Baseball

The Bainbridge LL Senior All Stars were coached by Larry Goode and Life Horwitz. The players were: Christian Benze, McCrea Curfman, Garrett Goade, Conor Grady, Spencer Grady, Matthew Grant, Jack Grant, Ben Hobbs, Monty Horowitz, Judah Marshall, Andrew O’Connell, Isaac Sellers, Miles Wieland, Owen Bernstein and AJ Stevens. (Photo courtesy Ed Wieland)

BI baseball team that almost wasn’t goes 15-2

At the beginning of the Little League season, it looked like the Bainbridge Island senior baseball team wasn’t going to get a chance to play.… Continue reading

 

The annual Stars and Strikes 
old-timers game will take place 
at noon July 4 at Bainbridge 
High School. 
Review file photo

Old-timers return to field in July 4 Stars and Strikes game

The “old-timers” are going to hit the diamond once again this year, and this time they’re the stars of the Fourth of July weekend. With… Continue reading

 

Bainbridge junior JR Ritchie led the Spartans to an Olympic League title and was selected league MVP for 2021. (Review file photo)

Bainbridge’s JR Ritchie named Olympic League MVP

After a dominant year on the mound, including a no-hitter in the Olympic League championship game, it’s no surprise that Bainbridge’s junior right-hander JR Ritchie… Continue reading

 

Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK gets monkey off its back, beats PA

North Kitsap’s recent history against Port Angeles hasn’t been pretty, but the Vikings finally got the chance to turn the tables on the Roughriders last… Continue reading

Cole Edwards entered the game against Port Angeles in the fifth inning and kept the offense off the board. He also tied the game with an RBI-triple in the sixth. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Ritchie’s no-hitter, 18 K’s lead BI to league title

2021 could have been an incredible year for the Bainbridge baseball program. They were invited to play in the illustrious USA Baseball High School Invitation… Continue reading

JR Ritchie stole the show in the championship game with a no-hitter and 18 strikeouts against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Deese’s one-hit shutout sparks South Kitsap in Tribute to the Troops game

With a huge slate of games this week, pitching depth was going to be of the utmost importance to South Kitsap. So when one player… Continue reading

Noah Deese pitched a complete game, one-hitter against North Kitsap on Monday. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

N. Kitsap can’t hold off PA in the 7th

For six innings, North Kitsap was the better team in their home matchup against Port Angeles, but as has happened several times in the recent… Continue reading

North Kitsap's Colton Bower slides in ahead of Seth Woods's tag. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Not pretty but NK beats CK 12-6

Friday’s matchup between two 4-0 teams wasn’t as clean as you’d might expect, but North Kitsap’s clutch hitting and sharp defense in the middle and… Continue reading

Jaxson Gore (22) makes the throw to complete the double play against Central Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap rallies past Sumner, 6-2

Strong pitching, sound defense and timely hitting — it’s a strategy as old as the game of baseball itself, but it was the recipe for… Continue reading

Ty Orser rounds third to score the tying run for South Kitsap against Sumner. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Aaron Fishel opened his store Oficial Jewelry in Nov. but has been working in the industry since 1999.

Family business hits a home run with the bling in Poulsbo

Aaron Fishel has been involved in the North Kitsap community both as a business owner and a board member of the North Kitsap Little Leauge… Continue reading

Aaron Fishel opened his store Oficial Jewelry in Nov. but has been working in the industry since 1999.
Former SK hurler Lucas Knowles promoted to Short Season Class A

Former SK hurler Lucas Knowles promoted to Short Season Class A

Former South Kitsap pitcher Lucas Knowles is on the move, making the jump from Rookie Ball to Class A Short Season in the Washington Nationals… Continue reading

Former SK hurler Lucas Knowles promoted to Short Season Class A
Grey Monsters capture South Kitsap Southern Little League minor prep championship

Grey Monsters capture South Kitsap Southern Little League minor prep championship

OLALLA — On the big field at South Kitsap Southern Little League June 11, the Grey Monsters came away with a minor prep championship in… Continue reading

Grey Monsters capture South Kitsap Southern Little League minor prep championship
Olympic shortstop Molly Gates is the Olympic League 2A MVP after hitting 15 home runs and driving in 41 runs this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic’s Molly Gates wins Olympic League MVP

Molly Gates had a season to remember for Olympic and was the centerpiece of the West Sound’s most explosive offense. The junior shortstop batted an… Continue reading

Olympic shortstop Molly Gates is the Olympic League 2A MVP after hitting 15 home runs and driving in 41 runs this season. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Column: The playoffs will always keep us guessing

Column: The playoffs will always keep us guessing

Jessica Cabato has been connected to the game of softball for a long time — from her days as a star at Central Kitsap High… Continue reading

Column: The playoffs will always keep us guessing
Central Kitsap’s Carson Wiler slides into home plate to score one of the 30 runs tallied in the Senior All-Star game.

Kitsap’s best run up the score at annual All-Star Senior Game

EAST BREMERTON — Kitsap eldest high school baseball players went out with a bang on Wednesday as the American All-Stars and the National All-Stars finished… Continue reading

Central Kitsap’s Carson Wiler slides into home plate to score one of the 30 runs tallied in the Senior All-Star game.
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

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)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Isaac Richardson puts a ball in play against Sequim. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
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

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)
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)