Titans Stay Perfect in League With Dismantling of South Bend


Pe Ell-Willapa Valley outscored South Bend 34-1 in a road doubleheader sweep to remain unbeaten in 2B Pacific League play on Friday.

The Titans (12-2, 12-0 2B Pacific) were buoyed in Game 1 by a flawless outing in the circle by star senior Olivia Matlock, who tossed a perfect game while striking out eight batters to help PWV to a 17-0 win in four innings.

Matlock also fueled the offense, driving in six runs and doubling three times while scoring three runs herself.

Eighth grader and younger sister Lauren Matlock put together a three-hit day with two doubles and three runs as the Titans combined for 14 total hits. 

Merissa Frazier was 2 for 2 with a double and three runs, while Raegan Portmann had a double and scored twice, Grace Huber drove in two runs and Alli Engel tallied a double and two RBIs.

“The weather was cold but dry at the start, but wasn't at the end of the day,” PWV coach Ken Olson said. “But we stayed the course as a team. A bit of a slow start for us in this game but the kids kept plugging away and scored 11 runs in the fourth inning.

“South Bend was playing shorthanded with a few kids gone but they gave us trouble in this game. Credit to their kids for fighting real hard.”

In Game 2, the Titans kept their hitting performance up, tallying 12 hits to finish with a 17-1 victory in three innings.

Dani Shannon tossed the first two innings in the circle, while Lauren Emery pitched the third inning as the two combined to allow just three hits.

Portmann led the offense, going 3 for 3 with a triple and an RBI. HUber was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBIs, while Payton Peterson had a bases-loaded triple and Engel was 1 for 2 with an RBI.

This time we came right out and swung the bats with authority, scoring nine in the first inning,” Olson said. “Shannon started the game and did really well, followed by a solid performance by Emery in the third. 

“It was great to see our young kids get into this game and perform really well. With these young players and the season our JV team had, coached by ex-Titan Morgan Coady, our PWV future looks really promising.”

Pe Ell-Willapa Valley next hosts North Beach in a doubleheader on Tuesday. Senior night will be held between the two games that start at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.