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Page B-6 - Mason County Journal - Thursday, May 8, 2014 Highclimbers' comeback falls short 5helton baseball loses series to Timberline Journal photo by Emily Hanson After getting a force-out at home, Shelton catcher Dalton Hutson prepares to throw to first base April 30 during the Highclimbers, home game against Timberline. ls, swing the bat and be a good ball club like they always are and that's what they did," Johnson said. Timberline pitcher Ben Halewaihea and the Blazer defense kept Shelton's first seven batters off base. Dalton Hutson earned Shelton's first hit in the bottom of the third inning. Halewaihea struck out seven Shelton batters, two of them looking. The Highclimber pitchers had a rough outing. Starting pitcher Brent Smotherman hit three bat- ters, walked three and al- lowed four hits. The Blazers earned three runs on Smoth- erman, who struck out two in 1 2/3 innings. "I don't know if Brent just didn't have a feel for it, but he struggled," head coach Craig Gregory said. "Sometimes that happens." In relief, Trevor Gregory hit three batters, walked four and allowed five hits. Timberline scored four runs on Gregory in 3 2/3 innings. He had one strikeout. Finally, Mitchell Johnson threw the remaining 2/3 in- ning. He hit one batter and al- lowed four hits and three runs. He also had one strikeout. "We needed to throw more strikes," Gregory said. Gregory said he thought the By EMILY HANSON emi/@masoncounty com Timberline ended Shelton's comeback attempt before it truly began. Entering the bottom of the fourth inning, Shelton trailed 5-0 April 30 at home. That's when inning lead-off batter Mitchell Johnson blast- ed a home run as Shelton's sec- ond hit of the game. "It felt good," Johnson said. "It always feels good to get in one and know the power's still there when I'm struggling a bit." Shelton scored two more runs in the inning to narrow the gap to 5-3. But the Blazers scored three in the sixth and four in the seventh to win 12-3. "I think we played well," Johnson said. "We didn't get the hits in when we needed them, but overall it was a good showing." Following Johnson's home run, Trevor Gregory knocked in Brett McLeod. Shelton's third run came when Sam Ger- -hold scored on a Gabe Reyna single. "I expected Timberline to come out and throw their No. Your Local Tides for the week of Ma'18 through May 15, t014 ALLYN I Case Inlet 8 1:46am 13.2 9 2:28am 13.2 10 3:05am 13.3 Thu 8:58am 4.7 Fri 9:37am 3.7 sat 10:09am 2.6 l:50pm 9.3 3:05pm 9.8 4:08pm 10.7 7:44pm 3.6 8:45pm 4.2 9:42pm 4.7 12 4:11am 13.6 13 4:43am 13.7 14 12:03am 6.1 Mon 11:11pm 03 Tue 11:44am -0.8 Wed 5:16am 13.8 5:46pm 12.5 6:29pm 13.4 12:21pm -1.1 11:18pm 5.7 7:12pm 14.1 SHELTON I Oakland Bay 8 2:24am 13.2 9 3:06am 13.2 10 3:43am 13.3 Thu 10:04am 4.1 Fri 10:43prn 3.2 Sat 11:15am 2.3 2:28pm 9.3 3:43pm 9.8 4:46pm 10.7 8:50pm 3.1 9:51pm 3.6 10:48pm 4.1 12 4:49am 13.6 13 12:24am 4.9 14 1:09am 5.2 Mon 12:17am 0.3 Tue 5:21am 13.7 Wed 5:54am 13.8 6:24pm 12.5 t2:50pm -0.7 1:27pm -1.5 7:07pm 13.4 7:50pm 14.1 UNION I Hood Canal 8 12:59am 11.2 9 1:39am 11.2 10 2:14am 11.2 Thu 7:25am 4.9 Fri 8:lOam 3.8 Sat 8:50am 2.6 l:03pm 7.4 2:16pm 8.1 3:16pm 8.9 6:39pm 3.8 7:38pm 43 8:34pm 4.8 12 3:15am 11.2 = 13 3:43am 11.2 14 4:12am 11.1 Mon 10:05am 0.4 Tue 10:42am -0.6 Wed 11:19am -1.4 4:56pm 10.7 5:41pm 11.5 6:26am 12.2 10:17prn 