SPORTS: Port Angeles shows no mercy against Olympic in softball; other prep reports

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles softball team is looking for a game.

After yet another 10-run mercy-rule debacle Wednesday, the Roughriders are still searching.

Port Angeles bashed 11 hits and scored runs in all five innings of play as it dropped short-handed Olympic 11-1 in Olympic League action at Dry Creek Elementary School.

The Riders (10-1 in league and overall) cruised against a Trojans team that was forced to play with eight players for the final two innings because of injuries and eligibility issues.

“It’s just too bad that we can’t get better competition,” said Riders coach Buddy Bear, whose team’s lone loss came to unbeaten Sequim 10-6 last week.

“Everybody suffers one way or another [with games like Wednesday’s], but we just try to stay on top of things and do what we can.

“I just don’t like complacency.”

Stacy Webb came within an inning of a shutout, giving up the lone Trojan run after a single and an error in the fifth.

Outside of that, the Rider right-hander was nearly untouchable, limiting Olympic to four hits and no walks while striking out five in five innings.

Port Angeles shortstop Mariah Frazier scored four runs, going 1-or-2 at the plate with two walks.

Teammates Kelsey Hinsdale and Katie Loghry were each 2-for-3, while Hannah Wahto went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBIs.

Port Angeles will host Kingston on Friday in another Olympic League tilt.

Port Angeles 11, Olympic 1

Olympic 0 0 0 0 1 X X ­— 1 4 3

Port Angeles 2 3 3 1 2 X X — 11 10 2

WP- Webb (7-1); LP- Bigelow

Pitching Statistics

Olympic: Bigelow 5IP.

Port Angeles: Webb 5IP, 1R, 4H, 5K, 0BB.

Hitting Statistics

Port Angeles: Frazier 1-2 (4R, 2BB); Hinsdale 2-3; Loghry 2-3 (R); Wahot 1-3 (2B, 2RBIs); Drake 1-3; Holcomb 1-3.

Sequim 12, Klahowya 4

SILVERDALE — The Wolves were pushed to seven innings for only the second time this season in Wednesday’s Olympic League matchup.

No matter, Sequim (10-0 in league, 13-0 overall) still managed to knock around Klahowya pitching for 16 hits, six for extra bases, and remain unbeaten.

Demiree Briones went the distance on the mound, while Cindy Miller was 4-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBIs and a triple to lead the Wolves lineup.

Sequim 12, Klahowya 4

Sequim 4 3 2 1 0 0 2 ­— 12 16 1

Klahowya 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 — 4 6 2

WP- Briones; LP- Gorecki

Pitching Statistics

Sequim: Briones 7IP, 4R, 3ER, 7K.

Klahowya: Gorecki 3IP, 9R, 5K; Woods 2IP, R, K; Moore 2IP, 2R, K.

Hitting Statistics

Sequim: R. Zbaraschuk 2-2 (2R, 2B); Miller 4-5 (3R, 3RBI, 3B); Hopson 2-4 (3R, 2RBI, 3B, HR); Briones 3-3 (R, 2RBI, 2B).

Klahowya: Schultz 2-4 (R, RBI, 2B).

Quilcene 16, 18, Muckleshoot 0, 3

QUILCENE — The Rangers easily won two three-inning mercy-rule games Tuesday.

The Rangers are 4-0 in the Sea-Tac League and 5-0 overall.

Quilcene scored seven runs in the first inning and nine in the second of the first game and broke open the nightcap with 10 runs in the first.

Sarah Bacchus pitched a two-hit shutout in the first game while Sammy Rae and Bacchus combined for a seven-hitter in the second game.

Bacchus also had a home run in the nightcap.

The Rangers next host Seattle Lutheran today.

Quilcene 16, Muckleshoot 0

Muckleshoot 0 0 0 x x x x ­— 0 2 0

Quilcene 7 9 0 x x x x — 16 12 0

WP- Bacchus

Pitching Statistics

Quilcene: Bacchus, 3IP, 3K, 2H, 0R.

Hitting Statistics

Quilcene: Bacchus, 2-2, 2R, RBI, 2SB; Turley, 3-3, 2R, 2RBIs, 3SB; Kaiser, 1-1, 2B, 2R, 2SB; Rae, 3-3, 3B, 4RBIs, 4SB; Hughes, 1-1, R, 2SB; Weed, 1-1, RBI, SB; Berringer, 1-1, RBI, SB.

