Monday, May 11, 2009

Newport, LW Advance to Title Game

Two teams clinched a spot in the KingCo championship game while two others saw their season end on Monday...

Winners Bracket
  • Lake Washington 7, Skyline 0 - Senior left-hander Tyler Staudacher tossed a four-hit shutout and shortstop Alex Potts homered and drove in 2 as the Kangs advanced to the conference championship game with a 7-0 blanking of Skyline. LW scored single runs in the second, third, fourth and fifth innings, completing the scoring with a three spot in the sixth. Meanwhile, Staudacher scattered 4 hits and 2 walks in the complete game, striking out 5 in the process. Christian Kaiser chipped in offensively, finishing the afternoon 3-for-4 with 2 RBI for the Kangs, who secured a state tournament berth and advanced to Thursday's KingCo title game. Jacob Shannon had two of the four hits in the loss for Skyline, who will take on Inglemoor in a loser out game on Tuesday night.
  • Newport 4, Redmond 0 - Not to be outdone by Staudacher's performance, Knights lefty Colin Hering tossed the second shutout of the day, holding the vaunted Redmond offense to just 3 hits while striking out 10 in a 4-0 Newport win. The win was the eighth straight for Newport, while the loss snapped the Mustangs' 11-game win streak. Knights catcher Dan Altchech finished the night 3-for-4 with a solo home run, while Redmond second baseman Josh Bircher had two of the 'Stangs three hits on the night. Newport and LW will face off in the KingCo championship game, while Redmond will look to bounce back against Issaquah on Tuesday afternoon.

Losers Bracket

  • Issaquah 15, Bothell 5 - The Eagles scored early and often in this one, putting up 10 runs in the first three innings en route to a convincing 15-5 win over Bothell. Issaquah put on an offensive clinic, stroking 18 hits, including 5 doubles, three triples and home runs by senior Miles Perkins and junior Spencer Rogers. Perkins, fresh off a 5 RBi performance on Saturday, finished the night 4-for-4 with two doubles, a home run and 4 RBI, while Rogers also doubled twice and homered, driving in 3. Third baseman Alex Reynolds was the lone bright spot for Bothell, collecting 3 hits and driving home 4 of the five Cougar runs. Issaquah moves on to another loser out game on Tuesday against Redmond, while Bothell sees its season end, finishing up with a record of 13-9.
  • Inglemoor 10, Woodinville 2 - Inglemoor kept its season alive with a valiant effort by sophomore Obadiah Taylor, topping Woodinville 10-2 in the loser's bracket 7:00 game. Taylor pitched well despite an ankle injury which prevented him from going in the Vikings' playoff opener. He was helped by an offensive attack which put 10 runs on the board against a few different Falcons pitchers. The Vikings will face elimination once more on Tuesday night, when they take on Skyline for the right to advance to a district play-in game with the Greater St. Helens League. Woodinville's season ends at 13-9.

Tuesday's loser out games feature Issaquah and Redmond facing off at 4:00 pm with Inglemoor-Skyline scheduled for 7:00 pm. Both games will be played at Woodinville HS, with the winners advancing to a seeding game on Thursday at 4:00 prior to the KingCo title game at 7:00 pm between Newport and Lake Washington.