SPORTS: Port Angeles upsets North Kitsap 2-1 in eight innings to move up in the baseball standings; other prep reports

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles baseball team is making its playoff run at the right time.

After belting Port Townsend on Monday, the Roughriders followed by shading Olympic League co-leader North Kitsap 2-1 in eight innings Tuesday to continue their climb in the standings.

“We have to get on a roll,” Port Angeles coach Bob Withrow said. “Last year we won five straight.

“Our pitching and defense has been very good; now we just need to put it all together.”

The Riders, now 6-4 in league and overall, will play their third game in three days when they host Olympic (6-3, 7-3) today at Volunteer Field.

Then they host league co-leader Kingston (8-2, 8-4) on Friday.

The Vikings, meanwhile, fall to 8-3, 9-4.

Cody Sullivan (2-0) went the distance on the mound, holding the powerhouse Vikings to five hits in eight innings while striking out five and allowing no earned runs.

Three double plays ended potential North Kitsap rallies to help back up Sullivan.

“That was Cody’s best game of the year,” Withrow said. “He worked on hitting his spots.”

Kyler Morgan scored both Port Angeles runs after getting on base with walks. Morgan now has 16 walks in 10 games.

“Kyler has a great eye for strikes and he is a smart base runner,” Withrow said.

Easton Napiontek, 2-for-4, hit Morgan in both times on singles, including a line drive in the eighth inning for the game-winning hit.

Port Angeles 2, North Kitsap 1, 
8 innings

North Kitsap 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0­— 1 5 1

Port Angeles 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1— 2 4 1

WP- Sullivan (2-0); LP- Harrel

Pitching Statistics

Port Angeles: Sullivan, 8IP, 0ER, 1R, 5H, 5K, 2BB.

Hitting Statistics

Port Angeles: Napiontek, 2-4, 2RBIs, game-winning hit; Morgan, 2BB, 2R, game-winning run.

Chimacum 12, 11, Charles Wright 0, 1

CHIMACUM — So much for the Nisqually League competition for the top-ranked Class 1A Cowboys.

Chimacum (5-0, 11-1) had two mercy-rule five-inning games against one of the better Nisqually teams Tuesday.

Charles Wright, near the top of the standings at 2-1 coming into the game, fell to 2-3, 6-4.

Pitching ace Landon Cray, who broke the school single-season home run record during the doubleheader, wasn’t even used on the mound in either game as Quinn Eldridge (4-0) went the distance in the first game and Dylan Brown-Bishop (2-0) went the distance in the second contest.

“I really didn’t know what to expect from Charles Wright,” Chimacum coach Jim Dunn said.

“If we would have beaten them 1-0 in the first game, I would have went with Landon in the second game.”

Eldridge picked up the shutout while fanning five and allowing just one hit.

Cray and Brown-Bishop both had two RBIs each in the first game while Devin Manix scored three runs.

Carter Tjemsland ripped a three-run homer.

Cray, meanwhile, set a school season record with his sixth home run of the season in the nightcap.

He went 2-for-2 with a double, the homer, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Manix had three RBIs in the second game.

The Cowboys next play at Orting on Thursday.

Chimacum 12, Charles Wright 0, 
5 innings

Char. Wright 0 0 0 0 0 x x ­— 0 1 5

Chimacum 4 1 4 3 x x x — 12 9 0

WP- Eldridge (4-0)

Pitching Statistics

Chimacum: Eldridge 5IP, 5K, 3BB, 1H, 0R.

Hitting Statistics

Chimacum: Cray, 2-4, 2R, 2 RBIs; Manix, 2-3, 3R; Brown-Bishop, 2-3, 2R, 2RBIs; Tjemsland, 1-3, HR, 3 RBIs, R.

Chimacum 11, Charles Wright 1, 
5 innings

Chimacum 3 1 0 2 5 x x ­— 11 8 0

Ch. Wright 1 0 0 0 0 x x — 1 5 3

WP- Brown-Bishop (2-0)

Pitching Statistics

Chimacum: Brown-Bishop 5IP, 8K, 2BB, 5H, 1ER.

Hitting Statistics

Chimacum: Cray, 2-2, 3R, HR, 2B, 2 RBIs; Manix, 2-3, 2B, 3RBIs; Brown-Bishop, 2-3, R, 2RBIs.

Charles Wright: Reynolds, 2-3.

