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An exciting day for the Lassies turned into a long day following a tough sixth inning.

Kelso lost 13-6 at Heerensperger Field against W.F. West on Thursday, though a few miscues didn’t totally overshadow Capri Franzen’s pair of dingers, of the shot Hailey Jackson sent over the wall. Kelso was up 5-4 heading into the sixth inning on the power showing.

“I’ve never seen a kid hit a home run as far as she can,” Kelso coach Dean Sorensen said of Franzen.

Both Jackson and Franzen went 2-for-4, as did Kennedy Williams, who hustled for a triple.

Jackson started in the circle for Kelso, hurling 3-⅔ innings with three strikeouts against eight hits. Courtney Parsons pitched 2-⅓ relief innings, tallying four strikeouts against seven hits before Franzen tossed the final inning and struck out two.

The Lassies will host Montesano next Thursday.

Adna 5, Castle Rock 4 (9 inn.): A bases-loaded groundout, which came on a full count, resulted in a nonleague road loss for the Rockets on Thursday. Rock scored their four runs on four hits, and Adna tied the score in the seventh inning to force extras after the Rockets scored four runs in the second inning. Ellie Kimball plated two runs on her second trip the the dish. Payton Kessler struck out 13 over 8-⅔ innings in the circle, allowing eight hits.

Clatskanie 2, Astoria 1: Shelby Blodgett struck out 11 over seven innings in the Tigers’ nonleague home win Thursday. Olivia Sprague and Trinity Hamm knocked in a run each during the third inning, and that was all Clatskanie needed. Kaity Sizemore was 2-for-3 and Alexis Smith doubled and scored a run.

BASEBALL

Adna 12, Castle Rock 3: A rough sixth inning doomed the Rockets in their nonleague home loss Thursday despite a 2-1 lead after three frames. Ethan Perdue stole second base and home and Erik Titus scored off an Skyler King single during the fifth inning.

Titus and Alex Buchanan combined to strike out four over the first four innings.

Clatskanie 14, Vernonia 13 (6 inn.): The Tigers traveled home with a nonleague road win Thursday, led by Cade Warren’s four RBI with a double and triple. Warren was 3-for-4 on the day. Foster Evenson, Dawson Evenson and Jack Boothe had two hits each.

Warren got the win on the bump, also, lasting three inning with four punchouts against three hits.

Clatskanie (1-1) hosts Horizon Christian on Friday.

Knappa 10, Naselle 0 (5 inn.): The Comets gave up eight runs in the fifth inning of Thursday’s nonleague road loss. Four pitchers took the hill, combining for six earned runs, while Jimmy Strange, Joe Strange and Ethan Lindstrom recorded hits. Naselle hosts Lake Quinault on Monday for its first league game of the season.

GIRLS’ GOLF

Mark Morris wins by forfeit: The Monarchs took home a nonleague win Thursday, as Fort Vancouver and Hudson’s Bay didn’t have enough girls. Grace Hedlund shot a 48, Clarissa Escudero finished with a 49, Mariah Fleckenstein totalled 56 and Cassie Catlin had a 59. Fort Vancouver’s Kiana Hoburn medaled with a 38.

Union 185, Kelso 217: Liz Dolan medaled with a 41, Kelli Rakoz shot a 54, Kylee Gibbs finished with a 61, and Christine Alexander shot a 61. Kelso plays Hudson’s Bay next at Heron Lakes in Portland.

Beaver Cup Jamboree: The Woodland tandem of Rayleah Trice and Abby Bozarth shot a 45, while Erin Madsen and Zoe Jouwsma shot a 53. Hannah Moats and Riley Philbrook of King’s Way Christian placed first, with a 39.

TRACK AND FIELD

Naselle at South Bend meet: Jaclyn Steenerson topped the 400 meters (1:11.9) and high jump (4-06) at South Bend on Thursday, while fellow Comet Ellie Miller finished first in the shot put (27-01). Sophie Scrabeck was second in the 100 meter hurdles (22.23), Emma Colombo placed second in the javelin (98-02) and Miller was second in the discus (88-08).

The girls finished fourth with a 52 team score.

For the boys, Corey Gregory was second in the 400 meters (1:03.7) and Kolby Glenn was second in the 1,600 meters (5:18.5). Naselle’s 4x 100 relay team of Ian Fontanilla, Vince Fauver, Glenn and Gregory finished second (53.0) as well.

The boys finished fourth with a 31 team score.

Ilwaco at the Pacific League meet in Raymond: Ilwaco’s Brandon Kuhn placed first in the 400 meters (57.01), and Tristan Trudell did the same (5:04.29 in the 1,600 meters. Colton McNabb finished second in the 100 meters (12.20) while Parker Kaech was third (12.37).

The 4x400 relay team of Brady Rasmussen, Trudell, McNabb and Kuhn also placed first (4:00.46). Kaech placed second in the long jump (19-05.75) and triple jump (38-01.25). McNabb finished second in the 200 meters (25.26) as well.

The Pe Ell boys won the meet with a team score of 124, while Ilwaco finished fourth with a team score of 90.

For the girls, Erika Glenn was first in the 200 meters (28.46), Alyssa Marsh was first in the 800 meters (3:06.02) and second in the 400 meters (1:10.32), while Sophie March finished atop the shot put (29-11) and javelin (98-01). Glenn also finished first in the triple jump (30-04). Tazlina Thomas placed second in the 100 meter hurdles (20.16) and Kaylee Barnett was second in the high jump (4-00.00).

The girls finished tied for first with Washington School for the Deaf with team scores of 111.

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Jason is a journeyman sports reporter who has covered the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A's, along with a heavy emphasis on the Oakland Raiders. He comes to Cowlitz County from Oakland, Calif. and is a loving father.

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