Category Archives: Lacey Saints

Thursday Scores: Senators Late Rally Tops Emeralds

Grand Forks Invitational

Langley Blaze 9, Lacey Saints 1 – Box score
Grand Forks, BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Saints (1-1 GFI) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 6 2
Blaze (1-0 GFI) 0 0 0 1 2 4 2 9 9 0
W: Steven Federau | L: Jake Kapsandy
Thurston County Senators 6, North Sound Emeralds 5 – Box score
Grand Forks, BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Senators (1-0 GFI) 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 1 1 6 8 2
Emeralds (1-1 GFI) 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 5 12 0
W: Nick Keller | L: Tommy DeBoer

Marcus Hinkle (Western Oregon) went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI in Thurston County’s 6-5 win over the North Sound Emeralds in their first game at the Grand Forks Invitational. Hinkle scored the game-tying run in the eighth inning on a single by Travis Shaw (Saint Martin’s) and Jake Ross (Youngstown State) scored the go ahead run on a passed ball in the top of the ninth. Olympia High School and Saint Martin’s alum Tommy DeBoer took the loss for the Emeralds.

Wednesday Scores: Sweets Sweep Senators; PSCL Saints Open GFI With Win


Walla Walla Sweets 3, Thurston County Senators 2 (11 innings) – Box score
Walla Walla 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Senators 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 8 1
Sweets 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 10 1
W: Jesse Houser | L: Jake Patterson

Travis Shaw (Saint Martin’s) singled in the game-tying run in the top of the ninth inning for Thurston County but Sean Bouchard added to a fifth inning solo home run with the walk-off base hit in the bottom of the 11th to give Walla Walla a 3-2 win and a sweep of the Senators.

Thurston County next heads to Grand Forks, British Columbia to take part in the Grand Forks Invitational.

Lacey Saints 4, Northwest Honkers 3 – Box score
Grand Forks, BC 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Honkers 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 3 3 1
Saints 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 8 3
W: Lars Rider | L: J.D. Scholten

The Lacey Saints of the Puget Sound Collegiate League opened up the Grand Forks Invitational with a 4-3 win over the Northwest Honkers. Lars Rider (Central Washington) pitched a complete game allowing just three unearned runs on three hits while striking out 11 honkers.

Sunday scoreboard: PSCL tourney underway; Tough day for UDL

Puget Sound Collegiate League tournament

Game 1: Olympia Athletics 1, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 0

JJ Nazzaro (Gardner-Webb) homered in the bottom of the fourth inning for the game’s only run.

Game 2: Tumwater Brewers 4, Lacey Saints 1

Brandon Santos (Lower Columbia) gave up just one earned run on five hits in a complete game effort and Spencer Dodd (Saint Martin’s) drove in a pair of runs in the Brewers win.

Game 3: Nisqually Silvers 13, Olympia Athletics 1

Mike McCall (Mount Hood CC) gave up one earned run over 7 1/3 innings and Alex Bielaski (Saint Martin’s) and Jeremy Camacho (River Ridge) each collected three hits and scored five times combined for the Silvers.

Game 4: West Olympia Linx 6, Tumwater Brewers 2

Jordan Higley (Big Bend CC) allowed two earned runs and struck out seven over seven innings to pick up the win for the Linx. Charlie Dietrich (Skagit Valley College) and Austin Baker (Arkansas State) each scored twice in the win.

Game 5: Hawks Prairie Cardinals 9, Lacey Saints 1

The season comes to an end for the Lacey Saints.

Roller Derby

Antagonist Roller Derby 261, Underground Derby League 5
Port T’Orchard 130, Underground Derby League 7

Today (7/27): Senior games, Special Olympics softball, Oly Traverse, PSCL, Racing

It’s an extremely busy day of sports in the South Sound highlighted by the Washington State Senior games and the Olympia Traverse. Let’s get right to it…

The Washington State Senior Games draws up to 1,700 participants to the Olympia way and today features the opening ceremonies at Tumwater Stadium at 8:00 AM followed by Track & Field events starting at 9:00 AM and running into the afternoon. Also on the Tumwater High School campus is the 3-on-3 basketball tournament and other basketball events in the gymnasium. Tomorrow also features pickleball, raquetball and bowling at various sites around town. Check the complete schedule here.

The Special Olympics Southwest Region Softball Tournament comes to LBA Park and Stevens Field beginning at 9:00 AM and continuing throughout the day. Volunteers might still be needed so if you would like to help out, head over to LBA bright and early to find out what you can do. Or go root on the handful of Olympia teams that are taking part in the festivities. For more info, click here.

How does a 7.4 mile mountain bike ride, a 22 mile road bike ride, a 3.5 mile paddle, a 4.5 mile run and a final half mile trek to Port Plaza sound to you? Well then the Olympia Traverse is just for you. The festivities get underway at noon at the Mima Falls Trailhead with bikes traveling through the Capitol Forest and The Evergreen State College and to West Bay Park. From there they paddle to Swantown Boatworks, run to Priest Point Park and back and eventually head to Port Plaza with their team to wrap it all up. For more on the Olympia Traverse, head to their website.

