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Hardballers score spots on All-Metro, All-KNG team
The Bainbridge baseball team could not return to the playoffs this season under first year coach David Smart, but they did have some good moments such as sweeping O’Dea during the regular season.
For their efforts this season, five Spartans made the All-Metro team.
Rion Ramirez, Willie Schreck and Steven Wellbrock were honorable mentions.
Two Spartans also made the All-Kitsap News Group team.
The team was compiled by the sports writers for the Bremerton Patriot, Central Kitsap Reporter, Bainbridge Island Review, North Kitsap Herald and the Port Orchard Independent. Candidates for the team are nominated by the writers for their respective areas.
The nominees are then voted on by the writers; the top vote getters make the teams. Up to three honorable mentions are also selected from each school for each sport. The teams include the best players from area schools that not only performed well individually, but played a role in the success of their team.
P – Christopher Campbell, Olympic, senior: Campbell led Olympic with five saves. He totaled a 0.31 ERA and struck out 42 batters in 22 1/3 innings on the mound. Opposing hitters were .175 against Campbell. He also hit .435 and had 30 hits and 25 RBI.
P – TJ Reitan, North Kitsap, senior: Reitan finished with a 6-1 record and a 1.48 ERA, while striking out 21 batters in 28 innings. Offensively, Reitan had a .385 batting average and 13 RBI.
P – Alex Smith, North Kitsap, senior: Smith finished with a 5-1 record and a 2.72 ERA, while striking out 32 batters in 36 innings. Offensively, Smith had a .458 batting average, two home runs and 13 RBI.
P – Nick Torento, Kingston, senior, pitcher: Torento finished with a 8-1 record and a 1.05 ERA this season. Torrento also struck out 35 batters. Offensively, he had a .362 batting average, one home run and 15 RBI.
C — Nick Benish, North Kitsap, senior: Benish finished the season with a .491 batting average, four home runs and 19 RBI.
1B – Mike Nelson, South Kitsap, junior: Nelson hit a team-best .523 with 12 doubles, five home runs, 25 RBI and only struck out five times.
2B – Tanner Romo, South Kitsap, senior: Romo finished with a .375 batting average, two home runs and 10 RBI. He also committed just two errors.
3B – Brett McDonald, Central Kitsap, senior: McDonald hit .417 and had a .453 on-base percentage. He also scored 11 runs and drove in eight.
SS – Zac Smit, North Kitsap, senior: Smit, who signed with Grand View University, finished with a .420 batting average.
OF – Josh Kreifels, Central Kitsap, senior: Kreifels finished with a .400 batting average and a .486 on-base percentage. He also had 24 hits, 13 RBI, 19 runs and a home run.
OF – Theo Robinson, Bremerton, sophomore: Robinson hit .388 with a .482 on-base percentage. In addition, he had 19 hits, 12 RBI and 12 runs.
OF – Joe Valley, Klahowya, senior: Valley had a breakout year, hitting .390 with a .419 on-base percentage. Valley also racked up 23 hits, 15 RBI, 14 runs and six home runs.
Coach of the year
Jim Fairweather, South Kitsap: Fairweather lead the Wolves to the 4A state tournament for a third time in the last four years. South finished tied for Gig Harbor for second place behind Olympia with a 11-3 league record and were 13-7-1 overall.
UTIL Robbie Ackerley, Bainbridge, junior: Ackerley did a solid job where ever he played this season, hitting .462 and notching two saves on the mound.
Ackerley was a All-Metro honorable mention.
SS Spencer Hogger, Bainbridge, sophomore: Hogger was a standout at the plate, hitting .352.
Hogger was an All-Metro honorable mention.
OF Matt Noll, Bremerton, sophomore; SS Kaden Tomlinson, Bremerton, sophomore; OF Alec Anderson, Central Kitsap, sophomore; SS Josh Sontag, Central Kitsap, junior; 1B George Marinan, Kingston, junior; 3B Richie Sander, Kingston, junior; C Curtis Wildung, Kingston, senior; SS Patrick McGuire, Klahowya, senior; 1B Steffen Jeffcoat, North Kitsap, senior; 3B Zane Minder, North Kitsap, senior; OF Alex Nettleton, North Kitsap, senior; SS Patrick Middleton, Olympic, senior; 1B Joe Stevick, Olympic, senior; C Alex Sablan, South Kitsap, junior; SS Vince Sablan, South Kitsap, junior; P Kellen Traxel, South Kitsap, sophomore.