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Thursday’s Prep Baseball: Pitching Leads Pirates Past Cardinals

Images from Adna’s 7-0 win over Winlock in a Central 2B League baseball game at Adna on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

By The Chronicle
ADNA — Spencer Burdick and Wes Wilson combined to pitch a two hit shutout for Adna, defeating Winlock 7-0 in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Thursday.
Burdick recorded eight strikeouts and allowed no hits in four innings of work, and Wes Wilson came on in the fifth inning and struck out six batters to complete the victory.
Sawyer Burdick was 2 for 3 at the plate, and Spencer was 1 for 2 with a double and two walks. Isaac Ingle and Conner Weed also had hits for the Pirates.
Wyatt Dean smacked a double, and Zach Weinert hit a single, with both hits occuring in the 6th inning.
Adna opened up the game strong, scoring five runs in the first inning. The Pirates tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning, which was more than enough for Adna to earn the win.
Winlock lost their first game of the season after starting the season 3-0.
Adna (3-1. 3-1) travels to face 2A Woodland today in a nonleague game. Winlock (3-1, 3-1) hosts Napavine on Tuesday in a C2BL matchup.

Jurek, Titans 10-Run Ducks
PE ELL — Kaelin Jurek had a big game both ways, and Pe Ell-Willapa Valley notched its first win of the year in convincing fashion here Thursday with an 11-1 Central 2B League defeat of Toutle Lake.
Jurek started on the mound and worked five innings, striking out nine while allowing four hits and an earned run without a walk. He backed himself up at the plate, going 2 for 4 with a double and two RBIs.
The Titans plated seven runs in the bottom of the third inning to take an 8-1 lead, and padded it out with three runs in the final three innings to end the game after six.
Cub Bair went 3 for 4 at the plate with a pair of doubles and drove in three runs, while Matt Minton was 2 for 3 and knocked in a pair of runs. Tyson Nissell added two hits and an RBI.
Bair closed out the game in the sixth inning, needing just 14 pitches to retire the three hitters he faced.
Wyatt Palmer, Logan Grabenhorst, Spencer Lester and Zach Vetter all had hits for Toutle Lake, with Vetter driving in the Ducks’ lone run.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley (1-2) will finish out a suspended game in Cathlamet against the Mules on Friday.

Mossyrock Falls to Rainier
MOSSYROCK — Rainier recorded a six-run fifth inning, pushing the Mountaineers to a 9-3 win over Mossyrock in a Central 2B League baseball game here on Thursday.
Evan Gootgeld recorded three hits for the Vikings.
Rainier scored a run in the first, answered by a Mossyrock run in the second to tie the game. The Mountaineers retook the lead in the third inning with one run, then opened up the game in the fifth with six runs. Rainier added another run in the top of the sixth inning.
Mossyrock scored two runs in the bottom of the inning, but couldn’t complete the comeback as the game was shortened to six innings due to rain and darkness.
“I felt like we took a step backwards tonight,” Mossyrock coach Jay Henderson said. “We played two very good teams and went nose to nose with them. We didn’t step up to compete like we did the first couple teams, that part was disappointing. Rainier swung the bats pretty well, it was good to get the game in.”
Mossyrock (0-3, 0-3) travels to face Morton-White Pass today in a Central 2B League contest.

Woodland Comes Back to Defeat Rochester
ROCHESTER — The Warriors held a lead early on against Woodland, but the Beavers scored four runs in the 5th and 6th innings to earn a 8-5 against Rochester in a nonleague baseball game here on Thursday.
Rochester’s Bryce Lollar recorded two hits, as did teammate Chase Edminster. Cole Wintrip had an RBI single in the 2nd inning.
Bryson Kugan got the start on the mound for Rochester, pitching three scoreless innings in his debut.
Rochester led 3-0 after two innings, but Woodland scored eight runs combined in the 4th and 5th innings. Rochester scored a run in the 5th and 6th inning, but it wasn’t enough as the game was shortened to six innings due to weather.
“We jumped out to the early lead. I felt we got complacent, we should have continued to add more runs on what we already had,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “We played solid defense all day long, but we struggled to throw strikes in those 4th and 5th innings. When you put guys on and they get a base hit, things start to change.”
Rochester (1-1) starts Evergreen 2A Conference games on Monday, hosting Tumwater.

At Pe Ell
Toutle Lk. 001 000 — 1 4 4
Pe Ell-WV 107 102 — 11 15 0
Batteries: Toutle Lake — Jake Buck, Ridge Moss (5) and N/A; Pe Ell-Willapa Valley — Kaelin Jurek, Cub Bair (6) and Bair, Jurek (6)

At Mossyrock
Rainier 101 061 — 9 12 1
Mossyrock 010 002 — 3 6 4
Batteries: Rainier — R. Cruse and W. Coleman; Mossyrock — Shriver, Fried (3), Couch (5), Senter (5), Stanley (6) and Couch, Senter (5), Couch (5)

At Adna
Winlock 000 000 0 — 0 2 2
Adna 500 020 X — 7 5 0
Batteries: Winlock — Wyatt Dean, Jake Anderson (4) and Adna — Spencer Burdick, Wes Wilson (5) and Derek Chilcoate

At Rochester
Woodland 8, Rochester 5 (6 inn.)
Woodland 000 440 — 8 9 3
Rochester 210 011 — 5 7 1
Batteries: Woodland — Autrey, Mulder (5) and Thomas; Rochester — Bryson Kugan, Corey Urvina (4), Bryce Lollar (4), Chase Edminster (5) and Edminster, Tyler Soderback (5)

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