Pe-Ell Willapa Valley’s baseball and softball teams and Ocosta’s softball team earned doubleheader sweeps on Tuesday as we review local sports games involving Twin Harbors teams.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 17,
Raymond-South Bend 0
Half of Pe Ell-Willapa Valley’s 16 hits went for extra bases as the Titans defeated Raymond-South Bend 17-0 in four innings in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday in South Bend.
PWV (4-1) collected eight doubles in the game, led by Riley Pearson (2-3, R, 2 2B, 3RBI), who had two doubles in the game.
Ten different Titans had base hits in the contest. Aside from Pearson, PWV got multi-hit games from Hudson Barnum (3-4, 3R, 2B, 2RBI), Garrett Keeton (2-3, 2R, 2B, RBI), Jackson Lusk (2-2, 2R, RBI) and Joseph Krafzyk (2-3, 2B, R, 2RBI).
Gavin Hampton (1-2, 2R, 2B, RBI), Kaden Ritzman (1-4, 2B, 3R, 2RBI) and Joey McCalden (1-1, 2R, 2B, 3RBI) also smacked doubles for PWV.
PWV scored three runs in the top of the first inning highlighted by a two-run double from Ritzman.
The Titans put the game out of reach with 12 runs in a third inning that included three consecutive RBI doubles from Krafzyk, McCalden and Pearson and five doubles total in the inning.
PWV pitchers Pearson, Keeton and Aiden Young combined to throw a one-hit shutout, with Keeton getting the win with four strikeouts, a walk and no hits allowed in his two innings of work.
Hayden Stephens got the lone hit for RSB on a single to center field in the bottom of the first inning.
The Riptide’s Kaprice Hubbard took the loss for RSB, allowing nine runs (three earned) on 11 hits with a strikeout and two walks in 1 2-3 innings pitched.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 18,
Raymond-South Bend 1
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley capitalized on seven Raymond-South Bend errors en route to an 18-1 four-inning victory in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday in South Bend.
The Titans totalled 10 hits in the game led by Garrett Keeton, who went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles, four runs scored and three RBI.
Hudson Barnum (2-2, 3R, RBI) and Jackson Lusk (2-4, R, 2RBI) also had multi-hit games for PWV, which scored nine unearned runs in the game as RSB committed seven errors in the game.
Kaden Ritzman went 1-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and a pair of RBI for PWV.
PWV pitcher Gavin Hampton got the win for the Titans, allowing one run on no hits with four strikeouts and two walks in four innings pitched.
The only run Hampton allowed came in the top of the second inning. Hampton plunked the Riptide’s Daniel Medeiros with a pitch to lead off the inning and later hit two additional RSB batters to load the bases. RSB senior Josh Johnson drew a walk to force in Medeiros to make it a 2-1 ballgame at the time.
PWV scored three runs in the third inning, highlighted by a leadoff solo home run to left by Blake Howard.
Keeton followed two batters later with an RBI double and later scored on a single by Lusk to make it a 5-1 game.
PWV blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth, scoring 13 runs in a half-inning that included three errors, two hit batsmen, four walks and five hits (three singles, two doubles).
RSB sophomore Ty Reidinger took the loss for the Riptide, allowing six earned runs on six hits and a walk in 3 1-3 innings pitched.
Forks 4, Ocosta 3
Forks scored two runs with two outs in extra innings to had the Ocosta Wildcats a gut-wrenching 4-3 defeat in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday in Forks.
Down 2-0 heading into the top of the seventh inning, Ocosta’s Josh Figueroa triple to right field with one out. One batter later, Fredrick Bishop reached on an error. Figueroa scored on the play to cut the Spartans lead in half.
Clayton Welch then singled to advance Bishop to second, but with Jackson Reid at the plate, Bishop was picked off second, putting Ocosta one out away from defeat.
Reid singled to keep the inning alive and with Garrison Barnum at the plate, Welch stole home to tie the game at 2-2.
Barnum grounded out to end the inning.
Ocosta ace pitcher Colby Scheuber struck out the Forks side in the bottom of the seventh and the Wildcats took the lead in the eighth when Figueroa hit a bases-loaded fielder’s choice ground ball that scored Andrew Martin.
But with Forks’ Logan Olson on first with a single and one out in the bottom of the eighth, the wheels came off for the Wildcats. Harley Figueroa relieved Scheuber and promptly struck out Hayden Baker to put Ocosta one out away from victory. Trey Baysinger then reached on an error by the Ocosta infield, allowing Olson to score with the tying run.
After a single and a walk loaded the bases, Baysinger scored on a passed ball to hand Ocosta a heart-breaking 4-3 defeat.
Eight different Wildcats had a base hit in the game as Ocosta outhit Forks 9-4.
Harley Figueroa led Ocosta, going 2-for-4 at the plate.
