Monday’s 2B Baseball: Wet Win for Napavine Over Toledo
C2BL: Tigers Top Toledo 9-4; Adna, Winlock, Toutle Lake, Wahkiakum Pick Up League Wins
TOLEDO — Napavine scored four runs in the fourth inning to push past Toledo, 9-4, in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Monday.
Napavine’s Ben Woodrum was 3 for 5 with a double and four RBIs, while Wyatt Stanley drew five intentional walks for the Tigers.
Toledo’s Hunter Eaton was 2 for 2 with a walk and a run.
Sam Fagerness got the win for the Tigers, allowing three runs with five strikeouts in four innings. Stanley earned the save, striking out the side in the seventh.
“I think our swings looked a little bit better tonight than they have in the other game that we had,” Napavine coach Brian Demarest said. “Defensively, we made the plays we needed to make. If we limited the amount of walks, I’d of been a lot more happy with what we had.”
The defending State 2B champion Indians took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second, but the Tigers answered right back in the top of the third as Woodrum hit a two-run double.
Napavine added four more runs in the fourth inning, but Toledo answered in the bottom of the frame with two runs to cut the lead to 6-3. The Indians added another run in the bottom of the fifth, but Napavine pulled away late.
“In this wet weather, it’s hard to pitch,” Demarest said. “Stuff sticking to your feet, it’s all over the place.”
Toledo showed improvement over its loss to Adna last week, but not enough to pick up a win.
“Adna is a tough team, Napavine is a tough team. They’re a heck of a ball club. They are going to score some runs and I thought we kept them kind of at bay today,” Toledo coach Jeff Davis said. “We had an opportunity, we gave ourselves a chance to win this game a couple different times.”
The Indians also had two costly errors, both of which led to runs for the Tigers.
“We had some dropped fly balls, had some bad throws in the infield, some growing pains I think,” Davis said. “I think we’re a little flat-footed in some cases. We’ve got to clean that up, there’s no question. Too many balls that dropped that we should have caught, and plays we should have made but we didn’t.”
Napavine (2-0, 2-0) travels to face Wahkiakum Tuesday, while Toledo (0-2, 0-2) hosts Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Wednesday.
Cardinals Rally Past PWV Late
PE ELL — Winlock rallied with three runs in the top of the seventh for a come-from-behind win over Pe Ell-Willapa Valley in C2BL baseball action here Monday.
Zach Weinert, Wyatt Dean, Anthony Clevenger and Chase Miller all hit singles in the top of the seventh to help the Cardinals pull ahead.
“We got on base and guys hit them in,” Winlock coach Scott Weinert said. “It was a great effort. I’m proud of how the team came back.”
Clevenger finished 3 for 4 and drove in three runs, while Weinert was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Dean went 1 for 3 and scored twice.
Dean pitched the first three innings, then came back in the seventh to blank the Titans and record the save.
Tyson Nissell was 1 for 2 and scored twice for PWV, while Kaelin Jurek and Luke Gerow were both 1 for 3 with a run.
Cub Bair and Luke Gerow both pitched three innings for the Titans. Gerow, a freshman, threw well in his first varsity outing, according to coach Kelly Barnum.
“Winlock put the bat on the ball when they needed to,” Barnum added, “and we didn’t do as good of a job of that.”
Winlock (2-0) hosts Onalaska on Wednesday. PWV (0-1) plays at Toledo on Wednesday, hosts Toutle Lake on Thursday and is slated to finish a postponed game in Wahkiakum on Friday.
Ducks Too Much for MWP
TOUTLE — Zach Vetter kept Morton-White Pass in check for 4 2/3 innings and the Ducks picked up an 8-1 win over the Timberwolves here Monday in Central 2B League baseball action.
Vetter struck out seven and gave up two hits, with one walk, in his starting effort. Lincoln Kessler closed out the game, striking out five in 2 1/3 innings.
Gavyn Higdon, Kade Gillispie, Kaleb Rashoff and Tyler Birch each had hits for MWP.
Vetter helped his own cause at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs. The Ducks made the most of eight walks and led 7-0 after four innings.
