Elma continued its impressive romp through the 1A Evergreen League with a dominant 15-2 victory over the Tenino Beavers on Friday in Elma.
Kassedy Olson led the way for the Eagles (12-0-1, 4-0 Evergreen 1A) offensively, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
Quin Mikel and freshman Chloe Clark also had multi-hit games for Elma, with Mikel going 2-for-3 with two doubles and Clark having a 2-for-2 afternoon with two runs scored.
Elma starter Destry Dineen earned the victory for Elma. The senior hurler allowed no earned runs and two hits while striking out nine in her five innings of work.
The Eagles currently hold a one-game lead over rival Montesano heading into a big showdown with the Bulldogs on Monday.
The two teams are scheduled to square off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Montesano High School, but that game ended too late for this edition.
Tenino 001 10 — 2 2 3
Elma 264 3x — 15 15 3
WP — Dineen (5 IP, 0 ER, 2 H, 9 K, 3 BB); LP — Emily Baxter (3 IP, 10 ER, 11 H, 6 K, 2 BB)
Top Players: Elma — Olson (3-4, 2 R); Mikel (2-3, 2 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI); Clark (2-2, 2 R, RBI)
Elma 7, Forks 5
The Elma Eagles overcame multi-run deficits twice to keep its undefeated record alive with a 7-5 victory over Forks on April 16 in Elma.
After Elma starter Destry Dineen ran into some trouble after giving up two runs in the first inning the Eagles clawed back in the game with a run in each of the second and third innings to tie the game at 2-2.
But the Spartans reclaimed the lead with three runs in the top of the fourth inning to take a 5-3 lead.
Elma then made it a 5-4 game with two runs in the bottom of the fourth and took the lead with three in the sixth.
Mikel settled in to keep Forks scoreless over the final three innings, leading Elma to the 7-5 victory.
Olivia Cain led Elma with three hits on the evening.
Jalyn Whipple went 2-for-3 and Kali Rambo tied the game for Elma with a solo home run in the third inning.
“I think the most impressive part of the game is Forks came out and scored some runs and we responded. We had a yearning and a want to win,” Elma assistant head coach Ashley Stancil said. “We’ve been off on that part of the game the last couple of years. This year, they know they want to win and have a fire inside them to win no matter what.”
Forks 200 300 0 — 5 7 1
Elma 011 203 x — 7 9 0
WP — Mikel (7 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 8 K, 2 BB); LP — Chloe Leverington (3 IP, 5 R, 6 H, 2 K)
Top Players: Elma — Cain (3-3, RBI); Whipple (2-3); Rambo (1-3, HR); Forks — Jayden Olson (3-4, HR)