Sequim’s baseball season came to a close on its home diamond on May 9 in a 12-2 defeat at the hands of Franklin Pierce in a Class 2A District 2/3 Tournament loser-out contest.
The 12th-seeded Wolves kept pace with the No. 13 Cardinals all the way until the fourth inning after Ayden Holland’s bases-loaded walk brought home Hunter Tennell with one out in the bottom of the third.
Unfortunately for Sequim, the potential for a big inning evaporated with a foul fly out and an infield pop fly to strand three Wolves on the bases.
Franklin Pierce took the lead with some big plays in the top of the fifth, a leadoff double, an RBI single, an RBI triple and an infield single to bring in three runs and take a 5-1 advantage.
Down 7-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Sequim again loaded the bases when Brayden White led off with a walk, Lincoln Bear singled and an Ethan Staples hit dropped into left field.
Ricky Jennings pinch hit and drew a walk to bring in Sequim’s second run, but the Wolves grounded into a pair of fielder’s choices sandwiched between a strikeout.
Sequim finished the season 11-10 and should return the bulk of its roster in 2024.
Toppy Robideau took the loss on the mound in his final game in purple and gold, going 5⅓ innings and allowing seven runs, six earned, on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts.
“Toppy and Ricky both experienced a very unique four years of baseball and I’m very happy for them to be able to experience some success this year and reach the playoffs,” Sequim coach Dave Ditlefsen said.