Unearned runs help end Olympia’s baseball season

mwochnick@theolympian.comMay 15, 2014 

Kentridge High School scored five unearned runs, including three in the third inning, in a 7-3 victory over Olympia in Wednesday’s 4A West Central/Southwest bidistrict loser-out baseball game at Art Wright Field in Kent.

“We didn’t play as well as we did (Tuesday) night,” said Olympia coach Steve Roth, whose team finishes with a 10-13 record.

The Bears went ahead, 1-0, in the first inning on Tyler Wambold’s RBI single, but Kentridge pulled ahead for good with four runs in the third.

Braeden Neal had a double and two runs scored for Olympia, which was held to five hits.

3A WCD/SW BIDISTRICT

Shelton 4, Decatur 2: Shelton clinched a regional berth by upsetting top-seeded Decatur.

Shelton (11-13) will face Columbia River at 1 p.m. Saturday in the 3A West Central/Southwest bidistrict semifinals at Auburn Mountainview. Shelton’s last state berth was in 1973.

Columbia River 10, North Thurston 0 (6 innings): Columbia River pitcher Seth Rayburn allowed just three hits in a winner-to-state game in Vancouver, Washington.

North Thurston (16-6) falls into the consolation bracket and faces Decatur in a loser-out game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Tacoma’s Heidelberg Park.

2A DISTRICT IV

Capital 6, Mark Morris 5: Jacob Johnson’s RBI single in the ninth inning — his third hit of the game — kept Capital (7-15) alive in the consolation bracket with a victory.

GIRLS TENNIS

Capital duo wins subdistrict title: Capital’s Baylee Yost and Sooyoun Park beat Centralia’s McKailey Fast and Jaycee Foster for the doubles title on the final day of the 2A Evergreen Conference subdistrict tournament at the Capitol City Tennis and Athletic Center.

“Baylee and Sooyoun are determined players who will do anything it takes to win,” Capital coach Tom Alongi said.

FASTPITCH

Olympia 8, Yelm 3: Bears coach Matt Loes described Maddy Stensby’s third-inning grand slam — a line-drive, opposite-field blast — as a “no-doubter” as the Bears secured the No. 1 seed entering the 4A Narrows League fastpitch tournament.

Stensby, the Bears’ pitcher, also struck out 13 Yelm batters.

mwochnick@theolympian.com

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