Thursday, April 17, 2014

A Rainy Day in 4A

Four of the five games slated for Wednesday slogged through the conditions to push the schedule forward. Only the Issaquah at Redmond tilt was washed. That game is set for Thursday at 3:45 at Hartman Park. Again, the Crown Division had the upper hand on the Crest going 3-1 on the day. On to the highlights.

Newport 7 @ Woodinville 3 - What started out as a pitcher's duel between lefty starters, Ryan Kingma for Newport and Alex Worthington for Woodinville, ended up with fireworks for the Newport Knights. The Knights were able to put up three runs in the 6th and two in the 7th to pull away to victory. Junior Jace Goforth had two hits while newcomer Bryce Beck contributed a 2 RBI double for Newport.

Roosevelt 1 @ Bothell 2 - Colby Nealy pitched into the seventh inning and drove in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth to lead Bothell to the victory. Nealy retired the first 14 batters he faced, struck out 11, and gave up one run on two hits in 6 1/3 innings. Roosevelt starter Myles Gouveia also was magnificent on the mound as he gave up one run on one hit and struck out 10 in seven innings. Cam Costa led off the ninth for Bothell with his second hit of the night. Peyton Cordova-Smith beat out a bunt for a hit, and Costa took third on a throwing error. After an intentional walk loaded the bases, Nealy lofted a fly ball over a drawn-in outfield to score Costa. Connor Anderson stranded a runner at third in the top of the eighth and struck out the side in the ninth to pick up the victory for Bothell. Lev Karlet had two hits for Roosevelt.

Garfield 3 @ Eastlake 13 - In a six inning affair, the Eastlake Wolves jumped all over the Garfield Bulldogs early. Scoring four in the first and four more in the second, Eastlake was on its way to victory. However, Garfield answered with three of their own in the third, but that would'nt be enough as the Eastlake offense couldn't be stopped. Sophomore Nathan Mano walked five times for Eastlake and scored on three of those. He also stole three bases. Senior Mason Pierchalski delivered the deciding blow with a bases loaded double in the 6th.

Skyline 5 @ Inglemoor 6 - Skyline dropped its first crossover game in dramatic fashion as Inglemoor scored four of their six runs in the 7th inning for the walk off win. After scoring one in the sixth, the Vikings pulled within three. Then, in the 7th, senior Bailey Fee mashed a ball off the scoreboard for a game tying three run homerun. A misplayed pop up followed the dramatic homerun which came around to score on a 3-2, two out single off the bat of Tanner Mitchell. For Skyline, Deigo Gaterol was 2-3 and Cole Blackburn had 2 RBI.