TUMWATER - The pitching combination of Kierstin Smith and Makayla Glasgo combined for a five-inning no-hitter to lift Tumwater to a 17-1 victory over North Thurston in a Class 2A Evergreen Conference fastpitch game Tuesday afternoon.
It’s Tumwater’s second no-hitter against North Thurston this season. The T-Birds also no-hit the Rams on March 17 in a 12-0 win in which Smith struck out 11.
On Tuesday, it was much of the same from Smith, who struck out 10 in four innings. The one run North Thurston scored was unearned.
Glasgo pitched the fifth inning and had two strikeouts.
Smith also did damage at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Her double in the fourth broke open the game as the T-Birds scored 10 runs on 11 hits to grab a 17-0 lead.
Alyssa Ubrun (3-for-4) and Ashley Wells (2-for-3) also had three RBI apiece.
Tumwater had nine players with at least one hit, and six players had more than one.
“It was a pleasant surprise,” Tumwater coach Clay Hill said of the offensive output. “We hadn’t played in 19 days.”
Black Hills 13, River Ridge 2: The Wolves scored all of their runs in the final three innings for the 10-run win over the Hawks.
Black Hills pitcher Sam McDonell had 11 strikeouts in the six-inning game, and the Wolves offense pounded out 16 hits.
Taylor Pottsschmidt, Makenzy Tarrow, Jensyn McCoy and Kendra Henry all had at least two hits and drove in runs for the Wolves.
River Ridge’s Kayla Clark was 1-for-3, driving in two of the Hawks’ three runs.
Rochester sweeps Elma: Josh Moss fanned 16 Eagles on his way to a no-hitter in the Warriors’ 9-0 win over Elma in the first game of a Southwest Washington 1A Evergreen doubleheader. Rochester also topped Elma, 8-1, in the nightcap.
“Josh threw very well. He was in command all the way,” Rochester coach Jerry Striegel said. “Sixteen strikeouts – that’s a good day for any pitcher.”
Moss also went 3-for-4 with two doubles and had five RBI in the first game. Chris Bishop, who’s batting .558, was a combined 3-for-6 in both games.
Tumwater 11, River Ridge 9: The Thunderbirds jumped on top early, putting up multiple runs in three of the first four innings before having to hold off the Hawks’ late-game comeback.
Michael Glasgo and John Williams each went 3-for-4 for Tumwater, accounting for six of the T-Birds’ 15 hits. Nick Justus was 3-for-4 with two RBI for River Ridge.
North Thurston 3, Black Hills 2: The Rams scored the eventual winning run on the sixth and held off Black Hills in the seventh for the EvCo win.
Sophomore Tyler Ridgeway pitched a four-hitter. Matt Zeutenhorst (2-for-3) and Ben Reece (1-for-3) had an RBI apiece.
Olympia 4, Bellarmine 1: The Bears, playing for the first time since March 24, bested Bellarmine for the fourth consecutive year. Last year, the Bears won, 3-2.
“We felt like we made an improvement there,” Olympia coach Margie Reed said.
Olympia’s top two singles players – Katelyn Orchard (6-2, 6-0) and Alli Bautista (7-5, 6-2) – won in straight sets, as did Bailey Kilmer and Annie Sing (6-1, 6-0) at No. 1 doubles and Gemma Robinson and Mia Ryckman (6-2, 6-2) at No. 2 doubles.
Reed called Kilmer and Sing’s play “really strong and really sharp.”
Robinson and Ryckman were playing at No. 2 doubles for the first time.
“Their game meshed very well,” Reed said.
Yelm 2, Wilson 2: Forward Daniel Gonzalez scored both goals for Yelm.