Thursday’s Prep Softball Roundup: Timberwolves Sweep Chinooks
By The Chronicle
KALAMA — Morton-White Pass earned two wins against Kalama here on Thursday, winning 6-1 and 15-5 in a Central 2B League softball doubleheader.
MWP won Game 1 with eight hits, including Zoe McCoy going 3 for 4, Taylor Hazen going 2 for 2 and Hannah Smathers going 2 for 4 at the plate.
McCoy allowed just two hits in a complete game in the circle for the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves dominated game 2, racking up 15 hits in the win. Shaylee Peters was 3 for 4, Chloe Goble was 2 for 4 and Hazen was 2 for 3 at the plate for MWP.
“The defense played well in both games,” MWP coach Rob Hazen said. “Our slappers put the ball in play. We didn’t attack the ball like we have been the last couple games. We’re young, it happens when you’ve got a young team. Overall, we got the W and the kids played hard.”
MWP (4-2, 4-2) hosts Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Saturday, April 8, in a C2BL doubleheader starting at noon.
Tenino Falls to Elma
ELMA — Tenino couldn’t get its offense going against Elma, falling to the Eagles 10-0 in five innings in a 1A Evergreen League softball game here on Thursday.
Katie Snyder was 2 for 3 at the plate, and Na’Taya Holmes made a handful of great plays in centerfield for the Beavers.
Elma scored a run in the first inning, two runs in innings two through four, and ended the game with three runs in the fifth.
Tenino had five hits and plenty of baserunners, but was unable to get anyone across home plate.
“We just really need to be more consistent at the plate,” Tenino coach KaTrina Haupert said. “We get a great hit and it’s a line drive right to somebody, (and) they get down on themselves. They don’t see how awesome of a hit they had and they got unlucky. I’m seeing a lot of growth and determination from them and it’s paying off.”
Tenino (0-4, 0-1) is back on the diamond on Saturday, April 8, hosting Vashon Island at 11 a.m. in a nonleague doubleheader.
Tumwater Clobbers Rochester
ROCHESTER — Tumwater scored 10 runs in the sixth inning, capping off the game to defeat Rochester 25-9 in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball game here on Thursday.
Rochester’s Bella Phelps was 2 for 4 with two home runs and Hunter Hahn had a home run and a double. Delaney Glazer pitched a complete game for the Warriors.
Rochester scored all nine of its runs in the third through sixth innings, but Tumwater led 14-5 after four frames.
“We’re still trying to figure out how to gel with this new team and program,” Rochester coach Jared Lancaster said. “Tumwater is a tough program. They run the bases well. They took advantage of every situation and error. Our offense is doing better than it has; Glazer is throwing well. We just need to clean up the errors and we’ll be right there.”
Rochester (3-3, 1-0) faces W.F. West Friday in an EvCo matchup, with the game scheduled at Recreation Park in Chehalis, but may be moved to Rochester due to poor field conditions.
TIMBERWOLVES 6, CHINOOKS 1
Morton-WP 310 001 1 — 6 8 2
Kalama 000 000 1 — 1 2 4
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Zoe McCoy and Hannah Smathers; Kalama — Sykes and Myer
TIMBERWOLVES 15, CHINOOKS 5
Morton-WP 410 204 4 — 15 15 2
Kalama 100 013 1 — 5 9 5
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — McCoy, Shaylee Peters (5), McCoy (5), Peters (7) and Smathers; Kalama — Sykes and Myer
EAGLES 10, BEAVERS 0
Tenino 000 00 — 0 5 3
Elma 122 23 — 10 13 2
Batteries: Tenino — Felicia Gubbe and Katie Snyder; Elma — Dinen and Elliott
THUNDERBIRD 25, WARRIORS 9 (6 inn.)
Tumwater 026 61(10) — 25 X X
Rochester 003 222 — 9 X X
Batteries: Tumwater — Owen and Bacholm, May (5); Rochester — Delaney Glazer and Ally Hull