Skyline High School baseball stuns Redmond

April 27, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:45 a.m. April 27, 2011

The Skyline High School baseball team posted one of the biggest upsets of the season in the 4A KingCo Conference on Tuesday when the Spartans stunned Redmond 4-3.

Redmond entered the contest as the first place team in the Crest Division.

With the game tied 3-3, Skyline scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Winning pitcher Travis Snider went the distance and held Redmond, a strong hitting team, to just four hits. Snider also struck out four batters.

Jimmy Sinatro and Snider each had two hits to lead the Spartans. Brandon Fisher, Jimmy Sinatro and Matt Sinatro each drove in runs for Skyline, which went to 6-5 in league play.

In other action, Eastlake surprised Issaquah 2-1. The victory was the first of the season in league play for Eastlake 1-10. Issaquah dropped to 6-6 and into fourth place in the Crest Division standings.

Liberty Patriots pummel Bellevue

The Liberty High School baseball team, which had struggled to score runs this season, erupted Monday as the host Patriots pummeled Bellevue 10-0 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference contest.

“We finally played a complete game,” Liberty coach Steve Darnell said.

Winning pitcher Izak Styksal scattered five hits. Scott Zerda, Mitch Askins and Garrett Hughes each had two hits for the Patriots.

Issaquah soccer blitzes Bothell

Michael Roberts and Alex Shane each scored two goals Tuesday as the Issaquah High School boys soccer team blitzed host Bothell 5-1 in a 4A KingCo Conference game in Pop Keeney Stadium.

Shane put the Eagles ahead with an unassisted goal at the third minute. Roberts, assisted by Shane, scored 10 minutes later as the Eagles went ahead for good.

Issaquah improved its league record to 5-2-1. The Eagles are three points out of first place.

In other action, Skyline dropped into a three-way tie for first place when the Spartans lost to Eastlake 1-0. Skyline, Eastlake and Garfield all are 6-1-1.

Sawyer Preston’s unassisted goal at the 70th minute enabled Eastlake to beat Skyline.

Eagles out-shoot Woodinville in golf

Elin Skaardal earned medalist honors Monday as she led the Issaquah High School girls golf team to a 256-315 victory against visiting Woodinville at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Skaardal shot a 46 to lead all players. Lauren Merdinyan had a 47 and Morgan Young a 49 for the Eagles.

Liberty golf team tops Bellevue

Molly Culwell and Alex Duvall each shot 48s Tuesday as they led the Liberty High School girls golf team to a 249-264 victory against host Bellevue at the Bellevue Municipal Golf Course.

Issaquah lacrosse wallops Northshore

Matt O’Neill scored five goals and had two assists Tuesday as he sparked the Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team to an 18-4 victory against visiting Northshore in a Washington High School Boys Lacrosse Division I contest.

Issaquah scored eight goals in the first quarter to take a commanding lead.

Freshman Julian Ritchie scored his first career goal and followed with two more to notch his first hat trick.

Jake Fritz scored four goals for the Eagles.

In other action, Skyline overwhelmed Lakeside 19-1. Cannon Gardner scored seven goals and had an assist for Skyline. Andrew Hankey added four goals and two assists.

Issaquah girls lacrosse whips competition

Haley Mincin scored four goals, Brittany Hogan and Sophie Schiefelbein each tallied three goals April 26 as the Issaquah School District girls lacrosse team whipped Holy Names 17-5.

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