Kitsap baseball teams look to strike out its competition


(start times 4 p.m. unless noted)

South Kitsap

Coach: Marcus Logue

2022 record: 8-14, 7-12

Key returners: Seniors Tyler Orser, Bradyn Melton, Nathan Ericson and Kaden Ecklund

Outlook: South Kitsap lost 11 seniors. Their inexperience could be a factor in the tough SPSL 4A division this season.

Schedule: Mar. 11, Noon at Kentwood; Mar. 14, vs. Olympia; Mar. 16, at Emerald Ridge; Mar. 20, vs. vs. Curtis; Mar. 22, vs. Bellarmine Prep; Mar. 24, 7 p.m. at Rogers; Mar. 27, 7 p.m. at Puyallup; Mar. 29, vs. Bethel; Mar. 31, vs. Graham-Kapowsin; Apr. 1, Noon at Capital; Apr. 3, at Sumner; Apr. 5, vs. Emerald Ridge; Apr. 7, at Graham-Kapowsin; Apr. 10, pm vs. Sumner; Apr. 12, at Bethel; Apr. 14, at Bellarmine Prep; Apr. 18, at Curtis; Apr. 20, vs. Puyallup; Apr. 25, at Olympia; Apr. 27, vs. Rogers

Central Kitsap

Coach: Justin Brien

2022 record: 9-12, 7-7

Key returners: Seniors Payton Albin, Mateo Castro, Mason Cochran and Micah Stringfield

Outlook: The Cougars return several pitchers despite half of the team graduating. The team will have to look for a captain behind the plate and some batters to keep the offense rolling.

Schedule: Mar. 8, Jamboree; Mar. 21, at Peninsula; Mar. 22, vs. Peninsula; Mar. 24, 6:30 p.m. vs. North Kitsap; Mar. 28, vs. North Thurston; Mar. 29, at North Thurston; Apr. 3, at Gig Harbor; Apr. 4, vs. Gig Harbor; Apr. 11, vs. River Ridge; Apr. 12, at River Ridge; Apr. 18, vs. Timberline; Apr. 19, at Timberline; Apr. 25, at Yelm; Apr. 26, vs. Yelm; May 2, at Capital; May 3, vs. Capital


Coach: Eddie Beloate

2022 record: 16-6

Key returners: Seniors Gabe Carpenter, Matthew Bailey and Alex Devine

Outlook: The Eagles lost only a handful of seniors so they should be pushing for a playoff spot this season.

Schedule: Mar. 8, Jamboree at Central Kitsap; Mar. 14, at Cascade Christian; Mar. 15, at Charles Wright Academy; Mar. 17, vs. Charles Wright Academy; Mar. 20, at Montesano; Mar. 22, at Seattle Christian; Mar. 24, vs. Seattle Christian; Mar. 27, 7 p.m. at Olympic; Mar. 29, vs. Bellevue Christian; Mar. 31, 6 pm at Bellevue Christian; Apr. 10, vs. East Jefferson; Apr. 14, vs. Vashon Island; Apr. 17, vs. Bellevue Christian; Apr. 19, at Vashon Island; Apr. 21, vs. Vashon Island; Apr. 24, at Seattle Christian; Apr. 26, at East Jefferson; Apr. 28, vs. East Jefferson; May 1, at Charles Wright Academy; May 3, at Cascade Christian; May 5, vs. Cascade Christian

(4:15 p.m. start times unless noted)


Coach: Robert Ellis

2022 record: 8-10, 8-7

Key returner: Senior Brian Infante

Outlook: Bremerton lost 10 seniors and only have around five this season. So the Knights will be young and looking to rely on inexperienced bats.

Schedule: Mar. 14, at Port Angeles; Mar. 16, vs. Port Angeles; Mar. 21, vs. North Mason; Mar. 23, at North Mason; Mar. 28, vs. Bainbridge; Mar. 30, at Bainbridge; Apr. 11, at Kingston; Apr. 14, 4:30 p.m. at Shelton; Apr. 18, at Sequim; Apr. 20, vs. Sequim; Apr. 24, vs. Olympic; Apr. 25, at Olympic; Apr. 28, at North Kitsap; May 1, vs. North Kitsap


Coach: Chris Campbell

2022 record: 11-10, 9-7

Key returners: Seniors Dante Acacio, Nathan Hartman, Lathan Haywood and Justin Kelley

Outlook: Olympic fell in the middle of the pack last season. With the top teams losing top talent and Olympic only losing one player, it could be a good season this year.

