Prep Fastpitch: Tigers Fall, 18-7, to Thunderbirds


Centralia was unable to overcome tough first and seventh innings in an 18-7 loss to Tumwater at home on Monday.

Tumwater scored eight runs in the first and five in the seventh to keep Centralia at bay and hand the Tigers their sixth-straight loss of the season.

Tigers’ leadoff hitter Ella Orr nearly sent a one-hopper to the centerfield fence in the bottom of the first for a standup double, then bashed a three-run homer in the fourth inning to finish 3-for-4 at the plate. Jadyn Hawley was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs and Liza Hubbard finished with a double. Centralia tallied 12 total hits on the day.

“We started hitting, finally, which was nice,” Centralia coach David Orr said. 

A trio of freshmen put up noteworthy performances, as well, with Lauren Wasson going 2-for-4 with a double, Makayla Chavez smashing a double and Gracie Schofield going 3-for-3.

“We’re getting a lot out of the freshmen,” Orr said. “I’m proud of them.”

Sophomore Peyton Smith pitched her first high school complete game, striking out one and walking four while allowing 15 hits.

“It took Peyton a while to get settled but she’s getting better every day,” Orr said. “She’s been working hard. She’s coming along and has grown a lot since the first game.”

Centralia (0-6) gets back into the diamond when it hosts Black Hills on Tuesday in a makeup game.

Bearcats Roll Through Wolves

Kamy Dacus and Ella Young combined for a single-game school-record 17 strikeouts as the Bearcats cruised to a 13-1 win over Black Hills at home Monday.

Kamy Dacus pitched for the first six innings, fanning 14 batters, and Ella Young came in for the final inning and recorded three strikeouts. Their combined 17 strikeouts broke the W.F. West school record. 

“Kamy had another shutdown game,” W.F. West coach Caty Lieseke said. 

Alisha Anderson, who’s been on a tear at the plate this season, hit a bases-loaded double to finish with two RBIs and fuel a five-run fourth inning

“It was really the break-open hit that got us going,” Lieseke said. 

Dacus hit a towering home-run blast in the top of the seventh as the Bearcats won their fifth straight and remain unbeaten on the season with a 5-0 record. Lena Fragner was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Brielle Etter smashed a double and drove in a run.

“Up and down the lineup we made big adjustments,” Lieseke said. “We supported our pitchers and played another clean game.”

The Bearcats face Shelton at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at home. 

Warriors Win Fifth Straight

Rochester ran its win streak to five games with an 11-1 win over Shelton on the road Monday.

Faith Kennedy finished with two hits for the Warriors, while Maddie Bates was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Sam Moceri had a bunt-hit and an RBI and Kaylei Clark was 2-for-3 with an RBI double.

Jessa Lenzi had a sac-bunt and an RBI, Callie Crawford stole a base and smashed an RBI double, Staysha Fluetsch had a sacrifice-fly RBI and an RBI double and Kiyah Kennedy finished with a single and a walk.

The Warriors improve to 6-1 and host Black Hills at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday.

2B Fastpitch

Pirates Sweep Mountaineers

Haley Rainey tossed a nine-strikeout one-hitter as Adna used a 10-run third inning to shutout Rainier, 13-0, in five innings at home on Monday.

Adna won their seventh game in a row and improve to 7-0 on the season. Ava Simms smashed three hits while Rainey and Emma Eko each added two. Eko and Keaton Dowell each drove in two runs a piece. Ava Simms struck out three batters in one inning of relief.

Rainier falls to 3-2 and after losing its second-consecutive game after starting out the season on a three-game win streak. Ace Bailey Elwell struck out four batters in two innings in the circle. Keira Anderson had the Mountaineers’ lone hit.

“We had some good at-bats against (Elwell) today,” Adna coach Bruce Pocklington said. “We did a good job staying off her high pitch. When you see slow, slow, slow then face someone like her, it’s a challenge.”

Rainier coach Kyle Greenwood said it was tough sledding for the Mountaineers’ hitters against Rainey and Simms.”

“Stone-cold bats but our defense was really good,” Greenwood said. “To go 13-0 against the best team in the league; Adna is a tough place to go and a tough team to play. To battle Adna to five innings, that’s pretty good. You don’t have to hang your head.”

Rainier hosts Napavine at 4 p.m. on Wednesday. Adna travels to Onalaska (5-2) for a 4 p.m. match on Wednesday.

Indians Take Tigers in Five

Bethany Bowen and Payson Hoiseck combined for eight strikeouts, five hits and one walk to help Toledo take a 16-2 road win over Napavine Monday.

“Pitching was key for them,” Napavine coach Josh Fay said. 

Hoiseck went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBIs while Jurica Maliegh finished with four RBIs for the Indians. For Napavine, Patricia Helsing walked one and scattered 11 hits in the circle, while the Tigers’ defense committed nine errors.

“Patricia Helsing did a good job throwing strikes,” Fay said. “We just didn’t play good defense behind her.”

Napavine falls to 3-3 and heads to Rainier (3-2) on Wednesday. Toledo improves to 5-1 and hosts Kalama on Wednesday.

Loggers Mercy-Rule Bulldogs

Dylan “Pickle” Zigler and Lisa Liddell combined for a no-hitter as Onalaska romped its way to a 16-1 victory over Stevenson in three innings at home on Monday.

Zigler struckout five, walked one and allowed no hits in two innings while Liddell struckout two and surrendered no hits in ⅓ of an inning in relief. 

“We’re putting things together and starting to play good ball,” Onalaska coach Rich Teitzel said. 

Teitzel praised the hitting of Desi Smith, Alex Cleveland-Barrera, Zigler, Hannah James, Hope Rhoses and Hailey Naillon, who had her first career double. He also gave a shout out to Saylor “Popeye” Stone, who played well at second base.

“She hit the ball well, hustled, is an upbeat kid, no matter what and always has a smile on her face,” Teitzel said.

Onalaska improves to 5-2 and is on a five-game win streak. The Loggers host undefeated Adna on Wednesday.

1B Fastpitch

Vikings Sweep Acorns

Mossyrock cracked the Oakville Acorns in a dominating sweep at home Monday, winning 19-0 and 18-0 in what turned into a walk-a-thon for the Vikings.

The Vikings catapulted to a 14-run first inning in game one, then followed that up with a 16-run first inning in game two as Oakville combined for 35 walks on the day. Mossyrock had just four hits on their 19 runs in game one, then actually had no hits in their 18-0 victory in game two.

Jolee Hadaller and Gracie May West threw back-to-back no-hitters for the Vikings, with Hadaller striking out eight in game one and West fanning eight in game two. Hadaller was one strike away from striking out all nine of the nine batters she faced.

Mossyrock improves to 5-0 on the season and heads to Wishkah on Wednesday.