Softball

Cadence Robles reaches down into the dirt to honor the memory of classmate Gee Still, who recently passed away in an accident. Kris Bartlett Courtesy Photos

Resilient North Kitsap juniors rally to reach state softball finals

From the coaches on down to the players, the North Kitsap junior All Stars run at the Washington state tournament was an example of how… Continue reading

 

Jaynie Davis (3) makes the grab coming over from leftfield as Layla Baker backs her up. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

NK can’t flush away final 2 losses to Gig Harbor

The North Kitsap Little League Majors Softball All Stars had an unusual tradition this year. After a bad play, the player would write it down… Continue reading

 

North Kitsap junior Makalya Stockman was named one of the game’s MVPs. Stockman picked up a hit and struck out four batters in two innings. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Nationals beat the Americans 11-7 in 18th KAR Softball Showcase

Some of the West Sound’s best softball players took the field Tuesday for the return of Kitsap Athletic Roundtable’s 18th annual Softball Showcase. The Nationals,… Continue reading

 

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Bainbridge defies the odd, grabs softball title

The old cliché tells you to throw out the record books when it comes to the postseason because those wins and losses no longer matter.… Continue reading

Miranda Grogger gave up just one run and did not walk a batter in the Olympic League championship game against North Kitsap. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Pep talk sparks Spartans past Olympic

BI responds after Trojans take advantage of errors

Ruby Raymundo hits one of her two doubles against Olympic. Raymundo finished the game with three hits and one RBI. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)

South Kitsap outslugs Gig Harbor, 14-12, to improve to 5-0

South Kitsap’s bats have been hot all season long. Entering Monday’s game against Gig Harbor, the Wolves had averaged 18 runs through their first four… Continue reading

Sarah Hoyt delivers an RBI in the sixth inning of a 14-12 win over Gig Harbor. (Mark Krulish |Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

Hot bats, Stockman’s 16 K’s lead NK over Bainbridge

North Kitsap broke out the bats early in Friday afternoon’s game against Bainbridge and coasted to victory on the strength of an eight-run outburst over… Continue reading

North Kitsap’s Anna Wetzsteon drove in four runs in her team’s 9-1 victory over Bainbridge. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
In her team’s final two games, Cerenity Fake struck out seven hitters against Mill Creek and drove in three runs against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)

North Kitsap Little League finishes third in the state tournament

POULSBO — The North Kitsap Little League All Stars nearly completed a tremendous comeback against Redmond, but fell just short, bringing an end to their… Continue reading

In her team’s final two games, Cerenity Fake struck out seven hitters against Mill Creek and drove in three runs against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Little League All-Star Kendall Becker slides into third with a triple against Redmond. (Mark Krulish/Kitsap News Group)
North Kitsap Little League All-Star Kendall Becker slides into third with a triple against Redmond. (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
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

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

Sadie Chipley
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

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

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