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South Kitsap fastpitch stays aliveMay 18th, 2012 at Fri, 18th, 2012 at 11:08 pm by chrischancellor
What appeared to be a blowout turned into a tight game when Parker Bonife hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning. But South Kitsap held on for a 6-4 win against Union on Friday night in the Class 4A West Central/Southwest Bi-District Tournament at Sprinker Recreation Center.
The Wolves now face a winner-to-state, loser-out contest at noon against Skyview, which entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed out of the Greater Saint Helens League.
“We’re hoping,” said senior Ericka Hobson, referring to the prospect of advancing to state for the first time since 2003. “We just have to make our bats work with our defense.”
Hobson went 2 for 4 with two RBI, while first baseman Hannah Spohn also finished with a pair of hits.
South coach Tami Lester-Dame expressed concern about the general disposition of her team after the game, though.
“My team just seems discombobulated,” she said. “I don’t understand the discouragement.”
The Wolves finished with nine hits after notching just two during their first game Friday morning. They lost that contest, 3-0, against Kentlake.
South also might have lost senior Taylor Sunkel, who suffered a sprained ankle pursuing a fly ball during the late game. Her status for Saturday is undetermined.