A quick review of Monday's results...
- Redmond 5, Eastlake 2 - The Mustangs used a twelve-hit attack and solid pitching from Mac Acker, Zach Abbruzza and Dylan Davis to top the Wolves 5-2 and remain unbeaten atop the Crest division. Shortstop Brian Grina had a big night, going 4-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI and Josh Bircher chipped in with three hits of his own. Matt Dusche of Eastlake (1-2) had two of his team's three hits.
- Skyline 8, Issaquah 1 - Junior right-hander Adrian Sampson was the story, punching out 10 Eagles in his 6 innings of work to lead the Spartans to an 8-1 win over their rivals on the plateau. William Chandler led Skyline's offensive attack, finishing the day 2-for-3 with a triple and 3 RBI, while Jacob Shannon drove in two runs of his own. KingCo Crest Division player of the week Spencer Rogers had two hits and drove in the lone run for Issaquah, which dropped to 1-2 on the season.
- Newport 9, Garfield 2 - The Knights pulled away late, scoring 2 runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth en route to the 9-2 win over the Bulldogs at Bobby Morris Field. Brandon Andreini went the distance for Newport, scattering 7 hits allowing just two earned runs in the first. Cole Wiper was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and Zach Nasu finished a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Newport, who bounced back from Friday's defeat to improve to 2-1. Jack Jajewski had three hits including a double for Garfield, who fell to 0-3.
- Ballard 14, Roosevelt 1 - The Beavers improved to 2-1 on the season, putting the Roughriders away early with a 9-run second inning and a 4-run third. Jason Bergerson and Danny Thomson each homered and drove in three for Ballard, while Dylan Murphy chipped in with 3 hits and 3 RBI of his own. Jimmy Pugel had his second straight strong outing, striking out 8 over his four innings of work. Jeff Chaney and Colin Gipner had two of Roosevelt's three hits on the day, as the 'Riders dropped their third straight.
- Bothell 8, Lake Washington 5 - Bothell took advantage of 4 Kang errors in a 7-run fourth inning and held on late for the 8-5 win. Junior Evan Hudson cruised early before tiring in the fifth, not allowing a hit in his 4 2/3 innings of work while striking out 4. He gave way to Kevin McShane and Tyler Atkinson, who kept LW in check over the final 2 1/3 to preserve the win. Gene Watson was 2-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI for the Cougs, while Chris Viltz had LW's only hit, a three-run double in their five-run fifth inning.
- Inglemoor 12, Woodinville 4 - The Vikings picked up their first KingCo win of the season, downing the previously unbeaten Falcons, 12-4. Shortstop Sam Johnston hit his second home run in as many games, and designated hitter Ethan Yeo had two doubles for Inglemoor, who picked up the win behind junior left-hander Spencer Trautman. Connor Jones took the loss for Woodinville, who travels to Lee Johnson Field to take on the Kangs on Wednesday afternoon.
While Redmond sits alone atop the Crest Division at 3-0, the Crown Division has four teams (Ballard, Bothell, Lake Washington, Woodinville) tied for first place at 2-1. All four teams match up against each other on Wednesday...