District Roundup: Pirates, Titans to Meet in Long-Awaited District Title


The first day of the 2B District 4 softball tournament went about as expected — albeit a few days late.

After two days of rainouts, the double-elimination portion of the district softball tournament got underway at Fort Borst Park in Centralia on Friday, with Adna (18-2) and Pe Ell-Willapa Valley (17-3) — undefeated champions of the Central 2B League and Pacific 2B League — advancing to Saturday’s district championship game.

Adna drubbed Toutle Lake, 14-0, in its opener, then topped P2BL runner-up Forks, 12-4, in the semifinals. On the other side of the bracket, PWV beat Toledo 7-4 in its opener and then hammered Onalaska, 11-1, to reach the finals.

Both teams will now advance to next week’s 2B state championships in Yakima, starting Friday.


Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 11, Onalaska 1

Dani Shannon started in the circle for PWV and gave up just one earned run in a complete-game victory to secure the Titans a spot in both the state tournament and the District 4 title game.

The Titans led 5-0 after two innings and never looked back. Olivia Matlock went 4 for 4 with a pair of home runs, Raegan Portmann was 3 for 3 and drove in two runs, and PWV piled up 14 total hits.

Adna 12, Forks 4

The Pirates had little trouble with the P2BL runner-up, knocking 13 hits and building a 5-0 lead after three frames. 

Karlee VonMoos and Ava Simms split pitching duties, combining for 10 strikeouts with three walks. At the plate, Danika Hallom went 3 for 5 with a home run, Brooklyn Loose homered and went 2 for 5 with a pair of RBIs, and Natalie Loose was 2 for 4 with three RBIs.


Rainier 2, Toutle Lake 1

The Mountaineers eliminated Toutle Lake behind an 11-strikeout, four-hit performance from ace pitcher Bailey Elwell. Madison Mounts and Brooklynn Swenson each drove in runs for Rainier, which faces Onalaska at 10 a.m. on Saturday at Fort Borst Park in a consolation semifinal game.

Toledo 11, Raymond 9

The Riverhawks knocked Raymond out of the tournament with an 11-9 slugfest victory. Bethany Bowen struck out seven to get the win, while allowing just two earned runs, and Brynn Williams went 2 for 3 with a homer and three RBIs. Abbie Marcil went 3 for 4 with three RBIs and Averie Robins went 2 for 4 with two RBIs.

Toledo will face Forks at 10 a.m. Saturday, back in Centralia, in the consolation semifinals with a state bid on the line.


Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 7, Toledo 4

Olivia Matlock struck out nine and gave up four hits to help PWV beat Toledo, 7-4 to move out of the district quarterfinals.

The Riverhawks kept things tied at 4-4 through five innings, but the Titans plated three in the sixth to take the lead and held on.

Payton Peterson homered and knocked in two runs for PWV, while Grace Huber went 2 for 3 and drove in four runs. Lauren Matlock went 2 for 4 with an RBI.

Greenlee Clark and Quyn Norberg both homered for Toledo.

Adna 14, Toutle Lake 0

The Pirates kept their record against 2B teams this season perfect in Friday’s opener, mowing down Toutle Lake 14-0.

Ava Simms tossed all five innings, striking out nine and allowing just one hit. Kendall Humphrey went 3 for 4 and drove in three runs, while Simms homered and knocked in three runs. Karlee VonMoos went 2 for 3 and drove in two runs and Ashley VonMoos was 3 for 3 with a homer and two RBIs.

Forks 10, Rainier 0

Forks pitcher Chloe Gaydeski held the Mountaineers to just two hits in a five-inning win, striking out five while walking two.

Bailey Elwell went 2 for 2 for the Mountaineers.

Note: Onalaska defeated Raymond, 9-8, in the district quarterfinals.