EAST WENATCHEE — The Eastmont High School soccer team lost to Sunnyside in double overtime on March 19. When the two teams got together for a rematch on Saturday, the Wildcats wanted to make sure that the contest wouldn’t need extra time.
They did just that, scoring four goals in the first half and adding three more in the second half to record a 7-1 win over the Grizzlies.
The win improved Eastmont’s Big Nine record to 6-3.
“The last time we played them, it was definitely a tight game,” said Wildcats coach Eric Duffey. “This time we wanted to show them a team that was improved. We showed up to play today.”
Eastmont received two goals and an assist from Carlos Cardenas, and stellar all-around play from Ivan Marmalejo, according to Duffey.
Marmalejo usually plays a forward position, but was moved to the midfield for Saturday’s game because the Wildcats were missing two of their starting midfielders. Marmalejo scored Eastmont’s second goal eight minutes into the game.
Davis 3, Wenatchee 0
Wenatchee recorded just five shots on goal and couldn’t covert any of them in a Big Nine loss to Davis.
“We didn’t play poorly,” said Panthers coach Dennis Tronson. “We just didn’t get the looks that we needed to get.”
Okanogan 2, Cascade 1
Ariel Valdovinos headed in a Fabian Rodriguez corner kick in the 42nd minute, then assisted on Eduardo Ramos’ game-winner in the 65th to help Okanogan hand Cascade its first CTL loss.
Cashmere 17-4, Chelan 0-1
Nick Tarver struck out 10 in a six-inning no hitter, plus drove in two runs on two singles for Cashmere in Game 1. Tyler McNair was 4-for-5 with four RBI, and Jake Dilly added a home run, and three RBI for the Bulldogs.
Okanogan 5-9, Cascade 6-1
TJ Gilman threw a four-hitter and struck out nine as Okanogan won the second game of a doubleheader to earn a split against host Cascade. In the opener, Cascade scored three runs each in the fourth and fifth innings and held on for the win behind a complete-game effort from pitcher Ben Smithson.
Ephrata 3-5, Quincy 2-12
Josh Snider’s two-out single in the seventh inning drove in Bryan Wulf from third base to give Ephrata a 3-2 victory in Game 1, but Jackson Hodges pitched a complete game and drove in five runs to lead Quincy to the nightcap win.
Nooksack Valley 19-2, Cashmere 0-0
Cashmere mustered just five total hits in two nonleague losses to visiting Nooksack Valley.
Cascade 9-16, Okanogan 1-5
Repeated defensive lapses by Okanogan resulted in 16 unearned Cascade runs, turning what could have been two close games into an easy sweep for the Kodiaks.
Omak 11-15, Tonasket 1-8
Omak scored in every inning but the fourth in both ends of a doubleheader sweep.
Wenatchee’s boys and girls tennis teams joined forces to take second place behind Richland in the 15-team Tri-Cities Invitational.
Wenatchee’s Clint Vidano, Nick Mandelis and Will Summers won three of the four singles divisions, and both Panthers boys doubles teams — Nathaniel Noyd and Sohail Qazi and Lucas Tilly and Robbie Osgood — were runners-up.
Only the No. 1 doubles team of Kim Willis and Eve Hansen reached the finals for the Wenatchee girls.