Gillis is grand in Wolves' win

While their classmates were busy enjoying spring break, the Wolves' baseball crew was busy trying to break into the Olympic League's upper echelon.

Senior Alex Gillis helped spark a 6-5 win with a two-run home run, six stellar innings on the mound and a spectacular catch in center field to help Sequim knock off Klahowya 6-5 on March 31.

The win elevated Sequim to 3-1 in Olympic League play and 4-3 overall, the top 2A team in the league entering the week.

Going up against Klahowya's Brandon Neet, one of the top hurlers in the league, Sequim touched him up for five runs in the first four innings while Gillis racked up 15 strikeouts and headed into the seventh inning with a

6-3 lead.

The Eagles mounted a comeback in that final inning, and Jeremie Oliver came on to pitch. The Sequim senior closed out Klahowya after the Wolves surrendered a pair of runs, but it would have been much worse without a spectacular diving catch in the gap by Gillis, who shifted to center field when he was replaced on the mound. The catch came with two Eagles on base.

"Nobody else would've made that play," Sequim coach Dave Ditlefsen said.

Gillis finished 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Drew Rickerson was 2-for-2 with a double and RBI, Ryan Heuter walked twice and scored twice, and teammate Isaac Yamamoto added a triple, sacrifice fly and two RBIs.

Oliver picked up the save.

Sequim was slated to play at league-leading North Kitsap on April 6 - results were unavailable at press time.

The Wolves host Olympic on April 8 and North Mason on April 12. Sequim is at Kingston on April 14.

Olympic League standings (as of April 4)

Team Lg. Over.

North Kitsap 4-0 7-0

Olympic 3-1 4-3

Sequim 3-1 4-3

Kingston 2-1 3-1

Klahowya 2-1 2-2

North Mason 1-3 1-4

Pt. Angeles 1-2 1-2

Pt. Townsend 0-4 0-4

Bremerton 0-4 0-5

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