Pirates thump Tigers in quick C2BL contest


It didn’t take the Adna softball team long to pick up its 11th consecutive victory, needing just three innings to dispatch Napavine 16-0 on Thursday afternoon in a league matchup in Adna.

Ava Simms faced the minimum for the Pirates (12-3, 7-0 C2BL), striking out eight. She also went 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI. Their offense erupted early with 12 runs in the bottom of the first.

Most of the initial runs came on singles, walks and passed balls, then Margarite Humphrey blasted a grand slam to make it 10-0 and Lena McCloskey roped a two-run double to cap the frame. Brytin Dollarhyde finished off the run-rule win with a three-run home run in the third.

Napavine (11-4, 4-3) now is a jumbled mess with Toutle Lake and Rainier all at the same league record with a week to go in the regular season.

Adna will turn its attention to Morton-White Pass on Monday while Napavine will host Kalama in a vital league matchup.