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Saturday’s Prep Baseball: Napavine Swings Past North Mason

By The Chronicle

BELFAIR — Napavine’s Jake Darden pitched a complete game to help the Tigers earn a 9-3 win in a non-league baseball game here on Saturday.

Darden allowed 10 hits, three earned runs and one walk while striking out two batters.

At the plate, Dawson Stanley was 3-for-4 with two runs and a RBI and Laythan Demarest had two doubles, a walk and three runs. Seth Butler recorded a hit, a run and two RBI and Ben Woodrum hit a double and scored a run. Darden and Scott Burdick each had a hit and scored a run for the Tigers.

The Tigers scored two runs in the first and three runs in the second inning for a 5-2 lead after two innings. Napavine plated three runs in the fourth inning and an insurance run in the fifth inning.

Napavine (7-7, 5-6) hosts Morton-White Pass on Friday in a Central 2B League doubleheader to close out the regular season.

Centralia Claims Victory Against Aberdeen

ABERDEEN — Centralia’s Jackson Hull had a quality start on the mound to lead the Tigers to a 6-4 win over Aberdeen in an Evergreen 2A Conference baseball game here on Saturday.

Hull threw the first six innings, allowing four runs while throwing just 65 pitches. Derek Beairsto earned the save by pitching the seventh.

“After the first, Jackson really settled in. For all six innings he pitched, he basically pounded the strike zone. His pitch count was at 65 through six innings,” Centralia coach Rex Ashmore said. “He really gave us what we needed going deep into the ball game like he did. Derek (Beairsto) did what he’s been doing for us lately. Both did a good job of throwing strikes.”

Beairsto was 2-for-4 with a RBI and Colby Steele was 2-for-4 with a double for the Tigers.

Each team scored three runs in the first inning. Aberdeen plated a run in the fourth to take the lead, but the Tigers answered with three runs in the sixth to take the lead for good.

“In our league, we don’t play much on a Saturday. It was nice the way our kids went out and played the game,” Ashmore said. “We competed and did what we needed to do to find a way to win the ball game.”

Centralia (9-4, 5-3) was scheduled to play W.F. West on Monday, but the game was rained out with the Bearcats leading 1-0 after two innings. The W.F. West game will be completed on Thursday while the Tigers host Black Hills on Tuesday in an EvCo game.

At Belfair


Napavine 230 310 0 — 9 12 1

North Mason 100 011 0 — 3 10 3

Batteries: Napavine — Jake Darden and Tristan Ellison; North Mason — Fisher, Deardorff (4), Stark (5) and Collins

At Aberdeen


Centralia 300 003 0 — 6 7 2

Aberdeen 301 000 0 — 4 8 4

Batteries: Centralia — Jackson Hull, Derek Beairsto (7) and Cameron Erickson, Colby Steele (7); Aberdeen — Brown, Pisaul (5) and Watters

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