By The Chronicle staff
LAST TEAM: Adna is Final 2B Area Baseball Team again in battle after Toledo and Napavine Fall in District Quarterfinals
Adna used a solid outing from novice scorer Tristan Percival to keep Ocosta in check in a 5-2 win in the 2B District 4 quarterfinals in Grayland on Tuesday.
Adna improves to 10-3 overall and meets top-seed and undefeated Toutle Lake in the semifinals on Friday in Toutle.
Percival went 6.2 laps, knocked out seven and allowed two earned runs on two hits with just one walk. Senior Tyler Minkoff registered the final for the rescue.
“Tristan did a great job of keeping them out of balance and used our defense well,” said Adna coach Jon Rooklidge.
It was an excellent defense for Percival to take advantage of as the Pirates were flawless on the day.
Senior standout Levi Gates led the offensive attack, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Percival was 2-for-4 at the plate.
“We just spread races around,” Rooklidge said. “We hit a good pitcher today. He is a decent pitcher and changes speed. ”
Indians Falter in Kalama
Kalama brought in bats on Tuesday, counting 11 races in 12 hits to give Toledo an 11-4 defeat in the 2B District 4 quarterfinals on Tuesday in Kalama.
The Indians held a 2-0 lead at the top of the third, led by Justin Filla’s RBI single which scored Ryan Bloomstrom, then Rowdy Kirkendoll scored on a sacrificial fly by Jesse Towns.
But Chinooks’ bats came alive in the fourth and fifth innings, scoring four and six races respectively to steal speed. Kalama added another run in the sixth, and Toledo added two more in the seventh.
Kalama beat Toledo 12-7. Filla went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Geoffrey Glass was 2-for-3 with a score. Mason Miller, Bloomstrom and Kirkendoll also had hits for the Indians.
Caiden Schultz went four laps on the mound, hitting five while allowing eight earned runs on nine hits. Brandon Guyer threw 1.2 innings and gave up three hits on three hits, and Kaden Sellards threw ⅓ off one innings, allowing no hits and no earned runs.
Toledo (6-7) has five seniors who played their last game for the Indians: Sellards, Towns, Bloomstrom, Kirkendoll and Guyer.
“Coaches will miss these young men and appreciate the time and effort they put into the program to make it a great season,” said Toledo coach Bill Waag.
Tigers Fall to Forks in Shootout
Napavine made five straight errors with the bases loaded in the fifth inning and failed to recover from a 20-10 loss to Forks on the road Tuesday in the district quarterfinals.
Forks scored nine unearned races as the inning to snatch the win.
Senior Laythan Demarest ended the Tigers’ baseball career while going 3-for-4 on the plate. Senior Braiden Osborne also ended his career with a couple of hits. Napavine ends the season with an 8-4 overall record.