College Softball: Blazer Bats Hot to Melt Penguins in Doubleheader
By The Chronicle
VANCOUVER — Centralia collected 45 hits in two games to earn a sweep of Clark in a NWAC South Conference softball doubleheader here on Monday.
The Blazers took Game 1, 19-10. Dakota Brooks threw a complete game for Centralia, allowing 13 hits, 10 earned runs and two walks with five strikeouts. Brooks helped her own cause at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, three runs and three RBI.
Britzy Hockett was 2-for-4 with three runs and Olivia Dean was 2-for-4 with a dome run, two runs and two RBI. Jamie Carlson and McKenna Smith were each 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, three runs and three RBI.
Skylar Olson was 4-for-5 with two runs and a RBI and Shelby Levang was 2-for-5 with a tiple, a home run, two runs and six RBI for Centralia.
It was tied at five after three innings until Centralia plated a run in the fourth. The Blazers scored six runs in the sixth and seven runs in the seventh to insure the win.
Centralia won Game 2, 22-9. Hockett was 3-for-5 with three runs and Olivia Dean was 4-for-6 with a double, two triples, five runs and two RBI.
Jamie Carlson was 4-for-5 with two home runs, three runs and four RBI and McKenna Smith was 4-for-4 with a home run, two runs and three RBI.
Shelby Levang was 4-for-6 with two doubles, a home run, three runs and two RBI and Alyssa Jorgensen was 3-for-6 with a double, a home run, one run and two RBI. Jayden Benson was 2-for-6 with two doubles, two runs and a RBI.
Centralia scored a run in each inning, scoring three runs in the first, fourth and sixth innings before plating eight runs in the seventh to culminate the victory.
Centralia (18-11, 12-7) hosts Grays Harbor on Wednesday in a NWAC South Conference doubleheader.
Blazers Bats Bark and Bite in Sweep of Storm
The Trailblazers took a pair of NWAC South Conference softball games from Chemeketa College here at Borst Park on Saturday by scores of 18-10 and 12-8.
Centralia spotted the Storm a five run lead in the first inning of the first game but a pair of seven run offensive innings later in the game helped the home team nail down a mercy-rule victory in five innings.
Dakota Brooks started the game in the circle for Centralia and lasted three innings before Jaedyn Shaughnessy took over in relief. Shaughnessy pitched a pair of scoreless innings with two strikeouts in order to preserve the victory. Brooks allowed seven earned runs due in large part to a trio of Chemeketa home runs. She also struck out three batters.
It was the Blazers’ offense that carried the day with a dozen hits scattered among five different hitters. Olivia Dean led the way with four hits, including two home runs, and six RBI in the game. Skylar Olson added a pair of hits, including a home run, and five RBI for Centralia. Dakota Brooks helped her team dig out of that early deficit with a home run and two RBI of her own.
The offense didn’t stop there, though. Britzy Hockett added a trio of hits and a RBI, while Jayden Benson had one hit and two RBI.
In the nightcap the Blazers again managed to rack up a dozen hits but they needed all seven innings to take the sting out of the Storm.
Shaughnessy pitched the first four innings for Centralia, allowing three earned runs, seven hits and three walks along the way. She also struck out three batters. Brooks then came on for three innings of relief work. She allowed three runs, seven hits, two walks and struck out two batters.
For the second time that day, though, it was the Trailblazers’ bats that put the Storm away for good. Centralia scored two runs in the first, five in the third, four in the fifth and one more in the sixth for good measure.
Dean continued her hot day at the plate with three more hits that included two more dingers and three RBI. Shelby Levang also had three hits in the game with one RBI to show. McKenna Smith drove in four runs for Centralia with help from a three-run homer. Catcher Jamie Carlson added a pair of hits while Hockett drove in two runs in the win.
Centralia (16-11, 10-7 league) plays twice at Clark on Monday and will host Grays Harbor for a doubleheader on Wednesday.
BLAZERS 19, PENGUINS 10
Centralia 302 106 7 — 19 17 1
Clark 320 003 2 — 10 13 4
Batteries: Centralia — Dakota Brooks and Jamie Carlson; Clark — Amber Hickethier, Britney Phillips (6) and Cassandra Grigg
BLAZERS 22, PENGUINS 9
Centralia 321 323 8 — 22 28 1
Clark 101 142 0 — 9 11 3
Batteries: Centralia — Jaedyn Shaughnessy, Dakota Brooks (6) and Jamie Carlson; Clark — Britney Phillips, Amber Hickethier (3) and Madisen Alvarez
BLAZERS 18, STORM 10 (5 inn.)
Chemeketa 532 00 — 10 8 1
Centralia 173 07 — 18 12 2
Batteries: Chemeketa — Kira Sneddon, Jayden Yoder (5), Erin Cole (5) and Lexi Loukojarvi; Centralia — Dakota Brooks, Jaedyn Shaughnessy (4) and Jamie Carlson
BLAZERS 12, STORM 8
Chemeketa 131 001 2 — 8 14 2
Centralia 205 041 X — 12 12 2
Batteries: Chemeketa — Erin Cole, Kira Sneddon (3), Jayden Yoder (6) and Loukojarvi and Burns (6); Centralia — Jaedyn Shaughnessy, Dakota Brooks (5) and Jamie Carlson