SPORTS: Sequim blanks first-place Olympic in boys soccer; other prep reports
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SEQUIM — Sequim dealt the Olympic Trojans their first loss of the soccer season 2-0 Thursday night.
“We played one of our best games to date,” Wolves coach Dave Brasher said.
“We pretty much dominated the field.”
Lijah Sanford’s first goal of the season broke a scoreless tie in the 45th minute.
Omar Flores crossed Nicholas Baird’s free kick to Sanford, who headed it into the goalie.
In the 56th minute, Baird put a corner kick into the net to make it 2-0.
The Wolves held on from there, and now stand at 5-2 (15 points) on the season, a game behind Olympic (6-1, 18 points) and North Kitsap (6-1, 18 points).
Neither team scored in the first half, but Sequim outshot the Wolves 12-2 and had a goal by Mason Barrett call off due to a foul.
“We had good defense played by Sanford, Hector Baylon and Bailey Collins,” Brasher said.
“The player of the match was Nicholas Baird. He worked hard in the middle. He and Eli Berg really controlled the middle well.”
Freshman goalkeeper Austin Wagner earned the shutout with four saves, including an important one in the 21st minute.
“I’m really proud of the kids,” Brasher said.
“They earned a great spring break rest. Then we come back with three games, at North Kitsap, at Kingston and Port Angeles at home.”
Port Angeles 0
SILVERDALE — The Roughriders nearly earned their first win of the season Thursday night at Silverdale Stadium.
The game was scoreless until Chris Sargent scored for the Eagles off a corner kick in the 65th minute.
Klahowya’s offense applied pressure early in the first half, but Port Angeles coach Chris Saari said the Riders settled down and played better defense for the remainder of the match.
John Macias and Harrison Pearce split the goalkeeping duties for the Riders, each playing a half in net.
Saari said Pearce made crucial one-on-one saves that kept Port Angeles (0-7) in the game.
Pearce shared defensive player of the match honors with Tristan Isett and Hayden Kays-Erdman.
Saari named Rasmus Aadeli the offensive player of the match, and Abinet Hayden was the transition player of the match.
Following spring break, Port Angeles will host Bremerton (2-5, six points) on Monday, April 8.
Klahowya also won the JV game, 5-0.
North Kitsap 3,
Port Townsend 2
PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins had the Vikings in unfamiliar territory Thursday night, down 2-0 with seconds remaining in the first half.
But North Kitsap’s Nate Foster set up Tareg Matala Alvarez for a score right before halftime, and the Vikings (6-1, 18 points) added goals in the 63rd and 72nd minutes to take the match.
Max Meier scored Port Townsend’s two goals, in the seventh and 29th minutes, and both were assisted by Nick Silberman.
The Redskins (3-4, nine points) have the week off before playing at Kingston on Monday, April 8.
With their win and Olympic’s loss to Sequim, the Vikings move into a tie for first place in the Olympic League.
Montesano 12, 17,
Forks 0, 0
FORKS — Two bad innings by the Spartans turned close games into blowouts, and Forks dropped a pair of games to the SWL-Evergreen Division’s top team on Thursday.
In the first game, Spartans senior pitcher Troy Johnson battled Bulldogs ace Layne Bruner, who has signed to play at Washington State next year, inning for inning.
Johnson allowed just one run through five innings, but then Montesano’s bats when wild to the tune of 11 runs, giving the Bulldogs a 12-0 win in six innings.
Javier Contreras had Forks’ only hit in the game.
The second game of the doubleheader had a similar story, a solid pitching outing undone by a huge sixth inning by the Bulldogs and minimal support form the Spartans bats.
Mark Jacobson kept Forks within striking distance until a 12-run sixth turned a 5-0 game into a 17-0 rout.
The Spartans managed to scratch out three hits, with singles from Jacobson, Ollie Sampson and Mitchell Leppell.
Forks plays another doubleheader at Hoquiam on Thursday.
