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QUILCENE — Sammy Rae’s two-out hit in the bottom of the sixth inning brought in two runs and completed the Quilcene softball team’s comeback against the Taholah Chitwins.
Rae’s single, which scored Alex Johnsen and Megan Weller, broke a tie and gave the Rangers a 6-4 win and capped off a string of six unanswered runs by Quilcene.
Taholah scored four runs in the third inning when Rae, who pitched a complete game, struggled to find the strike zone and gave up a handful of walks.
Before and after that inning, though, Rae had no trouble finding her spots.
The sophomore fanned 17 batters to improve her record to 9-0 on the season. In two games against the Chitwins, Rae has 32 strikeouts.
“She got refocused, which is a sign of character,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said.
The Rangers’ bats awoke in the bottom of the fourth inning.
Rae led off with a stand-up double, and came around to score on a single by Emily Ward.
Ward and Katie Bailey scored on a pinch-hit single down the left-field line by Alexis Gray to cut the deficit to 4-3.
Quilcene tied the game in the fifth when Celsea Hughes scored after being caught in a rundown between third base and home plate.
Rae struck out three in the bottom of the seventh, and Ward made a great play on a hit to deep center to prevent an extra-base hit, to seal the win for the Rangers (10-3).
Quilcene returns to action Tuesday with a road tilt against Lake Quinault.
Quilcene 6, Taholah 4
Taholah 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 — 4 2 3
Quilcene 0 0 0 3 1 2 x — 6 10 1
WP- Rae (9-0)
Quilcene: Rae 7IP, 17K, 2H, 5BB.
Quilcene: Rae 2-4, 2B, R 2RBI; Gray 1-1, 2B, 2RBI; Weller 2-4, R; Ward 1-3, R, RBI; Hughes 1-4, R; Viloria 1-3; Johnsen 1-4, R; Bailey 1-1, R.
Port Angeles 8,
CHIMACUM — The Roughriders endured a comeback by the Cowboys to earn the nonleague win.
Port Angeles led 8-4 going into the sixth inning, but the Cowboys scored one run in the sixth and two in the bottom of the seventh.
“It turned out to be a close game in the end as Chimacum’s rally in the bottom of the seventh fell just short,” Riders coach Randy Steinman said.
“It was senior night for Chimacum, and all four seniors performed well.”
Mallori Cossell, Erin Bainbridge, Cydney Nelson and Krista Hathaway are the Cowboys’ seniors.
Cossell drove in a run and scored a run, Nelson had an RBI, Bainbridge scored a run and Hathaway had a hit.
Port Angeles received a lot of production from the top of its batting order as Sarah Steinman, Maddy Hinrichs and Carly Gouge all drove in two runs apiece.
Both teams played sloppy defense, finishing with six errors each.
The Riders (13-2, 15-2) finish their regular season schedule when they host Klahowya (2-13, 2-14) on Monday.
They open the Olympic League tournament with a game against Kingston (12-4) on Saturday at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
Chimacum (7-5, 8-7) will likely play a tiebreaker game with Cedar Park Christian next week to determine which team will be the third seed in the 1A Tri-District tournament, which starts Thursday, May 16.
Port Angeles 8, Chimacum 7
Port Angeles 1 4 0 1 2 0 0 — 8 12 6
Chimacum 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 — 7 4 6
WP- Cristion; LP- Nelson
Port Angeles: Cristion 2IP, H, 3R, 0ER, 2BB; Steinman 3IP, 2H, ER, 2BB, 6K; D. Lucas 2IP, H, 3R, ER, 2BB.
Chimacum: Nelson 4IP, 10H, 6R, 4ER, BB; McKinlay 3IP, 2H, 2R, 3BB, K.
Port Angeles: Steinman 3-4, R, 2RBI; Wetzler 2-3, R; Hinrichs 2-4, R, 2RBI; Gouge 1-4, 2R, 2RBI.
Chimacum: Cossell 1-4, R, RBI; Kelly 1-4, R, RBI; Nelson 1-2, RBI.
Port Townsend 3
PORT TOWNSEND — The Wolves completed an undefeated Olympic League season with a road victory over the Redskins.
Melissa Lewis went the distance on the mound to earn the win, and also homered and drove in five runs at the plate.
Lewis’ homer was one of three in Sequim’s 10-run first inning. Alexas Besand and Hannah Grubb also went long for the Wolves.
Besand was a perfect 6 for 6 at the plate with a double, three runs and five RBI. Grubb also doubled and drove in three runs.
For Port Townsend (1-15, 1-16), Molly Force had two hits and three RBI. Mia Henderson and Rose Gitelman both contributed doubles, and Gitelman scored twice.
Sequim’s (16-0, 17-0) next game will be Saturday at the Olympic League tournament against the winner of Wednesday’s game between Olympic (10-6, 10-9) and North Mason (6-9, 7-9).
