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Wolves rip Redskins in home finale
On Friday, they worked out Port Townsend pitchers.
The Wolves smacked 12 hits and got strong outings from four pitchers in a 10-1 victory, their final home game of the season.
For coach Dave Ditlefsen and the boys in purple, a blowout was a welcomed respite from a number of excruciatingly narrow losses.
"We've had enough close ones," Ditlefsen said. "I thought we had a good week of practice. We had a bye Wednesday (April 29) and we wanted to work on some things like bunting, base-running defense, relays from the outfield. All those things looked better today."
After spotting the Redskins a run in the top of the second, the Wolves plated three runs in the bottom half of the inning, four in the third inning and another three in the sixth.
Reed Modal was 1-for-3 with three runs, Preston McFarlen drove in two and Drew Rickerson was 1-for-1 with two walks, two RBIs and three steals.
Alex Gillis was 2-for-2 with two perfectly executed drag bunts, using his fleet feet to easily beat infielder throws.
"He's the best drag bunter I've seen in 15 years of baseball," Ditlefsen said.
Matt Bereiter worked the first three innings to pick up the win. Jeremie Oliver tossed two innings, Spencer Middleton struck out the side in the sixth and Anthony Washington worked a quick seventh inning.
Even with the win, Sequim is locked into the Olympic League 2A division's No. 3 seed. They play the Nisqually No. 2 seed, likely Washington, on May 12 at Legion Field in Bremerton. The district first round game is a loser-out game, with the winner taking on the No. 1 Olympic League seed (either Kingston or Klahowya) on May 15.
The Wolves were scheduled to conclude the regular season at Port Angeles on May 4 - results were unavailable at press time.
It's a story Sequim players have heard all too often already this season.
Klahowya's Eagles jumped out to a big lead before the host Wolves mounted a big comeback only to leave the tying run on third base in the seventh, and Klahowya escaped with a 7-6 league win on April 27.
Sequim's Isaac Yamamoto and Jason Baker were each 2-for-3 with two runs scored, and Alex Gillis had a hit and RBI in the loss.
Eric Eley posted the win for Klahowya while Joe Valley paced the Eagle offense with a triple, double and an RBI.
Both teams committed four errors.
Reach Michael Dashiell at email@example.com.
Olympic League standings
(as of May 3)
Team Lg. Over.
N. Kitsap 12-3 13-4
Olympic 11-3 12-5
Klahowya 11-4 12-5
Kingston 11-5 12-6
Sequim 7-8 9-9
Port Angeles 7-8 7-9
N. Mason 4-10 5-14
Pt. Townsend 3-13 4-13
Bremerton 1-13 1-15