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University of Texas Permian Basin outfielder Ethan Flodstrom rounds the bases during a contest against St. Mary’s. Flodstrom, a 2020 Port Angeles graduate, leads his team with a .378 batting average after hitting .407 in 2023.

UTPB Athletic Communications University of Texas Permian Basin outfielder Ethan Flodstrom rounds the bases during a contest against St. Mary’s. Flodstrom, a 2020 Port Angeles graduate, leads his team with a .378 batting average after hitting .407 in 2023.

COLLEGE BASEBALL & SOFTBALL: Port Angeles' Ethan Flodstrom hitting .383 for The University of Texas Permian Basin

Leverington pitching for Saint Martin’s

PA’s Flodstrom leads UTPB in hitting, defense

ODESSA, Texas — Port Angeles’ Ethan Flodstrom was named a LoneStar Conference player to watch before his senior baseball season — and has done plenty to garner attention this spring at The University of Texas Permian Basin.

The 2020 Port Angeles High School graduate, Wilder Baseball Club alumni and former Peninsula News All-Peninsula MVP, had a pair of two-run doubles and drove in a team-high five RBIs as Flodstrom’s Falcons won their eighth straight game in a 20-10 win over Sul Ross State.

Flodstrom hits lefthanded and leads UTPB (21-16) in batting average (.383), slugging percentage (.591) and on-base plus slugging (1.098) and is second in total hits (44), doubles (12), triples (3) and RBIs (38). He’s also hit two home runs this season and converted on 9-of-13 stolen base attempts.

Defensively, the right fielder has recorded 51-of-53 attempts this season.

As a junior in 2023, Flodstrom earned Lone Star All-Defensive and All-Lone Star Conference first team honors after hitting .407 with 20 multiple-hit games, a hitting streak of nine games and 15 multiple run games.

He also had the second best on-base percentage in UTPB history (.497) and was among the top 10 in batting average, hits (61) and RBIs. Flodstrom was perfect in the field as well, handling 118 chances without an error.

Flodstrom also excels in the classroom resulting in him making the Lone Star Conference Commissioners Honor Roll for both semesters.

UTPB is 21-16 overall, 20-16 and in sixth place in LoneStar Conference play. If Flodstrom and the Falcons finish in the top eight, they’ll advance to the conference championships May 3-5.

Leverington pitches

LACEY — Forks graduate Chloe Leverington is Saint Martin University softball’s primary pitcher, appearing in 26 of the Saints’ 31 games and racking up a 9-6 record with six saves and a 2.57 earned run average.

Leverington, a junior, is holding opponents to a .237 batting average and limiting her walks, giving up 16 free passes in 84.1 innings pitched with 92 strikeouts.

The Saint (7-5, 16-15) are fifth in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with 12 regular season contests remaining before the GNAC Tournament May 2-4.

100-hole challenge

SEQUIM — The Cedars at Dungeness golf pros Chad Wagner and Garrett Smithson will close out April with the duo’s 100-hole challenge donation event on April 30.

Wagner and Smithson will tee it up this year to support the Sequim Youth Basketball program — an organization close to the pair’s hearts.

The public can make donations directly through the pro shop or via the event’s Golf Genius donation page at https://tinyurl.com/PDN-100Holes.

For more information, call the pro shop at 360-683-6344.

Opening day April 13

SEQUIM — Sequim Little League will celebrate Opening Day 2024 with an opening ceremony and baseball and softball games April 13.

Players should arrive by 9:30 a.m. with the opening ceremony planned for 10 a.m.

Opening day games will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Lunch will be provided to all baseball and softball players.

Raffle prizes will be given out to attendees.

The concession stand will be open.

The Sequim Little League fields are located at 124 W. Silberhorn Road.

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