ADNA – Skye Snow took root at the bottom of the ninth inning to bring Haley Rainey home to help Adna earn a 5-4 win on Castle Rock in nine innings in an untitled softball game here on Thursday.
Rainey did everything for the Pirates, placing seven innings without a shortcut without leaving shots or walking and hitting 12 hitters. He also hit a home run and had four runs and three walks.
"We played pretty neat. We made a mistake that cost us three runs in advance, extending an inning," coach Adna Bruce Pocklington said. "Haley Rainey, he threw away the devil. We chipped away, we need to swing the bats better but it's game one. A comeback from 4-0, it's good for our team."
Emma Eko was 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and a race. Payton Aselton had a triple RBI and Ruby Bower had two doubles for the Pirates.
Castle Rock scored four points at the top of the second to take the lead.
Adna started the comeback at the bottom of the third inning with Rainey's lonely home run. The Pirates bring the 4-3 lead from the bottom of the fifth with Eko's two-pitch home run.
At the bottom of the seventh, Aselton managed to gain a free pass with two outs and the bases were loaded to take Rainey home for the tying run to send the game to extra innings.
"It really was a great attack. For a girl who hasn't played since she was 14, it's really a good addition to our team," Pocklington said. "He's doing a lot of learning right now."
At the bottom of the ninth, Rainey started the second base and Snow's groundout brought Rainey home for the walkoff victory.
Adna (1-0) hosts Mossyrock on Friday in a Central 2B League match.
Bearcats swings past Hilanders
KELSO – W.F. West hit the park with 15 shots to help the Bearcats earn a 13-6 win over Kelso in an un-sampled softball game here on Thursday.
The freshman Kamy Dacus resumed the circle for the Bearcats, placing all seven innings and allowing six runs on 10 shots with 10 strikeouts.
"He fought even after giving up a few runs and blows. He kept his out there," W.F. The coach of the West Caty Lieseke said.
On the plate, Paetynn Lopez was 2-for-5 with two doubles and Ashlyn Whalen was 4-for-4 with two doubles and a home run of two. Taylor Barker also had a 2 run home run and Ellie Bunker was 3-for-5 for the Bearcats.
W.F. West scored the first lap of the game in the first inning, but Kelso responded to equalize the game in the second inning before getting a 3-2 lead after three innings. Each team scored two shots in the fourth inning before the Bearcats made seven runs at the top of the sixth inning to pull out for the win.
"It was almost the whole game. I enjoyed seeing the way we fought," said Lieseke. "We went ahead, they would come back. Seeing our ability to follow and disembowel him was encouraging at this time of the season."
W.F. West (2-0) travels to Auburn on Saturday for a couple of games, first against Bonney Lake at 11.15 am, followed by Cle Elum at 3.30 pm. in non-league games.
Warriors Swamp Beavers in Scatter Creek Showdown
TENINO – Rochester's team got the better of the cross-creek rivals scheduled here last Thursday, with the Beavers 16-0 in untitled softball action.
The Warriors were busy right away, scoring seven points in the first inning and four more in the second inning. Sadie Knutson, a freshman, helped climb Rochester from the leadoff spot with two hits, two walks and four RBI. Maddie Bates added a pair of doubles, a walk and three RBI while Lakota Escott was 2-for-2 on the day with a walk. Lexie Trombley added two shots and rode in a race.
"I was quite happy with our patience on the plate. In addition to all these successes we also did 11 walks," said Rochester coach Dave Montgomery. "We've also been pretty good on the basic paths today and we're trying to take extra bases when we can."
Delaney Glazer started the game in the circle of pitchers for the Warriors and allowed only two shots in three innings of work while he hit six hitters. Kiyah Kennedy concluded with four strikeouts in the last two innings.
"We have many young pitchers behind Delaney. We will count on Delaney to take us away this season, but it's nice to have so many young options behind her," added Montgomery. "Honestly, it's just the first game of the season, so it's nice to get out on the ground and figure out what things we need to work on as a team and which girls have to work individually."
In Rochester it was planned to pass the pass to play this weekend, but the persistent snow on the playing fields changed their plans. Instead they will return home to play Kittitas at 11am on Saturday before facing Elma at 3pm.