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Thursday, May 8, 2014 - Mason County Journal - Page B-1 North Mason, athletes Shelton faces North Thurston page B-9 Runners heat up wet course Highdim00 hundreds By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncoun , ers play host to atannualmeet :om i Record rainfall ISaturday didn't stop 600 athletes at the 54th Shelton Invita- tional, j "We had two state-leading times set by athletes who attended, more than 100 volunteers from th e community come out and help, 600 athletes and a completely packed grandstand," head coach Doug Sells said. "It's such an awesome commu, nity event. So many people work so hard to put on this event. We recently found out that the Shelton Irwite is in the top five longest consecutive running track invites in the entire (country). It gives us a lot of pride knowing thati" Because only th top athletes in each event were inviteOto compete, Shelton had just 10 athletes competing in nine events. Sophomores Lindsey Goldsby and Jon- athon Bay were the Highclimbers' top per- formers. Bay finished se, sophomore 1 mile utes, 38.88 second second in the varsil personal record. :ond in the freshman/ with a time of 4 min- s, while Goldsby took y 800 meters in 2:21, a Journal photo by Emily Hanson Heading into the second lap of the boys varsity 1-mile race, Shelton senior Cody Williamson, No. 499, narrowly leads the pack Saturday during the 54th Shelton Invitational at Highclimber Stadium. Williamson finished 10th with a personal record time of 4:34.67. tianson of Central Kitsap," Sells said. Senior Cody Williamson also set a per- sonal record at the meet. He took 10th in the varsity 1 mile in 4:34.67, an improve- ment of three seconds. The meet also featured the unveiling of seven new canopy tents that were donat- ed by the Coach Bill and Dottie Brickert Memorial Fund," Sells said. "These tents served as shelter for all of the officials and athletes at each event." The Highclimbers compete at the 50th Lady Bulldogs hold on By EMILY HANSON emily@masoncounty com The North Mason fastpitch team jumped out early and hung on. Thanks to four runs in the third inning, the Lady Bulldogs beat Port Townsend 5-2 on April 30. "North Mason fast- pitch played a solid game," head coach Ra- chael Joye said. Junior Marissa Hor- ton pitched a complete game for the Lady Bull- dogs, allowing six hits and striking out six. Junior Makensea Peak led the team at the plate, going 2-2 with a double, a run and two RBI. Sophomore Hannah Peek went 1-3 with two runs and a double and sophomore Emily Palmer went 1-3 with an RBI. The victory came the day after Elma defeated North Mason 15-3 in six innings. "It was a well-played game through the fih inning," Joye said. At the bottom of the fifth, North Mason trailed 5-3. That's when Elma scored 10 runs to end the game early. "Elma is a solid team with good hitters and we played right with them for much of the game, which says a lot about the growth of this team," Joye said. "Late in the game, we threw the ball around too much and made some mental mis- takes which cost us a few "Lindsey had a great second-place fin- ish in the 800, losiqg only to state-leading runner and meet record holder Rose Chris- ] the team's new tents. "We had the pleasure of unveiling the Bob Shaner Invite beginning at 4 p.m. to- morrow at Tumwater High School. see FASTPITCH, page B-8 MMK baseball improves despite 3 losses last week By EMILY HANSOI emily@masoncounty The Owls put to seven innings last for the first time aJ son. Eight runs in eighth inning M gave the Mary M. ] baseball team the but Oakville came from an 8-6 deficit 11-10. "We came to as a team," head Butch Carr said. learned we can ove adversity in a gamt most importantly began to believe il selves and each otk This was the game the Owls In played that reached sev- run on one walk. the first five innings." Quinault took the vic- Renecker led the team ,om en innings. The close game came . Werly pitched 5 1/3 tory 11-5. The game was at the plate, going 3-3 James Anderson two days after the Owls innings, and allowed called because of dark- with one run and two pitched a complete lost a doubleheader at two hits, four walks and ness. RBI. Pais scored two ether "game, allowing six hits Lake Quinault. two earned runs. He had "The young Owl pitch- runs with two stolen week and eight walks. He had In the first game, Lake eight strikeouts, ers struggled to throw bases, while Andrew Lof- 1 sea- six strikeouts. Oakville Quinault beat Mary M. In relief, Alec McGee strikes in the second gren scored one run on scored six earned runs Knight 12-2. gave up seven runs on game, allowing 16 walks a one walk. Gerou also the on Anderson. The Owls led 2-1 fivehits and four walks between the three pitch- scored on a walk, while ay 1 "Anderson (overcame) heading into the bottom in 2/3 ,inning. ers," Carr said. "We ob- Andersonhad one RBI. night a rough start to keep his of the sixth inning. But Renecker and Ander- viously must pitch bet- "The team has been lead,: team close," Carr said. Lake Quinault came out son both went 1-2 with ter to give ourselves a working hard in prac- back Paul Werly and Aus- with 11 runs to take the one RBI. Renecker stole chance for victory." tices to get better as o win tin Renecker led the game. one base, while Anderson Diggle started the evidenced by this double- Owls at the plate. Both Lake Quinault ex- stole two. Pais scored one game. In 1 1/3 innings, he header," Carr said. "We ;ether went 2-5, while Renecker ploded for seven runs on run and Taylor Diggle had one strikeout and al- stretched our wings a coach had five RBI and a dou- five hits, two walks and scored the other, lowed one hit, four walks little. It was nice to see "We ble and Werly had one an error two outs into the Lake Quinault started and three runs. Anderson the competitive nature of rcome run and an RBI. sixth inning to win the off game 2 with a 3-1 then pitched 2 2/3 innings our team." And Adam Pais scored game. lead. Heading into the with four strikeouts, five The Owls (0-5) play .we three runs on two walks "I was very pleased bottom of the fifth in- walks and two runs. Fi- their final scheduled our- and a base on balls, while with our pitching and de- ning, the teams were tied nally, Renecker finished make-up game at 4 r." Alycia Gerou scored two fense," Carr said. "Werly, 5-5. the game with two strike- p.m. tomorrow at home first runs on three walks, who has pitched well all With six runs in the outs, two hits, seven against Pope John Paul have Amy Bearden scored one year, dominated through bottom of the fifth, Lake walks and six runs. High School of Lacey.