Olympia’s Trevor Houser needed just 51 pitches to throw his first career no-hitter, leading the Bears to an 11-0 five-inning victory over Central Kitsap in Wednesday’s 4A Narrows League baseball game. Houser struck out three and didn’t walk a batter. The only runner he allowed came on an error. It’s the first no-hitter by an Olympia pitcher since Joel Johnson threw a five-inning no-hitter in a 10-0 win over Mount Tahoma on April 8, 2010. “I thought he did a really good job of getting ahead of the hitters,” Olympia coach Todd McDougall said of Houser. Olympia (13-0 overall, 12-0 4A Narrows) led 3-0 before an eight-run fifth inning put an end to the game. Cameron Frost paced Olympia with a 3-for-4 performance, and Cabe Reiten, Joey Knight and Jake Hacker had two hits apiece.
Black Hills out-hit W.F. West 10-4, but fell to the first-place Bearcats, 3-2, in their 2A Evergreen Conference baseball game. Alex Daisa (2-for-3), Kris O’Bannon (2-for-3) and Josh Bown (3-for-3) paced the Wolves, who fell to 4-9 overall.
Aberdeen swept both EvCo games against River Ridge, 7-5 (completion of Tuesday’s suspended game) and 15-8.
Tumwater’s Kierstin Smith pitched a complete-game five-hitter and struck out 14 in a 4-0 shutout win against W.F. West in a 2A EvCo fastpitch game. Alyssa Ubrun was 3-for-3 with four RBI, including two home runs.
Centralia scored three runs in the top of the eighth inning to break a 4-all tie and defeat Black Hills, 7-4, in 2A EvCo fastpitch. Centralia’s Parker Pocklington, an Arkansas commit, scored three times.
Hailey Hull, Nikki Schroeder and Adrianna Rupright each homered to lead Olympia to a 4A Narrows fastpitch win, 7-2, over Central Kitsap. The trio combined to drive in five of the Bears’ runs.
Brooke Feldmeier (girls 100, 200, high jump) and Andrew Brown (boys 100, 200) had first-place finishes to lead Tumwater track and field teams past North Thurston, 89-45 (girls) and 91.5-52.5 (boys).
Led by two-hit shutouts by Sam Munger and Taylor Bakos, the Saint Martin’s softball team swept Northwest Nazarene, 11-0 and 8-0. The results assure SMU (27-15 overalll, 17-10 GNAC) its first winning season since the program began in 1992.