Monday Roundup: Aberdeen beats Black Hills for fourth-straight shutout victory

Also: Elma baseball, softball teams pick up victories; Montesano blasts Forks led by Romero’s hat trick

Aberdeen earned its fourth straight victory to start the season on Monday, blanking Black Hills 5-0 at Stewart Field in Aberdeen.

The Bobcats (4-0 overall, 2-0 2A Evergreen) dominated the pitch, controlling possession and utilizing their team depth en route to out-shooting the Wolves (2-3, 1-3) 20-2 in the match.

Aberdeen scored five minutes into the game when senior wing Colby Mendoza put one into the net off a corner kick from senior midfielder Edwin Quintana for the early 1-0 lead.

In the 33rd minute, the Cats doubled their advantage when Elmer Torres scored off an assist from Quintana and took a 3-0 lead into the half when sophomore forward Evan Cone followed a deflected shot by Mendoza for a goal with less than a minute to go in the half.

Aberdeen forward Giovanni Ambrogiani intercepted a Wolves pass to score a goal early in the second half and was followed by a goal from senior midfielder Gio Castillo off a Leo Garcia corner kick in the 53rd minute for a 5-0 lead.

“We are getting better at changing the point of attack, are making better runs forward, and we are improving on our ability to put an accurate ball through the D with the right amount of pace,” said Aberdeen head coach Larry Fleming, who commended the play of Ambrogiani, Castillo, Hugo Sanchez, Estevan Isidro and Maiko Torres.

All 21 Bobcats played on Monday, helping earn Aberdeen’s fourth straight shutout to start the season. The Cats have outscored its opponents 15-0 during the streak.

Aberdeen’s junior varsity team won 4-0 on Monday.

Juan Serrano scored two goals with Angel Mendez and Marc Avila scoring a goal apiece for the Bobcats.

Trino Villar, Mateus Martins and Leo Garcia were acknowledged for their play by Bobcats assistant coach Luis Soto.

Aberdeen’s C-team beat WF West 9-2 on Thursday.

Christian Mendoza had a hat trick with Edgar Ceja netting two goals for Aberdeen.

Kevin Avalos, Braxton Gozart, Gil Rodriguez and Nico Hay scored a goal each for the Cats.

Aberdeen plays at Rochester at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Black Hills 0 0 – 0

Aberdeen 3 2 – 5


First half – 1, Aberdeen, Colby Mendoza, 5th minute. 2, Aberdeen, Torres (Quintana), 33rd. 3, Aberdeen, Cone, 39th minute.

Second half – 4, Aberdeen, Ambrogiani, 41st minute. 5, Aberdeen, Castillo, 53rd minute.

Montesano 11, Forks 0

Montesano got goals from seven different players en route to an 11-0 win over Forks on Monday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (3-1, 2-0 1A Evergreen) held a 3-0 lead at the half thanks to first-half goals from Felix Romero, Spencer Lovell and Levi Clements.

Monte’s offense erupted in the second half, scoring eight goals – two each from Romero, Cristofer Tobar and Jiovanny Torres – as the Bulldogs outshot Forks (0-3, 0-3) 22-1 in the game.

“We finished well. We had every chance and we finished it. That was the difference,” Monte head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “Tonight, everything went in. Literally every chance we had near the box went in, especially in the second half. It was one of those nights where we put the ball in the right spot and everybody had a great opportunity to finish and they did.”

Romero earned his second hat trick in as many games with Torres and Tobar scoring two each for Montesano.

In addition to Lovell and Clements, the Bulldogs also got a goal each from Cole Ekerson and Mateo Sanchez.

Sanchez also had two assists in the game and scored a goal on a shot off a 35-yard free kick that ripped into the top corner of the net.

Montesano’s junior varsity team beat Forks JV 3-1 on Monday.

The Bulldogs take on Hoquiam in a league game set for 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at Sea Breeze Oval in Hoquiam.

Forks 0 0 – 0

Montesano 3 8 – 11


First half – 1, Montesano, Romero (Sanchez), 20th minute. 2, Montesano, Lovell, 32nd minute. 3, Montesano, Clements (Sanchez), 35th minute.

Second half – 4, Montesano, Romero (Torres), 46th minute. 5, Montesano, Tobar, 48th minute. 6, Montesano, Romero, 51st minute. 7, Montesano, Torres, 56th minute. 8, Montesano, Tobar, 71st minute. 9, Montesano, Sanchez, 76th minute. 10, Montesano, Ekerson, 78th minute. 11, Montesano, Torres, 80th minute.


Elma 7, Raymond-South Bend 1

Elma was able to breathe easy after scoring six late runs to pull away from Raymond-South Bend 7-1 on Monday at Cheney Field in South Bend.

The game was close for six full innings as Elma Starter Andrew Sanders and RSB starter Jarrod Gunderson were locked in a pitcher’s duel.

