Kelly, Fullington sparkle for SK in lopsided victory

Pat Kelly continued his hot start, going 3-for-5 and knocking in four runs Friday to help lead the South Kitsap baseball team to a 12-3 victory over Kentridge.

The Wolves strong offensive showing fit nicely with Josh Fullington’s second start of the year. Fullington went five strong innings to get his first win, while James Nelson finished off the game for the Wolves.

“Fullington was able to go so long because his pitch count was way down,” South coach Jim Fairweather said. “He mixed speeds and location to continually get Kentridge off balance. He showed a finesse side of him that can go a long way to complement his power game.”

Fullington retired the side twice and stayed away from trouble for the most part. The senior, now 1-1, gave up a solo shot in the second inning and allowed two runs in the fourth. Nelson struck out five of the six batters he faced in the game.

“Nelson is all about baffling the hitter,” Fairweather said. “They had no answer for his fastball, slider and change.”

Kelly is now 9-for-13 on the year with six RBI. He recorded two doubles in the game while Shannon Haney ripped a monster home run that Fairweather said traveled at least 400 feet.

Aaron Cunningham went 2-for-4 with an RBI, while catcher Brent Nickerson collected his first two hits of the year and drove in a pair of runs.

Haney knocked in two runs while Steve Lucy had an RBI doubles.

“Cunningham and Nickerson both going 2-for-4 was good for both those kids to get them rolling,” Fairweather said. “Haney’s home run was awesome, just crushed. No errors on defense and a couple of double plays were definite highlights for us keeping them at bay.”

The Wolves, 2-1 on the year, play host to Olympia today at 3:34 p.m.

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