Lakeside hurlers toss no-hitter

June 14, 2011

By Staff

Connor Gilchrist, Aaron Sandefur and Andrew Kemmerer combined on a no-hitter June 11 as Lakeside Recovery’s Senior American Legion team blanked Garfield, 7-0, in the second game of a doubleheader.

Lakeside Recovery, 7-1 in league play and 7-4 overall, also won the opener, 11-1.

In the second game, Gilchrist was the starting pitcher and picked up his first victory of the season. The Skyline High School player worked the first three innings before getting relieved by Sandefur, of Newport. Sandefur pitched the next three innings. Kemmerer, of Issaquah, worked the seventh inning.

Nate Anderson, a Newport High School player, had three hits, one a home run, and knocked in three runs for Lakeside. Kemmerer had two hits and two RBIs.

In the opener, Lakeside scored 11 times in the bottom of the fifth inning to snap a two-game losing streak. Dan Altchech, a Newport graduate, had two hits and three RBIs to lead Lakeside.

Altchech capped the fifth inning with a home run. Wes Blackburn, of Skyline, had two hits and drove in a run. Winning pitcher Brandon Lundeberg, of Skyline, tossed a complete game, allowing two hits and striking out nine batters.

Lakeside Recovery dropped a tough nonleague game June 8 to Chaffey, 4-3, at the Husky Ballpark. Lakeside got a strong effort from pitcher Travis Snider, of Skyline, but poor defensive play cost the club, which made five errors.

Giants win Little League Majors title

The Giants defeated the Phillies, 16-2, June 11 at Beaver Lake to win the Sammamish Little League Majors Division championship.

Andrew Kats, the Giants pitcher, tossed a complete game and helped his own cause by pounding out two hits.

Ben Hagen had three hits to lead the Giants. Erik Soldenwagner and Bryce Smith each had two hits for the Giants.

Florida Marlins draft Skyline High School grad

Bellevue College pitcher Adrian Sampson, a former Skyline High School standout, was drafted by the Florida Marlins in the 16th round June 7 in the Major League amateur baseball draft.

Sampson, a freshman, was the 493rd player selected in the draft. He compiled a 5-2 record with 68 strikeouts in 54 innings and a 2.19 earned run average this spring. Opponents hit just .193 against him.

The right-hander helped the Bulldogs capture the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges Title. In the NWAACC Tournament, Sampson tossed a three-hitter and struck out 15 beating Lower Columbia, 3-0. He was selected to the all-tournament team. Sampson was also selected to the All-North Region team.

This summer, Sampson is pitching for the Bellingham Bells, a collegiate baseball team.

Sampson is the second member of his family to be drafted by a Major League team. The Philadelphia Phillies selected older brother Julian, also a Skyline graduate, in the 2007 draft. He pitched in the Phillies’ organization for four seasons.

Julian Sampson is currently pitching for the Brockton Rox in the independent Can-Am League.

Kasen Williams is in Sports Illustrated

Skyline High School standout Kasen Williams has picked up another honor. Williams, who will play football for the University of Washington next fall, is in the June 13 Sports Illustrated issue in the Faces in the Crowd section.

Williams was recognized for his accomplishments in track and field and football.

Last month, he swept the high jump (6-feet, 10 inches), long jump (24-5 1/4) and triple jump (50-9 1/4 for a state record) at the 4A state meet.

A wide receiver in football, he holds school records in receptions (236), receiving yards (4,161) and touchdowns (56), and he was named the Parade All-America player of the year.

Local athletes set school records

Devin Bennett, of Liberty High School, and Jason Hollaway, of Issaquah High School, set school records June 4 at the Border Duel Track and Field Meet at Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Ore.

Bennett finished second in the boys triple jump by going 44 feet, 10 inches. Hollaway took seventh in the boys pole vault by going 14-8.

Skyline High School’s Drew Matthews placed fifth in the 400 meters in 49.89 seconds and 13th in the 100 in 11.54.

Eva Perry, who won the girls 4A state title in the pole vault, finished third in the meet by going 10-8.

The meet featured top athletes from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Issaquah guard leads Quaker Summer Slam tournament

Issaquah High School guard Nick Price was the leading scorer in the recent Quaker Summer Slam basketball tournament.

Price averaged 22.8 points a game and was selected to the tournament’s all-star team.

It’s time to renew boat registration

Summer boating is right around the corner, and so is the deadline for renewing boat and watercraft registration decals.

All boat registrations in the state expire June 30.

Boat registrations can be renewed online or in person at a neighborhood vehicle licensing office. Those who renew in an office should copy the registration number from the bow of the boat and take that information with them.

Register online at

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