Prep roundup: Big inning clinches state berth for Battle Ground baseball

Skyview, Mountain View both win loser-out games



Gunner Talkington had a RBI single and Michael Spellacy added a RBI double to spark a four-run sixth inning, lead the Battle Ground baseball team to a 7-3 win over Kentridge in the Class 4A bi-district tournament and clinching a state berth for the Tigers.

Battle Ground will play Saturday in the bi-district semifinals, which will determine seeding to state.

Chris Lane went 4 for 4 with two runs scored for Battle Ground.

Skyview 6, Thomas Jefferson 5 — Alec Chaney struck out Garrett Schubert with runners on second and third to preserve Skyview’s win in a loser-out game in the Class 4A bi-district tournament in Kent.

Thomas Jefferson had scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to get within one run of Skyview, which took a 6-0 lead with a six-run third inning.

Jacob Olivarez delivered a two-run single to cap the six-run rally, which was aided by two Jefferson errors.

The Storm face another loser-out game against Puyallup or Gig Harbor at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Heritage Rec Center in Puyallup.

Mountain View 5, Wilson 0 — Dakody Clemmer struck out 10 in throwing a four-hit shutout as the Thunder won a loser-out game Tuesday Class 3A bi-district tournament in Auburn.

Mountain View will face Bonney Lake in the double-elimiantion portion of the bracket at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Auburn Mountainview High School.

Nolan Biggs singled home Preston Jones to give Mountain View a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning.

The Thunder took control in the fifth inning on an RBI triple by Kyle Moen and a two-run double by Ausin Hamilton.

Black Hills 5, Hockinson 4 — Taylor Ellensohn went 2 for 3 as the Hawks’ rally fell short in a first-round game in the Class 2A district tournament.

Black Hills led 5-0 in the fourth. Hockinson cut the margin to one with a run in the bottom of the seventh, but got no closer.

Hockinson will face R.A. Long at 6 p.m. Wedneday in a loser-out game in Centralia. Hockinson must win three loser-out games to reach the state tournament.

Woodland wins two — Austin Holcomb’s two-run double got the rally started and Colton Lucas’ RBI single put Woodland ahead to stay as the Beavers rallied from a three-run deficit to beat Tenino 5-3 and advance to the Class 1A district championship game.

The four-run third inning sparked Woodland to victory after Tenino took a 3-0 lead. Woodland will face Rochester at 3 p.m. Saturday in the title game at Castle Rock.

Aaron Shoup pitched the complete game for Woodland against Tenino.

In the first round, Woodland rolled to a 7-0 win over Hoquiam.Trevor Huddleston threw a six-hit shutout. Holcomb went 3 for 4 with a double and four RBI.

La Center baseball splits — After losing 1-0 in an amazing pitchers’ duel at Rochester, the Wildcats beat Toledo/Winlock 9-1 to advance to a Class 1A winner-to-regionals game against Tenino on Friday.

Trevor Roberson threw 12 innings and struck out 13 in a 17-inning game against Rochester. The Warriors finally scored on a perfect squeeze bunt with two outs in the bottom of the 17th inning.

La Center coach Rob Williamson said Roberson felt good in throwing about 130 pitches. The Rochester starting pitcher threw 14 innings and about 190 pitches according to Williamson. La Center finished with seven hits and Rochester had six hits.

Roberson had a home run and three RBI in the second game, and Connor Fulton had three hits and two RBI in the win over Toledo/Winlock.

Boys soccer

Hockinson 3, Capital 2 — Mitchell Pinney scored the tying goal late in the second half and the winning goal late in the first overtime period as the visiting Hawks rallied for a dramatic win.

The victory means Hockinson will play at Ridgefield on Thursday for the District 4 championship. Both the Hawks and the Spudders have clinched spots in the Class 2A state tournament.

On the game winning goal, Nate Gunderson sent a pass through the Capital defense to break Pinney free. Pinney dribbled into the penalty area and scored with a low shot.

Conner Thompson scored the first Hockinson goal with an assist from Pinney, and Thompson assisted in Pinney’s tying goal late in the second half.

Ridgefield 1, Mark Morris 0 — After a scoreless draw, the Spudders prevailed 5-4 on penalty kicks to advance to the district championship match. Ridgefield won both league matches against Hockinson, its opponent in Thursday’s district final.

Seton Catholic 3, Elma 2 — Josh Balsiger had a goal and two assists — all in the first half — as the Cougars advanced in the 1A district playoffs.

Seton will face La Center at 7 p.m. Thursday at Kalama High School in the district semifinal.