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Friday’s Prep Baseball: Napavine Sweeps Morton-White Pass

M.W.P’s Eathan Smathers (25) throws a pitch Friday afternoon in Napavine.

By The Chronicle

NAPAVINE — The bats were working well for the Tigers as Napavine earned a sweep of Morton-White Pass in a Central 2B League baseball doubleheader here on Friday.

Napavine won Game 1, 21-3, in five innings. Laythan Demarest started on the mound for the Tigers and pitched four innings, allowing one hit, no runs and one walk with eight strikeouts. At the plate, he was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs.

Dawson Stanley was 2-for-2 with a home run, three runs and three RBI and Seth Butler was 2-for-2 with two doubles, three runs, a RBI and a walk.

Jake Darden was 2-for-2 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI and Tristan Ellison was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, three runs and four RBI for the Tigers.

Eathan Smathers had a hit and a run and Dylan Hamre added a hit, a run and a RBI for MWP.

Napavine scored 13 runs in the second inning to pull away for good.

The Tigers took Game 2, 23-0, in five innings. At the plate, Stanley was 2-for-2 with a grand slam, three runs and six RBI and Gavin Parker was 2-for-4 with a run and two RBI.

Braiden Osborn was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI and Tristan Ellison was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and two RBI for the Tigers.

Napavine plated 15 runs in the second inning to earn the win.

“I thought we played well. We hit the ball very hard which was good to see,” Napavine coach Brian Demarest said. “We had a good approach at the plate. We did what we needed to do which was good.”

Napavine ends the regular season 9-7 overall and 7-6 in league games and awaits their district playoff fate. MWP ends the season 0-16 and 0-13 in league game.

Loggers Split With Mountaineers

RAINIER — Rainier won the first game but Onalaska bounced back to win the second game to earn a split of a Central 2B League baseball doubleheader here on Friday.

The Mountaineers took Game 1, 3-0. Tristen Lawrence pitched six innings for the Loggers, allowing nine hits and three earned runs with four strikeouts. Cody Cooper was 2-for-3 and AJ Volk added a hit.

Rainier’s Ricky Cruse pitched a complete game, allowing three hits while striking out nine batters. Michael Green was 3-for-3 with a double, a run and a RBI.

The Mountaineers scored a run in the second, third and sixth innings to secure the win.

Onalaska won Game 2, 10-5. Tanner McLean pitched 5 ⅔ innings, allowing nine hits and three runs in the win.

At the plate, Kyle Hamilton was 2-for-5 with a triple and a run and Ashton Haight was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI.

Matt Kurzeika was 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run and a RBI and Cade Lawrence was 2-for-4 with a triple, a home run, two runs and four RBI. Cole Christensen was 2-for-4 with a run and a RBI for the Loggers.

Onalaska coach Rocky Stanley said he thought the Loggers played “excellent” and he highlighted Cade Lawrence’s play in the second game and noted that all nine starters scored.

Rainier took a 1-0 lead after two innings before the Loggers scored five runs in the third inning. Onalaska plated a run in the sixth and tallied four insurance runs in the seventh.

Onalaska (10-6, 8-5) travels to Toledo on Monday for a non-league game.

Montesano Blanks Tenino

MONTESANO — The Beavers couldn’t generate any offense against Montesano as the Bulldogs earned a 6-0 win in a 1A Evergreen League baseball game here on Friday.

Alex Bratton pitched a complete game for the Beavers. Ben Wills earned the shutout in the complete game effort for Montesano.

Logan Brewer, Abe Nelson and Bratton each had a hit for the Beavers.

Montesano scored a run in the first, third, fourth and fifth innings before plating two runs in the sixth.

“He (Bratton) kept us in it the whole way, he did his job,” Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser said. “When you don’t score any runs, it’s pretty hard to win baseball games. We had a couple opportunities we didn’t take advantage of. We’ll plug away and get better.”

