Monday Roundup: Grays Harbor College baseball team makes history, advances to postseason

Also: Raymond wins, Ocosta falls in 2B district softball tournament

The Grays Harbor Chokers baseball team made history on Sunday, sweeping a doubleheader against Centralia in Lacey to finish with a program-best 14 wins this season and clinch its first trip to the postseason in 47 years.

GHC (14-30 overall, 7-18 NWAC West) won by scores of 7-1 and 9-1 on Sunday to tie Centralia (17-26, 7-18) with identical 7-18 league records in the NWAC West.

After the two teams split a twin bill on Saturday, GHC holds the tiebreaker over the Blazers, winning three of four head-to-head meetings this season.

GHC will face Mt. Hood at noon on Friday in the NWAC East Super Regional in Moses Lake.

GHC 300 100 300 — 7 8 3

Centralia 100 000 000 — 1 7 2

GHC — Vine (2-4, 2B, R), Lano (1-4, 2B, R, RBI), Cleveringa (1-5, R), Winterhalder (1-3, 2B, 2RBI), Zawislak (1-3, R), Denny (1-3, R, RBI), Chartrand (1-3, R, RBI). WP – Winterhalder (9 IP, R, 0ER, 7H, 7K, 2BB).

Centralia — Taggart (2-4), Beckworth (1-3, R), Dalton (1-5), Morrison (1-3), Peters (1-4), Comes (1-1). LP – Obst (6 IP, 4R, 4ER, 6H, 5K, 3BB).


GHC 200 205 0 — 9 6 0

Centralia 000 001 0— 1 4 3

GHC — Denny (2-4, 2R), McMurdo (1-3, 2R, RBI), Erickson (1-3, RBI), Vine (1-3, R, 2RBI), Chartrand (1-4). WP – Hoover (5.1 IP, R, ER, 4H, 5K, 4BB).

Centralia — Beckworth (2-4). Tilley, (1-3, R), Terry (1-2, 2B, RBI). LP – Yates (4 IP, 4R, 2ER, 3H, 2K, 2BB).


Toutle Lake 5, Ocosta 1

Ocosta struggled against Toutle Lake pitcher Jasmine Smith in a 5-1 season-ending loss in the first round of the 2B District 4 Tournament on Monday in Westport.

Smith held Ocosta (10-7) to just two hits in the game.

Trailing 4-0 after Toutle Lake (9-8) scored four runs in the top of the second, Ocosta scored a run wen Jolissa Schlegel — who doubled with two outs in the frame — came around to score on a single by Zaida Morales.

Ocosta pitchers Annika Hollingsworth (4 IP, R, ER, 2H, 5K, 4BB) and Jessie Gilbert (3 IP, 4R, 0ER, 2H, 8K, 5BB) combined to allow four hits and strike out 13, with Gilbert earning her 102 strikeout this season with eight K’s in the game.

Toutle Lake 040 001 0 — 5 4 0

Ocosta 000 010 0 — 1 2 2

Toutle Lake — Grabenhorsy (2-4, 2B, 3RBI), Byman (174, 2R), Chavez (1-3). WP – J. Smith (7 IP, R, ER, 2H, 5K)

Ocosta — Schlegel (1-2, 2B, R), Morales (1-2, RBI). LP – Hollingsworth (4 IP, R, ER, 2H, 5K, 4BB).

Raymond 12, Napavine 11

Raymond advanced to the 2B District 4 quarterfinal round with a 12-11 victory over Napavine on Monday in Raymond.

The No. 15 Seagulls (13-5 overall) scored six runs in the bottom of the sixth to take the lead and held on for the victory.

No further information was provided for this game.

Raymond will face Onalaska at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Fort Borst Park in Centralia.

Napavine 100 133 3 — 11 8 1

Raymond 012 306 x — 12 13 1

Eatonville 5, Montesano 2

Montesano will be the No. 3 seed in the 1A Evergreen League after falling to Eatonville 5-2 on Monday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (9-12, 7-5 1A Evergreen) managed three hits in the game, with Jordan Karr, Paige Lisherness and Addi Kersker each collecting a base hit.

Montesano’s two runs came on a two-run error in the bottom of the fourth, when Lisherness and Kersker scored with two outs to cut Eatonville’s lead to 5-2.

Montesano will face Columbia-White Salmon at noon on Wednesday in the first round of the district tournament at Fort Borst Park in Centralia.

Eatonville 003 200 0 — 5 5 1

Montesano 000 200 0 — 2 3 3

Eatonville — N/A

Montesano — Lisherness (1-2, 2B, R), Karr (1-3), Kersker (1-3, R). LP – Timmons (4.1 IP, 5R, 2ER, 5H, 3K, 5BB).

Eatonville 5, Hoquiam 4

Eatonville defeated Hoquiam 5-4 in the regular-season finale on Monday at Montesano High School.

The Grizzlies (11-8, 7-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the top of the first innings on a three-run home run by catcher Faith Prosch.

But Eatonville (17-3, 11-1) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the first to tie the game at 3-3.

After the Cruisers took a 5-3 lead with two runs in the bottom of the third, Hoquiam’s Macy Dhooghe crossed home plate on an error with two outs in the seventh inning.

With the tying and go-ahead runs on base, Carron Blood grounded out to third base to end the game.

Hoquiam will represent the 1A Evergreen League’s No. 2 seed and will face King’s Way Christian at noon on Wednesday in Fort Borst Park in Centralia.

Hoquiam 300 000 1 — 4 3 2

Eatonville 302 000 x — 5 5 2

Hoquiam — Prosch (1-3, HR, R, 3RBI), Bonney-Spradlin (1-3, R), Dhooghe (1-3, R). LP – Sauer (2 IP, 3R, 2ER, 3H, 2K, 5BB).

Eatonville — N/A


Aberdeen golfer in contention after Day 1 of district meet

Aberdeen golfers Britt Rajcich, Saylor Heikkila and Kaitlyn McCracken all made the cut after the first day of the two-day 2A District 4 golf meet at the Mint Valley Golf Course in Longview.

Rajcich shot an 86 to place second after the first day of competition, 14 shots off the pace of Tumwater senior Lily McCauley (72).

Heikkila shot a 106 to tie for 12th place while McCracken scored a 113 to tie for 23rd.

The top 17 golfers in the district will advance to the 2A State Tournament set for May 24-25 at Tumwater Valley Golf Club.

Aberdeen’s Alice Earley (120) and Keara Burns (123) missed the cut on Monday.