The baseball gods were not kind to the Eatonville Cruisers baseball team last week. After playing a close one-run game with Toutle Lake, the Cruisers were outscored 36-1 in their three games last week. They dropped two games in their doubleheader with Montesano, March 28, and then a single-game tilt with Elma on Friday.
In their first game of the week, the Cruisers picked up one run in the first inning off of a Michael Stogsdill solo home run over the left field fence. They were then shutout for the remainder of the game as the Montesano Bulldogs piled on 12 runs to dispatch the Cruisers, 12-1, in the first game of a doubleheader.
Montesano’s Jackson Busz gave up one hit, the home run to Stogsdill, and struck out seven Eatonville batters to pick up the win.
Owen Archer got the start for the Cruisers on the mound and lasted three innings, giving up seven runs on six hits, while walking three. He was tagged with the loss.
Game two of the doubleheader didn’t go any better for the Cruisers.
Eatonville’s Colton Herbrand got the start on the bump, and the Bulldogs got to him early. They touched him up for two runs in the first inning and four more in the third. He pitched a scoreless fourth inning before coach Doug Fillbach turned to the bullpen and handed the ball over to Aaron Tozier.
The Bulldogs got to Tozier quickly as they put three runs on the board in the fifth inning and another two in the sixth. Eatonville couldn't generate offense in their final at-bat and dropped the contest 11-0.
Cameron Taylor got the start and picked up the win for the Bulldogs after he pitched four innings, giving up only two hits and striking out 10 Cruiser hitters. Herbrand was tagged with the loss for Eatonville.
The Cruisers' struggles continued in their final game of the week against Elma.
The Eagles’ Brody Palmer, Carter Studer and Ethan Camus combined to throw a mercy-rule shortened perfect game to hand the Cruisers their sixth loss of the season.
Through the first seven games this season, Eatonville as a team is hitting a combined .170 and has been outscored 68-18 and shut out three times already.
ELMA 13, EATONVILLE 0
Eatonville 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 0 4
Elma 5 3 3 2 X X X 13 10 0
PITCHING: P. Hanly 2.1 IP, 8H, 11R, 4BB, 2K. C. Field 1.2IP, 2H,2R, 4BB.
MONTESANO 12, EATONVILLE 1 (1)
Montesano 0 5 2 2 3 0 0 12 9 0
Eatonville 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2
PITCHING: O. Archer 3.0 IP, 6H, 7R, 3BB. M. Stogsdill 1.2 IP, 3H, 5R, 5BB. J. Suver .1 IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB
HIGHLIGHTS: M. Stogsdill 1-2, HR, 1R, 1RBI
MONTESANO 10, EATONVILLE 0 (2)
Montesano 2 0 4 0 3 2 X 11 10 2
Eatonville 0 0 0 0 0 0 X 0 2 4
PITCHING: C. Herbrand 4.0 IP, 5H, 6R, 4BB, 1K. A. Tozier 2 IP, 5H, 5R, 2BB, 3K.
HIGHLIGHTS: P. Hanly 1-2, W. Sepich 1-2
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