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Bainbridge, North Kitsap baseball ranked

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

South Kitsap and Sequim fell out of the latest baseball rankings. Bainbridge remained ranked and North Kitsap snuck into the rankings.
You’ll them all here.


Familiar path for South Kitsap baseball?

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

Last year, South Kitsap’s baseball team reached the Class 4A state championship game riding the strength of its rotation.
The Wolves (11-4) hope to do the same this year.
In South Kitsap’s 11 victories this year, the Wolves have allowed four or more runs only once. They’ve allowed two or fewer runs eight times, including three shutouts. Logan Knowles, Cooper Canton and Mac McCarty are the arms coach Marcus Logue plans to ride well into the playoffs.
“Pitching-wise, I feel really confident,” Logue said.
Logue said what is different about this year’s team is the lineup, which is mostly new outside of bashers Tyler Ludlow and Tyler Pinkerton. SK can still be inconsistent with the bats, but Logue feels Monday’s 8-1 win over Central Kitsap might be a turning point. He felt his Wolves loosened up and didn’t try to be “too perfect” at the plate.
And that 3-4 non-league record the Wolves are sporting? Logue said he specifically targeted some of the state’s best teams (Puyallup, Timberline) to play on the road so his team would get a taste of what the postseason would look like.

 


SK, Bainbridge, Olympic baseball all ranked

Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Here are the latest state rankings according to WashingtonBaseballPoll.com.

In the Class 4A poll, South Kitsap is ranked fifth. The Wolves are currently in first place in the Narrows League.

Bainbridge is No. 9 in the Class 3A poll, three spots behind Metro League rival O’Dea.

In the Class 2A poll, Sequim is fifth and Olympic is ninth. The Trojans were fifth when the first poll came out two weeks ago.


Olympic baseball relying on young pitching

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Olympic baseball coach Nate Andrews believes you can never have enough pitching.

“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 no-hitter.

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 so far.

“You can never have enough pitching,” Andrews said.


HS baseball pitcher Ks 21 in perfect game

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

If you thought throwing a perfect game in high school baseball wasn’t difficult enough, how about this kid from Long Island who struck out all 21 batters he faced on Tuesday for his perfect game.


Olympic baseball team No. 5 in state rankings

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

Lem Elway over at Washington Baseball Poll came out with his list of rankings on Monday and had Olympic positioned at No. 5 in the Class 2A poll. The Trojans began the season 4-0 before losing to Lake Washington 9-3 at Safeco Field on Saturday.

Olympic coach Nate Andrews said he isn’t a big fan of seeing his team in the rankings because it means the Trojans become targets.


Addition to story about quirky baseball fields

Friday, March 28th, 2014

On Thursday I wrote a column about quirks at different baseball field around the area. There was a portion about Shelton High School not included because I wanted to first confirm some details first told to me by Central Kitsap baseball coach/athletic director Bill Baxter. Well, I got confirmation.

Dan Ericson, who coaches three sports at Klahowya and is a 1992 Shelton graduate, said there used to be a tree in the field of play at Shelton’s field. The tree stood in front of the fence in center field, roughly 400 feet away from home plate. Just in case anyone hit it far enough to put the tree in play, a while line was painted across it. Any ball hitting above that white line would be a home run.

Ericson actually played center field on the baseball and said he never saw a ball come close to hitting the tree, which is no longer there.

Ericson said the outfield was also dotted with mole hills, which made fielding an adventure at times.

 


Goodwin dedication moved to April 21

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

South Kitsap’s baseball field will be re-named in honor of its late Hall of Fame coach Elton Goodwin. The dedication ceremony, originally scheduled for Saturday, will be held on April 21 prior to a 3 p.m. game against Central Kitsap.
Saturday’s home game against Decatur is in jeopardy because of wet field conditions, said SK coach Marcus Logue.
Goodwin guided the Wolves to state championships in 1983, 1996 and 2003. He retired following the 2003 season. He died in November of 2013. He was 63.
An event to raise money for a scoreboard and the Elton Goodwin Foundation is still on for April 10 at McCormick Woods Golf Course. Hosted by the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable, ex-SK player and Seattle Mariner Willie Bloomquist and former Olympic bobsledder Bree Schaaf will be the speakers. Cost is $30, $25 for KAR members. It starts with a 6 p.m. social hour.


Locals make Baseball Northwest’s top prospects list

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Every spring, BaseballNorthwest.com puts out lists for its Top 60 high school prospects in Washington.
A handful of local players made the cut recently for the Class of 2014 and 2015.
Olympic third baseman Shane Matheny, who is headed to Washington State, is ranked 15th among players in the Class of 2014. Bainbridge first baseman Tino Peleti is ranked 48th.
In the Class of 2015, Central Kitsap first baseman/outfielder Brion Anduze is ranked No. 6. It’s expected that Anduze will play football in college.
Central Kitsap outfielder Evan Slate (No. 38) and pitcher Christian Miller (No. 41) are also ranked.


SK to dedicate baseball field to Elton Goodwin

Saturday, March 15th, 2014

South Kitsap will dedicate its baseball field in honor of its late Hall of Fame coach Elton Goodwin prior to Saturday’s 1 p.m. game against Decatur.

It will be called the Elton Goodwin Memorial Field. The Wolves will also retire Goodwin’s jersey No. 29 during pre-game ceremonies.

Goodwin guided the Wolves to state championships in 1983, 1996 and 2003. He retired following the 2003 season. He died in November of 2013. He was 63.

An event to raise money for a scoreboard and the Elton Goodwin Foundation will be held April 10 at McCormick Woods Golf Course. Hosted by the Kitsap Athletic Roundtable, ex-SK player and Mariner Willie Bloomquist and former Olympic bobsledder Bree Schaaf will be the speakers. Cost is $30, $25 for KAR members. It starts with a 6 p.m. social hour.


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