Thursday’s Prep Baseball Roundup: W.F. West Clobbers Aberdeen
By The Chronicle
LACEY — Dakota Hawkins struck out 11 and gave up one run over six innings in W.F. West’s 7-1 win over Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball game here on Thursday.
Hawkins picked up the win allowed three hits to get the win, while Brock Jones came in and struck out two batters to close out the game.
Tysen Paul was 2 for 4 with a home run, a double and two RBIs, and Hawkins scored two runs.
W.F. West scored three runs in the third to take a lead. Aberdeen cut the lead to 3-1 after the fourth inning, but the Bearcats added a run in the fifth and sealed the win with three more runs in the seventh.
W.F. West (3-1, 1-0) hosts Tumwater Friday at 4:30 p.m. in an EvCo matchup.
Rochester Drops Doubleheader to Tumwater
TUMWATER — The Thunderbirds earned two wins over the Warriors here on Thursday, as Tumwater won 5-0 and 17-6 in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball doubleheader.
The first game was a pitching duel, as Ethan Worden pitched all seven innings for the Warriors, allowing five runs on nine hits in the loss.
“Ethan did a good job of keeping us in the ballgame,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said.
“He pitched well enough to get the win. We just couldn’t get any base hits.”
Logan Chase pitched a complete game for Tumwater, allowing no runs and just one hit to Brayden Snyder in the seventh inning to break up the no-hitter.
“We struck out nine times in that game. You get 21 outs, you don’t make the defense work on 9 of them? We’ve got to get better at that,” Quarnstrom said. “We had some good at-bats, we’ve got to find a way to put the ball in play.”
The Warriors started off the second game strong, taking a 5-1 lead after two innings. But the Thunderbirds scored seven runs in the fourth, helped out by some Rochester errors, and nine runs in the fifth to end the game after five innings.
Snyder had an RBI double and Cole Winthrop also had an RBI double for the Warriors.
“The bats came to life a little more in the second game, that’s positive. We just couldn’t sustain it on the defensive side of things,” Quarnstrom said.
Rochester (1-3, 0-2) plays Friday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma against Black Hills at 7 p.m. in an EvCo matchup.
Adna Crushes Wahkiakum
ADNA — Spencer Burdick threw a complete game two-hitter for Adna, leading the Pirates to a 10-0 win in a five-innings Central 2B League contest here on Thursday.
Burdick struck out 12 and helped his own cause at the plate with a 4 for 4 effort, including a double and four RBIs.
Brady Collins had an RBI double, Isaac Ingle was 3 for 3 with a double and three RBIs and Derek Chilcoate recorded an RBI double as well for Adna.
The Pirates scored four runs in the first inning and five in the fourth.
“That’s a big early-season game. Spencer set the tone on the mound. He pitched well, threw strikes and was in command the whole way,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said. “Offensively, a couple walks and a couple doubles in that first inning gave us a 4-0 cushion, and that’s always nice.”
Adna (4-2, 4-2) hosts Napavine on Saturday, April 8, in a C2BL doubleheader.
Rainier Capitalizes on Winlock Errors in Win
LACEY — Winlock recorded seven errors against Rainier here on Thursday, allowing the Mountaineers to earn an 8-2 win in Central 2B League baseball action.
Both teams recorded six hits in the game, but the Cardinal errors helped the Mountaineers earn the win.
“We were absolutely horrible in the field, that tells the story,” Winlock coach Scott Weinert said. “Zach (Weinert) was throwing strikes. He did a great job pitching. Seven errors is ridiculous; seven errors in a ball game is inexcusable. It led to a lot of unearned runs and hurt our team pretty bad tonight.”
Winlock started off strong with two runs in the top of the first, but Rainier answered with four runs for a 4-2 lead after one inning. Rainier added a run in each of the next three innings to pull away and earn the victory.
Wyatt Dean was 2 for 2 at the plate. Brady Steveson, Zach Weinert, Chase Miller and Jake Anderson all had hits for the Cardinals.
“We’ve got a full week to get this ship righted and get things corrected,” Weinert said.
Winlock (3-3, 3-3) will host Wahkiakum next on Saturday, April 8 in a C2BL doubleheader.
Morton-WP Falls to Kalama
KALAMA — Kalama allowed just two hits, as the Chinooks earned a 13-1 win in five innings over Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Thursday.
