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Quilcene's Sammy Rae blasts a two-run home run during the Rangers' 10-0 victory in game 1 of a doubleheader with Highland Christian. Rae also threw her third no-hitter of the season in the game. Quilcene won the second game 9-3.
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Forks first baseman Hailey Engeseth tags Wishkah Valley's Brittany Fry on an attempted pick off play during the second game of a doubleheader at Tillicum Park in Forks. Wishkah Valley won the first game 9-7 and Forks took the nightcap 6-5.
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The Rangers swept the Knights in a doubleheader led by ace Sammy Rae, who pitched a no-hitter and blasted a home run in a 10-0 win in the first game.
Quilcene won the second game 9-3.
Both games went five innings.
The Rangers will host the two-game, three-team Bi-District tournament Friday.
Quilcene faces the winner between Highland Christian and Evergreen Lutheran, which begins at 12:30 p.m., in the winner-to-state, loser-out championship game at 3 p.m.
The Rangers swept the season series with the Eagles, which included two no-hitters by Rae.
On Tuesday, Rae shut down Highland Christian in the opener with 12 strikeouts to notch her third no-hitter of the season.
The game was scoreless until the second inning when Rangers plated two runs in the third inning to take a 2-0 lead.
Allison Jones woke up the Quilcene bats in the fourth inning with a three-run home run, the first of her high school career.
A couple of batters later, Rae hit her eighth homer of the season, a two-run shot that followed Megan Weller’s single.
Rae’s slugging percentage on the season is 1.500.
“Obviously I would like to see our offense get started a little earlier in the game, but overall we played pretty well,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said.
Jones finished with four RBIs and Weller, Celsea Hughes and Katie Bailey drove in a run apiece.
The second game allowed the Rangers to play their entire roster.
Weller picked up her third win of the season and Bailey Kieffer pitched the last two innings to earn the save.
Feasting mostly on walks and wild pitches, the Rangers managed nine runs on only three hits, one of them an two-run homer by Emily Ward in the fourth inning.
Ward had two hits and Allie Speer had the other for Quilcene.
The Rangers close out the regular season with a 17-1 record.
Quilcene 10, Highland Christian 0
Highland Christian 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 0 1
Quilcene 0 0 2 8 x — 10 9 0
WP- Rae (13-0)
Quilcene: 5 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, 12 K.
Quilcene: Rae 2-3, HR, 2 RBI; Jones 1-2, HR, 4 RBI; Weller 2-2, RBI; Hughes 1-2, RBI; Bailey 1-1, RBI; Kieffer 1-3; Johnson 1-1.
Quilcene 9, Highland Christian 3
Highland Christian 2 0 1 0 0 — 3 3 3
Quilcene 3 0 3 3 x — 9 3 3
WP- Weller, SV- Kieffer
Quilcene: Weller 3 IP; Kieffer 2 IP.
Quilcene: Ward 2-2, HR, 2 RBI; Speer 1-2.
Forks 7, 6,
Wishkah Valley 9, 5
FORKS — The Spartans concluded their season with a thrilling 6-5 extra-inning win over the Loggers.
Forks’ Alex Henderson homered with one out in the bottom of eighth to break a 5-5 tie.
Henderson also tripled, and the Spartans piled up seven hits in the win.
Sarah Adams struck out 12 batters to notch the win.
Wishkah Valley won the opener 9-7.
Forks again had seven hits, including a double by Halle Palmer.
Hailey Engeseth fanned five batters on the mound for the Spartans.
It was senior night for Forks, which bid farewell to catcher Courtnie Paul, third baseman Emily Klahn and left fielder Tabetha Brock.
“They have shown strong skills, gutsy performance and amazing leadership all year,” Spartans coach Chelsey Davis said.
PT, Chimacum qualify two
BREMERTON — The Redskins and Cowboys each qualified two golfers at the 1A Tri-District boys tournament held on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club.
The Class 1A state tournament will be held at Lake Spanaway Golf Course next Wednesday and Thursday.
Chimacum junior Jack Hilt shot an 8-over-par 80 Tuesday to finish in a tie for seventh place in the 69-player event, in which the top 32 placers qualified for state.
“It was nice to see Jack make it,” Cowboys head coach Mitch Black said.
“He had come close two years in a row at districts, missing state by a stroke or two each time, and I think it was kind of hard on him.
“This year he showed more maturity in his game and kind of cruised in.”
Chimacum sophomore Chris Bainbridge made it to state by posting an 88. He had qualified for the Tri-District tourney after firing a career-best 81 at the sub-district event last week.
“This is his first season and he shot that 81 in qualifying and I don’t think he’s broken 90 all year, so really encouraging results from him,” Black said.
Chimacum sophomore James Porter and home-schooler Marcus Bufford finished two strokes from qualifying after each shot 93.
Port Townsend freshman Patrick Morton finished 11th after posting an 82 to qualify for state.
Morton will be joined at state by teammate Zack Glover, a junior, who finished 14th after shooting an 84.
Port Townsend’s Jack Bishop (94), Keegan Khile (95) and Austin Khile (115) all missed the cut.
Priest first at West Central District
BREMERTON — Sequim’s Travis Priest finished first after shooting 79 at the 2A West Central District Tournament at Gold Mountain’s Olympic Course
Port Angeles’ Mason Jackson made state with a round of 86 Tuesday and teammate Austin Peterson qualified with an 87.
Priest will join Sequim teammates Jack Shea and Jesse Francis, while Jackson and Peterson will team with fellow Port Angeles golfers Alex Atwell, Micah Needham at the 2A state tournament at Chambers Bay in University Place next Wednesday and Thursday.
Shea, Francis, Atwell and Needham all qualified for state last week at the Olympic League tournament.
Alex Brown shot 92 and missed the cut at districts for the Riders.
Sequim’s Price is state alternate
BREMERTON — Sequim’s Kailee Price will serve as a state alternate to the girls tournament after shooting a 101 at the Cascade Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club.
Price’s teammate Brianna Kettel missed state after shooting a 115.
Also missing the cut were Port Angeles’ Kate Haworth, who shot a 106, and Chloe Brown, who shot 117.
Dana Fox of Port Angeles and Alex McMenamin of Sequim both qualified for state at the Olympic League meet last week.
The Class 2A girls tourney is set for the Classic Golf Club in Spanaway next Wednesday and Thursday.
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