Monday, March 30, 2009

Week 1 Recap, Week 2 Preview

Week 1 in the KingCo 4A baseball conference showed just how tough the conference should be from top to bottom in 2009. Six of the league's twelve teams finished the week at 1-1 and seven of the twelve games played last week were decided by three runs or less. Of those seven games, three took extra innings to determine a winner.

Three teams remain unbeaten after two games. Redmond sits alone atop the Crest Division thanks to a 6-2 win over Garfield and a 9-1 win over Newport. In the Crown Division, Woodinville and Lake Washington took different routes to the same result. The Falcons used a potent offensive attack, scoring 19 runs in their two wins over Roosevelt and Bothell. Meanwhile, the Kangs allowed just one unearned run over 15 innings against Ballard and Roosevelt on their path to 2-0.

Week 2 is the first three game week, with game days on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Redmond will run the plateau gauntlet, hosting Eastlake and Skyline before heading to Issaquah to take on the Eagles on Friday. Lake Washington faces all three Northshore school district teams this week, traveling to Bothell on Monday followed by home dates with Woodinville and Inglemoor on Wednesday and Friday respectively. Many other rivalries are renewed this week in the last week of divisional play before the teams spend two weeks playing crossover (out-of-division) games.