Gausta was a three sport athlete at North Kitsap and played for the local amateur team until he left to fight in World War II. He was discharged in 1950 and returned to play fastpitch for the Poulsbo VFW, then baseball for the Bremerton Bees and for a team on Bainbridge Island. Gausta also worked as an outdoor columnist and still holds the state record for catching the largest salmon with a rod and reel at 70.5 pounds. He died in 2012 at 93 years old.
Dotson was a 1949 graduate of Bremerton High School and began his fastpitch career with the shipyard league, earning an all-state selection. He won a state title in 1959 with Lake Furniture.
George was a standout pitcher for the famed Suquamish baseball team that made a legendary barnstorming trip to Japan in 1921. A member of the Port Gamble S’Klallam tribe, George pitched for the tribe baseball team until he was 47.
Suquamish Baseball: A Team of Their Own
Fredericksen, known as the "Babe Ruth of Poulsbo," was regarded as the best catcher to ever come out of Kitsap County. He turned down several pro offers and mainly played with amateur teams in Poulsbo as they took on bigger named teams from Seattle from 1918-1933.
Goodwin is one of the greatest coaches in county and state history. He won 491 games, 19 league titles and three state titles in his 28 years of coaching the South Kitsap baseball team, including winning the 4A state title in 2003 in the last game he ever coached. His title winning team in 1996, with future major leaguers and fellow Hall of Famers Willie Bloomquist and Jason Ellison, ran the table and his first state title in 1983, came after the Wolves upset Davis of Yakima, who were undefeated and one of the top ranked teams in the nation at the time. Goodwin was elected to the Washington State Coaches Hall of Fame. He died in 2013 at the age of 63 after a heart attack. The baseball field at South Kitsap High School was named after him and his jersey was retired the following spring.
Former South Kitsap coach Goodwin remembered as a legend
Ryen was a 20-year veteran of the local fastpitch scene. He was on two teams that took second two different times at state and was on the Outlaws team that played at the International Softball Congress tournament in Long Beach, California.
Jensen first played softball in 1933 and was part of the EBIC team that played in the first softball state tournament in 1935 and the first team from Kitsap to win a state title in 1942.