Marisol Bergstrom led South Kitsap with a .600 batting average and 28 stolen bases this year. (Independent File Photo)

Marisol Bergstrom led South Kitsap with a .600 batting average and 28 stolen bases this year. (Independent File Photo)

SK falls to Puyallup in SPSL tournament

  • Thursday, May 6, 2021 4:06pm
  • Sports

South Kitsap and Puyallup have had a number of great battles on the softball diamond over the past few years and their matchup in the final game of the season also went right down to the wire.

Unfortunately, the Wolves wound up on the wrong end of an 8-7 score after Puyallup picked up four runs in the bottom of the sixth to put them ahead 8-6. South Kitsap’s Emma Stamp hit her team-leading seventh home run of the season in the top of the seventh, but that’s as close as they would get.

South Kitsap scored three times in the first four innings — Marisol Bergstrom scored on a passed ball in the top of the first, Brooke Jett ripped an RBI single to center in the third, and Jordan Blas belted a homer to left in the fourth.

Three errors and a couple of hits helped Puyallup get in front 4-3 in the bottom of the fourth, but the Wolves had an answer in the top of the fifth. Bergstrom singled and stole second and then moved to third on a passed ball and scored on a wild pitch. Stamp then knocked an RBI single to center to give South Kitsap a 5-4 lead.

They took a 6-4 advantage to the bottom of the sixth, but Lauryn Krick smacked a three-run homer as part of a four-run inning that gave the Vikings the lead.

The young Wolves finished the season with a 7-4 record and return 11 of their 13 varsity players next year.

Puyallup 8, South Kitsap 7

SK 1 0 1 1 2 1 1 — 7 10 5

Puy 0 0 0 4 0 4 x — 8 8 1

WP: Welch LP: Hagerty

Pitching

South Kitsap — Hagerty 6 IP, 8 H, 8 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 4 K.

Puyallup — Welch 7 IP, 10 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 4 BB, 9 K.

Hitting

South Kitsap — Bergstrom 3-4, 3 SB, 2 R; Stamp 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, R; Blas 1-4, HR, RBI, R; Barnett 2-3, BB; Faucett 1-2, 2B, SB, 2 R; Jett 1-3, RBI, R, BB.

Puyallup — Krick 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, SB, R; Halvorson 2-4, 2B, R; Clark 1-4, 2B, R; Tungsvik 1-2, RBI, R.

More in Sports

A BIR Girls 4x JV team: Veronica Conklin, Linden Skalak, Annabel Nemeth and Natalie Noel. (Contributed photo)
Smaller-boat work helps BIR in post-season

The youth athletes of Bainbridge Island Rowing have ended their seasons with… Continue reading

Principals overrule ADs; Bainbridge stays in Olympic League

The athletic directors said no, but the principals said yes, and Bainbridge… Continue reading

.
Chad Nass steps down as SK wrestling coach

After 17 years and plenty of successes in the record books, Chad… Continue reading

Kingston senior Morgan Halady will continue her volleyball career at the Division 1 level, playing for Portland State next year.
Kingston’s Halady takes twisting path to Portland State

Morgan Halady went down a long and winding road to find her… Continue reading

North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP.
 North Kitsap junior Jonas La Tour was named Olympic League MVP. (KNG File Photo)
NK’s La Tour named Olympic League MVP

Jonas La Tour was the leading scorer on North Kitsap’s league championship… Continue reading

Bainbridge knocked off Central Kitsap 59-46 to win the third place game in the Olympic League tournament. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Spartans regroup to finish third in league tournament

An emotional overtime loss to North Kitsap in the Olympic League semifinals… Continue reading

Keel Slayback
SK wrestling wins SPSL title

Wolves wrestlers dominate in tournament of state’s toughest league

Colton Bower tries to find room with 6-foot-9 John Vaara guarding him close in the league championship game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
NK knocks off PA to capture league hoops title

For the second-straight year, North Kitsap won its last game of the… Continue reading

Most Read