College Roundup: Checking In With the Locals


    There's lots of Lewis County athletes playing sports at the college level, especially in the spring. Here's a roundup of how some of them are doing at four-year schools.


    Hannah Pomeroy, a senior out of Mossyrock, hit a solo home run for Western Oregon University on Sunday in a 6-2 win over Saint Martin's University to open a doubleheader. The homer was Pomeroy's fourth of the season and she also picked up the win as the starting pitcher, allowing two runs on six hits to improve to 7-3 this season for the 13-12 Wolves. She also went 1 for 2, playing first base, in Sunday's 4-3 win over SMU to close out the twinbill, which improved WOU to 4-0 in Great Northwest Athletic Conference play and ran its winning streak to six games. Pomeroy, who played at Lower Columbia for two years, is batting .289 with 13 RBIs in 17 games for the Wolves, and has a 3.72 ERA with 38 strikeouts in 69.2 innings pitched.

    Pomeroy was also named the GNAC's Player of the Week for her performance in the SMU sweep and a sweep of Montana State-Billings, which included three homers — one of which was a grand slam — and two pitching wins. It was the second time this season she earned Player of the Week honors.

    Dani Wall, a sophomore out of Tenino, has started 18 games for the 11-7 Saint Martin's University Saints. Wall went 1 for 2 with a walk in the first game of a doubleheader against Western Oregon on Sunday, and is hitting .288 with eight RBIs and a home run this season.

    Sarah Barnes, a freshman from Onalaska, has started 20 times and played in all 22 games for Boise State University this season. Barnes is hitting .271 with a pair of home runs and nine RBIs for the 9-13 Broncos, including a 4 for 4, four-RBI performance with a three-run homer in an 8-6 loss to San Diego on Feb. 24 in Riverside, Calif.

    Adna sisters Jessika-Jo and Jordan Sandrini have both played in each of Siena College's seven games this season. Jessika-Jo, a junior, is hitting .333 and has started all seven games, with an 0-2 record as a pitcher and a team-high three RBIs. Jordan, a freshman, is hitting .214 and has started four games.

    Lauren Liseth, a junior from Centralia, had a double, a triple and two RBIs in Fairfield University's 3-1 win over Bryant University on Tuesday in San Diego. Liseth followed that up with a 1 for 3 performance, with two more RBIs, in a 5-1 win hover Southern Utah in the Stags' second game on Tuesday. Liseth, a catcher, has started all 10 games for the 6-4 Stags and leads her team with a whopping .621 batting average, with five of the team's seven home runs and 17 RBIs.

    Amanda Woods, a freshman from Pe Ell, went 2 for 3 and drove in all three runs for George Fox University in a 3-0 win against Lewis & Clark Sunday to open a doubleheader in Newberg. Woods has started all 18 games for the 12-6 Bruins, and is hitting .365 for the with two home runs and a team-high 15 RBIs. George Fox is currently atop the Northwest Conference standings with a 9-3 record.

    Jet'aime Mullins, a senior from White Pass High School, went 2 for 7 in the same doubleheader as a designated hitter for Lewis & Clark. Mullins is hitting .286 this season, with two homers and 14 RBIs, for the 10-10 Pioneers.

    Dani Braun, a freshman out of Chehalis, hit an RBI single for the University of Washington during a 12-3 win over Yale on Sunday in the Husky Softball Classic.


    Robert Pehl, a sophomore out of Chehalis, is batting .315 and has started all 15 games for the University of Washington this season, including a three-game series against Cal Poly in which he went 5 for 11. Pehl leads the 4-11 Huskies with eight RBIs, and teammate Erik Forgione — also a sophomore out of Chehalis — has seen action in 11 games.

    Dominick Courcy, a center fielder and senior from Centralia, is hitting .328 and has started all 16 games for the 11-5 Pacific Lutheran University Lutes. He went 1 for 3 with a pair of RBIs in a 9-5 win over Whitman on Saturday in Walla Walla. Teammate Chris Bishop, a sophomore pitcher from Rochester, has gone 1-2 with a 3.79 ERA this season over the course of 19 innings.

    Colton Schoelkopf, a catcher for Colorado Mesa University, went 3 for 6 in a pair of wins (6-5, 2-0) at Regis University on Friday. Schoelkopf, a junior out of Chehalis, is hitting .303 this season for the 12-4 Mavericks.

Track & Field

    Mikel Elliott, a junior from White Pass High School, was named a 2013 NAIA Indoor Track & Field All-American for Concordia University. Elliott finished ninth, just a spot away from All-America honors, in the 3,000 meters at the NAIA championships on March 2 in Geneva, Ohio, crossing the finish line in 10:28.41. Elliott, competing in indoor track for the first time this season after two years running for the Community Colleges of Spokane, earned her All-American honors with the distance medley relay team. The former Panther standout ran the 1,200 meter leg for the relay team, which finished second only to the College of Idaho. In the fall Elliott finished third in the Cascade Conference cross-country chamionships, running the 5K course in 18:06.41.

    Adna's Megan VonBargen, a freshman, ran a leg of the distance medley relay in the semifinals on Friday for Concordia.