Friday’s 2A Baseball: Bearcats Finish Off Season Sweep of Aberdeen
ABERDEEN — The win wasn’t as decisive as it had been a day earlier, but the Bearcats finished off a season sweep of Aberdeen with a 7-0 Evergreen 2A Conference win here Friday.
Daniel Fagerness made his first varsity start and struck out five over five innings without giving up an earned run or a walk to get the win.
At the plate, meanwhile, Drew Forgione went 2 for 2 with a pair of RBIs, and Tyson Guerrero had two hits and drove in a run.
Adrian Boites added a double, while Tyler Pallas and Nole Wollan each added RBIs.
W.F. West (14-2, 10-1 league) hosts rival Centralia on Monday.
Knight Leads Wolves Past Centralia
TUMWATER — Kristian Knight shut down the Tigers here Friday, leading Black Hills to a 7-0 win in Evergreen 2A Conference baseball action.
Knight worked all seven innings, striking out eight with one walk and one hit.
“He spotted his fastball very well, for the most part, and then he was throwing a good sharp breaking ball that we didn’t put very good swings on,” Centralia coach Rex Ashmore said. “We did not have very many quality at-bats against him. There was a lot of defensive swings, even when we were in good counts, and we were never comfortable, that’s for sure.”
Nat Lopez had the only hit for Centralia, and the Wolves scored all seven runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
Centralia (6-5, 5-5 league) plays at W.F. West on Monday, and hosts W.F. West on Tuesday.
Rochester Falls to Tumwater
ROCHESTER — The Warriors took the early lead, but Tumwater turned it on late to earn a 12-2 win in six innings in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball game here on Friday.
Chase Edminster was 2 for 3 with an RBI and Bryce Lollar was 2 for 2 with an RBI triple in the second inning for Rochester.
The game was tied at one after the first inning, but Lollar’s RBI triple gave the Warriors the lead. But Tumwater scored five runs in the third inning to take the lead, and added six runs in the fifth and sixth innings combined to pick up the victory.
Ethan Worden got the start on the mound, and Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom was pleased with his performance.
“He’s battling an injury, a cut on his finger and he really hasn’t thrown in a couple weeks,” Quarnstrom said. “He battled, he competed, he didn’t have his best stuff. To their credit, they hit the baseball and they did a good job of driving in runs when they needed to.”
Rochester (2-12, 1-10 league) travels to face Aberdeen on Monday.
BEARCATS 7, BOBCATS 5
W.F. West 201 013 0 — 7 7 2
Aberdeen 003 002 0 — 5 10 1
Batteries: W.F. West — Daniel Fagerness, Adrian Boites (6) and Tysen Paul; Aberdeen — Josh Collett, Austin Timmons (5), Austin Lawrence (6) and Josh Germeaux
WOLVES 7, TIGERS 0
Centralia 000 000 0 — 0 1 1
Black Hills 000 331 X — 7 9 2
Batteries: Centralia — Broc Selstrom, Jeremy Wood (5) and Jerod Frias; Black Hills — Kristian Knight and Zach Loveless
THUNDERBIRDS 12, WARRIORS 2 (6 inn.)
Rochester 110 000 — 2 6 3
Tumwater 105 042 — 12 15 0
Batteries: Rochester — Ethan Worden, Curt Ebeling (5) and Chase Edminster; Tumwater — Trayton Rodriguez and Davis