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Sequim overcomes rival Riders
The only team that seemed to have a shot at giving Sequim fits — their rivals from the west with a similarly unblemished league record — did just that.
And yet, the Wolves prevailed.
Sequim got two home runs from senior shortstop Lea Hopson and another from pitcher Demiree Briones, coming back from a 4-1 deficit to topple Port Angeles 10-6 on April 13.
The win puts Sequim (8-0 in league, 11-0 overall) atop the Olympic League standings as of April 17.
As both teams battled wind and rain, Sequim tallied a run in the top of the first, but Port Angeles plated two each in the first and second innings.
The Wolves put two across in the fourth to make it 4-3 and took the lead for good with four runs in the sixth inning, touching up P.A. ace Stacy Webb.
Briones and the Sequim defense settled down after the second inning, minimizing the Roughrider offense. Briones gave up 10 hits and four walks, but finished with 10 strikeouts for her 10th win of the season.
Sequim’s Rylleigh Zbaraschuk, Maddy Zbaraschuk and Cindy Miller had two hits each. Amariah Clift was 1-for-3 with three RBIs.
Kelsey Hinsdale had a homer and three RBIs
for Port Angeles while teammates Katie Loghry and Emily Drake had two hits each. Webb finished with eight strikeouts. She gave up 13 hits and three walks in her seven innings of work.
The Wolves and Roughriders get a rematch on May 5, the final day of the regular season, in Sequim.
The Wolves were slated to take on North Kitsap in Poulsbo on April 18 — results of the game were not available at press time. Sequim drubbed the Vikings, 12-0, on March 23.
Sequim hosts a pair of Silverdale-area teams this week, taking on Klahowya April 20 and Olympic on April 22.
The Wolves are at Port Townsend on April 25 and play Kingston at home on April 27.
Sequim overwhelms Olympic
The Wolves picked up another road victory on April 12 with a 14-1 crushing of the host Trojans in Silverdale.
Maddy Zbaraschuk paced the offense with a 4-for-4 day at the plate, hitting a home run and double to drive in four runs. Besand was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs, Hopson had two hits and scored four times, while Rylleigh Zbaraschuk, Briones and Clift had two hits each.
Sequim scored five runs in the first and fourth innings.
Briones gave up one run (unearned) while striking out six Trojan batters in five innings.
Olympic’s Jaime Barry, who suffered the loss on the mound, went 2-for-3 at the plate.
Lowering the boom on Bremerton
The Wolves squad rocked Bremerton pitching for seven runs in the second inning and another 12 runs in the third for a 22-0 victory on April 11. Rylleigh Zbaraschuk was 3-for-4 with five RBIs and four runs scored while her sister Maddy had three hits and drove in four runs. Hopson and Alexas Besand each drove in two runs.
Briones picked up the win on the mound, giving up just two hits and striking out seven batters in five innings of work.