Sophomore Hailey Jackson struck out 12 batters in five innings and allowed just one hit in Kelso's 7-4 nonleague win over Union on Monday at Heerensperger Field.
Courtney Parsons came in and tossed two innings of one-hit ball. She also went 2 for 3 at the plate. Hailey Parsons went 2 for 4 and Kylie Mobbs was 1-2. The Lassies had eight hits.
"We actually looked pretty good," coach Dean Sorensen said. "We got some bunts down, got the bat on the ball. It was a little sloppy out there today, but they played solid defense. ... It was promising."
The Lassies (1-0) play at home against W.F. West on Thursday.
R.A. Long 5, W.F. West 1: Amilyonno Puc scored twice and assisted a goal in the Lumberjacks' nonleague home win at Longview Memorial Stadium on Tuesday.
Brady Anderson added a goal and an assist. Emmanuel Alvarez scored his first varsity goal on an assist from Andrew Casillas, and Brian Lopez finished the scoring on a penalty kick.
"We looked better in the back," coach Max Anderson said. "It was a good opportunity for the organization in the defense. They did a good job."
R.A. Long (1-1) plays at Fort Vancouver on Friday.
R.A. Long 222, Battle Ground 247: Josie Nickerson missed a five-foot putt for her first round in the 30s, but earned medalist honors with a 40 for the Lumberjills on Tuesday at Mint Valley Golf Course.
"She'll get it sometime," said coach Erik Bertram, who applauded Nickerson for an offseason of work that has her set up for a strong senior campaign.
Also helping the Jills to the win on Tuesday was Piper Nguyen (53), Sarah Brazier (63) and Cobey Roberts (66).
Garrett to coach 3 locals in All-State Games: Wahkiakum coach Rob Garrett, whose Mules finished third at state earlier this month, will coach the WSGBCA Senior All-State games 2B team on Saturday at King's High School in Seattle. On his squad will be Mules' stars Ellie Leitz and Macie Elliott along with Ilwaco's Ebby McMullen.
Former Mark Morris player Brooke Walling, now of Prairie, will be on the 3A team coached by Peninsula's Michael Schick.
The 1B-2B game begins at 2 p.m., the 1A-2A game at 4 p.m. and the 3A-4A game at 6 p.m.
Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for students and seniors.
The WIBCA Senior All-State games are on Saturday, March 23 at Curtis High School in University Place. The 1B-2B game is at 2 p.m., the 1A-2A game is at 4 p.m. and the 3A-4A game is at 6 p.m. Rosters have not been released yet.
LCC splits with Clackamas: The Red Devils earned a hard-fought split on Tuesday at David Story Field in nonregional action. In the opener, Clackamas used a six-run sixth inning to win 8-5. The nightcap featured a Cougar rally that fell short as the Devils held on for a 7-6 victory.
Quinlan Hayes started the opener for the Devils and threw five innings, allowing three runs and three hits. Nick Jennings allowed five runs in the sixth inning without recording an out, before Mikey Callia Jr. finished things off with four strikeouts in four innings of work.
Shane Jamison went 2 for 4 with a homer and two RBIs, and Noah Andrews and Drew Barlow each doubled.
The Devils took a 7-3 lead into the seventh inning of the nightcap before Clackamas put up three in the final frame. LCC held on, though, for the win.
Colin Floyd homered and went 2 for 2. Jamison was 2 for 2 with an RBI. The Devils collected 10 hits and took advantage of seven Clackamas errors. Broc Selstrom started and went 2 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, striking out four. Rance Pittman struck out four in 4 1/3 innings and Kaden Vanderwerf finishing things off.
LCC improved to 6-3 on the year.