Thursday’s 2B Baseball: Adna Tops Toledo in Opener
By Matt Baide
ADNA — The Pirates scored six runs in the 5th inning, propelling Adna to an 8-0 win over Toledo in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Thursday.
Adna’s Spencer Burdick was 2 for 4 with a double, Chance Fay was 2 for 2 and Isaac Ingle hit a two-run home run. Toledo’s lone hit came from Dakota Robins, who singled in the fifth inning.
On the mound, Wes Wilson pitched four perfect innings while striking out seven for the Pirates, and Burdick came on in relief and allowed one hit while striking out five in three frames.
Robins and Dylan Hoiseck each had five strikeouts in two innings of work for Toledo.
Burdick got things going with an RBI double in the fifth, followed by a two-run double by Brady Collins. Ingle stepped up next and hit it to right-center field, with the ball bouncing off the top of the fence and over for a home run. Adna added one more in the inning to go on top 6-0.
The Pirates added two insurance runs in the sixth inning to pad the lead to 8-0, and Burdick took down the Indians in order in the top of the seventh to cap the victory.
Adna (1-0) travels to face Kalama on Tuesday, while Toledo (0-1) hosts Napavine Friday.
Napavine Combines for No Hitter in Win Over Mossyrock
NAPAVINE — Napavine’s Wyatt Stanley, Sam Fagerness and Jordan Purvis combined to throw a no-hitter, as the Tigers earned a 5-1 win over Mossyrock in a Central 2B League game here on Thursday.
Stanley picked up the win, pitching the first 1 ⅔ innings, followed by Fagerness pitching 3 ⅓ innings, and Purvis coming on in the 6th inning to close out the final two innings.
Stanley was also 2 for 4 at the plate with a run, three RBIs and a two-run homer in the first inning. Mac Fagerness was 2 for 3 with a run and Seth Butler was 1 for 2.
“I was really pleased with our pitching. I thought they threw strikes for the most part, they got a little loose on a few pitches but they did alright,” Napavine coach Brian Demarest said. “ I think we’ve got a lot of work in, but you can’t simulate pitchers that are changing speed and locations on you. We need live reps, and that’s what showed.”
Demarest mentioned Seth Butler, Mason Butler and Garrett Shannon all hit the ball well and did the little things that helped Napavine earn the win.
Napavine (1-0, 1-0) travels to face Toledo today in a C2BL matchup.
Morton-White Pass Drops Opener to Wahkiakum
CATHLAMET — The Timberwolves gave up nine runs in the 4th inning, falling to Wahkiakum 15-3 in a Central 2B League baseball matchup here on Thursday.
Kaleb Rashoff had two hits including a double, and Tyler Birch, Duece Kolb and Reid Worden each recorded a hit for MWP.
The Timberwolves went ahead 1-0 in the first inning on an RBI single from Worden. Wahkiakum added three runs in the top of the 3rd to take a 3-1 lead. MWP cut the lead to 3-2 after three innings, but the big 4th inning for the Mules pushed the lead to 12-3 after four innings. The Mules added three more runs in the 5th inning and closed the game in the bottom of the inning to earn the win.
“Except for one inning, we played OK,” MWP coach Jeff Rashoff said. “Most of those nine runs were caused by two easy errors. We need to cut down on walks from some of our pitching staff, but we didn’t do too bad. We were up early in the game, but we had some errors and some walks and it got out of hand quickly which baseball does.”
MWP (0-1, 0-1) travels to face Winlock in their next game. The game is scheduled for Saturday, but may be moved to today depending on weather conditions.
Toutle Lake Drops Onalaska in Opener
TOUTLE — The Ducks took an early lead on Onalaska and never looked back, defeating Onalaska 6-1 in a Central 2B League opening game here on Thursday.
Matt Kurzeika pitched 4 ⅓ innings in the loss. Kyle Hamilton had a double and Adrian Sanchez had a pinch hit single for the Loggers.
Toutle Lake scored in the second inning for a 1-0 lead. Onalaska tied the game in the top of the 5th, as a hit by pitch put Trace Lawrence on, and a stolen base and pass ball allowed Lawrence to score.
But Toutle Lake answered in the bottom of the inning with five runs to take the lead for good.
The Loggers had four costly errors in the loss.
“Not bad for the first ball game. For the conditions, it wasn’t bad,” Onalaska coach Rocky Stanley said. “We had four errors and they all cost us runs. In this league, when you have to get four or five outs, you’re in trouble with anybody.”
Onalaska (0-1, 0-1) hosts Kalama today in a C2BL contest.
PIRATES 8, INDIANS 0
Toledo 000 000 0 — 0 1 2
Adna 000 062 X — 8 8 0
Batteries: Toledo — Dakota Robins, Dylan Hoiseck (3), Jackson Kuzminsky (5), Gannon Madill (5) and Kuzminsky, Robins (5); Adna — Wes Wilson, Spencer Burdick (5) and Derek Chilcoate
TIGERS 5, VIKINGS 1
Mossyrock 000 001 0 — 1 0 1
Napavine 220 100 X — 5 6 1
Batteries: Mossyrock — Schriver, Senter (2), Fried (4), Couch (5), E. Gootgeld (6) and Couch, Senter (5); Napavine — Wyatt Stanley 1 ⅔, Sam Fagerness (2) 3 1/3, Jordan Purvis (6) and Dawson Stanley
MULES 15, TIMBERWOLVES 3
Wahkiakum 003 93 — 15 10 3
MWP 101 10 — 3 5 2
Batteries: Wahkiakum — Anderson, Brown (5) and Ferguson; MWP — Kaleb Rashoff, Gavyn Higdon (4), Tyler Birch (4), Brayden Webb (5) and Higdon, Rashoff (4)
DUCKS 6, LOGGERS 1
Onalaska 000 010 0 — 1 3 4
Toutle Lake 010 050 X — 6 5 0
Batteries: Onalaska — Matt Kurzeika, Tristan Lawrence (5) and Jack Beck; Toutle — Vetter and Keaton