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Riding late-season surge, South Kitsap wins 4A Narrows baseball tournament title

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on May 3, 2013 at 10:34 pm with No Comments »
May 3, 2013 10:34 pm

Tyler Ludlow’s two-run double in the first inning was all the runs red-hot South Kitsap needed in claiming the 4A Narrows League baseball tournament title over Olympia in Lacey on Friday night.

The Wolves, who placed third in the regular season, won 10 of their past 11 games, including a 10-0 win over the Bears. They will be league’s No. 1 seed at the 4A West Central/Southwest bi-district tournament Tuesday.

As the second seed, Olympia (16-5) faces Puyallup, champions of the South Puget Sound League, at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kent’s Art Wright Field. The Vikings beat Olympia, 7-0, on March 13.

Starting pitcher Michael Fairchild gave up just the two first-inning runs – both earned – and struck out five in a complete-game effort.

With the Wolves’ lead at 2-0 in the fourth inning, Olympia had runners on the corners when Cameron Frost scored from third on a wild pitch from South Kitsap starter Logan Knowles.

That is all South Kitsap pitchers would give up. Michael Wood, who pitched three innings of relief, shut Olympia down in order to end the game in the seventh.

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