Saturday, May 2, 2009

Crest Decided, Crown Still Up in the Air

Friday's games brought a chance for two teams to wrap up division titles - one was able to clinch, while the other will have to wait until Tuesday's finale for another chance to seal their fate.

Crest Division
  • Redmond 3, Skyline 2 - The Mustangs scored three times in a decisive fifth inning, clinching the Crest Division title with a 3-2 win over Skyline. Sophomore Dylan Davis outdueled Skyline's Blake Fulghum, allowing four hits and 2 earned runs in the complete game victory. Redmond will enter the KingCo Tournament as the #1 seed from the Crest Division and will take on the Crown Division's #4 seed in the first round. Meanwhile, despite the loss, the Spartans locked up the Crest Division #2 seed. They will matchup up with the #3 seed in the Crown.
  • Newport 11, Issaquah 4 - Trase Tam Sing and Kevon Zadeh each drove in two runs to lead a 15-hit attack as the Knights moved into a tie for third with an 11-4 win over Issaquah. The Knights scored four runs in the first inning and never looked back, scoring at least one run in each of the first six frames. Sophomore Jared Fisher picked up the win, yielding 3 earned runs in six innings of work. Dustin Talley homered for Issaquah, who dropped to 8-7 and will finish up the regular season next Tuesday at Redmond.

Crown Division

  • Woodinville 9, LW 8 (8 inn.) - In a dramatic back-and-forth affair, a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth kept the Falcons division title hopes alive as they topped the Kangs 9-8. Lake Washington trailed 5-4 headed into the seventh inning, but battled back with 4 runs to take an 8-5 lead going into the bottom of the seventh. Woodinville, as they have done all season long, rallied in their final at bat of regulation, scoring three times (including twice with two outs) to tie the game and send it to extra frames, where they eventually won the game. Preston Longoni and Sean Murphy each drove in two runs a piece for the Falcons, who closed to within a game of the Kangs with one regular season game left. Dan Reynar drove in four runs and Christian Kaiser homered and scored three times for LW in a losing effort.
  • Bothell 6, Ballard 0 - Sophomore Brian McAfee tossed a one-hit shutout as the Cougars snapped a four-game losing streak with a 6-0 win over Ballard. The right hander gave up three walks while striking out six. Tyler Atkinson and Alex Reynolds had 2 RBI each for the Cougars, who improved to 9-6 and stayed one game ahead of Inglemoor for third place in the Crown Division.
  • Inglemoor 5, Roosevelt 1 - Mitchell Gonsolus, Scott Meyers and Logan Moen had two hits a piece and Aaron Hueter pitched 5 innings to pick up the win as the Vikings topped Roosevelt, 5-1. The win moved Inglemoor's league record to 8-7, one game behind third place Bothell in the Crown Division. They will play host to first place LW on Tuesday in the regular season finale for both teams. Tom Nielson was 2-for-3 for Roosevelt, who dropped to 2-13.

So, with only one regular season game remaining, only two of the eight seeds are locked up. All the playoff teams have been determined, but only Redmond (Crest #1) and Skyline (Crest #2) know where they will line up in the KingCo playoffs, which start next Saturday, May 9th.