Montesano 12, Holy Names 10
Montesano extended its winning streak to nine games with a 12-10 victory over Holy Names Academy on Saturday at Montesano High School.
The Bulldogs (14-2) trailed 5-2 after Holy Names (13-6) scored five runs in the third, highlighted by Emily Flora’s three-run home run.
After the Cougars took a 6-2 lead with a run in the top of the fourth, Monte’s offense responded in the bottom half of the inning. The Bulldogs cut the deficit to 6-4 when Katie Granstrom walked to force in a run.
Matti Ekerson then shot a bases-clearing double to left field, scoring three runs to put Monte up 7-6.
With Monte leading 8-6 in the sixth inning, Holy Names plated four runs, taking a 10-8 lead on Caitlin Manning’s three-rundouble.
But the never-say-die Bulldogs weren’t finished. Lexi Lovell led off bottom of the sixth with a double and trotted home when Granstrom belted a home run over the left-field fence to tie the game at 10-10.
Ekerson, Lindsay Pace and Emma Jensen followed with consecutive singles to load the bases.
With one out, Landree Dohrmann scored the go-ahead run on an RBI fielder’s choice by Jessica Stanfield.
One batter later, Janessa Otterstetter plated Jensen on an RBI fielder’s choice groundout to give Monte a 12-10 lead.
Pace earned the victory, allowing 10 earned runs on 11 hits with 10 strikeouts in the complete-game performance.
Granstrom and Ekerson drove in three runs each for Monte.
Elma 13, Tenino 0
Elma put up five runs in the second inning on its way to a 13-0 road win over Tenino on May 2.
Elma (15-1, 5-1 Evergreen 1A) benefited from strong plate appearances by Destry Dineen, who went 4-for-4 and drove in an RBI.
In addition to picking up the win in the circle, Quin Mikel also went 3-for-4 at the plate with a home run.
Elma assistant coach Ashley Stancil said she was pleased to see her team perform well coming off of a break after last week’s slate of games.
“After playing three consecutive games after last week it was good to see them have hot bats,” she said. “Our pitcher pitched a complete game and our defense made the routine plays when they needed to.”
Elma played Forks on Thursday, but that game ended too late for this edition