QUILCENE — Quilcene starting pitcher Bailey Kieffer picked up where she left off from last season, pitching a five-inning, complete-game 3-hitter to lead the Rangers to an 11-1 nonleague victory over the La Conner Braves in their season opener.
Kieffer gave up zero earned runs and struck out 11 to record the win Friday.
The Quilcene bats got things started right away in the first inning. Abby Weller singled, and after a Madison Coffee RBI sacrifice, Sydney Brown hit a two-run, two-out single to put the Rangers up 4-0.
Weller tripled and Erin Macedo doubled in the second inning, leading to three more runs.
“I appreciate our team’s toughness in the terrible conditions both in today’s game, and about everyday in practice,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said.
“As far as performance goes, Bailey was outstanding, Erin and Abby hit the ball hard, and we will continue to improve.”
The Rangers (1-0) host Darrington on Tuesday.
Quilcene 11, La Conner 1, 5 innings
La Conner 0 0 0 0 1 — 1 3 3
Quilcene 4 3 2 2 X — 11 10 1
WP: Bailey Kieffer
Quilcene — Kieffer 5 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 11 K.
Quilcene — Abby Weller 3-4, 2 3B, 3 R; Erin Macedo 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI; Madison Coffee: 2-2, 2 RBI; Sydney Brown: 1-2, 2RBI; Alexis Gray 1-2.
South Kitsap 3, Port Angeles 2
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders scratched out two late runs and headed to the top of final inning with the lead, but couldn’t hold on for a nonleague win against the Class 4A Wolves.
“[We] had a two-run lead going into the top of the last inning but an error, walk and two hits provided all the runs that SK needed to secure the come-from-behind victory,” Port Angeles coach Randy Steinman said of Thursday’s game.
Steinman described the game as “a pitching duel between the two aces that came down to the final innings.” He said both teams played solid for this early in the season.
Port Angeles starter Nizhoni Wheeler went the distance, allowing three hits and two walks, while striking out 11.
South Kitsap’s Statia Cermak allowed four hits and four walks in her seven innings of work, striking out 11.
South Kitsap 3, Port Angeles 2
South Kitsap 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 — 3 3 2
Port Angeles 0 0 0 0 1 1 0— 2 4 3
WP: S. Cemak LP: N. Wheeler
South Kitsap — Cemak 7 IP, 4 H, 11 K, 4 BB.
Port Angeles — Wheeler 7 IP, 3 H, 11 K, 2 BB.
Port Angeles — Steinman 1-4, Robinson 1-4, Howell 1-4, Wheeler 1-2, BB.
PORT ANGELES — Friday’s contest between the Riders and Rams was was canceled due to rain after the third inning with Port Angeles up 13-1.
Nikaila Price hit a grand slam home run.
Baseball Sequim 14, Coupeville 5
COUPEVILLE — Five Sequim Wolves pitchers combined on a season-opening win over the Coupeville Wolves.
Gavin Velarde picked up the win after allowing no runs on two hits and a walk in two innings pitched. Velarde recorded two strikeouts.
James Thayer, Ian Miller, Rudy Whitehead and Johnnie Young also saw time on the mound for Sequim.
The Wolves held a 9-0 lead against its Olympic League 1A Division opponents after four innings.
Justin Porter had four hits, scored three runs and drove in two runs for Sequim.
Young doubled twice and had three RBIs for the Wolves. James Grubb totaled three hits and four RBIs and Velarde was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI.
Jared Thomas recorded two hits and walked for Sequim.
The Wolves (1-0) visit Klahowya on Monday.
Sequim 14, Coupeville 5
Sequim 0 3 0 6 0 2 3 — 14 18 2
Coupeville 0 0 0 4 0 0 0— 5 7 3
WP: Gavin Velarde
Sequim — Velarde 2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, BB, 2 K; Thayer 1.2 IP, 2 H, 4 R, 2 ER, 3 BB, 4 K; Ian Miller 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, K; Rudy Whitehead 1 IP, H, 0 R; Young 1 IP, 0 H, BB.
Sequim — Justin Porter 4-4 3 R, 2 RBI; James Grubb 3-5, 4 RBI; Johnnie Young 2-5, 2 2B, 3 RBI; Gavin Velarde 2-4, 2 R, RBI; Ian Miller 2-3, RBI, R; Jared Thomas 2-2 BB, RBI.
Boys Soccer Kingston 1, Port Angeles 0, 2 OT
PORT ANGELES — The Buccaneers edged the Roughriders in overtime on a controversial penalty kick call in the final minute of the second sudden death overtime period.
