With all the rain during the week, the Saturday schedule was packed as well, with 3 games in the 3A league and two more in the 4A.
Saturday 3A Results
Liberty 4, Lake Washington 0 - Junior Izak Styskal shutout the Kangs, getting ground ball after ground ball in Liberty's 4-0 win over previously unbeaten (in KingCo) Lake Washington. The right-hander allowed six hits and walked one, recording 13 ground ball outs on the afternoon. The Patriots used little ball to put their four runs on the board, scoring once on an LW throwing error and twice on sacrifice flies. Junior Ben Wessel also doubled home a run in Liberty's 2-run sixth inning. Sophomore Nick Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double for LW, who finished the week 2-1.
Mt Si 11, Mercer Island 1 - The Wildcats made an early statement as potential favorites in the 3A league, topping MI 11-1 in six innings. Mount Si pounded out 11 hits, with Max Brown, Trevor Lane and Nate Sinner each collecting multi-hit games. Junior right hander Reece Karalus gave up just two hits and struck out 11 in the complete game victory. One night after playing a dramatic 11 inning game, neither the Islanders or Kangs had much in the tank, combining to score just 1 run in their Saturday contests.
Juanita 8, Sammamish 7 - The Totems scored three times in the top of the seventh to tie the game, only to watch senior Mitch Gebe single home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh, as Juanita picked up an 8-7 win. Senior Sean Barlow was 2-for-3 with two doubles and two runs batted in for Juanita. Gebe, Chris Foss, Derek Kaufman and Conner Jackson had two hits a piece for the Rebels, who will play host to long-time rival Lake Washington on Monday night. Chris Strain drove in two runs for the Totems, who dropped to 0-3 in league play.
Saturday 4A Results
Woodinville 7, Newport 2 - Falcons senior outfielder Carl Svanevik homered and drove in five of Woodinville's seven runs to help his team bounce back from a Friday loss to top Newport, 7-2. Svanevik's home run came in the top of the first inning, getting the Falcons off to a quick start. Three Woodinville pitchers combined on a four hitter, while junior Max Carter was 3-for-4 with a home run. Senior Jared Fisher was 2-for-2 and drove in the lone Knight runs on the day.
Ballard 7, Eastlake 0 - Senior Danny Thompson allowed just a hit and a walk in five shutout innings as the Beavers won their second game in as many days, 7-0 over Eastlake. The right hander lowered his ERA to 0.74 on the season, as he has allowed just 7 hits and 2 earned runs in his 19 innings of work. Thompson also added a double and a triple on the afternoon, while Brendan Foor (2-for-4, 3 RBI) and Oliver Guarino (2-for-4, triple, 2 RBI) chipped in to pace the Ballard offensive attack. The win moves Ballard into a tie with Inglemoor for third place in the Crown Division, while the Wolves dropped to 0-6 on the KingCo 4A season.