There were 4 broadcasts on the air on Wednesday and included 2 baseball games, one a showdown for 1st place in the Evco 2a, a Fastpitch game and a soccer match in the 1A level. Re-Cap stories, pictures and highlight videos all below.

Tumwater 4, WF West 0

(Tumwater, WA) Not only was this game a battle for 1st place in the EVCO 2a but also a 49-game winning streak was on the line. The Bearcats came in with 49 straight wins in league play dating back to March 31, 2017 where they lost to Tumwater 6-4. This was the last time WF West suffered a set-back in league action.

These two teams met back on April 5th and it was a pitcher’s duel and a Bearcat 2-1 win. Coming into this game WF West sat atop the league standings at 8-0 and Tumwater just behind at 7-1. Same starting pitchers, Tanner Vaughn for the Bearcats and Ryan Orr for the T-Birds.

In the 1st game Vaughn struck out 2, walked 4 and gave up 5 hits but just 1 earned run and the defense had 0 errors. In game 2, Vaughn struck out 6, walked 2 gave up 5 hits and 1 earned run but the defense had 4 errors. Orr in game 1, struck out 10, walked 1, gave up 2 hits and 1 earned run. In the 2nd match-up he went 6 innings struck out 14 of the 18 outs, walked 2, gave up 2 hits and no runs.

This game came down to errors. Tumwater scored their 1st run in the 4th inning. With 1 out Vaughn walked Connor Bourbon, Grady Finney then got on by an error. Alex Overbay then grounded one to 3rd where Brit Lusk threw it to 2nd to get the force and 2nd out of Finney. With runners 1st and 3rd, Cody Whalen lasered a line-drive at shortstop Brock Bunker who couldn’t hold on to the ball allowing Bourbon to score and take a 1-0 lead.

Tumwater then put this game away in the bottom of the 6th when Camden Oram led off with a ground ball and got on by an error. Bourbon walked again and runners were on 1st and 2nd with no outs. Finney then laid down a perfect bunt and there was no throw to fill the bases.

Overbay then grounded one to short scoring Oram and picking up the RBI while getting thrown out at 1st. Runners moved to 2nd and 3rd with 1 out and a 2-0 lead. Cody Whalen then came through with the biggest hit of the game slapping a ground ball between 1st and 2nd with the defense in on the grass scoring two to make it 4-0.

With runs being such a premium these 2 extra runs were too much and the Bearcats win streak came to an end. The Bearcats really didn’t threaten to score with never getting a base runner to 3rd and only to 2nd base once.

Both teams are now tied at 8-1 atop the EVCO 2a standings. WF West has Aberdeen, Centralia and Black Hills left to play while Tumwater faces Shelton, Black Hills and Centralia.

Our Thorbeckes home team player of the game went to Ryan Orr and our Pacific Sports Spa visiting team player of the game was Tanner Vaughn.

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Centralia 16, Black Hills 5

(Centralia, WA) Black Hills jumped out to an early lead on Wednesday in Centralia but that lead would be short lived. After scoring 2 in the top of the first, Centralia answered with an 11 run first inning for themselves to take an 11-2 advantage after 1. Centralia would hit through the order without recording an out.

The pitchers struggled with Black Hills starter Joseph Floyd unable to record an out before exiting the game. Meanwhile, Centralia starter Zack Rone would leave in the 2nd with an arm injury. Landon Kaut would finish the game for Centralia only allowing 2 runs through 4 innings.

Benito Valencia led the offensive charge for the Tigers with a couple of doubles and 4 RBI’s. Xander Shepler was the star for the Wolves with a triple and played solid defense and even pitched in the 4th inning for Black Hills and they were our Thorbeckes and Pacific Sports Spa players of the game.

The Tigers improved to 7-3 while Black Hills dropped to 3-9. The Tigers next play at Rochester on Friday while Black Hills is off until Monday when they face Tumwater.

