Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Monday's (3/15) Non-League Action

Many of the KingCo 4A teams opened non-league play on Monday, with 5 of the 7 teams in action picking up victories.

  • Garfield 5, Nathan Hale 3 - Sophomore John Trupin allowed just 2 runs over 5 innings, striking out 5 as Garfield topped Nathan Hale on Monday, 5-3. Trupin also added two hits to go along with his strong pitching performance. Frank Pavia had a big afternoon for the Bulldogs, finishing the day 3-for-3 with a triple, home run and 3 RBI.
  • Redmond 24, Curtis 2 - Junior sensations Dylan Davis and Michael Conforto each hit grand slams in an 18-run first inning as Redmond throttled Curtis, 24-2. The pair, which were first and second-team all-league respectively in 2009, combined to go 6-for-8 with the two home runs and 11 RBI. Sophomores Peter Herndon and Patrick McGrath also homered for the Mustangs, who pounded out 18 hits in just 4 offensive innings. Junior right hander Zach Abbruzza tossed three shutout innings, striking out 4 to pick up the win.
  • Bishop Blanchet 5, Ballard 1 - Blanchet scored two runs in the third, one in the fourth and two more in the fifth to top a young Ballard team, 5-1. Oliver Guarino was 1-for-3 with the lone run scored for the Beavers.
  • Bothell 6, Sedro-Woolley 1 - Senior right hander Evan Hudson struck out 7 over 3 shutout innings and 2009 first-team outfielder Gene Watson doubled and drove in two as the Cougars opened their season with a 6-1 win over Sedro-Woolley. Junior Brian McAfee homered for Bothell, who scored two in the first and four in the third en route to the victory.
  • Newport 6, Eastside Catholic 2 - In a game played at the University of Washington's Husky Ballpark, 2009 final four representative and KingCo 4A runner up Newport topped 3A power Eastside Catholic, 6-2. Senior Jeffrey Gonzalez picked up the win, allowing just a hit and a walk in 4 shutout innings. Sophomores led the way offensively, with Nate Anderson (1-for-2, triple, 2 runs scored) and Billy Sahlinger (double, 2 RBI) having strong performances for new Knights coach Hal DeBerry.
  • Jefferson 11, Eastlake 6 - The Wolves gave up 5 runs in the first and another six in the 5th in an 11-6 loss to Jefferson on Monday. Mitchell doubled twice in defeat for Eastlake.
  • Lake Washington 6, Liberty 5 - Senior Colin Tremblay's two-run double capped a 5-run sixth inning and Lake Washington held on late for a 6-5 win over the Patriots. Junior Spencer Jackson picked up the win in relief, tossing 2 2/3 scoreless innings while striking out 3. The game was a pitcher's duel through five, with Liberty leading 2-1. Following the Kangs 5-run frame, Liberty scored three of their own in the sixth before being retired in order by junior Bob Cruikshank in the seventh.