Chimacum pitcher strikes out 20 of game’s 21 batters (and he picks off the one guy who gets on base)

ORTING — Landon Cray wasn’t perfect.

But, “he was about as perfect as you can get without being perfect,” Chimacum baseball coach Jim Dunn said about his ace pitcher.

What Cray did against Orting in a Nisqually League game Thursday was something a person normally would only see in the movies.

The junior lefty two-time league MVP struck out 20 of the 21 batters he faced in the seven-inning game for the 13-0 no-hitter victory.

He fanned the first 15 batters he faced, then walked a batter in the sixth inning.

After promptly picking off the base-runner at first base, Cray (4-1) finished the game by striking out the final five batters.

“That was good to watch,” Dunn said.

Also good to watch was the performance of catcher Austin McConnell, according to Dunn.

“Landon was throwing his curves in the dirt, and Austin had a great game of picking them out of the dirt.

“There were at least three strike-three curve balls in the dirt that Austin caught.

“Austin had as good a catching game as Landon had pitching.”

The Cowboys, ranked No. 1 in state Class 1A, now is 6-0 in league and 12-1 overall.

Chimacum scored six runs in the first, one in the fourth and waited until the seventh to score six more.

“We took a few innings off,” Dunn said.

McConnell also was the top hitter, going 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs scored.

The Cowboys next will host Vashon Island on Monday.

Chimacum 13, Orting 0

Chimacum 6 0 0 1 0 0 6 ­— 13 13 0

Orting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 0 6

WP- Cray (4-1)

Pitching Statistics

Chimacum: Cray, 7IP, 0H, 0R, 20K, 1BB.

Hitting Statistics

Chimacum: McConnell, 3-5, RBI, 3R; Eldridge, 2-5, 2RBIs; Cornachione, 2-4, 2B, 2RBIs, 2R; Nordbergh, 2-4.

Softball

Chimacum 10, Orting 1

ORTING — Cydney Nelson threw a complete-game two-hitter to spark the Cowboys (3-1, 5-2) to the Nisqually League win Thursday.

Nelson (2-1) struck out four in the game.

Mallori Cossell led at the plate by going 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.

The Cowboys scored five runs in the second and five in the third.

“We played a great defensive game,” coach Mike Miller said.

“The girls are getting better all the time.”

Chimacum now will host Forks today in a nonleague doubleheader.

Chimacum 10, Orting 1

Chimacum 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 ­— 10 11 2

Orting 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 1 2 6

WP- Nelson (2-1)

Pitching Statistics

Chimacum: Nelson, 7IP, 2H, R, 4K.

Hitting Statistics

Chimacum: Cossell, 2-4, 2 2B, 2RBIs; Codero, 2-4, sac bunt; Galle, 1-4, 2RBIs; Castillo, 2-5.

Boys Soccer

Sequim 2, Klahowya 1

SILVERDALE — Nick Camporini scored a goal in the final minute of regulation to lift the Wolves to their first Olympic League win of the season Thursday.

The senior striker volleyed home a Mitch McHugh cross in the 80th minute to give Sequim a dramatic victory it absolutely needed to bolster its sagging playoff hopes.

“They were getting frustrated and we were wearing them down,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said. “I was thinking we were going to go in overtime, and one more push and we got the goal we needed.

“It was a big three points, and the kids worked hard to get it.”

Camporini assisted on the Wolves’ other goal Thursday night, centering a ball to Jerry Azanza for a header that tied the game at 1-1 12 minutes into the first half.

It took another 68 minutes for the Wolves (1-2-0, 5-5-0) to break through again, despite outshooting Klahowya 19-4.

Sequim heads to North Mason on Monday before hosting Port Townsend on Tuesday.

Sequim 2, Klahowya 1

Sequim 1 1 — 2

Klahowya 1 0 — 1

Scoring Summary

First half: 1, Klahowya, 3rd minute; 1, Sequim, Azanza (Camporini) 12th minute.

Second Half: 2, Sequim, Camporini (McHugh), 80th minute.

Port Townsend 2, North Mason 1

PORT TOWNSEND — All the goals were scored in the second half as the Redskins improved to 2-3 in the Olympic League and 4-8-1 overall with the win on Thursday.

“It was a good win for us,” Port Townsend coach Patrick Kane said.

“We move up in the standings, so we can get into the playoffs, which we’re shooting for.”

The Redskins went ahead 1-0 in the 48th minute on Nick Silverman’s goal and went ahead 2-0 in the 76th minute on a penalty kick by Vojtechk Krempek.

Louis Gitelman had the assist for Silverman’s goal.

Port Townsend next plays at Sequim on Tuesday.

Chimacum 1, Orting 1

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys scored in the 43rd minute to salvage a tie in the Nisqually League game Thursday.

Austin Hoselton scored the goal that gave the Cowbohs an 0-4-2 league mark.

Chimacum goalkeeper Austin Maples had five saves.

Orting scored first in the 22nd minute of the even game.

The Cowboys next play today at Seattle Christian in a league match.

Chimacum has to play five games in seven school days.

Boys Golf

PT 427, Kingston 475

KINGSTON — The Redskins remained undefeated with the Olympic League meet at Kingston’s White Horse Golf Course on Thursday.

Port Townsend’s Cody Piper, a sophomore, earned medalist honors by three strokes with a score of 76 in the 18-hole match.

Redskins teammate Sean Anderson was close behind with 79 while Jake Vonvolki played well with an 84, Babe Hensley and Ben Reinhart scored 94 each and Trey Ottaway finished with 106.

Connor Wall had Kingston’s top score of 86.

Girls Tennis

North Kitsap 7, Port Angeles 0

POULSBO — The Roughriders lost their second Olympic League match in as many days Thursday.

“North Kitsap has quite a few seniors and their experience paid off today,” Port Angeles coach Brian Gundersen said.

Sophomore Kyrie Reyes was named the player of the match. She took Rakshya Shaha to three sets at No. 2 singles,losing 7-6, 6-7, 6-3.

“Kyrie has been battling some injury problems but she played a fantastic match [Thursday],” Gundersen said.

The Riders next travel to Chimacum/Port Townsend today.

North Kitsap 7, Port Angeles 0

Match Report

Singles

No. 1: Sarah Farmer, NK, defeated Shayla Bohman, 6-2, 6-2

No. 2: Rakshya Shaha, NK, defeated Kyrie Reyes, 7-6, 6-7, 6-3

No. 3: Sydney Crabtree, NK, defeated Callie Peet, 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

No. 1: Kelsey Grunigen-Bryana Bohl, NK, defeated Laney Boyd-Alexis Corn, 6-0, 6-4

No. 2: Taylor Skansi-Anna Lee, NK, defeated Jordi Fickas-Danielle Rutherford, 6-1, 6-1

No. 3: Julia Hoak-Stephanie Bird, NK, defeated Kelsey Coffman-Chelsea Drake, 6-4, 6-2

No. 4: Maegan McClanahan-Talia Fromback, NK, defeated Bradi McFarlen-Lissy Moriarty, 4-6, 7-6, 7-6.

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