BHS, NK baseball, NK soccer advance to state

Kitsap prep postseason report

The Bainbridge baseball team won the district title game 6-0 and is going to state, but its soccer team will miss out after losing 1-0.

North Kitsap won the district title in soccer after nine rounds of penalty kicks. The Viking baseball team also is going to state, after a perfect game by Oregon State commit Noah Sorensen, but they then lost two games, including the district title contest.


Bainbridge soccer upset No. 3 Thomas Jefferson on the road 3-0. The Spartans then lost to Kent-Meridian 1-0 May 11 and played May 13 in their final chance to make state against Auburn Mountainview. But the soccer team fell to Auburn Mountainview 1-0.

Bainbridge’s baseball defeated Bonney Lake 5-1 in the first round of districts. After being scoreless through three innings, Bonney Lake scored on an RBI single.

However, the Spartans responded with a two-out rally in the fifth inning. Coco Black and Eddie Bignold picked up three RBIs from two doubles. Braden French pulled a squeeze bunt to score another run.

The Spartans returned to the field May 10 against Kentlake and won. McCrea Curfam led off the game with a double and JT Hardy got hit by a pitch. Will Rohrbacher got a 2 RBI single in the first inning with two outs. Kentlake responded with an RBI single to make it 2-1 after the first inning.

Bainbridge stranded a runner at third in the second inning while Kentlake stranded one at second. Later, Kentlake had another opportunity to strike with a two-out rally. However, they stranded two more runners in scoring position.

The Bainbridge bats woke up in the fifth when Kyler Miller led off with a double. Curfman picked up his second hit of the day with a squeeze bunt that landed in front of the plate.

A few passed balls led to three more Spartan runs as they took a 5-1 lead. Kentlake loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom half of the fifth. However, a fly ball to Bignold ended the threat.

On May 13, Bainbridge took the lead in the first inning, scoring one run over Auburn Riverside. They never looked back winning 6-0 and qualifying for state.

North Kitsap

Sorenson threw a perfect game, striking out 13 batters, and led the Vikings to a 4-0 victory over Steilacoom’s baseball squad, earning North Kitsap a berth to state. On the offensive side, Cole Edwards was responsible for an RBI and two runs himself.

The baseball team played again May 13 against Fife at Central Kitsap High School.Fife started the game by stranding two runners in scoring position. North Kitsap’s Jaxon Gore put the Vikings on the board in the first inning with an RBI single, scoring Cole Edwards. Fife responded in the third inning with a run. Fife responded with six straight runs. Fife won the district championship 6-2. Enumclaw handed North Kitsap their second loss of the day 11-4.

The Vikings soccer team survived No. 7 Clover Park 2-1 and earned a berth to state as well. They then beat Sammamish 2-1 May 11 and Franklin Pierce in the district title game May 13. The Viking soccer squad defeated Franklin Pierce 1-0 after nine rounds of penalty kicks.


The No. 9 soccer team was stunned by No. 16 Enumclaw in the first round. The Knights, with a fresh roster and coach this season, dropped their match 5-0.

On the other hand, the Knights baseball team won its first-round district game 3-0 over Evergreen May 9. But they lost May 10 on the road against Steilacoom 14-4 to be eliminated.

Central Kitsap

Although the CK soccer team earned a berth to state already, it looked to reach the district finals. However, the Cougars fell to a familiar foe, No. 1 Gig Harbor, 2-1. The Cougars finished tied for third at district.

The No. 16-seeded CK baseball team nearly shocked Kelso on the road. After giving up a couple of runs in the third inning, the Cougars held Kelso scoreless. Garrett Cooper nailed a two-run home run in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 2.

Both sides went scoreless until Kelso broke the tie after three extra innings with a walk-off RBI single in the 10th.


On May 10, Klahowya baseball survived Cascade Christian’s attack in the second inning, leaving the bases loaded. Klahowya got its first runner on base in the second but got stranded at second.

Cascade Christian picked up a couple of baserunners with walks. Then, a single broke the scoreless tie. However, Klahowya responded. A leadoff walk and a sacrifice bunt that led to an error gave the Eagles runners on the corners with no outs.

Another squeeze bunt down the first-base line tied the game at 1-1. Aiden Michael gave the Eagles a 2-1 lead with an RBI double. Klahowya ended the fourth inning with a 3-1 lead.

Klahowya won 4-1 with another run in the bottom of the sixth. Klahowya will head to the state tournament after beating Bellevue Christian 12-3 May 12.


The Trojans baseball team lost its first-round district game 3-0 against Enumclaw May 9. They played again May 10 against Sammamish at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.

Olympic took a 4-0 lead over Sammamish through the first three innings in a consolation bracket game. Senior pitcher Lathan Haywood struck out batters left and right.

Sammamish had its first opportunity to cross the plate late in the game but was thrown out on a slow grounder to the infield. However, the Redhawks struck back with their next at-bat to grab their first run of the game. Yet, Olympic walked away with a 4-1 victory.

The Trojans faced Port Angeles with a state berth on the line May 13 at Foss High. Olympic had an early 3-1 lead. However, the teams locked at 4-4 and went into extra innings. Port Angeles scored a walk-off RBI single and sent Olympic home for the season.