ESN Tuesday Re-Caps: Timberline Baseball rolls in Soccer Stadium, Tumwater, River Ridge & Peninsula post wins

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4/20/2021

5 broadcasts were on the air last night beginning with a crosstown baseball rivalry and capped off with 4 soccer matches. Our re-caps, pictures and video highlights are all below.

Baseball
Timberline 17, River Ridge 6

(Lacey, WA) The Blazers came in to this game just 1 behind league leader Olympia with a 7-2 record while the Hawks have been struggling but competitive in most of their games at 2-6.

RR got off to a fast start and threatened to blow the game open early. In the first inning the Hawks scored 2 on a 2 9ut, 2 run home run off the bat of Chanz Doughty. Then in the 2nd inning the Hawks added to their lead with a 1-out walk followed by a single from Ian Williams. A fly out to center was followed by another walk to fill the bases with 2 outs. Ke’Ane Naputi, the Hawks starting pitcher, then helped his own cause with a bases clearing double and after 2 it was 5-0 River Ridge.

Timberline’s offense woke up in the top of the 3rd where they scored 5 runs to tie the game. The Blazers took advantage of a pair of Hawk errors when Ben Barker connected with a line shot base hit knocking in 2 runs  but would be thrown out trying to reach 3rd. CJ Beard then walked and Kaleb McNeeley singled. Chris Rivera stepped to the plate and uncorked a massive shot over the left field fence for a 3 run blast tying the game at 5.

Timberline would put the game away in the top of the 5th inning where they ultimately sent 17 batters to the plate and got 8 hits, 4 walks, 2 hit by pitches and 12 runs. Gaven McCarthy would end up with 2 hits, a single and a double with 2 RBI, Tyler McLellan, Franco Segura both had base hits with RBI’s followed by an RBI hit by pitch and walk. Beard, who had come in to pitch in the 2nd inning, helped his own cause with a 2 RBI double.

The Blazers weren’t finished yet, another hit by pitch and a 2 RBI single from Rivera who finished he game 2-4 with 5 RBI. Brandon Larson then singled and McCarthy would finish the scoring knocking in the 12th run of the inning with a double and now had a commanding 17-5 lead, scoring 17 unanswered runs.

River Ridge had to score at least 3 to push the game to the 6th inning and after 2 quick fly outs, Doughty gave the Hawks a glimmer of hope with his 2nd blast over the fence for a solo shot home run and it was now 17-6. But Beard got the next batter to pop out to 1st to end the game.

The Blazers are now 8-2 in league and overall while the Hawks drop to 2-7. Timberline will next host Capital on Saturday while the Hawks are at North Thurston on Thursday. Our players of the game went to Timberline’s Chris Rivera and River Ridge’s Chanz Doughty. Combined they had 5 hits, 3 home runs and 8 RBI.

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Video Highlights

Soccer
Tumwater 2, Centralia 0

(Centralia, WA) The Tumwater at Centralia boys soccer game on a picturesque evening was a testament on why games are not played on paper nor knee jerk reactions. The game felt like things were barely underway before we were talking about a goal for the Thunderbirds as a quick strike from Sambou Jadama put Tumwater up 1 to 0 just over three minutes into the game.

Things would settle down though as both teams would settle into a little bit of a back and forth groove. A good chunk of the first half was played around midfield but Tumwater had several opportunities and shots on goal thanks to a fair amount of corner kicks. The Tigers’ defense and Tiger keeper, Victor Rojas were up to the challenge though not surrendering a goal for the rest of the half.

The second half of this match was much like the first half. Both squads would spend a great deal of time jostling for field position in a quick paced game. The Thunderbirds would continue to see a handful of corner kicks and shots on goal. Just under the 72 minute game mark, Tumwater would find their target. The goal off Myles Leneker’s foot would push the Tumwater lead over Centralia to 2 to 0.  That 2 to 0 score would go on to be out final from Centralia tonight.

Our Pacific Sports Spa visiting player of the game for Tumwater was Zack Schmidt. He may have not made his way on to the stat sheet tonight with a goal, but he would have foot involved in the two goals tonight helping set up his teammates for their positioning. Schmidt was a jack of all trades for Tumwater tonight.

Our Thorbeckes home player of the game for Centralia was Kilmer Alverto-Gabarrette. Listed as a forward on the Tiger roster in hand, he would be all of the field for Centralia. Applying pressure on the Tumwater defense to rally to the ball to stop a Tiger drive, as well as having a foot involved on stalling Tumwater possessions and drives.