“It was as tough as a loss gets for [us] to come away with no points after battling for 89 minutes against last year’s league champion Buccaneers,” Port Angeles coach Chris Saari said.
“[We] played our best game of the year overall, and looked a lot more solid defensively.”
Port Angeles midfielder Ben Schneider hit the post in the first overtime period only to have the ball bounce wide of the goal and off the post.
Both teams had good chances throughout the match but neither were able to score.
Kingston put a lot of pressure on the Riders throughout the match with cornerkicks, freekicks and long-range shots and crosses. Port Angeles absorbed the pressure with the help of strong play from junior goalkeeper Lorenzo De la Torre and center backs Hollund Bailey and Andrew Borde.
The Buccaneers possessed the ball slightly more than the Riders did throughout the match in a 60/40 ratio. Kingston outshot Port Angeles 12-8.
Saari named Schneider as his offensive player of the match, and praised Hollund Bailey, De La Torre and Borde for their play defensively.
Port Angeles (0-1-0, 1-2-0) visits Bremerton on Tuesday.
Sequim 5, Fife 5
SEQUIM — Sequim roared back from three goals down in the final 25 minutes to force a nonleague tie against Fife 5-5.
Liam Harris scored three goals and had an assist in the game to give him seven goals and 16 points (seven goals, two assists) already in just two games.
The Wolves had to come from behind twice in the match. They fell behind to the Trojans 2-0 on two quick goals from Omar Carrillo (fifth minute) and Ruben Acevedo (2oth minute). The Wolves came right back with a goal by Addison Berg in the 29th minute, with an assist to Harris. Then Harris scored two minutes later to make it 2-2.
Carrillo scored again in the 38th minute to make it 3-2 for Fife. Fife tacked on another goal right at the beginning of the second half, then Bryan Flores scored again for Fife in the 48th minute to give the Trojans a commanding 5-2 lead.
Sequim’s second comeback began with a Harris goal on a Josiah Urquia assist in the 52nd minute. Harris scored again in the 54th minute, again on a crossing pass from Urquia to make it 5-4.
Evan James tied the game for Sequim in the final minute after an Urquia pass to Harris deep into Fife’s territory. Harris got tangled up with Fife’s goalie, and James was able to find the ball and kick it
in the for dramatic come-from-behind tie.
Coach Dave Brasher gave the player of the game award to Rudy Franco for his defensive work.
Sequim (1-0-1), which has 16 goals in two games, next plays at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday against North Mason.
Boys Golf Sequim 153, Bremerton 217
SEQUIM — Paul Jacobsen, Blake Wiker and Andrew Van der Berg tied for medalist honors with 1-over-par rounds of 37 for the Wolves on the front nine at Cedars at Dungeness on Thursday.
Josiah Carter also scored for Sequim with a round of 42.
The Wolves (1-0) visit Olympic on Monday.
Port Angeles 190, Kingston 193, North Kitsap 214
KINGSTON — The Roughriders scored a dual-match victory over the Buccaneers and Vikings on Kingston and North Kitsap’s home course, White Horse Golf and Country Club, on Thursday.
Logan Kovalenko earned medalist honors for Port Angeles with a nine-hole round of seven-over par 43.
“Logan earned his role of captain of the golf team,” coach Gil Stockton said.
Mathew Locke finished in a tie for second overall with a score of 46 for the Riders (2-0).
Cameron Fouts (50) and Parker Elias (51) also contributed for Port Angeles.
“For the guys to win as visitors on a very tough course for their first match [of the season] gives a good boost to their confidence and recognition of the hard work they have put in under tough conditions up here in Port Angeles,” Stockton said.
Port Angeles hosts Port Townsend on Tuesday.
Klahowya 192, Chimacum 205
BREMERTON — Logan Storm’s round of eight-over par 44 led the Cowboys in a losing effort on the front nine of the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club on Thursday. Nate Miller shot a 49, Aidan Hartnett added a 53 and Joseph Kithcart a 59 for Chimacum (1-1).
The Cowboys will host Port Angeles on Thursday.
Girls Golf Horner cards par
BREMERTON — Chimacum girls golfers Delana Horner and Lacey Bishop competed on the front nine of the Cascade Course at Gold Mountain Golf Club on Thursday.
Horner shot a personal-best round of 62, while Bishop fired a 70.
“I couldn’t be more excited for Delana who had her first par on hole No. 3, then followed that up by hitting the green in two on No. 4 and three-putting for a bogey.
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