Prep Baseball Roundup: Elma takes two to start Spring Break road trip

Also: Aberdeen swept in double header against Hanford

Elma and Aberdeen headed east for a Spring Break road trip as we take a look at Monday’s Twin Harbors prep baseball games.


Elma 8, College Place 7

Elma’s Spring Break trip to eastern Washington got off on the right foot with an 8-7 win over College Place on Monday at College Place High School.

Elma (7-3 overall) scored two runs in the top of the second inning on an RBI triple by senior Carter Studer followed by a run-scoring sac bunt off the bat of catcher Ethan Camus.

The Hawks (5-5) rallied for three runs in the bottom of the second on a base hit and five walks by Elma starting pitcher Cam Green.

Elma regained the lead with three runs in the top of the fourth. Studer drove in senior Grant Vessey with triple to tie the game at 3-3 and later scored on a wild pitch for a 4-3 Eagles lead. Two batters later, Camus would score on a passed ball for a 5-3 advantage.

But once again Elma failed to hold a lead as College Place scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth – two on a fielder’s choice ground ball and error – to take a 6-5 lead.

In the fifth inning, Studer stepped to the plate with two runners on and no outs and singled to center, scoring Vessey and Brody Palmer for a 7-6 lead.

Elma reliever TJ Dunlap worked out of a two-on, one-out jam in the bottom of the fifth, inducing Trey Arlington to ground out into an inning-ending 3-6-3 double play.

Elma shortstop Isaac McGaffey added an insurance run with a fielder’s choice ground out to score Wright, who was on board with a one-out triple in the top of the sixth.

Dunlap allowed an unearned run on a wild pitch in the seventh before retiring the final two batters he faced to secure the 8-7 victory.

Studer led the way for Elma with three hits – two for extra bases – two runs scored and four RBI.

Dunlap picked up the win, allowing four runs – two earned – with seven hits, a walk and four strikeouts in six innings pitched.

Elma 020 321 0 – 8 10 4

College Place 030 300 1 – 7 9 1

WP: Dunlap (6 IP, 4R, 2ER, 7H, BB, 4K). LP: Schreindl (6 IP, 8R, 6ER, 9H, 3BB, 5K).

Leading hitters: Elma – Studer (3-4, 3B, 2R, 4RBI); Palmer (2-3, 2R); Wright (1-3, 3B, R); McGaffey (1-4, RBI); Dunlap (1-4); Vessey (1-3, 2R); Gustafson (1-3); Camus (0-2, R, RBI, BB). College Place – Mebes (3-4, 2R, RBI); Schreindl (2-5, R, RBI); Arlington (1-2, R, RBI); Gutierrez (1-4, RBI); Ott (1-2, R).

Elma 8, DeSales 7

Elma closed out a day of baseball at College Place High School with an 8-7 win over DeSales on Monday afternoon.

The Eagles trailed 4-3 in their final inning but rallied for five runs to take the lead.

TJ Dunlap led off the inning with a single and advanced to third on a Grant Vessey one-out single.

An error on a Carter Studer bunt allowed Dunlap to score, tying the game at 4-4.

Cole Gustafson singled to load the bases and was followed by Camus, who smacked a double to center field to drive in Vessey and Studer for a 6-4 lead.

Later in the inning, Gustafson and Camus would both score on passed balls to push Elma’s lead to 8-4.

The Irish (2-1) took advantage of two Eagles errors, a hit batter and a leadoff single to score three runs and bring the winning run to the plate with one out.

But McGaffey, pitching in relief, got a ground-ball out followed by a strikeout to end the threat and secure the Eagles’ second 8-7 win of the day.

Dunlap and Gustafson had two hits apiece for Elma, which had seven different players score at least one run in the game.

McGaffey allowed three unearned runs on one hit with a walk and two strikeouts in two innings pitched to pick up the win.

