Thursday, April 21, 2011

Mount Si Strengthens Hold on 3A

Wednesday kicked off the second half of KingCo 3A play. The schedule will mirror the first half, with the home teams being different the second time around.

Wednesday 3A Results
Mount Si 13, Bellevue 3 - The league's two hottest teams squared off at Bellevue HS on Wednesday, with Mount Si creating separation between itself and the rest of the league with a dominant 13-3 win over Bellevue. The Wolverines had come in winners of six straight since their season opening loss to the Wildcats, but were no match on this day. Outfielder Nate Sinner was 3-for-3 with a double, while Shane Dixon and Reece Karalus each doubled and drove in two. Mount Si also took advantage of five Bellevue errors on the afternoon. Junior Trevor Taylor was the winning pitcher, allowing 2 hits and 3 runs over 5 innings of work. Mount Si improves to 8-0 and holds a two-game lead in the conference standings.

Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 2 - Junior Zach Johnson and senior Duke Fanning combined on a 2-hitter, keeping the Totems at bay in LW's 5-2 win. Johnson struck out 8 over 5 1/3 innings of work before handing the ball over to Fanning, who recorded the final five outs. The Kangs used small ball to put their runs on the board, pushing across three runs via sacrifice fly and another on a wild pitch. Senior Spencer Jackson was 1-for-2 with 2 RBI and fellow senior Nori Shimizu doubled and scored two runs for the Kangs, who improved to 5-3. Senior Bob Cruikshank extended his hit streak to 14 games with a single in the 5th inning.

Mercer Island 10, Juanita 7 - The Islanders rallied late, using a 4-run top of the seventh to comeback and beat Juanita, 10-7. MI trailed 7-6 headed into the final frame, but was able to tie the game on a clutch single by Alex Himstead. A Rebel error allowed the go ahead run to score, and sophomore Matt Orehek added insurance with a 2-run single. The Islanders held off Juanita in the seventh to even their record at 4-4.

Liberty @ Interlake - no score reported