Category Archives: Baseball

Two Kitsap athletes sign with OC

The Rangers announced their newest signings via Twitter:

Three South Kitsap baseball players named to Narrows 4A first team

All-Narrows League 4A
MVP—Mike Toglia, sr., Gig Harbor
Pitcher of year—Austin Whalen, sr., Timberline
Coach—Pete Jansen, Gig Harbor
First team—P, Lucas Reid, sr., Timberline; Derek Downey, jr., Olympia; Indigo Keeslar, sr., Yelm. C, Alex Garcia, so., South Kitsap; Jon Burghardt, sr., Gig Harbor. Inf, Cam MacIntosh, jr., Gig Harbor; Garrett Friesz, sr., Yelm; Christian Valdez, sr., Olympia; Ben Pedigo, sr., Olympia; Jacob Hinkle, sr., Stadium; Riley Hunter, sr., South Kitsap. OF, Luke Norvell, jr., Stadium; Scott Gunther, jr., Olympia; RJ Green, jr., Gig Harbor; Dusty Garcia, so., South Kitsap; Tyler Mick, sr., Stadium. Utl., Brock Gagliardi, jr., Bellarmine; Kennedy Cook, jr., Stadium. DH, Cody Kartman, sr., Timberline.
Second team—P, Peter Allegro, so., Bellarmine; Nathanial Rowan, jr., South Kitsap; Jordan O’Conner, sr., Stadium; Brenden Nee, so., Olympia. INF, Colton Robinson, sr., Gig Harbor; Randy Reynolds, sr., Yelm; Jeremy Shurman, sr., Gig Harbor; Chad Stevens, jr., Gig Harbor; Austin Bayne, sr., South Kitsap, Bryce Wolfe, sr., South Kitsap. OF, Austin Hackman, sr., South Kitsap; Dalton Elliott, sr., Olympia; Aaron Furman, sr., Timberline; Conner Seaton, jr., South Kitsap; Neal Hassan, sr., Gig Harbor. Utl., Drew Worden, so., South Kitsap; Daylon Matthews, sr., Yelm. DH, James Gunter, sr., Olympia.
Honorable mention—SK: P, Jack Oswood, sr., Dan Tomkiewicz, sr., Kyle Erickson, sr..

CK baseball falls in state baseball opener

Central Kitsap’s hopes of challenging for a state baseball title crashed and burned as the Cougars lost 14-1 to Lynnwood in the first round of the Class 3A tournament Saturday at Rister Stadium in Kelso.

Central Kitsap (22-3) allowed seven runs in the top of the first inning. It took the Cougars 29 minutes and 60 pitches to record three outs. Starting pitcher Griffin McCormick recorded only one out before being relieved by Matt Vessey.

Lynnwood (16-8) tacked on four runs in the third inning and three runs in the fourth as the Royals advanced to face Southridge in the quarterfinals.

Central Kitsap, which finished third at state in 2015, scored its lone run in the fourth inning.
The game was delayed 45 minutes due to rain.

Crosspoint baseball eliminated by rule book

Crosspoint’s baseball team should have played Quilcene in a Class 1B Tri-District tournament on Tuesday.

As it turns, the Warriors never got that chance.

According to Doty, he received an email from Sea-Tac League officials on Monday declaring Crosspoint ineligible for the remainder of the postseason. That’s because if the Warriors had beaten Quilcene, they would only been able to field eight players — one short of the minimum — in its next district tournament game on Thursday.

The only time teams are allowed to field less than nine players is for unforeseen circumstances (an injury during a game, for example).

Doty, whose team played with nine players during the regular season, said one of his players is going on vacation Wednesday and wouldn’t be available to play after Wednesday.

Doty, who informed the Sea-Tac League of his player shortage before last Friday’s district play-in victory over Seattle Lutheran, said his players were understandably upset Monday after learning the bad news.

“They were shocked,” Doty said.

NK, Oly games moved to Fairgrounds

North Kitsap and Olympic will play Class 2A West Central District baseball tournament games on Wednesday.

Those games have been moved to the Fairgrounds.

Olympic will play Highline at 4 p.m. North Kitsap will play Port Angeles at 7 p.m.

The winners of these games will play Saturday morning in a winner-to-state, loser-out game in Tacoma.

You can see the updated bracket here.

CK baseball makes it to state

It’s a busy day of baseball districts today. Here’s what’s going on:

Central Kitsap became the first Kitsap team to make it to state with two wins at the 3A WCD/SW tournament. The Cougars beat Peninsula 12-2 and Auburn Mountainview 10-5.

Olympic won its first game at the 2A WCD tourney. The Trojans beat Tyee 15-0 in its opener and lost to Fife 6-5 in the quarterfinals.

North Kitsap (4-2 to Orting) lost its district opener but beat Lindbergh 10-0 to keep its season alive.

Bremerton lost twice, 8-0 to Fife and 5-0 to Tyee, and was eliminated.

In the Class 1A tournament, Klahowya lost to Seattle Christian 9-1 and was eliminated.