Schedule: Mar. 8, 4 p.m. at Central Kitsap, Jamboree; Mar. 10, vs. Shelton; Mar. 14, vs. North Kitsap; Mar. 16, at North Kitsap; Mar. 18, 1 p.m. vs. Lakewood; Mar. 21, at Port Angeles; Mar. 23, vs. Port Angeles; Mar. 25, 1 p.m. at Anacortes; Mar. 27, 7 pm vs. Klahowya; Mar. 28, at North Mason; Mar. 30, vs. North Mason; Apr. 4, 4 pm at White River; Apr. 11, vs. Bainbridge; Apr. 13, at Bainbridge; Apr. 18, vs. Kingston; Apr. 20, at Kingston; Apr. 24, at Bremerton; Apr. 25, vs. Bremerton; Apr. 28, at Sequim; May 1, vs. Sequim


Coach: Geoff Brown

2022 record: 19-4, 12-3 in league

Key returners: Seniors Coco Black and Luke Lavigne

Outlook: Bainbridge lost three top pitchers, including JR Ritchie, and top catcher Breckin Hadley. So the pitching rotation will be inexperienced at the varsity level. But many position players are returning.

Schedule: Mar. 14, at Sequim; Mar. 16, vs. Sequim; Mar. 18, 1 p.m. at Chief Sealth; Mar. 21, vs. Kingston; Mar. 23, at Kingston; Mar. 28, at Bremerton; Mar. 30, vs. Bremerton; Mar. 31 7:15 p.m. at Gig Harbor; Apr. 11, at Olympic; Apr. 13, vs. Olympic; Apr. 18, vs. North Kitsap; Apr. 20, at North Kitsap; Apr. 24, vs. Port Angeles; Apr. 25, at Port Angeles; Apr. 28, at North Mason; May 1, vs. North Mason

North Kitsap

Coach: Jeff Weible

2022 record: 21-3, 14-2

Key returners: Senior Jaxon Gore and junior Cole Edwards

Outlook: North Kitsap lost some of the best players in the state and has high expectations after falling short last year. However, the Vikings will need to rely on younger arms in the bullpen if they want to repeat their success.

Schedule: Mar. 10-11, at Ephrata; Mar. 14, at Olympic; Mar. 16, vs. Olympic; Mar. 21, at Sequim; Mar. 23, vs. Sequim; Mar. 24, 6:30 p.m. at Central Kitsap; Mar. 28, vs. Port Angeles; Mar. 30, at Port Angeles; Apr. 11, at North Mason; Apr. 13, vs. North Mason; Apr. 18, at Bainbridge; Apr. 20, vs Bainbridge; Apr. 24, vs. Kingston; Apr. 25, at Kingston; Apr. 28, vs. Bremerton; May 1, at Bremerton


Coach: Gerry Butler

2022 record: 7-9

Key Returners: Juniors Gavin Garner and Peau Tameilau

Outlook: The Buccaneers found themselves in tough losses and close upset moments last year. If the more experienced squad can win those games, Kingston can find itself in the playoffs this season.

Schedule: Mar. 11, at Mt. Tahoma; Mar. 14, vs. North Mason; Mar. 16. at North Mason; Mar. 18, 1 p.m. at Interlake; Mar. 21, at Bainbridge; Mar. 23, vs. Bainbridge; Mar. 25, 1 p.m. vs. Nooksack Valley; Mar. 28, at Sequim; Mar. 29, vs. Sequim; Mar. 31, 4:30 p.m. at Sammamish; Apr. 11, vs. Bremerton; Apr. 18, at Olympic; Apr. 20, vs. Olympic; Apr. 24, at North Kitsap; Apr. 25, vs. North Kitsap; Apr. 27, vs. Port Angeles; Apr. 29, Noon at Yelm; May 1, at Port Angeles