Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cougars, 'Stangs Remain Unbeaten

Apologies for getting Monday's recaps up late - been distracted by the sun and 80 degree temps in Tucson :)

Two teams remain unbeaten in KingCo play after three games, with Bothell and Redmond leading their respective divisions early on...

Crest Division
Redmond 4, Newport 3 - In a matchup of two highly-touted arms, it was the bullpens that made the difference in Redmond's 4-3 win over Newport. Nick Rothermel and Michael Conforto shut out the Knights over the final four frames, with Conforto striking out the side in the seventh to preserve the win. Redmond touched up UW-bound starter Jared Fisher for 4 runs on 4 hits and six walks over five innings, tagging him with the loss. Oregon State signee Dylan Davis left with the lead, allowing 3 earned on a hit in three innings, but did not factor in the decision as he didn't complete four innings. Rothermel was the winning pitcher, scattering a hit and two walks in three scoreless innings of work.

Skyline 9, Eastlake 1 - Connor Gilchrist and Travis Snider combined on a four-hitter as the Spartans beat cross-town rival Eastlake, 9-1. Skyline collected 11 hits on the day and were led by the trio of Snider (2-for-4, HR, 3 RBI), Clayton Huber (2-3, 2 doubles, 3 RBI) and Jimmy Sinatro (3-for-4, double, RBI). Snider earned the save, pitching three scoreless innings while striking out four to close out the Wolves, who were led offensively by the two hits of John Armour. Week 1 KingCo 4A Crest Division pitcher of the week Andrew Stull was touched up in defeat.

Crown Division
Bothell 3, Inglemoor 0 (8 inn.) - Senior right hander Brian McAfee pitched a game for the ages, going all eight innings allowing just a hit and a walk while striking out 14, as Bothell continued their hot start with a 3-0 win over rival Inglemoor. The game was scoreless through 7 innings, with Inglemoor seniors Dustin Doucette and Alex Morrow matching McAfee's zeroes. Dain Gilbert drove in a run in the Cougars three-run top of the eighth.

Ballard 5, Roosevelt 4 - Brendan Foor was 4-for-4 with a double and Steven Weber was 2-for-4 with an RBI as the Beavers scored twice in the 6th and twice in the 7th for a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Roosevelt. The Roughriders were cruising behind starter David Holt, leading 4-1 headed into the bottom of the sixth inning. However, Ballard kept pressing, walking off with a victory in the bottom of the seventh.

Woodinville 9, Garfield 4 - Sophomore Doug Sullivan was 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI as the Falcons scored 4 runs in the third and another 4 in the sixth en route to a 9-4 win over Garfield. Spencer Greer picked up his second win in as many starts, allowing 5 hits and 2 earned runs over four innings of work. The junior right hander also drove in two runs to help his cause, while Nate Wilham finished the night 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored. Four Bulldogs had two hits - Chandler Honican, John Trupin, Hank Droege and Hayes Gorecki - in the loss.