Mules lose a pair to Napavine Tigers


The Wahkiakum Mules lost two games with Napavine last week, bringing their overall record to 2-6.

On Wednesday, the Mules hosted the Tigers and lost 10-3.

“Senior Tanner Collupy started on the mound for us and pitched five innings, giving up seven runs,” Coach Garrett Radcliffe said. “Freshman Parker Leitz came in as relief and pitched one and 1/3 innings. The game was back and forth, tied 2-2 in the fourth inning and the Tigers were able to rally after Collupy pitched a rare three-pitch inning in the third.”

The following day, Wahkiakum headed to Napavine, where they lost to the Tigers 11-0.

“Senior Dominic Curl made his return to the mound after an off season injury and I think it showed,” Coach Radcliffe said. “He looked really good at the start of the game and then lost command a bit and gave up a few untimely walks. Sophomore Nolan Wright and Junior Donovan Watson pitched in relief. Our offense, while patient at the plate and drawing walks was also held hitless in the contest.”

“Gotta love baseball,” Radcliffe added. “Napavine is a great squad and we were able to compete against them and their ace pitcher Wednesday, only to get no-hit the next game. It happens, baseball is a very humbling game. Despite the losses, I still feel this is a good turning point for us. We’re about halfway through the season and things are starting to click. Got some very tough competition coming up, but we’ll be rested and ready to make a push towards districts.”

The Mules return to play after spring break, first hosting Toutle Lake on Monday, April 10 and heading to Duck country the following day for a rematch.


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