Sequim’s Wolves are headed back to the state tournament, where they’ll open against the second-ranked team in the 2A classification.
A fired up Sequim squad locked up a state berth early at last week’s district tourney in Lacey in impressive fashion, smashing 2A KingCo Conference champ Sammamish 21-1 on May 20. The game was halted after just three innings due to the 20-point run differential.
Sequim did much of the work right off the bat, taking advantage of five walks to plate eight first-inning runs.
Taylee Rome opened the scoring with a two-run triple, Mia Pozernick’s two-run double down the third-base line made it 5-0 and leadoff hitter Christy Grubb’s second turn at-bat resulted in a two-RBI double and an 8-0 lead.
Ten Wolves’ batters reached base before Sammamish recorded an out.
Rome and Pozernick each added home runs and Grubb reached base on an error and scored as the rout continued in the second and third innings.
Angel Wagner pitched well for Sequim, scattering three hits.
The Wolves dropped a 6-3 decision to seventh-seeded Fife in the district semifinals, and after rival Port Angeles fell in the other semifinal the teams faced each other for the third time this season on May 21.
Sequim went ahead 9-3 after 2½ innings as the Wolves had 10 hits against PA hurlers Cheyenne Zimmer and Heidi Leitz. Teagan Clark came in to pitch relief and shut the door on the Wolves, however, going four innings and allowing four hits and one run while striking out two and walking none as Port Angeles came away with a 15-10 victory. The Riders hit six home runs in the comeback victory.
Port Angeles, who won all three games against Sequim this spring (so far), earned the district’s third seed and Sequim the fourth seed.
The Wolves (13-8) open against second-seeded WF West (Chehalis) at 10 a.m. on Friday, May 27, at Carlon Park in Selah. The winner of that contest takes on either seventh-seeded Olympic or 10th-seeded Cedarcrest.