Weekend Baseball Roundup: Montesano sweeps season series over Elma

Montesano swept the season series against East County rival Elma with a 4-0 win on Friday at Vessey Field in Montesano.

Bulldogs starting pitcher Isaac Pierce put in a stellar pitching performance, striking out 13 Eagles while allowing just two hits in picking up the complete-game shutout victory.

Montesano (11-3 overall, 6-0 1A Evergreen) scored a run when Isaiah Pierce swiped home on a double steal and stretched its lead to 3-0 a few batters later when Kaleb Ames singled home Zandar Ames and John Kling in the bottom of the second inning.

The Bulldogs added an insurance run in the third when Bode Poler — aboard with a leadoff double — scored on a single to center by Josh Wills.

That was all the run support Isaac Pierce would need as the senior right-hander allowed a first-inning single to JT Tiffany and a leadoff single to Gibson Cain in the seventh.

At one point of the game, Pierce had retired 15 straight Eagles.

“Isaac Pierce was outstanding on the mound,” Montesano head coach Mike Osgood said. “(Assistant) coach Drew Mabey and he were in sync mixing in all his pitches from him.”

The win keeps Monte a game ahead of Tenino for first place in the 1A Evergreen League standings.

The 15th-ranked Bulldogs host third-place Eatonville in a doubleheader set for 3 pm on Tuesday.

Elma 000 000 0 — 0 2 0

Montesano 031 000 x — 4 7 0

Elma—Tiffany (1-3), Cain (1-2). LP – Sanders (4 IP, 6H, 4R, 4ER, 2K, 2BB).

Montesano — Poler (2-3, 2B, R), Wills (1-3, RBI), Isaiah Pierce (1-1, 2B, R), Kling (1-2, R), Busz (1-3), Z. Ames (0-2, R). WP – Isaac Pierce (7 IP, 2H, 0R, 13K, BB).

Aberdeen 6, Black Hills 1

Led by a fine outing by starting pitcher Hunter Eisele, Aberdeen defeated Black Hills on Friday in Tumwater.

The Bobcats (4-7, 3-4 2A Evergreen) scored three in the first on a two-run double by Marco Balesteri, who came around to score on the play due to a pair of Black Hills errors.

Aberdeen added a run in the third when Eisele, who led off the inning with a triple, crossed home on an RBI ground out by Trevon Nichols.

Eisele did the rest, allowing just two hits and four walks while striking out 11 in his six innings of work.

Luca Pisani went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Aberdeen.

Black Hills 000 001 0 — 1 2 4

Aberdeen 031 002 x — 6 5 2

Black Hills — Bond (1-3, R), Shortland (1-3, RBI). LP – Otto (3 IP, 4H, 4R, 3ER, 4K, 2BB).

Aberdeen — Pisani (2-3, RBI), Balesteri (1-2, 2B, 2R, 2RBI), Eisele (1-2, R, RBI), Heggie (1-3, R), Nichols (0-4, RBI), Goings (0-3, R). WP – Eisele (6 IP, 2H, R, ER, 11K, 4BB).

Rochester 6, Aberdeen 1

Aberdeen lost the first game of a doubleheader 6-1 against Rochester on Saturday in Rochester.

Aberdeen managed just three hits off Rochester starting pitcher Hyde Parrish, who held the Bobcats to one earned run on three hits in 6 1/3 innings pitched.

The Bobcats’ lone run came on bases-loaded walk to Toby Heggie, forcing in Luca Pisani in the top of the seventh inning.

Marco Balesteri took the loss for Aberdeen, allowing five earned runs on sixh hits and four walks with seven strikeouts in 5 1/3 innings pitched.

Aberdeen 000 000 1 — 1 2 1

Rochester 001 122 x — 6 7 1

Aberdeen — Pisani (1-3, R), Ancich (1-2), Heggie (0-2, R, BB). LP – Balesteri (5.1 IP, 6H, 6R, 5ER, 7K, 4BB).

Rochester — Quarnstrom (2-4, RBI), Hartley (2-3, 2B, R), Wilson (1-3, RBI), Groninger (1-3). Childers (1-1, R). WP – Parrish (6.1 IP, 2H, R, ER, 4K 2BB).

Rochester 7, Aberdeen 5

Aberdeen let a lead slip away in a 7-5 loss to Rochester in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Saturday in Rochester.

Aberdeen took a 5-0 lead after scoring a run in the second on a balk followed by four runs in the top of the third inning, highlighted by an RBI double by Luca Pisani.

Rochester (8-8, 3-5) responded with three runs in the bottom of the third and four in the fifth, taking the lead on Hyde Parrish’s two-run double.

Aberdeen hosts Black Hills at 4:30 pm Tuesday.

Aberdeen 014 000 0 — 5 9 2

Rochester 003 040 x — 7 5 1

Aberdeen — Pisani (3-4, 2B, R, RBI), Ancich (1-2, 2B, 2R), Sorensen (1-1, R, RBI), Balesteri (1-3, RBI), Heggie (1- 2, RBI), Eisele (1-2, R), Ainsworth (1-2), Hale (1-2).

Rochester — Hawes (2-4, 2B, R, RBI), Hartley (1-3, 2B, R), Pietrus (1-1, RBI), Parrish (1-2, 2B, R, 2RBI). WP – Groninger (4.2 IP, 4H, 0R, 7K, 2BB).

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Pierce 1, Grays Harbor 0

Grays Harbor College lost to Pierce 1-0 in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday in Hoquiam.

The Chokers (11-19, 4-7 NWAC West) were no-hit by Pierce pitcher Reid Madariaga, who had three strikeouts and allowed just two walks over nine innings pitched.

GHC’s Tyler Hopper took the loss despite holding Pierce to one earned run on six hits and a walk with four strikeouts in eight innings pitched.

Pierce 000 000 100 — 1 7 0

Grays Harbor 000 000 000 — 0 0 2

Pierce — Russell (2-4), Takayoshi (2-3), Overmars (1-4, RBI), Varner (1-4), Richards (1-4). WP – Madariaga (9 IP, 0R, 0ER, 3K, 2BB).

GHC — McMurdo (0-3, BB), Cleveringa (0-2, BB). LP – Hopper (8 IP, 6H, R, ER, 4K, BB).

Pierce 4, Grays Harbor 1

Grays Harbor College struggled against Pierce College pitching, suffering a 4-1 seven-inning loss in the nightcap on Saturday.

The Chokers managed just five hits off Pierce starter Parker Goin, who struck out three in earning the complete-game victory.

GHC scored its only run of the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when Nolan Baugher drove in Chase Cleveringa with and RBI sacrifice fly.

Chokers starter Trevor Barth allowed three earned runs on seven hits in seven innings pitched to take the loss for GHC.

Cleveringa went 3-for-3 with a run scored to lead Grays Harbor.

Pierce 010 030 0 — 4 7 1

Grays Harbor 000 100 0 — 1 5 1

Pierce — Richards (2-3, RBI), Overmars (2-3, 2B, RBI), Stinson (1-2), Takayoshi (1-3, R), Buckmaster (1-3, 2B, R). WP – Goin (7 IP, 5H, R, ER, 3K, 2BB).

GHC — Cleveringa (3-3, R), Chartrand (1-3), Winterhalder (1-3), Baugher (0-3, RBI). LP – Barth (7 IP, 7H 4R, 3ER, 2K, 4BB).

other scores

Prep Baseball

Tenino 10, Hoquiam 0 (Friday)

Mossyrock 13, Lake Quinault 8 (Friday)

Ilwaco 17, Ocosta 0 (Saturday)

Ilwaco 7, Ocosta 0 (Saturday)

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