Saturday scoreboard: Saints softball survives; Bears, Rams baseball split seeding games; Cougs soccer to state

College softball

NCAA Tournament West Regional
Humboldt State 6, Saint Martin’s 5
Saint Martin’s 8, Grand Canyon 5 – Recap from

In game one of the NCAA Division II West Regional in Arcata, California today, Saint Martin’s out homered heavy home run hitting Humboldt State on their home field but it wasn’t enough and the Saints fell to the Lumberjacks, 6-5. The loss was the first for the Saints in the double-elimination tournament and sent them to an elimination game later in the day.

Humboldt State opened the scoring right away putting two runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning. But the Saints answered back, first with a two run home run from Dani Wall in the top of the second and briefly took a 3-2 lead when Joslyn Eugenio drove in Lacey McGladrey in the third.

The ‘Jacks answered with three straight runs in the third and fourth innings including Dani Randall’s homer in the third and what proved to be the game winning run on a Courtney Hiatt single in the fourth.

Taviah Jenkins hit a two run shot in the sixth inning to cut the score to one run and Taylor Bakos singled and advanced to second on an error with no outs. Aubree Pocklington fouled out and Madi Davis struck out for the first two outs of the inning. Bakos was then thrown out on the plate trying to score from second on a single to left by McGladrey. The Saints stranded a runner at second in the seventh inning and Humboldt State held on to win 6-5.

In game two, Grand Canyon got a rematch with the Saints after eliminating UC-San Diego in the first game of the consolation bracket in the morning.

Facing elimination, Saint Martin’s got it going quickly scoring twice in the first inning on a Sam Munger single and a Wall ground out. In the second, Pocklington doubled to drive in Bakos and the Saints took a 3-0 lead.

The ‘Lopes would answer back in a big way with four runs in an error filled top of the third inning. But Jenkins hit her second home run of the day in the bottom half of the inning, a two run shot that put the Saints back on top, 5-3. McGladrey’s single in the fourth drove in Pocklington to put the Saints up 6-4.

Grand Canyon got a run back in the fifth but again Jenkins went deep in the bottom of the fifth, her third of the day, to give the Saints an 8-5 lead and they would hold on to end the ‘Lopes season and advance to play Humboldt State on Sunday at noon. The Saints will have to win two straight games against the ‘Jacks to advance to the Super Regionals.

High school baseball

4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament
Olympia 8, Kentridge 1
Emerald Ridge 7, Olympia 4

With their win over Kentridge and their loss to Emerald Ridge, Olympia took sixth place in the district tournament and advanced to the state tournament regionals. They will take on Lake Stevens at Everett Memorial Stadium on Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 PM.

3A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament

Peninsula 10, North Thurston 4
North Thurston 5, Bonney Lake 0

North Thurston dropped their district semifinal game to Peninsula but came back to beat Bonney Lake at take third place. They will face Mt. Si at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue on Saturday, May 18th at 1:00 PM in the state tournament regionals.

2A District IV tournament

Mark Morris 8, Capital 7

Down 7-0 and with just three outs left in their season, Mark Morris rallied for eight runs in the seventh inning and Capital saw their season end with a heartbreaking 8-7 loss.

Boys soccer

3A West Central/Southwest Bi-District tournament
Mountain View 4, North Thurston 0

North Thurston’s season came to an end at Highline Memorial Stadium with a 4-0 loss to Mountain View.

2A District IV tournament

Capital 2, Centralia 0

Capital got second half goals from Ethan Meyers and Kellen O’Neill and kept their season alive with a 2-0 win over Centralia at Ingersoll Stadium. They will play in the state tournament beginning on Wednesday, May 15th.

Auto racing

South Sound Speedway winners:
Mini Stock – Grant Charneski
Vintage Modifieds – Paul Field
Hobby Stocks – David Knittle
Baby Grand – Jim Guinn
Stinger 8’s – Steve Pierson

Posted on May 12, 2013, in Baseball, Capital HS, College, High school, North Thurston HS, Olympia HS, Saint Martin's University, Soccer, Softball, Tumwater HS. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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