Baseball: Wolves open with rout of Forks

Sequim opened its 2024 campaign in fine fashion, routing the visiting 1A Forks Spartans 13-3 in five innings on March 11.

Lincoln Bear was tough on the mound and at the plate, picking up the win. He tossed three shutout innings, giving up two hits and no walks while striking out seven. He also reached base four times, going 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored.

Zeke Schmadeke paced the offense from the leadoff spot with a double, two singles, two stolen bases and two runs scored.

Ethan Staples walked twice and drove in two runs, Solomon Sheppard had two hits and Logan Doyle drove in a pair.

Landin Davis stood out for Forks, hitting a double and triple for two of the Spartans’ three hits.

Spartans shut out Sequim twice

Host Bainbridge pitchers proved too tough in an 8-0 win on March 12, as Parker Kruglik and Will Rohrbach combined to hold Wolves batters to just three hits.

Bear, Staples and Brayden White each had singles for Sequim in the loss.

Kruglik (five innings) and Rohrbach (two) struck out four and didn’t allow a walk.

Staples got the start and struck out three Spartans over three innings.

Bryant Laboy came in in relief and gave up three unearned runs and struck out two in three innings.

Duncan Bos paced the Bainbridge offense with a 3-for-4 day with a double and three RBIs.

Two days later in Sequim, the Wolves ran into another pair of Bainbridge aces in Cole Pentin and Braden French, who held Sequim to just two hits in a 9-1 win in Sequim on March 14.

Bos had two doubles and drove in two for the Spartans, who scored three in the second, one in the fourth and three in the fifth to take control.

Ayden Holland had an RBI double in the third inning to score Schmadeke. They were the only Wolves with hits. Bear, Hunter Tennell and William Kuperus drew walks.

Schmadeke went for-and-two-thirds innings, giving up five hits and three walks while striking out two. Just two of his seven runs given up were earned.

White tossed two-and-a-third innings of relief, striking out three while giving up one earned run.

Coming up

Sequim was scheduled to play at North Kitsap on March 19; results were not available at press time.

The Wolves host NK’s Vikings on March 21 before playing three games in three days — March 26 at Kingston, March 27 at Coupeville and March 28 at home against Kingston — just prior to spring break.