Video Highlights (Matthew King)

WF West 9, Tumwater 1

(Chehalis, WA) WF West continued their dominate march to a league title by dispatching Tumwater 9-1 in EVCO 2A Softball action.  Kamy Dacus once again led the charge for the Bearcats in the circle and at the plate.  Dacus pitched a complete game allowing just one run and striking out 13 T-Birds.  She also went 3 for 4 including 3 doubles and 4 RBI.

Brielle Etter also had a solid day at the dish going 2 for 3 with two runs scored including an RBI triple.  Scout Abbott led the way for Tumwater with an all-around outstanding game.  She was responsible for the lone run of the game for the T-Birds with a solo home run in the 7th.  Scout also had the defensive play of the game where she threw out a base runner at home plate.

Kamy Dacus was our Thorbeckes home player of the game and Scout Abbott was the Pacific Sports Spa visiting player of the game.

WF West is now 9-0 in league play while Tumwater drops to 5-4. The Bearcats will travel to Aberdeen on Friday and Centralia next Monday then finish league play at home against Black Hills next Wednesday. The T-Birds host Shelton on Friday go to Black Hills on Monday and finish at Centralia on Wednesday.

Tumwater  1  3  6

WF West    9  10 1

Video Highlights (JB Ewers)

Tenino 9, Raymond/South Bend 0

(Tenino, WA) There are some nights for teams that everything seemingly goes right for them. That was tonight for the Tenino Beavers Boys Soccer team. The Beavers would win their second game in a row in a convincing fashion defeating the Raymond – South Bend Ravens 9 to 0 in Tenino on Senior Night.

Scoring would get underway relatively quickly for the Beavers as Chris Ramez would get the scoring started a little over six minutes into the game. After some back and forth action on the field, it would be Paydon Henderson knocking in a goal off the left post to extend the Beavers lead to two 12 minutes in. Ten minutes later, Zack Russell would make his way onto the stat sheet tonight with his first goal of the game, being joined fairly soon after by Salvador Ontiveros to push the Tenino lead to 4 – 0. That would be the score at the half.

The second half of this match would start out with a bang for Tenino as Russell would blitz down the field with the opening kick off to extend the Beaver lead to 5 just 42 seconds into the half.  Russell wasn’t done though, he would go on to pick up his 3rd goal of the game 9 minutes into the second half to extend his teams lead to 6 as Tenino looked to keep the pressure on. On a night that truly was all Beavers, Anthony Levi would join in on the scoring action with a goal of his own 12 minutes in putting Tenino up 7 to 0.

At this point in the match, a fair amount of rotating was being done for both teams. Goalies being switched, defenders moving up to forward, midfielders acting more like forwards, a little of everything. This would help set up Tenino senior defender Terrance Taylor with a goal near the midway point of the second half. The Beavers would have one more goal in them on the night, coming off the foot of Alex Reichelderfer, who was the starting keeper for Tenino this evening.  That would ultimately be the 9th goal of the night for the Beavers and end up being the final score.

Our Pacific Sports Spa visiting player of the game for the Ravens tonight was Adrian Quintana a Junior on the Raymond – South Bend team. While the Ravens were unable to get a ball into the net tonight, it was definitely not from lack of effort from Quintana tonight. He had a few good looking shots on goal but just couldn’t get them to go in.  Not to mention being all over the field tonight for the Ravens and doing everything he could to help his team out on a night that Tenino looked like a team on a mission.

Our Thorbeckes home player of the game tonight was Zack Russell who just happened to be one of the seniors celebrating senior night tonight for Tenino. With a team that was playing so well tonight, it was Russell who separated himself from the pack tonight knocking in three goals to push his team to a victory tonight.  It wasn’t just the scoring though. Russell was constantly involved in the Beaver offense tonight continuously helping keep the pressure on with good ball movement down field to help set up opportunities for his teammates as well tonight.

Video Highlights (Josh Kaiser) 


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