Friday, April 13, 2012

Stage Set for Friday Night Lights

Both Lake Washington and Mount Si won games on Wednesday and Thursday respectively, setting up a first place battle between two 5-0 teams on Friday night. The game will be played at 7:00 PM at Lee Johnson Field. Mount Si is ranked #1 in the state, with an overall record of 10-1 while LW sports a 9-2 record heading into the contest. Should be a fun atmosphere under the lights at Peter Kirk Park.

A look at the results from the past two days of KingCo 3A play:

Liberty 5, Mercer Island 4 - The Patriots scored five runs in the first two innings and made the lead hold up, picking up their first win of the 2012 campaign, 5-4 over Mercer Island. Izak Styskal struck out 7 in a complete game effort, scattering 8 hits and a walk while throwing 102 pitches. Blake Reeve had two hits and an RBI for Liberty, while Alex Himstead was 2-for-4 with 2 RBI for MI.

LW 11, Interlake 5 - Senior Victor Mayorquin's grand slam capped a furious comeback as the Kangs rallied for an incredible 10 runs with two outs in the seventh inning to shock the Saints, 11-5. LW was held in check all afternoon by Interlake lefty Austin Strother, who left the game with 2 on and 1 out with his team leading 4-1. The Kangs kept grinding out at bats and tied the game thanks to a 2-run single by Zach Johnson and a bases loaded walk by Shawn Gray. From there, walks and hit batters extended the lead until Mayorquin's blast sealed the deal. Sam Finfer drove in three runs for the Saints, who fell to 2-3 in league play. Sophomore Jordan LaFave reached base safely in all four plate appearances for LW, who heads into Friday night's showdown with Mount Si a perfect 5-0 in league.

Bellevue 10, Juanita 0 - The Wolverines continued their stellar play, winning their fourth straight KingCo game after an opening day loss, 10-0 over Juanita. Connor Foreman and Jack Meggs each scored two runs, while Jack Carlson scored three times for Bellevue. Following a loss to Mount Si on the first day of KingCo play, Bellevue has not lost, remaining just a game back of the first place Wildcats and Kangs.

Mount Si 11, Sammamish 0 - Trevor Taylor shutout the Totems over five innings to extend the Wildcats scoreless streak to 26 innings as Mount Si topped Sammamish 11-0. The defending KingCo 3A champs have allowed just a seventh inning run to Bellevue in the league opener, sporting an incredible 0.21 ERA in five league games. Trevor Lane followed up a 4-for-4 performance on Monday with another perfect effort, going 2-for-2 with a triple, walk, 2 RBI and 3 runs scored. Lane is now hitting .484 on the year, and will get the ball in Friday night's showdown against 5-0 Lake Washington.