Tumwater improved to 6-0 in EVCO 2A league play and Centralia dropped to 0-6. The T-Birds will next play at Shelton on Friday while Centralia will host Rochester.

Video Highlights (Tony Davila & Josh Kaiser)

Soccer
Stadium 7, Lakes 0

(Lakewood, WA) The Tigers solidified their 2nd place position in the PCL standings with the win at Lakes. Stadium simply overwhelmed the Lancers with a consistent offensive pressure. The Tigers jumped out to a 1-0 lead as they penetrated deep in Lakes territory and as the Lancer keeper came out to stop an attack but over slid the ball and got behind him. Ethan Blair was positioned behind and easily knocked the ball into the net for a 1-0 lead.

Stadium kept up the offensive attacks and they next struck with a nifty combination from the Tigers Martin Leffel laid up a perfect assist to Alex Cobb who finished off the run with the 2nd goal and were now up 2-0.

Lakes was trying to hang in and going into half down 2-0 would keep their hopes alive but a late penalty in the box that set up a penalty kick would be quite a deflator as Stadium finished the first 40 minutes with a 3-0 lead.

The hits kept coming in the 2nd half as the Tigers roared punching in 4 more goals to cruise to the easy 7-0 win. Stadium remains undefeated now 5-0-1 but do trail 1st place Wilson at 7-0-1 with the only blemish for each team is a 0-0 tie against each other. Stadium will host Lincoln on Thursday and wrap up their season next Tuesday against Mt Tahoma.

Lakes is now 2-3-2 and plays their cross town rival Clover Park in a non-conference match on Thursday and then will finish league play next Tuesday at Mount Tahoma.

Video Highlights (John Wittig)

Soccer
River Ridge 6, North Thurston 1

(Lacey, WA) The River Ridge Hawks have been on a roll this season and they came into their final match up against a 2-4-1 North Thurston squad at South Sound Stadium. The Rams and Hawks of course are cross town rivals which added to the anticipation to this match. The underdog Rams came out immediately to show they meant business as Alonzo Ogaldez broke free and got behind the Hawks defenders for the easy tap in score.

The quick strike score seemed to ignite the Hawks defense and they shut down the Rams for the rest of the match. Meantime, it took a little bit for the offense to get revved up but once they did it was an avalanche. It began in the 19th minute with Gabriel scoring the goal off a corner kick to tie it 1-1. The Hawks then took the lead with about 6 minutes to play in the half taking a 2-1 lead on a goal from Patrick Chapman and that’s how they would go into the break.

Patrick Chapman

 

As the 2nd half began the Hawks wanted to smother the Rams defensively and pressure them on offense which led to goals in the 47th minute from Trevor Thompson. Just 4 minutes later Karl Awah found the back of the net and the route was on with a 4-2 lead. Chapman would then finish off the scoring with a goal in the 60th and then got the hat trick in the 66th minute for the final 6-1 score.

Our Players of the Game went to the Hawks Patrick Chapman and the Rams Alonzo Ogaldez.

 

Video Highlights (Chad Ohelo)

Soccer
Peninsula 3, Sumner 2 

(Sumner, WA) On senior nigh at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium, one of the best matches of the season unfolded between the Sumner Spartans and Peninsula Seahawks. 

The Spartans jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Jared Robison was on the end of a beautiful through ball and then beat the keeper to get the early advantage. 
A penalty kick conversion by Justin Bodner leveled it with just 8 minutes to go in the half. However, the lead went right back to the Spartans just a few minutes later when a beautiful free kick found the back of the net thanks to Connor Prenovost. 
After trailing most of the first half, the second 40 minutes of action belonged to the Seahawks  but it took a while for them to find their groove. Through the first 20 minutes the two teams again stalemated and the Spartans were digging in to protect that 1 goal lead.
The Seahawks remained relentless and with 19-minutes to go Kenneh Roberts got the equalizer. With the game even, it appeared the two teams would settle for a tie as the match rolled deep into stoppage time. The Seahawks had one last run and the Hawks floated up a long pass to Prenovost right at the top of the 18. Prenovost then side stepped the on-rushing keeper and tapped in the game winner. 
Peninsula improved to 3-3 in SPSL league play and will next play at Bellarmine Prep. Sumner drops to 0-2-1 and travels to Gig Harbor on Thursday. Our Players of the Match went to Peninsula’s Connor Prenovost and Sumner’s Jared Robinson .

Video Highlights (Brandon Brown)

 

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