Wolves clobber Redskins

Any doubt as to which team held an advantage in this rivalry was quelled in the swing of Matt Rief's bat.

The Sequim High senior ripped a grand slam in

Sequim's six-run first inning, part of a 12-0 blowout at Port Townsend on March 26.

Pitcher Drew Rickerson went all five innings, striking out seven and giving up just three hits and a walk as Sequim improved to 2-1 in Olympic League play and 3-3 overall.

Sequim's Isaac Yamamoto was 2-for-2 with a triple, two walks and four runs scored while teammate Preston McFarlen was also 2-for-2, driving in a run and walking twice.

Ryan Aumock took the loss for the winless Redskins.

Sequim was slated to play in Silverdale against Klahowya on March 30, their final game before spring break - results were unavailable at press time.

The Wolves are at North Kitsap on April 6 and host the Olympic Trojans on April 8.

Wolves dethrone Knights

If Bremerton coaches figured starting a hurler with off-speed stuff would slow the Wolves' bats down, they figured right.

But Sequim finally caught up to pitcher Bret Brown, expanding a one-run lead to a 7-1 advantage with a five-run fourth inning.

"It took a little time to catch up with the off-speed stuff," Sequim coach Dave Ditlefsen said. "The second time through the lineup we caught up to him (but) we had to earn it today."

McFarlen was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three steals while Ray Montelius and Mike Berieter each doubled and scored once. Jeremie Oliver was 2-for-2 with a run and a steal.

Oliver picked up the win on the mound, going four-plus innings and giving up four hits and two walks, striking out four Knights.

When Bremerton threatened in the fifth inning, reliever Mike Berieter came in and struck out two, then chalked up another pair of strikeouts before Rickerson finished Bremerton off in a scoreless seventh.

Eli Fultz and Kaden Tomlinson each had two hits for the Knights.

P.A. squeezes out a victory

An ugly beginning, a remarkable comeback and a dramatically disappointing end ... all in one baseball game.

Port Angeles edged their Sequim rivals in an Olympic League-opening thriller on March 22, getting a squeeze bunt from Keenan Walker in the bottom of the eighth inning with no outs to win a 7-6 classic.

Roughrider Cody Sullivan threw six-plus innings and was 4-for-4 with three doubles for the host squad, who surrendered a five-run lead before going to extra innings for the win.

Matt Bereiter was 2-for-4 with a triple and RBI while Preston McFarlen was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs for Sequim.

The 'Riders got to Sequim starter Alex Gillis for runs in the first, second and third innings and two in the fourth inning, eventually leading to a 6-1 lead. But the Wolves got two in the sixth inning and three more in the seventh to force extra frames.

"We played well," Ditlefsen said. "I left with a positive feeling with our comeback. We gave ourselves a chance (to win)."

Reach Michael Dashiell at

Olympic League standings

(as of March 29)

Team Lg. Over.

North Kitsap 4-0 7-0

Klahowya 2-0 2-1

Kingston 2-1 3-1

Olympic 2-1 3-3

Sequim 2-1 3-3

North Mason 1-3 1-4

Pt. Angeles 1-2 1-2

Pt. Townsend 0-3 0-3

Bremerton 0-4 0-5

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