Spartan Elizabeth Soto steals second during the second game of a double header won by Forks 6 to 0.  Covering is Ilwaco short stop Justyce Patana.  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREP SOFTBALL, BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Spartan girls begin season with pair of sweeps; Forks baseball 3-0

FORKS — A young group of Forks Spartans is taking the Class 2B Pacific League by storm after two doubleheader softball sweeps this week.

Forks dusted South Bend 15-1 and 16-4 and hooked the Ilwaco Fishermen 16-3 and 6-0 at home in Beaver on Thursday.

The Spartans (4-0) have been playing without injured senior Kray Horton and juniors Aspen Rondeau and Nicole Winger, all returners from Forks’ run to the Class 1A state semifinals in 2019.

Forks coach Traci Kratzer said freshmen Keira Johnson and Kaidence Rigby have done well in their spots in the lineup.

Against Ilwaco, Chloe Leverington pitched three innings in each game and also helped herself out at the plate with a couple of big blasts.

“Chloe Leverington, besides pitching great, she hit two home runs against Ilwaco,” Kratzer said. Leverington had a home run and a double in Game 1 and added her second home run in Game 2.

Kyrissa Duncan had a big triple and Kadie Wood and Elizabeth Soto had solid pitching performances in relief of Leverington.

“Kadie Wood has been a very, very solid player all around. She has a good attitude and is really upbeat,” Kratzer said.

Annika Leverington and Kyra Neel each had doubles in Game 1, while Colbie Rancourt had a triple. In Game 2, Soto hit a double while Kyrisa Duncan had a triple.

The Spartans host Raymond in a doubleheader Tuesday.

Port Angeles 7, Bainbridge 0

PORT ANGELES — Teagan Clark tossed a complete-game shutout as the Riders blanked the 3A Spartans.

“Teagan Clark pitched a gem going all seven innings and allowing 0 runs,” coach Randy Steinman said. “She struck out nine and gave up zero walks. She had complete control of all her pitches and received outstanding defense from her teammates. Natalie Robinson made a diving catch in left field and Emi Halberg used her speed to make an amazing catch in right/center.”

Port Angeles wasn’t quiet at the plate either, as Zoe Smithson’s two-run home run put the Riders up by four in the fourth and Natalie Robinson’s bases-loaded double in the fifth inning pushed the Port Angeles lead to seven.

Jada Cargo-Acosta was 2 for 3 with two RBIs and Ava Brenkman went 2 for 4 with a run.

“The Riders’ seniors of Jada Cargo-Acosta and Ave Brenkman continue to be leaders at the plate and on the field,” Steinman said.

Port Angeles (5-0) visits North Kitsap on Friday, taking a week off for Easter break.

Port Angeles 7, Bainbridge 0

Bain. 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 5 4

PA 1 0 1 2 3 0 x — 7 8 1

WP: Clark


Port Angeles — Clark 7 IP, 5 H, 9 K, 0 BB, 0 R.


Port Angeles — Smithson 2-3, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI, BB, 2 SB; Cargo-Acosta 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, SF; Brenkman 2-4 R; Robinson 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SB; Halberg 1-1, 2 R.


Forks 12, Raymond 2

RAYMOND — Forks got six RBIs from Hayden Baker on two-bases loaded doubles and the duo of Logan Olson and Trey Baysinger combined for a three-hitter in a 12-2 win over Raymond.

The Spartans have started the season 3-0 and have outscored their opponents 40-3.

Baker hit one base-clearing double in the second inning then his second in the fifth to blow the game open.

Carter Windle also had a double and two runs scored while Raymond Davis was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI and Dalton Kilmer was 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBIs. Tyler Wood had two hits.

On the mound, Olson went five innings, striking out 12 and giving up just two hits and no earned runs. Baysinger came in to pitch the sixth and gave up no earned runs and allowed one hit with a strikeout and a walk.

Forks (3-0) next plays at home at 3 p.m. Tuesday against Ocosta.

Forks 12, Raymond 2

Forks 0 5 0 0 3 4 x — 12 9 2

Ray. 0 0 0 0 0 2 x — 2 3 4

WP: Olson LP: Gunderson


Forks — Olson 5 IP, 2 H, 12 K, 0 BB, 0 R; Baysinger 1 IP, H, K, BB, 2 R.

Ray. — Gunderson 4 IP, 5 H, 5 ER, 7 K, 5 BB; Stephens 2 IP, 4 H, 4 ER, 3 K, 5 BB.


Forks — Baker 2-4, 2 2B, 6 RBIs, Kilmer 2-5 2 R, 3 RBI; Wood 2-5 R, Davis 2-3, 2 R, RBI, BB, SB; Rancourt 0-2, 2 R, 2 BB, 2 K; Windle 1-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 BB, SB.

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