Port Angeles Roughriders

PREP BASEBALL: PA beats Bainbridge second day in a row

Guttormsen, Martin combine for a 3-hitter

BAINBRIDGE — The Port Angeles baseball team remained tied for first place in the Olympic League by beating Bainbridge for the second time in two days thanks to a three-hitter from pitchers Brian Guttormsen and Brayden Martin.

Bainbridge came in to Monday’s home-and-home series against the Roughriders 9-1 in league play. The Riders beat the Spartans 5-4 on Monday at Volunteer Field and then again 3-1 on Tuesday in Bainbridge. In the two victories, Port Angeles pitching allowed a total of eight hits.

After the pair of victories, Port Angeles is now tied with North Kitsap for first in the league with both teams at 10-2.

The Riders also got big contributions from Alex Angevine, Kaleb Mullen, Jordan Shumway and Ezra Townsend.

Guttormsen started the game, going four innings and allowing three hits and no earned runs while striking out three. Martin came in to pitch in the fifth inning, going three innings, allowing no hits and striking out four.

On Monday, Port Angeles had to come from behind to win in the later innings. It was the opposite Tuesday as the Riders got two runs in the first inning after Alex Angevine hit a leadoff single. He moved around to third base and Mullen drove him in with an RBI bunt single. Townsend then hit a double for the second straight at-bat as he belted a double in the seventh inning Monday to drive in a second run.

Bainbridge led off the bottom of the first inning with a double, but Shumway threw out the Spartans’ baserunner at third base trying to stretch it to a triple.

With a two-run lead, the Riders held it the rest of the game. Shumway also hit a double and scored a run on an error in the sixth inning to give the Riders an insurance run. Angevine finished with three stolen bases and Townsend finished 2-for-3.

Port Angeles (10-2, 14-4) will likely have to sweep a home-and-home series against a solid Kingston team (6-6, 9-7) to earn a share of the Olympic League title. North Kitsap’s (10-2, 13-4) final two games this weekend are against winless Bremerton (0-12). Port Angeles hosts Kingston at 6:15 p.m. Friday at either Civic Field or Volunteer Field, then play the Bucs in Kingston on Monday.

Port Angeles 3, Bainbridge 1

PA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 3 8 1

BI 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 3 2

Pitching

Port Angeles — Guttormsen 4 IP, 3 H, 3 K; Martin 3 IP, 4 K, 0 H.

Hitting

Port Angeles — Townsend 2-3, 2B, RBI; Shumway 1-3, 2B, R; Mullen 1-4, RBI; Angevine 1-4, R, 3 SB; Romero 0-3, R, BB, SB.

Forks 26, North Beach 2

Forks 12, North Beach 0

FORKS — The Forks baseball team didn’t allow a hit in a doubleheader sweep of North Beach as they crushed the Hyaks 26-2 and 12-0.

Gunner Rogers and Kade Highfield combined for a three-inning no-hitter in the first win, while Titus Rowley pitched three innings of three-hit ball in the late game.

In game one, Bubba Hernandez hit a home run, drove in four runs and scored four. Rogers had a double and five RBIs while Aidan Salazar scored four runs.

In game two, Rowley was 2-for-3 with a triple and three RBIs, while Dylan Micheau had a double and a run scored.

Forks (7-0, 13-2) has an important doubleheader at home Monday against Ilwaco (6-0, 11-2) as both teams are tied for first atop of the Pacific 2B League. The first game begins at 3 p.m.

Forks 26, North Beach 2

NB 0 0 2 x x x x — 2 0 6

Forks 1 0 (16) x x x x — 26 12 1

Pitching

Forks — Rogers 2 IP, 5 K; Highfield IP, 2 ER.

Hitting

Forks — Hernandez 3-3, HR, 4 RBI, 4 R; Rogers 2-3, 2B, R, 5 RBI, SF; Micheau 1-2, 2 R, 4 RBI; Salazar 1-4, 4 R, RBI; Rowley 1-1, 3 R, 2 RBI; Delgado 1-1, 2 R, 2 RBI, BB; Barajas 1-2, 3 R; Hutto 1-2, 3 R, RBI, BB.

Forks 12, North Beach 0

NB 0 0 0 x x x x — 0 0 4

Forks 8 4 x x x x x — 12 4 0

Pitching

Forks — Rowley 3 IP, 6 K, 0 H

Hitting

Forks — Rowley 2-2, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI; Micheau 1-1, 2B, R; Salazar 1-2, R.

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