Softball

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

 

Olympic sophomore Riley Burdyshaw pitched well in an elimination game against Eatonville, holding her opponent to just three runs. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Olympic, North Kitsap see their seasons end at the 2A state tournament

SELAH — North Kitsap’s Olympic League nemesis did them in one final time in 2019. After losing to East Valley (Yakima) 5-3 in the first… Continue reading

 

Sadie Chipley

Athlete of the Week: Sadie Chipley, Olympic fastpitch

Sadie Chipley was instrumental in helping the Olympic softball team reach the 2A state tournament. The senior first baseman went 1 for 3 with a… Continue reading

 

Olympic’s Sadie Chipley circles the bases after hitting one of her two home runs against North Kitsap in the district tournament third place game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District softball roundup: Olympic takes third place, North Kitsap gets fourth at 2A district tournament; South Kitsap’s season comes to an end

LACEY — Two familiar foes matched up in the 2A West Central District III third place game after suffering disappointing losses in the semifinals. Olympic… Continue reading

Olympic’s Sadie Chipley circles the bases after hitting one of her two home runs against North Kitsap in the district tournament third place game. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Jordynn Lawrence leads South Kitsap with a .569 batting average. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

District softball begins Friday for South Kitsap, North Kitsap, Olympic

Kitsap is sending three fastpitch teams to district tournaments this year and they all have one thing in common — plenty of thump in the… Continue reading

Jordynn Lawrence leads South Kitsap with a .569 batting average. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Softball Roundup: South Kitsap, Olympic close regular season with victories

GRAHAM — The South Kitsap fastpitch team finished the regular season tied for second with Rogers thanks to an 11-1 victory over Graham-Kapowsin on Thursday.… Continue reading

Makayla Stockman struck out nine hitters and gave up one run against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap captures first league championship since 2004

POULSBO — The long and winding road for North Kitsap’s senior softballers has finally led them to the summit of the Olympic League. The season… Continue reading

Makayla Stockman struck out nine hitters and gave up one run against Port Angeles. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alicia Goetz went 2 for 4 with a double in a 7-4 win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Alicia Goetz went 2 for 4 with a double in a 7-4 win over North Mason. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Keira Alvarez connects for a base hit against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Kingston wins in walk-off fashion, 9-8, over Klahowya

Brandy Boure drove in four runs, including the game-winning sacrifice fly

Keira Alvarez connects for a base hit against Klahowya. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Lamara Villiard secured a walk-off victory with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning against Olympic. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Vikings come up big in the clutch to defeat Olympic, 9-8, in extra innings

Grace Ibarra delivered a game-tying RBI-single in the seventh and Lamara Villiard secured the walk-off victory in the eighth

Lamara Villiard secured a walk-off victory with an RBI-single in the bottom of the eighth inning against Olympic. (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)

Central Kitsap picks up first league win of the season

SILVERDALE — Central Kitsap picked up its first league win of the season on April 10, beating North Thurston 12-9 in a close match at… Continue reading

South Kitsap nabs third win in a row, 7-1 over Olympia

PORT ORCHARD — It was a windy, blustery day at South Kitsap High School in the middle of spring break as the Wolves fastpitch team… Continue reading

<em>Sophomore Samantha Burgh went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a three-run homer against Olympic.		 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
<em>Sophomore Samantha Burgh went 4 for 4 with a pair of doubles and a three-run homer against Olympic.		 </em>Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group
Sarah Hoyt connects for a base hit against Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap falls to Puyallup, 11-3

PORT ORCHARD — The South Puget Sound League still runs through Puyallup as the Vikings handed South Kitsap its first loss of the season March… Continue reading

Sarah Hoyt connects for a base hit against Puyallup. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
South Kitsap’s Jordynn Lawrence strikes a base hit against Rogers. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap blanks Rogers in SPSL opener

Kaitlynn Johnston went 3 for 3 and drove in two runs on a pair of doubles

South Kitsap’s Jordynn Lawrence strikes a base hit against Rogers. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap setting expectations high this season

The Vikings are 2-0 and begin league play Wednesday

Mia Falotico went 4 for 4 and hit for the cycle against Klahowya. She also struck out seven batters in five innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bremerton scores big in season opener

Mia Falotico hit for the cycle and drove in eight runs for the Knights

Mia Falotico went 4 for 4 and hit for the cycle against Klahowya. She also struck out seven batters in five innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
NK junior pitcher Sarah Smith tosses a pitch in the third inning against Bremerton on May 3. She finished the game with 11 strikeouts. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
NK junior pitcher Sarah Smith tosses a pitch in the third inning against Bremerton on May 3. She finished the game with 11 strikeouts. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News
Central Kitsap’s dugout empties around home plate to celebrate Faith Schenk’s home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News

Central Kitsap edges out Capital, 12-11, to stay alive in postseason race

The Cougars look to continue their bid for the final South Sound Conference district spot today against Timberline

Central Kitsap’s dugout empties around home plate to celebrate Faith Schenk’s home run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jacob Moore | Kitsap Daily News