Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Catching Up

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:

Monday Results

KingCo 4A
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.

KingCo 3A
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.

Tuesday Results

KingCo 4A
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

KingCo 4A
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.