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.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday (3/30) Recaps

Four unbeaten teams entered play on Tuesday, which was a make-up day from Monday's rainouts. Three of the teams remained perfect, while one was tripped up at home...

Crest Division
  • Issaquah 12, Skyline 2 - The Eagles continued their offensive onslaught on the KingCo 4A conference, plating another 12 runs en route to a 5-inning 12-2 win over Skyline. Issaquah has now scored 16, 15 and 12 runs in their three league games (3-0), averaging 14.3 runs per contest, while allowing just under 3 per game. Marcus Gaan was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI and Devin O'Donnell was 2-for-2 to pace an 11-hit attack. Reigning Crest Division player of the week Shane Yarnell improved to 2-0 in KingCo play, allowing just 5 hits and a run in a complete game performance. Nate Litka had two hits and a run batted in for the Spartans, who dropped to 1-2.
  • Newport 9, Garfield 3 - Junior righthander Jared Fisher dominated the Bulldogs for five innings, allowing just 3 hits and a walk while striking out 9 as the Knights cruised to 3-0 with a 9-3 win over Garfield. Newport used a balanced offensive attack, with Victor King (4-for-4, RBI), Dan Spray (3-for-4, 2 RBI) and Trace Tam Sing (2-for-4, 2B) leading the charge. The Bulldogs were led by senior Joe Lucia, who was 2-for-3 with an RBI. The win sets up a battle of unbeatens this afternoon at Issaquah HS between the Knights and Eagles at 3:45 pm.
  • Redmond 5, Eastlake 0 - Junior righty Dylan Davis shutout the Wolves over 6 innings and fellow junior Michael Conforto hit a three-run home run in a 4-run Mustang third as Redmond won their second straight, 5-0 over Eastlake. Davis allowed just 1 hit and two walks, punching out 8 Eastlake hitters. Ryan Beliel was 2-for-2 with a double and Matt Kimmel added a triple in the Mustang victory. The loss dropped Eastlake to 0-3 on the young season.
Crown Division
  • Bothell 7, LW 2 - Michael Marriott and Brian McAfee each homered and Evan Hudson allowed 2 runs over 5 solid innings as the Cougars handed LW their first conference loss, 7-2 on Tuesday. The Kangs had their chances against Hudson, leaving the bases loaded in the second and fourth innings. Hudson finished the evening allowing 3 hits and 6 walks while striking out 6. Marriott had a career day for the Cougars, finishing up 3-for-4 with a double, home run, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI. For Lake Washington, senior Colin Tremblay was 2-for-4 with an RBI. Week 1 pitcher of the week Trevor Dunlap took the loss, allowing 6 earned in 5 innings of work.
  • Inglemoor 4, Woodinville 3 - The Vikings stayed perfect on the season, jumping out with 3 runs in the third and holding on for a 4-3 win over the Falcons. Obi Taylor picked up his second win in as many starts, scattering eight hits and 3 runs through 5 before giving way to Inglemoor closer Dustin Doucette. Spencer Brueske took the loss for Woodinville, who was led offensively by junior Sean Sellers (2-for-4, 2 RBI). Peter Meiusi (2-for-3, 2 RBI) and Ethan Yeo (2-for-3) were the offensive stars for the 3-0 Viks.
  • Ballard 5, Roosevelt 3 - Junior Brenden Foor's three-run home run in the top of the 7th inning brought the Beavers back from a 3-2 deficit and pushed them past Roosevelt, 5-3. Ballard had trailed 3-0 but clawed their way back with single runs in the fourth and fifth inning, setting the stage foe Foor's heroics. Senior Charlie Beaudoin was the winning pitcher, while freshman Rory Graf-Brennan was 3-for-3 with a double and 2 runs scored. Junior Reid Martinez homered in a losing cause for Roosevelt.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday Washout

All of Monday's games were rained out. Schedule for Tuesday, 3/30 is as follows:
  • Garfield (0-2) @ Newport (2-0), 4:00 pm - Newport HS
  • Skyline (1-1) @ Issaquah (2-0), 4:00 pm - Issaquah HS
  • Woodinville (1-1) @ Inglemoor (2-0), 4:00 pm - Inglemoor HS
  • Bothell (1-1) @ LW (2-0), 5:00 pm - Lee Johnson
  • Eastlake (0-2) @ Redmond (1-1), 7:00 pm - Hartman Park
No word on a reschedule for Ballard - Roosevelt...

