SPORTS: Paint & Carpet Barn wins softball title; First Federal wins Babe Ruth championship
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Tranco's Krysten McGuffey (7) slides safely into home plate under the tag of Paint & Carpet Barn pitcher Aeverie Politika to tie the game at 3-3. Paint & Carpet Barn won the game 13-3.

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PORT ANGELES — Paint & Carpet Barn shrugged off an early challenge to claim the Babe Ruth Major 12U softball championship with a 13-3 victory over Tranco Transmissions at Lincoln Park.

With the win Thursday, Paint & Carpet capped a perfect season with a 15-0 record.

Tranco scored one run in the first inning on a single and stolen bases by Kyrsten McGuffey.

Paint & Carpet took the lead with Emma and Summer Olsen and Jada Cargo scoring runs.

Tranco knotted the game at 3-all in the third, as McGuffey and Zoe Smithson scored, but after that it was all Paint & Carpet Barn.

Starting pitcher Aeverie Politika earned the win and also hit a home run to help her cause.

“It was tough to get on the bases with Politika pitching 13 strikeouts and only walking one,” said Tranco coach Christine Halberg.

Brooklyn Alton finished with two hits for Paint & Carpet Barn.

McGuffey leads Tranco

For Tranco, McGuffey was
2 for 3 with two stolen bases, Madi Roening was 2 for 2 with a double and Hailey Robinson doubled.

Smithson walked and stole a base for Tranco.

Tranco's defense was strong for most of the game with infielders Smithson, Camille Stensgard and Emi Halberg and McGuffey at pitcher combining to make six put outs at first base.

“Later in the game in the fourth inning, Aiesha Mathis had a great catch in left center,” Halberg said.

“This game was definitely one of our stronger defensive games against a great team with a lot of experience.

“PCB finished strong offensively and Politika definitely controlled the game. The girls had fun and that's what's important.”

First Federal 11, Local 155 1

PORT ANGELES — Pitchers Janson Pederson and Blake Mann teamed on a combined no-hitter as First Federal of Port Angeles walloped Local 155 11-1 in the Olympic Junior Babe Ruth championship at Volunteer Field on Thursday.

Cyler McBride played well at catcher for First Federal and came through at the plate, going 2 for 3, scoring three runs and driving in three more.

Mann chipped in with a 2 for 3 performance at bat, with a double, a team-high four RBIs and a run.

Pederson was 2 for 4 with three runs and an RBI.

Tyler Nickerson was 1 for 2 with two RBIs and two walks for First Federal and Ken Soule was 1 for 2 with two walks and scored three runs.

Luke Angevine allowed four runs, two earned, on two hits and two walks, with one strikeout in his two innings on the mound for Local 155.

Brady Shimko allowed seven earned runs on six hits and seven walks, while striking out two in 3 1/3 innings pitched.

Matt Hendry had a walk, a stolen base and scored Local 155's only run of the game.

First Federal 11, Local 155 1

Local 155 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 1 0 2

First Federal 2 0 3 0 2 4 — 11 8 0

WP- Pederson; LP- Angevine

Pitching Statistics

First Federal Pederson 4 IP, Mann 2 IP.

Local 155: Angevine 2 IP, 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB, K; Shimko 3 1/3 IP, 6 H, 7 ER, 7 BB, 2K.

Hitting Statistics

First Federal: Mann 2-3, 2B, R, 4 RBI; McBride 2-3, 3 R, 3 RBI; Pederson 2-4, 3 R, RBI; Nickerson 1-2, 2 BB, 2 RBI; Soule 1-2, 2 BB, 3 R.

Local 155: Hendry, BB, R, SB; Chapman 2 BB.

Last modified: June 14. 2014 5:50PM
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