SPORTS: Sequim Wolves start fast to beat Quilcene Rangers; other prep reports
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The Wolves broke the game open early with an 8-run second inning.
Brandon Jones led Sequim’s offense, going 3 for 4 with a double and three RBI. He also scored a run.
Ian Dennis went 2 for 4 at the plate and drove in two runs. Ross McHenry also brought in a pair of runs and drew three walks.
Austin Clement, Zack Rigg and Brendan Hudson each scored two runs for the Wolves.
Tanner Rhodefer pitched three innings to earn the win. He recorded five strikeouts and allowed one hit and no runs.
The Rangers managed just three hits, with two coming from Jacob Pleines. He also scored a run a drove in another.
A.J. Prater had Quilcene’s other hit.
Pleines took over on the mound after Sequim’s big second inning and slowed the Wolves bats for much of the remainder of the game.
He struck out five and allowed three runs (all in the sixth inning) and only three hits.
Both teams return to action Friday afternoon, when the Wolves host Port Townsend and Quilcene plays at Muckleshoot.
Sequim 12, Quilcene 4
Sequim 1 8 0 0 0 3 0 — 12 9 3
Quilcene 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 — 3 7 4
WP- Tanner Rhodefer (1-0); LP- Eli Harrison (0-1)
Sequim: Rhodefer 3 IP, 0 ER, 5 K, 1 H; Harrison IP, 0 ER, 1 R, 2 K, 1 H; Donahue IP, 0 ER, 3 R, 2 K, 1 H; Clement IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 H; Rigg IP, 0 ER, 2 K, 0 H.
Quilcene: Harrison 1 1/3 IP, 9 R, 6 ER, 1 K, 6 H; Pleines 5 2/3 IP, 3 ER, 5 K, 3 H.
Sequim: Dennis 1-3, 2 RBI; Jones 3-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI; Clement 2-5, 2 R, RBI, SB; Rigg 1-4, 2 R, RBI, SB; McHenry 1-1, 2 RBI, 3 BB.
Quilcene: Pleines 2-3, R, RBI, 2 SB; Prater 1-4, R.
North Mason 8,
BELFAIR — The 1A Cowboys opened the season with a close loss to the 2A Bulldogs on Monday.
Chimacum got on the scoreboard first with a pair of runs in the top of the first inning, but its lead disappeared when North Mason plated four runs in the third inning.
The Cowboys even the score with two runs in the fourth, and took 5-4 lead with another run in the top of the fifth.
However, three scores by the Bulldogs in their half of the fifth gave them a 7-5 lead, and a run in the sixth inning rounded out the scoring.
Mallori Cossell had a strong game at the plate for Chimacum, going 2 for 4 with two doubles and an RBI. She also had a nice grab in centerfield.
Krista Hathaway added a double and drove in a run. Megan Dukek also had a double for the Cowboys.
Defensively, Erin Bainbridge made a trio of nice place at second base, and catcher Ashley Kelley threw out a base runner trying to steal a base.
Kimber Bolin starred for the Bulldogs on the mound and at the plate.
She pitched five innings and smacked a double and drove in a pair of runs.
Chimacum is off until next Wednesday when it plays at Eatonville.
North Mason 8, Chimacum 5
Chimacum 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 — 5 7 2
North Mason 0 0 4 0 3 1 x — 8 5 3
WP- Kimber Bolin (1-0); LP- Cydney Nelson (0-1)
Chimacum: Nelson 3 IP, K, 3 BB, 3 H; Ryley Eldridge 3 IP, 5 K, 9 BB, 1 H.
North Mason: Bolin 5 IP; Cassandra Grover IP.
Chimacum: Cossell 2-4, 2 2B, RBI; Kelley 2-4; Hathaway 2B, RBI; Dukek 2B.
North Mason: Bolin 2B 2 RBI.
Port Angeles 214,
PORT ANGELES — Joey Barnes picked up where he left off last season, earning the match medalist as the Roughriders downed the Buccaneers and Peninsula Golf Club on Monday afternoon.
Barnes, the Olympic League’s top golfer in 2012, shot a 2-under 34, with two birdies and no bogeys.
Garrett Payton shot a 39 with six pars and Alex Atwell had a birdie and three pars for a 40.
“Our top three are definitely the strongest part of our team,” Port Angeles coach Mark Mitrovich said.
“We expect them to provide lots of fireworks this year.”
Also for the Riders, Trey Hoover shot a 48 and Micah Needham shot a 53.
Connor Wall had the top score for Kingston with a 40. Kyle Hamal shot a 42, Cole Coddington scored a 43.
Port Angeles hosts Port Townsend on Monday.
“We’re still working on consistency, and hopefully that will come as the season progresses,” Mitrovich said.
Central Kitsap 111,
BREMERTON — The 2A Wolves fell to 1-1 on the season with their loss to the 4A Cougars on Monday at Kitsap Golf & Country Club.
The match was played using the stableford scoring system, with the top fie scores used for the team score.
Central Kitsap’s Katie Lee had a match-best 34 points, and Krista Hodges and Matty Wolfe each had 20 points for the Cougars.
“They were a little too deep from one through six for us to handle,”
Sequim coach Garrett Smithson said.
Caitlin Stofferahn topped the Wolves with 34 points, while Maddy Fisher had a score of 20 and Elisa Sallee finished at 19 points.
Sequim (1-0 in the Olympic League) returns to league play today, hosting Bremerton at Cedars at Dungeness.
Port Angeles 300
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders narrowly dropped its season opener at Peninsula Golf Club on Monday.
Port Angeles junior Dana Fox was the match medalist with a nine-hole low score of 46.
Other leaders for the Riders were sophomore Kate Haworth with a 57 and junior Chloe Brown with a 64.
Kingston was lead by Amy Zehrung with a score of 52, and Emily Vernik shot a 54 and Dani Fox shot 55.
Port Angeles’ next match is Thursday against Klahowya at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton in nonleague action.
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