5.5 11:05pm 5.9 11:53pm 6.2 THE SUN and THE MOON 8 9 10 11 12 Sunrise 5:46am 5:44am 5:43am 5:41am 5:40am Sunset 8:33pm 8:34pm 8:36pm 8:37pm 8:38pm Moonrise 2:15pm 3:17am 4:21pm S:26pm 6:33pm Moonset 2:45am 3:11am 3:37am 4:04am 4:33am 1 1 3:39am 13.4 Sun lO:40am 1.5 5:01pm 11.6 10:32pm 5.2 15 12:48am 6.4 Thu 5:52am 13.8 l:00pm -2.4 7:56pm 14.6 11 4:17am 13.4 Sun 11:46am 1.3 5:39pm 11.6 11:38pm 4.5 15 1:54am S.5 11m 6:30am 13.8 2:06pm -2.1 8:34pm 14.6 1 1 2:46am 11.2 Sun "9:28am 1.5 4:08pm 9.8 9:26pm 5.2 15 4:53am 11.0 Thu 11:58am -2.0 7:12pm 12.6 13 14 15 5:39am 5:38am 5:36am 8:40pm 8:41prn 8:42prn 7:42pm 8:80pm 9:SSpm S:06pm 5:44am 6:29am defense played decently. Shelton's strongest defen- sive play came in the top of the fifth inning. With a runner on first, Brady Jones scooped up a line drive to third and threw to Gerhold at second for an out. Gerhold connected with McLeod at first for the double play. The home loss came two days after Timberline defeated Shelton 2-0 in Lacey. In six innings on the mound, Gerhold threw three strike- outs and had one walk. He al- lowed six hits. "Sam had a great pitching performance," Gregory said. "He did a great job of getting ahead and mixing pitches and he didn't give up any earned runs. We had some chances to score but just couldn't come up with a big hit with runners on." Trevor Gregory and John- son both went 1-3. The Highclimbers (6-12) play in the 3A Narrows League Tournament at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey this week. The team was scheduled to play Foss on Tuesday after the newsroom deadline. If Shelton ; won, the High- climbers are :Scheduled to play Timberline, North Thurston or Wilson at K:0 p.m. tonight. Regardless of 1;he outcome, the Highclimbers; will then com- pete in the 8.A West Central District III Tournament next week. If Shelton lost its season is over. Co-ed softball registration deadline looms STAFF REPORT news@masoncoun com The deadline to pay the $530 adult co-ed softball team registration fee is May 16. Two leagues will be of- fered this year: The tradi- tional Shelton coed miles, where males bat opposite handed and you pitch to your own team; and the ASA coed league in which opposing teams pitch and umpires call balls and strikes. Play begins June 9, with divisions compet- ing Monday and Wednes- day or Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and culminating with a cham- pionship tournament. Teams can pick up reg- istration information and make payments at the Shelton Civic Center, 525 West Cota St. Individu- als interested in play- ing can contact Shelton Parks and Recreation at 432-5194. It's now closer than you thit pK.. at MGH Eye Clinic Optometrist Jenni Aaseby, O.D. specializes in contact lens fitting and prescription glasses, and joins Monica Vuong, M.D., board-certified ophthalmologist and eye surgeon. MGH Eye Clinic puts the most qualified professionals with the latest technology to bring you a thorough diagnosis and the best treatment available. A full-service eye clinic providing everything from routine eye exams to surgical solutions. To make an appointment at MGH Eye Clinic call (360) 426-8717. Full Moon May 14 th00journal Tidal In!ormation courtesyNOA ] Astro_nomical D atacourtesy US. Naya_lObservatorY .............. Mason Genera/Hospital Eye Clinic (360) 426-8717 2300 Kati Court, Suite C Shelton, WA 98584 www.MasonGeneral.com