Top Performer: Thomas Wheeler, Graham-Kapowsin
1 for 3, HR, 2 RBIs — in 3-1 win over Olympia
Graham-Kapowsin 3, Olympia 1: After falling behind early, the Eagles rallied in the final two innings to secure a big comeback win over the Bears.
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“Thomas Wheeler with an 0-1 count hit it over the fence,” Graham-Kapowsin coach Brian Jackson said. “It was a towering hit about 340 (feet) to win the game.”
The strong offensive performance by Wheeler was also matched by a strong pitching performance.
“Wheeler went 6 2/3 pitching for Graham-Kapowsin also,” Jackson said.
Wheeler gave up one run, allowed five hits, and also had four strikeouts in the win.
The Eagles will play away next against the Bellarmine Prep Lions on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Curtis 1, Emerald Ridge 0: A strong pitching performance by senior Jackson Robinette gave the Vikings the narrow win over the Jaguars.
“Jackson Robinette, our senior starting pitcher, was outstanding,” Curtis coach Bryan Robinson said. “He went six innings of shutout baseball against a really great offensive team.”
Robinette only allowed three hits in the dominant performance that made sure the Vikings never fell behind and were able to win the game with a single run scored in the bottom of the sixth.
“Robinette did a tremendous job keeping us in it,” Robinson said.
It was also senior night for the team, and that means Curtis was saying goodbye to Robinette.
“We’re sad to lose him. It will be difficult to replace him,” Robinson said. “He has the ability to be a starting pitcher, relief pitcher, third baseman, and outfielder so we’re gonna miss his versatility.”
The Vikings will play away next against the South Kitsap Wolves on Friday at 4 p.m.
Top Performer: Chelsea Smith, Bellarmine Prep
6IP, 9K pitching; 2-5 hitting, 3R, 4 RBIs, 2B, HR — in 16-3 win over Curtis
Bellarmine Prep 16, Curtis 3: Chelsea Smith crushed it in a standout performance to help give the Lions the big win over the Vikings.
Smith pitched six innings and got nine strikeouts and was also strong offensively going 2-for-5 with three runs, four RBIs and a double.
She also came up and hit an impressive three-run home run that put the game over the 10-run mercy rule in the top of the sixth.
The Lions will play at home next against the South Kitsap Wolves on Wednesday at 4 p.m.
Puyallup 7, Sumner 0: Kennedy Robillard pitched a shutout for the Vikings and hit a double at the plate in the big win.
Robillard showed why she is the reigning pitcher of the year in the 4A SPSL South, allowing just two hits in the seven innings on Tuesday.
Puyallup (10-2; 9-1 4A SPSL) has won five consecutive games since a 7-4 loss on April 7 against Rogers, which is unbeaten in league play. Puyallup and Rogers face each other again on Tuesday, May 2, at Heritage Park.
KJ Alrey drove in four of Puyallup’s seven runs and was a triple short of the cycle. She went 3-for-3 with a double, a home run and a run scored and also walked once.
It was one of three home runs for the Vikings. Natalie Joyner hit one and so did Autumn Murphy.
Auburn Mountainview 17, Jefferson 2: Caitlyn Rhoades allowed one run in three innings pitched and was 2-for-3 at the plate with a home run, a double and two RBIs as the Lions cruised past the Raiders to improve to 15-0 on the season.
AMV (15-0; 10-0 4A NPSL Olympic) has scored at least 10 runs in 12 of its 15 games this season.
Zoe Collins earned the win pitching two innings and was also 3-for-4 at the plate with three runs scored as the team’s leadoff hitter. Lauren Tauzer drove in four runs and hit a double while Emily Martinez went 2-for-4 with a triple.
White River 11, Washington 10: Megan Cash wasn’t going to let the Hornets get their first league loss. Not this day.
So she hit a walk-off single to end it in the bottom of the seventh inning and help White River improve to 10-1 overall and 9-0 in 2A SPSL Mountain play.
This was a game Washington once led 7-0.
Makiya Thomas dominated at the plate for the Patriots, going 4-for-4 with a home run and five RBIs. But White River clawed its way back with five runs in the bottom of the third inning.
Washington scored one run in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 10-10 before Cash’s heroics.
Top performer: Raul Ramirez, Mount Tahoma
Scored 3 goals — in 5-1 win over Bethel
Mount Rainier 3, Kent-Meridian 0: It was smooth sailing from start to finish for the Rams in their decisive victory over the Royals.
Mount Rainier wasted no time coming right out of the gate and scoring in the second minute of the game with Jake Sylvester scoring off an assist by Andrew Young.
“It was a good first goal,” Mount Rainier coach Steve Mohn said. “Jake just made a great run into the space and was able to head it in over the keeper.”
This set up the Rams to be firmly in the driver’s seat both offensively as well as defensively the rest of the game.
“It was definitely nice to jump out to an early lead,” Mohn said. “It was good to get a shutout and it was a testament to everyone working hard defensively.”
The second goal came in the 33rd minute with Briskans Shibale put home the assist from Ethan Conaty. Dennis Barahona scored the third goal in the 54th minute.
Alex Weaver was solid in the net as he got another shutout under his belt for Mount Rainier.
The Rams will play away next against the Kentwood Conquerors on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
Mount Tahoma 5, Bethel 1: Raul Ramirez recorded a hat trick as the Thunderbirds cruised past the Braves to stay in the 3A PCL playoff chase.
Mount Tahoma (7-3-1) is tied for second place with Spanaway Lake (8-4-1; 7-3-1 3A PCL) in the league standings.
But the Thunderbirds are riding a three-match win streak since back-to-back losses to Bonney Lake and Spanaway Lake and are hoping to ride that streak past undefeated Stadium (11-0-0) when they play each other at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mount Tahoma.
Stadium is the No. 1-ranked team in 3A.
And Ramirez is hoping to continue his play into that match. Mount Tahoma took a 3-0 lead when Ramirez scored his first goal in the 51st minute.
Bethel cut it to 3-1 on Osiel Zaldivar’s goal two minutes later. But Ramirez put it away with goals in the 57th minute and 77th.
Curtis 2, Rogers 2: Jason Park scored a goal and assisted on another or the Vikings while Rogers got goals scored from Hector Pablo and A.J. Downey in the draw.
Curtis (5-6-3) remains in fifth place in the 4A SPSL standings, trailing Puyallup, Bellarmine, South Kitsap and Sumner, with two matches to play.
Park found Joriah Gorden to tie the match in the 12th minute after Pablo, a freshman, started the scoring in the sixth minute. Park later scored one of his own on an assist from Archie Caldwell.
The Vikings face Emerald Ridge at 7:30 p.m. Friday and South Kitsap at 7 p.m. May 4.
Kentridge 1, Hazen 0: Saidi Mwenyehri scored the game-winning goal in the 71st minute as the Chargers held on for the win.
It was scoreless throughout until Mwenyehri punched his goal through with nine minutes remaining in the match. Jacob Perry earned the shutout for Kentridge (5-7-2) in goal.