FORKS — The Forks baseball team got 11 strikeouts from pitcher Parker Browning, a home run from Reece Blattner and solid defense from shortstop Chance Wilson to beat Elma 10-2 for the Spartans second Evergreen 1A League win.
Browning struck out the first seven batters he faced and went 6 1/3 innings in Tuesday’s game. Brett Moody came in to close out the game.
“Our team worked incredibly well together. Everything was clicking, both our offense and defense,” said coach Jason Richard.
Richard said Wilson turned a double play and went deep in the hole a couple of times to make solid plays, helping to keep Elma’s offense in check.
With the win, Forks (2-4, 2-8) joins Tenino and Hoquiam with two wins in Evergreen 1A play, though the Spartans trail in the loss column.
Forks had another game scheduled Wednesday against Elma that was rained out, though the Spartans may try to make that game up today. The Spartans next host Hoquiam at 4 p.m Friday.
Boys Soccer Kingston 1, Port Angeles 0
KINGSTON — The Roughriders fell into a tie for third place in the Olympic League 2A Division after a tough 1-0 loss on the road against the second-place Buccaneers.
The lone goal in Tuesday’s game was on a penalty kick in the 38th minute by Kingston’s Brady Vernick.
Riders goalie Lorenzo DeLaTorre kept Port Angeles in the match all night with 12 saves. Coach Chris Saari named DeLaTorre and Andrew Borde his defensive players of the game.
Port Angeles (4-3, 7-4) is tied for third with Sequim, a game-and-a-half behind Kingston (North Kitsap is cruising to a league title at 8-0). The Riders have a league match at 6:45 p.m. today against Bremerton at Civic Field.
Forks 1, Hoquiam 0
FORKS — The Spartans shut out the previously unbeaten and unscored-upon Grizzlies 1-0 at home to remain in the thick of the race in the Evergreen 1A League.
“I couldn’t tell you the last time we beat Hoquiam,” said coach Joe Morton. “Our defense is top-notch, we just can’t generate goals.”
The win puts Forks at 2-2 in the Evergreen 1A League, one game behind first-place Montesano. Hoquiam and Elma are a half game ahead of Forks at 2-1.
“I hope we’re on an upswing and keep winning games,” Morton said.
Morton gives much of the credit to his team’s shutout to centerback defender Miguel Ramirez.
“He had an outstanding game as usual,” Morton said. He said goalkeep Gabriel Terrones also had some good saves on Hoquiam breakaways.
Forks scored the lone goal of the game on a penalty kick in the first half by Hugo Sandoval. “He sliced it right in,” Morton said.
Forks (2-2, 4-6) next plays at Elma at 4 p.m today in a critical game. Elma beat Forks 2-1 earlier this season.
Girls Softball Olympic 9, Sequim 1
SEQUIM — The Wolves botched a chance to move into a tie for second place in the Olympic League 2A Division in a 9-1 loss to the Trojans.
Olympic is now all alone in second place after Tuesday’s win.
“Cold bats and mistakes at the wrong time gave the Wolves their third league loss,” said coach Tim Lusk. Shelby Jones led the Wolves with two hits, but she picked up the loss on the mount.
The Wolves (3-3, 4-6) were supposed to play North Mason Wednesday, but that game was rained out. Their next scheduled game is at North Kitsap at 4:15 p.m. Friday.
Girls Tennis North Kitsap 6, Port Angeles 1
POULSBO — North Kitsap defeated Port Angeles 6-1 in a road meet for the Roughriders.
Hailey Horton won her singles’ match against the Vikings’ Tori Carver 3-6, 6-2, 6-3.
North Kitsap 6, Port Angeles 1
No. 1: Danya Wallis (NK) def. Summer Olsen (PA) 6-0, 6-0
No. 2: Hailey Horton (PA) def. Tori Carver 3-6, 6-2, 6-3
No. 3: Geneva Newell (NK) def. Kailey Droz (PA) 6-1, 6-3.
No. 1: Stine Nielsen/Flynn Hibbs (NK) def. Hanna Brown/Saige Hefton (PA) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2: Skyler Schmidt/Eunie Moran (NK) def. Jocelyn Reifenstahl/Paulina Crawford (PA) 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3: Miranda Castillo/Briana Ryan (NK) def. Brielle Halberg/Emily Metzler (PA) 6-1, 6-3.
No 4: Ami Barreith/Noey Barreith (NK) def. No. 4 Preeetha Patel/Madison Saiz (PA) vs. 6-4, 0-6, 2-6.
Boys Golf Sequim 304, Chimacum 419
SEQUIM — The Wolves got three scores in the 70s, including a pair of par scores to beat Chimacum 304-419, as Sequim remained undefeated in Olympic League play.
Blake Wiker and Andrew Vonderberg both shot 72 at Cedars at Dungeness, while Paul Jacobsen shot a 78 and Josiah Carter an 82. Liam Payne and Jarrett Allen both carded solid rounds of 86, but they were not counted for the team score.
Logan Storm had the best round for Chimacum at 86, while Nate Miller posted a 96, Joey Kithcart 116 and Sean Storey 121. Brayden Yingling shot a 129 and Gabe Van Camp came in with a 132.
Sequim (7-0) next plays at 3 p.m. today at Port Townsend. Chimacum (2-4, 2-5) hosts Bremerton at 3 p.m. today.
Port Angeles 381, Klahowya 389
PORT ANGELES — The Roughrider boys edged out a close Olympic League win over Klawhowya at the Peninsula Golf Club 381-389.
Klahowya’s Garett Betzing had the low round of the day with a 90, but Port Angeles’ Parker Elias was just one stroke behind at 91. Mathew Locke and Logan Kovalenko also each shot a solid 93. Klahowya’s third-best score was 102, so the Riders’ third-place score was the big difference.
Port Angeles’ Cameron Fouts also shot a 104.
Port Angeles (4-3, 4-4) next plays at North Mason at 3 p.m. today.
Girls Golf Sequim 177, Chimacum 270
SEQUIM — Sarah Shea led the Wolves to a win with a personal-best 1-under-par 35 at Cedars at Dungeness.
Alex McMenamin was second with a 36 for Sequim, while Samantha Smith posted a 48 and Maddie Withrow a 58.
Angela Currilo-Burge and Cristina Hoesel were just behind Withrow, with rounds of 59 and 60, respectively.
Klahowya 234, Port Angeles 241
PORT ANGELES — The Eagles claimed a close victory in a nine-hole match at Peninsula Golf Club on Tuesday.
Aeverie Politika led the Roughriders with a round of 58. Olivia Due was next with a 60 for Port Angeles, Gillian Elofson posted a 61 and Tana Hiigel had a 62.
Kat Strack earned medalist honors with a round of 53 for Klahowya.
The Riders (2-5) host Shelton, Capital and Klahowya in the girls version of the annual Duke Streeter Invitational at 1 p.m. Friday.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.