Sports: North Olympic stays alive with shutout win over Massachusetts team

MILLVILLE, N.J. — The North Olympic 16-U fastpitch team’s quest for a title remained intact after Thursday’s 4-0 victory over Revere, Mass., in a loser-out game at the Babe Ruth Softball 16 & Under World Series.

North Olympic secured itself at least fourth place — matching the best finish by a Peninsula team at the World Series in 2001 and ’02 — with the victory.

Right-hander Sonja Elofson was back to her precise self on the mound, scattering six hits and one walk with five strikeouts over seven innings for the complete game win — her second in as many days.

“She’s just making them put the ball in play,” head coach Warren Stevens said.

“She’s been moving the ball pretty well.”

The win sets up another loser-out game for North Olympic, this time against offensive powerhouse Lodi, Calif., at 2 p.m. today (Friday).

“They hit the ball well and make you play defense,” Stevens said of Lodi.

“You’re going to have to match that [to win].”

“If we play our best game we can play with them. We’re going to have to score.”

If North Olympic wins, it will secure another game on Friday, a third place finish at the very least and keep its championship hopes alive.

More in Sports

Forks Spartans
PREP BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Spartans crush South Bend

Forks rolled past South Bend 64-17 in a Class 2B… Continue reading

RPI: Area teams place high in initial rankings

Forks boys in a very tough Pacific 2B League

AREA SPORTS BRIEFS: State Parks Commission to meet at Fort Worden

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission will hold its… Continue reading

Seattle fires DC Ken Norton Jr.

The Seattle Seahawks have fired defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr.… Continue reading

Jolene Vaara, Sequim basketball
ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Jolene Vaara, Sequim girls basketball

Sequim’s Jolene Vaara saved her best game of the year for Olympic… Continue reading

WRESTLING: Olympic Peninsula grapplers place at Bainbridge tournament

Several wrestlers from Port Angeles, Sequim and East Jefferson placed… Continue reading

Most Read