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The bats really came alive this week for the South Kitsap fastpitch team and, combined with more outstanding pitching, the Wolves moved to 9-0 on the year with a pair of wins over Olympic and Gig Harbor.
South, 5-0 in Narrows League Bridge Division play, faced Central Kitsap late Friday in a key divisional matchup. The Cougars entered the game with an 8-1, 4-1 record.
Brittany Miller took care of the defensive side in Souths 9-0 win over Gig Harbor Wednesday. The senior went the distance in raising her season mark to 6-0, allowing just three hits while striking out 11.
And while Miller was shutting down the Tides, she got all the offense she would need in the first inning on Katie Robersons three-run triple, which highlighted a five-run first inning.
The Wolves added four more runs in the seventh when Jievielyn Howard smacked a grand slam homer. Joy Thomas was 2-4 with a double and an RBI, while Stephanie Mott collected two hits.
South came out swinging in Mondays game at Olympic, scoring runs in the first five inning on its way to a 17-3, five-inning victory.
Amanda Galla threw two strong innings, striking out four while giving up just two hits and got plenty of run support.
Sophomore catcher Caty Lieseke ripped a three-run homer while Howard drove in three runs on three hits. Mott knocked in four runs on two doubles and a single. Kali Butler got the win in relief of Galla.
The Wolves play three more times next week, including home games against Bremerton and Shelton and a road trip to Port Angeles.
South Kitsap 9, Gig Harbor 0
Played April 20 at Gig Harbor
Brittany Miller and Caty Lieseke; GHs unavailable. W-Miller (6-0).
Leading hitters: SK Katie Robertson 1-3 (3B, 3RBI), Natalie Peapea 1-3 (3B), Jievielyn Howard 3-4 (HR,4RBI), Joy Thomas 2-3 (2B,RBI), Stephanie Mott 2-3.
South Kitsap 17, Olympic 3 (5)
Played April 18 at Linder Field, Silverdale
Amanda Galla, Kali Butler (3) and Caty Lieseke; Brittini Featherstone, Katelyn Shaw (3), Heidi Franklin (4) and Katie Longmire. W-Butler (1-0). L-Featherstone.
Leading hitters: SK Stephanie Mott 3-4 (2 2B,4RBI), Jievielyn Howard 3-4 (3RBI), Lieseke 1-3 (HR,3RBI). Oly Candice Cruz 2-3 (2RBI), Sarah Varady 2-3, Vanessa Olson 2-2.
Olympic no match for South golf teams: Joel Schenfeld took individual medalist honors with a round of 78 Tuesday at Rolling Hills to lead the South Kitsap boys golf team to a 129-80 win over Olympic.
Schenfelds 78 was good enough for 29 points using the Stableford scoring system. Kenneth Eisenhut carded a 79 for 28 points while Luke DeVault and Marcus Lacey shot rounds of 80 and scored 27 points each.
Marshall Bell rounded out the Wolves top five with a round of 89.
Kate Clark paced the South girls to a 69-56 win with a nine-hole score of 43 at Rolling Hills.
Clark scored 28 points for the Wolves while Emma Mobley netted 19, Julie VanCleef scored 11, Alysa Fogelman 6 and Ariel Boekweg scored five.
South Kitsap 129, Olympic 80
Played April 20 at Rolling Hills, par 70
Using the Stableford scoring system
Medalist: Joel Schenfeld, SK, 78.
South Kitsap Schenfeld 29 points (78), Kenneth Eisenhut 28 (79), Luke DeVault 27 (80), Marcus Lacey 27 (80), Marshall Bell 18 (89).
Olympic Shawn Kelstrup 18 (89), Frank Quitugua 18 (89), Johann Curry 17 (90), Mike Potswald 13 (93), Kyle Fenton 13 (94).
South Kitsap 69, Olympic 56
Played April 20 at Rolling Hills, par 35
Using the Stableford scoring system
Medalist: Kate Clark, SK, 43.
South Kitsap Clark 28 points (43), Emma Mobley 19 (52), Julie VanCleef 11, Alysa Fogelman 6, Ariel Boekweg 5.
Olympic Brett McArthur 17 (54), Ruthie Parsons 15 (56), Jordan Thompson 10, Abigal Burke 9, Josie Bulyard 5.
South splits pair of tennis matches: Junior Charlotte Duren won twice last week while Maria Smith teamed with Stephanie Davison for a pair of doubles wins as South mustered a split with Bremerton and Gig Harbor in tennis action.
The Wolves topped Bremerton 4-1 in action on Monday but lost to Gig Harbor 3-2 on Wednesday.
South was at Bellarmine late Friday.
Duren, Souths No. 2 singles player, played in the No. 1 slot both times and took wins over Gig Harbors Laura Finley (6-3, 6-2) and Bremertons Alyssa Brandaberry (6-0, 6-0).
Senya Wass, playing at No. 2, split her matches, beating Emily Hartman of Bremerton 6-0, 6-0 but losing to the Tides Leticia Suarez 6-0, 6-1.
Davison, who is the states defending champ, teamed with Smith for two wins, including a 7-5, 6-4 win over Chelsy and Katie West of Gig Harbor.
Gig Harbor 3, South Kitsap 2
Played April 18 at South Kitsap
Singles - Charlotte Duren (SK) d. Laura Finley 6-3, 6-2; Leticia Suarez (GH) d. Senya Waas 6-0, 6-1.
Doubles - Maria Smith-Stephanie Davison (SK) d. Chelsy West-Katie West 7-5, 6-4; Faith Henderson-Emily Brown (GH) d. Emily Ader-Melissa Watson 4-6, 6-4, 6-2; Mali Brunes-Kaitlin Hildebrand (GH) d. Chelsea Senter-Hillary Oliver 6-1, 6-2.
South Kitsap 4, Bremerton 1
Played April 20 at Bremerton
Singles - Charlotte Duran (SK) def. Alyssa Brandaberry 6-0, 6-0; Senya Wass (SK) def. Emily Hartman 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles - Stephanie Davison-Maria Smith (SK) def. Lylaala Chorna-Cassie Metz 6-1, 6-3; Emily Ader-Melissa Watson (SK) def. Khara Croswaite-Laura Croswaite 6-3, 6-2; Maria Lafferty-Casey Marett (B) def. Hillary Oliver-Chelsey Senter 6-3, 3-6, 6-2.
Total Package goes 3-1 in Vegas showcase: The Total Package basketball team, a club team coached by Craig Murray, won three of the four games it played last weekend in the Las Vegas Spring Showcase.
Total Package, a team made up of high-school basketball players from South Kitsap and others around the Olympic Peninsula, beat Las Vegas West High School 78-56 behind 17 points and five rebounds from the Wolves Conner Gehring and 14 points and 13 rebounds from Ryan Sweet.
Chimacums Steven Gray added 15 points and seven boards.
In TPs 68-41 win over Los Angeles Paladins, Gehring netted 13 points and ripped down five boards, Sweet scored 10 points and Gray went for 10 points and five rebounds.
SKs Evan Atwater led the way with 20 points in TPs 75-68 win over the Colorado Focus.
Tippy Burk added 13 points, Gray got 12 while Gehring, Sweet and L.P. Neloms added 10 each.
TPs lone loss came at the hands of the South Florida Heat, 71-57. In that game, Sweet scored 10 points and had eight rebounds, Gehring netted 16 and Burk scored 12.
The team will begin league play in the Washington Premier League next month.