The Chronicle - Centralia

Bearcats' doubles dominate in win over T-Birds

The W.F. West girls tennis won its ninth match in a row on Monday, defeating Tumwater 5-1.

W.F. West coach Megan Wellander made the switch at the No. 1 and 2 singles leading into the match, and it led to the best match of the day.

In the top singles spot, W.F. West’s Emma Hamilton and Tumwater’s Kendall Gjurasic not only went all three sets, but they went to a tiebreaker in the third set. Hamilton came out on top 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5).

“Those two are very even,” Wellander said. “Just a phenomenal match.”

Alayna Leal came away with the other singles win for the Bearcats, and they swept the doubles matches, losing just three sets in each of those wins.

“This was a really big win for the girls,” Wellander said. “I was excited to see the girls come to battle and win.”

Both teams are back in action on Wednesday, as W.F. West will head to Black Hills and Tumwater will head to Shelton.


First: Emma Hamilton (WFW) beat Kendall Gjurasic (TUM) 1-6, 6-3, 7-6 (7-5)

Second: Chloe Henderson (TUM) beat Viviana Ibanez (WFW) 6-2, 6-4

Third: Alayna Leal (WFW) beat Sarah Kim (TUM) 7-5, 6-3


First: Katelyn Wood/Lilly Hueffed (WFW) beat Adela Schmiedeberg/Claire Buono (TUM) 6-2, 6-1

Second: Ema Weerasinghe/Ellie Mittge (WFW) beat Rosie Uhlmeyer/Ashlyn Spencer (TUM) 6-1, 6-2

Third: Emery Dalrymple/Manta Ceesay (WFW) beat Ellie Shoemaker/Shylee Chang (TUM) 6-1, 6-2

Wolves come up just short against Bobcats

The Black Hills softball team dropped a close one against Aberdeen on Monday, as the Wolves lost 4-0.

Ella Goheen went blow-for-blow with Grand Canyon commit Lily Camp, as both teams were held scoreless through six innings.

Camp helped herself at the plate in the seventh, however, launching a two-run home run to give Aberdeen the lead. The Bobcats added two insurance runs later in the inning, and the Wolves (4-7, 1-6 2A EvCo) were blanked in the bottom half.

Goheen finished the game with five walks and five strikeouts, she allowed four hits, and three of the four runs were charged as earned.

Camp struck out 16 Wolves, and Emma Arko, Madison Malone, and Kiley McMahon logged the only Black Hills hits.

Black Hills will welcome North Thurston for a non-league contest on Wednesday.

Oakville's win streak snapped in loss to Naselle

The Oakville baseball team’s five-game winning streak came to an end on Monday, as the Acorns fell to Naselle 10-1.

The two-time defending 1B state champions scored in five of the six innings they came to the plate, while Oakville (7-4) could only manage a run by a hit by pitch in the sixth.

Daniel Rodas struck out five in five and two-thirds on the bump and went 2 for 4 at the plate, while Koner Burnett hit a leadoff triple in the sixth and came around to score.

The Acorns will look to bounce back when they head to Wishkah Valley on Wednesday.

Titans bounce back with sweep of Wildcats

The Pe Ell-Willapa Valley baseball team got back in the win column on Monday, as the Titans topped Ocosta 16-1 and 13-3 in a pair of run-rule victories.

In Game 1, the Titans (13-3, 4-1 P2BL) went down 1-0 in the top of the first, but immediately took the lead with six in the bottom half and added five more in both the second and third.

He also went 1 for 3 at the plate with a pair of RBIs, as did Lucas Lusk, and Connor Keeton went 3 for 3.

Liam Smaciarz pitched all three innings, giving up three hits and an unearned run while striking out three.

Ocosta took an early lead again in Game 2, but the Titans tied it in the second and took the lead with an eight spot in the third.

Smaciarz and Max Jarvis drove in three runs each, and Brayden Ruddell went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI.

Lusk entered the game on the mound in the second, and he allowed just one run in three innings of work.

Up next for the Titans is a critical doubleheader against Ilwaco, which is currently undefeated in league play and atop the P2BL standings. PWV will head there on Wednesday.

Tigers jump out early in two wins over Mules

The Napavine softball team took two from Wahkiakum on Monday, as the Tigers defeated the Mules 20-0 and 19-2.

In Game 1, a league matchup, the Tigers (10-2, 3-1 C2BL) scored 16 runs in the first to erase any doubt right out the gate. They did the same in Game 2, scoring 13 runs in the opening frame.

