Kellen Bringhurst was masterful on the mound and at the plate for Ridgefield as the Spudders beat Columbia River 5-1 in a loser-out game in the 2A district baseball tournament.
Bringhurst tossed a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and two walks. He also went 3 for 4 with double and RBI.
Ridgefield plays Centralia in another loser-out game at 10 a.m. Saturday at Propstra Stadium. The winner of that game will advance to play for third place and the final berth to the 2A state tournament.
Hockinson’s 12-8 victory over Black Hills keeps the Hawks alive in consolation to face Tumwater at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Propstra Stadium. The winner of Saturday’s game plays again at 4 p.m. for the third and final state berth.
4A bi-district baseball — Daniel Copeland struck out 10 Sumner batters over 5 2/3 innings in Skyview’s 6-2 bi-district win over the Spartans to keep the Storm’s state berth hopes alive.
Skyview is now the 4A GSHL’s lone remaining team at bi-districts; Camas fell 11-1 in five innings to Kentlake on Wednesday.
For Skyview, it must win at least one of its next two games, starting with Saturday’s 10 a.m. tilt vs. Kentridge, a 10-5 winner Wednesday over Curtis, at Puyallup’s Heritage Park to earn a regional berth.
Copeland also went 2 for 3 with two RBIs. His two-run home run in the fourth gave Skyview a 4-1 lead.
Sumner cut its deficit to as close as 4-2, but Ryan Pitts’ two-RBI double gave the Storm a four-run cushion in the sixth.
Liam Kerr joined Copeland with a mult-hit game. He went 2 for 2 with two RBIs.
Camas’ season ends at 15-7. Kentlake held a 4-1 lead before a seven-run fifth inning made it a 10-run Falcons victory. Starter Zach Archibald held the Papermakers to two hits (Taylor Adams, Shane Jamison).
The Falcons sent 12 batters to the plate and took advantage of four walks and two Camas errors.
3A bi-district — Mountain View, champions of the 3A Greater St. Helens League, saw its season end in a 6-4 bi-district loss to Wilson of Tacoma.
Both of the 3A GSHL’s Clark County teams’ seasons ended Wednesday. Kelso topped Prairie, 2-1, behind a seventh-inning walk-off hit from Alex Ransom.
Mountain View, 3A GSHL regular-season champions, rallied from a 5-1 deficit to make it a one-run game at 5-4 entering the sixth inning.
Four players — Andrew Selden, Garrett Moen, Spencer Warner, Grant Francis and Quinn Rooks accounted for the Thunder’s hits.
In its game at Longview’s David Story Field, Prairie made it a 1-1 game off of Connor Smith’s RBI single. Ransom’s game-winner in the seventh came with two outs.
Josiah Nickel had two of Prairie’s six hits.
Mark Panarin scored one goal and assisted another to send Hudson’s Bay to a winner-to-state, loser-out game 3A bi-district game Saturday in Lacey.
The Eagles topped Bethel of Spanaway, 4-0, scoring three goals after halftime via Aaron Espinoza, Nicholas Cmapbell and Panarin. Goalkeeper Brian Perez made three saves.
Bay faces Gig Harbor, champions of the South Sound Conference, at noon Saturday at Lacey’s South Sound Stadium.
Stars of the day
• Kennedy Ferguson, Camas softball: Threw a five-inning perfect game and all recorded outs came via a strikeout — 15 — in a 13-0 shutout of Union.
• Sarah Jenkins, Ridgefield softball: allowed two hits, struck out seven, and also went 2 for 4 at the plate in the Spudders’ 14-0 five-inning win over Mark Morris.