Issaquah High School baseball season ends

May 10, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 2 p.m. May 10, 2011

The Issaquah High School baseball season came to an end Monday when the Eagles lost to Redmond 15-3 in a loser-out 4A KingCo Conference game at Woodinville High School.

Issaquah finished the season with an 8-14 record.

Redmond knocked out Issaquah starting pitcher Andrew Kemmerer in the third inning when the Mustangs scored six runs to go ahead 7-0.

The Mustangs, who were regarded as one of the favorites for the KingCo title this year, had 13 hits, two that were home runs. Patrick McGrath, who had one of the home runs, drove in five runs. Nick Rothermel hit the other home run.

Jake Bakamus had two hits and drove in a run for Issaquah.

The Eagles had their youngest team in 18 years under coach Rob Reese. Issaquah had just three seniors on the roster. With most of the starters and all of the pitchers returning, the Eagles have high hopes for the 2012 season.

One of the highlights for Issaquah came early this season came when Reese picked up his 300th career victory.

Redmond plays Skyline at 4 p.m. Tuesday in a loser-out game. The winner of the contest will meet either Woodinville or Inglemoor on Thursday to determine KingCo’s No. 3 berth. The KingCo No. 3 team will meet the Western Conference’s No. 3 team in a playoff for a state regional berth.

Skyline fell to Newport 10-1 Monday. Newport pitcher Cole Wiper tossed a three-hitter and struck out seven batters.

Newport plays Bothell at 7 p.m. Thursday to determine KingCo’s No. 1 and No. 2 berths. Both teams advance to the state regionals.

Liberty golfers fourth at medalist tournament

The Liberty High School girls golf team finished fourth Monday at the 3A/2A KingCo Conference medalist tournament at the Snohomish Golf Course. Liberty had 499 strokes.

Mercer Island won the team title with 404 strokes. The Islanders had the top three individual placers.

Krysta Dawson was Liberty’s top placer, finishing seventh with a 92.

Skyline lacrosse falls to Lake Washington

The Skyline High School boys lacrosse club lost to Lake Washington 12-7 Monday in a Washington Lacrosse Association Division I contest. Ryan Benz had four goals to lead Skyline.

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