2B Baseball: Tigers Take Loggers on the Road

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Napavine utilized a rough outing by Onalaska pitchers to draw a ton of walks and walk away with a 14-4 victory on the road Monday.

Ashtin Landry drew three walks and Braiden Osbone and Laythan Demarest each drew two as the Tigers scored their 14 runs with nine hits to Onalaska’s seven hits. Osborne and Ashton Dematrest each added three RBIs and two hits, while Scott Burdick had two hits and Deacon Parker had two RBIs.

“Too many walks,” Onalaska coach Rocky Stanley said. “Too many free passes.”

Laythan Demarest had four strikeouts in 3 ⅓ innings and Onalaska’s Domanic Serl struck out one with one earned run in two innings on the mound.

Onalaska was led by Ethan Cameron’s two singles and an RBI, while Spencer Hamilton had a single and a run scored, Mason Ulery added a single and scored two runs and Jeremy Larson collected an RBI and a single.

Onalaska falls to 1-2 overall and travels to Kalama on Thursday. Napavine improves to 2-1 and hosts Morton-White Pass on Thursday.

Pirates Tie Mules

Something not often seen in baseball happened Monday as Adna and Wahkiakum battled to a 19-19 stalemate in seven innings in Adna due to lack of daylight.

Levi Gates struck out six batters through five innings to give the Pirates a 10-0 lead heading into the fifth. 

“He was pretty much in control,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said.

But when Gates was pulled due to hitting a pitch count, everything broke loose. Wahkiakum scored three runs in the fifth inning, four in the sixth and 12 in the seventh to take a 19-11 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh.

The Pirates rallied to score eight runs and tie the game back up at 19-19, but with sunlight fading quickly, the game was called a tie. The two teams combined for 20 runs in the seventh inning.

It was a walk-a-thon for both teams, with 34 walks total between the two, including 19 by Pirate pitchers. The Pirates tallied 14 hits offensively and scored in six of the seven innings.

Gates was 3-for-4 at the plate with five RBIs and three doubles. Joe Bennight was 3-for-4, Gabe Slape was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Chance Muller was 4-for-6 with three RBIs.

“Some of these kids just walked off a football field and picked up a bat,” Rooklidge said. “The kids are playing and that’s all that matters. I’m proud of the kids. They played their hearts out.”

Adna (2-0-1) travels to undefeated Toutle Lake on Thursday.

Cardinals Fall to League Leader

Winlock found tough sledding against an undefeated Toutle Lake team Monday on the road, falling 20-1.

Catcher Payton Sickles garnered the Cardinals’ lone hit on the day. Aussie Heikkila played three positions for Winlock, including pitcher and catcher, and has not played six different positions in four games.

On the mound, Jay Crow threw well in relief for two innings, Winlock coach Jordan Nailon said, and Aiden Freitas made a couple big plays at third base. Toutle Lake’s freshman ace Zach Swanson struck out six Cardinals in three innings for the Ducks.

“My guys couldn’t throw strikes,” Nailon said. “Toutle is a bulldozer with a wrecking ball attached.”

Winlock (1-3 overall, 0-3 2BCL) travels to Stevenson on Thursday.

Mounties Clip MWP

Trailing 3-1 after five innings, Rainier scored two runs in the top of the sixth and another in the top of the seventh to complete a 4-3 come-from-behind win over Morton-White Pass at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey on Monday.

The Timberwolves nearly tied the game up in the bottom of the seventh with one out and a runner on third. An MWP batter hit a grounder back at the pitcher, who faked a throw to first, enticing the T-Wolves runner on third to head home, and catching him in a pickle heading back to third base when he realized he’d made a mistake.

The Mounties scored four runs just four hits while holding MWP batters to only three hits on the day. Rainier’s Ryder Cruse finished with two hits and three RBIs, while Mike Green walked three times. MWP’s Layten Collette was 2-for-4 and Hunter Hazen was 1-for-4.

On the mound, Rainier’s Ethan Gonzalez struck out four in 5 ⅓ innings, while MWP’s Jace Peters threw four innings and gave zero earned runs, while Payton Brown had three Ks in three innings.

“Pitchers on both teams did outstanding jobs,” MWP coach Jan Westling said. “It was a fun game to watch, Both teams battled hard. The pitching was truly outstanding.”

MWP (1-2) travels to Napavine on Thursday. Rainier (3-0) travels to Black Hills on Thursday.

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