Camus (4.1 IP, 4R, 4ER, 8H, 3BB, 2K) started the game with Vessey (0.2 IP, 0R, 0H) also pitching in relief for Elma.

Elma takes on Toppenish at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Toppenish High School.

Elma 001 011 5 – 8 8 4

DeSales 110 020 3 – 7 9 3

WP: McGaffey (2 IP, 3R, 0ER, H, 2K, BB). LP: Sisk (3.1 IP, 7R, 4ER, 5H, 3BB, 5K).

Leading hitters: Elma – Dunlap (2-4, 2R); Gustafson (2-4, R); Camus (1-2, 2B, R, 2RBI, SB); McGaffey (1-5, R, SB); Palmer (1-2, 2BB, SB); Vessey (1-2, R, RBI, BB, SB); Studer (0-4, R, 2RBI); Mueller (0-1, R, BB); Wright (0-2, RBI, 2BB, SB). DeSales – Kolb (2-5, 2B, RBI); Nunes (2-4, R); Wood (1-3, 2R, RBI).

Aberdeen's Chad Fretts allowed no earned runs in three innings of relief during a double header against Hanford on Monday in Richland.

Hanford 8, Aberdeen 4

Aberdeen opened a Spring Break road trip out east with an 8-4 loss to 4A Hanford on Monday in Richland.

The Bobcats (3-6) led 4-0 after a three-run top of the third highlighted by a Charlie Ancich RBI single and a run-scoring error on a single by Chad Fretts.

The Falcons (5-4) scored three runs in the third and took an 8-4 lead with a five-run bottom of the sixth on four singles, a hit batter and a three-run double by Kaden Castro.

Aberdeen reliever Bubba Jones took the loss, allowing three runs – two earned – on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts in three innings pitched.

Aberdeen senior Hunter Eisele started on the mound and allowed three runs – two earned – on a pair of hits with four walks and four strikeouts in three innings pitched.

The Bobcats had eight hits from eight different players in the game.

Aberdeen 013 000 0 – 4 8 1

Hanford 003 005 x – 8 7 1

WP: Arnold (2 IP, 0R, H, 3K). LP: Jones (3 IP, 3R, 2ER, 5H, 4K, 4BB).

Leading hitters: Aberdeen – Ancich (1-3, RBI); Fretts (1-3, RBI); Baker (1-4, R); Eisele (1-4); Ramos (1-3); Ainsworth (1-3, R); Hedgepeth (1-3, RBI); Bruner (1-1, R). Hanford – Repko (2-2, 2R, RBI); Castro (1-3, 2B, R, 3RBI); Perkes (1-4, RBI); Kaiser (1-3, R); Riggs (1-3, R).

Hanford 13, Aberdeen 1

Aberdeen fell behind by double digits early in a 13-1 loss in the nightcap.

The Falcons scored 11 runs in the bottom of the first inning paced by seven singles and capped by a two-run double by senior Tayson Parish.

Aberdeen broke the shutout bid when Hunter Eisele – on board with a two-out walk – came around to score on an error off a Charlie Ancich fly ball to right field.

Aberdeen starter Baylor Ainsworth took the loss, allowing 11 runs – seven earned – on eight hits with a strikeout in one inning pitched.

Chad Fretts allowed two unearned runs on three hits and a walk in three innings of relief for the Bobcats.

Aberdeen resumes 2A Evergreen Conference play against Tumwater at 4:30 p.m. on Friday at Tumwater High School.

Aberdeen 000 01 – 1 2 3

Hanford (11)02 0x – 13 11 2

WP: Riggs (5 IP, R, 0ER, 2H, 5K, 4BB). LP: Ainsworth (IP, 11R, 7ER, 8H, K).

Leading hitters: Aberdeen – Ainsworth (1-2); Schreiber (1-2); Baker (0-2, R). Hanford – Dorsett (3-3, 3R, 2RBI); Parish (2-3, 2B, 3RBI); Webster (1-3, 2R, RBI); Chvedov (1-3, R, RBI).