Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday (3/31) Review

Wednesday featured a full slate of games free of weather concerns, with the exception of a late-night lightning storm in Woodinville. Two unbeatens remain with just one divisional game left before next week's crossover games...

Crest Division
  • Newport 12, Issaquah 4 - A 7-run seventh inning for the Knights broke open a tight game as Newport topped Issaquah 12-4 in a battle of Crest Division unbeatens. Sophomores Billy Sahlinger and Nate Anderson starred offensively, combining to go 5-for-8 with three doubles and 6 RBI. Senior Joey Gale picked up the win in relief of Jeff Gonzales, entering the game in the 5th and keeping the Eagles scoreless in the final two frames. Issaquah had their chances, pounding out 13 hits, with Spencer Rogers and Devin O'Donnell chipping in with 3 each.
  • Redmond 4, Skyline 0 - Colin O'Brochta, T.J. Whidby and Matt Kimmel combined on a three-hit shutout as the Mustangs extended their scoreless streak on the mound to 14 innings in a 4-0 win over the Spartans. Junior Zach Abbruzza drove in two runs and Ryan Beliel was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Redmond, who won their third straight game. Connor Lawhead pitched well in defeat, allowing 4 runs (1 earned) and 8 hits in 6 2/3 innings of work for Skyline.
  • Eastlake 9, Garfield 3 - Sam Nasci was 4-for-5 with a double, home run and 4 RBI to lead the Wolves to their first KingCo win of the season, 9-3 over Garfield. The game was tied 3-3 headed into the top of the sixth before Eastlake took command, scoring three times in both the sixth and seventh innings. Joe Shaffer was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 earned on 4 hits in six solid innings. John Trupin doubled in the Garfield loss, which left them as the only winless team in the Crest division.

Crown Division
  • Woodinville 8, LW 4 - In a game delayed nearly an hour by lightning, sophomore Spencer Greer provided a spark of his own, breaking up a tie game with a solo home run in the sixth inning to push the Falcons past Lake Washington, 8-4. Greer was also the winning pitcher, tossing the final three innings in relief of Falcons senior Luke Taylor. Junior Alex Donnelly carried the offensive load for the Kangs, going 2-for-4 with a home run and 3 RBI. Jake Dammrose was 2-for-3 with two triples and three runs scored for Woodinville, who pulled into a 3rd place tie with LW at 2-2.
  • Bothell 17, Ballard 8 - In a game with a lot of fireworks, the Cougars used a 16-hit attack and overcame 5 errors to defeat Ballard, 17-8. Bothell scored in every inning but the sixth, and was led by junior Brian McAfee (5-for-5, double), junior Jon Mercer (3-for-5, 4 RBI) and senior Jason Smith (double, 2 RBI). The Beavers had 11 hits of their own, led by three a piece by Brenden Foor and Colin Johnson.
  • Inglemoor 12, Roosevelt 2 - Senior Marc Dickerson's grand slam capped a 7-run third inning as the Vikings stayed perfect with a 12-2 win over Roosevelt. Scott Meyers, Garrett Vandiver and Blake Wilson each had two hits for Inglemoor, who will look to sweep the Crown Division on Friday night when they play host to Lake Washington. Emmett Maki was strong over four innings to pick up his first KingCo win.