4.7.12 Spring Sports
Senior Danielle Smythe pitched the entire first game and the first four innings of the nightcap.
Spring break… a time for catching up
By Richard Uhlhorn
This spring hasn’t been kind to Chelan’s athletic program. Tennis, Baseball and Softball have had a hard time finding a dry day and dry fields and/or courts. The Soccer and Golf teams have not let the poor weather deter them from their schedules.
This past Thursday, April 5, both the Chelan Lady Goats Fastpitch Softball Team and the Chelan Goat Baseball Team were able to reschedule their games that were cancelled on Saturday, March 31 due to rain.
These were doubleheaders and the edited game reports from the coaches follow:
Softball v Tonasket:
Lady Goats rout Tonasket in Double Header
Senior Danielle Smythe opened on the mound for the Lady Goats against the Tonasket Tigers and went a solid nine innings before being relieved by Aleen Ferguson who pitched the final inning of the second game.
Smythe had 11 strikeouts and only 1 walk in her nine innings. Ferguson walked one, but allowed no hits in the final inning. Chelan won both games 10-0 and 15-1.
Coach Jeff Barker reported that the team is currently 6-1 overall and the league win over Tonasket puts their record at 3-0. “We have worked really hard on offense and it is coming along.,” said Barker.
Offensively, Hailey Habich was 2 for 4 at the plate with a triple and she scored 5 runs. Courtney Dietrich has a monster day, going 6 for 7 at the plate with a double, three homeruns and five RBIs.
“We are very young this year,” said Coach Barker. “We have 12 freshmen this year with two starting and two more trying to get varsity time.” Barker sees the team’s offense and pitching as the key to being successful this year. “We are trying very hard to be a better defensive team than we were last year,” he said. “My expectation is to win every time we step on the field and I want the girls to truly believe in that.”
Barker says that Cascade is the league favorite this year “until somebody proves otherwise. I expect to give everyone a great battle this season and as always, we expect to be competing for a league championship.”
3/29/12 – Chelan v Ephrata
Inning: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Ephrata x x x 0
Chelan 2 3 3 x x x 8
WP: Daniele Smythe - 4 IP, 4K’s, 0ER
Offense: Hailey Habich 1-3, Double, 3 runs, 4 SB
Courtney Smith 1-3, 2 RBIs, 2 Runs, 1SB
3/28/12 – Chelan v Okanogan
Inning: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Final
Okanogan 1 3 4
Chelan 4 3 7
WP: Danielle Smythe - 6 IP, 9K’s, 2 ER
Offense: Hailey Habich 2-3, Dbl, 1RBI, 4 SB
Jordan Holden 1-3, 2 RBI’s, 1 Stolen Base.
Baseball v Tonasket
Jarod Anderson relieved Jake Burbery in Chelan’s first game after three innings and tossed four innings of shutout baseball to help lead the Goats to a first game win over the Tonasket Tigers 7-5.
Chelan is playing some winning baseball
By Richard Uhlhorn
The Goats traveled to Brewster on Saturday for a non-league game which they won 10-5.
Defensively, it was Gunner Gocke on the mound and he went for three innings with 5 strikeouts, 3 base on balls and gave up 5 hits and 3 earned runs. He was relieved by Jesus Pascasio who three three innings also, striking out 4 and allowing 2 hits. Aaron Schram closed the game out with three strikeouts.
“We committed some mistakes,” said Coach Burbery. “However, we were able to out hit Brewster with 9 hits and we took advantage of the mistakes that Brewster made.”
Offensively Jesus Pascasio was 2-4, Jake Burbery 1-3, 1 RBI, Gunner Gocke 2-2, 3 RBI’s, Gabe Quigley 2-4, 2 RBI’s, Tyler Hood 1-3, 1 RBI, & Jared Anderson 1-4, 2 RBI’s.
“The boys played a pretty good game and are looking forward to getting back into league play on Tuesday,” said Burbery.
Chelan hosts the Omak Pioneers on Tuesday beginning at 4:30 and then travels to Cashmere for a double header on Saturday.
Chelan v Tonasket – Thursday, April 5.
The Chelan Goats built an early three run lead in the first inning of their opener against Tonasket to take a 7-5 win.
Gabe Quigley singled in the first inning and reached base twice in the game. Jake Burbery started on the mound in game one and went three innings, giving up five runs of which three were earned. He struck out three and walked five before Jarod Anderson came in to relive him. Anderson finished out the game, pitching shutout baseball in the last four innings.
Small ball is helping the Goats offensively as they ran wild on the base paths during the opener. They had eight steals with Gabe Quigley stealing four, followed by Tyler Hood who had two stolen bases. Gunner Gocke and Jake Burbery each added one stolen base.
Aaron Schramm had two hits and Quigley, Tyler Hood, Gocke and Marc Ray each had a hit.
In the night cap three Chelan pitchers teamed up for a no-hitter in a 9-0 victory over Tonasket. Gabe Quigley, Gunner Gocke and Aaron Schram stifled the Tiger hitters with 14 strikeouts and no walks.
Quigley started the romp and held Tonasket hitless over three innings, striking out six and allowing no walks.
Offensively the Goats scored six runs in the first three innings of the nightcap. These runs were fueled by a groundout by Jake Burbery, a two run triple by Alex Cortez and a groundout by Drew Carleton in the second inning. Cortez had two RBIs on two hits during this game.
Defensively, Gocke tossed two innings in relief, striking out three while giving up on runs and no walks.
Aggressive base running led the Goats to nine steals with Jesus Pascasio with three, Cortez and Gocke with two and Hood and Carleton with one each. In the bottom of the third, a Tonasket error scored Quigley and a passed ball brought in Gocke. Another three runs were scored on the fourth inning with Schram getting on the board on an error. Then Gocke hit a double that scored Quigley.
Golf at the Dolquist Invitational in Yakima:
On Tuesday, April 3, four Chelan golfers traveled to the Dolquist Invitational at the Appletree Course in Yakima and took team honors in the 1A/2A division. They did this by a narrow four shot victory with a final tally of 353.
The four were Cristian Krumbah, Ian Cowell, Cory McClellan and Elijah Larson. Krumbah tied for co-medalist shooting a hot 3-over par (75 – 38, 37) for the 18 holes. He lost a sudden death playoff for the individual title after two holes of additional play.
Cowell came in with an 82 (40, 42), McClellan had a 94 (48, 46) and Larson rounded off the team win with a 102 (54, 48).