A pair of productive innings in each of their Olympic League match-ups helped Sequim move into third place in the league standings last week.
Backed by a complete game effort from senior Johnnie Young, Sequim needed one big inning — and got it — to knock off Kingston on April 10.
The Wolves scored six runs in a decisive third inning and held on for a 6-3 win at Kingston for the team’s third league win of the season.
Young improved to 3-1 by spreading out three earned runs, eight hits and a walk over seven innings. He threw 66 of his 94 pitches for strikes, striking out six Bucs.
Caleb Pozernick was 1-for-3 with two RBIs while Young, Michael Grubb and Silas Thomas each had an RBI.
Tim Meltzer took the loss for Kingston; just one of the six runs he allowed were earned, as the Bucs committed four errors.
On April 12, Sequim (4-2 in Olympic League play, 8-4 overall) got another big inning — this one yielding seven runs — as the Wolves routed the visiting Olympic Trojans on April 12, 13-3 in six innings.
Thomas had a breakout game by going 3-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored, and tossing four innings, spreading out six hits and three runs (two earned) with four strikeouts for the win.
Young and Joey Oliver each went 2-for-4; Young and Hayden Eaton each had two RBIs.
Oliver threw two scoreless innings of relief, giving up just one hit and striking out two.
Dylan Heino starred for Olympic, going 2-for-3 with a home run in the fourth inning.
Vikings edge Wolves
Sequim’s Young took a tough-luck loss in a 2-1 defeat at home to North Kitsap on April 15.
Viking junior Logan Chmielewski out-dueled the Sequim starter, holding the Wolves to one run on two hits and two walks over five innings, striking out seven Sequim batters. NK releiver Tucker Gowin tossed two scoreless innings for the save.
Young gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings, spreading out six hits and four walks while striking out three.
Sequim’s Grubb went 2-for-3 and scored the Wolves’ lone run on a Thomas sacrifice fly.
Sequim is at North Mason on April 17 before hosting rival Port Angeles on April 19.
To cap the regular season, the Wolves play three of their final four games on the road — April 22 at Klahowya, April 24 at Bremerton and April 29 at Olympic — with their lone home game in that stretch an April 26 match-up with Kingston.