Friday, April 3, 2009

Rain? What Rain?

Despite Mother Nature's best efforts, two make-up games were played yesterday, both in the Crest Division:

  • Eastlake 11, Garfield 10 - The Wolves scored three runs in the bottom half of the seventh to cap a dramatic comeback and walk-off on the Bulldogs, 11-10. Eastlake jumped out quickly, plating three runs in each of the first two innings, only to see Garfield storm back with nine runs of their own in the top of the third. The 'Dogs maintained the lead until the seventh, but couldn't hold off the Wolves late. Eastlake hit an amazing four triples in the game, including two by Nick Andrews, who finished the day 2-for-3 with 3 runs scored and 4 RBI. Jack Jajewski continued his strong play of late, going 2-for-3 with 3 RBI for Garfield.
  • Issaquah 6, Newport 1 (6 inn.) - In a contest shortened by rain, Issaquah rode the right arm of junior Shane Yarnell and the bat of senior Dustin Talley to a 6-1 win over rival Newport. Yarnell improved to 2-0 in league play, allowing just 4 hits and a walk while striking out 7 Knights in a complete game victory. Meanwhile, Talley hit solo home runs in the third and fifth innings to pace the Eagles offense. Cole Wiper was 1-for-2 with Newport's lone RBI. Both teams evened their record at 2-2, joining Eastlake in a tie for third place in the Crest division behind Redmond (3-0) and Skyline (2-1).

The four other Wednesday games that were rained out are now scheduled for Saturday afternoon. Friday brings better weather and a full slate of KingCo 4A action.