Sequim 27, Port Townsend 3
Sequim 10 0 9 8 0 — 27 20 1
Port Townsend 0 2 0 1 0 — 3 6 4
WP- Lewis; LP- Polizzi
Sequim: Lewis 5IP, 6H, 2ER, BB, 6K.
Port Townsend: Polizzi 2 2/3IP, K, 9H, 16ER, 10BB; Lee 2 1/3IP, K, 11H, 5ER, 4BB.
Sequim: Lewis 3-4, 2B, HR, 3R, 6RBI; Besand 6-6, 2B, HR, 3R, 5RBI; Grubb 2-4, 2B, HR, 2R, 3RBI; Zbaraschuk 3-3, 2B, 2R, 3RBI, SB.
Port Townsend: Force 2-2, 3RBI; Henderson 1-3, 2B; Gitelman 1-2, 2B, 2R; Polizzi 1-3; Rutenback 1-2.
Forks 10, 11,
Rainier 0, 6
FORKS — Sabrina Collins tossed no-hitter in the opening game and the Spartans’ seniors went out with the doubleheader sweep of the Mountaineers.
“It was our senior night, and all three of our seniors — Jillian Raben, Alissa Shaw and Sassy Price — played exceptionally well, leading their team with strength, focus and maturity,” Forks coach Chelsey Davis said.
Collins pitched a gem in the opening game, striking out 12 in the Spartans’ 10-0 win in five innings.
Collins was backed up by triples from Tabetha Brock, Alissa Shaw, Emily Klahn and Price.
Catcher Courtnie Paul threw out one of Rainier’s few base runners with a beautiful throw to second base.
In the second game, the Mountaineers led 6-3 before Forks put up eight runs in the sixth inning.
Halle Palmer belted a home run, and Raben and Shaw both had triples.
Raben started on the mound, striking out two, before being relieved by Collins in the fourth inning, after which Collins fanned six batters to bring her strikeout count for the day to 18.
Forks next plays a doubleheader at Hoquiam on Thursday.
Forks 10, Rainier 0 (5 innings)
Rainier 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 0 1
Forks 0 1 2 2 5 — 10 11 0
Forks: Collins 5IP, 12K, 0H.
Forks 11, Rainier 6
Rainier 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 — 6 7 1
Forks 0 0 3 0 0 8 0 — 11 15 4
Forks: Raben 2K, Collins 6K.
Port Angeles 1
BREMERTON — The Roughriders will be the Olympic League’s fourth seed at next week’s 2A West Central District tournament after falling to the Trojans in the league tournament’s third-place game at Kitsap County Fairgrounds.
Michael Konopaski pitched seven strong innings for Port Angeles, striking out six, but didn’t receive much support.
“He competed and pitched his heart out,” Riders coach Chad Wagner said.
“He [wouldn’t] have given up any runs if we could have made any plays behind him.”
Port Angeles (9-8) will play Lindbergh on Tuesday at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma.
“We can’t make mistakes, and we have to have timely hitting,” Wagner said.
“Playoff teams are going to be just as good as us, if not better, but if we execute and out-work our competition, we will win some games.
“We need to flush it and look to capitalize Tuesday, as it’s a loser-out game.”
Olympic 4, Port Angeles 1
Port Angeles 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 1 2 1
Olympic 0 0 0 3 0 1 x — 4 7 2
WP- Catharius; LP- Michael Konopaski
Port Angeles: Michael Konopaski 7IP, 6K, 7H.
Port Angeles: B. Konopaski 1-3; Mudd 1-3.
Olympic: Ward 2-3, Matheny 2-2, R.
Quilcene 4, 5,
Mount Rainier Lutheran 2, 11
QUILCENE — The Rangers wrapped up a Sea-Tac League championship by beating the Hawks in the opening game of the doubleheader.
Mount Rainier Lutheran won the second game 11-5.
The league title means Quilcene receives a berth to the 1B state tournament.
Jacob Pleines went the distance in game one, and allowed just four hits, to earn the win.
Senior co-captain Tyson Svetich was the hero of the game, hitting a two-run double in the third inning that scored Pleines and A.J. Prater.
Nate Weller also drove in a run for Quilcene.
Bellevue Christian 0
CHIMACUM — Casey Settje pitched a complete-game shutout to give the Cowboys (5-11, 5-13) a win over the Vikings in their final game of the season.
“He’s a senior, so it was a good way to go out,” Chimacum coach Jim Dunn said.
Settje fanned five and held Bellevue Christian to just two hits.
Chimacum 2, Bellevue Christian 0
Bellevue 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 2 3
Chimacum 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 — 2 4 3
Chimacum: Settje 7IP, 2H, 5K.
Forks 3, 8,
Rainier 2, 9
FORKS — The Spartans finished their season by splitting a tightly contested doubleheader with the Mountaineers.
Forks won the first game when Nick Gilmore scored from third on a wild pitch in the bottom of the seventh inning.
The Spartans scored first on a two-run double by Brett Pederson in the first inning.
