South Kitsap came into the Cougars’ house on Tuesday, rearranged the furniture, flipped some tables and left.
There didn’t seem to be much Central Kitsap could do to defend themselves at home against the onslaught of slugging the Wolves were doling out.
The Wolves put up 15 hits on their way to a dominating 10-1 win against a Central Kitsap team that struggled to put points on the board.
Heading into the fifth inning things looked good for the Cougars. They had a run on the board and were only down by one score, but then things started to get ugly.
South Kitsap put up three runs in the fifth, extending their lead to 5-1, and pulling away.
South’s pitcher came out and, with some help from his infield, put down the Cougar batters in a second-half of an inning that seemed to be over as quickly as it had begun.
If the fifth inning was when South Kitsap pulled away, the sixth was when they completely took over.
Batter after batter took hits off the Cougars’ pitching, prompting head coach Bill Baxter to approach the mound and make a pitching change.
The new pitcher was eventually able get the defense off the field before the game ended due to a 10-run rule but there seemed to be little hope of overcoming such an overwhelming deficit.
South would end up tacking on one more run in the seventh to bump their score to 10.
Two quick offensive innings from Central Kitsap failed to put any runners in scoring position.
In the end, the Cougars were able to drag the game out to its full length, rather than losing in an early ending, but that seemed to be little consolation in a tough loss to rival South Kitsap.
South Kitsap 002 035 0—10 15 0
Central Kitsap 000 100 0—1 6 1
Logan Knowles, Michael Wood (5) and Paulson. Griffin McCormick, Nick Roberts (5), Ben Kunkle (6) and Riley Paschal. W—Knowles. L—McCormack
Leading hitters—SK: Whatley 3-3 (2BB), Jesse Moore 3-5 (22B,RBI), Paulson 3-5 (RBI), Simpson 2-4 (2RBI), Knowles 1-3 (RBI). CK: Nick Roberts 1-2 (RBI).