With the KingCo 4A already off and running, the 3A/2A conference has their opening day on Friday with a full slate of games...
Mount Si 3, Juanita 1 - Senior Zach Usselman went the distance, scattering 7 hits while striking out 6 to lead the Wildcats to a season-opening 3-1 win over Juanita. Usselman added two hits and a double, while Evan Johnson hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the first to pace the Mount Si offense. Seven different Rebel hitters each had one hit, but they were unable to string enough together to overcome the 'Cats.
LW 7, Mercer Island 4 - Sophomore Connor Johnson was dominant on the mound and at the plate, helping the Kangs past the Islanders, 7-4. Johnson shut out MI over 5 innings, allowing just 2 hits and a walk while striking out 7. Johnson also sparked the LW offense, leading off their four run first inning with a double and ending the night 2-for-3 with two runs scored. The Kangs jumped out to a 7-0 lead after three and held off a late Mercer Island charge for the win. Karsen Rogers finished the night 2-for-4 with a triple and Court Osborn was 2-for-3 with a double and 2 RBI. The Islanders were paced offensively by Jacob Stenberg (2-for-3) and Aiden Plummer (1-2, double, 2 RBI).
Bellevue 10, Sammamish 0 - The Wolverines broke open a tight game with a five-run fifth inning and cruised to a season opening 10-0 win over the Totems. Cal Neely pitched a 6-inning complete game shutout, allowing 7 hits and 2 walks while striking out 3 to earn the win. Reagan Teegarden was 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and Brady Carlson and Jack Savard each drove in a pair of runs for Bellevue. Sammamish was led by Ben Friedman and Ken McCormick, who each picked up two hits in defeat.
Interlake 12, Liberty 1 - Ibrahim Mardini doubled and drove in four runs while Nate Wehner gave up a run in 5 innings of work as Interlake downed Liberty, 12-1. The Saints scored five runs in the top of the third and cruised behind Wehner to pick up the victory. Jason Sass tripled and scored three runs, while Mack was 1-for-3 with a triple and 2 RBI, pacing the Saints offense. Eddie Delgado had two of the four hits in the game for the Patriots.