Issaquah grad earns first win

July 26, 2011

By Staff

Former Issaquah High School pitcher Matt Wickswat, who is playing for the Winston-Salem Dash in the Class A Carolina League, recorded his first victory of the season July 8 by blanking Myrtle Beach 5-0 in a rain-shortened home contest in front of a sellout crowd of 6,673.

The contest was stopped in the bottom of the eighth because of rain.

Wickswat, in his second start with Winston-Salem, cruised through the Myrtle Beach lineup. After allowing a one-out double in the second inning, the lefthander retired 15 straight batters. He finished with a two-hitter and five strikeouts.

Wickswat followed with a 6-3 victory against Lynchburg on July 14.

He was also selected Carolina League Pitcher of the Week for the week ending July 10.

On July 19, Wickswat improved his record to 3-1 when the Dash defeated Kingston 11-6.

Local athletes in Junior Olympics

Joshua Gordon, of Liberty High, and Jorrell Dorsey, of Issaquah, will compete in the long jump and triple jump at the Junior Olympic National Championships July 28-31 in Wichita, Kan.

Gordon won the long jump at the 3A state championships in May. Dorsey placed in both the long jump at triple jump in the 4A state championships.

Free fly casting clinic set at Beaver Lake

The Trout Unlimited Bellevue-Issaquah chapter is holding a fly casting clinic from 5:30-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Beaver Lake Park pavilion. The clinic is free.

At the clinic beginning anglers may learn basic casting techniques while seasoned anglers can fine-tune their skills or learn new techniques from professional fly casters.

Anglers can bring their own gear or test new casting gear and systems.

Adrian Sampson selected for all-star game

Adrian Sampson, a former Skyline High School standout who is pitching for the Bellingham Bells this summer, was selected to the East Division squad for the West Coast League all-star game July 26 in Corvallis, Ore.

Sampson, who played for Bellevue College last spring, has a 4-2 record with a 0.84 earned run average. He has 58 strikeouts in 53.1 innings.

Mercer Island athlete first at TriRock

Eddie Switaj, of Mercer Island, finished first in the TriRock-Seattle July 17 at Lake Sammamish State Park.

Switaj completed the Olympic triathlon course in 1 hour, 54 minutes, 28 seconds.

Switaj, a former collegiate and high school swimmer, blew through the 1,500-meter swimming portion of the race in 17:56 to build up an early lead. Earlier this season, he finished first in the Blue Lake Olympic Triathlon in Oregon.

Drew Magill, of Sammamish, finished fourth in the TriRock-Seattle in 2:00.18.

Rosalyn Rombauer, of Normandy Park, was the first-place female finisher. She was 16th overall in 2:08:47.

Lakeside schedules tryouts

The Lakeside Recovery baseball program has scheduled tryouts for its 2012 teams.

Tryouts for the 14-and-under Sandy Koufax team are from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 8 at Skyline High School. Tryouts for the 15-and-under A American Legion team are from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Skyline. The 13-and-under Sandy Koufax tryouts are from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 10 at Skyline.

Tryouts for the 16-18 AAA American Senior American Legion, 18-and-under Babe Ruth and AA American Legion teams are from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 11-12 at Newport High School.

Makeups for all ages are from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Newport.

Call 444-4747 for information.

Issaquah football golf tourney Aug. 12

The Issaquah High School football program holds a golf tournament Aug. 12 at the Lake Wilderness Golf Course in Maple Valley. Participating in the event will be Issaquah football coaches, alumni, former football players, parents of current players, local businessmen, and friends of Issaquah football.

The tournament features a four-man scrabble and begins with a shotgun start at 1 p.m. Proceeds will fund student athlete scholarships, the purchase of new uniforms, the refurbishment and safety certification of all helmets, the acquisition of additional equipment, video analysis software and hardware, and coaching staff professional training.

Call Mark Tiernan at 206-660-4952 for more information.

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