Tuesday, April 2, 2013

KingCo 4A - Mon, 4/1 Results

Pitching ruled the day in the KingCo 4A conference, with losing teams each scoring just one run in defeat.  Scores from Monday's games are listed below.

KingCo 4A Results - Monday, 4/1
Skyline 6, Bothell 1
Roosevelt 3, Eastlake 1
Newport 3, Inglemoor 1
Garfield 2, Redmond 1
Woodinville 3, Ballard 1

KingCo 3A Opening Day

The KingCo 3A/2A conference joined in on Major League Baseball's opening day festivities, with their first league games on Monday.  Here's a look at the results from a full slate of action:

Bellevue 7, Sammamish 0 - Senior Nolan Watson struck out 14 Totems in a complete game shutout, as Bellevue opened league play with a 7-0 win over Sammamish.  Watson threw just 89 pitches, allowing just two hits and a walk in his seven innings of work.  The Wolverines were led offensively by junior Chandler Hawk, who had two hits, a double and two runs scored. Senior Reid Hartmann chipped in with 2 RBI.

Mount Si 9, Juanita 8 - Senior Joey Cotto's walk-off single in the bottom of the 7th propelled the Wildcats to a 9-8 win over Juanita.  The Rebels had clawed back from a big deficit, scoring 2 runs in the sixth and four in the seventh to tie the game.  However, the Wildcats would not be denied, with Cotto providing the game-winner.  He finished the day 3-for-4, while junior Wyatt Baker-Jagla collected three hits as well.  Tanner Simpson and Evan Johnson each had two RBI for Mt. Si.  For the Rebels, senior outfielder Avery Britton was 2-for-3 with a home run and 4 RBI, while Lucas Van Heise was 3-for-5 in a losing effort.

LW 10, Mercer Island 4 - The Kangs pounded out 15 hits en route to a 10-4 win over Mercer Island.  Junior shortstop Jordan LaFave led the attack, going a perfect 4-for-4 with a double, 4 RBI and 3 runs scored.  Seniors Alac Wong, Stevie Semler and Nick Johnson each had multi-hit games for the Kangs, who got five strong innings from freshman Connor Johnson, earning his first Varsity win. Brian Higgins doubled and drove in two for the Islanders.

Interlake 8, Liberty 3 - Interlake got a strong all-around performance in an 8-3 opening win over the Patriots.  The Saints scored twice in the first and fourth inning and extended their lead with four more in the sixth.  Senior Luke Oman and freshman Tyler Haselman each had two hits for Liberty in defeat.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Apologies and a Reduction in Coverage

First off, a quick apology to the loyal followers of the KingCo Baseball Blog.  My time to write about KingCo high school baseball has been cut significantly due to a new job, more work in the world of baseball along with growing family responsibilities.  I have neglected to get the blog updated and have been trying to find the time to get back going.

I hope to resume coverage of the league and will start with a post tonight or tomorrow recapping Monday's games.  My time will be mostly focused on the KingCo 3A/2A league this season, but I will still post scores and write when I can about the 4A league. While I may not be able to post as often as I have in the past, I still hope to bring recognition to the kids in the leagues who are giving their all on the diamond.

Thanks for everyone who follows the blog.  I look forward to resuming posting as often as I possibly can and keeping everyone informed on the happenings in the world of KingCo Baseball!