2A/1A Softball: Bearcats Cruise in Swamp Cup

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Alisha Anderson lashed three hits with a double and Breanna Crosby drove in three runs as the W.F. West Bearcats easily dispatched rival the Centralia Tigers, 14-1, in the 2021 edition of the softball Swamp Cup on Monday in Centralia.

“It’s always a game where weird stuff happens and it held true today,” W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke said. “I’m proud of what the girls put forward.”

Anderson drove in a run and scored two in addition to her trio of knocks, and Crosby drove in three with two doubles to provide the punch.

Kamy Dacus and Savannah Hawkins each parked homers and drove in a pair of runs. Dacus scored a pair and Hawkins came across thrice. Dacus was next to unhittable in the circle, fanning 13 over all seven innings with just five hits and a single unearned run allowed.

Rachel Gray came off the bench for Clara Bunker, who herself had an RBI double and a run, and drove in a pair with as many hits.  Sophomore Brielle Etter also  had a multi-hit day at the plate.

Gracie Shofield drove in the lone Centralia run, and Ella Orr, Lauren Wasson, Mikayla Chavez and Liza Hubard each had hits for the Tigers.

“The last time we played, they had eight runs before we had two outs in the first inning,” Centralia coach David Orr said. “They didn’t have any big innings until the seventh this time. That was a win for us.

“Normally, when you get beat 14-1, you feel a little defeated. But we fixed some things and we’ll be right back at it.”

Centralia falls to 3-9 and travels to Tumwater on Wednesday for its regular-season finale.

W.F. West (11-0) visits Olympia on Tuesday and hosts Black Hills on Wednesday to conclude its slate. Both games start at 4:30 p.m. 

Warriors Take Down Bobcats

Freshman Staysha Fluetsch smashed a three-run homer, finishing with two hits and two runs, and Rochester held off Aberdeen, 10-6, at home Monday on senior night.

Liz Phelps struck out eight batters in five innings in the circle, while Kiyah Kennedy fanned two in the final two innings in relief.

Faith Kennedy smacked two hits, scored twice and drove in a run. Maddie Bates had one hit, one run and an RBI, while Kaylei Clark added a hit and a run and Sam Moceri added one hit and one run.

Rochester improves to 9-4 overall and 8-3 in the 2A EvCo. The Warriors travel to Shelton on Wednesday for their regular-season finale.

1A Softball

Beavers Edge Rockets

Freshman pinch hitter Sophia Hussey came off the bench and smacked the game-winning RBI single in the top of the seventh to push Tenino past Castle Rock, 1-0, in a non-league tuneup for the upcoming district playoffs on Monday in Castle Rock.

Cassie Cannon and Kayla Feltus had the other two Beavers hits.

“Sophia stepped up big at the plate,” Tenino coach Chris Johnson said.

While Hussey came through clutch at the plate, Tenino ace Emily Baxter put on a show in the circle, striking out 16 while allowing two hits and walking two for the win.
“She pitched really well,” Johnson said. “She shut them down.”

Tenino improves to 7-6 and faces La Center in the 1A District 4 playoffs at 1 p.m., Wednesday, in Elma. The winner faces the winner of Castle Rock and Elma at 3 p.m. in the second round.

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