Baseball

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

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

Heino’s two-homer day leads Olympic over Timberline
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

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

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

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

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

Two days after father’s death, O’Neil throws no-hitter
Thunder Doty took the mound in game one with Kitsap AA trailing 7-1 in the fifth inning and gave up just one unearned run as his team completed a comeback victory. Doty also went 3 for 3 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kitsap AA sweeps Lower Columbia, keeps state tournament hopes alive

Kitsap erased a seven-run deficit in game one and then held on for a 7-6 win in game two

Thunder Doty took the mound in game one with Kitsap AA trailing 7-1 in the fifth inning and gave up just one unearned run as his team completed a comeback victory. Doty also went 3 for 3 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Renegades 15U squad goes 4-0 in GSL Tournament

Renegades 15U squad goes 4-0 in GSL Tournament

KITSAP COUNTY — The Demarini Renegades 15U team, made up almost entirely of young high school players from Kitsap County, had a weekend to remember.… Continue reading

Renegades 15U squad goes 4-0 in GSL Tournament
Andy McMartin drives a single into the outfield against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Knights pitcher has sights set on comeback from Tommy John surgery

Junior Andy McMartin hasn’t been able to pitch for about one year.

Andy McMartin drives a single into the outfield against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Trojans senior catcher Kylen Pereira hammers a pitch in a game against North Kitsap on March 21. The Vikings won 3-2. Mark Krulish | Kitsap Daily News

Olympic cruises past Eatonville, 3-1, in elimination game

With the win, the Trojans stay alive in the postseason and it will play White River on Saturday

Trojans senior catcher Kylen Pereira hammers a pitch in a game against North Kitsap on March 21. The Vikings won 3-2. Mark Krulish | Kitsap Daily News
Kingston senior infielder Ethan Sax takes a hack in the first inning of a game against White River on May 5. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Kingston senior infielder Ethan Sax takes a hack in the first inning of a game against White River on May 5. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News