Prep Roundup: Hoquiam’s offense erupts in win over 3A Mt. Tahoma

Also: Elma, Montesano win to set up first-place boys soccer matchup

Hoquiam’s offense had its best game of the season in a win over 3A Mt. Tahoma while Elma and Montesano’s boys soccer teams won as we review Monday’s high school sports on the Harbor.


Hoquiam 17, Mt. Tahoma 3

Every batter that stepped to the plate for the Hoquiam Grizzlies drove in a run en route to a 17-3 victory over Mt. Tahoma on Monday in Hoquiam.

The Grizzlies (2-6 overall) got RBIs from all 10 players that recorded an at-bat in the game and had 10 hits as a team, led by catcher Dominic Standstipher (2-3, 3B, 3R, 2RBI), shortstop Zander Jump (2-2, 4R, 3RBI) and second baseman Riley Montoure (2-3, R, RBI).

Leading 3-2 heading to the bottom of the third, Hoquiam erupted for 10 runs in the third inning as 3A Mt. Tahoma (4-4) struggled to get outs. T-Birds pitchers allowed five walks and two balks in the inning while the defense committed three errors.

Hoquiam’s Trent Graham capped the high-scoring inning with a double to score Chris Bryson to put the Grizzlies up 13-2.

Hoquiam added four more runs in the fourth, highlighted by an RBI single from Jump.

That was plenty enough run support for Hoquiam starting pitcher Joey Bozich, who worked around four Hoquiam errors to toss a one-hitter, allowing an earned run on five walks with eight strikeouts in the process.

“Joey Bozich pitched a great game,” Hoquiam head coach Steve Jump said. “His tempo and command was spot on.”

Hoquiam faces Tenino in a double header starting at noon on Saturday in Tenino.

Mt. Tahoma 011 10 – 3 1 6

Hoquiam 21(10) 4x – 17 10 4

WP: Bozich (5 IP, 3R, ER, H, 8K, 5BB). LP: Lorenz (2 IP, 8R, 7ER, H, 4BB).

Leading hitters: Mt. Tahoma – Jones (1-2, R). Hoquiam – Standstipher (2-3, 3B, 3R, 2RBI); Jump (2-2, 4R, 3RBI); Montoure (2-3, R, RBI); Bryson (1-3, 2R, RBI); Graham (1-2, 2B, R, RBI); Pullar (1-4, 2R, RBI); Harder (1-3, 3R, 2RBI); Bozich (0-2, 2RBI, BB); Byron (0-2, R, RBI); Bland (0-0, BB, RBI).


Montesano 6, Raymond-South Bend 3

After an unusual first half, Montesano scored two goals over the final 40 minutes of the game to beat Raymond-South Bend 6-3 on Monday in South Bend.

The Bulldogs (5-2, 5-0 1A Evergreen) took a 3-0 lead in the first 10 minutes of the game and were seemingly cruising to an easy victory.

It turned out to be anything but easy as Raymond-South Bend (3-2) scored a goal in the 14th minute followed by two penalty-kick goals in the 33rd and 35th minutes to tie the game at 3-all.

“It was a bizarre game,” Montesano head coach Fidel Sanchez said. “In my 21 years of coaching, I’ve never had back-to-back PKs. So it was a big-time momentum shift.”

The Bulldogs regained the lead when senior midfielder Jio Torres converted a penalty kick of his own in just before the end of the first half.

“Going into the locker room, we talked about minimizing our mistakes the rest of the way and putting ourselves into situations where we have control of the game,” Sanchez said. “The boys did a lot better with that. In the second half, we came out on fire.”

Montesano sophomore midfielder Jules Desjour scored less than four minutes into the second half followed by a goal off a free kick from sophomore midfielder Cris Tobar in the 57th minute to put the Bulldogs up 6-3.

After giving up an uncharacteristic three goals in the first half, Monte’s defense held the Ravens scoreless over the final 40 minutes of the game, thanks in large part to five saves from senior goal keeper Enrique Mendoza in the second half.

With the win, Montesano moves into a first-place tie with Elma in the 1A Evergreen League standings.

The Bulldogs face the Eagles in a key league matchup scheduled for 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Davis Field in Elma.

Raymond-South Bend’s JV team beat Montesano JV 3-1 on Monday.

Montesano 4 2 – 6

RSB 3 0 – 3


First half – 1, Montesano, Le. Clements (Romero), 3rd minute. 2, Montesano, Le. Clements (Torres), 8th minute. 3, Montesano, Romero, 10th minute. 4, RSB, 14th minute. 5, RSB, 33rd minute. 6, RSB, 35th minute. 7, Montesano, Torres, 40th minute.

Second half – 8, Montesano, Desjour, 44th minute. 9, Montesano, Tobar, 57th minute.

Hoquiam 9, Ilwaco 0

Hoquiam set a season high for goals scored in a 9-0 win over Ilwaco on Monday at Ilwaco High School.

The Grizzlies (2-6, 2-4 1A Evergreen) scored nine goals in the game, led by sophomore midfielder Santiago Martinez Ortiz, who scored a hat trick with three goals.

Freshman forward JB Fabian and freshman forward Michael Garcia had a goal and an assist each for the Grizzlies, which took a 5-0 at into halftime against the Fishermen (0-6, 0-6).

“Despite leading their opponents by a large margin for most of the game, our team maintained their composure and focused on the task at hand,” Hoquiam head coach Corri Schmid said. “I was impressed with the way our team showed leadership through humility.”

Hoquiam hosts Tenino at 6 p.m. on Wednesday.

Hoquiam 5 4 – 9

Ilwaco 0 0 – 0


First half – 1, Hoquiam, JB Fabian (Carcia), 10th minute. 2, Hoquiam, Martinez Ortiz (JB Fabian), 16th minute. 3, Hoquiam, Garcia, 25th minute. 4, Hoquiam, Martinez Ortiz, 30th minute. 5, Hoquiam, Morelia, 36th minute.

Second half – 6, Hoquiam, D. Avila-Guzman (LaBounty), 52nd minute. 7, Hoquiam, Rosales, 62nd minute. 8, Hoquiam, Martinez Ortiz, 64th minute. 9, Hoquiam, Jose Fabian, 67th minute.

Elma 5, Forks 1

Elma remained unbeaten in league play with a 5-1 win over Forks on Monday in Elma.

The Eagles (5-1, 5-0 1A Evergreen) led 2-0 just six minutes into the game on goals by senior forward Cason Seaberg and freshman midfielder/forward Luis Torres.

After Forks (0-5, 0-5) scored a goal on a penalty kick in the 29th minute, Seaberg scored on assists from senior defender Chance Plata and senior midfielder Hank Doelman to close out the first half with Elma up 4-1.

Seaberg closed out a four-goal performance with a goal off a Jose Perez assist in the 47th minute.

“We came out swinging again,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “(Forks) battled back hard and then they get that second goal and all of a sudden we’re kind of facing some adversity there. We respond with two goals in about six minutes and kind of felt like we put the game away.”

The Eagles not turn their attention to a first-place showdown with Montesano.

The two East County Rivals will square off at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at Elma High School.

Forks 1 0 – 1

Elma 4 1 – 5


First half – 1, Elma, Seaberg (Doelman), 4th minute. 2, Elma, L. Torres, 6th minute. 3, Forks, 29th minute. 4, Elma, Seaberg (Plata), 32nd minute. 5, Elma, Seaberg (Doelman), 36th minute.

Second half – 6, Elma, Seaberg (Perez), 47th minute.