Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Totems Win 3A/4A Clash with Garfield

There was just one lone game played on Tuesday involving KingCo 3A/4A teams:

Sammamish 7, Garfield 6 - The Totems survived a 6-run fourth inning by the Bulldogs, picking up their second win in as many days, 7-6 over Garfield. Sammamish jumped out to an early 5-0 lead keyed by a two-run single by Craig Sweet. However, Zach Ward sparked Garfield's 6-run outburst in the fourth with a three-run double, putting his Bulldogs ahead 6-5. Sammamish jumped back ahead with a couple unearned runs in the fifth and relief pitcher Jacob West did the rest, holding Garfield scoreless over the final three frames to preserve the win. Sweet finished the day 4-for-4 with the 2 RBI and amazingly has not been retired in his first two games. The Sammamish first baseman has started the season 7-for-7, driving in 4 runs in the process. Chris Strain chipped in with 2 hits, a double and an RBI for Sammamish. Joe Renner took the loss for Garfield despite not allowing an earned run in 1 2/3 innings of work.

One late result from Monday to report:

Sammamish 6, Hazen 4 - The Totems used a 3-run sixth inning to overcome a 4-3 deficit and top Hazen, 6-4. Craig Sweet led the way offensively, going 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI. Michael Colombi was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Aaron Lawrenson doubled for Sammamish, who starts the season out with a W. Joe Giacchetti tossed three shutout innings in relief of starter Paul Heywood to earn the victory.