Sports updates: Viking sluggers take Olympic League title
May 8, 2009 · 6:27 PM
Vikings clinch league title
The North Kitsap baseball team captured at least a share of the Olympic League title Friday as they pounded Bremerton, 10-0, in five innings.
North's Alex Smith threw eight strikeouts in four innings to get the victory.
"We've come a long way from the beginning of the season," said NK head coach Jeff Weible, who was doused with a water bucket by his players after the win.
"The teams that are going to go far are the teams that get along together and play for each other and pull for each other. And that's one thing we've done a lot better job at the last two-thirds of the season," Weible added.
The winning run came in the bottom of the fifth inning, when Daniel Jewett knocked a bloop into shallow center to drive the tenth run home from third.
Jewett echoed his coach's sentiments on team cohesiveness after the game.
"We're always there for each other," Jewett said of his teammates. "We pick each other up every day."
The Vikings head into the playoffs Wednesday.
NK fastpitch edges Bremerton
Across the campus, the North Kitsap fastpitch team won a thriller of their own against Bremerton. In the bottom of the seventh, with the scored tied at one apiece, the Vikings' Jordan Chargualaf got on with a triple, which was followed by two straight walks. Heather Martin then stepped up and hammered in the winning runs for North.
North plays Wednesday at Olympic at 4 p.m.