Pease slam beats darkness, Roughriders

Kyle Pease hit a game-ending grand-slam home run on Friday to propel the South Kitsap baseball team past Roosevelt 13-9 in a non-league game.

The homer, the only hit of the day for the junior outfielder, ended the game after six rain-soaked innings and just before the set set.

“Darkness was on us,” South coach Jim Fairweather said. “We would be done (after that inning) and we knew it.”

Trailing 9-8 entering what would be the final inning, the Wolves wasted no time in getting their rally started.

Jason Read singled and tied the game on a Jeff Coulon single. A walk, a hit and a fielder’s choice loaded the bases for Pease who wrapped a shot around the leftfield foul pole to end the game.

The Wolves’ Dan Dillard went 3-for-4 in the game and drove in five runs while Coulon knocked in three runs on three hits.

Andrew Thatcher, who stopped a sixth-inning rally with a pickoff play to second, got the win in relief and moved to 2-0 on the year. South starter Matt Hudson was touched for two runs early and left the game in the third. South committed five errors in the game.

The Wolves, now 6-0 overall and 2-0 in Narrows League Bridge Division play, began a two-game series with Shelton late Monday and will return to action Tuesday with a series against Olympic.

South Kitsap 13, Roosevelt 9

Warms, Hunter (5), Fairbreak (6) and Stacey, Hartley (6); Matt Hudson, David Hammrich (3), Andrew Thatcher (4) and Aaron Smothers, Daniel Miller (5). W-Thatcher (2-0). L-Fairbreak.

Leading hitters: R-Chang 3-3. SK-Kyle Pease 1-4 (HR, 4RBI), Dan Dillard 3-4 (5RBI), Jeff Coulon 3-4 (3RBI), Ryan Cosgrove 2-4.

n Mobley, Eisenhut pace South golfers to wins: Emma Mobley carded a 48 Thursday to pace the South Kitsap girls golf team to a 75-25 win over Bremerton while Kenneth Eisenhut’s 38 helped the boys down the Knights 59-47.

Both teams used a Stableford scoring system in nine-hole matches played at McCormick Woods.

Mobley’s 48 was good enough for 23 points for the Wolves while Kate Clark scored 21 and Sara Mobley netted 19. Arielle Evans and Jina Lee Romano combined for 12 points for the Wolves as Evans holed a 100-yard shot on the par-5 seventh hole.

Eisenhut took top medalist honors with his two-over round 38. Joel Schenfeld fired a 41 while Luke DeVault and Jon Murphy shot rounds of 42. Jon Ecklund rounded out the scoring with a 48.

Both teams return to action April 14 against Central Kitsap at McCormick Woods.

n Gutierrez, Mossman goals enough for Wolves: It wasn’t the blowout most would have expected, but the South Kitsap boys soccer team did what it had to do on Friday, beating Bremerton 2-0 to stay within earshot of the Narrows League Bridge Division lead.

Cade Mossman got the Wolves on the board quickly, scoring in the game’s 10th minute off a nice pass from Tyler Penn. Sophomore Travis Gutierrez made it 2-0 25 minutes later off an assist from Kyle Schoales.

Senior goalkeeper Nick Boone made the goals standup and got his second shutout of the young season and had allowed just four goals in five games.

The Wolves, 3-1-1, enter Spring break tied for second place in league with Central Kitsap.

Both teams trail Gig Harbor by two points.

South returns to action April 12 at Olympic.

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