Wednesday’s Softball: Linder, T-Wolves Top Winlock 15-10
Linder, T-Wolves Top Winlock 15-10
WINLOCK — Jaiden Linder homered, and Morton-White Pass topped Winlock, 15-10, here Wednesday in both teams’ Central 2B League softball opener.
Linder, a freshman, went 2 for 5 and drove in five runs for the Timberwolves, who scored nine runs in the third inning and never trailed.
Hannah Smathers went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs for MWP, while Sydney Brooks was 3 for 5 with two RBIs. Chloe Brooks went 2 for 4 and drove in three runs.
Chloe Justice and Linder split time on the mound, with Justice working into the fourth inning to get the win.
Winlock’s Jenna Jones pitched all seven innings, striking out 14 with five walks and seven earned runs. The junior also went 2 for 5 at the plate, with a triple and two RBIs.
“I was pretty impressed,” Winlock coach Chantel Nelson said. “(Catcher) Cheleena (Squibb) did a great job catching, and Jenna really owned the game today and did a great job standing out.”
Squibb went 3 for 5 with two RBIs, and Sabrena Barragan added two RBIs for the Cardinals.
The Cardinals, Nelson said, have a lineup with nine high school players and four eighth-graders, three of whom have never played before.
“When you look at all that, today was a definite learning curve,” she said. “And even my girls who are returners had a lot of jitters. I think those things definitely got in our way, but hopefully we got it all out in the first game.”
Morton-White Pass (1-0) plays at Wahkiakum on Friday. Winlock (0-1) hosts Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Friday.
Titans Shut Down Wahkiakum 15-0
PE ELL — The defending State 2B champion Titans looked the part here Wednesday, putting away Wahkiakum 15-0 in three innings of Central 2B League softball action.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley pitcher Kamryn Adkins tossed a three-inning no hitter with eight strikeouts and one walk, though the one walk was thrown out at first base shortly thereafter, meaning the defense didn’t have a chance to make a play in the field.
Katelyn McGough hit a pair of doubles, Katie Adkins was 2 for 4 with a double, and Presley Peterson was 2 for 3 at the plate. Freshman Annika Mason went 2 for 2 in her varsity debut.
Wahkiakum did not field a team in 2017.
“I think we’ve got to do a better job with some of our offense right now, and I think the kids would agree with that,” PWV coach Ken Olson said. “Offensively, I don’t know that we adjusted real well tonight, but we’re going to be just fine.”
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley (1-0) plays at Winlock on Friday.
Tigers Claw Past Indians
NAPAVINE — Abbi Music pitched a complete game and struck out 15 batters to lead Napavine to a 6-1 win over Toledo in a Central 2B League softball game here on Wednesday.
Music was also 2 for 3 at the plate with two runs and a walk.
Napavine started the game with three runs in the first inning. Toledo scored after a Genevieve Kalista doubled and was brought home to cut the lead to 3-1. The Tigers responded with three runs in the bottom of the inning and cruised to the win the rest of the way.
“It was a really rough night at the plate. (Toledo pitcher) Haleigh (Holmes) did a good job,” Napavine coach Chad Williams said. “We left a lot of kids on base tonight. We just didn’t hit the ball square. Abbi hit the ball hard, but we’ve got some work to do.”
Toledo, he added, has improved as a team since last season.
Napavine (1-0, 1-0) is at Mossyrock on Friday while Toledo (0-1, 0-1) hosts Adna on Friday in a C2BL game.
Warriors Blank Mark Morris in Debut
LONGVIEW — Delaney Glazer was dominant in the circle and Rochester shut down Mark Morris, 3-0, here Wednesday in nonleague softball action.
Glazer pitched all seven innings, striking out eight while allowing two hits and issuing one walk. She backed up her work with a 2 for 3 performance at the plate and drove in a run.
“I’ve got to give a lot of kudos to Delaney and (catcher) Bella Phelps,” first-year Warrior coach Dave Montgomery said. “We let (Phelps) call the game, except for maybe three pitches. That was really cool to let her do that, and she works really well with Delaney.”
Hunter Hahn went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Sarah Soderback was 1 for 1 with an RBI and three walks.
The only drawback for the Warriors was scoring just three runs off of 14 hits, including two instances of loading the bases with less than two outs and having nothing to show for it.
“I just don’t foresee us having 14 people left on base in the future,” Montgomery said. “I keep racking my brain, and all I can think about is that this is one of those fluke things about ball.”
The Warriors’ outfielders, he added, played well in the win.
Rochester (1-0) plays at Tenino on Thursday.
TIMBERWOLVES 15, CARDINALS 10
Morton-WP 209 040 0 — 15 12 1
Winlock 110 520 1 — 10 12 6
Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Chloe Justice, Jaiden Linder (4) and Hannah Smathers; Winlock — Jenna Jones and Cheleena Squibb
At Pe Ell
TITANS 15, MULES 0 (3 inn.)
Wahkiakum 000 — 0 0 12
Pe Ell-WV 483 — 15 10 0
Batteries: Wahkiakum — N/A; Pe Ell-Willapa Valley — Kamryn Adkins and Jeorgi Ritzman
TIGERS 6, INDIANS 1
Toledo 000 010 0 — 1 2 2
Napavine 300 030 X — 6 4 3
Batteries: Toledo — Haleigh Holmes and Aryinna Murphy; Napavine — Abbi Music and Cortney Oster
WARRIORS 3, MONARCHS 0
Rochester 000 102 0 — 3 14 1
Mark Morris 000 000 0 — 0 2 1
Batteries: Rochester — Delaney Glazer and Bella Phelps; Mark Morris — Stephanie Burns, Sha’Kayla Harris (6) and Breanna Greenwalt, Julia Wright (3)