PREP SPORTS: Port Angeles baseball, softball earn shutout wins; other area reports
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Port Angeles' Cara Cristion, left, bunts in front of Klahowya catcher Amanda Schultz during the Riders 11-0 win at Dry Creek Elementary School
Port Angeles' Hannah Little swings her racquet during her doubles match with teammate McKenna Thompson.
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It was also the second straight errorless game for the Roughriders and the second consecutive day that Carly Gouge was perfect at the plate.
Gouge was 3 for 3 against the Eagles on Wednesday, which follows a 4 for 4 game Tuesday in a 16-0 win over North Kitsap.
Gouge had an inside-the-park home run against Klahowya (0-4) and drove in three runs.
Catcher Tori Kuch had two hits and two RBIs for Port Angeles, Karley Bowen was 2 for 2 with an RBI and Ashlee Reid doubled.
Cara Cristion went the distance on the mound, holding the Eagles to one hit and striking out five.
Port Angeles moves to 4-0 in Olympic League play (4-2 overall) to keep pace at the top of the standings with Sequim (5-0, 7-1) and Bremerton (4-0, 5-0).
Port Angeles 11, Klahowya 0
Klahowya 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 2
Port Angeles 2 1 0 8 x — 11 10 0
WP- Cristion; LP- Moore
Klahowya: Moore 4 IP; Schultz IP.
Port Angeles: Cristion 5 IP, H, 5 K, 2 BB.
Klahowya: Salo, 1-3.
Port Angeles: Gouge 3-3, HR, 3 RBI; Kuch 2-3, 2 RBI; Reid 1-2, 2B; Bowen 2-2, RBI.
North Kitsap 3
QUILCENE — For the second time this week, the Class 1B Rangers hosted a 2A Olympic League varsity team and won.
Quilcene opened with a four-run first inning, including and RBI single by Megan Weller.
In the next inning a two-run triple by Sammy Rae made it 7-0 and the Rangers never looked back.
The Vikings scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning on a triple by shortstop Emma Keller to make it 11-3, but Taylor Burnston and Sammy Rae both scored for Quilcene in the bottom of the inning on past balls to put the mercy rule into effect.
“Definitely our best effort of the season,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said after Wednesday’s game. “These girls know how to win.”
Rae pitched all five innings for the Rangers, striking out six and allowing five hits.
Allison Jones was 3 for 4 at the plate with three runs and an RBI, while Weller went 1 for 2 with three runs and an RBI. Rae finished with two hits, two runs and drove in three.
Fielding errors again plagued the Rangers in fifth inning; all three errors came in successive at bats, but a base-running error ended the threat for the Vikings.
“We need to clean up our mistakes on defense,” Thompson said.
“I am somewhat surprised we are making so many errors because we have been great in practice.”
The Rangers previously beat Klahowya, another Olympic League team, on Monday, 7-6.
Quilcene travels to Sequim today for a doubleheader with the Sequim JV team.
Quilcene 13, North Kitsap 3 (5 innings)
North Kitsap 0 0 0 0 3 — 3 5 3
Quilcene 4 3 4 0 2 — 13 6 3
Quilcene: Rae 5 IP, 2 ER, 5 H, 6 K.
Quilcene: Jones 3-4, 3 R, RBI; Weller 1-2, 3 R, RBI; Rae 2-4, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI.
Port Angeles 3, Klahowya 0
PORT ANGELES — Sophomore Travis Paynter earned the win for the second day in a row as the Roughriders blanked the Eagles in Olympic League play.
Paynter and Ryan Mudd combined to hold Klahowya (1-3, 2-4) to three hits, all singles.
“It was really a pitcher’s duel all game,” Port Angeles coach Vic Reykdal said of Wednesday’s game.
“Travis and Mudd helped out on the hill. They probably pitched the best they have all year.”
The Riders managed four hits, also all singles, including and RBI by Jordan Shepherd.
Paynter and Mudd were backed up by solid fielding as Port Angeles had an error-free performance.
Reykdal was particularly pleased with the defense of junior shortstop Logan Ciaciuch, who charged a slow roller to get the Riders out of an inning and pulled off a double play by himself.
“Ciaciuch is playing well at shortstop,” Reykdal said.
Port Angeles (2-2, 2-3) plays its fourth game in four days today when it hosts rival Sequim (4-1, 6-1) at Civic Field at 4:15 p.m.
