Saturday, April 17, 2010

Friday (4/16) Wrap

Friday saw the last unbeaten fall as well as a log jam form for the final two playoff spots in the Crown Division...
  • Redmond 4, Inglemoor 2 - A pitchers duel at Hartman Park went the way of the Mustangs as Redmond became the first KingCo team to knock off Inglemoor, 4-2. Junior right hander Zach Abbruzza kept the potent Viking offense in check, scattering 7 hits and 2 earned runs in the complete game victory. Fellow junior Dylan Davis homered and drove in 2 for Redmond, who claimed sole possession of first place in the Crest Division at 8-2 with the win. Craig Jacobson and Garrett Vandiver each had two hits and a double for Inglemoor, who fell to 9-1 with the loss.
  • Woodinville 9, Newport 7 (11 inn.) - Connor Jones' two run home run in the top of the eleventh broke a 7-7 tie and gave the Falcons their fourth straight win, 9-7 over Newport. Jones finished the day 5-for-6 and added a double and three runs scored. Spencer Brueske picked up the win in relief, as Woodinville took a strong hold on second place in the Crown Division, 3 games ahead of Ballard, Bothell and Lake Washington. Billy Sahlinger had four hits and a double in a losing effort, while Nick Clifford and Victor King added home runs for the Knights, who dropped a game behind Redmond.
  • Issaquah 12, Lake Washington 2 - Connor Young's three-run home run capped a seven-run first inning as the Eagles pounded Lake Washington, 12-2. Issaquah banged out 13 hits on the afternoon, with five different players having multi-hit days. Senior Spencer Rogers struck out 7 in a 5-inning complete game, and added 3 RBIs at the plate. Alex Donnelly and Colin Tremblay both doubled for the Kangs, who lost their third straight game to drop to 4-6 in league play.
  • Skyline 7, Bothell 2 - Senior righthander Conner Lawhead won for the second time in four days as Skyline used a 6-run fourth inning to top Bothell 7-2. Lawhead, who pitched four shutout innings on Monday to beat Roosevelt, allowed just 2 hits and 2 earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. Nate Litka and Aaron Caditz had two doubles each, while Anthony DeMatteo and Mikey Smith drove in two runs a piece. The loss was Bothell's fifth straight to drop them to 4-6, while Skyline completed a perfect week, evening their record at 5-5.
  • Ballard 18, Eastlake 10 - A slugfest on the plateau went the way of the Beavers, as they pounded out 16 hits en route to an 18-10 win over Eastlake. Ballard scored multiple runs in every inning but the second, with senior Charlie Beaudoin leading the way with 2 hits and 3 RBI. Ballard has won three of five games against Crest Division foes, and pulled into a 3-way tie for third place in the Crown at 4-6.
  • Roosevelt 7, Garfield 0 - Graylin Derke shutout the Bulldogs over 5 1/3 innings to lead Roosevelt to their second straight win, 7-0 over Garfield. Derke also chipped in offensively with 2 of the 11 Roughrider hits on the afternoon. Both teams finished the week with 2-8 league records.
With six league games left, there is clear separation in both divisions. Redmond, Newport, Issaquah and Skyline appear on their way to playoff berths in the Crest Division, with the Spartans holding a three game lead over Garfield for the fourth and final playoff spot. Meanwhile, Inglemoor and Woodinville have pulled away from the rest of the Crown Division, with Ballard, Bothell and Lake Washington in a dog fight for the #3 and #4 seeds.