Port Angeles Ethan Flodstrom, left, attempts to steal home as Kingston catcher Tyler Bates, cuts him off for an out during the third inning on Wednesday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Port Angeles Ethan Flodstrom, left, attempts to steal home as Kingston catcher Tyler Bates, cuts him off for an out during the third inning on Wednesday at Port Angeles Civic Field. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Sports Roundup: Olympic baseball tops North Mason; South Kitsap takes down Bellarmine; CK, Bremerton, Kingston fall short against Sequim, PA, Capital; KTAC racquetball fall/winter ladder results

BELFAIR — The Trojans kept themselves alive for a playoff spot on Wednesday thanks to a three-run four inning and a solid relief effort from Braden Paulino.

Brandon Silivelio and Kyle Jeter drew back-to-back walks to open the frame and Jaiden Orteza followed with a single to load the bases. Logan O’Neil brought home one run with a ground base hit to right and Brayden Buchanan followed with a a sacrifice fly to center. Orteza then scored as well, giving Olympic a 5-3 lead.

Paulino came on in the sixth and threw 1.2 innings of shutout ball and struck out three to get the save. O’Neil got the start, striking out six and walking three in 5.1 innings.

The Trojans currently trail Sequim by one game in the standings for the fourth and final district playoff spot. They take on Port Angeles on Friday and Sequim on Monday. Both games are at Gene Lobe Field at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

Olympic 7, North Mason 4

Oly 1 0 1 3 0 1 1 — 7 8 1

NM 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 — 4 6 3

WP: O’Neil LP: McCormick SV: Paulino

Pitching

Olympic — O’Neil 5.1 IP, 6 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 3 BB, 6 K; Paulino 1.2 IP, 3 K.

North Mason — McCormick 4 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 3 K; Fisher 3 IP, 3 H, 2 R, ER, 2 K.

Hitting

Olympic — O’Neil 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; Buchanan 2-4, RBI, R, BB; Heino 1-2, 2B, RBI, R, BB; Silivelio 0-1, RBI, BB.

North Mason — Dearforff 2-3, 2B; Collins 1-3, 2B, RBI; Stark 1-2, RBI; Macomber 1-3, RBI, R; McCormick 1-4, R, SB.

South Kitsap knocks off Bellarmine to strengthen lead in the SPSL title race

TACOMA — The Wolves got seven strong innings from P.J. Moritz and a home run from Stratton Fazio as they continue to hold the top spot in the South Puget Sound League with the regular season winding down.

Fazio two-run blast to left was part of a three-run first inning that helped South Kitsap to an early lead it would hold the rest of the way. Moritz also picked up an RBI-single in the opening frame.

Moritz was efficient and economical on the mound, needing just 87 pitches to throw a complete game six-hitter with three strikeouts. He gave up just one unearned run.

The Wolves return to action Friday at home against Puyallup. A South Kitsap win combined with an Olympia loss would return the SPSL title to Port Orchard.

South Kitsap 4, Bellarmine 1

SK 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 — 4

BP 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 — 1

WP: Moritz LP: Jensen

Pitching

South Kitsap — Moritz 7 IP, 6 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K.

Bellarmine Prep — Jensen 2 IP, 3 H, 3 R, 3 ER; A. Jackson 4.1 IP, 4 H, R, ER, 5 BB, 2 K; C. Jackson .2 IP.

Hitting

South Kitsap — Fazio 2-3, HR, 2 RBI, BB, R; Duarte 3-4, 2B, R; Moritz 1-4, RBI, R; Canton 1-3, RBI, BB.

Bellarmine Prep — Manza 0-3, RBI; Chargnlaf 2-3; OVermars 1-4, 2B; Takayoshi 1-3, R.

Central Kitsap loses heartbreaker on Capital walk-off hit

OLYMPIA — The Cougars are in the midst of a dogfight for the last playoff spots in the South Sound Conference and a last-ditch Capital effort has made the postseason picture a little murkier.

Capital had led 3-1 after three innings, but the Cougars managed two runs in the fifth to tie the game. Josh Flaugher was hit by a pitch to cut the Capital lead to 3-2 and Carson Wiler tied the game at three with an RBI-single to center.

Kaden McDowell scored on an error in the sixth to give Central Kitsap a 4-3 lead, but a CK error in the bottom of the inning tied the game at 4.

Capital eventually prevailed in extra innings. Central Kitsap is currently tied for fifth place with North Thurston. Both teams have 5-7 league records.

Capital 5, Central Kitsap 4 (eight innings)

CK 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 — 4 7 5

CP 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 — 5 6 2

WP: Cleveringa LP: Lindstrom

Pitching

Central Kitsap — DeSchryver 3 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, 5 K; Lindstrom 4 IP, 2 H, 2 R, ER, 6 BB, 2 K.

Capital — Conley 4.1 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 2 BB, K; Cleveringa 3.2 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER, BB, 3 K.

