Spring Sports – Week 1



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 Perfect baseball weather greeted baseball fans, parents and players as the Chelan Goats opened their first home game hosting the Okanogan Bulldogs. Coach Dana Papasedero had to be pleased with the Goats efforts. His report follows:

 It was a great day for baseball Saturday, as the Goats opened their CTL season with a Double Header  against the Okanogan Bulldogs.  It was a roller coaster day, with emotions running high on both sides.

 In the first game, the Goats opened the scoring with Colt Corrigan slashing a RBI double to score a hustling Gage Estes to provide a 1 nothing lead. In the top of the second, the Bulldogs capitalized on 4 Goat errrors, scoring three unearned runs. The score remained the same until the bottom of the 5th, when the Goats erupted for 3 runs highlighted  by Bryson Darlingtons 2 RBI double, and Breckin Sporseen adding another RBI double to take the lead for good, with the Goats coming away with a hard earned 4 to 3 victory.  Sam Austin came in to pitch in the top of the third inning to  shut down the Bulldogs with 5 innings of one hit, no run, pitching to earn his first win of the season.

 Game two featured a real nail biter, with the Goats scoring first. Then had an ensuing see saw battle that included a 45 minute delay for an injured Okanogan player, two ejections for a collision at home plate ( one for each team ) , a long home run by Breckin Sporseen to left, and,  a hard hit RBI double down the left field line by freshman Drake Bird to tie the score in the bottom of the 7th to force extra innings.  From there, the Goats surrendered 4 runs in the 8th, and weren’t able to recover, giving the Bulldogs the 7-3 victory.

 Next up, more CTL action, as the Goats travel to Cashmere Saturday at 11 for another double header


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It was a nice spring day to open the Lady Goats fast pitch softball season as the Lady Goats hosted the hot Lynden Christian and Kittitas teams in non-league action. While the Lady Goats fell short in these two games, it was an opportunity for the new coach to see what she had and where she has to work to become competitive.

Both Lynden Christian and Kittitas pounded the ball giving Chelan plenty work defensively.

Chelan Goats Varsity Can’t Catch Up To Linden Christian

 Chelan Goats Varsity watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 23-6 loss to Linden Christian on Saturday. Linden Christian scored on a triple by T Bajema and a groundout by M Vanderveen in the first inning.

Chelan Goats Varsity collected five hits and Linden Christian had 22 in the high-scoring affair.

In the first inning, Linden Christian got their offense started. Linden Christian scored two runs when Bajema tripled.

Chelan Goats Varsity put up three runs in the fourth inning. Chelan Goats Varsity‘s big bats in the inning were led by a home run by Ashley Sams, a groundout by Azzia MacDonald, and a double by Ashley Oswald.

Linden Christian scored nine runs in the third inning. BajemaRe DykstraB HornstraAb JansmaK Lautabach, and K Leven each had RBIs in the frame.

Ri Dykstra got the start for Linden Christian. She lasted five innings, allowing five hits and six runs while striking out five.

Taylor Sams was on the mound for Chelan Goats Varsity. She allowed nine hits and ten runs over two innings. Leanna Garfoot threw three innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Chelan Goats Varsity collected five hits. Sierra Shively and Oswald all collected multiple hits for Chelan Goats VarsityOswald and Shively all had two hits to lead Chelan Goats Varsity.

Linden Christian tallied 22 hits. BajemaVanderveenHornstraM Vander GriendB BosmanLautabach, and Leven each had multiple hits for Linden Christian.
Bats Blistered As Chelan Goats Varsity Falls To Kittitas 24-8 in a high scoring game

 Bats were blistered on Saturday, but Chelan Goats Varsity couldn’t quite get the job done against Kittitas and lost 24-8.

The Chelan Goats Varsity struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing Kittitas, giving up 24 runs.

Chelan Goats Varsity took an early lead in the first inning. Chelan Goats Varsity scored
one run when Taylor Sams doubled.

Kittitas took the lead for good with eight runs in the third inning. In the third, a batter grounded out, scoring two runs, while another homered on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring two runs, one also singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run, and a final player from Kittitas homered on a 1-0 count, scoring three runs.

Kittitas scored 11 runs in the seventh inning. 

Leanna Garfoot was on the mound for Chelan Goats Varsity. She lasted two and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while walking one. Sams threw three and a third innings in relief out of the bullpen.  Azzia Macdonald also pitched part of an inning for the Goats.

Kittitas hit two home runs. 

Chelan Goats Varsity totaled 12 hits. Sierra Shively, Taylor Sams, and Jade Hatherell each collected multiple hits for Chelan Goats VarsitySams and Shively each collected three hits to lead Chelan Goats VarsityShively led Chelan Goats Varsity with four stolen bases, as they ran wild on the base paths with 12 stolen bases.

Kittitas racked up 17 hits in the game.



In non-league action on Saturday, March 17, the Chelan Boys continued to dominate play on the tennis court, shutting out Ephrata 5-0.

The girls won their game, but lost two matches in the singles rounds.

Following is the coaches report. The tennis team will host Quincy on Thursday, March 22 at Lake Chelan Shores.

Ephrata at Chelan (non-league)

Girls: Chelan 3, Ephrata 2
#1 Singles:  Emma McLaren (C) def Kenzie O’Donnell 6-2, 6-2
#2 Singles:  Kayla Mullings (E) def Bella Gatzemeier 6-2, 6-4
#3 Singles:  Roslyn Martin (E) def Katelyn Deal 6-2, 6-1
#1 Doubles:  Sierra Rothlisberger/Madeline Peebles (C) def Taylor Perez/Hannah Goodspeed 6-1, 6-2
#2 Doubles:  Sydney Hawkins/Abby Martin (C) def Elena Duffner/Chloe Davis 6-4, 6-4

The final match on the court was the #2 dubs match to break the 2-2 tie.  Hawkins and Martin won the first set 6-4, but were down 0-4 in set #2 before winning 6 straight to clinch the win.  The Chelan girls move to 2-0.

Boys:  Chelan 5, Ephrata 0
#1 Singles:  Micah Larson (C) def Griffin Allen 6-2, 6-0
#2 Singles:  Wyatt Habich (C) def Ryan Pugh 6-1, 2-6, 6-2
#3 Singles:  Tobin Wier (C) def Kaden Johnson 6-0, 6-0
#1 Doubles:  Alex Gavin/Tyler Higgins (C) def Joseph Qualls/Xavier Hughes 6-0, 6-0
#2 Doubles:  Eli Phelps/Steven Williams (C) def Colton Murray/Andres Ramirez 6-1, 6-1

The Chelan boys move to 3-0 on the year.

Chelan JV wins:  Isabella Evans/Madison Latter 8-6, Audrey Gilleland 6-4, Aiden Petersen/Scott Abel won twice 8-3 and 8-2

Author: allthingslakechelan

I have been a journalist, photojournalist and reporter in the Lake Chelan Valley since 1988; first with the Wenatchee World, then 15 years at the Lake Chelan Mirror and another 12 years at GoLakeChelan. Currently, I am semi-retired but can't give up the media gig which is why I started All Things Lake Chelan blog. I also have two social media platforms; allthingslakechelan/facebook and lakechelansportsandrecration/facebook. I am also a professional photographer with many credits with major outlets around the world.

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