Lakeside Recovery wins pair of tuneup matches

July 6, 2010

By Staff

Baseball Roundup

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team tuned up for this week’s Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament by posting two wins last week in the Curt Daniels Memorial Tournament in Portland, Ore.

Skyline High School’s Mike Smith was a key player for Lakeside Recovery in its two victories. He went 8-for-14 in the tournament, raising his season batting average to 3.67.

Smith had two hits and drove in four runs July 1, when Lakeside Recovery topped Mudville, 9-5. Reid Dilley and Kyle Goemmer, both from Newport, each had two hits for Lakeside Recovery. Issaquah High School graduate Shane Yarnell was the winning pitcher. Skyline grad Adrian Sampson worked the final two innings to earn the save.

Smith had three hits and drove in three runs July 3, when Lakeside Recovery topped Capital City 10-8. Issaquah graduate Spencer Rogers had three hits and knocked in two runs. Dan Spray, of Newport, had two hits and drove in a run for Lakeside Recovery. Brandon Mahovlich, of Issaquah, was the winning pitcher.

In its June 30 opener, Lakeside Recovery lost to the Vancouver Cardinals 11-4. Dan Altchech had two hits and drove in two runs. Spencer Rogers had two hits, and Smith smashed a home run.

In other games, Lakeside Recovery lost to Baden Baseball 11-0 and to the Spokane Dodgers 9-3. Smith had two hits in the game against Baden, and Dilley ripped a three-run home run in the loss to the Dodgers.

Lakeside Recovery is the host team for the Brandy Pugh Tournament, which showcases some of the state’s top Legion and select teams. Lakeside Recovery begins play at 8 p.m. July 7 against rival Honda of Bellevue at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.At 5 p.m. July 8, Lakeside Recovery meets the Twin City Titans. Other games are at 8 p.m. July 9 against the Vancouver Cardinals, at 8 a.m. July 10 against the Kennewick Bandits, both at Bannerwood, and at 2 p.m. July 11 against Pacific Tech Construction at Bellevue College.

The tournament starts at 2 p.m. July 7 with Chaffey playing the Bankers at Bellevue College. Other first-round games include the Spokane Dodgers playing the Seattle Stars at 5 p.m. at Bellevue College, and Taylor Baseball playing Baden at 5 p.m. at Bannerwood.

Games scheduled for July 8 include the Bankers playing the Spokane Dodgers at 2 p.m. at Bellevue College, the Vancouver Cardinals meeting Pacific Tech Construction at 2 p.m. at Bannerwood, Honda of Bellevue taking on the Kennewick Bandits at 5 p.m. at Bellevue College, and Taylor Baseball playing Chaffey at 8 p.m. at Bannerwood.

The tournament continues through July 12 with the finals set for 4 and 7 p.m. at Bannerwood.

This will be the third straight tournament for Lakeside Recovery, which finished third last month in the Southern California Best of the West Tournament in San Diego.

Lakeside Recovery edged the San Diego Gamers 3-2 June 25, topped the San Diego Dirtbags 7-3 June 26, and downed Team San Diego 6-1 June 27.

In the victory against the Gamers, Yarnell gave Lakeside Recovery a strong pitching effort as he struck out six and didn’t walk a batter in tossing a complete game. Mahovlich and Skyline’s Jim Sinatro each drove in a run for Lakeside Recovery.

Rogers’ pitching and hitting helped Lakeside Recovery beat the Dirtbags. Rogers pitched the first four innings before getting relieved by Sampson, who threw two scoreless innings. Rogers had two hits and Skyline graduate Sean Penberthy had two hits to lead Lakeside Recovery.

In the victory against Team San Diego, pitcher Matt Houser, of Issaquah, threw a complete game and struck out four hitters. Rogers had two hits, one a three-run home run, and Mahovlich had two hits for Lakeside Recovery.

In a game to enter the championship round, Lakeside Recovery lost to the Arroyo Seco Saints, of California, 5-4.

Spartan club takes second

The Spartan Baseball Club’s 12-year-old Green team finished second recently in the Baseball on the Plateau Tournament at Issaquah’s Dodd Field. The Spartans defeated teams from Gig Harbor, Kenmore and Seattle before losing to Baden in the title game.

Danny Sinatro, Conner Knutson, Tommy Swinscoe and Cameron Hill each hit home runs for the Spartans. The second-place finish qualified the team for the Baseball Players Association World Series, held later this summer in Snohomish County.

The Spartans also finished second last month in another BPA tournament. The club defeated teams from Bellevue, Mukilteo and Mercer Island before losing to Auburn in the title game.

Individual standouts included Christopher Mogg, who went 3-for-6 and scored three runs; Braden Ahlemeyer, who went 4-for-9 with a home run and five runs batted in; Swinscoe, who went 3-for-6; and Daniel Lew, who went 4-for-6. Pitching-wise, Ahlemeyer had three shutout innings; Swinscoe had five shutout innings, two wins and a save; and Lew allowed just one run in four and two-thirds innings.

Issaquah 10-11 team wins opener

Blake Berger was the winning pitcher July 3, when the Issaquah All-stars defeated Bellevue East 2-0 in the first round of the District 9 Little League baseball tournament for 10-11-year-olds at South Mercer Island Park.

Sam Jones and Brendan Bayron each had two hits for Issaquah.

In other action, Henry McRae, Ben Smith and Alex Diegel each had two hits as Sammamish American walloped Sno-Valley North 11-0. Will Bienford had three hits, two that were home runs, as Eastlake downed Sammamish National 12-15. Zack VanderHook had three hits, one a home run, for Eastlake. Bradley Kim and Brett Oss each had two hits for Sammamish American.

Issaquah, Sammamish National and Eastlake each lost their openers in the 9-10 baseball tournament at Redmond’s Hartman Park. Redmond North nipped Issaquah 8-1 and Kirkland National topped Eastlake 7-5. Bellevue West defeated Sammamish National 8-1.

The major baseball tournament begins July 10 at Everest Park in Kirkland. In the first round, Issaquah plays Redmond North at 9 a.m., Sammamish National faces Eastlake at noon and Sammamish American takes on Snoqualmie Valley at 3 p.m.

In the 9-10 District 9 softball tournament at Big Finn Park in Kirkland, the Sammamish/ Issaquah all-stars whipped Sno-Valley North 15-5 July 3 in the first round. Natalie King was the winning pitcher. King struck out 11 batters and helped her cause by rapping out two hits. Kendall Kauzlarih had three hits for Sammamish-Issaquah, which plays Falls at 6 p.m. July 8.

Eastlake downed Bellevue Thunderbird/Mercer Island 13-3 July 3 in the first round of the 10-11 softball tournament at Centennial Park in Snoqualmie. Winning pitcher Julie Graf had 12 strikeouts. She also went 3-for-4. Trynne Lillyskare had four hits and Maddie Nelson three hits for Eastlake.

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