Saturday’s 2B Baseball: Adna, Napavine Both Win Big in Split
ADNA — The Pirates held Napavine to a single run in Game 1, but the Tigers bounced back in a big way to split the series here Saturday in a Central 2B League baseball doubleheader.
Spencer Burdick pitched five strong innings in Adna’s 9-1 win in Game 1 over the previously-unbeaten Tigers, but too many free bases — and 17 hits — helped Napavine pull away late in a 24-6 Game 2 victory.
“The truth is, we played 10 real good innings of baseball and led for 10 innings,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said, “and then the wheels fell off.”
Burdick struck out 12, walked two and scattered two singles in Game 1, and helped himself out by going 3 for 4 with a double. Isaac Ingle and Derek Chilcoate each added an RBI double, and Adna led 5-0 after two innings and 9-0 after five.
Napavine, meanwhile, issued nine walks and hit four batters, which helped the Pirates make the most of nine hits.
“Our hits were timely, and we took advantage of the baserunners,” Rooklidge said. “We stranded a lot of runners, but you’re not going to argue with a 9-1 win against a good team.”
The second game was closer than the final score would indicate; Adna led 4-2 after three innings, and Napavine led 8-6 after four. The Tigers, though, scored 16 unanswered runs to close things out in six innings.
Wyatt Stanley hit three doubles, Mac Fagerness and Dawson Stanley each had three hits, and Sam Fagerness and Jordan Purvis had two hits each for the Tigers. Every batter in Napavine’s lineup had one of the 17 team hits, while Adna committed six errors, hit four batters and walked eight — most of which came in the final three innings.
“They’re a good team, and you can’t make mistakes of that caliber,” Rooklidge said.
Burdick went 2 for 3, Chilcoate was 2 for 2 with a double and three RBIs, and Camden Ryan was 1 for 2 and drove in two runs for the Pirates.
Adna (5-3, all league games) plays Pe Ell-Willapa Valley in Pe Ell on Saturday. Napavine (7-1, all league) hosts Rainier, also on Saturday. Both dates are noon doubleheaders.
Wahkiakum Hangs 12 on Winlock Twice
WINLOCK — The Cardinals fared better in the nightcap, but couldn’t get much going in either game of a 12-0, 12-2 sweep at the hands of Wahkiakum here Saturday in C2BL baseball action.
Mule pitcher Zach Brown held the Cardinals to two hits — from Zach Weinert and Wyatt Dean — in the five-inning Game 1 shutout.
The Cardinals managed six hits off of Wahkiakum starter Terris Record — who threw a complete Game 2 with five strikeouts — but the Mules plated eight runs in the top of the seventh to put the game away.
Dean went 2 for 2 with a double, and Anthony Clevenger, Brady Stevenson, Jake Anderson and Coleson Richendollar all had hits.
“We executed in a couple situations where we needed to,” Winlock coach Scott Weinert said. “Overall, we’ve got to play better. We just need to get everybody at-bats.”
Winlock (3-4, all league games) hosts Naselle in a nonleague game on Tuesday.
Loggers Come Close in Losses to Rainier
LACEY — The Loggers kept it close in both games here Saturday, but one bad inning each time out was enough for Rainier to pick up a 6-4, 5-4 Central 2B League baseball sweep at the RAC.
“We just played excellent the two ballgames,” Onalaska coach Rocky Stanley said. “We had one bad inning in each game that cost us.”
A few walks and an error helped Rainier score four in the first inning of Game 1, and the Loggers could only briefly tie the game in the top of the fourth.
Cody Cooper had three hits and two RBIs, while Tyler Wallace had two hits, including a double, and scored twice.
The first inning, again, hurt Onalaska in Game 2. Rainier led 3-0 after the first frame, though the Loggers strung together five straight hits in the seventh inning to score two runs, but a two-out line drive to the shortstop ended the game.
Cooper pitched all seven innings, allowing six hits with a walk, and had two hits and two RBIs at the plate. Wallace had three hits, one of which was a double, and Cole Christensen hit an RBI single.
Onalaska had eight hits in the opener and nine in Game 2, out-hitting the Mountaineers in both games.
“They kids never gave up,” Stanley said. “We’ve just got to get past that one bad inning, but we’re gaining.”
Onalaska (2-7, 1-5 league) plays hosts Kalama in a makeup game on Tuesday at 4 p.m.
