Tigers Finish Regular Season With Two League Wins


Napavine softball picked upa 17-5 win over Winlock then a 16-0 victory over Kalama right after during a home doubleheader in Central 2B League play on Wednesday.

The victories conclude the regular season for the Tigers, who now await the 2B District IV tournament on May 16. The top-four placers at districts earn automatic bids to state. The fifth-place finisher will play a District 1/2 opponent in a loser-out, winner-to-state game.

Against Winlock on Wednesday, the Tigers pounded out 17 hits during the three-inning victory.

Clara Fay led the assault by going 4 for 4 with four RBIs, two runs and a walk. Tanner Simpson smashed a home run while going 2 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs, and Hallie Denault was 3 for 3 with three RBIs and two runs.

Patricia Helsing went all three innings in the circle, allowing two earned runs on five hits and no walks with two Ks.

Winlock was led by Madison Rohman going 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a run. Charlee Connelly was 1 for 2 with two runs and an RBI.

Cali Geehan pitched all four innings for the Cardinals, allowing five earned runs on 17 hits and three walks with three Ks.

Napavine kept its momentum going in Game 2, rolling Kalama for a 16-0 victory.

Dani Tupuola was on fire, crushing two home runs en route to a 2-for-4 performance at the plate with six RBIs and two runs. Grace Gall was 2 for 2 with four RBIs and a run, while Taylen Evander went 2 for 3 with four runs and two RBIs.

Hannah Fay tossed all four innings for the Tigers, allowing just two hits and two walks while fanning six Chinook batters.