Baseball: Wolves cap season with 1-1 finish at league tourney

A tough slate of games for a young Wolves’ baseball squad came to an end on a winning note, at the Wolves book-ended their seasons with wins over their neighbors to the east.

Sequim (2-12) dropped a 7-4 decision to Olympic before routing East Jefferson 12-4 in their second game at the Olympic League tourney held May 1 in Silverdale.

In the nightcap, the Wolves got 14 hits and scored eight runs in the fifth and sixth innings to blow open a close game.

Michael Grubb went 4-for-5 with four runs scored, four stolen bases and three RBIs, while Hayden Eaton went 2-for-3 with two doubles. He scored three runs and drove in two.

Zach McCracken went 3-for-3 with a run scored, a steal and three RBIs. Ricky Jennings went 2-for-4 with two stolen bases and three RBIs and Connor Bear went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a steal and a walk.

A trio of Sequim pitchers struck out 13 batters and allowed just four hits. Grubb started, giving up two hits and no earned runs in three innings. He struck out six and walked three.

Jennings went three innings and gave up two hits, allowed no earned runs and struck out five. McCracken struck out two in the final inning.

East Jefferson managed just four hits, but had nine stolen bases.

Against Olympic, Sequim scored four runs in the first inning with Eaton and Jaxson Gray driving in runs with singles. The game remained tied 4-4 until the bottom of the sixth when Olympic plated three runs to take a lead.

Grubb finished the game 2-for-4 with a run scored, while Eaton was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Aidyn Holland had a hit and a run scored, while Weston Opdyke had a hit.

Gray pitched the entire game, giving up eight hits.

Sequim, a team composed of mostly underclassmen and players with little varsity experience, opened the season with a 13-1 win over East Jefferson before dropping 11 league games in a row.

The Wolves fared better at the league tourney, falling by three runs to a Trojan team that had out-scored SHS 23-4 in two previous meetings, before getting their second win over a team of Chimacum and Port Townsend players.

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