Issaquah softball rolls to second consecutive win

April 21, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 12:15 p.m. April 21, 2011

The Issaquah High School softball team erupted for four runs in the bottom of the second inning Tuesday as the Eagles defeated visiting Inglemoor 6-4 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Heather Benjamin led Issaquah with three hits. The victory was the second in a row for Issaquah.

The Eagles also defeated host Bothell 7-3 Monday. Issaquah scored four times in the top of the fifth inning to break open the contest. Benjamin again led the Eagles with two hits and four runs batted in. Winning pitcher Brielle Bray struck out six batters.

In other action, Skyline lost to visiting Woodinville 13-2. The day before, Skyline whipped Roosevelt 13-7. Anya Kamber went 6-for-6 for Skyline and drove in two runs. Lindsey Nicholson had two hits and drove in a run. Megan Burns was the winning pitcher for Skyline.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty walloped visiting Mercer Island 14-2 April 19. Taylor Wiek had three hits to lead Liberty. Marissa Jeffers contributed two hits and three runs batted in, and Jenn Rucker had two hits and two RBIs for the Patriots. Liberty scored 11 times in the bottom of the second inning.

Issaquah baseball moves into third place

The Issaquah High School baseball team took over sole ownership of third place in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division on Tuesday, when the Eagles defeated host Woodinville 4-3 in an eight-inning battle.

Issaquah scored twice in the top of the eighth inning to win the contest and improve its league record to 5-4. Ethan Kalin doubled in Andrew Kemmerer to break a 2-2 tie in the eighth inning. Ben Rosellini then followed with a double that drove in Kalin with the winning run.

The Eagles took a 2-0 lead in the top of the second inning on a run-scoring single by Blake Miller and a sacrifice fly by Jake Bakamus.

Brandon Mahovlich pitched the first five innings for Issaquah. He struck out eight and surrendered one earned run. Reliever Cole Westover finished on the mound for the Eagles and earned his second victory of the season.

In other action, Skyline lost to Bothell 8-0. Bothell pitcher Brian McAfee tossed a one-hitter.

Liberty golfers swing by Sammamish

The Liberty High School girls golf team, paced by Alex Duvall’s 45, defeated visiting Sammamish 249-290 Tuesday at the Maplewood Golf Course. Duvall was medalist for the match. Molly Culwell, Krysta Dawson, Tori Braunston and Rachel Heflin all had 51s for the Patriots.

Issaquah golfers top Bothell

Elin Skaardal shot a 46 Wednesday to earn medalist honors and lead the Issaquah High School girls golf team to a 274-295 victory against host Bothell at the Wayne Golf Course. Morgan Young also had a 47 for Issaquah.

The Eagles lost to Redmond 208-274 April 18 at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course. Kelly Kennewick, of Redmond, was medalist with a 1-over-par 37. Young had the best round for Issaquah with a 49.

Skyline netters down Redmond

The Skyline High School girls tennis team spotted Redmond the first two singles matches before the Spartans rallied for a 5-3 4A KingCo Conference victory Wednesday. Jinny Choi got the Spartans on the comeback trail by winning the No. 3 singles match. Alyson Opitz and Molly Knutson, of Skyline, won the No. 1 doubles.

Liberty tennis whips Sammamish

The Liberty High School girls tennis team captured three of the singles matches April 19 en route to a 5-2 3A/2A KingCo Conference victory against host Sammamish.

Emmie Kellogg-Smith, Kristy Braunston and Jenny Adams each won the singles for Liberty. Audrey LaFraugh and Veronica Granger, of Liberty, won the No. 1 doubles with a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Chin Tang and Elle Kuzemanko.

Issaquah tennis bounces Woodinville

The Issaquah High School girls tennis team won both the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles matches Monday as the Eagles defeated Woodinville 5-2 in a 4A KingCo Conference match.

Dayna Bennett, of Issaquah, won the No. 1 singles with a 6-4, 6-3 victory against Cora Byers. Sam Garrard and Sabrina Norton took the No. 1 doubles by defeated Woodinville’s Hanna Wiser and Kelsey Hammond 6-0, 6-2.

Skyline lacrosse holds off Tacoma

Cannon Gardner and Andrew Hankey each scored four goals Wednesday as the Skyline High School boys lacrosse club defeated Tacoma 15-12 at Mount Tahoma High School.

Jack Pruitt contributed three goals, five assists and 10 groundballs for the Spartans. Goalkeeper Cory Larson had 20 saves.

Issaquah boys lacrosse tops Eastside Catholic

The Issaquah High School boys lacrosse club rallied from an early deficit Tuesday as the Eagles defeated host Eastside Catholic 14-8 in a Washington State Association Division I contest.

Kyle Decker scored two goals to spark Eastside Catholic to a 3-2 first quarter lead. However, Issaquah came back in the second period behind the scoring of Kevin Powers, who tallied two goals. Issaquah led 5-4 at halftime and went up 10-7 in the third period.

Powers finished the game with seven goals. Jake Fritz and Matt O’Neill each had two goals for Issaquah. Decker and Colin MacIlvennie each had two goals for Eastside Catholic.

Issaquah girls pound Tacoma

The Issaquah School District girls lacrosse team defeated host Tacoma 22-8 Wednesday at Mason Middle School. Katie Mincin had five goals and three assists to lead Issaquah. Haley MIncin contributed four goals. Emily Mincin, Sophie Schiefelbein and Brittany Hogan each had three goals.

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