Quilcene 18, Muckleshoot 3

Quilcene 10 3 5 x x x x ­— 18 11 0

Muckleshoot 3 0 0 x x x x — 3 7 0

WP- Rae

Pitching Statistics

Quilcene: Rae, 1IP, 2ER, 3R, 1H, 2BB; Bacchus, 2IP, 6K, 0R, 1H.

Hitting Statistics

Quilcene: Bacchus, 1-3, HR, 2RBIs, BB; Turley, 2-2, 2R, BB; Kaiser, 1-2, RBI, 2BB, 7SB; Hughes, 3-4, 2R, 3SB; Weed, 1-2, R, BB; Berringer, 2-2, 2R, 5SB; Drew, 1-2, 1-2, 2R, 2SB; Knutzen, 6SB, 3BB.

North Mason 16, Port Townsend 0

PORT TOWNSEND — The Bulldogs broke open a tight game with 10 runs in the sixth inning Wednesday, keeping the Redskins winless on the season.

Port Townsend (0-8 in league and overall) committed seven errors in the loss, three coming during the Bulldogs’ sixth-inning offensive outburst.

North Mason 16, Port Townsend 0

North Mason 0 2 1 3 0 (10) ­— 16 17 0

Port Townsend 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 3 7

WP- Johnson; LP- LeMaster

Pitching Statistics

North Mason: Johnson 6IP, 5K, 0BB.

Port Townsend: LeMaster 6IP, 3K, BB.

Hitting Statistics

North Mason: K. Stromberg 3-4, Johnson 4-5, Marshall 3-3 (HR), Frohlich 2-3, Younkin 1-4, Bolin 2-3.

Port Townsend: LeMaster 1-3; Whitney 1-2; Rutenbeck 1-2.

Sequim 16, Klahowya 5

SEQUIM — The Wolves withstood a pair of two-run homers from Joe Valley to earn a mercy-rule victory over the Eagles in Olympic League play Wednesday.

Sequim pounded Eagles pitching for 11 hits and put the game away with a 10-run fourth inning.

Drew Rickerson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored to lead the Wolves (8-3 in league, 11-4 overall) to their eighth win in 10 games.

“They rebounded well after the [12-6] loss to North Kitsap on Monday,” Sequim coach Dave Ditlefsen said.

“It was just a good rebound game.”

Isaac Yamamoto earned his third win of the year on the mound, going three innings with two strikeouts, four hits, one walk and two earned runs.

Sequim hosts Olympic on Friday.

Sequim 16, Klahowya 5, 5 inn.

Sequim 0 6 0 (10) 0 X X ­— 16 11 0

Klahowya 3 0 0 0 2 X X — 5 5 1

WP- Yamamoto (3-1); LP- Rose

Pitching Statistics

Sequim: Yamamoto 3IP, 4H, 2K, BB, 3ER; Johnston 2IP, 2ER, 2BB, H.

Klahowya: Rose 3+IP; Ganowski IP; Campos IP.

Hitting Statistics

Sequim: Rickerson 3-4 (3RBI, 2R, 2SB); Yamamoto 2-2 (2BB, 3R, RBI); McFarlen 2-2 (BB, 2R, 2RBI); Campbell 1-2 (2B, 2RBI, 2BB).

Klahowya: Valley 2-3 (2HR, 4RBI).

Olympic 4,
Port Angeles 3

PORT ANGELES — A day after scoring a dramatic extra-inning victory over North Kitsap, the Riders came up just short against the Trojans.

Olympic scored four runs off starter Cody Sullivan in the first two innings and held on from there to win Wednesday’s Olympic League tilt.

The loss marked the fourth time this season Port Angeles (6-5 in league and overall) lost a game by two runs or less.

That includes a 1-0 loss to the very same Olympic Trojans earlier this season.

“We had our chances,” Port Angeles head coach Bob Withrow said.

Washington State signee Ryan Skoubo held the Riders to three runs in six innings of work.

One of those came on a solo home run from Port Angeles’ Daniel Pitz in the fifth inning to put the score at 4-3.

But that was all the Riders would manage the rest of the game.

Port Angeles hosts first-place Kingston on Friday in another pivotal Olympic League game.

