Tyler Vanderboegh was forced to change his mindset in a matter of minutes Tuesday afternoon.
The Skyline girls finished in second place out of 74 teams Saturday at the Lake Washington Invitational earning 45 points. Gig Harbor won the meet with 70, while West Valley of Yakima was third with 44.5.
Issaquah’s 9-10-year-old Coast Softball Tigers opened their season Saturday with a 13-3 win over the Eastlake Huskies. Both teams fought the rain and cold weather, with occasional hail. Emily Winterstein doubled, while Michelle Fowler, Sarah Jordan and Brooke Davis combined for two singles and two sacrifices. Fowler pitched three innings with an impressive nine strikeouts. Michelle Gersuk finished the game with a save, by striking out the side. The Tigers earned their second win Tuesday, outscoring the Sammamish Bandits 14-11 in five innings. Fowler and Gersuk, each pitched two innings, striking out four batters apiece. Jordan, Emma Moran, Madalyn Lyles, Brooke Davis and Michelle Fowler all earned hits to help to clinch the victory.
Skyline kept its top spot in the league, downing Bellevue 5-0 last Friday. The Spartans were led by pitcher Adrian Sampson, who didn’t allow a single hit over seven innings. The sophomore struck out five en route to his fourth win of the season and first career no-hitter.
Mistakes have been nearly non-existent for the Eastlake soccer team this season — at least until Tuesday night. The Wolves, who won five of their six previous games, committed three crucial errors against Lake Washington, resulting in a 3-2 loss.
Eastlake jumped out to a fast start and held on for a 4-2 victory over Roosevelt Saturday afternoon. Ryan Vernon pitched a complete game, allowing two runs on six hits, to earn his second win of the year. Nick Smith was 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Michael Russo was 2-for-3 with one RBI for the Wolves.
Nearly a month after Steve Gervais stepped down from coaching the Skyline football team to become an assistant coach at the University of Washington, a replacement was named. And the Spartans didn’t have to look far.