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Wolves lose first league game since '97

"Even after thumping Mount Tahoma in a record-breaking 30-0 win, South Kitsap High School baseball coach Elton Goodwin was still fuming about his team's 7-3 loss to Capital 24 hours earlier in Olympia.That game was very hard for me to stomach, Goodwin said. But we'll have them here and it's a long season.The loss didn't bother Goodwin as much as how they lost.We had six errors to their one, he said. No (Capital) runs were earned, not one. They scored six runs in the fourth inning on four errors. They aren't even a better team than us at all. We gave them the game. It was absolutely pathetic.The loss to Capital was the first Narrows League loss by an SK team since it lost to North Thurston in 1997.Though Mount Tahoma is the worst team SK (2-1 overall, 1-1 Narrows League) will face, Goodwin said the game probably gave his players, especially the seven juniors who started, more confidence in the field and at the plate.They hit the ball pretty well and that first pitcher wasn't bad, Goodwin said. In fact he was better than the first pitcher we faced against Capital. And our pitchers did a nice job of throwing strikes.SK pitchers Brandon Nickerson, Josh Showers, and Jason Stuart combined for a no-hitter in the five-inning blowout against Mount Tahoma.Travis Vetters and Dominic Rio each had a double and three runs batted in. Boya Quichocho, Josh Meeker, and Nickerson each added two runs batted in.Leading 8-0 after the first inning, SK scored a team-record 22 runs in the fourth inning, shattering the former record of 13 runs in an inning.The Wolves face a tough Stadium Tigers team Monday at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma Monday at 3:45 p.m. in a Bridge Divsion matchup "

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