Baseball

Max Larsen (7) and the rest of the Vikings congratulate Colton Bower on his home run against Sequim in the district playoffs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Another successful Vikings season comes to an end in the state tournament

EPHRATA — The Vikings season came to an end last week in the first round of the state tournament, falling to Selah 4-1 at Johnson… Continue reading

 

Tanyr Gagnon entered the game in the third inning and struck out nine hitters as Klahowya came back to win 5-4 in extra innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya survives an extra innings affair against Chimacum, will play Saturday to advance to state

TACOMA — Tanyr Gagnon had to crush his AP Psychology test before he could crush the competition. Klahowya began its 1A West Central District III… Continue reading

 

Chris Schuchart drove in the tying and winning runs for North Kitsap in its district game against Eatonville. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Baseball roundup: North Kitsap is now one win away from reaching the state tournament; South Kitsap eliminated from districts by Kentlake

EAST BREMERTON — North Kitsap lives to fight another day after rallying for six runs in the final three innings against Eatonville. The Vikings trailed… Continue reading

Chris Schuchart drove in the tying and winning runs for North Kitsap in its district game against Eatonville. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Nathaniel Beers hit an opposite-field double that gave South Kitsap a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Tahoma 3-2 in district opener

The Wolves now must qualify for state by winning their next two games

Nathaniel Beers hit an opposite-field double that gave South Kitsap a 2-1 lead in the sixth inning. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Tucker Gowin celebrates his three-run homer against Franklin Pierce. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap splits first two games in district tournament

The Vikings beat Franklin Pierce, but lost to River Ridge

Tucker Gowin celebrates his three-run homer against Franklin Pierce. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hector Infante threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in his final start for Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Hector Infante threw 6 2/3 shutout innings in his final start for Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Stratton Fazio picked up two hits in four at bats in the 9-5 loss to Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Puyallup, but will get another shot at an SPSL title

The Vikings prevailed 9-5, but the Wolves can still win the league championship by beating Rogers on Monday

Stratton Fazio picked up two hits in four at bats in the 9-5 loss to Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Jared Reister makes contact against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings baseball, softball defeated by Port Angeles

POULSBO — The Vikings couldn’t overcome a pair of second-inning runs in a low-scoring, tight game featuring the Olympic League’s two best teams. Isaac Richardson… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Jared Reister makes contact against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Josh Fisher drives a ball the opposite way in North Kitsap’s win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Small ball and base running helps North Kitsap to 4-2 league win over North Mason

POULSBO — The Vikings returned to action after a two week break from games Wednesday. There was a little rust early, but they settled down… Continue reading

Josh Fisher drives a ball the opposite way in North Kitsap’s win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Heino’s two-homer day leads Olympic over Timberline

EAST BREMERTON — Trojans cleanup hitter Dylan Heino hit a pair of home runs to left center field as his team returned to action April… Continue reading

Jaiden Tolentino-Balagtas fist-bumps with Austin McMinds (4) after scoring the final run of the game against Shelton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

McCormick’s complete game shutout, Wiler’s five-RBI day lead CK to win over Shelton

EAST BREMERTON — A day after being shutdown by Shelton’s ace, a 16-hit mercy-rule game was just what the doctor ordered for Central Kitsap. Cougars… Continue reading

Jaiden Tolentino-Balagtas fist-bumps with Austin McMinds (4) after scoring the final run of the game against Shelton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jacob Duarte dives for the plate in the seventh inning against Emerald Ridge, but a good throw resulted in an out. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Wolves rue missed opportunities in 3-2 loss to Emerald Ridge

PORT ORCHARD — South Kitsap is entering a critical stretch of games in a South Puget Sound League that is jam-packed at the top of… Continue reading

Jacob Duarte dives for the plate in the seventh inning against Emerald Ridge, but a good throw resulted in an out. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Blake Ballew connects for a base hit during his team’s 7-6 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap holds off Central Kitsap in non-league battle

EAST BREMERTON — South Kitsap grabbed an early lead in an old-school matchup with Central Kitsap and held off a late Cougars rally. It was… Continue reading

Blake Ballew connects for a base hit during his team’s 7-6 win over Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Logan Prater struck out seven in 4.1 innings of work against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Klahowya fights off rain and a late Kingston rally to secure a 4-3 victory

SILVERDALE — It’s uncertain if the rain or Kingston’s final-inning rally was the bigger threat to a potential Klahowya victory, but the Eagles fought off… Continue reading

Logan Prater struck out seven in 4.1 innings of work against Kingston. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sam Canton comes to the plate to celebrate after hitting a leadoff home run against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Canton’s blast sparks South Kitsap’s 9-2 win over Graham-Kapowsin

Nathaniel Beers, P.J. Moritz and Stratton Fazio each drove in a pair of runs

Sam Canton comes to the plate to celebrate after hitting a leadoff home run against Graham-Kapowsin. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap pours on the runs in 12-1 victory over Kentwood

The Wolves collected 12 hits in the five-inning mercy rule game

Logan O’Neil struck out nine hitters in five innings in Olympic’s 8-2 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Trojans grab first league win, defeat Bremerton 8-2

BREMERTON — A classic early-season pitching battle turned into a big win as the Trojans exploded for five runs in the top of the sixth… Continue reading

Logan O’Neil struck out nine hitters in five innings in Olympic’s 8-2 win over Bremerton. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Central Kitsap sophomore Chandler Lindstrom came on in relief against North Kitsap and tossed four innings of shutout ball, giving up just one hit and no runs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Lindstrom shuts the door as Central Kitsap overcomes three-run deficit to defeat North Kitsap

Chandler Lindstrom threw four shutout innings to close out the game as the offense rallied from behind

Central Kitsap sophomore Chandler Lindstrom came on in relief against North Kitsap and tossed four innings of shutout ball, giving up just one hit and no runs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Two days after father’s death, O’Neil throws no-hitter

BREMERTON — Logan O’Neil has been challenged plenty of times in his life. The strong, competitive, soon-to-be junior at Olympic High has always been able… Continue reading