Dacus, Bearcats Shut Down Tumwater


Kamy Dacus had another big two-way game and W.F. West had no trouble with Tumwater on Wednesday.

The 9-1 Evergreen 2A Conference softball victory at Recreation Park improved the Bearcats’ record to 10-0.

Dacus was dominant in the circle, striking out 13 and allowing just three hits and a single earned run with a pair of walks. That run came on Scout Abbott’s solo homer to lead off the seventh inning; Dacus struck out the next three batters, on 11 pitches, to end the game.

At the plate, meanwhile, Dacus went 3-for-4 with three doubles and three RBI.

“Kamy comes in day in and day out,” W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke said. “We played a tight game behind her.”

The Bearcats took a 2-0 lead in the second inning, thanks to an RBI triple from Brielle Etter and an RBI double from Dacus. Breanna Crosby knocked in a huge run with a single in the fourth, and an error and back-to-back-to-back doubles from Dacus, Brindle and Savannah Hawkins helped plate three runs in the fifth frame. 

Etter went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Hawkins was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and Brindle drove in two runs.

“It felt like every player in the lineup contributed today,” Lieseke said. “I love seeing the kids be a part of rallies and runs.”

The Bearcats play at Aberdeen on Friday.

Pirates Thump Rochester to Stay Undefeated

Adna pounded out 13 hits and scored nine runs in the second inning to coast to an 11-1 win over 2A Rochester in a non-league softball matchup Wednesday afternoon.

Hailey Rainey got the win for Adna, striking out four and allowing three hits, with four walks, in the five-inning game. She helped her own cause with a solo homer in the fifth inning that ended the game via the 10-run rule.

Kaylee Ashley went 2-for-2 for Adna with a double, a triple and two RBI, while Emma Eko was 2 for 2 with a double and drove in a run. Keaton Dowell went 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI, Natalie Loose was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, and Ava Simms was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Danika Hallom added a triple and drove in a run for Adna.

Maddie Bates went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Rochester. Jessa Lenzi added the Warriors’ other hit.

Adna (14-0, 11-0 Central 2B League) plays at Kalama on Thursday.

Rochester (7-4) plays at Centralia on Friday.                                                                   

Tigers Drop Black Hills, 9-5

Ella Orr had four hits and Centralia scored in every inning to pick up a 9-5 Evergreen 2A Conference win over Black Hills Wednesday in Tumwater.

Orr went 4 for 5 with a triple and three runs to lead a Tiger attack that tallied 10 hits. Hannah Robbins and Jadyn Hawley each added two hits, with Hawley driving in a run.

“We’re starting to click,” Centralia coach David Orr said. “They’re chipping away. It was good to see. Saw a lot of great things tonight that we can build on.”

Mikayla Chavez tripled and drove in two runs for Centralia, while Lauren Wasson added two RBI. Gracie Shofield doubled and knocked in a run and Liliana Babka was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Peyton Smith worked all seven innings in the circle for the Tigers, striking out five and walking three while allowing five hits. 

“Payton did a great job tonight mixing up her pitches,” Orr said.

Centralia (3-7) has now won two straight and three of its last four and hosts Rochester on Friday.