SPORTS: Reid’s walk-off home run propels Port Angeles softball to win; other prep reports
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Port Angeles third baseman Ashlee Reid reaches outside the baseline to tag out Olympicís Adia Roberts in the fifth inning at the Dry Creek athlethic fields in Port Angeles.
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PORT ANGELES — Ashlee Reid’s walk-off two-run homer gave Port Angeles a 6-4 Olympic League softball victory over Olympic.
Khason Politika also ripped a home run for the perfect Roughriders at Dry Creek athletic fields Tuesday.
Port Angeles, 4-0 in league, had defensive problems for the second game in a row, committing five errors and giving up four unearned runs to help the Trojans stay in the contest.
Olympic (2-2) tied the game 4-4 in the top of the seventh inning with two unearned runs.
Carly Gouge made an outstanding diving catch in short right-center field to get the Riders out of the inning.
Sarah Steinman, the starting pitcher who gave up no earned runs in five innings, opened the bottom of the seventh inning with a walk, setting the table for Reid’s walk-off home run to left field to win the game.
Politika had a clutch two-out, two-run homer in the fifth inning to give the Riders a 4-0 lead.
Cara Cristion went 2 for 3 with a run scored and Steinman was 1 of 2 with an RBI and a run scored.
Leadoff batter Maddy Hinrichs was 1 for 3, scoring a run and knocking a run in.
Raelyn Lucas went 2 for 3 at bat.
Steinman gave up just two hits in her five innings, striking out five while walking three.
Cristion picked up the win, throwing the final two innings, giving up no earned runs and four unearned runs.
The Riders next hosted Port Townsend on Wednesday, results not available by press time.
Port Angeles 6, Olympic 4
Olympic 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 ≠— 4 6 2
Port Angeles 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 — 6 8 5
WP- Cristion; LP- Bigelow
Olympic: Bigelow 6IP, 6R, 3ER, 8H, 3K, 4BB.
Port Angeles: Steinman 5IP, 0R, 2H, 5K, 3BB; Cristion 2IP, 0ER, 4R, 4H, 0K, 1BB.
Olympic: Roberts 2-3, RBI; Gorhem 2-4, R; Bird 1-4, RBI; Barry 2R.
Port Angeles: Reid 1-4, HR, 2RBI, R; Politika 1-3, HR, 2RBI, R; Steinman 1-2, RBI, R; Hinrichs 1-3, RBI, R; Cristion 2-3, R; Lucas 2-3.
Port Townsend 8
SILVERDALE — The 1A Redskins stuck with the 2A Eagles for most of the game.
Port Townsend is starting to figure out its chemistry, coach Heather Polizzi said.
“We played a tight game with Klahowya to the end,” she said.
The game was tied in the first inning but the Redskins went ahead and kept the lead until the fourth when Klahowya took the lead, 7-4.
The Redskins did not give up, though, as they came back in the top of the sixth with four more runs to take the lead by one.
Klahowya’s Madison Wood started a four-run rally in the bottom of the sixth with her fourth hit of the game to lead the Eagles to the win.
Offensive player of the game for Port Townsend was Megan Lee while defensive players of the game were pitcher Gen Polizzi and catcher Mia Henderson.
Gen Polizzi struck out five while walking three in six innings while Lee had three hits, and Rose Gitelman and Rilke Rutenbeck had two hits each.
Klahowya 11, Port Townsend 8
Port Townsend 1 3 0 0 0 4 0 ≠— 8 10 2
Klahowya 1 0 1 5 0 4 x — 11 12 4
WP- Moore; LP- Polizzi
Port Townsend: Polizzi 6IP, 5K, 3BB.
Klahowya: Moore 7IP, 5K, 4BB.
Port Townsend: Lee 3-5, Olin 2-3.
Klahowya: Wood 4-4, 3B, 2B, 4R; Shultz 2-3, 2RBI; Bailey 2-4, 2RBI; Barnes 2-2, 2RBI.
PA JV 33,
Quilcene varsity 0
PORT ANGELES — Quilcene’s top player, Sammy Rae, wasn’t available for the game as the Roughrider JV team romped in nonleague action.
Hope Wegener was the winning pitcher while Port Angeles teammates Karley Bowen went 4 for 5, scoring five runs, and Charlotte Vingo was 5 for 6, scoring four runs.
North Mason 2, Sequim 1, SO
BELFAIR — The Bulldogs (3-4-0) surprised the Wolves (4-2-0) in the Olympic League shootout game Tuesday night.
The teams were tied 0-0 at halftime and 1-all at the end of regulation and overtime.
“North Mason played a really good game, catching us off guard,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said.
“They forced us into a long-ball game, and took us into the penalty-kick shootout.”
The Wolves outshot the Bulldogs 6-2 in the scoreless first half but neither team could get the ball home.
A Nicholas Baird shot bounced off the crossbar and just missed for the Wolves.
North Mason got on the board first in the 47th minute by Miguel Sebastian.
“That was a nice shot on the right side,” Brasher said.
The goal came on a defensive breakdown by the Wolves.
Backup goalkeeper Dorian Halverson played for the Wolves when starter Austin Wagner couldn’t play because of illness.
“Halverson played an excellent game for us,” Brasher said.
“He had four nice saves, including a diving save in the 73rd minute that North Mason almost scored on.”
Sequim stayed alive with a goal in the final minute of regulation.
