By Pierre LaBossiere
and Michael Carman
Peninsula Daily News
QUILCENE — The Quilcene Rangers wrapped up their eighth straight SeaTac 1B softball championship, rolling for 50 runs in a pair of wins over Evergreen Lutheran and Rainier Christian.
The Rangers beat Evergreen Lutheran 30-5 on Wednesday and then clinched the league title Friday with a 20-6 win over second-place Rainier Christian.
“Offensively, we’re seeing the ball really well,” said coach Mark Thompson.
That Rainier Christian game was a little more competitive than it looks. The Rangers blew up for 10 runs in the first inning, but the Mustangs were hitting the ball, too, early. They scored five runs in the second inning and got the bases loaded in the fourth inning. The Rangers’ Kayla Ward came in to pitch in relief with two outs in the inning and got the Rangers out of the bind with a quick out.
“Bases loaded, they [Rainier Christian] could’ve turned it into a slugfest,” said Thompson. Ward ended up pitching a scoreless inning and a third.
At the plate, Sidney Brown had a monster game, going 4 for 4 with a double and five RBIs. Her sister Gina went 3 for 4 with a double and two RBIs. Erin Macedo was 2 for 3 with a triple and four RBIs, while Pearl Munn was 2 for 3 with a triple and two RBIs and Allie Speer was 2 for 3 with a double and an RBI. Madison Coffey also scored three runs.
The Rangers’ win over Evergreen Lutheran was the second game this year that they have scored over 30 runs.
Quilcene again blew up quickly, scoring 12 runs in the the first inning. The Rangers ended the game with 18 hits and 15 walks.
A trio of Quilcene pitchers gave up just two hits. Brittney Beukes pitched three innings, giving up just one run, while Ward pitched the fourth inning and Natalie Coffey the fifth.
“[Beukes] keeps getting better every time we roll her out there,” Thomspon said.
At the plate, Beukes was 2 for 3 with three RBIs, while Katie Love was 2 for 4 with a triple and three RBIs, Macedo was 2 for 2 with two RBIs, Natalie Coffey was 2 for 2 with a double and Lauren McCarthy was 2 for 3 with an RBI.
The Rangers (6-0, 10-4) play at the Port Angeles JV at 4 p.m. Monday. They return to league with a home doubleheader Wednesday against Muckleshoot. If the Rangers can sweep that doubleheader, it will be their eighth-straight year of going undefeated in the SeaTac 1B League.
Quilcene 20, Rainier Christian 6
RC 1 5 0 0 0 — 6 7 3
Quilcene 10 1 6 3 x — 20 15 2
Quilcene — Beukes 3.2IP, 7K; Ward 1.2IP.
Quilcene — S. Brown 4-4 2B, 5RBI; G. Brown 3-4, 2B, 2RBI; Munn 2-3, 3B, 2RBI; Speer 2-3, 2B, RBI; Macedo 2-3, 3B, 4RBI; M. Coffey 1-2, 3R.
Quilcene 30, Evergreen Luth. 5
Quilcene 12 5 8 1 4 — 5 2 8
EL 0 0 1 4 0 — 30 18 3
Quilcene — Beukes 3IP, Ward 1P, N. Coffey 1IP
Quilcene — N. Coffey 2-2, 2B; Macedo 2-2, 2RBI; McCarthy 2-3, RBI; Love 2-4, 3B, 3RBI; M. Coffey 1-2, 2RBI.
Port Angeles 17, Kingston 0
KINGSTON — The Roughriders scored 17 runs on 17 hits and pitchers Callie Hall and Hope O’Connor combined on a five-inning one hitter as Port Angeles swamped the Buccaneers.
“Excellent pitching from Callie and Hope,” Riders coach Randy Steinman said.
Erin Edwards led Port Angeles’ potent offensive attack in the Riders’ 46th consecutive Olympic League win.
“Erin Edwards had an incredible day at the plate,” Steinman said. “She was 3 for 3, hit a towering 235-foot home run and had 7 RBIs.
Port Angeles (11-0, 16-1) hosts Kingston for senior night Wednesday.
Port Angeles 17, Kingston 0
PA 2 7 3 5 0 — 17 17 0
KING 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 2
Port Angeles — Hall 3IP, H, BB, 3K; O’Connor 2IP, 2K.
Port Angeles — Edwards 3-3, HR, 2R, 7RBI; Gray 2-4, 2B, R, 2RBI; Hall 1-2, 3B, R, 2RBI; Stensgard 2-2, BB, 2R, RBI; Robinson 1-2, 3BB, 2R; Steinman 1-2, HB, 2R, RBI; Politika 1-1, BB, R, RBI; Folden 2-2, R; Cargo 2-2, 3B, 2R, RBI; Roening 1-2.
Hoquiam 2, Forks 0
[Editor’s Note: The Columbia-White Salmon game has been moved up to 4 p.m.]
HOQUIAM — The Forks soccer boys still claim a share of the Evergreen 1A League, but with a 2-0 loss on the road against Hoquaim, they lose the No. 1 playoff seed out of the league.