The last day of the Puget Sound Collegiate League’s regular season is upon us and a triple header at The RAC finishes it all off. The Olympia Athletics face the West Olympia Linx at 1:00 PM, the Tumwater Brewers face the Nisqually Silvers at 4:00 PM and the Hawks Prairie Cardinals and Lacey Saints wrap it up at 7:00 PM. The PSCL tournament starts on Sunday and runs until Wednesday night.

And if all of that wasn’t enough, the gear heads will love racing in both Rainier and Rochester. Motorcycle and quad racing kicks off at the Rainier Flat Track beginning at 4:30 PM. For more info, click here.

And finally, South Sound Speedway features street stocks, legends, outlaw compacts, baby grands and stinger 8s. Qualifying begins at 5:00 PM and racing gets underway at 6:30. Tickets are $14 for adults, $12 for military, seniors and teenagers and $5 for ages 6-12.

Today (7/25): PSCL rolls on

Tuesday scoreboard: Saints and Linx win; Senators top Elks

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Lacey Saints 13, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 8
West Olympia Linx 9, Tumwater Brewers 7
Thurston County Senators 8, Bend Elks 3

Today (7/23): PSCL in the homestretch

Schedule for Tuesday, July 23rd

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 5:00 PM
Tumwater Brewers vs. West Olympia Linx – The RAC – 7:30 PM

Tuesday news and notes (updated throughout the day)


Kyle Warner

Tumwater alum Kyle Warner has been named to the first team of the 25th Annual USA College Football Division III Preseason All-America list. Warner, a junior wide receiver for Pacific Lutheran, set the Lutes single season receiving record last year 1,264 yards and scored eight touchdowns. Warner was named 2A player of the year in Tumwater’s 2010 state title run. – Link


Lower Columbia College announced the hiring of Eddie Smith to take over as the head baseball coach for the Red Devils. The 2002 North Thurston grad returns to the Northwest after a year as a volunteer assistant coach for his alma mater, Notre Dame. Smith was also an assistant at Santa Clara and Virginia before moving back to South Bend and played two years at Centralia College and two for the Irish and is a 2006 grad of Notre Dame. – Link

Monday scoreboard: Banister and Nazzaro batter Silvers, Kalen and King deal for Cards


JJ Nazzaro

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Olympia Athletics 13, Nisqually Silvers 4
Hawks Prairie Cardinals 5, Lacey Saints 1

Kameron Banister doubled three times and drove in five runs to lead the Olympia Athletics to a 13-4 win over the Nisqually Silvers in game one of a PSCL doubleheader at The RAC. JJ Nazzaro (Gardner-Webb) doubled, tripled, drove in three runs and stole two bases and Josh Moss (Saint Martin’s, Rochester HS), Anthony Kuntz (Saint Martin’s) and Austin Taylor (Centralia College) combined to allow four earned runs on seven hits for the A’s.

Jens Omdal (Houghton College, River Ridge HS) and Alex Bielaski (Saint Martin’s) each collected two hits and Bielaski and Cody Apilado (Olympic College) each drove in a run for the Silvers.


Ethan Kalen gave up one earned run on two hits with six strikeouts and Justin King pitched four scoreless innings in relief and the Hawks Prairie Cardinals knocked off the Lacey Saints 5-1. Cole Nagamine (Hawaii-Hilo) hit a two run homer in the eighth inning and Brandon Grimsley (Murray State College) went 2-for-4 and doubled in the first Cardinals run of the game in the third. Jeffrey Apigo (Skagit Valley College) scored the eventual game winner when Lucas Gately (Gonzaga) grounded into a double play in the fifth.

Mervin Rincon (Centralia College) went 2-for-4 with a triple and Chris McConnell (PLU) added two hits and scored the Saints lone run on a Jordan Potis (Centralia College, Northwest Christian HS) ground out in the fifth inning.

Today (7/22): PSCL doubleheader; Sunday scores; Conley, Brodin dominate

Schedule for Monday, July 22nd

Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Olympia Athletics vs. Nisqually Silvers – The RAC – 5:00 PM
Hawks Prairie Cardinals vs. Lacey Saints – The RAC – 7:30 PM

Sunday scores

Thurston County Senators 14, Trail Orioles 4 – Senators move to 23-5
Kitsap Hornets 7, Capital City Bombers 3

Monday news and notes (updated throughout the day)

Adam Conley picked up his second win in a row last night allowing just one unearned run on two hits over seven innings in Jacksonville’s 8-1 win over the Tennessee Smokies. The Olympia grad is now 9-4 with a 3.41 ERA for Miami’s double-A affiliate. – Link


Joash Brodin – Photo courtesy of

Joash Brodin was named the Atlantic League Player of the Week today after a week that saw him hit .429 (12-for-29) with three home runs including a walk off grand slam. The North Thurston alum drove in eight runs and stole three bases for the Long Island Ducks and now is second in the league with a .337 batting average and first in the runs scored with 62. – Link


The Olympian profiles area transplant Stephen Vogt, who is back with the triple-A Sacramento Rivercats after a short stint with the Oakland A’s. – Link


Northwest Christian is looking for a new head baseball coach after Damon Ford announced today that he is moving to California. Ford spent three seasons at the helm of the Navigators after taking over for Don Heinze, who also moved to California. – Link

Thursday scoreboard: Saints, Linx squeak by

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Puget Sound Collegiate League baseball

Lacey Saints 4, Hawks Prairie Cardinals 2
West Olympia Linx 4, Tumwater Brewers 3

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