SOFTBALL: Forks falls to Adna in district semis; still alive for state berth

Rainier assistant coach Kayla Mounts, right, helps the umpire with the safe call at first base as Mountaineers runner Brooklyn Swenson reaches first on a wild throw. Forks first baseman Kaidence Rigby reaches for the ball in the dirt during the game played at Borst Park in Centralia, where Forks defeated Rainier 6-2 in 2B District 1/4 play. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

Rainier assistant coach Kayla Mounts, right, helps the umpire with the safe call at first base as Mountaineers runner Brooklyn Swenson reaches first on a wild throw. Forks first baseman Kaidence Rigby reaches for the ball in the dirt during the game played at Borst Park in Centralia, where Forks defeated Rainier 6-2 in 2B District 1/4 play. (Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News)

CHEHALIS — Forks couldn’t break down state powerhouse Adna in a Class 2B Southwest District 4 Softball Tournament Semifinal on Wednesday, falling 9-1 to the 10-time state champion Pirates at Fort Borst Park.

The Spartans mustered only four hits against Adna starter Ava Simms, a Kadie Wood double, two singles by Bailey Johnson and a solo home run by Chloe Gaydeski.

Simms totaled 13 strikeouts in the circle.

Lower Columbia College signee Brooklyn Losee had two home runs and went 4 for 4 with 3 RBIs and four runs scored. Simms went 2 for 4 with a home run and three RBIs and Kendall Humphrey went 2 for 4 with a triple and two RBIs to pace the Pirates.

Forks (14-6) will take on Toledo back at Fort Borst Park at 10 a.m. Saturday.

A win will send the Spartans back to the state tournament, while a loss won’t end Forks’ season.

If the Spartans lose to Toledo, they’ll play the loser between Pe Ell/Willapa Valley and Raymond/South Bend at 2 p.m. The loser of that game will be eliminated, but the winner of that contest will face Friday Harbor in a district crossover winner-to-state, loser-out game at 6 p.m.

Adna 9, Forks 1

Forks 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 1 4 2

Adna 2 0 2 2 1 2 X — 9 13 1

WP: LP: Gaydeski-St. John

Pitching

Forks — Gaydeski 6 IP, 12 H, 9 R, 5 ER, BB, 2 K.

Adna — Simms 7 IP, 4 H, R, BB, 13 K.

Hitting

Forks — B. Johnson 2-3; Wood 1-3, 2B; Gaydeski 1-3, R, RBI, HR.

Adna — B. Loose 4-4, 4 R, 3 RBI, 2 HR; Simms 2-4, R, 3 RBI, HR; K. Humphrey 2-4, R, 2 RBI, 3B.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News 
Haven Hoffman steals second base ahead of the tag of Adna’s Kendall Humphrey.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Haven Hoffman steals second base ahead of the tag of Adna’s Kendall Humphrey.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Haven Hoffman steals second base ahead of the tag of Adna’s Kendall Humphrey.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Haven Hoffman steals second base ahead of the tag of Adna’s Kendall Humphrey.

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