2B Baseball: Pirates Advance to District Semifinals


LAST TEAM STANDING: Adna is the Final 2B Area Baseball Team Left in Contention After Toledo and Napavine Fall in the District Quarterfinals

Adna used a solid outing from freshman pitcher Tristan Percival to keep Ocosta at bay in a 5-2 victory in the 2B District 4 quarterfinals in Grayland on Tuesday.

Adna improves to 10-3 overall and faces top-seeded and undefeated Toutle Lake in the semifinals on Friday in Toutle.

Percival went 6.2 innings, striking out seven and allowing two earned runs on two hits with just one walk. Senior Tyler Minkoff registered the final out for the save.

“Tristan did a great job keeping them off balance and used our defense well,” Adna coach Jon Rooklidge said.

It was an excellent defense for Percival to take advantage of as the Pirates were error-free on the day.

Senior standout Levi Gates led the offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Percival was 2-for-4 at the plate.

“We just scattered runs about,” Rooklidge said. “We beat a good pitcher today. He’s a decent thrower and changes speeds.”

Indians Falter in Kalama

Kalama brought its bats on Tuesday, tallying 11 runs on 12 hits to hand Toledo an 11-4 defeat in the 2B District 4 quarterfinals Tuesday in Kalama.

The Indians held a 2-0 lead in the top of the third, led by Justin Filla’s RBI single that scored Ryan Bloomstrom, then Rowdy Kirkendoll scored on a sacrifice fly by Jesse Towns.

But the Chinooks’ bats came alive in the fourth and fifth innings, where they scored four and six runs, respectively, to steal momentum. Kalama added another run in the sixth and Toledo punched in two more in the seventh.

Kalama out-hit Toledo 12-7. Filla went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Geoffrey Glass was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Mason Miller, Bloomstrom and Kirkendoll also had hits for the Indians.

Caiden Schultz went four innings on the mound, striking out five while allowing eight earned runs on nine hits. Brandon Guyer tossed 1.2 innings, surrendering three runs on three hits and Kaden Sellards pitched ⅓ of an inning, allowing no hits and no earned runs.

Toledo (6-7) has five seniors who played their final game for the Indians: Sellards, Towns, Bloomstrom, Kirkendoll and Guyer.

“The coaches will miss these young men and appreciate the time and effort they put into the program to help make it an enjoyable season,” Toledo coach Bill Waag said.

Tigers Fall to Forks in Shootout

Napavine committed five-straight errors with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and couldn’t recover in a 20-10 loss to Forks on the road Tuesday in the district quarterfinals.

Forks scored nine unearned runs that inning to snatch the victory.

Senior Laythan Demarest ended his Tigers’ baseball career while going 3-for-4 at the plate. Senior Braiden Osborne ended his career with a pair of hits, as well. Napavine ends its season with an 8-4 overall record.