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Tommy Brandenburg and Noah Imboden combined to check Wahkiakum on one hit as the Kalama Chinooks prevailed 11-1 in six innings and advanced to the semifinal portion of the Southwest 2B District Baseball Championships on Saturday at Lower Columbia College.

Kalama (19-2) advances to play Rainier, Wash., in a tournament semifinal game at 5 tonight in Mossyrock. Wahkiakum (11-7) plays Pe Ell/Willapa Valley in a loser-out game at 3 today in Adna.

Brandenburg allowed one hit, two walks and struck out four through four innings, and Imboden tossed two innings of hitless relief. Shayden Jones hit 3-4 with a double and two RBIs, Alex Dyer was 2-4 with two RBIs, and Brandwnburg was 2-3 with an RBI. Hayden Wilson had a triple, RBI and two runs, and Brennon Vance had a hit, scored two runs and drove in one.

Ashden Niemeyer had the Mules’ hit. Chance Cothren allowed four earned runs on four hits with four walks through two innings, and Brody Carlson tossed 1 2/3 innings of relief, allowing two earned runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout. Damion Curl tossed 1 2/3 relief innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits with a walk and a strikeout.

Timberline 9, Kelso 5: Four Timberline runs in the fifth inning were more than the Hilanders could overcome in the first round of the West-Central/Southwest 3A Bi-District Tournament on Saturday at Foss High School.

Kelso (12-9) plays North Thurston in a loser-out game at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Heidelberg Park.

Alex Ransom hit two doubles for the Hilanders and drove in three runs. Nick Miller added two hits and scored twice, and Nick Lonner hit a double.

Trey Hartley allowed six earned runs on eight hits with three strikeouts through 4 1/3 innings, and Trevor Hartley gave up an earned run on two hits with a strikeout through 1 2/3 innings.

Wahkiakum 10, Raymond 0 (6 innings): A five-run fifth inning was more than enough to propel the Mules into the bracket portion of the Southwest 2B District tournament on Saturday in Kalama.

James Anderson was solid on the mound, allowing one hit and striking out 13 in the complete-game outing. He was also 2-3 with two doubles, scored three runs and had an RBI.

Luke Brown was 3-4 with two doubles, three runs and two RBIs, Ashden Niemeyer was 2-4 with two RBIs, Tristan Collupy knocked in three runs, and Quentin Nelson scored twice.

Napavine 16, Ilwaco 0 (5 innings): The Tigers exploded for 10 runs in the fifth inning to eliminate the Fishermen in the play-in portion of the Southwest 2B District Tournament.

Ilwaco had two hits, with Chris Wood and Jeb Sheldon collecting one apiece. Landin Frank pitched five innings, allowing 12 earned runs on 12 hits with two strikeouts and three walks.

COLLEGE BASEBALL

Red Devils double-sweep Pierce: Lower Columbia College was a perfect 4-0 on the weekend with a pair of doubleheader sweeps over Pierce in NWAC West Region play.

LCC (31-8, 18-3 region) turned away the Raiders 3-2 and 7-6 in Sunday’s twinbill at David Story Field, and claimed wins of 9-0 and 4-2 on Saturday in Lakewood.

In Sunday’s opener, DeShawn Johnson was 2-3, Shane Jamison slapped a double and had an RBI, Colin Floyd and Chase Matheny each hit a double, and Noah Andrews and Drew Barlow added an RBI apiece. Yancy Bird allowed two earned runs on five hits with eight strikeouts and three walks over seven innings, and Alex Brady tossed two innings of hitless relief with three strikeouts.

In the nightcap, the Red Devils scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to secure the win. Johnson was 2-4 with a double and an RBI, Jamison was 2-4 with three RBIs, GJ Hurst hit a triple, and Matheny, Drew Barlow and Andrews each had an RBI. Kaden Vanderwerf allowed four earned runs on five hits with three strikeouts through 4 2/3 innings. Mikey Callia Jr. allowed a hit and an earned run in one-third of an inning, and Dakota Hawkins gave up an earned run on three hits with two strikeouts through two innings.

In Saturday’s opener, the Red Devils had 10 hits. Floyd was 3-5 with two RBIs, Johnson was 2-3 and scored two runs, Matheney was 2-5, Andrews had a double, scored two runs and had two RBIs, and Hurst had two RBIs. Mitch Lines scattered two hits and struck out nine through seven innings, and Rance Pittman tossed two innings of hitless relief with five strikeouts.

In the nightcap, Hunter Cook was 2-4 with a double and an RBI, Hurst had a double, and Trevor Paro and Floyd had an RBI each. Justin Solt fired a three-hitter and struck out seven.

BOYS SOCCER

Woodland 1, Aberdeen 0: Jesse Thrall converted an assist from Aidan Thrall in the first half, and the Beavers’ defense didn’t bend in a Southwest 2A District first round match on Saturday in Woodland.

The Beavers (11-3-2) play Tumwater in a tournament semifinal match at 7 tonight in Tumwater.

Tumwater 3, R.A. Long 2: The Lumberjacks came out on the short end of a Southwest 2A District first round match on Saturday in Tumwater.

No additional match details were available.

RAL finished its season 7-9-1.

COLLEGE SOFTBALL

Red Devils sweep Clark: Lauren Lunt brought her heavy bat to Vancouver, hitting four home runs for Lower Columbia College in an NWAC South Region doubleheader on Saturday at Clark.

LCC (24-11, 15-9 region) won the opener 7-5, and took the nightcap 10-6.

In the opener, Lunt was 2-4 with a home run, double and three RBIs. Kinzey Williams hit 2-4 and scored two runs, Skylar Hunter was 2-4, and Saydie Harris hit a double. Trinity Naugle scattered six hits over six innings with two strikeouts and two walks, and Nizhoni Wheeler allowed a hit and two earned runs in an inning of relief.

In the nightcap, Lunt was 3-3 with two home runs, a double, four RBIs and scored three runs. Valeti Fifita was 3-5 with a double, Sarah Potwin was 2-4 with a double, Allie Hall slugged a solo homer, and Ellie Coney added a double and two RBIs.

Wheeler scattered five hits and three earned runs with two strikeouts and three walks over five innings, and Naugle allowed two earned runs on three hits with three strikeouts in two relief innings.

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Sports Reporter

Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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