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Olympic softball 4-2 coming out of spring break

North Mason pitcher Kimber Bolin steps into her swing as her teammate takes off toward home. Bolin hit the Bulldogs
North Mason pitcher Kimber Bolin steps into her swing as her teammate takes off toward home. Bolin hit the Bulldogs' fourth inning home run that tied the game at 5.
— image credit: Photo by Wes Morrow

Both teams came out swinging in the first inning. North Mason (1-3) scored one in the first, and Olympic (4-2) scored two.

North Mason couldn’t keep up, though, and soon fell behind as the Trojans kept pushing. Olympic scored two in the third and continued to put pressure on North Mason, scoring in each following inning.

The score was 5-1 going into the top of the fifth and with Olympic’s momentum things were starting to look bad for the Bulldogs. But that all changed with a home run by North Mason pitcher Kimber Bolin.

The Bulldogs briefly tied the game 5-5. But Olympic scored two in the fifth and sixth, regaining their lead and heading into the final inning up 7-5.

Olympic head coach Dusty Anchors pulled starting pitcher Jaimie Barry in the seventh inning and sent in Christina Bigelow to finish the game.

North Mason was able to put two runners on base. The runners advanced to second and third when one of Bigelow’s pitches went wild and the catcher wasn’t able to keep it in front.

The Bulldogs sent in a pinch hitter for what could be the last at-bat of the game with two outs and two runners in scoring position.

A long single could have been enough to bring in both runners and force Olympic to respond, but the pitching proved too much for the girls from North Mason as the Bulldog hitter struck out swinging when the umpire called her check-swing a strike.

The tying runs were left stranded in scoring position and Olympic came away with a win at home. Jaimie Barry got the win and Christina Bigelow was credited with the save.

The Trojans are 4-2 in league play and sit one and a half games back from leaders Port Angeles and Sequim (both 5-0). Their next game is set for Tuesday April 9, at North Kitsap (2-3).

 

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