Tuesday, March 28, 2023
March 28, 2023

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Prep highlights: Ridgefield softball thumps defending state champion Tumwater 14-1


With a 14-1 win over defending Class 2A state champion Tumwater, it was an opening day to remember for the Ridgefield softball team Friday.

The Spudders took control during a 10-run second inning that included RBI base hits from Madison Walker and Maizy Whitlow. Makayla Ferguson followed with a three-run home run and Madeline Smith finished off the frame with a solo homer.

Kaylen Wingerd had a team-high four hits and four RBI and Mallory Vancleave hit a pair of doubles with three runs scored.

Ridgefield pitcher Elizabeth Peery earned the win, scattering six Tumwater hits across five innings with three strikeouts.

Stars of the day

  • Mackenzie Moore, Prairie softball, went 3 for 3 with a triple and scored a run as the Falcons beat Heritage 2-0 in a 3A Greater St. Helens League matchup.
  • McKinley Ermshar, Union softball, pitched a complete, seven-inning shutout with nine strikeouts to lead the Titans to a 4A GSHL win over Camas, 2-0.
  • Sam Soto, Seton Catholic boys soccer, scored a hat trick and added two assists in the Cougars’ 6-1 win against Kelso.
  • Ethan Voves, Union boys soccer, scored one goal and assisted goals scored by Akeem Archer and Canaan Moore as the Titans downed Eisenhower 4-1.
  • Tate Steinbach, Heritage baseball, went 3 for 3 with a double and two RBI as part of a 7-3 win against Woodland.
  • Tanner Koford, Hudson’s Bay baseball, had a team-high four RBI and hit a triple in the Eagles’ 13-3 win over King’s Way Christian.
  • Boston Jensen, Camas baseball, pitched a five-inning two-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks as the Papermakers beat Washougal 10-0.
  • Dillon Kirksey, Ridgefield baseball, pitched a complete, seven-inning game with six strikeouts and no earned runs allowed in Ridgefield’s 7-2 win over North Kitsap. Kirksey also went 2 for 3 with an RBI.
  • Kaydence Mackin, Kelso softball, had a team-high three RBI, a double and pitched three shutout innings with three strikeouts in an 11-0 win over Mountain View.