Tenino (6-11, 4-6) hosts Forks on Wednesday in a league game.

Tumwater Blanks Centralia

TUMWATER — Centralia’s Jackson Hull turned in a complete game on the mound but the offense was the issue as Tumwater won 5-0 in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball game here on Friday.

Tumwater scored a run in the second and added two runs in the third and sixth innings to complete the win.

The Tigers scattered five hits and didn’t commit an error.

“He (Hull) did a good job keeping us in the ball game. His pitch count was down, (and) he gave us a chance to stay in it,” Centralia coach Rex Ashmore said. “We didn’t do anything at the plate. We struck out too many times once again, just not stringing anything together once again, not having good at bats.”

Centralia (10-7, 6-6 league) hosts W.F. West on Monday in Round 2 of Swamp Cup baseball.

Bearcats Battle Past Warriors

W.F. West committed five errors but the Bearcats were able to overcome those mistakes in a 8-4 win over Rochester in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball game at Bearcat Stadium in Chehalis on Friday.

Tanner Vaughn started for the Bearcats and threw four innings, allowing three hits, two earned runs and two walks while striking out six batters. Leandre Gaines pitched the final three innings, allowing five hits, two earned runs and one walk with two strikeouts.

Jayden Lancaster started for Rochester and tossed four innings, allowing six hits, four earned runs and four walks while striking out two batters. Jared Winters pitched in relief and allowed four hits, three earned runs and one walk in two innings of work.

At the plate, Gaines was 2-for-3 with a double and three runs. Lane Douglass was 2-for-3 with a RBI and a walk and Max Taylor was 2-for-3 with two RBI.

The Bearcats plated a run in the second inning for a 1-0 lead and added three runs in the third for a 4-2 lead after three innings. W.F. West scored three more runs in the fifth before adding one more run in the sixth to complete the win.

“I thought we played pretty well offensively. I really liked how we responded every time Rochester put a couple runs on the board,” W.F. West coach Bryan Bullock said. “We showed some fight tonight. They’re a very good well coached team. It was a good league win.”

Bullock highlighted the performance of Gaines, saying he made some great defensive plays as well as pitching three innings and overcoming some errors from his defense.

W.F. West (16-1, 12-0) travels back to Ed Wheeler Field on Monday for round two of Swamp Cup baseball. Rochester (7-7, 6-6) travels to Aberdeen on Monday.

Bats Carry Pirates Past River Ridge

ADNA — The offense was balanced and effective here Friday afternoon for the Pirates in a 13-8 non-league win over 2A River Ridge.

Adna scored seven runs in the fourth inning to take a 12-5 lead and held on the rest of the way for the win. Sawyer Burdick, Levi Gates, Abel Ingle and Elmer Loose all hit RBI doubles in the pivotal fourth frame.

“Really, we were just consistent,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said, noting that the Pirates got a hit from every spot in the lineup save one — and that one managed to drive in runs. “So it was a good day, offensively.”

Burdick finished 2 for 3 and drove in two runs, while Gates was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs. Ingle went 2 for 3 with an RBI, and Cole Fay was 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Gavin Guard, Bryce Lollar and Ingle all pitched for Adna.

“The pitchers threw okay. We had some defensive mistakes today, just some physical mistakes, and that probably changed things a bit,” Rooklidge said. “But overall, the pitchers threw the ball fine. We’ve just got to do a better job defensively.”

Adna (15-3, 11-2 league) enters the District 4 2B Baseball Tournament next Saturday.

Suhrbier Spins No-No Against Acorns

OAKVILLE — Nathan Suhrbier tossed an unconventional no-hitter here on Friday as Winlock defeated Oakville 17-2 in a non-league baseball tilt.

Suhrbier pitched five innings in the mercy-rule victory, collecting five strikeouts while walking seven Acorns. Oakville picked up a pair of runs thanks in part to a pair of errors by the Winlock defense.