Montesano 12, Forks 0 (Game 1)
Montesano 1 0 0 0 0 11 — 12 9 0
Forks 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 1
Montesano 17, Forks 0 (Game 2)
Montesano 2 1 2 0 0 12 — 17 12 1
Forks 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 3 4
Forks 3, 8 innings
ELMA — The Spartans went toe to toe with the Eagles before falling in eight innings.
Forks’ Javier Contreras went seven innings on the mound and gave up only three runs.
Mitchell Leppell was 3 for 4 at the plate, Reece Moody had two hits and Brett Pederson had a pair of RBI.
The Spartans had a solid defensive effort, playing error-free baseball.
Elma 4, Forks 3
Forks 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 — 3 9 0
Elma 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 — 4 8 3
Forks: Contreras 7IP, 3R.
Forks: Leppell 3-4; Moody 2-4; Pederson 2RBI.
Port Townsend 7
PORT TOWNSEND — After falling behind 9-1 on Friday, the Redskins battled back to score six runs in the fourth inning to cut the Trojans’ lead to two runs.
“I was happy with the effort at the plate,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said.
“It was encouraging to score seven runs. After we fell behind 9-1 we didn’t roll over.”
Dillon Ralls and Sean Dwyer each drove in a pair of runs and scored another for the Redskins, and Devon Courtney went 2 for 4 with an RBI, a run and a stolen base.
Port Townsend (0-6, 0-7) plays at North Mason (2-4, 5-4) on Monday before hosting Sequim (2-3, 4-3) on Tuesday.
Olympic 11, Port Townsend 7
Olympic 1 0 1 7 1 0 1 — 11 9 4
Port Townsend 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 — 7 7 2
Olympic: Ward 2-2, 2RBI; Torres 2-4, 2RBI; Matheny 2-4.
Port Townsend: Courtney 2-4, RBI, R, SB; Ralls 1-3, 2RBI, R; Dwyer 1-4, 2B, 2RBI, R; Davis 1-2; Delagarza 1-3, R; Hoffman 1-3, R; Russell 0-3, RBI.
KINGSTON — The Wolves won the battle of unbeatens by breaking a 3-3 tie with three runs in the top of the seventh inning.
Rylleigh Zbaraschuk swatted a long homer to give Sequim a 4-3 lead. Columbia Haupt and Bailey Rhodefer also scored in the inning.
Freshman Makayla Bentz pitched a complete game for the Wolves, striking out 12 and allowing only two hits and three runs.
With Kingston’s loss, Sequim (5-0, 6-0) and Port Angeles (5-0) are now the league’s only undefeated teams
The Buccaneers (4-1) and the Wolves tied for the Olympic League title in 2012. Port Angeles finished third.
Sequim next host North Mason on Tuesday, April 9, and then host the Roughriders the following day.
Sequim 6, Kingston 3
Sequim 0 1 0 0 0 2 3 — 6 6 5
Kingston 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 3 2 1
WP- Ma. Bentz; LP- Hammer
Sequim: Ma. Bentz 7IP, CG, 3R, 2ER, 12K, 2H.
Kingston: Hilse 5 1/3IP, 3ER, 3K, 2H; Hammer 1 2/3IP, 3ER, K, 4H.
Sequim: Zbaraschuk 1-4, R, HR, RBI; Besand 1-2, RBI, BB; Rhodefer 1-3, 2B, 2R.
Kingston: Black 1-3, 2B, 3RBI; Bartel 1-3, 2B, R.
Vashon 3, 5 innings
CHIMACUM — The Cowboys earned their first win of the season by destroying the Pirates on Friday afternoon.
Chimacum scored five runs in the third inning and four more in the fourth to give the Cowboys a 13-3 lead and put the mercy rule into effect.
Freshman Ryley Eldridge was stellar on the mound, fanning seven in four innings. Madeline Nordberg finished off Vashon with two strikeouts in the fifth inning.
Cydney Nelson drove in two runs and Mallori Cossell was 2 for 2 at the plate for Chimacum. Playing catcher, Cossell also threw out a potential base stealer.
Ashley Kelly had an RBI, and made a nice catch in center field.
Erin Bainbridge made four outs at second base.
