Friday Scores: Saints Softball Falls After Heroics; Saints Baseball Stays Alive
|Saint Martin’s 4, Western Washington 3 – Box score|
|W: Sam Munger (20-15) L: Shayna Adelstein (5-6)|
Down 3-0 in the bottom of the seventh inning in an elimination game at the GNAC Championships in Richland, Saint Martin’s hit three home runs including back-to-back home runs by freshmen Mary Dettling and Jackie Schmaeling to extend their season with a 4-3 win over Western Washington.
A pair of Saints errors allowed the Vikings took a 3-0 lead in the top of the sixth inning capped off by a two run homer by Jordan Walley. The Saints got Lacey McGladrey and Megan Miller on base in the the bottom half of the sixth but were unable to answer. Sam Munger then made quick work of Western in the top of the seventh.
With three outs between the Saints and elimination, Taviah Jenkins singled to open the inning and scored on Dani Wall’s two run blast to right center to cut the score to Vikings lead to 3-2.
After a Western pitching change, Christina Demar struck out for the first out of the inning. Dettling took Shayna Adelstein deep in the next at bat to tie the game, 3-3, and Schmaeling jumped on a 1-0 pitch and deposited it over the left center wall for the game winner.
The rally eliminated the #2 seed Western Washington and sent the Saints to another elimination game immediately afterward with #3 Central Wasington.
|Central Washington 9, Saint Martin’s 1 – Box score|
|W: Maria Gau (18-7) L: Sam Munger (20-16)|
But the celebration would be short lived for the Saints as they were eliminated in quick fashion by the #3 seed Central Washington in a 9-1 five inning game. The Wildcats scored in each of the four innings that they batted including a four spot in the third and three more in the fourth that put the game out of reach and GNAC Pitcher of the Year Maria Gau allowed just five hits over five shutout innings.
The Saints finished their season at 27-22, their third straight 20+ win season and should be strong again next year with just one senior, Lacey McGladrey, on the roster.
|Green River 7, SPSCC 3 – Box score|
|SPSCC (0-13 WEST)||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||3||4||4|
|GRCC (4-9 WEST)||1||1||0||3||2||0||X||7||9||3|
|W: Rachel Barcena (4-13) L: Amanda Rupright (0-23)|
|Green River 5, SPSCC 2 – Box score|
|SPSCC (0-14 WEST)||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||2||3||5|
|GRCC (5-9 WEST)||0||0||0||1||0||4||X||5||10||0|
|W: Rachel Barcena (5-13) L: Amanda Rupright (0-24)|
|Saint Martin’s 11, Central Washington 4 – Box score|
|W: Zach Carter (6-3) L: Skye Adams (5-6)|
|Saint Martin’s 3, Central Washington 1 – Box score|
|CWU (17-13 GNAC)||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||1||8||2|
|SMU (13-17 GNAC)||1||0||0||2||0||0||X||3||6||0|
|W: Josh Moss (3-9) L: Brandon Williams (8-3)|
Entering today’s doubleheader, Saint Martin’s, Northwest Nazarene and Montana State-Billings were all tied at 11-17 for the third and final GNAC playoff spot. The Saints took care of business on their end with a doubleheader sweep, 11-4 and 3-1, of Central Washington on Friday afternoon.
Carl Svanevik drove in three runs, Zach Raczok drove in a pair and Zack Larsen went 3-for-5 and scored three times to lead the Saints to the 11-4 game one victory. Saints starter Zach Carter pitched a complete game allowing four earned runs on nine hits.
Josh Moss allowed just one earned run on eight hits over seven innings and Chandler Tracey drove in one run in the first inning and Travis Shaw tripled in a pair of runs in the fourth to lead the Saints to a 4-1 win in game two.
The win ran the Saints record to 13-17 in the GNAC but are still tied for third after Northwest Nazarene swept Montana State-Billings. Both teams play doubleheaders against the same teams tomorrow. First pitch for the Saints is scheduled for noon at the SMU Baseball Field.
High school baseball
|Tumwater 3, River Ridge 2|
|TUM (16-1 2A EvCo), RR (5-13 2A EvCo)|
|Centralia 4, Capital 2|
|CENT (11-5 2A EvCo), CAP (5-12 2A EvCo)|
High school softball
|Olympia 13, Central Kitsap 3|
|OLY (8-1 4A Narrows), CK (3-7 4A Narrows)|
|North Thurston 14, Shelton 4|
|NT (7-1 3A Narrows), SHEL (7-4 3A Narrows)|
|Timberline 6, Wilson 2|
|TIM (10-0 3A Narrows), WIL (4-5 3A Narrows)|
|Tumwater 11, River Ridge 0|
|TUM (11-3 2A EvCo), RR (0-12 2A EvCo)|
|Centralia 6, Capital 3|
|CENT (9-3 2A EvCo), CAP (6-6 2A EvCo)|
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