Titans Sweep Timberwolves
RANDLE — Pe Ell-Willapa Valley scored 26 runs in two games, sweeping Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League doubleheader here on Saturday.
In Game 1, an 8-run fifth inning helped the Titans earn a 10-0 win in five innings. Cub Bair, Keaton Barnum and Dawson Duncan each executed suicide squeeze plays in the fifth to help score runs for the PWV.
Kaelin Jurek was 2 for 3, Ryan Shepherd was 1 for 3 with a double and 3 RBI’s and Bair was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
Bair pitched all five innings for the Titans, striking out four, walking one and allowing just two hits while throwing only 47 pitches.
Kade Gillispie and Tyler Birch had the only hits for MWP in Game 1.
Game 2 was same story, different chapter, as the Titans won 16-4 in six innings fueled by a seven run sixth inning that capped off the win.
The game started out different than the last, as MWP jumped out to a 4-1 lead after two innings. PWV tied the game with three runs in the third, and scored four in the fourth to take the lead for good.
Luke Gerow got the win on the mound, pitching three innings and striking out three.
Jurek was 2 for 3 with 2 RBI’s, Barnum was 2 for 4 with and RBI and Gerow was 1 for 1 with four walks for the TItans.
“We played great this weekend, we have a lot of young players playing in some big spots,” PWV coach Kelly Barnum said. “ We struggled a little early in the year, making errors on big plays. The underclassmen are starting to play like upperclassmen and it’s impressive, the underclassmen are really coming through.”
PWV (4-3, 4-3) hosts Adna on Saturday in a C2BL doubleheader in Pe Ell. MWP (1-7, 1-7) travels to face Highland on Tuesday in a nonleague doubleheader.
PIRATES 9, TIGERS 1
Napavine 000 001 0 — 1 5 2
Adna 410 220 0 — 9 9 2
Batteries: Napavine — Wyatt Stanley, Garrett Shannon (4), Mason Butler (5) and Jordan Purvis, Dawson Stanley (4); Adna — Spencer Burdick, Preston Ashley (6) and Derek Chilcoate
TIGERS 24, PIRATES 6 (6 innings)
Napavine 200 66(10) — 24 17 1
Adna 031 200 — 6 7 6
Batteries: Napavine — Sam Fagerness, Garrett Shannon (4), Jordan Purvis (6) and Dawson Stanley; Adna — Wes Wilson, Camden Ryan (4), Sawyer Burdick (5), Isaac Ingle (6), Abel Ingle (6) and Derek Chilcoate
MULES 12, CARDINALS 1
Wahkiakum 500 43 — 12 8 0
Winlock 000 10 — 1 2 4
Batteries: Wahkiakum — Zach Brown and Hank Ferguson; Winlock — Jake Anderson, Brady Steveson (5) and Steveson, Anderson (5)
MULES 12, CARDINALS 2
Wahkiakum 004 000 8 — 12 10 0
Winlock 000 000 2 — 2 6 2
Batteries: Wahkiakum — Terris Record and Hank Ferguson; Winlock — Zach Weinert, Wyatt Dean (7), Brady Steveson (7) and Steveson, Anderson (7)
MOUNTAINEERS 6, LOGGERS 4
Onalaska 120 100 0 — 4 8 1
Rainier 400 110 X — 6 7 1
Batteries: Onalaska — Jack Beck, Tristen Lawrence (4), Tanner McLean (6) and Ashton Haight; Rainier — Cruz, Lofgren (6) and Coleman
MOUNTAINEERS 5, LOGGERS 4
Onalaska 001 100 2 — 4 9 4
Rainier 300 002 X — 5 6 2
Batteries: Onalaska — Cody Cooper and Ashton Haight; Rainier — Lofgren, Lofgren (7) and Coleman
TITANS 10, TIMBERWOLVES 0 (5 inn.)
PWV 100 18 — 10 7 0
MWP 000 00 — 0 2 3
Batteries: PWV — Cub Bair and Kaelin Jurek; MWP — Brown, Webb (3), Gillispie (5) and Finch
TITANS 16, TIMBERWOLVES 4 (6 inn.)
PWV 013 417 — 16 7 2
MWP 220 000 — 4 5 7
Batteries: PWV — Luke Gerow, Kaelin Jurek (4) and Jurek, Bair (4); MWP — Rashoff, Higdon (4), Kolb (6) and Higdon, Rashoff (4)