Port Angeles 3, Klahowya 0
Klahowya 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 3 3
Port Angeles 1 0 0 2 0 0 x — 3 4 0
WP- Paynter; LP- Gotchall; S- Mudd
Klahowya: Gotchall 5 2/3 IP, 4 H, 4 BB, 5 K, ER; Kitts 1/3 IP, K.
Port Angeles: Paynter 4 IP, 2 H, 2 BB, 2 K, 0 ER; Mudd 3 IP, H, BB, 4 K.
Port Angeles: Ciaciuch 1-3, Mudd 1-3, Shepherd 1-3, RBI; Boyer 1-3.
Vashon 19, Chimacum 5
CHIMACUM — The Pirates had four innings of four or more runs to rout the Cowboys in Nisqually League action.
Ryan Bernheisel had four hits and drove in three runs for Vashon.
For Chimacum, Tracyn Anderson doubled, stole a base and scored and Travis Stiles had a hit and two RBIs.
The Cowboys (0-4, 0-7) host Eatonville today.
Vashon 19, Chimacum 5
Vashon 2 0 4 0 4 4 5 — 19 13 0
Chimacum 1 0 0 2 2 0 0 — 5 4 2
WP- Lacina; LP- Dotson
Vashon: Lacina 4 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, 5 BB, 6 K; Stoppel 3 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 BB, 3 K.
Chimacum: Dotson 4 2/3 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 7 BB, 2 K; Shaw 1/3 IP, 3 H, 3 ER, BB; Vaughan 1/3 IP, 0 H, ER, 2 BB; Morris 1 2/3 IP, 5 H, 7 ER, 2 BB.
Vashon: Bernheisel 4-5, 3 RBI; Myer 2-5, 3 R, 3 RBI; Schoenberg 2-3, R, RBI.
Chimacum: Anderson 1-3, 2B, R, SB; Dotson 1-3, SB; Pape-Uphoff 1-3; Stiles 1-2, 2 RBI.
Olympic 5, Port Angeles 2
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders fell to the Trojans in a nonleague match.
Port Angeles’ wins came from two of its doubles teams.
No. 2 tandem Jessica Zhu and Audrey Little won 6-1, 6-3, while No. 3 team Khaya Elliott and Lydia Cornelson won 7-6 (7-4), 6-2.
No. 1 doubles McKenna Thompson and Hannah Little 6-2, 5-7, 6-7 (2-7) and No. 4 doubles Madi Drew and Maria Soule 6-7 (4-7) 6-1, 3-6 both lost in three sets.
Other loses for the Riders were in the singles matches. No. 1 Callie Peet fell to Annemarie Herbert 2-6, 1-6; No. 2 Audra Perrizo was defeated by Melina Johnson 0-6, 0-6; and Emily Basden lost to Sofia Larson 4-6, 1-6 in the No. 3 singles match.
Port Angeles (0-1, 1-2) hosts Chimacum/Port Townsend (1-2) today at 4 p.m.
The Riders get another shot at Olympic (2-0) on Wednesday.
Chimacum/Port Townsend 5, Klahowya 2
CHIMACUM — Chimacum/Port Townsend won its first match of the season.
Olivia Baird won the No. 3 singles match for Chimacum/Port Townsend, which swept the doubles matches.
Sarah Allen and Rachel Malai defeated Natalie Boyle and Alison Burchett 6-0, 6-0; Vy Nguyen and Casi Rowland beat Natalie Zimmer and Sydney Jackson 6-1, 6-1; Holly Taylor and Sophia Thurston topped Britney Johnson and Sarrah Ackerman 6-1, 6-0; and Sarah McEdwards and Hannah Craighead defeated Bekah Bell and Jenna Lakes 6-1, 6-0.
Sequim 4, Bremerton 3
BREMERTON — The Wolves maintained their undefeated season record by edging the Knights.
Bremerton swept the singles matches, but Sequim took all four of the doubles contests.
Melanie Guan and Karen Chan topped Merissa Delazerda and Sierra Williams 6-0, 6-0; Cheyenne Sokkoppa and Irene Ponce bested Samantha Long and Amy Liu 6-4, 6-0; McKenzie Gale and Alina Moeller defeated Celyna Dorsett and Makayla Nelson 6-2, 6-4; and Kaley Wake and Kaihley Cassal beat Sophie Beringer and Marianne Adican 6-2, 6-3.
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