The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Mules start playoffs with two victories

 

Courtesy of Todd Wilson

Beau Carlson raises his hand in celebration after slamming a triple in the Mules' 10-4 win over Toutle Lake last Saturday.

Photos by Todd Wilson

The Wahkiakum Mules baseball team will play for the district title on Saturday after winning two games this week. Their win on Tuesday secured a spot in regional games the following week.

In the opening round of district play on Saturday, the Mules beat Toutle Lake 10-4.

James Anderson pitched a little over five innings, facing 22 batters. He struck out eight and allowed six hits and three runs. Zach Brown took over in the sixth and faced seven batters. He struck out two and allowed one run.

Tristan Collupy went 3-4 at bat, hit a double and drove in one run. Ashden Niemeyer had four RBI.

In the district semifinal game on Tuesday night in Mossyrock, the Mules beat Kalama 2-1. Kalama led 1-0 for much of the game, but the Mules scored two in the sixth and held on to win.

Courtesy of Todd Wilson

Chance Cothren pulls in a fly ball for the Mules on Saturday.

Terris Record pitched four innings, facing 17 batters. He struck out six, walked two, and allowed three hits and one run. Z. Brown pitched the final three innings. He struck out four of nine batters and walked one, allowing no hits and no runs.

Luke Brown went 2-3 and hit a triple. Niemeyer had a double and drove in one run.

The Mules will play Adna in the Southwest District 4 championship game at 4 p.m. on Saturday at W.F. West High School in Chehalis.

Footnote: The Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association recognized Luke Brown as one of their athletes of the week April 15-21. He went 11 for 14 at the plate in four games for the Mules, leading to a 4-0 week, as they defeated Kalama and Toledo. He compiled a double, a triple, two home runs, and 10 RBI.

 

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