Olympic baseball coach Nate Andrews believes you can never have
“Our motto is everybody is a pitcher until proven otherwise,” he
said Friday after his Trojans beat Port Townsend 11-0 in five
innings. Jaiden Pereira and Hunter Shelton combined for the
Wanna hear something interesting? The Trojans (7-2) lead the
Olympic League with a 6-1 record. Sequim, which beat Olympic
earlier this week, is a half-game back at 5-1.
In those nine games, Olympic’s top two pitchers Kipp Cartharius
and Shane Matheny have combined to pitch just 11 innings.
Cartharius, the No. 1, is coming back from an arm injury and has
gone four innings.
Andrews has relied on a handful of sophomores — Pereira, Alberto
Castorena, Ethan Tufts, Ethan Goldizen and Melvin Santos — to get
the job done early in the season. Since Andrews, who had Tommy John
surgery in college, is big on building arm strength, the Trojans
routinely throw three or four pitchers a game. It’s seemed to work
“You can never have enough pitching,” Andrews said.