Olympic softball dominates Kingston

The Olympic Trojans softball squad handed Kingston its first season loss, defeating the Buccaneers 11-2 March 21.

“This is the first tougher team we have played, and we knew it would be a steep climb,” Kingston coach Brenda George said. “It’s early in the season, and we are learning a few things about our team working together. The score didn’t reflect how we played; we played better than it looked.”

Olympic and Kingston battled the first three innings. The Trojans took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on a sacrifice fly. The Trojan bats came alive in the third inning.

Shaeinna Cherrey hit a double, Hailey Feltis and Hannah Lin hit a pair of RBI singles and Beya Richmond hit an RBI triple. Kingston’s Makynzee Riches and Lily Reinbold started the third inning with a couple of singles. Nevaeh Sullivan scored the two runners with a double.

Afterward, Kingston’s offense struggled.

“It’s the best pitcher we have faced this season,” George said of Brenda Morrison of Olympic. “We can’t get behind in the count because it’s difficult to come back.”

Morrison pitched a complete game with two earned runs, six hits and 11 strikeouts.

Olympic slowly piled up runs each inning. In the fourth, Feltis hit an RBI single. In the fifth, Morrison earned an RBI from a sacrifice fly, and Evee Abbay earned two RBI on a double. In the seventh, Abbay picked up her third RBI on a single, and Cherrey picked up two RBI to secure the win.

Kingston will look to bounce back March 22 against Central Kitsap. “Tomorrow is working on making adjustments,” George said. “It’s not critical to have my top ten in the lineup so I’ll have the opportunity to give other reps.”

Trojan Evee Abbay earns 3 RBIs against Kingston.

Trojan Evee Abbay earns 3 RBIs against Kingston.