The play started with a Baird kick in the corner.
Cameron Chase scored on a nifty pass by Ron Welches.
The teams did went scoreless in the two 5-minute overtime periods before the Bulldogs won the shootout 5-3 for the final 2-1 score.
“They had five great shots that we really couldn’t do anything about,” Brasher said.
Junior defender Bailey Collins was named the player of the match for Sequim for playing well in back.
“Alex Oppfelt had good play off the bench and Cameron Chase played well for us also,” Brasher said.
The Wolves earned a point for the shootout loss.
“Our kids played a scrappy game,” Brasher said.
Scoring a late goal was crucial to staying in the game and picking up that important point for the standings, he added.
The Wolves next host undefeated Olympic (6-0-0) tonight at Sequim High School.
“We’re excited about that,” Brasher said.
Olympic 3, PT 2, SO
SILVERDALE — The Redskins (3-3-0) lost the shootout heartbreaker to the undefeated Trojans (6-0-0) in Olympic League action Tuesday night.
Olympic led 2-1 on halftime but the Redskins sent the game into overtime with a goal by Max Meier on an assist by Nick Silberman in the 73rd minute.
The Trojans were leading 1-0 when Carl Delaire scored for the Redskins in the 26th minute to make it a 1-1 game.
Meier had the first-half assist.
The two teams went scoreless in the sudden-death overtime periods after tying 2-all in regulation.
The Trojans outshot the Redskins 4-2 in the shootout.
North Kitsap, inc.
KINGSTON — The Wolves’ Anthony Pinza and Ty Jones tied for medalist honors with a score of 45 each on a par-36 course in the Olympic League match at White Horse Golf Club on Tuesday.
The Vikings had only four players at the match, one less than needed for a team score.
All six Sequim (3-1) players shot within one stroke of each other.
Travis Priest, Jack Shea, Jesse Francis and Alex McCracken all shot 46 each.
The top five scores are tallied for the official varsity score.
“This was a great team effort as all Sequim players beat their best opponents’ scores, and emphasizes their depth and consistency as all Sequim players were within one stroke of each other,” Sequim coach Bill Shea said.
Riley Snook shot a low 48 for North Kitsap.
The Wolves are taking next week off for spring break. Their next match will be April 11 at home against North Mason.
Events all will be 18-hole matches after spring break.
Cas. Christian 201
PORT LUDLOW — The Cowboys remained perfect in the Nisqually League at 3-0 with the victory over Cascade Christian at Port Ludlow Golf Club on Tuesday.
Chimacum’s Kevin Miller was medalist with a par-matching 36 on the Tide nine.
He was followed by teammate Riley Downs with a 38 on a pleasant spring day.
“Ludlow’s greens are smooth and fast now, some of the best around,” Chimacum coach Mitch Black said
The Cowboys’ Nathan Browning shot 40 for third place while Jack Hilt had 48 for fifth place.
James Porter was right behind with a 49.
Cascade Christian’s top golfer was David Thompson, who shot 44 for fourth place.
Chimacum’s next match is with Cedar Park Christian at Echo Falls today.
North Kitsap 270, Sequim 291
KINGSTON — The Vikings held off the Wolves in the Olympic League match at White Horse Golf Club on Tuesday.
It was the first league loss for Sequim in 2.5 seasons.
The teams played the par-36 front nine.
The Vikings had their best team score of the year in the double-par format using the top five scores out of six.
The Wolves are now 3-1 in league and 3-2-1 overall.
North Kitsap’s Anna Rees earned medalist honors with a round of 49.
Sequim’s Annika Lawrence tied for third place by shooting 54.
Other top Sequim scores were Caitlin Stofferahn with 56, Kailee Price with 58, Elisa Sallee with 60 and Maddy Fisher with 63.
The Wolves take next week off for spring break, and next will host North Mason at Cedars at Dungeness Golf Course on April 11.
North Mason 0
BELFAIR — The Wolves remained undefeated on the year and improved to 1-0 in the Olympic League and 3-0 overall.
Sweeping singles competition were Hillary Smith at No. 1, Karen Chan at No. 2 and Hannah Gauthun at No. 4.
Dominating at doubles were Melanie Guan and Anna Prorok at No. 1, Maggie Christie and Heidi Stallman at No. 2, Anna Mittman and Kortney Oen at No. 3, and Courtney Cassal and Andrea Tjemsland at No. 4.
Port Angeles 4, Bremerton 3
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders improved to 1-1 in the Olympic League with the victory.
Callie Peet started it off with a marathon win over Kyoko Kobayashi at No. 1 singles, 7-6 (7-4), 5-7, and then 10-8 in a super tie-breaker.
The reason for the super tiebreaker came after the two coaches met and decided that the girls were exhausted after 2-plus hours of play.
Port Angeles coach Stephanie Gochnour named Peet the player of the match “because of her determination, patience and tenacity against her opponent.”
The Riders captured the top two singles matches with Kyrie Reyes winning at No. 2.
Port Angeles also won at No. 1 and 3 doubles to take the match.
Winning at No. 1 were Bradi McFarlin and Hannah Little while Lydia Cornelson and Ashlyn Johnson were winners at No. 3.
The No. 4 doubles team of Khaya Elliott and Amber Almond lost a super tie-breaker 4-6, 7-6 (7-4); super tie breaker 12-14.
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