Wednesday’s Prep Softball: Centralia Powers Past Tenino
By The Chronicle
TENINO — Eight runs in the second inning — which included two home runs — lifted the Tigers to a 19-6 win over Tenino in nonleague softball action here on Wednesday.
McKenna Smith was 2 for 4 with a double and a home run to lead the Tigers’ work at the plate, while Sophie Duffy added the other homer.
“We caught on fire there in the second inning,” Centralia coach Mike McDonald said. “We strung a bunch together and we hit the ball hard. We had two home runs, and that really gets everybody going.”
Hannah Porter was 2 for 5 with two doubles and three runs, and Taylor Powell was 2 for 2 with a double, two walks and three runs for the Tigers.
Tenino’s Felicia Gubbe was 3 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI, and Katie Snyder was 1 for 2 with a double, walk and a run in the Beavers’ first game of the season.
“It was very nice to be able to play a game,” Tenino coach KaTrina Haupert said. “The girls did great, though. They had great attitudes here and they are excited for the season and that’s what I’m excited for.”
Centralia led 3-2 after the first inning before breaking the game open. Tenino responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning to cut the lead to 11-4, but the Tigers added two in the fourth and six in the fifth inning to shorten the game to five innings.
“I wish the defense would have tightened up a little bit,” McDonald said, “but all in all, a pretty decent effort.”
Tenino had chances to stay in the game, but a combination of six errors and a handful of runners stranded on base doomed the Beavers.
“Those key hits that we did have— that were awesome — we just need to be able to string them together a little bit more and button that up,” Haupert said. “We left a lot of girls on base this game. It might be more of a coaching thing; I might need to tweak the batting lineup a little bit because it’s the first time I’ve seen the girls in a lineup on the field, so I think that’s more me than them.”
Centralia (2-0) travels to face Timberline Thursday at the RAC in Lacey in a nonleague contest. Tenino (0-1) travels to play Castle Rock Thursday, also in a nonleague matchup.
Bearcats Crush Bears
LACEY — W.F. West’s bats were hot on Wednesday, accumulating 14 hits against Olympia in a 14-1 win in five innings of nonleague action.
Freshman Paetynn Lopez was 2 for 3 with her first varsity home run, and Olivia Dean was 2 for 4 with a double. Kyndra Haller was 3 for 5, Ashlee Vadala was 3 for 5 with a double and Kindra Davis was 2 for 3 at the plate for the Bearcats.
Vadala, Kim Frazier and Abby Duffy combined to allow six hits without a walk in the circle.
“The pitchers just trying to hit spots and let their defense play,” W.F. West coach Mike Keen said. “The defense did a good job behind them. The bats came alive today, for sure.”
The Bearcats led 1-0 after one inning, but scored five in the second and six in the third to break the game open.
W.F. West (2-1) hosts Aberdeen Monday to open league play.
Onalaska Sweeps Doubleheader With Winlock
WINLOCK — Onalaska earned two wins here over Winlock on Wednesday, defeating the Cardinals 16-5 and 10-2 in a Central 2B League matchup.
The first game was shortened to five innings, as Onalaska scored eight runs in the 3rd inning and tallied up 15 hits in the victory.
Adalee Sabin was 2 for 5 and Olivia Mitten was 3 for 4 at the plate for the Lady Loggers. Hannah Randall was 1 for 3 for the Cardinals.
Amy Henderson pitched a complete game for Onalaska in the win.
In Game 2, Onalaska scored five runs in the first and racked up 14 hits to earn the win.
Cheleena Squibb was 2 for 3 for the Cardinals.
Dusty Glenn pitched all seven innings to get the win.
Winlock didn’t earn a win, but coach Chantel Nelson has noticed significant improvement in her team throughout the first four games of the season.
“They started playing to more of their potential which is why I think the second game was a little closer game,” Nelson said. “We’re getting there. One thing that was hard today was baserunning errors. They’re still learning when to run, when to run back, when to not run. They are starting to get more comfortable and seeing where they need to be in situations.”
Winlock (0-4) travels to face Adna Thursday in a C2BL doubleheader, while Onalaska (2-3, 2-2 league) hosts Kalama Monday.
TIGERS 19, BEAVERS 6
Centralia 380 26 — 19 13 1
Tenino 220 20 — 6 6 6
Batteries: Centralia — Tayler Bailey, Aspen Lilly (2) and Hannah Porter; Tenino — Felicia Gubbe and Katie Snyder
BEARCATS 14, BEARS 1
W.F. West 156 02 — 14 14 2
Olympia 000 01 — 1 6 3
Batteries: W.F. West — Ashlee Vadala, Kim Frazier (3), Abby Duffy (4) and Davis; Olympia — Blevens, Anderson (4) and Bodin
LOGGERS 16, CARDINALS 5
Onalaska 158 02 — 16 15 4
Winlock 003 02 — 5 4 2
Batteries: Onalaska — Amy Henderson and Haylie Howard; Winlock — Jenna Jones and Cheleena Squibb
LOGGERS 10, CARDINALS 2
Onalaska 500 210 2 — 10 14 5
Winlock 000 010 1 — 2 5 2
Batteries: Onalaska — Dusty Glenn and Haylie Howard; Winlock — Jenna Jones and Cheleena Squibb