Lakeside Recovery baseball hammers Cobras

July 21, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10 a.m. July 21, 2011

Mike Paulson, a former Issaquah High standout, and Dan Altchech, of Newport, each pounded out two hits to support the pitching of Travis Snider, of Skyline, Wednesday as the Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team hammered the Tacoma Cobras 12-0 in the a AAA Super Regional tournament game at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park.

Lakeside Recovery plays the Spokane Blue Devils at 4 p.m. Thursday with the winner advancing to the state tournament next week in Selah. The loser plays either the Kennewick Bandits or Cobras for a state tournament berth.

Altchech drove in three runs and Paulson, who played at Walla Walla Community College in the spring, knocked in one run. Snider pitched a complete game, striking out seven and not allowing a walk.

Lakeside Recovery scored 10 runs in the fifth inning.

The victory evened Lakeside Recovery’s record at 21-21.

 Local golfers advance to state

Several local golfers qualified for the Washington Junior Golf Association state tournament at the District 2 championship tournament Monday and Tuesday at the Mount Si Golf Club.

In the boys 16-17 division, Li Wang, of Sammamish, finished second with a two-day total of 148. Bryan Jung, an Issaquah High student, qualified for state by placing ninth with a 153.

In the boys 14-15 division, Spencer Weiss, of Eastlake, was third with a 149 and Brian Mogg, of Skyline, was fourth with a 152. Both are moving on to the state tournament, which is July 27-29 in Walla Walla.

In the girls 14-15 division, Jamie Midkiff, of Eastlake, and Mersadie Tallman, who will be a freshman at Issaquah this fall, both qualified for state. Midkiff placed third with a 168 and Tallman was fifth with a 174.

Maddie Nelson, of Sammamish, finished first in the girls 12-13 division with a 163.

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