Emily Baxter Mows Down 27 Batters in 11 No-Hit Innings

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Emily Baxter, armed with a howitzer for a right arm, struck out 27 batters and tossed a no-hitter through 11 innings as Tenino swept Elma in back-to-back games at home on Tuesday during Senior Night.

Baxter threw a 19-strikeout no-hitter in game one and was just one walk and one error away from a Perfect Game as the Beavers took a 9-1 victory in game one.

“She was on-point that first game,” Tenino coach Chris Johnson said.

She followed that up by tossing an eight-strikeout no-hitter through four innings before being pulled in a 10-0 win in five innings in game two.

The Beavers tallied 10 total hits offensively and struck out only twice in game one, led by senior Cassie Cannon’s 2-for-4 performance at the plate, which included a solo home run.

Kayla Feltus was 3-for-4 and senior Autumn Long was 2-for-4.

In game two, Cannon, who wanted to pitch due to it being senior night, took to the circle for the first time in two years and struck out one batter and walked two.

Offensively, the Beavers tallied 13 total hits, led by Cannon, who went 3-for-3 with four RBI. 

Abby Severse, Alivia Hunter and Long each went 2-for-3 and Baxter was 2-for-4 with three RBI.

Five seniors played their final home game for the Beavers, which included Cannon, Long, Bailey Greene, Renee Diollo, who had a base hit, and Kaylee Reddekopp.

“It was nice to be able to honor them and let them go,” Johnson said.

Tenino is currently sitting in second place in the 1A Evergreen Conference and has a doubleheader rematch at Elma on Friday. One win would secure the Beavers the No. 2 seed at the District IV tournament.

Undefeated Vikings Keep Rolling

Undefeated Mossyrock continued its onslaught in the 1B ranks, cruising to an 18-2 victory at Wishkah in five innings on Tuesday.

Gracie May West threw two innings in the circle, striking out one, allowing two hits and walking four, while Jolee Hadaller struck out three and allowed one hit with three walks in three innings.

The Vikings used an eight-run first inning and a seven-run third inning to run away with the victory.

Mossy collected eight total hits, led by Alexandra Rueda’s three and Trista Rockwood’s two.

Wishkah scored its two runs in the first and second innings, and the Vikings avoided further damage in the second with a triple play to get out  a bases-loaded jam.

The Vikings improve to 9-0 on the season and head to Naselle on Thursday for a key league doubleheader. One win would secure the league title for Mossyrock.