SPORTS: Sequim holds off Port Townsend 8-4 in baseball; other prep reports

SEQUIM — Drew Rickerson was nearly untouchable for four innings.

He did just well enough to survive the next two.

Rickerson struck out eight and walked three in six innings of work to lead Sequim to an 8-4 Olympic League baseball win over Port Townsend on Tuesday.

The senior right-hander held the Redskins to one hit through four innings as Sequim built up a 4-0 lead, then got touched up for two runs in the fifth and sixth innings.

Thanks to the Sequim bats’ own back-to-back two-run innings, as well as a three-strikeout seventh inning from reliever Tyler Campbell, the performance held up.

“He was cruising into the fifth . . . and they caught up to him a little bit,” Sequim coach Dave Ditlefsen said. “But his pitch count was real low, so he worked it out.”

It was the second win of the season for the senior right-hander, helping Sequim move to 2-1 in league and 3-1 overall.

“The league looks like it’s wide open right now,” Ditlefsen said. “Everybody is beating everybody.

“If we can continue to improve and compete, it looks like it’s anybody’s league right now.”

Rickerson helped his own cause with a 2-for-3 day at the plate with three runs scored.

Preston McFarlen was also 2-for-3 with two runs and two stolen bases for the Wolves, who were without all-league second baseman Isaac Yamamoto.

Campbell was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs.

Freshman Harry Goodrich was tabbed with the loss on the mound for Port Townsend after giving up three earned runs in four innings.

“We played better,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said. “We’re still making a few mistakes out there that we need to clean up, but it was still a quality game.

“We got some quality innings out of our freshmen [pitchers].”

Dillon Ralls led the Redskin bats with two hits and two RBIs. Matt Juran added a double.

“We’re not where we want to be, but we’re getting there,” Webster said.

Sequim gets five days off before playing five games in six days next week. That begins with an Olympic League matchup at Kingston.

Port Townsend (0-3 in league, 0-4 overall) next hosts Klahowya on Monday.

Sequim 8, Port Townsend 4

Port Townsend 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 ­— 4 5 3

Sequim 2 0 2 0 2 2 X — 8 13 1

WP- Rickerson (2-0); LP- Goodrich

Pitching Statistics

Port Townsend: Goodrich 4IP, 4R, 3ER, K, 0BB; Courtney IP, Ristick IP.

Sequim: Rickerson 6IP, 4R, 3ER, 5H, 3BB, 8K; Campbell IP, 3K, BB.

Hitting Statistics

Port Townsend: Ralls 2-3 (2RBI), Cain 1-2 (2B, RBI), Kelly 1-4, Juran 1-3 (2B).

Sequim: Rickerson 2-3 (2B, 3R, 3SB), Campbell 2-4 (2B, 2RBI), McFarlen 2-3 (BB, 2R, 2SB), Anthony Ignagni 2-3 (SB).

Port Angeles 7, North Mason 1

PORT ANGELES — After being no-hit the day before, the Roughriders exploded for 11 hits and every starter got a hit in the Olympic League game Tuesday.

The Riders improved to 3-2 on the year in league and overall.

“We weren’t able to get any of our nonleague games in,” coach Bob Withrow said.

The Riders scored two runs in the second inning and blew the game open with five in the sixth.

The Bulldogs scored a meaningless run in the seventh.

There were no errors in the game.

Brian Senf (1-1) started on the mound, giving up just three hits and no runs while striking out six in four innings.

Derek Crain went the final three innings, giving up just one hit.

“We have been playing very well,” Withrow said.

“We have only four errors in five games and our pitching has been very, very strong.”

The Riders have outscored teams 27-11 in five games. The opposition is hitting just .180 against Port Angeles pitching.

Crain, a senior, is the seventh pitcher Withrow has used this year.

Crain has played several positions for the Riders, including shortstop, center field, right field, first base and now pitcher.

Cody Sullivan carried the big bat, going 2-for-4 with three RBIs, a double and a run scored.

The Riders next host Tenino in a nonleague game Saturday.

