2B Softball: Titans Record Two Perfect Games Against Winlock
By The Chronicle
PE ELL — Pe Ell-Willapa Valley recorded two straight perfect games, and PWV coach Ken Olson earned career win No. 300 as the Titans won 15-0 and 20-0 over Winlock in Central 2B League softball action here Monday.
Dakota Brooks struck out seven batters en route to a three-inning perfect game in the opener. Kamryn Adkins was 3 for 3 with an RBI, and Grace Hodel was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs. Kaitlyn McGough was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs, and Railey Smith had a triple and an RBI. Brooks helped out her own cause at the plate, going 2 for 2 with a triple.
“They didn’t have a runner reach first. (Brooks) threw solid,” Olson said. “We really did well at the plate, we hit the ball really hard. It was good to see coming out of the gate; first game, and the kids were ready.”
The win was career win No. 300 for Olson.
“I’ve had some awfully good players over the years. It’s a credit to them,” Olson said. “You just guide them along. The players get you wins. It tells you that I’ve been around a long time.”
Game 2 was more of the same, as Adkins picked up the perfect game on the mound for PWV.
At the plate, Sid Pollard was 2 for 2 with an RBI and a triple. Brittany Patrick was 2 for 2 with a single and triple and Grace Hodel had a home run and a single.
Katie Adkins was 2 for 2 with an RBI and Abby Hodel was 2 for 2 with a double and three runs.
“It was a good chance to get out of the dirt, both pitchers threw well,” Olson said. “I thought Grace (Hodel) caught two solid games behind the plate. I can’t say enough about our offense. Almost everything we hit was hard. All we ask of the kids is to put the ball in play as much as you can. Those hard shots are hard to field.”
PWV (2-0) hits the road to face Toledo in a doubleheader on Wednesday, while Winlock (0-4) hosts Onalaska the same day.
Pirates Sweep Toledo in 6 Innings to Open Season
ADNA — The Pirates’ first live action of the season was brief, but productive.
Adna put away Toledo, 16-0 and 23-2, in a pair of three-inning Central 2B League softball games here Monday, pounding out 21 hits on the afternoon.
“Because of the weather, we’ve been camped inside the gym,” first-year Pirate coach Ron Aguirre said. “They’ve just been so full of anxiety to get that first game underway, so today they were just so full of enthusiasm and energy, they didn’t need much coaching.”
Jenikka Poppe tossed a three-inning, one-hit shutout in the opener with six strikeouts, and freshman Skye Snow allowed three hits to get the win in Game 2.
Darian Humphrey led the way at the plate, going 4 for 5 over the course of the doubleheader with six RBIs, six runs scored and a pair of walks.
“Even though the weather was not real nice, our fans were there and some parents and some administrators, so we had a good show of support,” Aguirre said.
Adna (2-0) is scheduled to play a doubleheader at Kalama on Tuesday.
Toutle Lake Sweeps MWP
TOUTLE — Defending state champion Toutle Lake picked up right where it left off, earning 11-1 and 14-4 wins over Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League doubleheader here on Monday.
In Game 1, MWP led 1-0 after two innings. Toutle Lake then scored two runs in the third inning, and broke the game open with eight in the fourth to take a commanding lead and eventually shorten the game to five innings.
Taylor Hazen, Hannah Smathers and Emmalee Hazen were each 2 for 3 at the plate for MWP. Zoe McCoy, Molly Miller and Tymbre Townsend each added a hit for the Timberwolves.
“We hit the ball hard tonight and put the ball in play,” MWP coach Rob Hazen said. “We were right in it in the third, in the fourth they blew it wide open. Zoe ran out of gas, but I thought we hit well.”
In Game 2, Toutle Lake scored at least one run in each of the five innings to earn the win.
MWP’s Carly King and Smathers were each 2 for 3 at the plate. Shaylee Peters, Chloe Goble, McCoy and Miller each recorded a hit for the Timberwolves.
“They’re well coached, they hit the ball well,” Hazen said. “We’re a young group, we put the ball in play against a high caliber team like that. It got out of hand in the fourth and fifth. They’re a real good team.”
MWP (2-2, 2-2) travels to Onalaska on Thursday for a jamboree with the Loggers and Toutle Lake.
At Pe Ell
TITANS 15, CARDINALS 0
Winlock 000 — 0 0 5
Pe Ell-WV 465 — 15 12 0
Batteries: Winlock — Squibb and Dunlap; Pe Ell-Willapa Valley — Dakota Brooks and Grace Hodel
At Pe Ell
TITANS 20, CARDINALS 0
Winlock 000 — 0 0 1
Pe Ell-WV (12)8X — 20 15 0
Batteries: Winlock — N/A; PWV — Kamryn Adkins and Grace Hodel
DUCKS 11, TIMBERWOLVES 1
Morton-WP 010 00 — 1 9 X
Toutle Lake 002 81 — 11 10 X
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Zoe McCoy and Taylor Nilius, Hannah Smathers (5); Toutle Lake — N/A
DUCKS 14, TIMBERWOLVES 4
Morton-WP 040 00 — 4 8 X
Toutle Lake 421 25 — 14 11 X
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Zoe McCoy and Hannah Smathers; Toutle Lake — Ashlynn Dean and K. Redmill