Wolves remain unbeaten, close in on playoff spot

Brittany Miller pitched her way out of a late-inning jam on Wednesday as the South Kitsap fastpitch team stayed unbeaten for the year and moved a step closer to wrapping up a playoff spot in the Narrows League Bridge Division.

After getting a quick 2-0 lead, Miller cruised until the seventh inning, when she put the leadoff batter on by hitting her with a pitch.

After a single, the Roughriders had runners on second and third with no outs but Miller got a strike out before third baseman Jievielyn Howard scooped up a grounder and tagged the runner on third.

Miller then ended the game with another strikeout to run her record to 8-0 on the year.

Amanda Galla led the offense with two hits and a walk, while sophomore catcher Caty Lieseke went 2-3 with an RBI triple.

Galla picked up her third win of the year Monday, beating Bremerton 12-2 in five innings.

The senior pitched three almost-perfect innings, striking out seven while the lone base runner reached on an error in running her record to 3-0.

Galla was also 1-2 at the plate, walked twice and scored twice.

Stephanie Mott was 2-4 with a triple and knocked in two runs while Howard was 2-3 with a pair of RBI.

Lieseke went 3-3 with a triple and drove in two runs.

The Wolves, now 12-0 overall and 8-0 in league play, played Shelton late Friday and have a key game at North Kitsap on Monday.

South Kitsap 2,

Port Angeles 0

Played April 27 in Port Angeles

Brittany Miller and Katy Lieseke; Megan Ramsey and Missy Minor. W - Miller (8-0). L - Ramsey.

Leading hitters - SK: Amanda Galla 2-2 (R), Lieseke 2-3 (3B,RBI).

South Kitsap 12, Bremerton 2 (5)

Played April 25 at South Kitsap

Kala Thomas and Krystal Goulden; Amanda Galla, Kali Butler (4) and Caty Lieseke. W – Galla (3-0). L – Thomas.

Leading hitters: SK: Caty Lieseke 3-3 (3b,2RBI); Stephanie Mott 2-4 (3b,RBI,2R), Jievielyn Howard 2-3 (2RBI).

• Wolves split with Vikings in golf: Jonathan Murphy fired a 75 on Tuesday at Trophy Lake & Casting to help the South Kitsap boys’ golf team to a 147-122 win over North Kitsap.

Murphy’s 75 netted 33 points for the Wolves, using the Stableford scoring system, while Joel Schenfeld fired a 76 and Marcus Lacey carded a 79 for South.

The South girls dropped a 122-47 match to the Vikings at McCormick Woods. Kate Clark led the Wolves with 18 points while Arielle Evans scored 12 and Ariel Boekweg scored eight.

South Kitsap 147,

North Kitsap 122

Played April 26 at Trophy Lake, par 72

Using the Stableford scoring system

Individual medalist — Jonathan Murphy (SK), David Dobson (NK) 75 (33 points)

South Kitsap — Joel Schenfeld 76 (32), Kenneth Eisenhut 80 (28), Marcus Lacey 79 (29), Kenny McCallum 83 (25).

North Kitsap - Joey Duwe 82 (26), Stephen Duwe 75 (33), Evan Faulk 90 (18), Chris Renfro 96 (12).

North Kitsap 122,

South Kitsap 47

Played April 26 at McCormick Woods, par 36

Using the Stableford scoring system

Individual medalist — Alicia Bratlien (NK), Ella Sanman (NK) 43 (30 points).

North Kitsap - Bratlien 43 (30), Sanman 29 (43), Miquela Pendleton 44 (29), Val Palsdotter (20), Britney Fluharty-Quinn (14).

South Kitsap — Kate Clark 54 (18), Arielle Evans (12), Ariel Boekweg (8), Julie VanCleef (5), Melanie McCarthy (4).

• Duren sparkles as Wolves have great week: South Kitsap Charlotte Duren won three times in team play and shared the SK Invitational title this week as the Wolves’ tennis team improved to 9-3 overall and 4-2 in Narrows League Bridge Division play this week.

South took third last Saturday in the SK Invitational before beating Bremerton, Shelton and Capital this week.

Duren, a junior, played No. 1 singles in all the matches and won them all, including sharing the SK Invite title with Gig Harbor’s Laura Finley after their match was called because of weather.

The Wolves’ Senya Waas also won all three of her singles matches at the No. 2 position while SK’s Emily Ader also won three times last week, taking a pair of doubles matches with teammate Melissa Watson and one with Maria Smith.  

South closes out the regular season Tuesday at Stadium.

South Kitsap 3,

Capital 2

Played April 27 at Capital

Singles - Charlotte Duren (SK) d. Natalie West 6-0, 6-1; Senya Waas (SK) d. Sophie Demaerel 6-1, 6-2

Doubles - Melissa Watson/Emily Ader (SK) d. Jamie Thomas/Haley Wall 4-6, 6-0, 6-3; Jessa Getzendanner/Christy Steele (C) d. Maria Smith/Kelsey Penn 6-2, 6-0; Marissa Gubbe/Jenna Russell (C) d. Chelsea Senter/Michelle Calhoun 7-5, 6-1.

South Kitsap 4,

Shelton 1

Played  26 at South Kitsap

Singles - Charlotte Duren (SK) d. Katrina Hasch 6-0, 6-0; Senya Waas (SK) d. Danielle Hewitt 6-0, 6-0.

Doubles - Emily Ader/Melissa Watson (SK) d. Lia Pittman/Leah Vazquez 7-6 (4-6), 6-2. Marie Whitney/Larissa Dugan (Shel) d. Maria Smith/Amy Wilkens 4-6, 7-5, 7-5. Michelle Calhoun/Kelsey Penn (SK) d. Zarina Ozalieva/Brynna Fuller 6-2, 6-2.

South Kitsap 4,

Bremerton 1

Played April 25 at South Kitsap

Singles - Charlotte Duran (SK) d. Lya Lya Chorna 5-7,6-4,6-2; Senya Waas (SK) d. Cassie Metz 6-1, 6-1.

Doubles - Emily Ader/Maria Smith (SK) d. Khara Crosswaite/Laura Crosswaite 6-4, 6-3; Casey Marett/Maria Lafferty (B) d. Chelsea Senter/Melissa Watson 6-2, 6-2; Kelsey Penn/Hillary Oliver (SK) d. Emily Hartman/Michelle Ibarra 6-0, 6-1.

Narrows Invite

Played April 23 at South Kitsap

Team scores – 1. Gig Harbor 39, 2. Enumclaw 37, 3. South Kitsap 24, 4. Bremerton 18, 5. Puyallup 15, 6. Central Kitsap 14, 7. Olympic 10, 8. North Mason 8.


Singles — Final: Charlotte Duren (SK) and Laura Finley (GH) (draw due to rain); Third place: Letecia Suarez (GH) def. Cassie Mets (Brem) 6-4, 6-1.

Doubles — Final: Kelsey DeMeeleer/Jasmine Utu (E) def. Emily Ader/Melissa Watson (SK) 1-6, 6-4(10-3); Third place: Emily Brown/Faith Henderson (GH) def. Grace Hart/Whitney Brownell (E) 6-3, 6-4; Hailey Ledbetter/Loren Landis (E) def. Mali Bristad/Catilin Hilderbrad (GH) 6-3, 6-4; Sam Rodway/Lil Frerichs (E) def. Dana Misteriek/Lauren Peterson (GH) 5-7, 7-6(10-8).

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