Demarest Tosses No-No, Napavine Sweeps MWP


The Napavine baseball team didn’t allow a hit until the final inning of the day Wednesday in Tiger Town, sweeping Morton-White Pass with a 10-0 win in five innings and a 20-5 win in four.

The first game saw Ashton Demarest spin a no-hitter for the Tigers, only allowing four walks while striking out nine. At the plate, the hosts burst out for three runs in the first inning, two in the third, and five in the fourth to get the game into run-rule territory.

It was the second no-hitter for the Tigers in a row, after Connor Holmes and Cal Bullock combined to keep Wahkiakum out of the hit column in their final game before spring break.

A trio of Napavine pitchers kept the no-hit streak going deep into the second game Thursday, before Keaton Thompson broke it with two outs in the fourth inning. Combined, the Tigers’ staff threw 16 ⅓ consecutive hitless innings.

The T-Wolves got onto the scoreboard despite the lack of hits in Game 2 thanks to some wildness on the mound; the Tigers issued seven free passes in the first inning, letting four runs come home. 

Napavine put things away with 13 runs in the fourth inning, finishing with nine hits as a team and taking advantage of six MWP errors.

Cal Bullock and Jack Nelson both went 2 for 3 with doubles; Bullock scored four runs, while Nelson scored two and drove in two more.

MWP is set to face Toledo in a road doubleheader Saturday, while Napavine will get a week off and open a two-day series against Kalama next Wednesday in Cowlitz County.