SEQUIM — East Jefferson came back from a 4-1 hole early to beat Sequim 9-8 on a run in the seventh inning to pick up the team’s first win of the year.
The game featured 22 stolen bases as both teams were aggressive on the basepaths. East Jefferson had 12 stolen bases while the Wolves had 10.
“We were stealing as much as we could,” said East Jefferson coach Bob Eldridge. “We knew we had to manufacture runs.”
East Jefferson starter Hunter Cerna had 12 strikeouts in 5⅔ innings and gave up just two earned runs. Tyler Stout picked up the win with an inning of work, striking out two, while Marcus Ritch got the final Sequim out, another strikeout, to collect the save.
“It was a good game. I was happy with them,” Eldridge said. “We overcame some mistakes.”
East Jefferson only had five hits but also had five walks and was helped by seven errors from the young Wolves team.
Sequim got out to a 4-1 lead with an RBI single by Toppy Robideau the big blow in the inning.
East Jefferson finally grabbed the lead in the fifth with three runs to make it 8-6. Sequim tied it 8-8 in the sixth inning on a steal of home by Jaxson Gray and an RBI single by Connor Bear, who went 4-for-4 on the day.
In the top of the seventh, East Jefferson got the go-ahead score when Cerna walked and moved to third on a groundout. He came in on an RBI single by Cash Holmes.
In the bottom of the seventh, Sequim got the tying run on base when Ricky Jennings walked, then stole second and third base, but Stout and Ritch combined to strike out the side to end the game.
Josiah Pennington went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI for East Jefferson. Cerna stole three bases, scored three runs and had two RBIs. Holmes had a hit and an RBI, while Owen Thornton had a hit, two stolen bases and a run scored. Ryan Popp had a hit and two stolen bases.
For the Wolves, Bear had a run scored, an RBI and two stolen bases to go with his four hits. Ayden Holland had a double and scored two runs, while Michael Grubb had a hit, two runs scored, two stolen bases and an RBI. Robideau had two RBIs.
East Jefferson (1-5) hosts Kingston (0-6) at 4 p.m. today. Sequim (1-5) plays at Port Angeles (5-2) at 4:15 p.m. today.
East Jefferson 9, Sequim 8
EJ 1 2 2 0 3 0 1 — 9 5 3
Sequim 4 2 0 0 0 2 0 — 8 8 7
WP: Stout LP: Gray SV: Ritch
EJ — Cerna 5.2 IP, 7 H, 2 ER, 12 K, 2 BB; Stout 1 IP H, R, 2 K, 2 BB; Ritch 0.1 IP, K.
Sequim — Robideau 3 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 K, 2 BB; McCracken 2 IP, H, ER, 2 K, 2 BB; Jaxson 2 IP 2 H, ER, 3 K, BB.
EJ — Pennington 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB; Cerna 0-2, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 BB, 3 SB; Thornton 1-4 R, BB, SB; Thornton 1-4, R, BB, 2 SB; Popp 1-3, 2 SB; Fair 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB.
Sequim — Bear 4-4, R, RBI, 2 SB; Grubb 1-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, 2 SB; Holland 1-3, 2B, 2 R, SB, HBP; McCracken 1-3 R, BB, 2 SB; Robideau 1-3, 2 RBI.
Port Angeles 5, Kingston 2
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders girls tennis team beat Kingston 5-2.
No. 2 singles player Emma Olsen won her match 6-1, 6-1, while No. 3 singles player Hannah Basden won her match 6-0, 6-0.
In doubles play, the team of Reagan and Eden Critchfield won 6-2, 6-2, while Kinnley Brady and Ellie Getchell won their match 6-1, 6-0. The team of Angelina Sprague and Brielle Keywood won 6-1, 6-1.
In both losses, Riders’ players went to three sets. No. 1 singles player Liberty Lauer lost 6-1, 2-6, 6-3 to Kingston’s Sierra Denning, while the doubles team of Hannah Reetz and Shannon Callahan were beaten by Ellie Bockman and Bree Jorgensen 4-6, 6-3, 6-2.
The Riders play at Klahowya today.
Olympic 6, East Jefferson 1
BREMERTON — East Jefferson’s Myka Briggs won her singles match against Olympic 6-0, 6-1.
Olympic won overall 6-1. Singles player Maddie Hess lost 6-0, 6-2, and Juniper Cervenka lost 6-2, 6-1.
In doubles play, the team of Tiffany Bell and Sophie Arnovitz lost 6-1, 6-2, Olivia Mattern and Katie Clark lost 6-0, 6-0, Caitlyn Boyd and Lily Morrison lost 6-1, 6-1, and Sophia Frank and Savannah Gallaway lost 6-0, 6-0.
Sequim 164, Crosspoint 207
SEQUIM — Sequim golfers had four boys who shot 42 or lower in a match Monday against Crosspoint.
Ben Sweet led the Wolves with a 40. Dominic Riccobene and Pryce Glasser each shot 41, and Garret Hoesel shot a 42. Joe Grasser carded a 46, while Truman Nestor shot a 48.
Crosspoint’s George Berens was the medalist with a 38.
Kiwanis 19, Leitz 0
PORT ANGELES — Kiwanis beat Leitz 19-0 in 16U girls fastpitch softball.
Kiwanis’ Josephine Edgington struck out six in three innings and went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double. Abby Kimble went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple, and Alexis Perry went 4-for-4. Savannah Boulton and Maryrose Halberg each went 2-for-2, and Caitlin Humphries, Audrey Gales and Maliah Wilson all had hits. Wilson also pitched two innings with two strikeouts.
For Leitz, Alyssa McAllister and Laniyah Moore each had hits.