Black Hills freshman Gabi Pennella earned her third win, giving up two runs on seven hits and striking out four North Thurston batters in the Wolves’ 6-2 fastpitch victory in a Class 2A Evergreen Conference game. Kendra Henry, Taylor Pottschmidt and Lexi Tarrow had two hits apiece for the Wolves.
Amanda Rupright allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out six batters, leading Olympia to a 8-1 victory over Stadium that kept the Bears in second place in the 4A Narrows League. Hailey Hull and Lexi Sanderlin each went 2-for-5 with one RBI.
Rainier swept Tenino, 7-5 and 11-7, to win their first doubleheader series this season in Southwest Washington 1A League Evergreen Division play.
In baseball, North Thurston moved into third place in the 2A Evergreen Conference after a 8-3 victory over River Ridge. Hayden Maliska, Matt Zeutenhorst and Ande Grantham combined for six hits and five RBI. River Ridge center fielder Brad Wallace went 2-for-4 with a home run.
RAIN SHORTENS 4A NARROWS BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Rainouts have shortened the 4A Narrows League baseball tournament to just Wednesday’s two opening-round games. South Kitsap defeated Central Kitsap, 8-5, and Stadium ousted Bellarmine, 6-4, to earn the league’s final two berths to the West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament, which begins Tuesday.
Olympia and Gig Harbor, neither of which played a game in the Narrows tournament, earned the Nos. 1 and 2 seeds, respectively, based on their first- and second-place finishes in the league standings. Olympia will play the SPSL’s No. 4 team at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Curtis High School.
The 3A Narrows League tournament will continue as scheduled with today’s championship game at 4 p.m. between Yelm, a 7-0 winner over Capital on Wednesday, and regular-season league champion Timberline at Tacoma’s Heidelberg Park.
Compiled by Meg Wochnick, firstname.lastname@example.org