One KingCo team clinched a spot in the 4A state tournament, with two more having a chance to qualify on Saturday...
KingCo Championship: Redmond 6, Skyline 2
The Mustangs got home runs from Michael Conforto, Dylan Davis and Peter Herndon, as well as five strong innings from Davis on the mound to win the KingCo Championship, 6-2 over Skyline. Davis sputtered in the first, allowing 2 runs, but settled in after that, holding the Spartans hitless over his last four innings of work. Davis handed the ball to senior Ryan Beliel, who secured the win with two shutout innings. Redmond advances to the State tournament as the District 2/4 #1 seed, and will play at 10:00 am next Saturday (5/22) at Kent Memorial Park. Skyline will play a winner-to-state game against Evergreen HS from Vancouver this Saturday (5/15) at 2:00 pm at Woodinville HS.
KingCo Third Place Game: Bothell 5, Lake Washington 1
Senior Evan Hudson allowed just a run in six innings of work and Kevin McShane doubled and drove in 2 as the Cougars ended the Kangs season with a 5-1 win on Thursday afternoon. Lake Washington had their chances, but was only able to score a single run despite having 14 baserunners on the day. Kevin Knapp added two hits and an RBI for Bothell, who will travel to Kelso HS on Saturday with a state berth on the line. The game was the final one for Lake Washington in the KingCo 4A, as they will drop down to the 4A division starting in 2011.
Saturday (5/15) Schedule (Both games are winner to state, loser out)
Bothell (KingCo #3) @ Kelso (GSHL #1), 2:00 pm @ Kelso HS
Evergreen (GSHL #2) @ Skyline (KingCo #2), 2:00 pm - Woodinville HS