1B/2B Fastpitch: Vikings Erupt for 27 Runs in Oakville

DAY OF RUNS: All Three Area Games Produced Big-Time Runs, With Toledo scoring 16, Napavine Adding 10 and Mossyrock Blasting 27 

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Mossyrock scored 14 runs on 10 hits in a 40-minute top of the first inning en route to a 27-0 season-opening victory in three innings over Oakville on the road Thursday.

“We came out hitting the ball and were pretty aggressive on the bases,” Mossyrock coach Keith Coleman said. “It was nice to get out and get the competitive edge and get a game in.”

The Vikings were playing in their first game since moving down to Class 1B and looked dangerous both on the mound, at the plate and on the field, committing no errors, smacking 16 total hits and allowing just one Acorn hit.

Vikings’ ace Gracie May West struckout three and threw two innings of no-hit ball, while Jodee Hadaller knocked down two and allowed one hit in the final inning with Trista Rockwood catching.

Hailey Brooks was 2-for-2 for the Vikings with a triple and a two-run blast in the top of the third inning. Hadaller went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double, while West drew four walks and hit a double. Rockwood was 3-for-4, while Gracie Lovan was 2-for-3 with a double and Payton Torrey, in his first game since grade school, was 3-for-4 batting.

“I was happy with the bats,” Coleman said. “Their first pitcher didn’t throw too bad. Defensively, we didn’t have to do a whole lot. But there’s always room for improvement.”

Mossyrock (1-0) gets a week off and hosts Taholah on Thursday.

T-Wolves Two-Hit by Toledo

Toledo exploded for 13 runs in the second inning to coast to a 16-0 victory at home over Morton-White Pass on Thursday.

“They looked in mid-season form,” MWP coach Derek Bowen said.

Toledo ace Bethany Bowen allowed no runs, struckout four and scattered two hits across three innings. Catcher Abbie Marcil was 3-for-3 at the plate with a triple and three runs. Leadoff first baseman Brynn Williams went 2-for-3 with three runs and center fielder Vanessa Rodriguez was 3-for-3 with two runs. Right fielder Candace Clark was 2-for-3 with two doubles and one run.

The Timberwolves, who were coming off a 22-3 opening-season win over Wahkiakum on Monday, had the tables turned on them Thursday. The T-Wolves were held to just two hits, one by Chloee Justice and another by Jaiden Linder. Justice started the game on the mound, striking out two and allowing six hits in 1 ⅔ innings. Linder pitched the final 1 ⅓ innings, surrendering five hits.

“There were definitely a lot of coachable moments and forgettable moments,” Bowen said. “The second inning, that’s one we’re going to forget about.” 

Morton-White Pass (1-1) travels to Rainier on Monday. Toledo (2-0) hosts Wahkiakum on Thursday, April 1.

Tigers Bounce Back

Coming off a season-opening loss to Toutle Lake, Napavine was able to bounce back for a 10-8 victory over Stevenson at home Thursday.

Kailyn Milton struckout four in three innings on the mound as the Tigers’ starting pitcher and led the team at the plate, going 2-for-3 with three RBIs. Tanner Simpson went 2-for-4 batting with two RBIs.

Patricia Helsing pitched the final four innings for Napavine, striking out five, walking three and allowing just two hits. Helsing knocked down the Bulldogs in order in the top of the seventh to seal the win.

“We did a lot of good things,” Napavine coach Josh Fay said. “We moved people around, defensively, and threw a lot of strikes. It was a good bounce back for us. The girls chipped away to give us runs.”

Fay praised the hitting of Chloey Towne, who pinch-hit in the bottom of the sixth inning and smoked an RBI double to centerfield to help the Tigers take the lead for good.

Napavine (1-1) hosts Onalaska (0-2) on Monday.

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