“We actually played better, defensively, than we’ve been playing,” MWP coach Jeff Rashoff said. “We didn’t hit the ball very well, and our pitching kind of struggled. We walked a few guys.”
Morton-White Pass (0-2) is scheduled to host Mossyrock on Friday.
Mules Blank Ony 12-0
ONALASKA — The Loggers kept things close with Wahkiakum for five innings, but the Mules heated up to walk off with a 12-0 Central 2B League baseball win here Monday.
The Mules were up 2-0 with two outs in the top of the sixth inning, but a few walks and a three-run homer from Luke Brown highlighted a five-run effort. Terris Record then launched his own three-run shot in the seventh.
Kyle Trulson hit a double, and Kyle Wallace added the Loggers’ other hit.
Tristan Lawrence, who pitched the fourth and fifth innings for Onalaska, threw well, according to Logger coach Rocky Stanley.
James Anderson worked the first six innings for Wahkiakum, while Brown closed it out in the seventh.
Onalaska (0-2) plays at Winlock on Wednesday.
Adna Fends Off Mossyrock
ADNA — Adna and Mossyrock battled in soggy conditions here on Monday, and the Pirates’ two runs in the sixth inning helped lift them to a 3-1 win in Central 2B League baseball action.
Spencer Burdick recorded a double and a single for Adna, and Kord Senter was 2 for 4 for Mossyrock.
The game was dominated by pitching, as Preston Ashley struck out three in four innings, and Wes Wilson and Camden Ryan each pitched two innings and recorded three strikeouts.
The Pirates took the lead in the sixth, with a double and two walks loading the bases. Another walk brought home the go-ahead run and a passed ball brought in an insurance run.
“It was miserable playing conditions. Neither team did much offensively,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said. “The pitching for both teams was very good. The kids for the most part threw strikes. It was a tough day for baseball — muddy boxes, muddy mounds, muddy infield. It slowed the game down, but we were fortunate to have played and get a win.”
Adna (2-0) travels to face Kalama Tuesday, while Mossyrock (0-2, 0-2) hosts Rainier Tuesday.
TIGERS 9, INDIANS 4
Napavine 002 401 2 — 9 13 0
Toledo 010 210 0 — 4 4 2
Batteries: Napavine — Sam Fagerness, Jordan Purvis (5), Wyatt Stanley (7) and Dawson Stanley; Toledo — Dakota Robins, Dylan Hoiseck (3), Hunter Eaton (4), Cody Towns (4), Kyle Bauter (5), Jackson Kuzminsky (6) and Kuzminsky, Robins (6)
At Pe Ell
CARDINALS 6, TITANS 5
Winlock 101 100 3 — 6 8 3
Pe Ell-WV 001 202 0 — 5 4 3
Batteries: Winlock — Wyatt Dean, Brady Steveson (4), Tyler Cook (6), Dean (7) and Jake Anderson; Pe Ell-Willapa Valley — Cub Bair, Luke Gerow (4), Kaelin Jurek (7) and Jurek, Bair (7)
DUCKS 8, TIMBERWOLVES 1
Morton-WP 000 010 0 — 1 4 0
Toutle Lake 202 310 X — 8 7 2
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Gavyn Higdon, Kade Gillispie (3), Kaleb Rashoff (5) and Rashoff, Higdon (5); Toutle Lake — Zach Vetter, Lincoln Kessler (5) and N/A
MULES 12, LOGGERS 0
Wahkiakum 002 005 5 — 12 14 5
Onalaska 000 000 0 — 0 2 4
Batteries: Wahkiakum — James Anderson, Luke Brown (7) and Hank Ferguson; Onalaska — Matt Kurzeika, A.J. Volk (3), Tristan Lawrence (4), Jack Beck (6), Tanner McLean (7) and J.B. Beck, Ashton Haight (4), Beck (7)
PIRATES 3, VIKINGS 1
Mossyrock 001 000 0 — 1 3 1
Adna 100 002 0 — 3 5 2
Batteries: Mossyrock — Shriver, Fried (3), Couch (4), Stanley (6), Gootgeld (6) and Couch, Senter (4), Couch (6); Adna — Ryan, Ashley (3), Wilson (6) and Chilcoate