BOARDMAN, Ore. - Freshman Taylor Entze pitched a no-hitter and sophomore Molly von Borstel fired a complete-game shutout here Tuesday as Weston-McEwen breezed to a pair of victories during the second day of Riverside's season-opening prep softball tournament.
Entze's gem came against Willamina, and the TigerScots' 10-hit offensive assualt resulted in a 9-1 victory. Von Borstel, who also saw action on the mound during a pair of tournament games on Monday, allowed three hits in Tuesday's 10-0 victory over the host Pirates.
The TigerScots finished tournament play with a 3-1 record after losing 7-2 to Clatskanie in Monday's tourney opener and then bouncing back with a 12-2 victory over the La Grande junior varsity. Von Borstel allowed eight hits and went all the way in the circle against Clatskanie and shared the pitching duties with Entze in the victory over La Grande.
"I am pleasantly surprised with the production of our two young pitchers," TigerScots coach Jeff Griggs said. "Taylor's just a freshman, and Molly didn't pitch last year as a freshman because of injuries.
"And compared to last year at this early point in the season, we generated more offense."
No fewer than 10 TigerScots contributed hits during the four games, led by von Borstel, who hit safely in every game and finished the tournament with eight hits. Morgan Entze came next with seven hits, followed by McKenzie Fuhrman with five, Natalie Arnold four, Taryn Coffman and Rilei Hill with two apiece, Taylor Entze, Christan Chase and J'Shon Thompson with two each, and Katie Schroeder with one.
The TigerScots did receive a scare in the second inning of the first game on Tuesday when catcher Morgan Entze was shaken up and had to leave the game after a collision at home plate as she attempted to score. She was removed from the game and taken to a hospital to be checked out, Griggs said.
"She came back in the second game and was walking around, but we didn't put her in," Griggs said. "There was concern about a concussion, and better safe than sorry."
Griggs said he was pleased with how Shayne Rudolph, who replaced Entze in Tuesday's first game, and Coffman, who caught the second game, handled themselves behind the plate after Entze's injury.
"The good thing is she will have some time to recover," Griggs said of his injured catcher. "We're tentatively scheduled to play Mac-Hi's junior varsity in a doubleheader Thursday in Athena, but then we don't play again until April 9 when we are at Touchet for a single game."
W-M 9, Willamina 1
Willamina 000 010 0 - 1 0 0
Weston-McEwen 600 201 x - 9 10 1
Coblentz, Milton (1) and Davis; T. Entze and M. Entze, Rudolph (3).
Hits - Willamina: none. W-M: Arnold 3, von Borstel 2, M. Entze 2, T. Entze 2, Coffman.
W-M 10, Riverside 0
Riverside 000 000 - 0 3 0
Weston-McEwen 240 112 - 10 11 0
Jimenez and Hernandez; von Borstel and Coffman.
Hits - Riverside: Hernandez, Jimenez, Mashos; W-M: Coffman 2, von Borstel 2, Chase 2, Thompson 2, M. Fuhrman, Hill, Arnold.
Clatskanie 7, W-M 2
Clatskanie 002 040 1 - 7 8 0
Weston-McEwen 100 001 0 - 2 5 4
K. Kallunk and Spendlove; von Borstel and M. Entze.
Hits - Clatskanie: Kallunk 3, Hughes, Spendlove, Strong, McArthur, Garlock; W-M: Hill, von Borstel, M. Entze 2, M. Fuhrman.
W-M 12, La Grande JV 2
Weston-McEwen 003 502 2 - 12 10 3
La Grande JV 011 000 0 - 2 5 4
von Borstel, T. Entze (4) and M. Entze; Kirkland, Carson (4) and Perrin.
Hits - W-M: von Borstel 3, M. Entze 3, M. Fuhrman 2, Hill, Schroeder; La Grande JV: Carson, Travis, Kirkland 2, Mata.