NK pitching outlasts Olympic

The rest of the Olympic League better beware as North Kitsap’s starting pitching is off to a hot start already this season, and it still has its ace in the hole.

The Vikings had great pitching again as they earned a 5-1 victory over Olympic March 20.

“We have great starting pitching,” NK coach Jeff Weible said. “Every one of our starts has been good, and we still have our best pitcher in the fold.”

Dawsyn Anderson started on the mound for the Vikings while Toby Moore pitched for the Trojans. Anderson gave up one earned run, five hits, two walks and picked up seven strikeouts. Moore allowed four earned runs and three hits with zero strikeouts.

Olympic had an opportunity to take the lead with no outs in the third inning trailing 2-1 when Anderson loaded the bases on two hits and a hit-by-pitch. But Anderson held the Trojans scoreless with three straight strikeouts.

“I am real proud of Dawsyn in that situation,” Weible said. “He struck out the three guys and gave the team momentum.”

NK’s offense came from the top of the lineup in the first and fifth innings.

“The top of your lineup guys are the better hitters so they have been doing a good job getting on base this season,” Weible said. “Everyone is doing a good job of putting the ball in play but we are just not getting the results.”

In the first inning, Alex Elton earned a single, and Spencer Gillespie and Tate Stearns were walked to load the bases. Anderson picked up an RBI on a fielder’s choice. Gillespie scored on a wild pitch.

Elton picked up his second of three singles in the fifth inning. He scored on a wild throw while stealing third base. Nolan Rowe earned an RBI single and Johnny Borque earned an RBI sacrifice fly.

Olympic scored in the second inning when Isaiah Baleto hit an RBI single.

Olympic’s Toby Moore throws 4 innings against North Kitsap.

Olympic’s Toby Moore throws 4 innings against North Kitsap.