Monday, March 29, 2010

Week 1 KingCo Awards

KingCo 4A Baseball - Players of the Week
Week 1: March 21 - 26, 2010

Crest Division
Player of the Week: Shane Yarnell, Sr., Issaquah
Shane Yarnell, a senior pitcher/first baseman for the Eagles, wins the first player of the week award for the Crest Division in 2010. Yarnell was retired just once in 9 plate appearances, going 5-for-6 with a double, triple, home run and 8 RBI. He also walked three times and scored two runs in Issaquah's wins over Garfield and Eastlake.

Also nominated: Spencer Rogers, Issaquah; Trace Tam Sing, Newport; Sean Penberthy, Skyline

Pitcher of the Week: Jeff Gonzales, Sr., Newport

Newport's senior righthander Jeff Gonzales wins the week 1 pitcher of the week award for an oustanding performance in the Knights' KingCo opening 4-1 win over Redmond on Tuesday. Gonzales picked up the win, allowing just 1 earned run on 4 hits over 5 2/3 innings of work. The senior struck out 8 Mustangs against just two walks.

Also nominated: None

Crown Division
Player of the Week: Zach Naon, Soph., Roosevelt
The only underclassmen to win an award in week 1, Roosevelt sophomore Zach Naon gets player of the week honors for the Crown Division. The Roughrider outfielder finished the week hitting .571, going 4-for-7 with a double, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored for the week. In Roosevelt's 12-11 extra inning loss to Woodinville, Naon was 4-for-5 with a double and 2 RBI.

Also nominated: None

Pitcher of the Week: Trevor Dunlap, Sr., Lake Washington
In shutting out Ballard on opening day, LW's senior righthander Trevor Dunlap earns the Crown Division pitcher of the week for week 1. Dunlap picked up where he left off in 2010, when he allowed just 1 earned run in 10 KingCo innings working out of the Kangs bullpen. The senior allowed just 2 hits and a walk in an 86-pitch complete game shutout. Only one Beaver reached second base, and four were punched out along the way.

Also nominated: Jordan Kynaston, Bothell; Dustin Doucette, Inglemoor; Wesley Russell, LW

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Friday/Saturday Recaps

Rain led to two of Thursday's games being played on Friday and two more on Saturday...
  • Redmond 7, Garfield 5 - Despite being outhit 11-8, the Mustangs squeaked out a 7-5 win over Garfield on Friday. Josh Bircher was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 3 stolen bases, and junior T.J. Whidby worked three scoreless innings in relief to pick up the win. Jack Jajewksi and John Trupin had three hits each for the Bulldogs in a losing effort.
  • Newport 5, Skyline 3 - Junior Cole Wiper struck out 5 Spartans in 5 scoreless innings and Newport broke a scoreless tie with a 3-run sixth inning as the Knights moved to 2-0 with a 5-3 win over Skyline. Senior shortstop Trace Tam Sing was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI to pace the Newport offense. The Knights won despite committing 5 errors in the field. Anthony De Matteo was 3-for-4 with an RBI for Skyline, who dropped to 1-1 with the loss.
  • Issaquah 15, Eastlake 4 - Spencer Rogers struck out 8 in six innings and was 4-for-5 with a double and 3 RBI as the Eagles completed a perfect week with a 15-4 win over the Wolves. Shane Yarnell chipped in three hits and 3 RBI, pacing the 17-hit Issaquah attack. The Eagles finished the week outscoring their opponents 31-6.
  • Lake Washington 5, Roosevelt 2 - Three Kang pitchers combined on a one-hitter as LW improved to 2-0 with a 5-2 win over Roosevelt. Junior Wesley Russell allowed just one hit and 2 unearned runs while striking out 6 over five innings of work to pick up the win. Junior Bob Cruikshank was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI, and also struck out the side in the seventh to earn his first save. The Kangs finished the week with a 0.00 ERA, allowing just 3 hits in 14 innings and punching out 13 hitters.

Week 2 is the first three game week for the conference, with a full slate of games scheduled for Monday, Wednesday and Friday.