LACEY - Coming into their Pacific League baseball double header with the Naselle Comets, the league-leading Northwest Christian Navigators had only lost one game - the young Comets have yet to chalk up their first win of the season. Naselle's 10-0 and 6-4 losses dropped their league record to 0-7 and their overall record to 0-9.
Naselle coach Pete Donlon said, "We played all right against a good team. Their pitcher in the first game was as good as we have seen all year. As has happened in so many games this year, one or two bad innings cost us."
The Comets' only hint of a scoring rally came in the third when Chavez singled after the Navs had already earned an 8-0 lead. However, NHS couldn't bring him around to score, and they didn't come close to scoring again as the game was stopped by the 10-run rule at the end of five innings.
NHS did much better offensively in the time-shortened second game. The Comets actually out hit the Navs 6-5, but lost the three inning game 6-4.
Getting hits for the Comets were Chavez who was 1 for 2, Jerome Ray 1 for 1, Aoy Marion 1 for 2, with a run scored; Richard Smith 1 for 1, run scored, 2 RBIs; Wise 1 for 2, run scored, RBI; and R. Johnson 1 for 2, run scored, RBI.
NHS took a 4-2 lead but the Navs came back with four runs in the bottom of the third when the game was stopped by the time limit.
Naselle 000 00 - 0 1 3
NWC 170 3x - 10 8 0
Marion, R. Johnson (3) and Smith; F. Mattich and Pratt
Naselle 004 - 4 6 2
NWC 114 - 6 5 2
Smith, Wise (3) and R. Johnson; Heemstra and Derby