Vikings rock Olympia, improve to 5-1 on the diamond

POULSBO — With an 11-1 win over Olympia Monday, North Kitsap baseball continues its roll. The Vikings are now 5-1, grabbing for the top spot of the Narrows League Bay division along with Stadium and Bellarmine Prep. North finished its series with the Bears (2-2) in Olympia Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time.

POULSBO — With an 11-1 win over Olympia Monday, North Kitsap baseball continues its roll.

The Vikings are now 5-1, grabbing for the top spot of the Narrows League Bay division along with Stadium and Bellarmine Prep. North finished its series with the Bears (2-2) in Olympia Tuesday, but results were unavailable at press time.

Monday’s contest featured a barrage of purple bats.

The game was knotted at zero into the bottom half of the third inning where North erupted. After the Vikings loading the bases off Oly pitcher Jeremy Gendlek, Jamaal Smith ripped a deep sac fly that scored NK’s first run. Reuben Smith followed up by slicing one through the infield to score two more — two of his three total RBIs on the afternoon.

The Vikings racked up 11 runs on a total of 14 hits in the game, while senior Kelly Wells picked up another win on the mound. He pitched for the duration, giving up just five hits and one run.

Jesse Cummings led North on offense as he scored two runs, and also hit 2-3 with two RBIs. Jordan Tucker hit 3-4 , as did Kramer Uvila — who added another RBI.

Next up, the Vikings will be taking on Stadium in a doubleheader March 30 and 31. On Friday, the Tigers will come to Poulsbo for a 3:45 p.m. game time, then Saturday North travels to Heidelberg Park in Tacoma for a 1 p.m. start.

GRAY BOX: Stats

Jeremy Gendlek, Eric Peterson (5) and Jim Norman. Kelly Wells and Joe Benish. W—Wells. L—Gendlek.

Leading hitters — O: Bryant Brocen 2-2, Kramer Skidmore 2-2. NK: Jesse Cummings 2-3 (2R,2RBI), Kramer Uvila 3-4 (2R,rBI), Jordan Tucerk 3-4 (R), Reuben Smith 2-2 (3RBI).