Following the spring break layoff, the Cowboys (1-3) will host their Quimper Peninsula rival Port Townsend (0-6) on Monday, April 8.
Chimacum 13, Vashon 3
Vashon 1 0 2 0 0 — 3
Chimacum 1 3 5 4 x — 13
WP- Eldridge; LP- Frazier
Vashon: Frazier 4IP, 6K, 5H, 10BB.
Chimacum: Eldridge 4IP, 7K, 6H, 3BB; Nordberg IP, 2K, 0H, 2BB.
Vashon: Whitney 2-3; Frazier 2-3; Breen 2-3, 2B, RBI.
Chimacum: Cossell 2-2; Nelson 2-3, 2RBI; Snyder 1-2, Kelly RBI.
Forks 4, 10,
Port Angeles JV 2, 1
FORKS — The Spartans took a pair of games from the Roughriders JV squad on Friday.
In the opener, Port Angeles took a 2-0 lead with runs by Kerri Hinsdale in the top of the first inning and another by Genna Orr in the third.
But Forks evened the score in the bottom of the third when Sabrina Collins brought home Jillian Raben and Courtnie Paul.
The Spartans took a 3-2 lead in the fourth when Paul singled home Sassy Price.
The Riders again opened the scoring in the second game when Orr doubled home Hinsdale in the first inning.
Forks evened the score in its half of the inning after Raben doubled and scored on a hit by Paul.
Paul drove in a run and scored another in a three-run third inning that put the Spartans up 3-2.
Forks added three runs in the fifth and three more in the sixth.
Raben and Paul each scored three times in the win.
Forks 4, Port Angeles JV 2 (Game 1)
Port Angeles JV 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 2
Forks 0 0 2 1 0 0 1 — 4
Forks 10, Port Angeles JV 1 (Game 2)
Port Angeles JV 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 1
Forks 1 0 3 0 3 3 0 — 10
Port Townsend 10
PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins kept up with the Trojans in a slugfest on Friday afternoon.
Port Townsend plated four runs in the first, three in the second and two in the third, and led 9-8 after three innings.
Olympic took the lead for good with three scores in the fourth inning.
“Such a great game,” Redskins coach Heather Polizzi said.
“[We’re] really starting to figure it out.”
Junior Rose Gitelman, who was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate for Port Townsend with three doubles, was named the offensive player of the game by Polizzi.
Gen Polizzi belted a triple and pitched seven innings with four strikeouts.
Baili Shaw added two singles for the Redskins.
Sophomore catcher Mia Henderson as designated as the defensive player of the game.
Port Townsend next faces rival Chimacum on the road Monday, April 8.
Olympic 12, Port Townsend 10
Olympic 3 2 3 3 0 0 1 — 0
Port Townsend 4 3 2 0 0 1 0 — 10
Port Townsend: Polizzi 7IP, 4K, 7BB.
Team: Clark 4H, 2B, 3B; Gates 2H.
Port Townsend: Shaw 2H; Polizzi 3B.
Port Angeles 423, Olympic 449
BREMERTON — Medalist Joe Barnes sparked the Roughriders to the Olympic League victory by taking medalist honors with 75 in the first 18-hole match of the year.
Barnes shot 37 on the front nine and 38 on the back, beating runner-up Trent Ferris of Olympic by three shots.
Highly regarded Ferris finished with 38-40 — 78.
The Riders’ Garrett Payton took third with 79 while teammates Alex Atwell and Austin Underwood were fourth and fifth, respectively, with scores of 81 and 89.
Alex Brown and Micah Needham shot 101 each for the Riders.
Port Angeles 315, Olympic, inc.
BREMERTON — The Roughriders’ Dana Fox was match medalist with a score of 47 in nine holes at Rolling Hills Golf Course on Thursday.
The Trojans had only four players for the match and needed five for a team score.
Tying for fourth place for Port Angeles were Kylee Jeffers, Chloe Brown and Taylor Rutz, all with 66.
Maddie Boe and Greta Gieseke each had 70 for the Riders.
Port Angeles next plays at Peninsula Golf Club against Bremerton on April 10.
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