Wins by Bellevue and Mount Si on Monday set up a clash for first place Wednesday. Game time is at 4:30 PM at Bellevue HS. The Wolverines have won six straight since their opening day loss to the Wildcats, 8-5. Meanwhile, Mount Si swept the first half of the KingCo season, going a perfect 7-0.
Monday 3A Recaps
Bellevue 3, LW 0 - Junior Michael Raine had another impressive outing for the Wolverines, keeping the Kangs off balance in a 3-0 Bellevue win. Raine went the distance, scattering seven hits and a walk while striking out 5. He needed to throw just 92 pitches in the shutout. Jeff Van Orman doubled twice and drove in a run for Bellevue, who improved to 6-1 with the win. Junior Zach Johnson was 2-for-3 for the Kangs, who lost their second straight to drop to 4-3.
Mount Si 13, Interlake 1 - The Wildcats continued to roll, busting things open with an 8-run seventh inning as they cruised to a 13-1 win over Interlake. Junior Trevor Lane was impressive once again on the mound, earning the victory. Mount Si once again had a balanced offensive attack, combining for 16 hits on the afternoon. Senior Dustin Breshears tripled and drove in four, while fellow senior Max Brown (3-for-4, double, 3 runs) and junior Reece Karalus (2-for-3, double, 3 RBI) also chipped in. Interlake's Joey Button hit a solo home run in the 3rd inning for the Saints only run.
Mercer Island 19, Sammamish 2 - The Islanders busted out in a big way Monday, scoring multiple runs in every inning but the first en route to a 19-2 win over Sammamish. Max Dammeier, David Oppenheim and Jordan Richartz had two doubles a piece for MI, who had 15 hits in the five-inning contest. Hunter Goldberg was the winning pitcher, allowing just 2 runs while striking out 6 in his 5-inning complete game. Evan Thompson also had a big day at the plate, going 3-for-4 while scoring four runs and driving in three more. Navdeep Gill had two hits including a double for the Totems.
Juanita 9, Liberty 8 - Senior Sean Barlow homered and drove in 2 as the Rebels won a high-scoring affair, 9-8 over the Patriots. Jyran McNairy doubled and had 3 RBI, while Mitch Gebe was 2-for-2 with two doubles and three runs scored for Juanita. The Rebels win was their second straight and improved their record to 3-4 on the KingCo season.