PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles boys soccer team opened the new Peninsula College soccer field in style Tuesday.
The Roughriders shut out Port Townsend 2-0 in the nonleague game that was moved from Civic Field, which still is under water, to artificial turf at the college.
Anthony Brandon had assists on both goals to spark the Riders to a 2-2-0 overall record.
Kurbankan Maimaiti, a foreign-exchange student from China, scored the only goal Port Angeles needed in the 11th minute on Brandon’s assist.
Kyle Bingham put the game away by scoring a goal in the 58th minute on a Brandon assist.
Port Angeles goalkeeper Jack Doryland, a sophomore, had seven saves and he recorded the first shutout for Port Angeles this year.
The Riders outshot the Redskins 20-10 but the outcome wasn’t determined until there was just 22 minutes left to play.
“Port Townsend hit the post a couple of times but we hit the post as well,” Port Angeles coach Chris Saari said.
“This was our best overall passing game of the year,” Saari added.
Co-offensive players of the game were Bingham and Brandon while Hayden McCartney and Joey Pohl were named the co-defensive players of the game and Ali El-Maalam and Tamrat Haskins were picked as the co-transition players of the game.
“We want to thank Peninsula College for letting us use their field,” Saari said.
“It’s a perfect field. Not a bump on it.”
The Riders next host Kingston in their first Olympic League game of the year Thursday at Peninsula College starting at 4 p.m.
Saari is hoping that work on Civic Field can be completed.
“If we can get some drier weather, we will be on Civic Field soon,” Saari said.
“Not this week but maybe next week.”
The Port Angeles JV team beat Port Townsend 3-1 at Peninsula College on Tuesday.
Chimacum 1, Life Christian 1
TACOMA — The Cowboys opened the Nisqually League with a “kiss your sister” tie with the Eagles.
Chimacum now is 0-1-1 overall and 0-0-1 in league.
Mikki Somes opened the scoring in the 50th minute for the Cowboys while the Eagles tied it up in the 65th minute.
Chimacum goalkeeper Austin Maples had three saves.
The Cowboys next play at Cascade Christian on Thursday.
North Kitsap 1, Sequim 0
SEQUIM — Despite great overall team play, the Wolves fell in a tough Olympic League matchup Tuesday.
North Kitsap only outshot Sequim nine to seven but was able to poke one home in the 55th minute for the win.
Nick Camporini and Waylon Lamb both had strong games for the Wolves.
Sequim plays Bremerton at home Thursday.
Baseball Chimacum 4, Orting 0
CHIMACUM — Landon Cray threw a three-hitter and hit two home runs as the Cowboys opened Nisqually League action with the victory Tuesday.
Chimacum improved to 4-1 on the year as Cray struck out eight in five innings, allowing just three hits but facing minimum batters by picking off two base runners on first base and picking off the third between first and second base.
He also went 3-of-4 at the plate, smacking two homers and a double while earning two RBIs.
Cray (1-0) and Austin McConnell combined for the shutout and three-hitter.
McConnell gave up no hits, walks or runs in the final two innings while fanning three.
Devin Manix went 2-of-3 with a homer and an RBI.
Lucas Dukek had a double in the game.
Despite their 4-1 record, the Cowboys are not hitting on all cylinders, coach Jim Dunn said.
“We’re not making adjustments at the plate,” he said. “But that is to be expected because it’s still early.
“I would be a little more worried if we were 0 and 5.”
The Cowboys next play at Vashon Island on Friday.
Chimacum 4, Orting 0
Orting 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 3 3
Chimacum 0 0 3 1 0 0 x — 4 7 1
WP- Cray (1-0)
Chimacum: Cray, 5IP, 8K, 3H, 0R; McConnell, 2IP, 3K, 0R, 0H.
Chimacum: Cray 3-4, 2 HR, 2B, 2 RBIs; Manix, 2-3, HR, RBI; Dukek, 2B.
Rochester 20, 9; Forks 1,0
ROCHESTER — It wasn’t a good Evergreen Division opener for the Spartans (0-2, 0-3).
Rochester put on a clinic in the league doubleheader Tuesday.
Mitchell Leppell was the only Forks player to have multiple hits on the day with two hits.
“Reis Larson had good defensive hustle and he hit the ball hard a couple of times,” coach Jerry DeFord said.
The Spartans next play at Rainier in a league doubleheader Friday.
Softball Orting 10, Chimacum 9
CHIMACUM — The Cowboys scored nine runs in two innings but it wasn’t enough to get past Orting in a Nisqually League game Tuesday.
It was the opening league game of the year as the Cowboys fell to 2-2 overall.
Chimacum scored five times in the second inning and four in the sixth to tie the game at 9-9 but Orting scored once in the top of the seventh.
“We had a runner on base in the bottom of the seventh but we couldn’t advance her,” coach Mike Miller said.
Cydney Nelson (2-2) went the distance, striking out four and walking four.
Kailey Castillo went 2-for-4 with two RBIs while Hannah Baird and Bridget Galle were both 1-of-3 with two RBIs each.
The Cowboys next play at Vashon Island on Friday.
Orting 10, Chimacum 9
Orting 0 1 0 1 6 1 1 — 10 11 1
Chimacum 0 5 0 0 0 4 0 — 9 7 2
Chimacum: Nelson, 7IP, 4K, 4BB, 11H.
Chimacum: Castillo, 2-4, 2 RBIs; Beard, 1-3, 2 RBIs; Galle, 1-3, 2 RBIs.
Rochester 9, 8, Forks 7, 4
ROCHESTER — The Spartans cranked out some hits but suffered an opening Evergreen Division doubleheader loss Tuesday.
“We were competitive,” Forks coach Scott Justus said.
The Spartans are now 0-2 in league and 0-3 overall.
Jullian Raben pitched the distance in both games for Forks.
In the first game, Sassy Price went 2-for-4 with four RBIs for the Spartans while Alisha Shaw and Alisha Felderwert both went 2-for-3 each.
Shaw had an RBI.
In the second game, Raben went 3-for-4 with a run scored while Whitney Fairbanks was 2-for-3 with two RBIs, Courtnie Paul was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Emily Klahn went 1-for-3 with an RBI-double.
That was Klahn’s first hit of the year.
Forks next has a doubleheader at Rainier on Friday.
Girls Tennis Port Angeles 6,
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders had an easy time in Olympic League action Tuesday, sweeping the singles matches and three of the four doubles matches.
Player of the match was Alexis Corn.
Corn defeated Zoe Reeve 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 to capture the No. 1 singles win.
“Alexis found herself in a really tough match and I was very impressed with how she played the big points,” coach Brian Gundersen said.
Winning big for doubles were Laney Boyd and Caylie Cook, who defeated Kaitlyn Bosshardt and Kylie Flores 6-0, 6-0.
The Riders host Central Kitsap of Silverdale in a nonleague match on Wednesday.
Port Angeles 6, Olympic 1
No. 1 : Corn (PA) def. Reeve (Oly) 6-2, 2-6, 6-3.
No. 2: Bohman (PA) def. McMullen (Oly) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3: Fickas (PA) def. Garcia (Oly) 6-4, 6-2.
No. 1: Boyd/Cook (PA) def. Bosshardt/Flores (Oly) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 2: Drake/Rutherford (PA) def. Suriban/Crossthwaite (Oly) 6-0, 6-0.
No. 3: Coffman/Reyes (PA) def. Estep/Vitalich (Oly) 6-2, 6-2.No. 4: Pursaitis/Kruger (Oly) def. McFarlen/McKenna (PA) 6-2, 6-2.