Skyline, Eastlake one win from state | Prep sports news

The 4A KingCo baseball tournament continues tonight at Woodinville and Inglemoor high schools.

Skyline downs Redmond

Corbin Powers picked up the win for Skyline and sent his team to the semi-finals of the 4A KingCo baseball tournament with a 5-1 win over Redmond on Saturday.

Powers struck out nine and allowed only one hit and one run over six innings before giving way to Arthur Stromquist, who worked the final inning on the mound.

Chris Rogers had a pair of RBI for the Spartans at the plate, while Matt Sinatro, Drew Lunde and Cole Blackburn each knocked in a run.

Woodinville is now all that stands between the Spartans and one of 16 spots in the 4A state tournament. The two will play Monday at 4 p.m. at Woodinville for that plus a trip to the conference title game on Thursday night.

The two teams that advance to the title game will earn the conference’s automatic spots in the 4A state tournament, while the third-place finisher will face a play-in game with a Wesco foe for the district’s third and final berth.

Eastlake survives Garfield

The possibility of an all-Sammamish final stayed alive on Saturday, as Eastlake survived Garfield 1-0 to move into the semi-finals on the other side of the bracket.

Michael Staundinger provided the only run of the game, scoring Ryan Teasall on a triple.

Mich Vorhof picked up the win on the mound, shutting out the Bulldogs to send his team to a 7 p.m. winner-to-state game with Bothell.

Issaquah on last leg

Coach Rob Reese’s Eagles are one win from ending the season in the 4A KingCo baseball tournament after dropping their opener 5-1 to Woodinville on Saturday.

Starting pitching Justin Vernia kept his team in a tight ballgame before Ryan Guiberson knocked in his team’s only run of the game in the top half of the sixth to knot things at one all.

But a walk-off grand slam on a 1-2 pitch with one out in the inning gave Woodinville the win in the bottom of the seventh and sent the Eagles to the brink of elimination. Redmond, which lost a 5-1 game to Skyline in the first round, will be waiting at Inglemoor on Monday at 4 p.m. in a loser-out game.