CHIMACUM — A trio of Port Angeles pitchers fired a three-hit, 12-strikeout shutout against East Jefferson in an 8-0 Roughriders win.
John Vaara, Elijah Flodstrom and James Burkhardt combined for the three-hitter for the Riders. Vaara went two innings and struck out five while giving up no hits, while Flodstrom went three innings and struck out five while allowing one hit. Burkhardt went two innings and struck out two, allowing one hit.
At the plate, Wyatt Hall went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, three runs, an RBI and a walk, Jacob Felton went 2-for-4 with a double and a run, while Adam Watkins went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.
Vaara was 1-for-1 with two RBIs. Seth Woods also had a hit and a run scored. Ty Bradow, Kamron Meadows, Vaara all stole two bases.
For East Jefferson, Tyler Stout had two hits and pitched three scoreless innings.
Port Angeles (5-2) next plays Wednesday, hosting Sequim (1-4) at 4:15 p.m. East Jefferson (0-5) plays at Sequim at 4:15 p.m. Monday.
Sequim 3, East Jefferson 0
Sequim 3, East Jefferson 0
SEQUIM — An undermanned East Jefferson team managed to keep an unbeaten Sequim team to just three goals as the Wolves won 3-0.
“We’re focusing on tight defense,” said East Jefferson coach Robert Cantley. “[Sequim] is definitely a strong team. They have good chemistry from Storm King.”
Sequim coach Ken Garling praised East Jefferson’s defense, which held Sequim to just three goals after the Wolves scored 11 against them earlier this season.
“They played really well,” said Sequim coach Dan Garling. “They did a good job.”
Sequim was up 1-0 in the first half, but Cantley thought East Jefferson was flat. He said East Jefferson turned up its intensity in the second half and played more aggressively, but the Wolves were simply too much.
Tyler Lawson had a first-half goal for Sequim, assisted by Rafael Flores, who set him up with a crossing pass.
Gish scored in the second half on a penalty kick and Christian Mingoy scored in the 76th minute, with another assist on a cross by Flores.
Trenton Rocha and Jack Vandewege get the credit for the shutout in goal.
Cantley said Ashton Meyer-Bibbins played well for East Jefferson at left back and goalkeeper Have McMillan also played well.
“We was pretty busy. They had a lot of shots,” Cantley said. It was a marked improvement against the Wolves.
While East Jefferson is still looking for a win, it was the third match this year in which the team gave up three goals or less.
Sequim, which improved its record to 6-0, next plays Thursday, hosting Klahowya (3-2). East Jefferson (0-5) hosts Olympic (0-4) at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Kingston 3, Port Angeles 0
KINGSTON — Three quick first-half goals from Kingston were the difference in a 3-0 win by the Buccaneers over Port Angeles.
All three goals in Thursday’s came from the Bucs’ Kaden Schaefer.
“Kingston outpassed, outskilled, and used their speed well to get in behind the Rider defense. Schaefer finished well when he got his opportunities,” said Riders’ coach Chris Saari. “The Riders attack was limited for the most part.”
Saari said the Roughriders were able to keep Kingston off the board in the second half and had at least one good chance at scoring.
“Toward the end of the first half, Port Angeles had a good opportunity on a corner kick but was unable to capitalize on a close range left footed shot by Nova Raupp,” Saari said.
Saari said Sean Rankin was solid at the back, winning a lot of balls and distributing well and that Dayton Williams was the biggest offensive threat for Port Angeles, taking on players one on one, but he was unable to break through the Bucs’ defense for very many quality opportunities. He named Rankin his defensive MVP for the game and Williams and Josiah Long as his transition MVPs.
“Josiah’s work rate is always above and beyond. He flashed skills and beat several players in the first half to create some opportunities for himself in and around the Kingston penalty box,” Saari said.
Port Angeles finished with six shots to Kingston’s 20. The Riders junior varsity won 2-0.
The Riders (3-3-0) play at 6:45 p.m. Thursday against East Jefferson (0-5) at Peninsula College. Port Angeles beat East Jefferson 2-0 earlier this season.
FORKS — Forks’ Hayden Baker was named the defensive most valuable player for the Pacific League 2B football all-league selections.
Baker was also named to the league’s first-team offense as a running back.
Defensively, Baker made 55 tackles as a linebacker with 11 tackles for loss. As a running back, he gained 773 yards on 141 carries for a 5.5 yards-per-carry average.
Also making the first-team offense was Tony Hernandez-Flores at the wide receiver position. Hernandez-Flores had 11 receptions for 109 yards. He also made the first-team defense as a cornerback with 13 tackles and three interceptions.
Two Forks offensive linemen made first-team offense — Trey Baysinger and Hayden Queen. Baysinger also made first-team defensive as a defensive linemen with 32 tackles and four sacks.
Queen made first-team defense as a linebacker. He had 40 tackles and three sacks.
Making the all-league offensive second team were quarterback Carter Windle and offensive lineman Tyler Ellis.
Making the all-league defensive second team were Dalton Kilmer as a defensive back. He had three interceptions and 26 tackles. Logan Olson also made the defensive honorable mention team as a defensive back. He had 19 tackles and two interceptions.