Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News                                Quilcene’s Erin Macedo, left, was safe at first as Forks second baseman Myah Rondeau throws to first baseman Natalie Lausche during the first softball game played on the artificial turf at Spartan Stadium in Forks.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Quilcene’s Erin Macedo, left, was safe at first as Forks second baseman Myah Rondeau throws to first baseman Natalie Lausche during the first softball game played on the artificial turf at Spartan Stadium in Forks.

PREP SPORTS ROUNDUP: Forks tops Quilcene on turf at Spartan Stadium

By Michael Carman

and Pierre LaBossiere

Peninsula Daily News

FORKS — Forks knocked off Quilcene 10-2 in five innings in the first softball game played on the artificial turf at Spartan Stadium.

The school purchased a temporary fence and bases for the turf field in a bid to get more games in out on the wet West End.

Spartans coach Dennis Dean said it was his team’s first time playing on the field as afternoon practice times are reserved for the boys soccer and coed track and field teams.

“They loved fielding the ball,” Dean said. “The turf offers a nice true bounce. We are hoping that if we work out a few kinks that we can play there more often because we get so many rainouts.”

Dean said there were some issues with the pitcher’s mound and a rug placed behind the plate for the catcher.

“They are making us throw down a little rug for the catcher and the catchers didn’t like that because every time they would move for a foul ball or to make a play it would move with them,” he said.

As for the game, Natalie Lausche led the way at the plate and in the field, going 2 for 2 with a pair of doubles and turning an unassisted double play at first base.

“Natalie was our player of the game,” Dean said. “She had two nice doubles and made a double play by catching a line drive hit at her and stepping right back on the bag to double up the runner.”

Britney Dean tossed seven strikeouts in four innings, walking four and allowing two runs on a couple of errors and no hits.

Chloe Leverington came in and pitched the fifth inning, striking out two while allowing a hit and a walk.

Natalie Lausche was 2 for 2 with 2 doubles and Myah Rondeau had a ground-rule double for two RBIs

The team also played a JV game with Quilcene with the Spartans winning 8-6 in five innings.

Bailee Kratzer earned the win on the mound and Lynzee Jaksha hit a two-run shot down the right-field line and played well at third base, according to Dean.

Port Angeles 16, North Mason 3

BELFAIR — Three was the magic number for the Roughriders in an Olympic League win over the Bulldogs on Friday.

Port Angeles hit three home runs, picked up three-hit games from Olivia Nevaril and Ella Holland and pitchers Hope O’Connor and Holland each went three innings on the mound in the victory.

“[We] hit the ball hard and had eight extra-base hits,” Riders coach Randy Steinman said. “Hope and Ella were hitting their spots all game.”

Nevaril had two doubles and drove in a pair of runs, while Holland scored three times and stole two bases.

The home runs came on three-run shots by Erin Edwards and Lucah Folden and a two-run homer by Madi Roening.

O’Connor doubled and scored three runs while Brennan Gray doubled, scored twice and drove in a run.

Port Angeles (3-0, 5-1) visits North Kitsap (1-1, 4-2) on Wednesday, April 11.

Port Angeles 16, North Mason 3, 6 innings

PA 0 8 0 1 1 6— 16 15 2

NM 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 3 5 3

WP: O’Connor

Pitching

Port Angeles — O’Connor 3 IP, 3R, 5H, BB, 3K; Holland 3 IP, 3BB, 5K.

Hitting

Port Angeles — Nevaril 3-3, 2 2B, R, 2RBI; Holland 3-4, 3R, 2 SB; Robinson 1-3, 2 SB; Steinman 1-3, 2B, BB, 2R, RBI; Edwards 1-3, HR, 2R, 3RBI; Gray 2-4, 2B, 2R, RBI; O’Connor 2-3, 2B, 2R; Folden 1-2, R, HR, 3RBI; Roening 1-2, R, HR, 2RBI.

Sequim 12 Kingston 1, 5 innings

KINGSTON — Jayla Julmist and Latisha Robideau led the Wolves’ offensive attack with two hits apiece, half of Sequim’s eight-hit output, in a five-inning win over the Buccaneers.

The Wolves staked starting pitcher Shelby Jones to a six-run lead after the top of the first.

Jones allowed one run in the bottom of the frame, but threw three straight shutout innings, striking out five and allowing four hits, before giving way to Isabelle Dennis who pitched the fifth.

Sequim (2-0, 2-5) will host North Kitsap (1-1, 4-2) on Tuesday, April 10.

Boys Soccer Sequim 8, Bremerton 1

BREMERTON — Sequim’s Ryan Tolberd scored four goals and had an assist as the Wolves blasted a shorthanded Bremerton squad 8-1 entering spring break.

Liam Harris added a pair of goals and an assist for the Wolves and Hayuk Minano had a pair of assists.

Mike McAleer also had a goal on a header off a cross by Adrian Funston and Reid Parker had his first goal for the Wolves.

Addison Berg added an assist for Sequim. The Wolves’ Navy Thomas-Brenske, Nick Janikic and Liam Stevenson all played goal.

The victory leaves the Wolves with 12 points in the Olympic League 2A Division, right behind Port Angeles with 13 points.

Sequim (4-2, 5-2-1) takes a week off then play Port Angeles (4-2, 6-2) Saturday at Sigmar Field at Peninsula College in a friendly match that will not count in the league standings.

Boys Golf Port Angeles 195, Port Townsend 234

PORT TOWNSEND — The Riders’ Mathew Locke shot an 8-over-par 43 to lead Port Angeles to a win over the Redhawks at Port Townsend Golf Club.

Cameron Fouts was second for the Riders with a 46 and Derek Sparks (52) and Nate Drake (54) also contributed to the Port Angeles tally.

Jacob Madison led Port Townsend with a 47, while Caleb Johnson (52), Chris Durham (65) and Braxton Bowman (70) also competed.

Port Angeles (2-2) hosts Kingston on Wednesday, April 11.

Girls Golf Port Angeles 239, Port Townsend 269

PORT TOWNSEND — Gillian Elofson led the Riders with a nine-hole round of 50 to a win over the Redhawks at Port Townsend Golf Club.

Kathryn McMahan was second with a 57 for Port Angeles, and Aliyah Johnston (65), Melissa Olson and Erin Fraser (67) each added to the Riders’ total.

Port Townsend’s lone girls golfer Mackenzie Lake shot a 59.

Port Angeles (2-2) hosts Kingston on Wednesday, April 11.

Port Townsend (0-4) visits Chimacum on Monday, April 9.

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