Forks, playing without its starting goalkeeper Gabriel Terrones, lost its first match of the year against Hoquiam, which also claimed a share of the league title with the win.
Forks and Hoquiam both finish in league 5-1, and they split two matches against each other by the same exact margin of victory. The No. 1 and No. 2 seed tiebreaker came down margin of victory over the third-place team Elma. Forks outscored Elma 6-1 in two victories, while Hoquiam outcored the Eagles 8-1 in two wins.
Hoquiam gets a first-round playoff bye, while Forks (5-1, 10-1-1) will begin the postseason with a home game at 4 p.m. Tuesday against the No. 3 seed out of the Trico League Columbia-White Salmon (9-2-1, 10-4-1).
Columbia-White Salmon scores a lot of goals, but Forks coach Joe Morton said that might be a bit misleading because there are a couple of really weak teams in the Trico League (Stevenson and Castle Rock combined to go 2-23-2). Columbia-White Salmon beat those two teams in four matches by a combined score of 48-1.
Hoquiam beat the Bruins early this season by a score of 2-0. The Spartans expect to have Terrones back for their playoff game Tuesday. If Forks wins, the Spartans play again Thursday at Montesano High School against United.
This was one of the most successful years in Forks’ boys soccer in a long time, and Morton said the team’s success is just beginning. Not only are the Spartans a very young team with 12 sophomores and freshmen, there are some strong players coming up from Storm King.
“The next year to two years, everyone better watch out for us,” Morton said.
Port Angeles splits matches
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders split a pair of matches, defeating North Mason 6-1 and falling to North Kitsap 6-1.
Port Angeles coach Stephanie Gochnour named Hanna Brown as player of the match for her 7-5, 6-2 win against North Kitsap’s Jackie Marshall.
The Riders (6-9) will play in the Olympic League Tennis Championships at North Kitsap on Wednesday.
Port Angeles 6, North Mason 1
No. 1: Summer Olsen (PA) def. Makinna Sjonsby (NM) 6-2, 6-0.
No. 2: Hailey Horton (PA) def. Kailey Green (NM) 6-4 6-3.
No. 3: Emily Metzler (PA) def. Hailey Thomas (NM) 6-0, 6-1.
No. 1: Astrid Lindbergh/Elmira Morozova (NM) def. Camryn Mason/Casandra Shamp (PA) 6-3, 6-4.
No. 2: Jocelyn Reifenstahl/Madison Saiz (PA) def. Terry Johnson/Izzy Alverts (NM) 6-1, 6-4.
No. 3: Paulina Crawford/Kailey Droz (PA) def. Bre Gaschel/Allie Harlow (NM) 6-0, 6-4.
No. 4: Hanna Brown/Emily Rygaard (PA) def. Tessia Wing/Julie Kessler (NM) 6-2, 6-2.
North Kitsap 6, Port Angeles 1
No. 1: Anna Branchal (NK) def. Jocelyn Reifenstahl (PA) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2: Hanna Brown (PA) def. Jackie Marshall (NK) 7-5 6-2.
No. 3: Geneva Newell (NK) def. Kyla Tagg (PA) 6-0, 6-2.
No. 1: Ami Barreith/Noel Barreith (NK) def. Summer Olsen/Hailey Horton (PA) 6-3, 7-5.
No. 2: Riley Rabaedeaux/Grace Hansen (NK) def. Saige Hefton/Camryn Mason (PA) 6-3, 6-4.
No. 3: Jessica Raper/Rachel Griffel (NK) def. Emily Metzler/Casandra Shamp (PA) 6-4, 6-2.
No. 4: Jamison Jacobson/Kyra Paladino (NK) def. Paulina Crawford/Lum Fu (PA) 1-6, 6-1, 6-1.
Sequim 6, Olympic 1
SEQUIM — The Wolves wrapped up a second-place finish in the Olympic League with a win over the Trojans.
Sequim coach Mark Textor named No. 3 singles player Tea Gauthun and Arlene Law, a member of the No. 3 doubles team, as his players of the match.
Gauthun won 6-3, 6-1 in her match, while Law and Amanda He earned a 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 tiebreaker victory.
Sequim (13-2) will play in the Olympic League Tennis Championships at North Kitsap on Wednesday.
Sequim 6, Olympic 1
No. 1: Isabelle Hugoniot (O) def. Marissa Nemeth (S) 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2: Olivia Preston (S) def. Ryliegh Barrett (O) 6-0, 7-5.
No. 3: Tea Gauthun (S) def. Alexia Valenzuela (O) 6-3, 6-1.
No. 1: Kalli Wiker/Jessica Dietzman (S) def. Brooklyn Haro/Sydney Troy (O) 6-4, 6-1.
No. 2: Ashley Rosales/McKenna Hastings (S) def. Emry Bohlmann/Sarah Ann Polsio (O) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 3: Arlene Law/Amanda He (S) def. DJ Cherry/Kaylani Kiley (O) 6-2, 2-6, 10-6.
No. 4: Emily Bundy/Eden Johnson (S) def. Jemina Estepa/Gina Estepa (O) 6-2, 6-1.