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By Jaryd Cline
Sports editor 

Wolves outlast Panthers on the diamond, host Bruins Thursday


March 28, 2018

Jaryd Cline

Goldendale senior Dylan Denning fires home during Tuesday's makeup game against River View. He came on in relief in the fourth inning and a half-inning later, hit a three-run home run to put the Wolves ahead.

The Goldendale baseball team, picking up where they left off on March 13 against the River View Panthers, battled back to take the lead in Tuesday's makeup game, and held on late for a 13-12 win in eight innings.

Trailing 3-1 in the top of the third with the bases loaded and nobody out to start the game, the Panthers plated two runs in the inning to go up 5-1.

Goldendale struck for two runs in the bottom of the third, and an inning later, senior Dylan Denning put the Wolves up 8-6 with a three run home run.

He also, on the pitching mound, struck out a pair and retired the side in order in the top of the fifth and the Wolves led 8-6 before River View retook the lead with three runs in the sixth. They added three more runs in the seventh, and led 12-9 going into the bottom of the seventh.

Down three in the bottom of the seventh, Goldendale tied it up, forcing extra innings, and after holding River View scoreless in the eighth, walked off with a run in the bottom half of the inning to win the game.


The Timberwolves had a hard time with the always tough Naches Rangers on Saturday, dropping both games of the doubleheader 14-1 and 8-0 in Naches.

The Rangers finished third at last year's SCAC District Tournament and advanced to state, but fell 2-1 in the first round to Freeman, which went on to finish third.

But the Rangers return a lot of players from last year's team, including a handful of first and second team all-leaguers from last season.

In the opener, Goldendale faced pitcher Evan DeVolue, who was a second team all-league player last season. He made it tough for Goldendale to generate offense, and struck out eight of the first nine Goldendale batters.

Senior Jacob Bischoff broke up the no-hit bid with a leadoff double in the top of the fourth inning and senior Alex Mains singled shortly after, but Goldendale couldn't get much more going in Naches.

Bischoff and senior Dylan Denning accounted for both of Goldendale's hits in the second game.

Last Tuesday

The Timberwolves took on former SCAC West team White Swan in a nonconference matchup last Tuesday in Goldendale, sweeping the Cougars with a balance of good hitting and good pitching.

Jaryd Cline

Senior Blake Best drives a single into right field during Tuesday's makeup game against River View.

Goldendale took the opener 14-0 before picking up the sweep with a 20-2 win in the nightcap in a game where many of the younger Timberwolves were able to pick up some at-bats and play a couple innings in the field.

Up next

After their makeup game against River View, the Timberwolves have just one day off before returning to the field.

They host the Columbia (White Salmon) High Bruins for one game on Thursday with first pitch set for 3:30 p.m.

After that, they are back on the road for two games against Columbia Burbank, of the SCAC East, next Tuesday starting at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.


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