Sophomore Javier Conteras pitched at least seven innings for the fourth consecutive outing, striking out five and earning the win.
Rainier took the second by scoring two runs in the eighth inning.
The Spartans added a run and had the winning run on second base, but were unable to bring him in to score.
It was the final game for seniors Mitch Leppell, Mark Jacobson, Gilmore and Troy Johnson.
Leppell was 3 for 3 at the plate and scored four runs.
Jacobson went all eight innings on the mound.
“He competed for us and gave us everything he had,” Forks coach Wayne Daman said.
Forks 3, Rainier 2
Rainier 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 — 2 6
Forks 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 — 3 3
WP- Contreras; LP- Champion
Forks: Contreras 7IP, CG, 5K.
Rainier: Chatman 2-3; Christman 1-4, R, RBI.
Forks: Leppell 1-3, R; Pederson 1-3, 2RBI; Gilmore 1-3, R.
Rainier 9, Forks 8 (8 inning)
Rainier 0 2 0 1 0 2 2 2 — 9 13
Forks 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 1 — 8 11
WP- Name (X-X); LP- Jacobson
Rainier: Champion 8IP, 12K, 6BB.
Forks: Jacobson 8IP.
Rainier: Hansen 3-4, 2R, 2RBI, 2SB; Froembling 3-5, 2RBI.
Forks: Leppell 3-3, BB, HBP, 4R; Contreras 2-2; Gilmore 0-4, RBI; Johnson 1-4; Hagan 1-4.
qualify for state
BREMERTON — Port Angeles’ Joe Barnes and Micah Needham both qualified for the 2A state golf tournament at the Olympic League tournament at Gold Mountain Golf Club.
The Roughriders could still take five to state, as three other golfers — Garrett Payton, Alex Atwell and Austin Underwood — advanced to the district tournament.
Jesse Francis is the only Sequim golfer to qualify for district, by shooting an 86.
Barnes took second place by shooting a 78, trailing only Trent Farris of Olympic, who had a 77.
Needham, Port Angeles’ No. 5 golfer, shot an 85 and survived a four-way tiebreaker to claim the league’s seventh automatic state berth.
Payton and Atwell, along with Francis, were among 10 golfers who finished with an 86.
Fox and Fisher
BREMERTON — Dana Fox of Port Angeles and Maddy Fisher of Sequim both claimed spots at state at the Olympic League tournament at Gold Mountain Golf Club.
Fox will be competing at state for the third time after placing third with an 89. She is the only Roughriders golfer to advance beyond the league tournament.
Fisher finished fifth by shooting 95.
The Wolves had three qualify for the district tournament: Brianna Kettel (102), Elisa Sallee (107) and Caitlin Stofferahn (108).
BREMERTON — The Wolves missed out on a chance to clinch third place in the Olympic League by falling to the Trojans at Silverdale Stadium.
Now Sequim (9-6, 29 points) must beat North Kitsap (13-2, 39 points), which is tied with Kingston for the league lead, at home on Monday.
Meanwhile, the Trojans (10-5, 29 points) seem to have an easier path to third place, as they play at North Mason (5-10, 14 points) on Monday.
Olympic’s Ricky Wright scored the only goal of the game off a corner kick in the 12th minute.
The Wolves had plenty of chances to score, but were unable to capitalize.
“I thought the kids played one of their better games as far a moving the ball; there was great passing and hard tackling,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said.
Brasher named Nicholas Baird as the player of the match.
“He was solid in the middle,” Brasher said.
Goalkeeper Austin Wagner made four saves for the Wolves.
Port Angeles 2,
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders eliminated the Eagles from the postseason race by prevailing in their last home game of the season.
“We played by far our best overall game of the season, and the three seniors — Jack Doryland, Abinet Hayden, and Rasmus Aadeli — were instrumental in the victory,” Port Angeles coach Chris Saari said.
“The game was fairly even, and went from end to end with each team creating good scoring opportunities throughout.”
Klahowya’s Matt Danielson scored in the 10th minute, and the Eagles (5-11, 14 points) took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
Early in the second half, the Riders scored the equalizer on a second-effort goal by Hayden in the 41st minute.
Miki Andrus scored the go-ahead goal in the 46th minute on an assist from freshman Jeff Glatz.
Glatz played a long ball deep into the Eagles penalty box, and Andrus elevated and flicked in the header goal.
Port Angeles (2-13, five points) notched its first regulation win of the season, and what Saari called a “late-season morale booster.”
He selected Andrus as the offensive player of the match.
Doryland and Tristan Isett shared defensive player of the game honors, and Hayden and Wei-Yan Fu were the transition players of the match.
The Riders finish their season at Bremerton (5-10, 16 points) on Monday. Port Angeles beat the Knights in a shootout last month.
Forks 4, Tenino 2
FORKS — The Spartans closed out the regular season by beating the Beavers for their first win of the year.
Absai Garcia and Marco Ramos both scored two goals apiece for Forks.
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