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Prep highlights: BG’s Boyd faces 15 batters, strikes them all out

The Columbian
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If it’s possible, Battle Ground softball pitcher Parker Boyd was doubly perfect Monday afternoon.

Boyd threw a five-inning perfect game. Not only did she not allow a baserunner, she did not allow a ball to be hit in fair territory. She faced 15 batters and struck out 15 batters.

Oh, and the performance came in a league championship clinching victory, too.

Battle Ground took down Evergreen 17-0 to improve to 11-0 in the Class 4A Greater St. Helens League. The Tigers have a two-game lead with one to play before next week’s district tournament.

“I didn’t know it until I did it, but it was pretty crazy,” Boyd said of her feat.

She has had perfect games this season, but never a game that she struck out every batter.

“I realized it afteward when all my teammates were freaking out,” she said.

As the No. 1 seed to district, the Tigers are assured of being one of the two teams to advance to the bi-district playoffs.

Morgan Stradley hit a home run and drove in three runs for the Tigers. Kylie Smith had a double and also drove in three runs.

Baseball

LA CENTER 8, MONTESANO 1 — The Wildcats got a complete game from Sawyer Beirscheid to win their quarterfinal matchup in the Class 1A District 4 baseball tournament Monday.

Beirscheid struck out nine and also drove in a run on offense.

Jack Ossenkop had two hits and an RBI, and Clint Smith had a double and drove in two runs for La Center.

The Wildcats advance to the semifinals today, at Hoquiam against Hoquiam. The winner of today’s game secures a spot to the state tournament.

TENINO 4, KING’S WAY CHRISTIAN 3 — The Knights rallied in the bottom of the seventh, but left the tying run at third base in the 1A district tournament first-round game at Castle Rock.

King’s Way plays Kalama in a loser-out game at 4 p.m. today at Castle Rock.

Damon Casetta-Stubbs struck out nine batters in 6 1/3 innings for King’s Way.

Stars of the day

• Taylor Hartley, Union girls golf, shot a Day 1 score of 75 at Lewis River to lead the 4A district tournament by two shots over Elise Filuk of Camas and Reilly Whitlock of Union. The Columbian plans full coverage of the final day of the 4A and 3A tournaments.

• Kiana Coburn, Fort Vancouver girls golf, leads by three shots over Prairie’s Delainey Patterson after the first day of the 3A district tournament at Lewis River. The top three after Day 2 earn direct berths to the state tournament.

• Alli and Katie Hancock, Camas softball, both went 3 for 3 with two RBI in the Papermakers’ 14-1 win over Heritage in five innings.

• Emma Jenkins and Jenna Martin, Ridgefield softball. Jenkins went 3 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI, and Martin was 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI in the Spudders’ 7-6 win over Mark Morris.

• Megan Muffett, La Center softball, went 3 for 4 with a double, home run and five RBI as the Wildcats beat Columbia-White Salmon 15-2 in five innings. Of La Center’s 17 hits, 12 were for extra bases and four were home runs.

• Kenzie Schaller, Skyview softball, went 3 for 4 with a double, triple, RBI and scored three runs as part of a 14-hit attack in Skyview’s 11-0 five-inning win over Union.

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