Kingston survived a loser-out game against River Ridge 13-8 at the Kitsap Fairgrounds Wednesday in the West Central District 2A baseball tournament.

After tying the game at 1-1 in the second inning, the Buccaneers opened up the scoring to take a 6-2 lead in the fifth. Kingston added to the lead in the seventh 13-2 before River Ridge rallied for six runs but the Bucs shut the Hawks down to earn the win.

Kingston plays Steilacoom in a loser-out game Saturday at 12:30 p.m. at Franklin Pierce.

Olympic took on Eatonville in the late game at the Fairgrounds and won 3-1 to advance into a second elimination game against White River. The Trojans’ Evan Turnquist was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to put Olympic up 3-0. The Trojans and WR play Saturday at 10 a.m. at Franklin Pierce with the winner advancing to play in the fifth seed/loser-out game at 3 p.m.

North Kitsap faces Port Angeles Saturday at the Fairgrounds at 10 a.m. in the WCD 2A semifinals.

Also, Central Kitsap lost to North Kitsap in a non-league game 7-2 Wednesday. The Cougars will play in the West Central/Southwest District 3A semifinals at 10 a.m. Saturday against Capital at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma. A win and the Cougars are into the championship game at 4 p.m., a loss and CK moves into a seeding game at 4:30 p.m. for the third/fourth seed to state.

Girls Tennis: OL championship to be decided Friday

Wednesday was the start of the Olympic League 2A girls tennis championships while the 1A was decided earlier this week.

Klahowya’s Hailey Sargent won the 1A singles title while Sage Renninger and Payton Aparicio of Coupeville claimed the doubles title. The Eagles are sending four players to the West Central District tournament, which starts Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Sprinker Recreation Center in Tacoma. Thursday’s finals begin at 8 a.m.

The 2A tournament continues Friday at 8 a.m. at North Kitsap.

Boys Soccer: CK eliminated, SK moving on

The Cougars from Central Kitsap lost an elimination match in a shootout 5-3 to Bonney Lake in the West Central/Southwest District 3A boys soccer tournament Wednesday at Art Crate Field.

After a scoreless first half, Bonney Lake went up 1-0 late in the second. With three minutes added for injury time, Drew Diefendorf drew a penalty shot and Logan Field stepped up and sank the game-tying goal 1-1. Neither team could convert in overtime and it was Bonney Lake that outlasted the Cougars in the shootout, ending CK’s season.

Also, South Kitsap beat Decatur 2-1 in the 4A WC/SWD tournament at Sparks Stadium in Puyallup. The Wolves will play Thursday at 5:30 p.m. against Mount Rainier in a winner-to-state, loser-out match at Curtis High.

Softball: Bainbridge wins Metro League tourney opener

The Bainbridge Spartans advanced into the Metro League softball tournament semifinals after beating Bishop Blanchet 3-1 on Tuesday at the SE Athletic Complex in Seattle.

Bainbridge trailed 1-0 in the second inning and came back in the bottom of the sixth with one out (on a questionable call at first when the umpires ruled Morgan Lassoff out on a bobbled ball by the first baseman). The Spartans had back-to-back doubles by Maddie Loverich and Malia Peato tied the game at 1-1. With two outs, Anna Kozlosky and Ruby Raymundo both doubled to put Bainbridge up 3-1.

Blanchet made it interesting in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and the bases loaded. A line drive to Olivia Ditmore ended the threat by the Braves.

Kozlosky finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI and a run scored while Loverich was 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run. Peato (9-4) went seven innings, giving up eight hits, one run and struck out six with two walks to get the win.

The Spartans (14-4) play Thursday at 6 p.m. against West Seattle at the SW Athletic Complex.

Also, Olympic beat North Mason 5-0 in an Olympic League 2A final regular season game for both teams.


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