Trojans, Bulldogs rolling right along

The Olympic Trojans’ summer league squad stretched its win streak to six games before splitting at the Mt. Vernon Invitation Tournament on June 15-17.

In the first game, Olympic topped Lakeside Recovery 5-4 thanks to a five-run fifth inning.

Bryan Deszell got the win thanks to strong offensive support from the likes of Jeremy Huffman (2-3, RBI, R), Paul Varner (2-2, RBI, R) and Chris Lane (1-3, 2B, RBI).

Oly then blanked Sedro-Woolley on June 16, as Austin Manson improved to 3-0 in pitching the four-hitter, a 1-0 win for the Trojans. Huffman, Manson, Lane and Chaz Peters all recorded hits for Olympic in the pitcher’s duel.

Later that day, Oly fell in another close game to Kennewick, dropping 2-1 after Kennewick scored in the bottom of the sixth to break a 1-1 tie.

Ronnie Purser got the tough-luck loss to drop to 2-2 this summer. Deszell and Ty Olson had Oly’s only hits.

The bats broke loose on Saturday, June 17, but Oly came up short, falling 14-9 to Burlington in their final game of the tourney.

Richard Smith took the loss for Oly. Peters was 1-2 with two runs and an RBI while Jeff Forrest drove in two runs and Max Hall added another.

Olympic finished the tournament 2-2.

“We had solid pitching for most of the tournament,” Oly coach Matt Stanford said. “Austin Manson and Ronnie Purser both pitched complete games and Brian Deszell got a win with a great relief effort.”

Purser found himself on the short end of the stick again despite another strong effort on Thursday as the Trojans fell 3-0 to Lakes.

Deszell went 3-3 and Peters was 2-3. The Trojans had seven hits but couldn’t score.

Kitsap Bulldogs

The Bulldogs were 4-0 on June 17 and 18, allowing just three runs in four games.

The Bulldogs battled Kirkland Mudville on June 17 and won the opener 9-1 before taking the second 11-2.

In the first game, Nate Roberts earned the win. Drew Vettleson was 3-3 with a homer and four RBI while Tyler Baumgartner was 2-2. Casey Bohlmann batted 2-3 while catcher Cole Adams and Elliott Thorsen each went 1-2.

Bohlmann and Cameron Salley both worked the second game, with each helping their own causes with 1-2 efforts at the plate. Baumgartner was 2-3 with three RBI and Roberts, Michael Callahan and Brady Steiger all went 2-3.

The next day, the Bulldogs earned two shutouts while allowing a total of just four hits.

Battling the Tacoma Mets, the Bulldogs’ Vettleson worked the shutout, getting strong offense from Steiger, Thorsen and Callahan, each of whom went 2-2 (Callahan added a triple).

Bohlman was 1-3 with a triple in the 6-0 win.

Kitsap then needed just five innings to dispose of the Sumner Razorbacks, winning 11-0.

Callahan and Adams each pitched to and caught for each other.

Steiger again led the charge offensively, going 2-3 with a homer and three RBI. Roberts and Vettleson were each 3-3 and Vettleson hit a triple and drove in three. Adams went 2-3 while Thorsen and Crowley each went 1-2.

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