As mentioned previously, it has been near impossible to keep up with which games are being played and which ones are being postponed due to weather. I think I speak for all high school baseball fans in the area when I hope for a break in this weather soon!
Here are the games I know have been played over the past few days:
Bothell 3, Garfield 0 - Senior southpaw Kevin McShane tossed six shutout innings and junior Eric Woods drove in two runs as the Cougars completed their sweep of the Crown Division with a 3-0 win over Garfield on Monday. McShane allowed just three hits and two walks, collecting 8 strikeouts along the way. Eric Gregory pitched a scoreless seventh for the save. Garfield junior John Trupin was outstanding once again in defeat, allowing just 2 hits and 3 unearned runs while striking out 10 in a complete game. Bothell improves to 5-0 and will enjoy a bye on Tuesday before hosting Eastlake on Thursday night.
Lake Washingon 9, Sammamish 2 - Senior Bob Cruikshank allowed just two first inning runs in six strong innings and also homered to help his cause as the Kangs won their KingCo 3A debut, 9-2 over Sammamish. Cruikshank scattered 4 hits and 4 walks, striking out 3 in his 97 pitch effort. He finished the day 3-for-4, and got help from junior Zach Johnson (solo HR), sophomore Nick Johnson (double, 2 RBI) and junior Theo Alexander (2 RBI). Tyler Hormel was a perfect 2-for-2 with a walk for the Totems, who will look to bounce back when they travel to Juanita Wednesday night.
Redmond 11, Garfield 10 - The Mustangs jumped out huge early and hung on for dear life, as Garfield scored the final ten runs of the game to fall just a single run short, 11-10. Senior Zach Abbruzza continued his assault on the KingCo 4A conference, homering once again for Redmond. Junior Peter Hendron also homered and drove in three, while Michael Conforto (2-for-3, double, 3 RBI) and Peyton Lutz (3-for-3, double, 2 runs) contributed to the 'Stangs 11-hit attack. Zach Ward drove in two runs for the Bulldogs, and Ricky Nakamura chipped in with 2 hits and 2 runs scored. Redmond improves to 5-0 and will travel to Ballard Thursday before Monday's showdown at Hartman Park with Crown division leading Bothell.
Over the Weekend
Woodinville 8, Roosevelt 4 - Junior Marty Luckenbach punched out 6 and allowed just an earned run over four innings as Woodinville took down Roosevelt, 8-4. Falcon closer Kalei Kover shut out Roosevelt over the last 3 frames to earn the save. The Woodinville offense was led by TC Florentine (3-for-3, double) and Clarke Bader (3-for-3, 2 rbi). Carl Svanevik, Nate Wilham had 2 hits and Max Carter added 2 hits a piece to help lead the team to victory.
Inglemoor 6, Garfield 4 - The Vikings overcame four errors to even their record at 2-2 with a 6-4 win over Garfield. Obi Taylor, Emmett Maki and Alex Morrow combined on the victory, with Taylor and Blake Wilson adding 2 RBI. Chandler Honican and John Trupin each had 2 hits for the Bulldogs in defeat.