Thursday, April 9, 2009

A Closer Look at Tuesday's Results...

A belated closer look at Tuesday's games:

  • Skyline 3, Lake Washington 2 - A highly anticipated game between first place teams in the Crest and Crown division lived up to the hype, as Skyline held off a late LW rally for a 3-2 win on Tuesday night. The Kangs trailed by a run heading into the seventh and after two quick outs made things interesting, loading the bases on a single and two walks. An epic 8-pitch showdown ensued, with Skyline closer Peyton Herrod winning the battle over LW third baseman Eric Folkers, getting the senior to ground out to shortstop to end the game. Blake Fulghum was the winner for Skyline, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits over 5 innings of work, punching out 9. Sean Penberthy added a solo home run for the Spartans, who seized sole possession of first place in the Crest division with the win. Alex Potts was 3-for-3 with a walk for Lake Washington, who fell into a tie for second place in the Crown division at 4-2.
  • Woodinville 7, Redmond 6 - For the third time this season on their home field, the Falcons staged a seventh inning comeback, this time scoring two runs in the final frame to walk off on Redmond, 7-6. The Mustangs staged a late rally of their own as they trailed 5-3 heading into the seventh inning before scoring 3 runs to take a 6-5 lead. However, the "cardiac" Falcons would not be denied, improving to 4-2 on the season with three of those wins coming in their final at-bat. Devin Jones picked up the win, working a scoreless inning of relief for Woodinville. Luke Taylor chipped in offensively, going 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. T.J. Whidby, Brian Grina and Chad Hui-Peterson each had doubles for the Mustangs, who dropped to 4-2 in league play.
  • Inglemoor 4, Eastlake 1 - Sophomore Obadiah Taylor allowed three hits and a run over five innings of work and was helped by the tremendous defense of junior center fielder Marc Dickerson in the Vikings 4-1 win over the Wolves. Austin Heuter picked up the save and also had a key 2-run single in the bottom of the sixth to give Inglemoor some breathing room. Nick Smith went 3-for-4 for Eastlake in a losing effort.
  • Newport 8, Ballard 0 - Senior outfielder Colin Hering was 3-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI and Brandon Andreini tossed six shutout innings in the Knights 8-0 win over Ballard. The shutout was the second in as many games, as they were fresh off a 5-0 shutout of Eastlake on Friday. Nick Palewicz was 2-for-3 and Grady Williams added a double for the Beavers, who dropped their third straight game.
  • Issaquah 7, Roosevelt 3 - Miles Perkins was 4-for-4 with an RBI and Austin O'Neill and Spencer Rogers combined on a four-hitter as the Eagles downed Roosevelt, 7-3. In addition to picking up the save, Rogers also contributed offensively with a double. Issaquah evens its record at 3-3 with the win, while the Roughriders dropped their sixth game in as many contests.
  • Bothell 10, Garfield 0 - Sophomore pitcher Brian McAfee pitched four shutout innings and five different Cougars had 2 hits in a 10-0 whitewash of the Bulldogs. McAfee picked up his second win of the season, allowing four hits and a walk while striking out four. Tyler Atkinson, Bryan Mourer, Alex Reynolds, Zach Schwindt and Kurt Stottlemyer were the Bothell players with 2 knocks, with Mourer, Reynolds and Schwindt each driving in two runs. Jack Jajewski had a double for Garfield, which lost its sixth straight game.

Thursday brings a number of afternoon games, highlighted by Woodinville (4-2) traveling to Skyline (5-1) and Bothell (5-1) taking on Newport (4-2) at Bellevue Community College.