“Nate Dawg finally found his attitude on the mound today and refused to buckle when things went a little haywire in the second and fourth innings,” said Winlock coach Jordan Nailon. “He’s a heckuva competitor when he remembers to be mad on the mound and the boys rallied behind him.”

Suhrbier added a two RBI double at the plate to help his own cause. He also drew two walks, a bean ball, and scored a pair of runs.

Winlock totaled ten hits on the day to charge up the victory. Zach Prue was 3-for-5 with two runs scored and a RBI. Conor Gilreath was 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and a RBI. Kaden Harrington added a pair of hits, two runs and two RBI when he wasn’t donning the tools of ignorance behind home plate and helping Suhrbier announce his presence with authority.

Gilreath also stepped up on defense for Winlock from his spot at third base. On the final play of the game Oakville dropped a bunt down the third baseline that looked like a sure hit until Gilreath charged in and threw on the run to beat the runner by half a step and preserve the no-no.

“I told the boys after the game that the last pitcher to spin a no-hitter for Winlock went to Toledo and then went on to UW,” said Nailon in reference to former Toledo-Winlock Warhawk pitcher, Mack Gaul. “It was an honor to be able to share the field with these boys today. Nothing has come easy for us this year but no one will ever be able to take today’s accomplishment away from this team. They’ve put their own unique mark on the program.”

Winlock (2-11) will host Naselle on Tuesday.

At Rainier

Game 1


Onalaska 000 000 0 — 0 3 0

Rainier 011 001 X — 3 10 0

Batteries: Onalaska — Tristen Lawrence and Ashton Haight; Rainier — Cruse and N/A

Game 2


Onalaska 005 001 4 — 10 16 0

Rainier 010 002 2 — 5 12 2

Batteries: Onalaska — Tanner McLean, Kayden Allison (6) and Ashton Haight; Rainier — Lofgren, Coleman (7) and N/A

At Montesano


Tenino 000 000 0 — 0 3 3

Montesano 101 112 X — 6 9 1

Batteries: Tenino — Bratton and Perez; Montesano — Wills and Plato

At Napavine

Game 1

TIGERS 21, T-WOLVES 3 (5 inn.)

Morton-WP 000 03 — 3 3 4

Napavine 5(13)0 0X — 21 17 1

Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Brown, Dill (2) and Smathers; Napavine — Laythan Demarest, Scott Burdick (5) and Tristan Ellison, Kaden Jackson (5)

Game 2

TIGERS 23, T-WOLVES 0 (5 inn.)

Morton-WP 000 00 — 0 4 4

Napavine 2(15)4 2X — 23 14 1

Batteries: Morton-White Pass — Smathers, Higdon (2), Johnson (4) and N/A; Napavine — Jake Darden, Gavin Parker (5) and Tristan Ellison, Kaden Jackson (4)

At Tumwater


Centralia 000 000 0 — 0 5 0

Tumwater 012 002 X — 5 6 0

Batteries: Centralia — Jackson Hull and Cameron Erickson; Tumwater — Lewis, Anderson (7) and Kassler

At Chehalis


Rochester 002 020 0 — 4 8 2

W.F. West 013 031 X — 8 10 5

Batteries: Rochester — Jayden Lancaster, Jared Winters (5) and Tyler Soderback; W.F. West — Tanner Vaughn, Leandre Gaines (5) and Lane Douglass

At Adna


River Ridge 102 203 0 — 8 9 4

Adna 203 701 X — 13 13 4

Batteries: River Ridge — Naputi, Bussey (4), Larson (4) and Brewer; Adna — Gavin Guard, Bryce Lollar (4), Abel Ingle (6) and Cole Fay

At Oakville

CARDINALS 17, ACORNS 2 (5 inn.)

Winlock 621 25 — 17 10 2

Oakville 010 10 — 2 0 6

Batteries: Winlock — Nathan Suhrbier and Kaden Harrington; Oakville — Holloway, Charles Cayenne (1), Ristret (5) and Ristret

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