Tigers get back in win column with non-league victory


Spurred by at least one batter in every one-third portion of the lineup, Centralia’s softball team pieced together a 10-5 non-league win against Black Hills on Friday night in Tumwater. The two teams will play a league game on May 1.

The extra-base hits from Chloe Bonomi, Makayla Chavez and Lauren Wasson put the Tigers (6-6) ahead for good. Chavez roped a two-run single in a four-run third inning to give them the lead, Wasson stayed on fire with a solo home run in the sixth and Bonomi went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Centralia scored at least a run in the final five frames. McKenna Smith went the distance in the circle, dancing around five walks and four hits to earn the win with 13 strikeouts. Payton Baumel and Brooklynn Sprague also notched two hits each. The Tigers will face Shelton on Monday in an EvCo tussle.

Black Hills (4-6) has lost three straight. It took a 2-0 lead in the first on an outfield error and added two more in the seventh on a two-run single by Kailey Miller. The Wolves, who face Aberdeen in a league game on Monday, loaded the bases in the last inning, but a groundout ended the threat.