Kalama scored three runs in the first inning, added seven more runs in the fourth inning and ended the game with five runs in the fifth. MWP scored their lone run in the fourth.
Kaleb Rashoff and Tyler Brown each had hits for the Timberwolves.
“We did not play very well. The fourth, it’s been our nemesis. We had errors in the fourth when most of the damage was done,” MWP coach Jeff Rashoff said. “We’re still struggling to find our place right now. Hopefully it comes quicker than later.”
MWP (0-5, 0-5) hosts Mossyrock on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in a C2BL contest.
Onalaska Comes Back in 7th to Defeat Toledo
ONALASKA — Onalaska’s Cole Christensen was hit by a pitch to bring home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, capping off a three-run inning to come from behind to defeat Toledo, 7-6, in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Thursday.
Christensen had a hit and two RBIs and Tyler Wallace had a double, run and stolen base for the Loggers. A.J. Volk had two runs, Matt Kurzeika had a double and two RBIss and Ashton Haight and Kyle Wilson each recorded hits for Onalaska
Tristan Lawrence had two strikeouts in three innings on the mound and Cody Cooper had four strikeouts in two innings of work for the Loggers.
Toledo’s Hunter Eaton and Dakota Robins were each 2 for 4 at the plate.
Toledo led 3-1 after the first inning, and led 5-1 after four innings. Onalaska battled back in the sixth, scoring two runs to cut the lead to 5-3.
The Indians added a run in the top of the seventh, but a few walks allowed Kurzeika to hit a two-run double to tie the game and put the winning run at third base. Two intentional walks later, Christensen was hit by a pitch to cap the comeback for the Loggers.
“They stepped it up and played a good baseball game,” Onalaska coach Rocky Stanley said. “We beat a good baseball team. They battled the whole way. We just played a lot better, with more confidence. They’re getting better.”
Onalaska (1-3, 1-3) travels to Wapato for a nonleague game on Monday at 1 p.m., and will play at Zillah on Tuesday in a doubleheader, starting at 10 a.m.
BEARCATS 7, BOBCATS 1
W.F. West 003 010 3 — 7 7 2
Aberdeen 000 100 0 — 1 3 2
Batteries: W.F. West — Dakota Hawkins, Brock Jones (7) and N/A; Aberdeen — Larson, Timmons (4), Oldham (7) and N/A
THUNDERBIRDS 5, WARRIORS 0
Rochester 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Tumwater 100 211 X — 5 9 1
Batteries: Rochester — Ethan Worden and Chase Edminster; Tumwater — Chase and Davis
THUNDERBIRDS 17, WARRIORS 6 (5 inn.)
Tumwater 100 79 — 17 15 0
Rochester 230 01 — 6 9 5
Batteries: Tumwater — Barber, Jordan (4) and Davis; Rochester — Curtis Edeling, Chase Edminster (4), Aaron Huff (5) and Edminster, Tyler Soderback (4)
PIRATES 10, MULES 0
Wahkiakum 000 00 — 0 2 2
Adna 400 51 — 10 11 2
Wahkiakum — Record, Zach Brown (1), Luke Brown (4) and Ferguson; Adna — Spencer Burdick and Derek Chilcoate
MOUNTAINEERS 8, CARDINALS 2
Winlock 200 000 0 — 2 6 7
Rainier 412 100 X — 8 6 1
Batteries: Winlock — Zach Weinert, Jake Anderson (6) and Jake Anderson, Brady Steveson (5); Rainier — Ashby and Coleman
CHINOOKS 13, TIMBERWOLVES 1
Kalama 300 73 — 13 7 2
Morton-WP 000 10 — 1 2 4
Batteries: Kalama — Walker, Raider (3), Payne (4), Lindsey (5) and Wilson; Morton-White Pass — Rashoff, Higdon (4) and Higdon, Rashoff (4)
LOGGERS 7, INDIANS 6
Toledo 300 200 1 — 6 8 5
Onalaska 101 002 3 — 7 5 4
Batteries: Toledo — Robins, Hoiseck (3), Bauter (4), Robins (6), Kuzminsky (7), Madill (7), Bauter (7) and Kuzminsky, Robins (7); Onalaska — Kurzeika, Tristan Lawrence (2), Cooper (5) and Beck, Haight (5)