Hitting

Central Kitsap — Baldoria 2-4, 2 R; McMinds 1-4, RBI; McDowell 2-4, 2B, RBI, R; Wiler 1-4, RBI; Lindstrom 1-3, R; Flaugher 0-2, RBI.

Capital — Casperson 2-2, RBI, 2 BB; Johnson 1-3, RBI, BB; Jensen 1-5, RBI, R, 2 SB; Matthews 0-2, 2 BB, 2 SB.

Port Angeles pulls away late against Kingston

PORT ANGELES — The Bucs hung in there with the Olympic League leaders for five innings until the Port Angeles bats finally woke up to break open the game.

Tim Melzer was excellent on the mound, pitching five innings and giving up just one unearned run in the first inning.

Kingston has a road game against Sequim on Friday and then completes the season with a home-and-home against Bremerton on April 29 and May 2.

Port Angeles 5, Kingston 0

KI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 4 1

PA 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 — 5 8 3

WP: Woods LP: Melzer

Pitching

Kingston — Melzer 5 IP, 4 H, R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; Sitting Dog IP, 4 H, 4 R, 3 ER, BB.

Port Angeles — Woods 3 IP, 3 H, 3 K; Scofield 3 IP, BB, 4 K; Merritt IP, H, 2 K.

Hitting

Kingston — Hermanson 2-3, SB; Foss 1-3; Whalen 1-3; Melzer 0-1, BB.

Port Angeles — Bradow 2-4, RBI, SB; Basden 1-2, RBI, BB, R; Wood 0-1, RBI, 2 BB; Guerrero 1-3, RBI, BB, R; Pena 1-3, RBI, R.

Knights put up nine runs but can’t keep pace with Sequim

BREMERTON — A seven-run fourth-inning Knights offensive explosion nearly erased a 8-0 deficit, but the Wolves piled on in the sixth and seventh innings, prevailing over Bremerton 15-9.

Hunter Tipler and Ryan Saylor each drove in a pair of runs and Hector Infante and Landon Isenhart also picked up RBIs.

Trailing 8-0, Infante led off the fourth with a double to center and advanced to third on an Estan Wakonabo bunt single. Andy McMartin’s fly ball dropped in for an error to score the first round and that was followed by a Saylor RBI-single on an opposite-field hit.

Isenhart then laced an RBI-single to right and Tipler doubled in two to cut the lead to 8-5. Hanson Bell then brought in a run on a sacrifice bunt and Infante doubled to left to bring Bremerton within one run.

The fourth-place Wolves regrouped and pulled away in the sixth and seventh, scoring seven more runs. The Knights added two in the bottom of the seventh, but the rally fell short.

Sequim 15, Bremerton 9

SQ 3 0 3 2 0 2 5 — 15 14 2

Brem 0 0 0 7 0 0 2 — 9 9 3

WP: J. Young LP: McMartin

Pitching

Sequim — J.Young 3.2 IP, 7 H, 7 R, 5 ER, 7 K; Thomas 3.1 IP, 2 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 2 BB, K.

Bremerton — McMartin 3.1 IP, 6 H, 8 R, 8 ER, 7 BB, 6 K; Wakonabo 3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 2 BB, K.

Hitting

Sequim — Thomas 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI, 3 R, 2 SB; Grubb 1-2, 2 RBI, BB, 2 R, SB; Pozernick 1-4, 3 RBI, BB; Newton 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI; Eaton 2-2, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 SB.

Bremerton — Saylor 2-4, 2 RBI, R; Infante 2-4, 2 2B, RBI, R; Tipler 1-4, 2 RBI, R; Bell 1-2, RBI, SB, R; Isenhart 1-4, RBI, R, SB.

KTAC Racquetball Ladder Results

BREMERTON — The Kitsap Tennis and Athletic Club final racquetball ladder results for the fall/winter session 2019 are as follows. The spring/summer session for ladder play began April 2.

Singles

1. Rocco Vega, Poulsbo.

2. David Lorenz, Port Orchard.

3. Brad Burdyshaw, Bremerton.

4. Steve Ondak, Kingston.

5. Yas Yoneda, Bremerton.

6. Brock Moller, Bremerton.

7. James Zeitler, Bremerton.

8. Larry Tuke, Silverdale.

9. Mike Fleury, Poulsbo.

10. Brian Miller, Poulsbo.

Doubles

1. Larry Tuke, Silverdale.

2. James Zeitler, Bremerton.

3. Chuck Kheriaty, Bremerton.

4. Doug Whittle, Bremerton.

5. Ken Shelton, Bremerton.

6. Brian Miller, Poulsbo.

7. Brad Burdyshaw, Bremerton.

8. Paul Dempsey, Kingston.

9. David Lorenz, Port Orchard.

10. Steve Ondak, Kingston.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at mkrulish@soundpublishing.com. Follow him on Twitter @MKrulishKDN.

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