Hoquiam ended its season with an addition to its trophy case, earning a fourth-place state trophy at the conclusion of the 1A State Softball Tournament on Sunday at the Columbia Playfields in Richland.
1A State Softball Tournament
Deer Park 10, Hoquiam 3
Hoquiam’s impressive season ended with more state hardware to add to the trophy case as the Grizzlies placed fourth in the state after a 10-3 loss to Deer Park in the 1A State third/fourth-place game in Richland.
The Grizzlies (18-6 overall) trailed 5-0 after No. 6 Deer Park (20-5) scored five runs in the top of the first on three singles, a double, a walk and an error.
The Stags added three more runs in the fourth on three-consecutive two-out hits.
Hoquiam got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Chloey Deitrick led off with a single followed by a base hit by senior shortstop Graci Bonney-Spradlin.
Senior second baseman Ella Folkers stayed red-hot as she belted a double to center field, chasing home Deitrick and Bonney-Spradlin to cut the deficit to 8-2.
A single by junior catcher Faith Prosch made it an 8-3 game heading into the sixth.
Deer Park added a pair of runs in the seventh on a single and an attempted double steal for a 10-3 lead.
With one out and none on in the bottom of the seventh, Hoquiam senior Carron Blood tripled on a liner to right field, but was stranded after Prosch flied out to center and senior Ashlinn Cady grounded out to third to end the game.
Hoquiam was led by Bonney-Spradlin (2-4, R) and Cady (2-4) with two hits apiece in their final games in a Grizzlies uniform.
The Grizzlies also lose Blood, Folkers and outfielder DeVona Sansaver to graduation off a team that won the 1A Evergreen League championship, advanced to two consecutive district-championship games and was one of the top teams in the state this year.
Deer Park 500 300 2 – 10 13 2
Hoquiam 000 030 0 – 3 8 4
WP: Hamilton (7 IP, 3 R, 3 ER, 8 H, 4 K). LP: Blood (4 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 9 H, 3 BB, 2 K).
Leading hitters: Deer Park – Fausti (4-5, 2B, 3 R); Dryden (3-5, 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI); Hamilton (3-3, RBI); Westman (1-4, R); Solomon (1-5, R, 2 RBI); Krantz (1-2, 2 RBI). Hoquiam – Bonney-Spradlin (2-4, R); Cady (2-4); Folkers (1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI); Blood (1-4, 3B); Prosch (1-4, RBI); Deitrick (1-3, R).
Montesano 11, Blaine 0
Montesano pitcher Riley Timmons allowed just one hit and eight different Bulldogs collected a base hit as Montesano advanced to the state-title game with an 11-0 win in five innings over No. 4 Blaine on in the 1A State semifinals on Saturday in Richland.
The Bulldogs offense stayed red-hot, hammering Lady Borderites pitching for 12 hits from eight different players.
After taking a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first on an Addi Kersker sacrifice fly to score Liv Robinson, Monte smacked six hits in the second to score five runs.
Alexa Stanfield, Kylee Wisdom, Addi Potts and Robinson recorded four consecutive singles and – after Jordan Karr bunted into a fielder’s choice ground out – catcher Alisyn Parkin and Kersker followed with back-to-back triples, staking the Bulldogs to a 6-0 lead.
Monte scored two more runs in the fourth on a Parkin RBI sac fly followed by Karr scoring on an error to take a 8-0 lead.
The Bulldogs delivered the final blow in the fifth, scoring a run on a Kennedy Campbell single and earning the walk-off, mercy-rule victory on a two-run double by Parkin.
Timmons allowed no runs on just one hit and three walks while striking out nine over five innings pitched.
Stanfield went a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate with Parkin recording two extra-base hits and driving in five runs to lead the Bulldogs.
Blaine 000 00 – 0 1 2
Montesano 150 23 – 11 12 2
WP: Timmons (5 IP, 0 R, H, 3 BB, 9 K). LP: Bakker (2 IP, 6 R, 6 ER, 6 H, 2 BB, K).
Leading hitters: Blaine – Nissen (1-2). Montesano – Stanfield (3-3, 2 R); Parkin (2-2, 3B, 2B, 5 RBI); Kersker (2-2, 3B, 2 RBI); Robinson (1-2, 2 R); Karr (1-3, 2 R); Wisdom (1-2, R, RBI); Potts (1-1, R, RBI); Campbell (1-1, RBI).
Royal 5, Hoquiam 1
Hoquiam’s offense was chilled by Royal pitcher Jill Allred as the Grizzlies suffered a 5-1 loss in a 1A State semifinal matchup on Saturday.
The Grizzlies (18-5) took a 1-0 lead when second baseman Ella Folkers walked with two outs and came in to score on a double by senior pitcher Carron Blood in the top of the third inning.
Blood held the second-seeded Knights (24-2) scoreless through the first four innings before Royal tied the game with a run on an Addi Lawrence sacrifice fly with one out in the fifth.
In the sixth, Royal scored four runs off three singles, two walks, an error and a sac fly to take a 5-1 lead heading into the Hoquiam seventh.
Allred retired the Grizzlies 1-2-3 to end the game and Hoquiam’s hopes of a state title.
Allred allowed one earned run on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Blood took the loss, allowing five runs – three earned – on five hits, six walks with five strikeouts in six innings pitched.
Hoquiam 001 000 0 – 1 4 2
Royal 000 014 x – 5 5 0
WP: Allred (7 IP, R, ER, 4 H, BB, 7 K). LP: Blood (6 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 5 K).
Leading hitters: Royal – Wardenaar (2-3, R, RBI); Allred (1-3); Larsen (1-2, R, RBI); Eilers (1-2, RBI). Hoquiam – Prosch (2-3), Blood (1-3, RBI); Folkers (1-2, R).
Hoquiam 11, Riverside 7
In a game that had 26 hits combined, Hoquiam rode an early lead to an 11-7 victory in a 1A State elimination game on Saturday.
The Grizzlies scored six runs in the second to take a 7-1 lead on seven straight hits to start the frame, highlighted by Ella Folkers’ three-run double.
Hoquiam added a ruin in the third on Folkers’ second RBI double of the game and a run in the fourth on a leadoff home run by catcher Faith Prosch.
A two-run home run by outfielder Ashlinn Cady in the bottom of the sixth put the Grizzlies up 11-6.
Carron Blood threw four innings, allowing five runs – four earned – and nine hits, two walks and a strikeout to pick up the win.
Kayte Sauer threw three innings of relief for Hoquiam, allowing three earned runs on four hits with two walks and three strikeouts.
Nine players recorded a hit for Hoquiam, which had 13 hits as a team, six of those for extra bases.
Riverside 011 220 1 – 7 13 1
Hoquiam 161 102 x – 11 13 1
WP: Blood (4 IP, 5 R, 4 ER, 9 H, 2 BB, K). LP: Oergel (IP, 7 R, 7 ER, 7 H, BB).
Leading hitters: Riverside – Reedy (3-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI); Waldron (2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI); Repp (2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI); O. Oergel (1-5, 2B, R); Toner (1-3, RBI); Lapano (1-4, RBI); Winterroth (1-3). Hoquiam – Prosch (2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI); Cady (1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI); Folkers (2-4, 2 2B, R, 4 RBI); Howard (2-3, 2B, R, RBI); Deitrick (2-2, 2 R); Bonney-Spradlin (1-3, 2 R, RBI); Blood (1-3, R); Dhooghe (1-4, R).