NEW — Sports update Thursday

May 21, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:30 a.m. May 21, 2009

Liberty baseball heads to regionals

Liberty High School’s Troy Colyer smashed a three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning Wednesday to lead the Patriots to a 3-2 victory against West Seattle and clinch a spot in the 3A state baseball regionals.

Liberty, 20-4, travels to Centralia Saturday and plays top-ranked Timberline, 21-2, at 1 p.m. in the regional tournament.

Colyer, a junior, went 2-for-3 in the playoff contest, which was called in the fourth inning Tuesday night because of a thunderstorm. The teams were scoreless at the time.

West Seattle scored twice in the top of the fifth, but Liberty answered in the bottom half of the inning.

John McLeod pitched four shutout innings Tuesday and Dan Eck pitched all three Wednesday. Eck picked up the victory.

Patriots win district titles

Liberty High School had two champions Wednesday in the first day of competition at the Class 3A Sea-King District Track and Field Championships at Southwest Complex in Seattle.

Eric Bice smashed his week-old boys school record in the 1,600 meters by five seconds, winning the race in 4 minutes, 17.18 seconds.

Chandler Jenkins captured the boys triple jump by going 43 feet, 7 inches. Jenkins improved on his best previous mark by 2 1/2 feet, surpassing the 43-foot mark for the first time in his career.

Peter Stacy, of Liberty, took third in the javelin, but had a career-best throw of 169-7.

Devin Bennett, of Liberty, placed third in the triple jump, going 41-3.

In qualifying races, Liberty’s Kelsey Werre broke the school record in the girls 100 again, going 12.39 to qualify for Friday’s finals. Werre also qualified in the 200.

The Liberty boys 1,600 relay team had the fastest time in Wednesday’s preliminaries, going 3:31.62. The Liberty girls also had the fastest time in the 1,600 in the preliminaries, going 4:06.41.

Eagles’ soccer at Lake Stevens

The Issaquah High School boys soccer team, coming off a 2-1 victory against Rogers, of Puyallup, in the opening round of the 4A state tournament, plays Marysville-Pilchuck in a quarterfinal contest at 1 p.m. Saturday at Lake Stevens High School.

Issaquah softball team edged

Lake Washington edged the Issaquah High School softball team 3-2 Wednesday in the second round of the 4A KingCo Conference Tournament at Redmond’s Hartman Park.

Issaquah plays Eastlake today at 7 p.m. in a loser-out game. Eastlake eliminated Skyline 7-2 Wednesday.

Lake Washington scored twice in the seventh inning to cap its come-from-behind victory against Issaquah. The Eagles held a 2-0 lead through the first five innings.

Brielle Bray and Molly Nelson each had two hits for the Eagles. Issaquah pitcher Mikenzie Voves had eight strikeouts.

Eastlake broke up a tight game with four runs in the fifth inning to beat Skyline.

Lauren Wolfe had three hits to lead Skyline.

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