Sports update — Wednesday

March 24, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:06 a.m. March 24, 2010

Issaquah, Skyline win baseball openers

The Issaquah and Skyline high school baseball teams brought out the heavy artillery March 23 as they pounded out victories in their 4A KingCo Conference openers.

Issaquah walloped Garfield 16-2 at Bobby Morris Field in Seattle. Winning pitcher Shane Yarnell had two hits, one a home run, and drove in five runs. He also struck out eight batters in picking up his second victory of the season.

Ben Rosellini had three hits, one a home run, and drove in two runs for the Eagles. Grant Gellatly contributed three hits, Devin O’Donnell had two hits and Jake Bakamus hit two RBIs for Issaquah, 3-0 overall for the season.

Issaquah scored seven times in the top of the fourth inning. The contest was called after the fifth inning because of the mercy rule.

Skyline rocked Sammamish rival Eastlake 12-2 in a five-inning contest at Skyline. Sean Penberthy had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs to lead Skyline. Nate Litka had three hits and five RBIs, and Anthony DeMatteo had three hits and three RBIs for Skyline. The game was called in the fifth after Skyline scored three times to lead by 10 runs.

In other 4A KingCo action, it was Lake Washington 2, Ballard 0; Newport 4, Redmond 1; Inglemoor 4, Bothell 3; and Woodinville 12, Roosevelt 11.

Liberty golfers top Mount Si

Tori Braunston shot a 47 March 23 as she led the Liberty High School girls golf team to a 249-291 KingCo Conference victory against Mount Si at the Maplewood Golf Course.

Aspen Winegar also shot a 49 for Liberty. Mount Si’s Maggie Robinson was the medalist with a 46.

In other action, Skyline lost to Newport 223-260 at the Newcastle Golf Course. Ashley Young topped Skyline with a 46.

Skyline, Liberty netters victorious

The Skyline and Liberty high school girls tennis teams both recorded victories March 23 in KingCo Conference matches.

Skyline defeated Inglemoor 5-2. The Spartans lost the first two singles, but then bounced back to sweep the rest of the matches. Molly Knutson and Allyson Opitz, of Skyline, won the No. 1 doubles match by defeating McKayla Dean and Leanne Thim 6-1, 6-1.

Liberty edged Juanita 4-3. The Patriots won three of four singles matches and took the No. 1 doubles. Michelle Song and Maggie Locke, of Liberty, defeated Ashley Manzoni and Molly Ichikawa 6-4, 6-4 to win the No. 1 doubles.

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