Olympic 4, Port Angeles 3

Olympic 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 ­— 4 9 2

Port Angeles 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 — 3 6 1

WP- Skoubo; LP- Sullivan (1-3); S- Campbell

Pitching Statistics

Olympic: Skoubo 6IP, 5K; Campbell IP, K.

Port Angeles: Sullivan 5IP, 6H, 4R, 2ER, 4K, 2BB; Napiontek 2IP, 3H, 2K, 0BB, 0R.

Hitting Statistics

Olympic: Matheny 2-3 (HR, 2RBI, 2R).

Port Angeles: Crain 2-3 (2B, SB, BB); Pitz 1-3 (HR, HBP, RBI, R);

North Mason 7,
Port Townsend 1

PORT TOWNSEND — Kyle Kelly threw a whole lot of strikes in Wednesday’s Olympic League tilt — 89 in 110 pitches.

Unfortunately for the Redskins, two of those were smacked out of the ballpark for home runs by three-time all-league player Kasey Bielec.

That, along with five Redskins errors, kept Port Townsend out of the win column once again.

Robert Ristick drove in the only Port Townsend (0-10, 0-11) run on a single in the fifth inning, and Zac Olson added two hits.

North Mason 7, Port Townsend 1

North Mason 2 0 1 2 0 0 2 ­— 7 7 0

Port Townsend 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 — 0 0 0

WP- McDowell (2-1); LP- Kelly

Pitching Statistics

North Mason: McDowell 7IP, ER, 15K, BB.

Port Townsend: Kelly 7IP.

Hitting Statistics

North Mason: Bielec 2-3 (2HR, 5RBI); McKean 2-4 (2B, 3R).

Port Townsend: Olson 2-3 (R).

Boys Soccer
Forks 3, Tenino 1

FORKS — The Spartans scored two second-half goals to break a five-game losing streak in SWL-Evergreen Division play Wednesday night.

Giovany Miguel had a goal and an assist, and Omar Estrada and Chito Uzueta each added goals to help Forks (3-7, 3-8) break through with a much-needed win.

“It was nice to finally win one,” said Forks coach Brian Bowers, whose team has lost a number of close games this season.

Things don’t get any easier with first-place Hoquiam set to visit the West End on Friday.

Forks 3, Tenino 1

Tenino 1 0 — 1

Forks 1 2 — 3

Scoring Summary

First half: 1, Forks, Omar Estrada (Giovany Miguel), 16th minute; 1, Tenino, 23rd minute.

Second Half: 2, Forks, Miguel (Ayala), 58th minute; 3, Forks, Chito Uzueta, 60th minute.

Girls Tennis
Kingston 6, 
Port Angeles 1

PORT ANGELES — The Riders were dealt their first loss of the season in Olympic League play Wednesday.

“Kingston is a very deep team and their whole line-up played well,” Port Angeles coach Brian Gundersen said.

Port Angeles’ lone win came in No. 1 doubles, with senior captains Laney Boyd and Alexis Corn teaming up for a 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 victory.

“Laney and Alexis haven’t played with each other much, but you couldn’t tell that today,” added Gundersen.

Port Angeles travels to North Kitsap today in another Olympic League match.

Kingston 6, Port Angeles 1

Match Report


No. 1: Guevera def. Bohman (PA), 6-1, 6-1.

No. 2: Turner def. Reyes (PA), 6-1, 6-2.

No. 3: Fyfe def. Peet (PA), 6-1, 6-1.


No. 1: Corn-Boyd (PA) def. Miller-Fladgard, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4.

No. 2: Wicklein-Daniels def. Rutherford-Cook (PA), 6-1, 6-3.

No. 3: Kilborn-Fick def. Drake-Coffman (PA), 6-2, 6-4.

No. 4: Rushmer-McNurney def. Moriarty-McFarlen (PA), 6-1, 6-1.

Girls Golf
Kingston def. 
Port Townsend

KINGSTON — The Redskins’ one-woman show continues as Jenny Grauberger earned match medalist honors at the challenging White Horse Golf Course in the Olympic League match Wednesday.

It was Grauberger’s fourth straight win of the season as she shot 43, which was 10 strokes better than Kingston runner-up Shaina Weintraub, who shot 53.

Kingston ace Katelyn Struxness was 12 behind with a 55.

No other Kingston player shot better than 60.

Grauberger, who is the only player on the Port Townsend girls team, is undefeated on the year.

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