Prep Baseball: Bearcat Bats Come Alive in 10-0 Victory Over Bobcats

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W.F. West’s offense woke up as four Bearcats tallied two hits a piece to mercy-rule Aberdeen, 10-0, in five innings at home Friday in 2A Evergreen Conference action.

After W.F. West's bats went silent in a 4-0 loss to Tumwater, the Bearcats' bats were loud against the Bobcats.

Cade Haller, Drew Reynolds, Brit Lusk and Gavin Fugate each smacked two hits a piece on the day. 

“I thought the kids made good adjustments after the Tumwater game,” W.F. West coach Bryan Bullock said. “We only struck out twice.”

Haller was 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Reynolds went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Fugate was 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Fugate put together a solid performance on the mound, tossing four scoreless innings with sevens strikeouts, three hits and one walk. Andrew Stafford closed the game in the fifth, retiring the Bobcats in order.

“Definitely nice to get back in the win column,” Bullock said. “Keeps us moving in the right direction as we face Centralia.”

W.F. West improves to 9-1 overall and hosts Twin-City rival Centralia on Monday.

Tigers Rally in the Ninth

Cameron Erickson drove in three runs and Moshi Eport drove in a pair as the Centralia Tigers scored six ninth-innings to beat the Rochester Warriors 10-4 in a wild 2A Evergreen Conference baseball game in Rochester on Friday.

“They hit the ball well in the ninth inning,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “We walked a couple guys but they did what they needed to do in the ninth… we played good baseball. It was a fun game to be a part of.”

Brayden Teitzel notched three hits for the Tigers and scored a pair, and Noah Atliff checked in with a hit, an RBI and two runs. Benito Valencia added three hits, including a double, and an RBI. Landen Jenkins doubled, drove in a run and scored twice, as well.

Jenkins allowed three earned runs over the first five innings with three walks against a single strikeout. Atliff came in for the sixth and finished the game, allowing a single earned run on three hits with two strikeouts and walks.

Kyle Wilson had three hits, with a double, and drove in as many runs for the Warriors in the loss. He also threw 8.1 innings and allowed all ten Tigers runs, but just six earned, on nine hits with four strikeouts and walks. Hyde Parrish tossed the final two outs.

“Kyle did another masterful job for us on the mound,” Quarnstrom said.

Braden Hartley also had three hits, with a double, for the Warriors and scored as many runs.

Centralia (8-3) visits rival W.F. West on Monday for a 4:30 p.m. date. Rochester (4-8) visits Aberdeen the same day at the same time.

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Beavers Competitive Against Eagles

Tenino wasn’t able to nab its first win of the season but the Beavers kept it close until the final inning against a tough Elma team, falling 11-6 at home on Friday.

The Beavers were trailing just 7-5 heading into the top of the seventh, but surrendered four runs and were only able to plate one themselves in the bottom of the seventh.

“We battled the whole time,” Tenino coach Ryan Schlesser said. “The beginning of the season didn’t start out great but the last couple games, we’ve been putting things together.

Tenino collected seven hits on the day, led by Brody Noonan’s 3-for-5 performance at the plate with an RBI. Kellen Knox was 1-for-3 with two RBI and Drew Hart was 2-for-4 with two runs.

Hart pitched 6.1 innings on the mound, striking out four and allowing 13 hits. Ethan Snider pitched the final ⅔ innings of the game, allowing two hits.

“Hart kept us in the game the whole time,” Schlesser said. “He’s our only senior and he put everything together tonight.”

Tenino falls to 0-7 and hosts Goldendale in a non-league match at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Vikings Win Big at Home

Mossyrock used a barrage of hits to come away with a 15-5 victory over Morton-White Pass in five innings at home on Friday in non-league play.

Viking senior Aiden Weist tallied three hits, three RBI and scored two runs, while Keegan Koln added two hits, three runs and an RBI. Jake Comer had two hits, two runs and two RBI, and Ryan Bellino finished with three hits and three runs for Mossyrock.

Morton-White Pass was led offensively by Carter Dantinne and Peyton Brown, who each had two hits on the night.

“MWP hit the ball hard all day, but we played great defense and our pitchers, Gunner Mulligan and Comer threw a great game,” Mossyrock coach Darren Kolb said. “It’s always fun to play MWP because the players and coaches are friends.”

It was senior night for three Vikings: Tryn Thompson, Weist and Bellino.

“They were great leaders this year,” Mossyrock coach Darren Kolb said. “We are a young team and looking forward to next year already.”

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