Black Hills digs big hole, falls to North Kitsap


By the time the Wolves’ bats started humming, the deficit was too much to overcome as they dropped a 15-7 non-league matchup to the Vikings on Saturday under the lights at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

Black Hills (3-12) have lost five straight since a victory over Aberdeen almost two weeks ago. It trailed 8-0 after three complete innings, then everything unraveled in the fourth, allowing seven runs to trail by double digits. All the runs produced by North Kitsap in that frame came with two outs.

Four runs in the fifth extended the game as the Wolves scored on an error, walk, RBI single from Blake Klinger and a hit by pitch. They added two more in the sixth and got two runners on base in the seventh, but couldn’t muster another rally.

Orion Pate and Klinger each recorded a hit and an RBI for Black Hills. It returns to EvCo play on Tuesday with a date against Shelton.