Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday (4/14) Make-ups

Tuesday's make-up games once again showed the overall competitiveness of the conference, with all five games played within four runs or less, including three games won on team's last at bats.
  • Skyline 5, Roosevelt 4 - The Spartans scored a run in the top of the seventh inning to break a 4-4 tie and extend their KingCo win streak to 6 games with a 5-4 win over the Roughriders. Sean Penberthy and Ryan Somers led the Skyline attack, with Penberthy going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and Somers finishing the day a perfect 4-for-4 with 2 runs scored. Senior left-hander Blake Fulghum picked up the win in relief, helping the Spartans improve to 7-1, a full game ahead of second place Redmond. Jeff Chaney was 2-for-3 and Nick Foster was 1-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI for Roosevelt, who fell to 0-8 on the season.
  • Bothell 5, Issaquah 4 (8 inn.) - Bothell pushed across the tying run in the bottom of the seventh and the winning run in the bottom of the eighth to stun the Eagles, 5-4. Issaquah led 4-1 headed into the bottom of the fifth, but the Cougars kept pressing, scoring twice in the bottom of the fifth to set up the late game heroics. Sophomore Brian McAfee picked up his second KingCo win, working four innings out of the bullpen while striking out 5. Tyler Atkinson doubled and drove in two and Gene Watson and James Korn added two hits a piece for Bothell, who sits one game ahead of Lake Washington in the Crown division at 7-1. Brennan Miller was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles and Spencer Rogers had 2 hits and 2 RBI for Issaquah, who drops to 4-4 with the loss.
  • Woodinville 7, Eastlake 6 (8 inn.) - For the fourth time this season, Woodinville walked off on an opponent at home, this time scoring a run in extra frames to top Eastlake 7-6. The Wolves jumped out to a 5-0 lead through 2 1/2 innings and maintained a large cushion until the the Falcons tied the game with 3 runs in the fifth and one more in the sixth. Devin Jones picked up the win in relief, tossing two hitless innings while striking out 2. Junior shortstop Luke Taylor was 3-for-5 with 4 RBI and senior Joel Maltos was 2-for-4 with 2 runs batted in for Woodinville, who improved to 5-3 on the season. Nick Andrews and Michael Russo hit home runs for Eastlake in a losing effort.
  • Inglemoor 2, Newport 0 - One mistake decided this one, as the lone slip up by Newport senior Brandon Andreini resulted in a Trevor McMaster two-run home run in the Vikings 2-0 win over the Knights on Tuesday night. Sophomore Obadiah Taylor outdueled Andreini, scattering 7 hits in a complete game shutout to improve to 3-0 in KingCo play. Andreini allowed just 3 hits, striking out 7 in defeat. Colin Hering and Victor King had two hits each for Newport, as both teams finished the night with 4-4 records.
  • Lake Washington 4, Garfield 0 - Senior Karl Myers went the distance, allowing 6 hits and 4 walks while striking out four in the Kangs 4-0 win over Garfield. Myers improved to 2-1 in league and saw his KingCo ERA drop to 1.37 with the shutout. Four different Kangs drove in runs, while senior Chris Viltz continued his torrid pace, going 2-for-2 with a hit by pitch, upping his batting average to a league leading .542. For Garfield, Joe Lucia and James Morris-Lent each doubled in a losing cause.

Wednesday brings 5 afternoon games, with the lone evening game being a clash between 6-2 Redmond and 7-1 Bothell at Hartman Park.