Saturday, May 1, 2010

Issy's Rogers Tosses No-Hitter

On the second-to-last full day of KingCo action, many story lines emerged, including a no-hitter in the most hyped game of the day.

Crest Division
  • Issaquah 11, Newport 0 - In Friday's top ticket game, Issaquah senior Spencer Rogers tossed a six-inning no hitter, blanking Newport 11-0. The Eagles dominated the Knights late in a battle for Crest Division supremacy, scoring 4 times in the 5th and another 5 times in the sixth. Rogers allowed just 3 walks while striking out 7 in the KingCo's second no-hitter of the season (Newport's Cole Wiper had the first). He also helped his team's cause at the plate, continuing his torrid pace going 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored and an RBI. Fellow senior Shane Yarnell drove in 6 runs, finishing the day 3-for-4 with a home run. Issaquah has a 1 1/2 game lead over Redmond, who can force a division championship game on Tuesday with a win over Eastlake Saturday.
  • Redmond 10, Skyline 8 (8 inn.) - The Mustangs kept their division title hopes alive in dramatic fashion, hitting a walk-off two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth to top Skyline, 10-8. Redmond forced extra innings with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Senior Matt Kimmel picked up the win in relief, tossing two shutout innings. The 'Stangs got multi hit games from Dylan Davis (2-for-3, HR, 3 RBI), Zach Abbruzza (2-for-3, 3 runs) and T.J. Whidby (2-for-3, 2 doubles, RBI). Kimmel and Michael Conforto also homered for Redmond. Jim Sinatro was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for Skyline, who has secured the #4 seed in the Crest Division
  • Garfield 9, Eastlake 8 - In a game that featured 23 hits between the two teams combined, Garfield held off a late Eastlake charge to win, 9-8. The Bulldogs led 9-5 heading into the final frame, but the Wolves clawed back with 3 runs in the bottom of the seventh only to come up short. Senior Jack Jajewski was 3-for-5 with an RBI and two stolen bases, while fellow senior Peter Summerville finished with 2 hits, 2 runs and 2 RBI for Garfield. Eastlake was led by Sam Nasci, who finished the afternoon 3-for-4 with a double, triple and 3 runs scored. Alex Boyce (2-for-3, double, 3 RBI) and Kelby McCorkle (2-for-3, 2 RBI) also had productive days at the plate for the Wolves.
Crown Division
  • LW 6, Woodinville 4 - The Kangs fought back from a four-run deficit, helping their playoff hopes with a 6-4 win over Woodinville. LW's win combined with Ballard's loss to Bothell appears to have locked up a playoff berth for the Kangs (awaiting confirmation on the tiebreaker procedures). Junior Bob Cruikshank allowed 4 runs (1 earned) over 5 2/3 innings and also was 2-for-3 with a double for Lake Washington, who pulled into a third place tie with the Falcons. Senior first baseman Trevor Dunlap drove in 3 runs with a double and a single, while sophomore Theo Alexander completed an impressive week with 2 hits, 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Woodinville's Jeff Wyner drove in 2 runs with a first inning double, while senior Luke Taylor was 3-for-4 with an RBI.
  • Bothell 7, Ballard 6 - A hard fought battle went the way of the Cougars, as they stranded the tying run on third base in their 7-6 win over Ballard. The Beavers had just four hits, but made the most of them, getting the tying run within 90 feet before grounding out to end the game. Dain Gilbert and Gene Watson doubled for Bothell, who locked up the Crown Division #2 seed with the victory. Freshman Rory Graf-Brennan continued his impressive rookie season, going 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI for Ballard, who currently sits a game behind Woodinville and LW at 6-9.
  • Inglemoor 7, Roosevelt 2 - The Vikings continued their magical season, scoring a 7-2 win over Roosevelt on Friday night. Seniors Marc Dickerson (triple, 3 RBI) and Ethan Yeo (1-for-2, 2 RBI) paced the Inglemoor offense, while junior Dustin Doucette picked four strong innings for the win. A 5-run third inning was all she wrote for the Roughriders, who got hits from Reid Martinez and Colin Noteboom. Inglemoor improved to 13-2 with the win, a full four games ahead of second place Bothell.