District softball roundup: Olympic takes third place, North Kitsap gets fourth at 2A district tournament; South Kitsap’s season comes to an end

LACEY — Two familiar foes matched up in the 2A West Central District III third place game after suffering disappointing losses in the semifinals.

Olympic took on North Kitsap and emerged victorious, 5-2, to take the No. 3 seed to the state tournament. North Kitsap will be seeded fourth.

The Trojans lost their semifinal game to Sequim, 8-4, and gave the Wolves several runs in a poorly played second inning.

“After the last game, the best way we could finish was with a good game,” Olympic head coach Jessica Cabato said. “[We] played competitively and made the routine plays.”

Western Oregon-bound senior Sadie Chipley supplied the offense, hitting a pair of round-trippers and driving in all five runs.

Both of her home runs came directly after North Kitsap signaled for No. 3 hitter Molly Gates to be intentionally walked. Chipley blasted a three-run shot in the first and then drove a fastball out to nearly the same spot in the third.

“It definitely brought out the competitive side of me,” Chipley said.

The Vikings cut the lead to one on a Lamard Villiard RBI-single and shortstop Iyreland Lawson scored a run with a double into the gap one batter later, but pitcher Morgan Kroesser regrouped and defused the rally.

Kroesser has battled some injuries this season and wasn’t expecting to pitch nearly as many innings as she did, but the junior right-hander has pitched well at the most important time of year.

“When she gets set in her head that she is going to throw her best every pitch, she really can do it,” Cabato said. “It’s a matter of making sure she’s mentally focused for that game.”

The ability to score runs will be of the utmost importance in this year’s state tournament with a relative lack of dominant pitching among the qualifiers. Cabato said if the Trojans can keep the error bug at bay and play with competitive fire, her team has the potential to make a good run in Selah.

“We have the bats to do it,” Cabato said.

Olympic 5, North Kitsap 2

NK 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 — 2 8 0

Oly 3 0 2 0 0 0 x — 5 8 1

WP: Kroesser LP: Smith


North Kitsap — Smith 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 4 K; Stockman 2 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 2 ER, BB, 3 K.

Olympic — Kroesser 7 IP, 8 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 5 K.


North Kitsap — Villiard 1-3, RBI, R; Lawson 1-3, 2B, RBI; Stockman 2-3; Goetz 2-4, R; Hoffman 1-3; Keller 1-3

Olympic — Chipley 2-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 2 R; Mitchell 2-3, 2B; Turnquist 1-3; Ivie 1-3, BB, R; Richmond 1-4; Gates 0-2, 2 BB, 2 R; Thomas 1-3.

North Kitsap plays another classic against Port Angeles, but Roughriders walk off with 3-2 win

The Vikings kept a lid on Port Angeles for five innings, but the Roughriders broke through to tie the game in the sixth and then earned a walk-off victory in the seventh.

Makayla Stockman kept Port Angeles off balance for the first five innings and hung zero after zero on the scoreboard.

Madilyn Roening smashed a solo home run to center. The Roughriders were able to load the bases in the seventh and then Jaida Cargo singled to center to end the game.

Villiard and Alicia Goetz each recorded three-hit games and the Vikings led the game 2-0 most of the way.

Brianna Hoffman opened the scoring in the second inning with an RBI-groundout. Iyreland Lawson had reached on an error and then Sarah Smith reached on a fielder’s choice. After Stockman bunted the two runners over, Hoffman hit a grounder to the right side to allow Lawson to score.

Goetz led off the third with a single and stole second before Villiard blasted a ball into the gap to score her teammate.

Port Angeles 3, North Kitsap 2

NK 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 — 2 9 2

PA 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 — 3 8 1

WP: Watson-Charles LP: Stockman


North Kitsap — Stockman 7 IP, 8 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 3 K.

Port Angeles — Watson-Charles 7 IP, 9 H, 2 R, ER, 8 K.


North Kitsap — Villiard 3-4, RBI; Goetz 3-4, R, SB; Hoffman 1-3, RBI; Wagner 1-4; Lawson 1-4, R;

Port Angeles — Roening 1-2, HR, RBI, 2 BB, R; Cargo 2-4, RBI, R; Smithson 2-4; Folden 0-2, RBI; Holland 1-3, R; Halberg 1-3; Nevaril 1-3.

South Kitsap ends season two losses at 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament

KENT — A topsy-turvy day one at the 4A WCD/SW tournament saw South Kitsap go 0-2 in games against Kentwood and Todd Beamer to see its season come to an end.

Puyallup, the SPSL 4A champion, and Rogers, which tied for second with South Kitsap, both ended up on the left side of the bracket. Only fourth place Sumner reached the semifinals.

Lynden Wolf’s RBI-single tied the game at four in the top of the seventh as the Wolves hoped the rally would help them stave off elimination. But Haley Tyree scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to help her team advance.

South Kitsap took a 1-0 lead on a Kaitlynn Johnston RBI-single and scored two more in the third on a Johnston triple to center and a Naioki Marion single. But every time the Wolves got on the board, Todd Beamer was able to answer.

The Wolves managed 11 hits against Kentwood in game one, but left nine runners on base. Piper Jacquemart smashed an RBI-double in the bottom of the sixth, which was followed by an Aubrey Faucett line drive single, which scored the second run.

South Kitsap finished the year with a 16-5 record.

Kentwood 7, South Kitsap 2

KW 0 3 2 0 0 2 0 — 7 9 0

SK 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 — 2 11 2

WP: Imus LP: Fessenden


Kentwood — Imus 7 IP, 11 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 9 K.

South Kitsap — Fessenden 7 IP, 9 H, 7 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K.


Kentwood — Imus 1-3, HR, 2 RBI, R; Gueck 2-4, 2 2B, 2 R; Gomez 1-4, RBI, R; Kamimae 1-3, RBI, R; Rivera 1-3, RBI.

South Kitsap — Jacquemart 2-3, 2B, RBI; Lathum 2-3, 2B, R; Facuett 1-3, RBI; Lawrence 2-3, 2 SB; Marion 1-3; Johnston 1-4; Bergstrom 1-4; Wolf 1-4.

Todd Beamer 5, South Kitsap 4

SK 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 — 4 8 4

TB 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 — 5 8 0

WP: Hal. Tyree LP: Nehus


South Kitsap — Nehus 6.1 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 3 ER, BB, 7 K.

Todd Beamer — Hal. Tyree 7 IP, 8 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, K.


South Kitsap — Johnston 2-4, 3B, 2 RBI, R; Henke 2-2, 2B, BB, R; Wolf 1-3, RBI, BB, R; Marion 1-3, RBI; Bergstrom 2-2, 2 BB, R.

Todd Beamer — Hal. Tyree 3-4, 3B, 3 R; Han. Tyree 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; Wiley 1-3, RBI; Cervantes 1-3, SB.

North Kitsap’s Makayla Stockman fires in a pitch against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap’s Makayla Stockman fires in a pitch against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)