Scheuber went 7 1-3 innings, allowing no earned runs on three hits with 16 strikeouts and no walks. He threw 81 strikes in 108 pitches and threw first-pitch strikes to 24 of 29 batters.
Forks 6, Ocosta 3
Ocosta trailed early and never fully recovered in a 6-3 five-inning loss in the night cap of a doubleheader on Tuesday against the Forks Spartans.
The Wildcats (4-2) fell behind 6-0 after Forks scored four runs in the first and two in the second, helped by six errors — three per inning — by the Ocosta defense.
Ocosta rallied for three runs in the top of the fifth inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Mark Sevilla.
The Wildcats totaled three hits in the game, with Kjirstin Hopfer (1-2) and Fredrick Bishop (1-2, R) picking up a base knock in addition to Sevilla.
Jackson Reid took the loss for Ocosta, allowing six runs — none earned — on two hits , three strikeouts and a walk.
Ocosta 19, North Beach 0
Ocosta put up 19 runs on 19 hits in just three innings to defeat North Beach 19-0 in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday in Ocean Shores.
Ocosta (8-0, 6-0 2B Pacific) scored eight in the top of the first inning, seven in the second and four in the third on 19 hits.
Seven Wildcats hits were for extra bases, including four triples.
Jessie Gilbert (3-3, 3B, 2 2B, 2R, 3RBI), Lillyan Barnum (3-4, 3B, 2R, 3RBI), Ronni Graham (3-3, 3B, 2B, 2R, 2RBI) and Ryann Raffelson (2-2, 4RBI) each had three-hit games for Ocosta.
Graham pitched a perfect three innings in the circle to pick up the win, not allowing a baserunner while striking out five in 36 pitches.
Ocosta 17, North Beach 0
Ocosta wasted little time in sweeping a doubleheader against the North Beach Hyaks on Tuesday in Ocean Shores, taking the night cap in three innings by a score of 17-0.
Ocosta scored 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning, including a grand-slam home run by Lillyan Barnum and two RBI doubles by Ryann Raffelson.
Raffelson (3-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBI), Barnum (2-3, GS HR, 2R, 5RBI) and Jessie Gilbert (2-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBI) led Ocosta’s offense.
Gilbert (2IP, 0R, 0H, 6K) and Ronnie Graham (IP, 0R, 0H, 3K) combined to pitch three perfect innings for Ocosta.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 21, Ilwaco 3
The Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans hammered Ilwaco for 22 hits en route to a 21-3 victory in five innings in the first game of a doubleheader on Tuesday in Ilwaco.
PWV (5-0, 4-0 2B Pacific) led 7-2 after two innings and 8-3 at the end of the fourth before putting up a baker’s dozen in the fifth inning. The Titans totalled 10 hits — five for extra bases — in the 13-run frame.
Olivia Matlock led the Titans , going 5-for-5 with a solo home run, a double, four runs and two RBI.
Annika Mason (3-5, 2B, 2R, 3RBI) and Dani Shannon (3-4, 2 2B, 3B, 2R, 2RBI) each collected three hits for PWV while Merissa Frasier (2-4, 2 2B, 2R, 2RBI) and Raegan Portmann (2-3, 2 3B, 4R, 2RBI) had multiple extra base hits in the game.
Ava Bush (2-2, 2R, RBI), Grace Huber (2-4, 2R, 3RBI) and Sadie Howard (2-4, R) also had multi-hit games for PWV.
Matlock picked up the victory, allowing three earned runs on three hits with 11 stirkeouts and one walk in 4 2-3 innings pitched.
Pe Ell-Willapa Valley 15, Ilwaco 1
The hits just kept on coming for the Pe Ell-Willapa Valley Titans in a 15-1 victory over Ilwaco in the second game of a doubleheader on Tuesday in Ilwaco.
The Titans crushed 18 hits in a four-inning victory, including home runs by Olivia Matlock (her second of the day) and Grace Huber as PWV pounded six extra-base hits in the game.
Three Titans collected three hits in the game. Matlock (3-3, 2R HR, 3R, 3RBI) hit a two-run inside-the-park home run in the bottom of the first inning while Huber (3-3, HR, 2B, 2R, 3RBI) hit an inside-the-park solo home run in the second.
Ava Bush (3-3, R, RBI), Annika Mason (2-3, 2R, 2RBI), Sadie Howard (2-3, 2B, 2R, 2RBI) and Payton Peterson (2-3, 2B, RBI) also had multi-hit games for PWV.
Matlock allowed an earned run on one hit with six strikeouts in four innings pitched to earn the victory.
Grays Harbor 79, Centralia 75
Grays Harbor College men’s basketball team opened the season with a 79-75 victory over Centralia on Tuesday at Grays Harbor College in Aberdeen.
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