<em>Kyle Green was named Olympic League MVP for 2018.</em>
                                Mark Krulish / Kitsap News Group

Kyle Green was named Olympic League MVP for 2018. Mark Krulish / Kitsap News Group

North Kitsap’s Kyle Green named Olympic League MVP

Four Vikings and Four Bucs are on the Olympic All-League team

KITSAP COUNTY — North Kitsap’s Kyle Green was a steady presence in the face of adversity throughout the season for the Vikings.

The junior backstop hit over .540 and drove in more than 30 runs, and he was named the Olympic League’s Most Valuable Player by the league’s coaches. Green was a force throughout the playoffs as North Kitsap won four out of six games in the postseason and finished second at districts.

Last year’s league MVP, Ryan Hecker, bounced back from an injury-plagued start to regain his status as an ace with a 1.97 ERA and 49 strikeouts in 36 innings. Hecker also hit .433 with 19 RBI. Designated hitter/first baseman Tucker Gowin also got the nod for North Kitsap after hitting over .450 this season as the team’s cleanup hitter.

Kingston’s Gage Updegrove was a first-team selection. The senior outfielder hit .474 with 25 RBI. He made the team along with junior pitcher Tim Melzer.

MVP — Kyle Green, junior, North Kitsap.

First Team:

Designated Hitter — Tucker Gowin, sophomore, North Kitsap.

Outfield/Pitcher — Ryan Hecker, senior, North Kitsap.

Outfield — Gage Updegrove, senior, Kingston.

Pitcher — Tim Melzer, junior, Kingston.

Second Team:

Third base — Logan Chmielewski, sophomore, North Kitsap.

Outfield — Zach Gardner, junior, Kingston.

Pitcher — Jack Hermanson, sophomore, Kingston.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpub lishing.com.

<em>Kingston’s Gage Updegrove batted .474 and drove in 25 runs.			 </em>Jacob Moore / Kitsap News Group

Kingston’s Gage Updegrove batted .474 and drove in 25 runs. Jacob Moore / Kitsap News Group

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