TUMWATER - Tumwater got back on the winning track Thursday afternoon with its 1-0 victory over Aberdeen in a 2A Evergreen Conference fastpitch game.
Makayla Glasgo scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring from third base on Ashley McDaniel’s grounder to shortstop.
“It was a great way to win, and a tough way to lose,” Tumwater coach Clay Hills said. “We needed that one. It was good for our confidence.”
The Thunderbirds (3-1) suffered their first loss Tuesday in a 4-0 defeat against Chehalis. In its previous two games, the T-Birds outscored their opponents – North Thurston and River Ridge – by a combined 22-0. However, Thursday’s game against the Bobcats was a pitchers’ duel between Tumwater’s Kierstin Smith and Aberdeen’s Mo Donovan.
Smith pitched a complete-game, one-hitter and struck out 11, while Donovan gave up three hits and struck out seven in her complete-game effort. It was Smith’s single to center field that got things started in the bottom of the seventh. Glasgo was the pinch-runner for Smith.
Timberline 4, Black Hills 3 (9 innings): Gatalina Schuster smacked an RBI double that gave the Blazers the extra-inning nonleague victory over the Wolves.
Timberline struck back with two runs in its half of the third inning to tie the game at 3 after Black Hills pitcher Liz Smith gave the Wolves the lead with a three-run home run in the first.
Rebecca Nelson, Jessica Maldonado, Jenny Leyva and Schuster had all of the Blazers’ seven hits.
North Beach 8, Northwest Christian 6: Derek Archer, Jason Fry and Preston Vick had three hits apiece for the visiting Hyaks in their Pacific 2B win over the Navigators at Don Heinze Field at Skyhawks Park.
Tony Davis scored two runs and had two stolen bases, and Zach Thomas was 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI for Northwest Christian, which fell to 4-3 overall.
Rochester 17-9, Hoquiam 0-2: The Warriors had little trouble sweeping the Grizzlies. Chris Bishop, the reigning MVP of the Southwest 1A Evergreen Division, had a monster day with seven total RBI – including five in opener as he went 3-for-4 to back the one-hit pitching of Tenino transfer Josh Moss. Bishop also picked up the complete-game victory in the second game, giving up two runs on five hits.
Olympia 83, Capital 54: In their first meeting in four years, the Bears earned the nonleague dual victory over the Cougars at Tumwater Valley. Olympia junior Dominick Francks led the way with a 2-under 34.