Prep Baseball/Softball Roundup: Montesano, Hoquiam teams pick up wins

Also: Scores for local teams

Here’s a rundown of Twin Harbors prep baseball and softball action from Friday and Saturday.


Montesano 8, Seton Catholic 1

Montesano did its scoring early on in an 8-1 win over Seton Catholic on Friday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs (2-1 overall) scored six runs in the first, highlighted by run-scoring singles from right fielder Tyler Johansen and left fielder Zander Ames.

Monte added a pair of runs in the bottom of the second when shortstop Bode Poler scored on a double steal followed by Jackson Busz crossing the plate on an error.

Bulldogs starting pitcher Camden Taylor picked up the win, allowing one unearned run on a pair of hits with four strikeouts in three innings pitched.

John Kling threw four innings of relief for Monte, allowing one hit and striking out five to just two walks.

Montesano opens league play with a double header against Hoquiam beginning at 3 p.m. on Monday in Montesano.

Seton Catholic 010 000 0 — 1 3 2

Montesano 620 000 x — 8 3 1

Seton Catholic — Clute (2-3, 2B); Clifton (1-2, R). LP — Clifton (2 IP, 8R, 7ER, 3H, 2K, 4BB).

Montesano — Johansen (1-3, R, 3RBI); Ames (1-2, R, RBI); Isaac Pierce (1-3, R); Busz (0-2, 2R, BB). WP — Taylor (3 IP, R, 2H, 4K, BB).

Hoquiam 9, Ocosta 2

Hoquiam made the most of Ocosta errors to pick up its first win of the season with a 9-2 victory on Friday in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (1-3) scored its nine runs on six errors by the Wildcats (1-2).

After scoring an unearned run on an error in the bottom of the second inning, Hoquiam padded its lead with three in the third, highlighted by an RBI single off the bat of Jake Templer.

Ocosta responded with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth on and two-run single by Josh Figueroa.

Hoquiam added more insurance in the bottom of the fourth with three runs on a two-run double to left by Logan McMinn followed by an unearned run off an Ocosta error.

The Grizzlies plated two more runs in the sixth on a fielder’s choice ground out by Riley Montoure followed by McMinn scoring on a wild pitch.

McMinn and Dom Standstipher score three runs each for Hoquiam while Zander Jump, Todd Meford and Templer combined to hold Ocosta to two runs on four hits with six strikeouts.

Figueroa took the loss for the Wildcats, allowing seven runs (four earned) on three hits with three strikeouts and six walks in four innings pitched.

Ocosta faces Chief Leschi for a doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. on Tuesday in Puyallup.

Hoquiam faces Montesano for a twin bill starting at 3 p.m. on Monday in Montesano.

Ocosta 000 200 0 — 2 4 6

Hoquiam 013 302 x — 9 3 2

Ocosta — Figueroa (1-2, 2RBI); Bishop (1-3, R); Martin (1-3); Hollingsworth (1-3); Barnum (0-3, R). LP — Figueroa (4 IP, 7R, 4ER, 3H, 3K, 6BB).

Hoquiam — McMinn (1-1, 2B, 3R, 2RBI, 3BB); Templer (1-4, R, RBI); Gordon (1-3); Standstipher (0-1, 3R, 3BB); Jump (0-3, R, BB); Bozich (0-3, R). WP —Jump (3 IP, H, 2K).


Auburn Riverside 18, Montesano 12

Montesano lost a slug fest with 3A class Auburn Riverside 18-12 during the second weekend of play at the Auburn Riverside Fastpitch Invitational on Friday at Auburn Riverside High School.

The two teams combined for 21 runs over the first three innings in a display of offensive firepower.

Monte (1-2 overall) took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first on three consecutive RBI singles followed by scoring a run on one of Auburn Riverside’s five errors in the game.

After the Ravens (2-1-1) scored three runs in the first with the aid of three walks and a hit batter, Monte added a run in the second on a sacrifice bunt by Riley Timmons.

Monte would pad its lead with five runs in the third, capped by an RBI single by Ali Parkin followed by a run-scoring double from Timmons.

But the Ravens responded with seven runs in the bottom of the third and, with the game tied 11-11 in the top of the fifth, would score seven more runs in their final two at-bats to hand the Bulldogs the loss.

Addi Kersker (3-5, 2B, 2R, RBI), Reghann Fairbairn (2-3, 2B, 2R, RBI), Parkin (2-4, 2RBI), and Kylee Fairbairn (2-4, 2B, R, RBI) each had multi-hit games for a Montesano squad that collected 13 hits in the contest.

Reghann Fairbairn took the loss, allowing five earned runs on 10 hits with three strikeouts and a walk in 3 2/3 innings.

Montesano 415 010 1 — 12 13 3

Auburn Riverside 18 15 5

Montesano — Kersker (3-5, 2R, RBI); R. Fairbairn (2-4, 2B, 2R, RBI); Parkin (2-4, 2RBI); K. Fairbairn (2-4, 2B, R, RBI); Hatton (1-2, 2B); Benton (1-2, R); Timmons (1-3, 2B, 2RBI). LP — R. Fairbairn (3.2 IP, 9R, 5ER, 10H, 3K, BB).

Auburn Riverside — Muxen (3-5, 2 2B, 3R, 6RBI); Ness (2-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI); Walker (2-3, 2B, 2R, RBI); Vircks (2-4, 2R, RBI). WP — Vircks (3 IP, 10R, 4ER, 10H, 2K, BB).

Montesano 15, Capital 2

Montesano put the game out of reach early in a 15-2 win over Capital on Saturday in Montesano.

The Bulldogs scored 12 runs in the first, highlighted by RBI triples by Alyssa Maldonado and Abbi Kersker.

That was more than enough run support for starting pitcher Riley Timmons, who allowed two earned runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts in picking up the five-inning, mercy-rule victory.

Reghann Fairbairn led Monte’s offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two runs driven in.

Montesano faces Hoquiam in a league-opening doubleheader starting at 3 p.m. Tuesday at John Gable Park in Hoquiam.

Capital 000 20 — 2 3 3

Montesano (12)02 1x — 15 16 0

Capital — N/A

Montesano — R. Fairbairn (3-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBI); Potts (2-3, 2B, 2R); Kersker (2-2, 3B, 2R, 2H, 2RBI); Parkin (2-3, RBI); Karr (2-2, 2R, RBI); K. Fairbairn (2-3, 2B, R, 2RBI); Maldonado (1-3, 3B, R, 2RBI); Campbell (1-2, R, RBI); Hatton (1-2, 2B, R). WP — Timmons (5 IP, 2R, 3H, 10K, 6BB).

Other scores

Prep Baseball

Rochester 10, Elma 6

Prep Softball

Rochester 15, Aberdeen 6