T-Birds Pull Away from Tigers Late


Led by Ella Ferguson’s strong day in the circle and two RBIs from Jaylene Manriquez, the Tumwater softball team defeated Centralia at Fort Borst Park Tuesday, 5-1. 

The Thunderbirds got a complete game out of Ferguson, who struck out nine and allowed one earned run on five hits and a walk Tuesday. Countering her for the Tigers was Peyton Smith, who also threw a complete game with four earned runs on 11 hits and one walk. 

Manriquez went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and Aly Waltermeyer added a 2 for 3 line with two runs scored for the T-Birds. Centralia’s Jimena Luis knocked in the Tigers lone run in the sixth inning, while Makayla Chavez went 2 for 3. 

Centralia plays Rochester Wednesday on the road while Tumwater takes on the Tigers again on Friday.