Prep Fastpitch: Pirates Clinch League Title With Blowout


Adna scored six fourth-inning runs en route to a blowout win over Morton/White Pass on Monday in Adna.

Karlee Von Moos led the way with three hits, two of which were doubles, with two RBI and three runs. Emmo Eko also doubled twice, drove in three and scored once. Haley Rainey added a pair of knocks and drove a run in, as well.

Ava Simms was dominant in the circle, allowing just two hits with 11 strikeouts and no walks in five innings of work. She threw just 70 pitches.

Hamilton and Green had the two Timberwolves hits.

Adna (12-1) hosts Rochester on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Morton/White Pass (3-8) is off until its season-ender on Friday, when it hosts Mossyrock.

Indians Claim Sole Possession of Second Place

Toledo battled back from a 5-0 deficit to toppled Toutle Lake, 11-5, on the road Monday to claim sole possession of second place in the Central 2B League.

The Indians and Ducks entered the game tied for second place in the league with one loss each, and it was Toledo that came through in crunch time.

Toledo trailed 5-0 entering the bottom of the third when Brynn Williams smashed a leadoff triple to spark the comeback. 

“We just got off the bus and looked a little lethargic,” Toledo coach Chad Williams said. “We didn’t wake up until the third inning.”

Ace Bethany Bowen, who finished with eight strikeouts while allowing five runs on eight hits, shut out the Ducks the rest of the way.

 Williams finished 3-for-5 at the plate with a triple, two runs and an RBI. Haleigh Holmes was 4-for-5 with three runs, three RBI and a triple, while Abby Marcil went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored. The Indians collected 16 total hits.

Toledo hosts Winlock on Wednesday and Stevenson on Thursday for Senior Night. Wins in both games would secure the No. 2 seed for the Indians at the district tourney.

“We don’t want to look past anyone,” Williams said. “We have two games that are very important.”

Rainier Handles Winlock

Brooklynn Swenson and Bailey Elwell each had three hits as the Rainier Mountaineers cruised past the Winlock Cardinals, 11-1, in a Central 2B League softball game on Monday in Winlock.

Elwell doubled twice with an RBI and three runs scored. In addition, Elwell struckout 16 in the circle, allowing just two hits, one earned run and no walks. The one hit was a solo dinger from Winlock’s Karlie Jones.

Swenson, who went 3-for-3, added a triple with an RBI and a pair of runs. Alyssa Lofgren doubled, as well, and scored two runs while driving in one. 

Rainier (6-3) travels to Toutle Lake on Thursday. Winlock (5-6) meanwhile visits Toledo on Wednesday at 4 p.m., then hosts Napavine on Thursday, which has serious seeding implications. 

Tigers Topple Chinooks

Tanner Simpson went 4-for-4 with five RBI and three runs as the Napavine Tigers muscled past the Kalama Chinooks, 17-5, in a Central 2B League game in Kalama on Monday.

Mak Taliaferro added two hits, an RBI and three runs, and Kayla Bornstein walked three times with three runs.

Patricia Helsing was in the zone both her two innings, but Kalama bats found solid contact to the tune of eight hits and five runs.

Cailin Milton came in to relieve, and tossed the remainder, allowing just a hit and no earned runs.

Napavine (5-5) awaits a road game with Winlock on Thursday at 4 p.m. and the seeding implications that come with it.


Centralia Overcomes Defensive Miscues

The Centralia Tigers had a big day offensively and overcame some difficulties on defense in a 13-5 win over the Shelton Highclimbers in a 2A Evergreen Conference softball game in Shelton on Monday. 

Gracie Schofield had three hits, including a double, in five tries with three RBI and a pair of runs. Mikayla Chavez had three hits, one a triple, in four tries with three RBI and two runs scored.

Ella Orr, Jadyn Hawley and Courtney Spriggs had two hits apiece. Spriggs doubled twice and drove in and scored two, Hawley doubled, drove in one and scored two and Orr doubled twice and scored one.

Peyton Smith overcame six Tigers errors in the circle, allowing five runs (four earned) on seven hits with five strikeouts against a lone walk. She did allow a home run, a three-run job off the bat of Shelton’s Ally Baumgart.

“Patyton pitched well,” Centralia coach David Orr said. “She’s got control of her offspeed stuff.”
Centralia (3-7) visits Black Hills on Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.

Warriors Fall to T-Birds

The Rochester Warriors tripped up Monday in 10-2 in a 2A Evergreen Conference softball game in Tumwater.

“Nothing went our way,” Rochester coach Tiffany Garcia said.

Sadie Knutson struck out six batters in three innings in the circle for the Warriors, while Liz Phelps threw two innings and Kiyah Kennedy pitched one inning.

Staysha Fluetsch had an RBI triple and scored a run while Knutson had a double and stole a base.

Rochester (7-2) hosts Adna in a non-league match on Wednesday at 4 p.m.

“They’ve got a pretty good team,” Garcia said. “They’re smaller but they do a lot of damage where they’re at. They have a lot of good players. Hopefully we can compete.”