Evco 2A Baseball: Bearcats all but clinch league Championship with Shutout Win

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4/27/17

WF West 18, Aberdeen 0

(Chehalis, WA) The WF West Bearcats came into the game in control of the Evco 2A leading 2nd place Black Hills by a game and a half and up 3 on Tumwater additionally the Bearcats have already won both season series against the Wolves and T-Birds. So a win today would not clinch the title but the future does not look tough to predict and it will take a crazy run by one of the teams and an absolute collapse by WF West. The race appears to be for 2nd, 3rd and 4th with seeding on the line into the District Tournament.

Aberdeen came in winless in league play and looking to play spoiler and hung in with the Bearcats for the 1st 3 innings. Chris Oldham was pitching well while the defense behind him was shaky with 4 errors leading to the 1st 3 runs for the WFW.

The Bobcats then had a chance to cut into the lead in the top of the 4th when they led off with back to back singles against starting Bearcat pitcher Brandon White. Bearcat 2nd baseman Cyrus Bunker then turned in the ProActive Physical Therapy Play of the Game when a sharply grounded ball was hit to his right that he grabbed tagged 2nd and fired to 1st for a double play. A batter later White finished off the threat with a strikeout.

The bottom of the 4th would do in the Bobcats and the 1st sign of something wrong was when Oldham couldn’t take the mound due to a blister. 4 pitchers would come to the mound for Aberdeen and they would face 20 batters, give up 15 runs on 12 hits, 4 walks and 1 hit by pitch. Camden Bull and Bunker would each bat 3 times in this inning. Tyson Guerrero, Tyler Pallas and Nole Wollan each had 2 hits in this inning. Bull, Bunker, Guerrero and Wollan each had 2 RBI in this inning. When all was said and done the Bearcats led 18-0.

White made quick work of the Bobcats in the top of the 5th with a groundout and 2 strikeouts to win the game. WF West is now 10-1 in league play with 4 to play while the Bobcats remain winless. WF West has a game at Aberdeen tomorrow and 2 against Centralia and their finale against Black Hills next week. Our Tommy Lowe of Greene Realty Players of the Game went to Bearcats catcher Tysen Paul and Aberdeen’s Austin Lawrence.

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