Baseball: Sequim slams Port Townsend, edges Olympic

An early deficit to a league cellar-dweller didn't faze the Sequim Wolves Thursday.

An early deficit to a league cellar-dweller didn’t faze the Sequim Wolves Thursday.

Sequim erupted for 16 runs on 14 hits and 12 walks in a 16-2, six-inning drubbing of the host Port Townsend Redskins.

After giving up two first inning runs, Daniel Harker settled down to earn the win for the Wolves (5-1 in Olympic League, 7-1 overall). He gave up five hits and two walks, striking out five in five innings of work. Zach Rigg tossed a scoreless sixth.

Dylan Lott led Sequim at the plate, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored. Brady Vig and Chris Whitaker had a double and two RBIs each while Dusty Bates was 2-for-4. Nine Sequim players had hits.

James Delgarza took the loss for Port Townsend, who learned earlier this week the team’s mascot will be changed to the Red Hawks for the 2014-2015 prep sports season.

Topping the Trojans

Like their softball counterparts, Sequim’s baseball squad overcame trouble in the field to score a key Olympic League win on April 8.

The Wolves used two hits, two walks and an error to plate three runs in the sixth inning to edge Olympic, 6-5.

Rigg, working in relief of Nick Johnston, picked up his first win and Tanner Rhodefer struck out the side in the seventh inning for the save.

Sequim was charged with five errors that helped turn a 3-0 lead into a 5-3 deficit entering the bottom of the sixth. In that inning, Brett Wright led off with a walk and Johnston hit a double to left field. Nigel Christian plated a run with a sacrifice fly and after Evan Hurn popped up, Harker tied the game at 5-5 with a two-out RBI double. Olympic mishandled James Grubb’s fly ball for the sixth and winning run.

Johnston worked five innings and gave up three runs (two earned), striking out six and walking four.

Grubb finished 2-for-3. Despite just five hits, the Wolves had six different players tally RBIs.

Dylan Hannum led the Trojan offense with two hits and two RBIs.