Tenino’s offensive struggles to start the season continued as the Beavers lost back-to-back home games to Hoquiam in 1A Evergreen Conference play on Tuesday.
In Game 1, the Beavers surrendered seven runs in the top of the second to the Grizzlies and were never able to catch back up in an 11-5 loss.
The Beavers committed six errors and collected just five hits. They plated three runs in the first and one each in the second and third innings before being held scoreless the rest of the way.
“We couldn’t get out of our own way,” Tenino coach Chris Johnson said. “Six errors in a game, you’re not gonna win those games.”
Grace Vestal led the Beavers’ offense by going 2 for 4 with an RBI. Emily Baxter was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Brooke Bratton was 1 for 2 with a run and an RBI.
Baxter went all seven innings on the mound, allowing six earned runs on 11 hits and two walks while striking out 12.
In Game 2, the Beavers struggled to string together hits in a 7-1 loss.
Vestal again led the Beavers in hitting, going 2 for 3. Abby Severse scored the lone run, while Kayla Feltus and Kiyah Goodwin each went 1 for 3.
“Happy with how well (Vestal) hit today and played defensively,” Johnson said.
Baxter fanned seven batters on the mound while allowing two earned runs on nine hits and two walks.
Tenino heads to Hoquiam for a rematch at 3 p.m. on Friday.