Issaquah edges Skyline
Issaquah kept its post-season run alive Wednesday night, knocking off rival Skyline 2-1 at IHS. Skyline jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning via an RBI from Jacob Shannon. Issaquah finally got to Skyline starter Jared Lemke in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double from Michael Dixon. Devin O’Donnell then drove in the game-winning run via a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh. Eagle freshman left-hander Ethan Kalin allowed just one run in his five innings of work, en route to the victory. The Eagles improved to 8-6 in league and 10-7 overall with the win. Skyline dropped to 10-4 in league and 13-5 overall. Issaquah hosts Newport in a contest with playoff-seeding implications at 3:45 p.m., Friday. Skyline hosts league-leader Redmond at 3:45 p.m., Friday.
Eastlake eliminated from playoff picture
Eastlake fell 7-2 to Redmond Wednesday afternoon, dropping out of the KingCo playoff picture. The Wolves took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning, but couldn’t muster any offense after that. Alex Boyce was 2-for-3 with an RBI double and Nick Smith was 3-for-4 at the plate. Eastlake, which dropped to 4-10 in league and 7-10 overall, can finish no better than fifth in the KingCo Crest with two games left to play. A fourth place finish is necessary to reach the playoffs. Eastlake travels to Garfield at 3:45 p.m., Friday and closes the season against Newport at 3:45 p.m., Tuesday, May 5 at Bellevue Community College.
Eastside Catholic downs Prep
Eastside Catholic kept its hopes of a regular season Metro Championship alive Wednesday night, beating Seattle Prep 4-2 on the road. The Crusaders led the entire game, taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the fourth. Matt Boyd, Mike Bush, Jake Gober and Cameron Patrick each had an RBI for Eastside. Boyd earned the victory on the hill pitching a complete game. He allowed five hits, two runs and had 10 strikeouts, improving his record to 7-0 on the season.
Eastlake defeats Roosevelt
Eastlake beat Roosevelt 3-2 Wednesday night, improving to 7-3 in league and 8-5 overall. Laura Bachman had a two-run double in the bottom of the third that gave the Wolves the lead, and they were able to hold behind the pitching of Nicole Guptil. Samantha Stavig was 2-for-3 at the plate with a triple.
Skyline breaks losing skid, beats Ballard
Skyline ended a four-game losing streak Wednesday night, beating Ballard 7-4 at SHS. The Spartans trailed 4-1 until the bottom of the sixth when they erupted for six runs. Skyline was led by the bats of Ashley Smiley (2-for-4, RBI), Lindsey Nicholson (2-for-4, 2 RBI) and Brittney Randle (2-for-4). Smiley also earned the victory pitching 3 1/3 innings of relief and allowing no runs. Skyline moved to 3-7 in league and 4-10 overall with the win.
Crusaders bats break loose against Panthers
Eastside Catholic defeated Seattle Prep 11-1 in six innings Wednesday night.
The Crusaders were led at the plate by Morgan Saad who was 3-for-4 with a double and triple and four RBI. Ronnie Mae Ayers was 4-for-4 with a home run, two doubles and two RBI. Alex Johnston, Daionda Davis and Kelly Lloid all had two hits. Lloid earned the victory in the pitching circle with eight strikeouts. Eastside Catholic is now 2-5 in league and 5-6 overall.
Issaquah shuts out Inglemoor
Mikenzie Voves pitched a complete-game, five-hit shutout Wednesday night, helping Issaquah to a 2-0 victory over Inglemoor. The Eagles scored both of their runs in the first inning, helped by Kelly Richards and Molly Nelson, who were both 2-for-3. Issaquah is 8-2 in league and 10-3 overall, and tied with Redmond for first place overall in the KingCo Crest.