Port Angeles 7, North Mason 1

North Mason 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ­— 1 4 0

Port Angeles 0 2 0 0 0 5 x — 7 11 0

WP- Senf (1-1)

Pitching Statistics

Port Angeles: Senf, 4IP, 6K, 2BB, 3H, 0R; Crain, 3IP, 1H, 1BB, 1R.

Hitting Statistics

Port Angeles: Sullivan 2-4, 2B, 3 RBIs, R; Napiontek 2-4, RBI.

Sequim 21, 
Port Townsend 0

SEQUIM — Demiree Briones and Makayla Bentz tossed a combined no-hitter in an Olympic League blowout win Tuesday.

Briones struck out six and walked one in three innings of work, while Bentz had four Ks in two innings as the Wolves (2-0, 4-0) got their fourth five-inning mercy-rule victory of the season.

They belted out 19 hits and scored 18 runs between the third and fourth innings to beat the Redskins on Tuesday.

Cindy Miller was 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBIs, while Rylleigh Zbaraschuk was 3-for-4 with three runs.

Sequim 21, Port Townsend 0

Port Townsend 0 0 0 0 0 X X ­— 0 0 1

Sequim 3 0 9 9 X X X — 21 19 0

WP- Briones; LP- LeMaster

Pitching Statistics

Port Townsend: LeMaster 3IP.

Sequim: Briones 3IP, 0R, BB, 6K; Bentz 2IP, 0R, 0BB, 4K.

Hitting Statistics

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

Port Angeles 11, North Mason 2

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders exorcised some demons with a commanding win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday.

Port Angeles (5-0 in league and overall) dropped its Olympic League nemesis for the first time in head coach Buddy Bear’s three years as coach.

Lauren Curtis went four innings, giving up two runs, for the win, and the Riders battered Bulldog pitching for 15 hits to stay perfect on the season.

“It was a whole different team, but we played as if they were the same team,” Port Angeles coach Buddy Bear said of North Mason, the four-time defending league champions.

“Lauren Curtis did very well for her four innings. It was nice to get both of my pitchers in [including ace Stacy Webb]. That’s what you want in a win like this.”

Hannah Wahto, Kelsey Hinsdale and Katie Loghry each had three hits for the Riders, who scored six runs in the first two innings and never looked back.

Port Angeles has a week off before traveling to Bremerton for its next game April 5.

Port Angeles 11, North Mason 2

North Mason 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 ­— 2 9 1

Port Angeles 2 4 0 3 2 0 X — 11 15 1

WP- Curtis (2-0); LP- Stromberg

Pitching Statistics

Port Angeles: Curtis 4IP, 2ER, 6H, K, 0BB; Webb 3IP, 3H, 6K, 0BB.

Hitting Statistics

Port Angeles: Wahto 3-4 (3RBI, 3R), Hinsdale 3-3 (2B, 2RBI, R), Loghry 3-3 (RBI, R), Holcomb 2-3 (3R), Frazier 2-3 (3R), Drake 1-2 (R).

Girls Tennis
Port Angeles 6, PT/Chimacum 0 (ppd.)

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders came a set away from sweeping the Port Townsend-Chimacum combined team before the rain came Tuesday.

The Riders won each of the completed matches in straight sets against its North Olympic Peninsula rivals.

They were in the process of pulling off the same in the No. 4 doubles match prior to play getting postponed. That match will be continued when the Riders travel to Chimacum later this season.

Port Angeles (3-0) hosts North Mason on Friday.

Port Angeles 6, PT/Chim 0 (ppd)

Match Report


No. 1: Corn (PA) def. Stankus (CH/PT), 6-0, 6-0

No. 2: Boyman (PA) def. Dietz (CH/PT), 6-0, 6-2.

No. 3: Fickas (PA) def. Itterley (CH/PT), 6-1, 6-1.


No. 1: Boyd-Cook (PA) def. Waring-Enriquez-Russell (CH/PT), 6-0, 6-0.

No. 2: Rutherford-Drake (PA) def. Richardson-Robocker (CH/PT), 6-2, 6-0.

No. 3: Coffman-Reyes (PA) def. Bainbridge-Nguyen (CH/PT), 6-3, 6-1.

No. 4: Moriarty-McFarlen (PA) ahead of Willert-Madary, 6-0.

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