Hockinson baseball seals 2A GSHL crown by beating Mark Morris



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.