With a rout of Lindbergh Wednesday, Sequim’s Wolves remain in the hunt for state.
Sequim battered Lindbergh pitching for 10 runs in the third inning in a 12-0 rout at Kitsap County Fairgrounds in Silverdale on May 8 to advance to the consolation semifinals in the West Central District 2A tournament.
The Wolves (14-8) will take on a familiar foe — Olympic League rival North Kitsap (17-6) — at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at Franklin Pierce High School in Tacoma, with the winner locking up an automatic state 2A tournament berth and spot in the district fifth/sixth place game later that day.
Against Lindbergh, Sequim starter Michael Young gave up just one hit and struck out six over four innings and Joey Oliver added a hitless inning of relief.
At the plate, Bandon Barnett was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and two runs scored, Silas Thomas had two hits and Young had a hit, two walks and drive in two. A patient Wolves offense drew eight walks.
North Kitsap beat Sequim twice this season: 3-0 on March 14, the Wolves’ Olympic League opener, and 2-1 on April 15. In those games, Viking starters Logan Chmielewski and Isaac Richardson combined for 12 innings pitched with 14 strikeouts and just four hits allowed.
Steilacoom and White River play at noon on May 11 in the other district consolation semifinal.
In district semifinal play on May 11, Olympic League champ Port Angeles takes on North Mason while top-seeded Fife squares off against River Ridge; all four in the championship bracket advance to state.