Sanders allowed a run in the bottom of the first when Daniel Medeiros led off with a single and scored one batter later on a double by Gunderson.

Elma tied the game when Sanders singled home Gibson Cain – on board with a double – with two outs in the top of the fourth.

That was all the offense the two teams could muster over the first six innings against the two ace pitchers, but fortunes changed in the seventh.

Sanders led off the inning with a walk and was replaced by Kyren Hackney as a pinch-runner.

Elma’s Jack Alexander stepped to the plate and sent a double to right field, scoring Hackney to go up 2-1.

Ethan Camus followed with an RBI single for a 3-1 lead and a one-out walk to Grant Vessey two batters later forced home Austin Salazar.

Blake Corr followed with a big two-run single, scoring Eastin Wright and Brody Palmer for a 6-1 lead.

A few batters later, Alexander drew a bases-loaded walk to give the Eagles a 7-1 advantage.

Sanders ran into a little trouble with two on and no outs in the seventh, but retired the next three Ravens to secure the 7-1 complete-game victory.

Sanders allowed one earned run on six hits with seven strikeouts to three walks in earning the win.

Of Elma’s seven base hits in the game, four were for extra-bases – all doubles – with seven different players collecting a hit.

Gunderson took the loss, allowing seven runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts for the Ravens, with most of the damage coming in Elma’s six-run seventh.

Elma takes on Black Hills at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Elma.

Raymond-South Bend (1-3) has a doubleheader against Pe Ell-Willapa Valley starting at 3 p.m. on Saturday in South Bend.

Elma 000 100 6 – 7 7 1

Raymond 100 000 0 – 1 6 2

WP: Sanders (7 IP, R, ER, 6 H, 7 K, 3 BB). LP: Gunderson (6.1 IP, 7 H, 7 ER, 4 K, 4 BB).

Leading hitters: Elma – Alexander (1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI); Sanders (1-2, RBI); Palmer (1-3, 2B, R); Dunlap (1-2, 2B); Cain (1-3, 2B, R); Camus (1-3, RBI); Corr (1-4, 2RBI); Vessey (0-3, R, RBI). RSB – Demaray (2-3); Gunderson (1-3, 2B, RBI); Medeiros (1-4, R); Reidinger (1-2, BB); Miller (1-3).

Hoquiam 15, Spanaway Lake 7

A big inning helped Hoquiam pull away from Spanaway Lake for a 15-7 victory on Saturday in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (1-1) trailed 5-4 heading into the bottom of the fourth but seized control of the game thanks to a seven-spot in the frame.

Dom Standstipher had two hits, including a triple and drove in three runs to lead Hoquiam.

Jake Templer also drove in three runs and had a pair of hits with Zander Jump adding two hits and an RBI for Hoquiam.

Todd Mefford picked up the victory on the mound for Hoquiam in relief of Templer, who threw four innings in a starting role.

“It was a total team effort from top to bottom,” Hoquiam head coach Steve Jump said. “We loved the positive energy and enthusiasm the boys brought.”

Hoquiam plays at Castle Rock at 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Spanaway Lake 003 201 1 – 7 9 2

Hoquiam 211 722 0 – 15 9 1

WP: Mefford. LP: Patchett

Leading hitters: Hoquiam – Standstipher (2 H, 3B, 3 RBI); Templer (2 H, 3 RBI); J. Bozich (2 RBI); Jump (2 H, RBI). Spanaway Lake – Smith (3 H, RBI).


Elma 11, Napavine 5

Elma’s offense was hot from the start en route to an 11-5 win over Napavine on Monday in Napavine.

The Eagles (4-1) jumped on Tigers pitching for four runs in the top of the first, highlighted by a Mia Monroe triple and a two-run single by Delayne Hanson.

Elma scored at least one run in each of the first six innings of the game and smacked 10 hits in the ballgame.

Mia Monroe, Callie Galligan and Hanson had two hits apiece for Elma, which had seven different players with a base hit on Monday.

Hanson picked up the win, allowing five runs on eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

Madison Monroe pitched two innings of scoreless relief and the Elma defense played error-free softball to earn the victory.

Elma takes on Aberdeen at 4:30 p.m Tuesday at the Bishop Sports Complex in Aberdeen.

Elma 411 212 0 – 11 10 0

Napavine 100 220 0 – 5 8 2

WP: Hanson (5 IP, 5R, 5 ER, 8 H, 3 K, 2 BB). LP: Fay (4 IP, 8 R, 7 ER, 6 H, 3 K, 4 BB).

Leading hitters: Elma – Mia Monroe (2-5, 3B, R, RBI); Hanson (2-3, 3 RBI); Galligan (2-5, 2 R); Spencer (1-3, 2 R); Weld (1-4, 2 R); Swarts (1-4, R, RBI); Johanson (1-2, 3 R). Napavine – Fay (2-4, 2B, R, RBI); Kaut (3-4, 2B, 2 RBI); Blair (2-3, RBI); Pancake (1-2, R).