Quilcene 14, Mt. Rainier Lutheran 0

QUILCENE — Brandon Bancroft pitched and hit the Rangers to the five-inning mercy rule Sea-Tac League victory Tuesday.

Bancroft pitched a perfect game, striking out 13 with no hits and no walks.

He also hit a home run and a double with 2-for-3 batting with four RBIs and two runsscored.

Kolby Schreier, C.J. Schreier, Jacob Plienes and Jake Murray all had doubles for Quilcene.

The Rangers improve to 5-1 in league and 6-1 overall.

Quilcene 14, Mt. Rainier Lutheran 0, 5 innings

Mt. Rainier 0 0 0 0 0 x x ­— 0 0 3

Quilcene 3 3 8 0 x x x — 14 13 0

WP- Bancroft

Pitching Statistics

Quilcene: Bancroft, 5IP, 13K, 0BB, 0H, 0R.

Hitting Statistics

Chimacum: Bancroft, 2-3, HR, 2B, 4RBIs, 2R, BB; K. Schrier, 1-2, 2B, 2R, RBI; Murray 1-3, 2B, 3R, BB; C.J. Schrier, 1-3, 2B, 2RBIs; R, BB’ Perez, 2-2, 2R, RBI, BB; Plienes 2-3, 2B, R; Bettinger, 1-1, R.

Tenino 26, 16, Forks 5, 6

FORKS — The Spartans fell to 1-12 on the year after dropping a SWL-Evergreen Division doubleheader Tuesday.

Cameron Leons smashed a home run in the first inning of the first game and he went 2-for-3 in the nightcap.

Boys Soccer
Bremerton 3, 
Port Townsend 0

BREMERTON — The Olympic League leading Knights cruised to the victory Tuesday.

Bremerton kept its hold of first place by improving to 4-0, 7-4-1 while the Redskins fell to 1-3, 3-7-1.

The bright spot for Port Townsend was the play of goalkeeper Brian LeMaster.

“If it wasn’t for Brian, the halftime score could have been 3-0,” coach Patrick Kane said.

“Brian had several saves.”

The Redskins next host North Mason on Thursday.

Lacrosse
Olympic 8, 
South Kitsap 5

AGNEW — The Mountaineers scored four fourth-quarter goals to rally for a league win Monday at the Storm King soccer fields.

Sequim’s Joey Hall scored a game-high four goals, three coming in the fourth, to help move the Mountaineers to 2-1 in league and 2-4 overall.

Keegan Gallagher scored the go-ahead goal for the Mountaineers, and Brenden Carpenter and Kevin Catterson each added one each.

The Mountaineers next travel to Klahowya today for a 6 p.m. contest.

Girls Golf
Port Angeles def. North Mason

ALLYN — Neither team had a full squad of five players but the Roughriders won the duel between the two four-person teams.

The score wasn’t available.

North Mason’s Anela Barber was the medalist at Lakeland Village Golf Course with 47 while Dana Fox topped Port Angeles plaeyrs with 53.

Other Rider scores were Madison Baumann 55, Sydney Rauch 58 and Chloe Brown 65.

Boys Golf

PA wins

ALLYN — Port Angeles (2-2) beat North Mason 500-506 in Olympic League action Tuesday at Lakeland Village Golf Course.

Jordan Negus was the match medalist, shooting an 83 for the day.

The Riders next will play Port Townsend at Peninsula golf Club on Friday.

Port Angeles 500, North Mason 506

Negus 83, Robland 91, Wetzler 103, Grimsley 103, Burke 120.

Track and field
Five-way meet

FORKS — The Spartans hosted five teams from around the North Olympic Peninsula in a nonleague meet Tuesday.

Kristen Larson led the charge for the Forks girls team, finishing first in the 3,200-meter run,the 800 run while taking second place in the 1,600 run.

Sydney Christenson of Forks also was a double winner as she finished first in both the shot put and discus throw.

Shane WhiteEagle also captured first in two events for the Spartan boys in both the 100- and 200-meter sprints.

Crescent athletes Anne Grover, Joel Williams and Michael Waldrip each finished first in one or more races for the Loggers.

Grover ran to first in both the 100 and 300 hurdles.

Williams was first in the boys 800 race and second in the 1,600.

Waldrip cruised to first place in both the boys 300 meter hurdles and the triple jump.

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