Port Angeles shortstop Alex Angevine was named to the all-Olympic League first team after leading the Roughriders with 21 runs scored and 20 RBIs while playing solid defense. (Nicholas Zeller-Singh/Kitsap News Group)

Port Angeles shortstop Alex Angevine was named to the all-Olympic League first team after leading the Roughriders with 21 runs scored and 20 RBIs while playing solid defense. (Nicholas Zeller-Singh/Kitsap News Group)

ALL-OLYMPIC LEAGUE BASEBALL: Sequim, Port Angeles put 13 players on all-league teams

Six Riders on first team, two Wolves

PORT ANGELES — Both Port Angeles and Sequim cleaned up in the all-Olympic League baseball selections with the two schools combining for 13 players on the all-league teams.

Port Angeles, which tied with North Kitsap for the best regular-season record in the Olympic League and earned a trip to the Class 2A state tournament, put six players on the first team — shortstop Alex Angevine, designated hitter Ezra Townsend, outfielder Jordan Shumway, outfielder Nate Basden and starting pitchers Brian Guttormsen and Colton Romero, who also played third base.

Sequim, which qualified for district, won two postseason games and came just one victory short of earning a trip to state, finishing at 12-12. The Wolves had two players named to the first team — infielder Brayden White and pitcher Ethan Staples.

Making the second team for Port Angeles were infielder Josiah Gooding, outfielder Kaleb Mullen and relief pitcher/closer Brayden Martin.

Making the second team for Sequim were utility player Ayden Hollands (first base, third base and catcher) and outfielder Zeke Schmadeke, who was also a solid pitcher for the Wolves.

The Roughriders, who finished 19-7 on the season, had several players with outstanding seasons. Angevine played a solid shortstop defensively and hit .378 for the season with 20 RBIs and 21 runs.

Nate Basden quietly had a spectacular season for Port Angeles, hitting .385 for the season with 14 runs scored and 14 RBIs. Probably his most remarkable stat was having at least one hit in 19 out of the Riders’ 26 games.

Gooding hit .322 with seven doubles, 18 runs scored and 11 RBIs. Shumway hit .318 with 18 RBIs and 14 runs scored. Townsend hit .308 with six doubles and 12 RBIs. Mullen was a clutch hitter who finished the season with 12 runs scored and 15 RBIs.

Romero, Guttormsen and Martin all had great seasons. Romero pitched back-to-back no-hitters, one a complete-game affair and the other a combined no-hitter with Martin. He finished with a 5-1 record, 50 strikeouts in 42 innings and a 3.00 ERA. Playing third base on non-pitching days, he also hit .278 with 14 runs scored and 16 RBIs.

Guttormsen, selected to play in the all-state game, struck out 38 in 35⅓ innings pitched and had an ERA of 1.98. He went 3-0.

Martin, pitching mostly in relief, racked up 33 strikeouts in just 20⅓ innings and had an ERA of 2.03.

Impressive stat totals

Staples struck out 53 batters in 41⅔ innings and he also hit .333 with 15 RBIs.

White hit .369 for the Wolves with seven doubles, three triples and 17 RBIs.

Schmadeke batted .338 with 12 RBIs and 10 stolen bases and struck out 38 batters in 37⅓ innings. Holland hit .283 with 11 RBIs.

Winning the sportsmanship award for Port Angeles was Aidan Swenson and Holland for Sequim.

The league MVP was Alex Elton of North Kitsap.

All-Olympic League Baseball

• MVP — Alex Elton

First team

• Catcher — Izaiah Reynolds, King.

• Infielders — Alex Angevine, PA; Brayden White, Seq.; Nolan Rowe, NK; Leland Lopez, NM; Peau Tamileau, King.; Duncan Bos, Bain.

• Utility — Spencer Gillespie, NK.

• Designated Hitter — Ezra Townsend, PA.

• Outfielders — Jordan Shumway, PA; Nate Basden, PA; Caden Atencio, NM; Tate Stearns, NM; Landen Cartwright, Oly.

• Pitchers — Brian Guttormsen, PA; Colton Romero, PA; Ethan Staples, Seq.; Cole Penton, Bain.; Dawwyn Anderson, NK.

Second team

• Catcher — Cole McCormick, NM.

• Infielders — Josiah Gooding, PA; Landon Nicholson, Oly.; Steve McIntyre, Brem.; Chayton Walker, King.; Braden French, Bain.

• Utility — Ayden Holland, Seq.

• Designated Hitter — Chase Beninger, Oly.

• Outfielders — Zeke Schmadeke, Seq.; Kaleb Mullen, PA; William Broughton, NM; AJ Larsen, Bain.; Drew Walters, Oly.

• Pitchers — Brayden Martin, PA; McCrea Curfman, Bain.; Blake Parker, Oly.; John Hutchins, Oly.; Marcus Kim, NK.

• Sportsmanship — Ayden Holland, Seq.; Aidan Swenson, PA; JT Hardy, Bain.; Adrian Tittle, Brem.; Connor Cornwell, King.; Kingston Serebryabov, NM; Aaron Groetsch, NK; Jake Gordon, Oly.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group
Sequim’s Ethan Staples, who struck out 53 batters in 41 innings pitched, was named to the All-Olympic League first team.

Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group Sequim’s Ethan Staples, who struck out 53 batters in 41 innings pitched, was named to the All-Olympic League first team.

Sequim’s Ethan Staples, who struck out 53 batters in 41 innings pitched, was named to the all-Olympic League first team. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

Sequim’s Ethan Staples, who struck out 53 batters in 41 innings pitched, was named to the all-Olympic League first team. (Michael Dashiell/Olympic Peninsula News Group)

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