"One day later, Oly finishes off sweep"
June 11, 2008 · Updated 4:45 PM
"It took two days and a couple of extra runs, but the Olympic High School baseball team came away from Port Townsend with a pair of victories which vaulted the Trojans into second place in the Olympic League standings.Oly beat the Townsends 7-5 on Friday in the first game of what was supposed to be a doubleheader. Darkness forced cessation of the nightcap in midcontest, however, and it was completed Saturday.Regardless, the two wins boosted the Trojans to 9-3 in the league standings, just a game and a half behind league-leading North Kitsap going into yesterday's meeting between the two teams at the Fairgrounds. Troy also is slated to host South Kitsap today (4 p.m.) and Montesano Saturday (1 p.m.) in nonleague games.Ernie Parsons tossed a five-hitter for the victory in the opening game, while his teammates totaled 11 hits against PT ace Pete Yelaca. Jesse Pamaran had three of those hits in three at bats, including a double.The two teams were tied 4-all after five innings of the reconvened second game, which Olympic won with a three-run rally in the top of the seventh.The Trojans actually had to rally twice to get their winning runs, according to coach Nate Andrews.Neil Brunson had what should've been a three-run home run in that inning, Andrews said. He explained that Brunson's shot was mistakenly called a ground-rule double by the umpire, and only one of the runs scored.Oly continued the offensive surge, though, and eventually got two more runs across.We should've had four runs, but we got three, Andrews said. As it turned out, it didn't matter, but it sure seemed like it mattered then, at least to me.Port Townsend got one run in the bottom of the inning, but was unable to get any closer, making a winner out of Josh Adams, who came on in relief of starter Zach Curry in the fifth. Brunson, despite losing the homer, was 2 for 3 and drove in two runs, as did both Adams and Adam Winger.Central Kitsap 16-7, Klahowya 4-6: Scott Lebas had a homer in each game as the Cougars doubled their league win total with the rain-delayed road sweep.Jake Higgs had four hits for CK in the first game, in which the Cougars constructed two big innings to come from behind. Trailing 3-2 through five, they scored six runs in the sixth and eight more in the seventh.Darkness halted the second game after five innings, making a complete-game winner out of CK's Josh Goffin. The Cougars scored all seven of their runs in the first two innings, but Klahowya countered with three run rallies in the first and third. Zach Soalita hit a solo homer for the Eagles.Bremerton 6-5, Bainbridge 3-2: The Knights got excellent pitching from starters Derek Winderl and Ken Justice as they swept a league doubleheader on the Spartans' home diamond.Bremerton needed a three-run rally in the top of the eighth to win the opener, in which they were aided by four Bainbridge errors. Diasake Tanaka relieved Winderl in the bottom of the inning and shut down BI for the save. Joe Bollinger, Benji Ehlers and Josh Walesby each had two hits in that game.Justice pitched six innings of shutout ball in the nightcap before being nicked for two runs in the seventh. By that time, though, he had a five-run cushion and was able to finish off the seven-hit, complete-game victory. "