Friday was the last night of divisional play in 4A before the teams from the Crown and Crest divisions cross over to play each other. In 4A, teams will play divisional foes twice and crossover once. On to the action.
Newport 6 @ Garfield 1 - Newport won their third game in a row behind strong pitching from junior Todd Reese. The righthander tossed four shutout innings prior to giving way to relievers. The Knights scored early with three runs in the first and three in the third. Junior Paul Wells was the star offensively with two knocks and two stolen bases. Though Garfield matched the Knights hit total with eight, they just couldn't get the timely hit to push runs across. Both Derek Billey and Ben Koerner had a pair of hits for the Bulldogs.
Roosevelt 2 @ Issaquah 1 - The surprising Roughriders, picked to finish fourth in the coaches poll, completed a perfect 5-0 record in their first round of divisional games with a 2-1 win over Issaquah. Once again, Roosevelt got strong pitching as they only allowed one run to a potent Eagle attack. Thus far, the Roughriders have allowed 0, 2, 0, 0, and 1 run in their five divisional games. Against the Eagles, Roosevelt rode the arms of Spencer Barclay and Max Dwyer as the pair only allowed the first inning run. Roosevelt plated a single run in the 5th and in the 6th inning for the win.
Ballard 6 @ Skyline 8 - With a big five run inning in the 3rd, the Skyline Spartans outslugged the Ballard Beavers. In a conference known for low scoring affairs, the two teams combined for 19 hits and 14 runs. Five Skyline hitters each had two hits with senior Jason Santiago one of them collecting three RBI and scoring two runs. No information could be found on the Ballard offense at time of posting.
Eastlake 0 @ Redmond 1 - The visiting Eastlake Wolves brought ace Mick Vorhof to the hill. The righthander was again excellent on this night, pitching six strong innings limiting the Mustangs to four hits without walking a batter. However, one of those hits was a 4th inning solo homerun off the bat of Redmond senior Kyle Francis. It was also Francis who had the ball for the Mustangs, and he too went the distance for a complete game shutout striking out three and turning three 1-6-3 double plays on the night. Sophomore Chase Hall also had a good night, collecting two of the four Mustang hits.
Inglemoor 2 @ Woodinville 4 - The Woodinville student section on the hill at WHS were again raucous as they watched their Falcons score a single run in the 2nd, 3rd, 5th, and 6th innings to drop the Inglemoor Vikings. Davis Bailie, Lee Wunderlich, and Chris Okura each had two hits to pace the Falcon offense while junior Alex Worthington threw six strong innings to limit the Viking attack. Though, senior Adam Berreda did have two hits for Inglemoor.