden Benson all added two hits each.
What’s more, Dean, Brooks, Smith, and Gleasman all deposited balls over the fence for homeruns. Brooks, who pitched a complete game, helped herself out with a game-high five RBI’s while Dean, Smith and Gleasman each brought in three runners with their bats.
In five innings of work Brooks scattered seven hits and three earned runs.
Centralia (4-3) will host Clark College for a double header on Saturday beginning at noon.
BLAZERS 8, RANGERS 7
Centralia 102 000 5 — 8 10 0
Olympic 000 320 2 — 7 10 1
Batteries: Centralia — Dakota Brooks and Jamie Carlson; Olympic — Kyler Tsukada and Mechelle Nisbet
BLAZERS 21, CARDINALS 2 (5 inn.)
Skagit Valley 030 000 X — 3 7 2
Centralia 3412 2XX X — 21 20 0
Batteries: Skagit Valley — Morgan Brown and Lauren Admiston; Centralia — Dakota Brooks and Jamie Carlson