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Cougars closing in on crowns
The Central Kitsap softball team has been leading the way in the Narrows League all season in the hunt for a league title.
Now the schools baseball counterparts also are back in the race.
In softball, CK (13-1, 10-0) remained the last undefeated Bay Division team in the league thanks to a 2-1 edging of North Kitsap Friday.
In the win against the Vikings (8-3, 6-3), Erika Quint again brought her A-game for the Cougs, allowing just two hits.
Catcher Amy Renfrow went 3-3 and Quint helped her own cause with an RBI.
On the baseball side of the diamond, the Cougars, improved to 13-5 with an 8-2 win to sweep Foss Friday, joined North Kitsap and Stadium in a three-way jam atop the Narrows standings.
CKs cause was helped when the Vikings were defeated by Stadium 4-0 Saturday. All three teams are 1-1 against one another.
With just two games left in the season, CK battles Gig Harbor (9-9), Stadium plays surprising Foss (9-9) and NK draws Wilson (5-12).
The Cougs got a number of strong efforts out of sweeping Foss, with Casey Bohlman and Caleb Brown each hitting homers in the series.
Glen Hewey combined to go 4-8 with 4 runs and David Stilley pitched a three-hitter in Thursdays 7-0 win against the Falcons.
The Cougars also cracked the states rankings according to washingtonbaseballpoll.com.
In the 4A poll, the Cougars are now ranked 10th, the top Narrows League team included.
The postseason begins this week for a few area teams, with Central Kitsap kicking things off last night against Lincoln in a loser-out Narrows League Tournament contest in Tacoma. Results were unavailable at press time.
CK (4-5-2, 4-4-1) wrapped up the regular season seventh. Lincoln is 2-5-2. CK beat Lincoln 2-1 on March 20.
The winner will take on Bellarmine (12-1-0) tonight.
Olympic League baseball action also kicks off this week as Olympic and Port Angeles play tomorrow at 6 p.m. at Kitsap Fairgrounds Ballfields, the host site of the Olympic League playoffs.
The game is a loser-out contest.
The winner will automatically advance to districts, but must go through undefeated Peninsula for a shot at the No. 1 seed out of the Oly League. If the winner beats Peninsula, the two teams will play again as Peninsula must lose twice to lose the top seed.
That game is Friday at 5 p.m.