BASEBALL: Wilder takes first at tournament
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Wilder starting pitcher Travis Paynter hurls a pitch during Wilder’s 5-2 win in the opening game of the Global Sports Authority State Tournament at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. Paynter pitched a complete-game four-hitter.
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Wilder catcher Eathen Boyer attempts to block a ball that first hit the dirt.

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First Game
Wilder 5, ESC Tigers 2

ESC 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 4 2

Wilder 0 0 4 0 1 0 x — 5 7 1

WP- Paynter

Pitching Statistics

Wilder: Paynter 7 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 5 K.

Hitting Statistics

Wilder: Wright 2-3, RBI; Johnston 1-1, 2B; Bates 1-2, 2B, 2 R; Gochnour 1-3, RBI; Crawford 0-1, R, RBI; Rhodefer 1-2, R, RBI; Mudd 0-1, RBI.

Second Game
Wilder 14, North Kitsap 3 (5 innings)

Wilder 5 3 1 1 4 — 14 14 1

North Kitsap 1 0 0 0 2 — 3 5 4

Pitching Statistics

Wilder: Bradley 2 1/3 IP, 0 H, R, 4 BB, K; Grubb 1 2/3 IP, H, BB, 2 K; Mudd IP, 4 H, 2 R, K.

Hitting Statistics

Wilder: Boyer 3-4, R, 5 RBI; Wright 2-2, 3B; 2 BB, 4 R, RBI; Chapman 2-3, 2 R; Bates 2-4, 2 R; Withrow 1-3, 2 RBI; Gochnour 1-3, 2 RBI; Konopaski 2-4, 2B, 2 R; Shepherd 1-1, 2B, R.

Third Game
Seattle Braves 9, Wilder 3

Braves 2 0 2 2 1 1 1 — 9 9 1

Wilder 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 — 3 7 5

LP- Shepherd

Pitching Statistics

Wilder: Shepherd 4 IP, 4 H, 6 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 6 K; Konopaski 2 2/3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, ER, 2 BB, 3 K; Crawford 1/3 IP 0 H.

Hitting Statistics

Wilder: Shepherd 2-2, 2 R; Mudd 0-1, 2 RBI; Rhodefer 1-2, R; Hurn 1-2, RBI; Konopaski 1-2; Wright 1-2; Chapman 1-2.

Championship Game
Wilder 7, North Kitsap 1

North Kitsap 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 1 2 2

Wilder 1 0 0 5 0 1 x — 7 9 0

WP- Johnston

Pitching Statistics

Wilder: Johnston 7 IP, 2 H, R, 2 BB, 10 K.

Hitting Statistics

Wilder: Chapman 2-2, R; Boyer 1-3, R, 2 RBI; Gochnour 1-1, RBI; Konopaski 1-3; Wright 1-3, R; Johnson 1-3, R; Grubb 1-1, R; Shepherd 1-1, R; Crawford 0-1, RBI; Paynter 0-2, R.
BREMERTON — Wilder Baseball took home another first-place trophy after winning the Global Sports Authority State Tournament at Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

The Wilder senior team went 3-1 during the weekend tournament, including a 7-1 win over North Kitsap in the championship game.

Wilder ace Nick Johnston shut down North Kitsap in the title game allowing only two hits and one run while striking out 10 in seven innings.

“Nick pitched really well in the championship game,” Wilder coach Mike Politika said.

Eathen Boyer drove in two runs and scored another to back up Johnston, and Larsson Chapman added two hits and a run.

Johnston, Brady Konopaski, Brett Wright, James Grubb, Jordan Shepherd and Tanner Gochnour also had hits for Wilder in the championship game.

Wright, who missed Wilder's last game while playing at the All-State game in Yakima, carried a hot bat in his return to the lineup.

Wright was 6 for 10 in the tournament with a triple, five runs and two RBIs.

He was the lone Wilder player with multiple hits, with two, in the tournament opening 5-2 win over ESC Tigers.

Travis Paynter tossed a complete game to earn the victory while striking out five and giving up only four hits in seven innings on the mound.

Johnston and Dusty Bates each doubled for Wilder. Bates added two runs.

In the second game, Wilder pounded out 14 hits in a 14-3 thrashing of North Kitsap in five innings.

Eathen Boyer had three of those hits and drove in five runs.

Wright was 2 for 2 with two walks, a triple and four runs.

Konopaski had two hits, including a double, and scored twice.

Gochnour and Zach Withrow each drove in two runs, and Chapman and Bates scored two runs apiece, and Shepherd doubled in his only at-bat.

Curan Bradley, Grubb and Ryan Mudd combined to hold North Kitsap to five hits and three runs.

Including the two wins at the Global Sports Authority tournament, Wilder defeated North Kitsap three times in seven days by a combined score of 33-5.

Wilder's only loss of the weekend came in its third game Saturday when the Seattle Braves won 9-3.

With its two wins earlier in the day, Wilder had secured a spot in Sunday's championship game, so Politika took advantage of a tournament rule that allowed a team to bat its entire lineup, if they so choose.

Shepherd had two hits and scored two runs for Wilder. Mudd drove in two runs and Evan Hurn brought in the other.

He took the loss on the mound, scattering four hits over four innings and allowing six runs. However, only two of those runs were earned as Wilder committed five errors in the game.

Wilder (12-3) also took first at the Aaron Foote Memorial in Hoquiam earlier this month.

The area team hosts Castle Rock for a three-game series this weekend at Civic Field, with two games on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m., and one Sunday at noon.

The Wilder junior team plays at the Anacortes Wood Bat Invitational on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Last modified: June 23. 2014 6:22PM
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