Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday (3/17) Recaps

Another day, another two wins for KingCo 4A teams in non-league action...

  • Issaquah 6, Hazen 2- Senior right hander Shane Yarnell allowed just a hit and a walk over five innings of work, and chipped in with a double and 2 RBI to lead the Eagles past Hazen, 6-2. The second-team All-KingCo 4A pitcher picked up right where he left off in 2009, striking out 6 batters on this day. Senior Spencer Rogers pitched the final two frames for Issy, and had a double and an RBI of his own.
  • Lake Washington 11, Sammamish 1 - Junior outfielder Alex Donnelly singled twice and scored two runs in an 8-run fifth inning as the Kangs broke open a tight game to win 11-1. Donnelly finished the day 3-for-4 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and 2 stolen bases. Senior righty Trevor Dunlap tossed four shutout innings, allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out 3 to pick up the win. Junior Spencer Jackson chipped in with a single, double and 2 RBI at the plate for LW.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday's (3/16) Results

Three more KingCo 4A clubs were in action on Tuesday and once again, the league came away with impressive results. The league teams won two of their three games, with both wins coming in the final at-bat.

  • Redmond 1, Monroe 0 (8 innings) - One day after scoring 24 runs (including 18 in the first inning), Redmond proved they could win a pitcher's duel as well, outlasting Monroe in 8 innings, 1-0. In what could be the first scoreless game through seven innings in Hartman Park history, Bearcats starter Kyle Hopkins kept the Mustang bats in check, allowing just 1 hit in 7 innings. Redmond's Dylan Davis and Matt Kimmel were up to the task as well, keeping Monroe off the board and allowing for the 'Stangs to win in walk-off fashion in the bottom of the eighth.
  • Inglemoor 6, O'Dea 5 - Senior Scott Meyers walked off with a 2-run double in the bottom of the seventh, as the Vikings overcame a 5-3 deficit to top the defending 3A state champions, 6-5. Meyers also hit a three-run home run in the first inning and finished the day 2-for-3 with a double, home run and 5 RBI. Brandon Cook shut out O'Dea in the top of the seventh, paving the way for Meyers' heroics and picking up the win in relief.
  • Mount Rainier 6, Skyline 5 - The Spartans closed a four-run deficit to a single run, but could not get over the hump in a 6-5 loss to Mount Rainier. Skyline was shutout through 4 and trailed 5-1 after 5 innings. A three-run sixth inning brought the score to 5-4, and after Rainier added a run in the sixth, Skyline again threatened with a run in the seventh. Sophomore Clayton Huber took the loss on the mound for the Spartans.

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.