Thursday, May 3, 2012

Playoff Time!

With the 3A regular season wrapping up yesterday, both the 3A & 4A leagues shift their focus to the KingCo playoffs. Here's a look at the final league standings and playoff seedings:

KingCo 3A
#1) Mount Si 12-2
#2) Lake Washington 11-3
#3) Bellevue 10-4
**) Interlake 6-8
#4) Liberty 6-8
#5) Mercer Island 5-9
#6) Juanita* 3-11
Sammamish 3-11

* - Juanita earns the final playoff spot thanks to a sweep over Sammamish
** - Interlake moves to the 2A bi-district playoffs and does not participate in the KingCo tournament

KingCo 4A - Crest Division
#1) Skyline 10-4
#2) Redmond 9-5
#3) Issaquah 7-7
#4) Newport 6-8
Eastlake 5-9

KingCo 4A - Crown Division
#1) Inglemoor 10-5
#2) Ballard* 9-6
#3) Woodinville 9-6
#4) Bothell 9-6
Garfield 5-10
Roosevelt 1-14

* - Ballard won the three-way tiebreaker and earns the #2 seed.

The 4A tournament starts on Saturday, while the 3A playoffs kick off next Tuesday. Links to the brackets can be found below:

KingCo 4A Awards - Week 6

KingCo 4A Baseball - Players of the Week
Week 6: April 23 - 30, 2012

Crest Division
Pitcher of the Week: Andrew Stull, Sr., Eastlake
In the last week of the season, Eastlake’s hard throwing right-hander, Andrew Stull, was called on three times to shut the opposing team down. In those three appearances, Stull tossed nine innings, only allowing two runs. Demonstrating excellent command of his pitches, he struck out a remarkable 11 while only walking one.

Player of the Week: Peter Hendron, Sr., Redmond
Redmond senior Peter Hendron’s bat stayed hot in the final week of the season. In three games, the Mustang slugger posted a 5-11 week with three doubles. Hendron also scored four times while driving in two.

Crown Division
Pitcher of the Week: Paul Crane, Sr., Ballard
Ballard starting pitcher Paul Crane tossed a gem in the final week of the season. In a complete game shutout versus Bothell, he struck out seven and only walked two. In fact, a Bothell Cougar never reached third base in the Ballard 11-0 win.

Player of the Week: Willie Augustavo, Jr., Inglemoor
Inglemoor again takes home player of the week honors in the Crown division. This time the extremely consistent junior, Willie Augustavo, is recognized. In extending his hitting streak to 16 games, the young infielder posted a .500 average, going 5-10 with a 2B and a 2 run homerun. The round-tripper was the eventual game winner over Bothell. Augustavo had 5 RBI on the week.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

KingCo 3A Awards - Week 4

KingCo 3A Baseball - Players of the Week
Week 4: April 23 - 28, 2012

Player of the Week: Trevor Lane, Sr., Mount Si
For the third time in four weeks, Trevor Lane has earned a KingCo weekly award, picking up the Player of the Week honors for Week 4. The senior pitcher/first baseman had an outstanding week at the plate for the Wildcats, leading them to a 4-0 record and into a first place tie headed into the home stretch. Lane went 7-for-13 (.539) with a grand slam and 9 RBI in the four league games. He also added three runs scored and a couple stolen bases for Mount Si. Overall in 2012, Lane is hitting .444 with 6 doubles, a home run, 18 RBI and 20 runs scored. Those numbers along with his tremendous performance on the mound have him in the hunt for KingCo 3A MVP honors.

Also nominated: Alex Himstead, MI; Connor Foreman, Bellevue

Pitcher of the Week: Trevor Taylor, Sr., Mt Si
Senior right hander Trevor Taylor is this week's winner thanks to a complete game shutout win over Mercer Island. Taylor, who is the third different Wildcat to win pitcher of the week this season, went 6 innings, allowing just 4 hits and striking out 7 in an 11-0 Mount Si victory. He needed just 80 pitches to go the distance, throwing 53 of them for strikes and not walking a single batter. Taylor has been on top of his game all season, working 30 innings and allowing just 4 earned runs - good for a 0.93 ERA.

Also nominated: Trent Ishii, Bellevue; Drew Quinlan, Bellevue; Austin Strother, Interlake; Zach Johnson, LW; Reece Karalus, Mt. Si; Trevor Lane, Mt. Si; Ross Tassara, Mt. Si