Mackenzie Wagner pitched five innings for North Kitsap and allowed just one run on four hits while striking out four. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Mackenzie Wagner pitched five innings for North Kitsap and allowed just one run on four hits while striking out four. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Weekend Roundup: North Kitsap fastpitch knocks off Kingston

Kingston, Klahowya boys soccer earn big victories

POULSBO — Brianna Hoffman hit a grand slam and drove in five runs to support a solid pitching performance by Mackenzie Wagner as North Kitsap defeated Kingston 13-1 in 4 1/2 innings on April 13.

Hoffman smashed a 1-1 offering over the left field fence in the bottom of the third to break open the tied ballgame and give North Kitsap a 5-1 lead. The Vikings followed up with eight more runs in the fourth to trigger the mercy rule.

Wagner gave up just one run on four hits in four innings and struck out four. She also helped herself at the plate, driving in three runs, including a two-run double in the fourth on a ball struck well into the left-center field gap to extend the lead to 9-1.

Sarah Smith went 2 for 2 and drove in three runs; Genevive Keller went 1 for 2 with a walk and also added an RBI.

The Bucs scored the first run of the game on an RBI-single by Lucy Schaeffer in the top of the third inning. Catcher Meghan Fenwick led off the frame with a double and took third on an error. Schaeffer then laced a single to right field to give Kingston a short-lived lead.

North Kitsap 13, Kingston 1

King 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 4 1

NK 0 0 5 8 x — 13 11 1

WP: Wagner LP: Boure


Kingston — Boure 4 IP, 11 H, 13 R, 6 BB, 2 K.

North Kitsap — Wagner 5 IP, 4 H 1 R, 0 BB, 4 K.


Kingston — Fenwick 1-3, 2B, R; Schaeffer 2-3, RBI; Davies 1-3.

North Kitsap — Hoffman 2-3, HR, 5 RBI; Wagner 1-2, 2B, BB, 3 RBI; Smith 2-2, 3 RBI; Keller 1-2, BB, RBI.

Boys Soccer

Klahowya 3, Sequim 1

SILVERDALE — Mason Joe, Josh Connolly and Matt Frank all hit the back of the net as the Eagles extended their record to 7-2-1 on the season with a big victory over 2A Sequim.

Joe opened the scoring early with a goal in which he flipped the ball up over the keeper from close range. Sequim’s Hayuk Minano scored a goal early in the second half, but with the wind at their backs, the Eagles’ speed became too much for the Wolves. In the 65th minute, Connolly hit a hard, low shot that took a deflection off a Sequim defender and into the net to give Klahowya a 2-1 lead. Frank slid a ball past the keeper off a great feed from Darius Joe to ice the victory.

Kingston 1, Port Angeles 0

PORT ANGELES — Kingston held on to first place with a goal in extra time to defeat the Roughriders 1-0. Henry Golden scored on a quick counter attack in the game’s final moments to lift the Buccaneers to victory. Kingston still maintains a two-point lead over North Kitsap in the standings. The Vikings defeated Bremerton 2-0 on Friday.

North Thurston 3, Central Kitsap 1 (Saturday)

EAST BREMERTON — Carter Nilsen scored in the 29th minute to give the Cougars a 1-0 lead, but North Thurston recovered to take a 3-1 victory in a South Sound Conference game.

  • North Kitsap 2, Bremerton 0
  • South Kitsap 2, Sumner 1
  • North Mason 2, Olympic 0

April 16 schedule


  • Olympic at North Mason, 4:15 p.m.
  • Bremerton at North Kitsap, 4:15 p.m.
  • Port Angeles at Kingston, postponed.


  • Central Kitsap at Shelton, 4 p.m.
  • Peninsula at Kingston, postponed.
  • Timberline at Olympic, postponed
  • South Kitsap at Graham-Kapowsin, postponed

Boys Soccer

  • Coupeville at Klahowya, 4 p.m.


  • Central Kitsap at Timberline, 3:30 p.m.
  • Klahowya at Chimacum, 4 p.m.
  • Bremerton at Kingston, 4 p.m.

Boys Golf

  • Port Townsend at North Kitsap, 3 p.m.

Girls Golf

  • Central Kitsap at Burlington Invitational, 3 p.m.
  • Port Townsend at North Kitsap, 3 p.m.

Girls Water Polo

  • Tahoma at South Kitsap, 3:30 p.m.

— Mark Krulish is a reporter for Kitsap News Group. He can be reached at

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