Tuesday’s 2A Softball: W.F. West Homers Past Tumwater
TUMWATER — The Bearcats finished off a game that originally started on April 25 here Tuesday, taking down host Tumwater 9-2 in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball matchup.
Kindra Davis and Lexie Strasser both homered for W.F. West, which improved to 11-0 in league play with the win.
Strasser pitched all seven innings, striking out five and walking five, and went 2 for 4 at the plate with a three-run homer to left-center field in the third inning.
Davis went 2 for 4 with a solo homer to lead off the fifth, and a triple in the seventh inning off the top of the outfield fence.
Olivia Dean went 2 for 4 with a triple, and Ashlee Vadala was 3 for 4 with a double for the Bearcats.
W.F. West (15-1 overall) is scheduled to host Centralia on Wednesday for senior night. The game would also be the first home contest played at Rec Park by the Bearcats this season.
Centralia Splits Doubleheader With Aberdeen
Centralia and Aberdeen each won a game in an Evergreen 2A Conference doubleheader at Borst Park in Centralia on Tuesday.
Centralia won the first game, 4-3, with a walkoff run in the eighth inning by Courtney Leifer-Carlson.
Leifer-Carlson was 2 for 4 on the day and Chloe McLachlan and Taylor Powell each had hits for the Tigers. Sophie Duffy pitched a complete game to get the win, allowing nine hits with one strikeout.
Centralia trailed 2-1 after the third inning, and tied it up in the seventh to send the game into extras.
Aberdeen won the late game, 4-3. Centralia had six hits and committed no errors, but couldn’t quite complete the victory.
Centralia scored a run in each of the first three innings to take a 3-2 lead. Aberdeen scored two runs in the fifth inning and held off the Tigers to earn the win.
Leifer-Carlson had another good game at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a run and a stolen base and Mckenna Smith added a hit for the Tigers.
“We were steady and played well, we played some solid defense, we got out of some good jams and the kids stayed right in it,” Centralia coach Mike McDonald said. “We capitalized when we could. Overall I was pretty pleased. Pulling it out in the bottom of the eighth in a walkoff — any time you get that done, it’s a good thing. I just wish we hit the ball a little better.”
Centralia (4-12, 2-10 league) heads to Chehalis tomorrow to face the Bearcats at Recreation Park in an EvCo matchup.
Rochester Sweeps Black Hills on Senior Night
ROCHESTER — The Warriors’ seniors went out on a high note here Tuesday, sweeping Black Hills 13-1 and 7-6 in an Evergreen 2A Conference softball doubleheader.
Senior Skylar Olson went 2 for 4 with her first career home run and three RBIs in Game 1, while Bella Phelps was 3 for 4 with two doubles and five RBIs.
Delaney Glazer and Jessica Girardin combined to hold the Wolves to just five hits in the opener.
The nightcap was more dramatic, with Phelps hitting a three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning that put the Warriors ahead by the 7-6 final margin.
Phelps finished 2 for 3 with three RBIs, and Olson was 2 for 4 and drove in a pair of runs.
Hunter Hahn came on in the second inning and held Black Hills to two runs over the final six innings to get the win.
“All the pitchers today threw exceptionally well for us,” Rochester coach Jared Lancaster said.
It was the final home game for Warrior seniors Olson, Girardin and catcher Alli Hull.
Rochester (10-9, 7-7 league) plays at Aberdeen on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.
BEARCATS 9, THUNDERBIRDS 2
W.F. West 113 110 2 — 9 11 2
Tumwater 010 000 1 — 2 9 1
Batteries: W.F. West — Lexie Strasser and Paetynn Lopez; Tumwater — Savannah Owen and Ashley May
TIGERS 3, BOBCATS 2 (8 inn.)
Aberdeen 002 000 00 — 2 9 2
Centralia 001 000 11 — 3 4 0
Batteries: Aberdeen — McDaniel and Glanz; Centralia — Duffy and Porter
BOBCATS 4, TIGERS 3
Centralia 111 000 0 — 3 6 0
Aberdeen 200 020 X — 4 4 2
Batteries: Aberdeen — Swor and Glanz; Centralia — Taylor Bailey and Porter
WARRIORS 13, WOLVES 3
Black Hills 002 100 0 — 3 5 1
Rochester 350 011 3 — 13 12 3
Batteries: Black Hills — Means, Elliott (2) and Hall; Rochester — Delaney Glazer, Jessica Girardin (4) and Alli Hull
WARRIORS 7, WOLVES 6
Black Hills 400 020 0 — 6 10 3
Rochester 210 013 X — 7 11 2
Batteries: Black Hills — Elliott and Hall; Rochester — Jessica Girardin, Hunter Hahn (2) and Alli Hull