Wildcats 10, Loggers 9 (9)
ONALASKA — A throwing error back to the pitcher in the top of the ninth inning allowed Ocosta to score the eventual game-winning run to end this non-league contest with Onalaska on Tuesday afternoon.
With the international tiebreaker starting in the ninth, Ocosta placed Kaylee Barnum at second base. After a ground out moved her to third, the Onalaska catcher threw the ball past the pitcher, allowing her time to score to go-ahead run.
In the bottom of the inning, relief pitcher Mekenna Fletcher picked up the win by registering a strikeout with the tying run at third base. Fletcher came in for starter Erika Snider in the eighth inning.
Fletcher drove in three runs on two hits, including a double, for the Wildcats (3-0), with Barnum and Kristi Raffelson each driving in two runs on three hits. Last year at the district tournament, Onalaska beat Ocosta, 18-3.
On Thursday, Ocosta hits the road to take on North Beach in a Pacific 2B League doubleheader.
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Er. Snider, M. Fletcher (8) and Raffelson; Glenn, Morris (6) and Howard.
RBI: Ocosta — Marsh, Barnum 2, Raffelson 2, M. Fletcher 3. Onalaska — Sabin 2, Vint, Hoyt 2, Mitten 2. Three hits: Ocosta — Barnum, Raffelson. Onalaska — Mitten. Two hits: Ocosta — Marsh, Er. Snider, M. Fletcher. Onalaska — Sabin, Hoyt. Home run: Ocosta — Barnum. Triples: Ocosta — Er. Snider. Doubles: Ocosta — M. Fletcher. Onalaska — Sabin, Mitten, Wolff.
Winning pitcher — M. Fletcher (one strikeout, three walks). Losing pitcher — Morris (two strikeouts, three walks).
Warriors 14, Grizzlies 13
ROCHESTER — Played in the rain and the mud, both teams struggled, but survived a three-hour non-league contest with the hosts prevailing late on Tuesday afternoon.
Hoquiam tied the game at 6-6 after three innings and trailed 13-7 after five innings before getting to within one run in the seventh inning. Ashley Paladin drove in three runs for the Grizzlies.
Both teams had five errors in the field and, with the weather conditions, the pitchers struggled with their footing and grip, according to HHS head coach Keith Reynvaan.
“This was a marathon game,” Reynvaan said. “It is a game of throw and catch and we’d doing neither right now. We did put the bat on the ball. At one point, it was 13-7 Rochester and the girls didn’t quit. That was good to see.”
On Thursday, Hoquiam (0-2) is scheduled to travel to Aberdeen.
Hoquiam 051 104 2 — 13 7 5 Roch 330 341 x — 14 10 5
Hyde and Bagwell, German (6); Glazer, Giarden (3) and Hull.
RBI: Hoquiam — Paladin 3, Skinner, Folkers, Hyde, Doll. Rochester — Hull, Glazer 2, Phelps 3, Olson, Klatoosh. Three hits: Rochester — Hull. Two hits: Rochester — Trombly. Doubles: Hoquiam — Hyde. Rochester — Phelps, Glazer.
Winning pitcher — Giarden (two strikeouts, five walks). Losing pitcher — Hyde (four strikeouts, seven walks).
Grizzlies 6, Cougars 0
TACOMA — Carlos Juarez and Andy Garcia each scored twice for Hoquiam as the Grizzlies took care of Cascade Christian in a non-league contest on Tuesday afternoon.
Juarez and Justin Yi scored in the first half, while Garcia scored twice, with Garcia and Naz Mazariegos getting onto the board in the second half.
Further details were not reported.
On Thursday, Hoquiam hosts rival Aberdeen at Sea Breeze Oval.
Eagles 3, Warriors 0
ELMA — Trace Thompson scored the season’s first hat trick for Elma and lifted the hosts to a first win in a shutout of Rochester at Davis Field on Tuesday night.
Christian DeLaConcha got the assist on the first Thompson goal, a through ball 20 yards out to allow Thompson to slide the ball past the Warriors’ goalkeeper in the 20th minute. Six minutes later, Thompson got his second when he one-touch shot an Alex Salas crossing pass for a 2-0 lead.
The senior forward secured the hat trick midway through the second half when his hard shot from 25 yards out skipped in front of the goalkeeper in the driving rain. With the field saturated with water, the ball hydroplaned into the net.
“We played relatively well; (Rochester) played well enough to put us into some dangerous situations, but never really threatened,” Elma head coach Carson Seaberg said. “Trace had two point-blank shots saved and we stubbed our toes on another couple of shots.”
Elma goalkeeper AJ Hernandez, who was cleared to return to action on Monday, got the shutout.
On Friday, Elma (1-2) will travel to Charles Wright.
Rockets 10, Eagles 1
CASTLE ROCK — Elma produced plenty of hits against Castle Rock, but struggled from the field in a non-league loss on Tuesday afternoon.
Cody Robinette drove in Elma’s lone run and finished with three hits, along with Cody Williams. However, the Eagles were credited with eight errors on the day.
“We gave them the ballgame with our errors,” Elma head coach Todd Baun said. “Our pitchers threw strikes and we didn’t have a defense behind them to support them.”
Barrett Burbidge took the loss for the Eagles.
On Thursday, Elma is scheduled to host Aberdeen.
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Burbirdge, Williams (3), Coonse (5) and Coonse, Jacobson (5); Patching and Hooper.
RBI: Elma — Robinette. Castle Rock — Patching, Hooper, Becker 2, Carroll 3. Three hits: Elma — Robinette, Williams. Two hits: Castle Rock — Titus. Doubles: Elma — Robinette. Castle Rock — Toutai.
Winning pitcher — Patching (four strikeouts, two walks). Losing pitcher — Burbidge (two strikeouts, three walks).