The Crest Division punched back on Monday after dropping 8 of 10 to the Crown Division the previous week. On Monday, the Crest went 3-2. Skyline, the only team from the Crest to win last week, kept it rolling with another crossover victory. Skyline sits alone at 6-2 with Roosevelt a game back at 5-3 after dropping their last three. Newport is 4-3 with Issaquah at 3-4. Ballard and Garfield are fighting to stay in the playoff hunt. In the Crown Division things are getting interesting as Bothell and Redmond sit atop the division at 5-2 while Eastlake lurks a game back at 4-3. Woodinville and Inglemoor are tied for 4th at 3-4. Top four teams from each division will make the KingCo Playoffs.
Redmond 1 @ Roosevelt 0 - Redmond's Jacob Brady was straight dealing as he struck out 11 in six innings of shutout ball. Aside from Roosevelt's Spencer Barclay who had the only two hits off of Brady, the Mustang right-hander was dominant. For Redmond, a lone run in the top of the first off Roosevelt starter Max Dwyer was the difference. The run came via a sac fly from Lucas Eliason. Dwyer only gave up one hit in five innings of work. The Mustangs mustered just two hits all day, both from senior Brandon Burditt.
Eastlake 3 @ Skyline 6 - The Wolves jumped out to an early 2-0 lead against Skyline ace, Drew Lunde. However, after that the lefty settled down only allowing a single hit through five innings. Through four, Eastlake's lefty, Conner Graham, was going toe to toe with Lunde. However, a couple of extra base hits from Jason Santiago and Cole Blackburn helped the Spartans to a four spot in the 5th. That was good enough for a 6-3 Spartan victory.
Bothell 2 @ Ballard 4 - Ian Scott
threw a three-hitter and Kyle Ward drove in three runs to lead Ballard to the
victory over Bothell. Scott, a senior left-hander, gave up single runs in the
first and second but surrendered only one hit the rest of the way to give his
team a chance to come back. Scott also scored a run on a sacrifice fly by Brian
Kreshel. Ward singled in a run in the second inning to get the Beavers on the
board and then broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the sixth. Jack Lund
scored two runs for Ballard.
Inglemoor 6 @ Issaquah 7 - The Inglemoor Vikings jumped out to an early 4-0 lead over the Issaquah Eagles and starter Ty Gibson. However, Issaquah's bats wouldn't be denied as they put five runs across in the bottom of the third. Inglemoor responded with two more runs in the 6th only to find Issaquah respond with two of their own, one the game winner on a Keegan Chaplin sac fly, in the bottom half of the 6th. For the Vikings, Jake Watkins had two hits and three RBI while Issaquah saw Ryan Peart with three hits and Jack Gellatly with two.
Woodinville 7 @ Garfield 4 - The Woodinville Falcons scored four runs in the 7th to post a victory over the Garfield Bulldogs. Garfield starter Owen Vickery held the Falcon bats at bay most of the game yielding only three runs in six inning of work, leaving with the lead. However, a bases loaded bloop single in the 7th off the Garfield reliever was the Bulldogs' undoing as Woodinville was able to plate three on the play. For Garfield, Henry Freed had two hits and three RBI while Woodinville got doubles from Lee Wunderlich and Drew Accimus.