Softball Roundup: South Kitsap, Olympic close regular season with victories

GRAHAM — The South Kitsap fastpitch team finished the regular season tied for second with Rogers thanks to an 11-1 victory over Graham-Kapowsin on Thursday.

The bats stayed hot, scoring four runs in the first inning and six in the third. Myanna Henke had two-RBI singles in both of those innings, finishing 2 for 2 with four RBI on the day.

Jordynn Lawrence went 2 for 4 with a double and two RBI and Kaitlynn Johnston tripled in a run as part of a 2 for 3 day.

Jessica Fessenden struck out six in five innings, yielding just one unearned run.

There will likely be a coin flip between South Kitsap and Rogers for the No. 2 and 3 seeds in the 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament as both teams finished with 13-3 records in league play and split their two head-to-head matchups.

Either way, South Kitsap will open play at 4:30 p.m. on May 17. The tournament takes place at the Kent Service Club Ballfields.

South Kitsap 11, Graham-Kapowsin 1

SK 4 0 6 1 0 — 11 12 2

GK 0 1 0 0 0 — 1 2 5

WP: Fessenden LP: Waugh

Pitching

South Kitsap — Fessenden 5 IP, 2 H, R, 0 ER, 6 K.

Graham-Kapowsin — Johnson .2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER; Waugh 4.1 IP, 8 H, 7 R, ER, 2 K.

Hitting

South Kitsap — Henke 2-2, 4 RBI, R; Lawrence 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R, SB; Marion 1-4, 2 RBI, R; Johnston 2-3, 3B, RBI, R; Bergstrom 1-4, 2B, RBI, R; Wolf 2-4, SB; Hoyt 2-3, 2B, 2 R;

Graham-Kapowsin — Waugh 1-1, RBI; Harris 1-2, R.

Olympic 11, North Mason 6

Sadie Chipley and Molly Gates both hit home runs as part of an eight-run explosion over the final three innings of their regular season finale against North Mason to rally for an 11-6 victory.

Gates went 2 for 5 with a three-run shot to right field in the seventh inning. Chipley hit a solo home run in the sixth and went 2 for 4 with two RBI.

The Trojans trailed 5-3 entering the fifth. Alannah Mitchell drove home the first run of the inning on a single to center. Mackenzie Puckett then tied the game on an RBI-groundout and the team went ahead as Vanisa Ivie reached on an error.

Morgan Kroesser got the win, giving up just one earned run in four innings.

Olympic is locked into the No. 4 spot out of the Olympic League and will be matched up with the No. 4 seed from the SPSL in the 2A West Central District III tournament. The team’s first game is at noon May 17 at the Regional Athletic Complex in Lacey.

Olympic 11, North Mason 6

Oly 2 1 0 0 3 1 4 — 11 8 3

NM 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 — 6 7 7

WP: Kroesser LP: Palmer

Pitching

Olympic — Burdyshaw 3 IP, 3 H, 3 R, ER, BB, 5 K; Kroesser 4 IP, 4 H, 3 R, ER, 2 BB, 2 K.

North Mason — Palmer 7 IP, 8 H, 11 R, 3 ER, 6 BB, 10 K.

Hitting

Olympic — Gates 2-5, HR, 3 RBI, 3 R; Chipley 2-4, HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, SB; Richmond 2-4, 2 RBI; Mitchel 1-3, RBI, 2 R; Puckett 0-4, RBI, 2 SB; Turnquist 1-4, R, 3 SB; Burdyshaw 0-1, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 SB.

North Mason — Johnson 2-4, HR, RBI, 4 R, BB; Maiuri 2-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI, R; Hendrickson 1-4, SB; Palmer 1-4; Craig 1-1.

Sequim 13, Bremerton 7

The Knights and Wolves were tied at six apiece after four innings, but Bremerton couldn’t hang on in its final game of the season.

Mia Falotico homered and drove in two runs and Kaylee Bullard and Shyanne Dew each doubled and drove in a pair of runs for Bremerton, which will finish the season tied with North Mason for fifth place in the Olympic League.

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