Prep baseball: Historic win for Woodland

Beavers beat Tenino for district crown



The Woodland baseball team won its first district title since 1985 Saturday as Trevor Huddleston struck out 10 in a 14-3 win over Tenino in a six-inning game at Castle Rock.

Woodland strung together hit after hit, scoring five runs in the first and nine in the sixth.

A two-run double by Hunter Huddleston highlighted the first inning.

In the sixth, Woodland had seven singles in a row leading up to Austin Holcomb’s bases-clearing double. Holcomb would have a second double later in the inning and finish the game 3 for 4 with five RBI.

Woodland advances to the 1A state tournament regional on Saturday at Castle Rock.

4A bi-district

Heritage splits two games — Heritage scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning Saturday, earning a 10-9 victory over Kentridge at the bi-district baseball tournament at Art Wright Field in Kent.

A three-run double by Eric Lovingood pulled the the Timberwolves into a 9-9 tie. After Lovingood was picked off second and Heritage drew a walk, pinch-runner Brandon Hoek stole second and third and scored on an overthrow for what proved to be the winning run.

The victory gave Heritage the No. 7 seed among the eight teams that will move from the bi-district tournament to next week’s regionals in the Class 4A state playoffs. The Timberwolves open play Saturday in Tacoma.

Earlier in the day, the Timberwolves lost 3-2 to Emerald Ridge of Puyallup, allowing three unearned runs in the third inning.

“It was unfortunate,” Heritage coach Mitch Ratigan said. “They got three runs and didn’t hit the ball out of the infield. They hit the ball hard, and it was to the right spot.”

Skyview loses twice — Kentwood scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning — including a grand slam — as the Conquerors rallied for a 9-4 victory in the 4A bi-district tournament.

Skyview lost earlier Saturday to top-ranked Puyallup, 10-1. The two losses send the Storm to the 4A state tournament as the No. 4 seed from District 3/4. Skyview will head to the Tacoma Regional next Saturday.

Ian Hamilton’s solo home run in the fifth gave Skyview a 3-2 lead, and the Storm added another run on a balk. They took a 4-2 lead into the seventh when Kentwood rallied.

In the first game, Reiley Henderson collected Skyview’s lone two hits.