Prep Baseball: Tigers Extend Win Streak to Five


Napavine took advantage of five Toledo errors and seven walks to win their fifth-straight game in a 5-2 road win over Toledo on Monday.

Laythan Demarest struck out six batters while walking two and allowing six hits and no earned runs to capture the win in 5.2 innings on the mound for Napavine.

Braiden Osborne led the offensive attack for the Tigers, going 2-for-4 at the plate with one run. Demarest and Keith Olson each scored one run and had one RBI a piece, while Ashtin Landry and Connor Holmes each tallied one hit.

Toledo’s Brandon Guyer, Caiden Shultz and Ryan Bloomstrom combined for seven strikeouts and seven walks on the mound. Justin Filla was 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored, while Schultz had an RBI single, Geoff Glass had a sacrifice fly that scored Toledo’s other run and Kaden Sellard and Bloomstrom had the Indians’ other two hits.

‘We didn’t make the plays that could have taken us out of a few innings,” Toledo coach Bill Waag said. “Napavine took advantage of our miscues and free passes.’

Toledo (2-4) heads to Kalama on Wednesday. Napavine (5-1) hosts Rainier on Wednesday.

MWP One-Hit by Toutle

Toutle freshman Zack Swanson threw a 12-strikeout one-hit complete game as Toutle Lake had no trouble fending off Morton-White Pass, beating the Timberwolves, 14-1, on Monday in Toutle.

“He’s one heck of a pitcher,” MWP coach Jan Westling said. 

The Timberwolves were able to score one run after Jace Peters walked, which setup sophomore Carter Dantinne’s RBI infield single in the fourth inning that scored Peters from third base.

Peters threw ⅔ of an inning as the starter, while Peyton Brown pitched 1.1 innings and Conner Dill threw two innings on 44 pitches.

“They’re a quality team,” Westling said. “Our guys played hard. We knew they were the better team but we didn’t feel intimidated. Very proud of our guys.”

MWP falls to 1-6 and hosts Stevenson Wednesday in White Pass.

Adna Blows Past Rainier

Adna got 7.0 strong innings from Levi Gates and capitalized on as many Rainier errors in a 14-2 Central 2B League win in Rainier on Monday.

Gates allowed just two runs (one earned) on five hits with 10 strikeouts and only two walks in the win. He also tripled, drove in three runs and scored one himself. Rider Cruse was 3-for-3 with two RBI for Rainier. 

“Levi Gates came right at us and we didn’t have an answer,” Rainier coach Mark Mounts said. “Seven errors defensively made us pretty non-competitive.”

Adna (5-1) hosts Onalaska on Wednesday at 4 p.m. Meanwhile, Rainier (3-3) visits Napavine at the same time on the same day.

Ony Take Tough Loss

The young Onalaska Loggers fell 10-9 in eight innings in Stevenson Monday night after holding a comfortable 8-0 lead.

Mason Ulery was a bright spot, notching three hits while playing “exceptional” defense in the outfield, Ony coach Rocky Stanley said.

“It just snowballed on us,” Stanley said. “We’re young and we’ll learn from it. It’ll make us better in the long run. We let one get away that we shouldn’t have.”

Onalaska (2-5) visits Adna on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

1B Baseball

Vikings Bury Acorns

Mossyrock won by a combined score of 34-1 in a doubleheader sweep of Oakville on Monday at home.

Keegan Kolb went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two runs in game one as the Vikings won 14-0. Aiden Weist was 2-for-3 with a run, Tryn Thompson was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI and Easton Kolb was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Gunner Mulligan got the win while striking out five in two innings. Weist pitched two innings with three Ks and Easton Kolb struck out two in the final inning. The three combined for a one-hitter.

In game two, Mossyrock exploded for 16 runs in the first inning en route to a 20-1 win. Keegan Koln was 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a run, Easton Kolb was 1-for-1 with two RBIs and two runs, Mulligan had a hit and two RBIs and Jake Comer collected one hit and two runs.

Easton Kolb earned the win on the mound with two Ks across one inning. Comer fanned five in two innings and R.J. Workman struck out three in two innings as the trio combined for a no-hitter.

“All of our players got in the game,” Mossyrock coach Darren Kolb said. “Pitchers did a good job all day throwing strikes. It really helps when you have a lot of pitchers that are reliable.”

Mossyrock improves to 4-1 overall and hosts Taholah in a doubleheader starting at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.

2A Baseball

Bearcats Win Fifth Straight

Texas Tech-commit Drew Reynolds put on a hitting display, going 4-for-4 with five RBIs and two runs as W.F. West ran away with a 12-2 win over Black Hills at home on Monday.

Senior Brit Lusk was 2-for-3 at the plate with one run and one RBI, while Cade Haller scored two runs and collected one hit and one RBI for the Bearcats, who remain unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 record.

Brock Bunker, Evan Stadjuhar, Gavin Fugate, Jeron Martin and Andrew Stafford each scored runs for the Bearcats, as well. Lusk was equally effective on the mound, striking out six while allowing two hits and two earned runs across five innings for the win.

“Brit threw a lot of strikes, we were able to bust it open and get the offense going,” W.F. West coach Bryan Bullock said.

W.F. West gets back into action when it travels to Aberdeen for a 4:30 p.m. makeup game on Tuesday.

Tigers’ Bats Go Cold

Centralia couldn’t get its bat going, striking out 18 times in a 5-1 loss to Tumwater on the road Monday.

“It was the first time we saw really good pitching,” Centralia coach Adam Riffe said.

The Tigers scattered just three hits on the day, with Zack Rone collecting two of them along with the Tigers’ lone RBI. Freshman Landen Kenkins also had a hit and sophomore Moshie Eport scored the Tigers’ lone run. 

Senior pitcher Noah Aliff struck out six batters and allowed three hits and two earned runs across six innings on the mound for Centralia.

“Noah pitched outstanding,” Riffe said. “He had a good ball game. The errors cost us a couple runs.”

Centralia falls to 4-3 and travels to Aberdeen on Friday.

Warriors’ Bats Go Silent

Rochester was unable to get its offense going, collecting just two hits in a 5-1 road loss to Shelton on Monday.

Landon Hawes pitched the first five innings, striking out one and walking two while allowing five earned runs on nine hits. Hyde Parish entered in for the sixth and struck out one with one earned run.

“Defensively, we played pretty well. Landon did fine, we just didn’t score runs,” Rochester coach Brad Quarnstrom said. “But, that’s not to take anything away from their pitcher, Cannon Hutson.”v 

Hawes started off the fourth inning with a single and Tony Groninger drove him in with an RBI single. 

Rochester’s next game is at Black Hills at 4:30 p.m. on Monday.