Facing each other for the first time since the 2019 state title game, PWV prevailed over Adna, 3-1, in a three-inning jamboree Saturday in Montesano.
In a matchup against two of the top 2B pitchers in the state, Titans’ Olivia Matlock won the battle, striking out six in three innings and blasting a three-run homer off Adna ace Haley Rainey for the win. Rainey finished with four strikeouts and drove in one run off one hit.
“Olivia throws hard and she throws up,” Pocklington said. “Our goal was to not swing up and we didn’t do that. Haley didn’t throw well and I thought she tried to throw too hard.”
PWV was coming off a season-opening, 13-0 shutout over Elma on the road Friday, while Adna entered after shutting out Winlock, 18-0, in its season opener at home Friday.
In Adna’s second game of the jamboree, the Pirates went to a 0-0 stalemate in three innings with Class 1A Hoquiam. Karlee Von Moss struck out two batters in two innings, while Ava Simms added one strikeout in one inning on the mound. Kaylee Ashley, Keaton Dowell and Parker Fiest each walked for the Pirates.
“Von Moos and Simms pitched well for us,” Pocklington said. “We didn’t swing the bats today. We only had one or two at-bats each.”
Adna (1-0) travels to Wahkiakum on Monday, while PWV (1-0) hosts Chief Leschi in a doubleheader at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. in Pe Ell on Tuesday.
Toledo got some non-league experience after tying Montesano, 5-5, and beating Elma, 3-2, in a pair of three-inning matchups during a jamboree Saturday in Montesano.
“Getting outside this time of the year is awesome,” Toledo coach Chad Williams said.
Toledo pitcher Bethany Bowen has now thrown 16 innings this week, which includes two games and two jamboree matchups, to help the Indians start the season off with a 2-0 record.
Williams praised his entire defense for their play Saturday, including catcher Abbie Marcil who made a diving catch in foul territory against Montesano and then threw out the tying run at second base on a steal attempt against Elma.
The jamboree was more about getting another opportunity to play during a shortened season than trying to win, Williams said.
“Everybody got to play, everybody got an at-bat,” Williams said. “Our approach at the plate was really good.”
The Indians host Wahkiakum (0-1) on Thursday.
Tenino took a 1-0 loss to Castle Rock in game one then shutout Forks in an 8-0 victory in game two of a jamboree Saturday in Montesano.
Both games were three innings, and coach Chris Johnson said, overall, his team played much better than it did the night before when taking on Montesano in their season opener. Johnson praised his team for playing well both offensively and defensively against Forks.
“It was weird to play in a jamboree after the season has already started,” Johnson said.
Emily Baxter pitched both games Saturday after throwing in the season-opening doubleheader against Montesano on Friday. Baxter struck out 12, walked no batters and surrendered just one earned run during a 6-4 loss to the Bulldogs in game one. Monte also won game two, 11-2, where Johnson said the Beavers struggled at the plate.
Tenino (0-1) will get back in action when it travels to Centralia on Monday.