Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Mercer Island Wins Lone Tuesday Contest

Mercer Island 9, Juanita 6 - Juniors David Oppenheim and Cameron Ogard each drove in three runs, leading the Islanders to their first KingCo win 9-6 over Juanita. The Rebels jumped ahead early, with senior Sean Barlow launching a 3-run home run. Mercer Island responded immediately, putting a six spot on the board in the bottom half of the frame. They would not trail the rest of the way, extending the lead with single runs in the 2nd, 4th and 6th innings. Sophomore Isak Morris was the winning pitcher, allowing 5 runs (4 earned) in six innings of work. Evan Thomspon, Brian Higgins and Alberto Gonzales each had two hits and each Islander in the order had at least one knock on the day. Juanita collected twelve hits, three coming off the bat of senior J.J. Caldwell, with two each from sophomore Ty Eng and junior Conner Jackson.