Hockinson baseball seals 2A GSHL crown by beating Mark Morris

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The Hockinson Hawks needed to win one of two games Wednesday to capture the Class 2A Greater St. Helens League baseball crown.

Justin Anderson made sure of it in Game 1 of the doubleheader against Mark Morris.

Anderson hit a grand slam in the fourth inning, and that was enough for pitcher Joel Worden and the Hawks defense in a 4-2 victory.

Mark Morris ended up winning the second game 10-1, but that game did nothing to alter the final order of finish in the standings.

Hockinson finished league play at 10-2, and the Monarchs were second at 9-3. Both teams advanced to the district tournament, starting next week.

Battle Ground 5, Skyview 3 — The Tigers tallied four runs in the first inning, then fended off a late Storm rally to advance to the 4A district title.

Battle Ground will face Union at 7 p.m. Thursday in the district final.

Colin Rubino went 2 for 2 with a run and two RBI, an Hayden Humphrey went 20 for 2 with a double and a run scored to lead the Tigers.

Skyview advances to bi-district as the No. 3 seed from the GSHL.

Mountain View 8, Prairie 0 — Alex Torson threw a four-hit shutout and went 1 for 2 from the plate to lead the Thunder into the 3A district title game.

Mountain View will play Columbia River at 4 p.m. today in the 3A district final.

Prairie, which saw its five-game winning streak snapped, advanced to the bi-district tournament as the No. 3 seed.

Stars of the day

  • Colleen Driscoll, Mountain View softball, struck out six and walked none in a 6-1 complete game win over Kelso. Also went 2-for-3 with a home run and 3 RBI.
  • Nick Martin, Ridgefield baseball, struck out 12 and allowed four hits in a 3-0 complete game win over Washougal.
  • Mo Spieth, Union softball, hit two solo home runs in Union’s 3-2 win over Camas.
  • Kaycee Allinger, Evergreen softball, hit a two-run homer in the first inning, sparking a win over Skyview.
  • Tristan St. Peter, Prairie softball, struck out eight and threw a five-inning no-hitter in a win over Hudson’s Bay.
  • Union girls golf team: Beat Battle Ground to complete a perfect record in the 4A GSHL.
  • Sam Rice, Ridgefield softball, went 3 for 3 with two doubles in the Spudders’ 13-3 win over Mark Morris.