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North Kitsap baseball holds on in thrilling 10-7 win over Decatur at Cheney Stadium

Bainbridge senior Kyle Smit signed to play football at the Maine Maritime Academy Friday in a ceremony at the high school.

Smit will pursue a five-year degree in marine biology as a major and minor in small vessel operations.

Bainbridge senior Kyle Smit smiles during a signing ceremony Friday, April 19, 2019. Smit will play football at the Main Maritime Academy next fall. (Courtesy photo/Bainbridge Athletic Department)
Bainbridge senior Kyle Smit smiles during a signing ceremony Friday, April 19, 2019. Smit will play football at the Main Maritime Academy next fall.
(Courtesy photo/Bainbridge Athletic Department)

Smith played center for the 5-4 Spartans and defensive line. In five games Smit had six solo tackles, seven assists for 24 total tackles. He also had a sack for a loss of 13 yards. 

Monday Olympic’s Hannah Zimmer signed to swim at Adams State University. 

Baseball: North Kitsap, Decatur battle at Cheney Stadium

North Kitsap 10-7 against the Decatur Gators in a non-league baseball game Friday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

The game was scoreless Josh Fisher scores when teammate Zach Meek gets caught in a rundown to put North up 1-0 in the fourth. The Vikings increased the lead to 3-0 on a Jared Reister single and a Decatur error. Reister kept the runs coming when he steals home for a 4-0 lead and Kyle Green two-run RBI makes it 6-1 through four innings.

The Gators added a couple of runs in the bottom of the fifth but North increased its lead by five runs as Green came in in relief but Decatur loaded the bases with no outs. Aiden King entered for Green and Decatur adds two runs with one out. King then struckout the next two batters to finish the game. Freshman Dalton Brockett earned the win. 

South Kitsap, coming off two solid wins in South Puget Sound League play, lost to Emerald Ridge Friday 2-1.

South beat Sumner 7-2 Thursday as Nathaniel Beers homered in as many games and Hunter McKlosky finished with three hits. The Wolves took on No. 1 Curtis Wednesday at Elton Goodwin Field and won 8-7. South was down 7-4 entering the seventh inning and scored four runs to pull out the victory. 

The Wolves play Saturday at Cheney Stadium for the Tribute To Our Troops against Graham Kapowsin. The first pitch is at 3 p.m. Ceremonies start at 2:40. South is retiring Hall of Fame coach Don Smith’s number 30. … Central Kitsap beat North Thurston at Gene Lobe Fields at The Fairgrounds Wednesday, winning by a score of 6-0. Greyson McCormick pitched a complete game, three-hit shutout.

Also: Gracie Flores of Olympic won a $500 scholarship at the state sports medicine competition Friday. 

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