Nearly halfway through the season, Aberdeen sophomore Lilly Camp has primarily dominated opposing teams while in the pitcher’s circle.
On Wednesday, her bat did the bulk of the damage.
Camp drove in a career-high nine runs – including belting a grand-slam home run – to lead Aberdeen to a 14-3 rout of Shelton in five innings at the Bishop Sports Complex in Aberdeen.
Aberdeen (5-3, 3-1 2A Evergreen) got to work in the first inning when Aili Scott singled to lead off followed by back-to-back walks to Laynie Yakovich and Alyssa Yakovich to load the bases with no outs.
Camp stepped to the plate and drove Aly Baumgart’s 1-1 pitch over the left-field fence for a grand-slam home run and a 4-0 lead.
Baumgart exacted a small measure of revenge by hitting a leadoff solo homer off Camp in the top of the second, but Aberdeen added four more runs in the bottom half of the frame on an RBI single by Scott, a bases-loaded walk by Alyssa Yakovich and a two-run single from Camp.
In the bottom of the third, Aberdeen put the game in mercy-rule territory when Scott drove in a run with a single, a three-run, bases-clearing triple off the bat of Camp and a sacrifice fly from Zoe Vessey.
Laynie Yakovich drove in Shyanna Patrick to give the Bobcats a 14-2 lead in the fourth inning.
Camp allowed a run on a one-out sacrifice fly in the top of the fifth before getting two two groundouts to give Aberdeen the 14-3 victory in five innings.
Camp went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and nine RBI with Scott (3-3, 3 R, 2 RBI) and Abby Mainio (2-3, 3B, 2 R) also recording multi-hit games.
Camp also picked up the win, allowing three runs – one earned – on one hit, a pair of walks and six strikeouts.
Aberdeen hosts Centralia in a pivotal 2A Evergreen League matchup at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.
Shelton 010 11 – 3 1 0
Aberdeen 445 1x – 14 11 3
WP: Camp (5 IP, 3 R, ER, H, 6 K, 2 BB). LP: Baumgart (IP, 8 R, 8 ER, 4 H, 5 BB).
Leading hitters: Aberdeen – Camp (3-3, GS, 3B, 2 R, 9 RBI); Scott (3-3, 3 R, 2 RBI); Mainio (2-3, 3B, 2 R); L. Yakovich (1-1, 3 R, RBI, 3 BB); Patrick (1-3, R); Hendrickson (1-1). Shelton – Baumgart (1-3, HR, R, RBI).
Elma 15, Eatonville 2
Elma’s offense capitalized on its opportunities en route to a 15-2 1A Evergreen League win over Eatonville on Wednesday in Elma.
Elma (5-2, 1-0 1A Evergreen) scored seven runs in the first inning on just three base hits, capitalizing on two Eatonville errors, a walk, a hit batter and a dropped third strike.
Elma’s Mia Monroe and Aaleigha Weld scored on wild pitches to give the Eagles a 2-0 lead and were followed by a Brooklyne Swarts RBI double.
In the bottom of the second, Elma’s Nicole Johanson tripled to chase home Calligan and Swarts for a 9-0 lead.
Karly Rambo followed with a fielder’s choice RBI groundout for a 10-0 lead.
Monroe’s second RBI single of the game gave the Eagles an 11-0 advantage heading to the third inning.
Elma scored three more runs in the bottom of the third on just one hit, benefiting from two Cruisers’ errors and a walk.
Delayne Hanson picked up the win for the Eagles, allowing no runs or hits with two strikeouts in two innings pitched.
Weld pitched the final three innings in relief, allowing two earned runs on a hit, five walks with six strikeouts in three innings of work.
Eatonville 000 20 – 2 1 4
Elma 743 1x – 15 9 0
WP: Hanson (2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 2 K). LP: n/a
Leading hitters: Elma – Mia Monroe (2-4, R, 2 RBI); Galligan (2-2, 2 R); Johanson (1-2, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI); Swarts (1-1, 2 R, 2B, RBI); Rambo (1-3, R, RBI); Weld (1-4, 2R).
Elma 6, Hoquiam 2
A big fourth inning gave Elma some separation in a 6-2 win over Hoquiam in the first game of a 1A Evergreen League double header on Wednesday in Elma.
The Eagles (5-2, 2-0 1A Evergreen) and Grizzlies (1-4, 0-2) were tied at 1-1 when Elma scored four runs in the bottom of the third inning.
TJ Dunlap drove in Eastin Wright with an RBI single followed by Jack Alexander earning an RBI on a bases-loaded hit batsman. Blake Corr followed with a two-run single for a 5-1 lead.
Hoquiam’s Jake Templer singled in Dom Standstipher to cut the Eagles lead to 5-2 in the top of the fifth.
In the bottom half of the frame, Wright singled to score Grant Vessey with Elma’s sixth run of the game.
Andrew Sanders picked up the win for Elma, allowing two earned runs and two hits with seven strikeouts in seven innings pitched.
Hoquiam 000 110 0 – 2 8 1
Elma 010 410 x – 6 9 1
WP: Sanders (7 IP, 2 ER, 8 H, 2 BB, 7 K). LP: M. Bozich (3.2 IP, 5 ER, 5 H, K, 3 BB).
Leading hitters: Hoquiam – Jump (3-4); Standstipher (2-4, R); Templer (1-4, RBI); M. Bozich (1-3, R); McLucas (1-3, RBI). Elma – Wright (2-2, 3B, 2 R, RBI); Dunlap (2-4, R, RBI); Sanders (1-2, 2B); Vessey (1-3, R); Corr (1-4, 2 RBI); Alexander (1-3, RBI); Cain (1-3).
Elma 4, Hoquiam 0
Elma finished off the twin-bill sweep over Hoquiam with a 4-0 win in the nightcap.
Elma scored a pair of runs in the first off a Corr sacrifice fly followed later in the inning by a Vessey RBI double to score Gibson Cain, who was aboard with a one-out triple.
In the bottom of the third inning, Elma doubled its lead when Ethan Camus doubled with two outs, chasing home Wright and Cain for a 4-0 lead.
That was more than enough run support for Elma starter Cameron Green, who surrendered no runs on just one hits, two walks and five strikeouts in five innings pitched.
Brody Palmer allowed one hit with one strikeout in tossing a scoreless seventh inning.
Hoquiam 000 000 – 0 2 2
Elma 202 000 – 4 8 2
WP: Green (5 IP, 0 R, H, 2 BB, 5 K). LP: Templer (5 IP, 4 ER, 8 H, 3 K).
Leading hitters: Hoquiam – J. Bozich (1-2). Templer (1-3). Elma – Cain (2-3, 3B, 2 R); Camus (1-2, 2B, 2 RBI); Vessey (1-3, 2B, RBI); Dunlap (1-3, R); Wright (1-3, R); Sanders (1-2); Palmer (1-2).