Bulldogs JV 3, Wildcats 1
WESTPORT — Mason Lutz went five innings for Montesano’s junior varsity team as the Bulldogs shut down Ocosta in this non-league contest on March 20 at GAR Park.
Lutz struck out five and walked five in five innings of work for the win. Mathew Hart took the loss for Ocosta, which put five pitchers on the mound with games coming up later this week.
“It was cold; it was raining, but we got the game in,” Ocosta head coach Mike Allton said. “We left a lot of men on base again, so we need to pick it up at the plate.”
Today, Ocosta will host Chief Leschi in a doubleheader.
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Lutz, Daniels (6), Dahl (6) and Plato; Alton, Hoff (2), Hart (3), Beck (5), Mathews (7) and Quinby.
RBI: Montesano — Lutz, Parsons, Daniels. Ocosta — Hart. Two hits: Ocosta — Hart.
Winning pitcher — Mason Lutz (five strikeouts, five walks). Losing pitcher — Hart (one strikeouts, two walks).
Owls 5, Bulldogs 1
REDMOND — Ryan Long pitched six strong innings to help Overlake beat Montesano in a non-league game on March 23.
Long scattered six hits and struck out seven. Peter Dudunakis homered for Overlake.
Montesano pitchers Austin Peterson and Payson Parker combined on a five-hitter. Bulldog center fielder Carson Klinger was credited with several fine catches on drives into the gaps.
“Overlake clutched up with runners on base,” Monte coach Mike Osgood said. “We had plenty of chances, but just didn’t get it done tonight.”
The Bulldogs (0-2) travel to Centralia on Thursday.
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Lumberjills 2, Bulldogs 0
LONGVIEW — Montesano was on the wrong end of a pitchers duel on March 23, falling to R.A. Long in a non-league contest on the road.
The Bulldogs’ Samantha Stanfield struck out seven and walked two in finishing with a two-hitter on the day. However, the Lumberjills pushed one run across in the first and third innings to provide the scoring difference.
“Both teams were very similar,” Montesano head coach Pat Pace said. “Except for the score, we had less errors and one more hit. Offensively, we couldn’t get the job done. (Madysen Bjorge) did a good job of mixing her pitches up. We just weren’t mentally prepared, which might fall back on me.”
On Tuesday, Montesano (1-1) hosts Tenino in an Evergreen 1A League opener.
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Stanfield and Polar; Bjorge and Harvill.
RBI: R.A. Long — Todd. Doubles: Montesano — Gustafson. R.A. Long — Harvill.
Winning pitcher — Bjorge (three strikeouts). Losing pitcher — Stanfield (seven strikeouts, two walks).
JV — Montesano 18, R.A. Long 2.
C Squad — LaCenter JV sweeps Montesano, 5-2 and 5-4.
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, March 21.
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).