Wednesday’s 2A Baseball: Guerrero’s No-Hitter Highlights Bearcats’ Sweep
By The Chronicle
Tyson Guerrero threw a no-hitter and Tysen Paul hit a walk-off homer in Game 1, and W.F. West cruised in a 10-0, 19-5 sweep of Rochester on Wednesday in Chehalis.
The wins take the Bearcats’ Evergreen 2A Conference-leading record to 9-1.
Guerrero, a junior left-hander, faced 17 batters in five innings, issuing one walk and striking out 11. Austin Emery went 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and an RBI, and Paul’s two-run homer to left field in the bottom of the fifth inning put the 10-run mercy rule in play.
Adrian Boites had a double and drove in two runs, and Kolby Steen had a hit and an RBI for the winners.
Rochester led 5-3 after three innings in Game 2, but the Bearcats scored four in the fourth and nine in the top of the seventh to pull away. Guerrero went 4 for 6 with five RBIs and a triple, Nole Wollan went 3 for 4 with four RBIs, and Tyler Pallas was 3 for 4 with a double and three RBIs. Boites added a hit and knocked in three runs.
Paul came on in relief in the fourth inning and closed out the game, striking out four over the course of four no-hit innings.
Chase Edminster had two hits and drove in two runs for Rochester, and Rylee Sommer added two hits with an RBI.
W.F. West (12-2 overall) hosts Aberdeen on Thursday. Rochester (2-10, 1-9 league) hosts Tumwater on Friday.
Tumwater Puts Away Tigers Twice
TUMWATER — Centralia made things interesting in the nightcap, but couldn’t complete a rally and wound up on the short end of a 13-0, 5-4 sweep against Tumwater here Wednesday in Evergreen 2A Conference baseball action.
Logan Chase was dominant on the mound for the Thunderbirds in Game 1, working all five innings with eight strikeouts and two walks. Isaiah Trevino and Jeremy Wood had Centralia’s only hits.
Game 2 was a bit closer, with Centralia scoring four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it a one-run game. Singles from Broc Selstrom and Wood, a hit batter, an error and an RBI double from Hodges Bailey put four quick runs on the board, but Centralia couldn’t make the most of a one-out, bases-loaded situation.
“We definitely had a chance, but the disheartening thing is we sat around for six innings and basically did nothing offensively,” Centralia coach Rex Ashmore said. “I was definitely disappointed in our approach today. We didn’t play with a whole lot of excitement or energy.”
Bailey finished 2 for 4 in Game 2, and starter Noah Thomas worked into the seventh inning.
“He was mixing in his breaking ball and he definitely deserved better than what he got,” Ashmore said. “It was one of the better games he’s thrown for us, and they hit the ball real well.”
Centralia (6-4, 5-4 league) hosts Tumwater on Thursday in a rematch.
BEARCATS 10, WARRIORS 0
Rochester 000 00 — 0 0 1
W.F. West 000 19 — 10 9 1
Batteries: Rochester — Cole Wintrip and Chase Edminster; W.F. West — Tyson Guerrero and Tysen Paul
BEARCATS 19, WARRIORS 5
W.F. West 111 403 9 — 19 16 1
Rochester 221 000 0 — 5 6 3
Batteries: W.F. West — Gabe O’Neil, Tysen Paul (4) and Kolby Steen; Rochester — Bryce Lollar, Brycen Kugan (4), Curtis Ebeling (6), Dylan Urvina (7), Aaron Huff (7) and Chase Edminster
THUNDERBIRDS 13, TIGERS 0 (5 inn.)
Centralia 000 00 — 0 2 2
Tumwater 11(10) 1X — 13 13 0
Batteries: Tumwater — Logan Chase and Jackson Davis; Centralia — Raul Lopez, Conner Spencer (3), Kolby Baird (3) and Jerod Frias
THUNDERBIRDS 5, TIGERS 4
Tumwater 300 101 0 — 5 7 1
Centralia 000 000 4 — 4 5 4
Batteries: Tumwater — Justin Barber, Wesley Swick (7), Landen Jordan (7) and Jackson Davis; Centralia — Noah Thomas, Jeremy Wood (7) and Jerod Frias