Five different Tigers logged multiple hits in Game 1, including Clara Fay, who went 3 for 3 with triple, a double, and four RBIs, and Grace Gall, who went 2 for 3 with three RBIs.

“We’ve kinda of been waiting for her to get hot,” Napavine coach Josh Fay said of Gall. “It was good to see.”

Grace Pancake and Makayla Brett drove in four each, and Hannah Fay struck out seven in three shutout innings in the circle.

Napavine had similar success in Game 2, which was capped off by a grand slam off the bat of Brianna Lara.

“She swings it pretty well,” Fay said of Lara. “It was pretty cool to see for her.”

Once again, five Tigers collected multiple hits, including Paytin Wheeler and Sadie Gilligan.

Napavine will head to Toledo on Thursday.

Pirates come back in nightcap to sweep Mules

A seven-run deficit in the nightcap did little to deter the Adna baseball team on Monday, as the Pirates came back to top the Mules and complete a doubleheader sweep of Wahkiakum.

Adna (15-3, 14-2 C2BL) scored the final 12 runs of the comeback win, winning 12-7, after taking Game 1 11-1 in five innings.

Tristan Percival was on his A-Game in the first matchup, as he allowed just two hits and one run while striking out 11 in five. Beau Miller and Reid Caviness both collected two hits and drove in a run, and Ty Bodenhamer brought home a pair.

Wahkiakum jumped out to a 7-0 lead in the first three innings of Game 2, but Adna scored eight in the fourth and three in the fifth to retake control of the game.

Danner Hoinowski collected three hits and drove in two runs, and Aiden Percival went 2 for 4 with a double and scored two runs. Caviness didn’t record an official at-bat, but he tallied two RBIs thanks to a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded hit by pitch.

After entering the game in the second, Brody Richards pitched four and two-thirds, giving up three hits and two runs while walking three and striking out six.

The Pirates will wrap up their regular season with a two-game series against Onalaska, which starts at Adna on Friday.

Riverhawks blast Loggers in doubleheader sweep

The Toledo baseball team dominated Onalaska on the road on Monday, as the Riverhawks beat the Loggers 14-0 and 24-0 in a league doubleheader.

Caiden Schultz and Gavin Frewing combined to throw a five-inning perfect game in Game 1, striking out 11 of the 15 batters they faced.

Frewing also had a tremendous game at the plate, going 3 for 4 with six runs batted in, while Mason Ruiz and Nico Acosta also brought home a run.

Rogan Stanley, Kaven Winters, and Eli Weeks had similar success on the bump in Game 2, combining to strike out seven in a four-inning no-hitter.

Kaven Winters tallied four RBIs, including a three-run home run, in the second game, while Rohan Feigenbaum went 3 for 3 with three RBIs. Weeks collected two hits and brought home a pair.

Stanley, Ruiz, Frewing, and Bayron Rodriguez also drove in multiple runs.

Onalaska (0-18, 0-16 C2BL) will wrap up its league season with a two-game set against Adna that begins Friday at Adna. Toledo’s (10-9, 9-7 C2BL) regular season will also come to an end over the weekend, as they’ll head to Morton on Friday before hosting the Timberwolves on Saturday.

Tigers dominate, take two from Cardinals

The Napavine baseball team had its way in two games against Winlock on Monday, as the Tigers topped the Cardinals 20-0 and 19-0 in a C2BL doubleheader.

An 11-run second helped Napavine (13-3, 13-3 C2BL) break open the first game, one where Ashton Demarest pitched four shutout innings.

Demarest not only didn’t allow a hit, but he didn’t allow a batter to put a ball in play. Of the 14 batters he faced, two reached via walk, and the other 12 struck out. He also went 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and three runs batted in.

Conner Holmes went 3 for 3 with three doubles and two RBIs, and Beckett Landram tallied two hits in three at-bats and scored four runs.

It was much of the same in Game 2, as Cal Bullock and Silas Bissonette combined to strike out 10 in five shutout innings.

Landram went 3 for 4 with an RBI, while Demarest recorded another pair of hits and RBIs. 

James Cusson logged both of the Cardinals (2-14, 2-14 C2BL) hits, including a triple.

Both teams will hit the road for non-league matchups on Tuesday, as Winlock will head to Castle Rock and Napavine will go to Mossyrock.

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