Rain forced 2 of Wednesday's 5 scheduled 4A games to be bumped to Thursday. A full recap of the five games follows:
Wednesday/Thursday 4A Recaps
Bothell 6, Issaquah 1 - Brady Mickelson worked around some control issues to allow just 1 earned run in four innings as the Cougars knocked off Issaquah Wednesday, 6-1. Zach Anderson, Rex Carlin and Jake Storer each doubled for Bothell, who pulled into a second place tie with Inglemoor just a single game behind Crown Division leading Woodinville. Issaquah falls to 3-5 with the loss and finds itself in last place in the Crest Division. However, parody reigns, with the Eagles just a single game out of second place.
Skyline 2, Garfield 1 - Skyline's Clayton Huber outdueled Garfield's John Trupin in a classic pitchers duel, as the Spartans improved to 6-2 in league play with a 2-1 win over Garfield. Skyline scored single runs in the second and third innings and made the one-run lead hold up throughout. Huber also added two hits (including a double) and an RBI, while Corbin Powers also had two hits and a run batted in. Ricky Nakamura and Derek Billey picked up two knocks each for the Bulldogs in the loss.
Redmond 5, Roosevelt 1 - Senior Peter Hendron struck out 8 batters in six shutout innings to help the Mustangs continue their resurgence with a 5-1 win over Roosevelt. Redmond has won four straight KingCo games and six straight overall since starting their season 0-7. Steven Danek, Lucas Eliason, Brent Firth and Hendron all had two hits a piece, pacing the 'Stangs 10 hit attack.
Woodinville 7, Eastlake 3 - Caleb Hamilton was 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI and Marty Luckenbach pitched six strong innings as the Falcons topped Eastlake Thursday, 7-3. The game was tied at 1 into the bottom of the fifth, when Woodinville broke through scoring four times. Eastlake responded with two in the top of the sixth, but would get no closer. Woodinville improves to 6-2 in KingCo play with the win, one full game ahead of Inglemoor in the Crown Division.
Newport 4, Ballard 2 - Senior Nate Anderson's walk-off three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh sent the Knights home victories, as they knocked off a game Beavers squad, 4-2. Anderson's HR was just the third hit of the game for Newport, who was held in check all afternoon by Ballard's Joe Jacobson. Ben Welch and Alex Stamey each had two hits for the Beavers in a losing effort.