Weekend Prep Baseball: Tigers Top Seaside, Hockinson for Seaside Tournament Title
By The Chronicle
SEASIDE, ORE. — The Tigers defended their Seaside Tournament Title this weekend, defeating Seaside in the semifinals on Saturday before taking down Hockinson on Sunday to capture the tournament title in non-league baseball action.
On Saturday, the Tigers took down host Seaside 4-2. Jeremy Wood started on the mound and had 10 strikeouts in six innings of work.
“For the most part, he struggled a little bit with his command in the second. Other than that, he was around the plate,” Centralia coach Rex Ashmore said. “At times, he was dominant. For his first time out of the year, to go six innings, pretty impressive.”
Each team scored a run in the first inning. Centralia took the lead for good in the third inning with the bases loaded and two out, Seaside’s shortstop made a throwing error that allowed two runs to score followed by a Chris Kirner single to score the third run of the inning.
Seaside scored a run in the sixth inning but couldn’t close the gap for a comeback.
“We didn’t make good adjustments at the plate. We were lucky we were able to come out with the victory,” Ashmore said.
On Sunday, Centralia defeated Hockinson 15-7 in five innings. Wood was 2-for-4 and Robbie Aldrick was 4-for-4 with two RBIs.
Zack Rone was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and Bayden Teitzel was 2-for-3 with an inside the park grand slam and five RBIs for Centralia.
The Tigers plated eight runs in the first inning before adding four runs in the second inning to pull away for good.
Centralia tallied 13 hits in the game and committed just one error.
“I thought it was the perfect tournament for us. We’re breaking in a lot of young kids into our starting lineup,” Ashmore said. “To play three games in three days in amazing weather, I couldn’t be more pleased with where we’re at right now. We have a lot of work to do and don’t have a set lineup per se. Moving forward, a lot of guys showed some good things and we have 14, 15 guys battling for a spot.”
Centralia (4-0) hosts Ridgefield in the home opener at Wheeler Field on Friday in a non-league baseball game.
Bearcats Top North Kitsap for Invitational Championship
RIDGEFIELD — W.F. West had the bats working while three pitchers combined for a shutout in a 9-0 win over North Kitsap in the championship game of the Southwest Washington 2A Invitational baseball tournament on Saturday.
Tanner Vaughn started on the mound and had six strikeouts and one walks. Daniel Fagerness came on in relief and struck out five and Austin Johnson pitched the seventh with a strikeout.
At the plate, Brock Jones collected three hits including a 2-run home run in the fourth and Leandre Gaines also had three hits, including a solo home run back-to-back with Jones’ home run. Max Taylor also had two hits for the Bearcats.
“It was a really good weekend. The pitching staff did a really nice job of throwing strikes all weekend,” W.F. West coach Bryan Bullock said. “Three games in three days, we knew we had to throw strikes to make it through our pitching staff on short pitch counts and they did a nice job of that. Friday and Saturday, we started swinging the bats like I know we’re capable of.”
The Bearcats scored five runs in the fourth inning before plating two runs in the fifth and sixth innings to secure the win.
Gaines was named the tournament MVP and Jones and Vaughn were named to the all-tournament team.
W.F. West (3-0) hosts Montesano on Tuesday in a non-league game.
Tenino Comes Up Short Against North Mason
TENINO — The Beavers’ Alex Bratton and Ryan Deoskey had solid outings on the mound, but it wasn’t enough as North Mason earned a 2-1 win in a non-league baseball game here on Saturday.
Logan Brewer was 2-for-2 with a run and Bratton helped his own cause on the mound with a hit and an RBI. Bratton started on the mound and threw the first five innings, allowing just one run.
North Mason scored in the third inning for a 1-0 lead, but Tenino was able to tie the game in the sixth, with Bratton laying down a squeeze bunt to bring home Brewer.
The Bulldogs scored a run in the top of the seventh to regain the lead and held off Tenino in the bottom of the inning.
Tenino struck out 14 times against North Mason.
“Every single game, we’ve come out super flat. We don’t score until the fifth or sixth. The first four, we’re just hanging out,” Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser said. “Hopefully we’ll get that turned around and figure out how to play in the beginning of the game.”
Titans Split with Seagulls
RAYMOND — Pe Ell-Willapa Valley dominated the first game but Raymond rebounded to win the second game to split a Pacific 2B League baseball doubleheader here on Saturday.
It was all Titans in a 14-1 win in the first game. Hunter Hoke pitched all six innings, allowing seven hits and one walk with no earned runs and five strikeouts.
Kollin Jurek was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs and a RBI and Donnie Ward was 2-for-4 with a run and RBI. Frank Roonsburg was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and a RBI and Max Smith was 2-for-2 with three runs, three walks and a RBI. Hudson Barnum had two hits, a run and a RBI for PWV.
The Titans scored a run in the first before three runs in the second inning. PWV added a run in each inning, capped off by a seven-run sixth inning to complete the win.
Raymond won Game 2, 7-5. Smith was 2-for-4 with two runs, a RBI and a walk and Roonsburg had a double, two RBIs, a run and a walk. Carson Cox added two hits and a run for the Titans.
Raymond led 3-2 after two innings, but the Titans gained the lead with three runs in the fifth inning. The Seagulls responded with four runs in the sixth inning and held off PWV in the seventh.
PWV (1-2, 1-1) hosts Ocosta on Saturday in a P2BL doubleheader.
BULLDOGS 2, BEAVERS 1
North Mason 001 000 1 — 2 6 0
Tenino 000 001 0 — 1 3 5
Batteries: North Mason — Kimball and Shumaker; Tenino — Alex Bratton, Ryan Deoskey (6) and Karl Hisaw
TITANS 14, SEAGULLS 1
Pe Ell-WV 131 117 — 14 14 3
Raymond 000 001 —1 7 1
Batteries: PWV — Hunter Hoke and Kollin Jurek; Raymond — Enslow, Gunderson (3), Crawford (5) and Stephens
SEAGULLS 7, TITANS 5
Pe Ell-WV 020 030 0 — 5 9 2
Raymond 030 004 X — 7 4 0
Batteries: PWV — Kobe Hoffman, Luke Gerow (2) and Kollin Jurek; Raymond — Jordan, Hamlin (4), Stephens (4) and Stephens, Jordan (5)
BEARCATS 9, VIKINGS 0
North Kitsap 000 000 0 — 0 2 2
W.F. West 000 522 X — 9 12 2
Batteries: North Kitsap — Tucker, Schmidt (4), Hayden (6) and Richardson; W.F. West — Tanner Vaughn, Daniel Fagerness (5), Austin Johnson (7) and Reynolds, Douglass (6)
TIGERS 4, SEAGULLS 2
Centralia 103 000 0 — 4 6 2
Seaside 100 001 0 — 2 4 2
Batteries: Centralia — Jeremy Wood, Cameron Cabrera (7) and Cameron Erickson; Seaside — Thompson, Meyer (3) and Teubner
TIGERS 15, HAWKS 7
Hockinson 013 21 — 7 5 3
Centralia 841 2X — 15 13 1
Batteries: Hockinson — Warner, Niehaus (3) and Williams; Centralia — Cameron Cabrera, Joey Unger (4) and Cameron Erickson