Lakeside Recovery 17U baseball team wins again

August 4, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 10:15 a.m. Aug. 4, 2011

The Lakeside Recovery 17U baseball team exploded for four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning Wednesday en route to an 8-6 victory against the Gonzaga Prep Bulldogs in the state AA American Legion Tournament in Spokane.

Curtis Kojima, James Ferris, Patrick Harrod and Frazier Krall each had two hits for Lakeside Recovery, which is 2-0 in the tournament. Lakeside Recovery played Burlington on Thursday in the winners’ bracket at Gonzaga Prep.

Pitcher Jacob Chinery went the distance for Lakeside Recovery. He struck out nine batters.

Lakeside Recovery, 41-18 on the season, scored twice in the first inning and then plated single runs in the second and third innings. The team then put the contest away with the four-run fourth.

On Tuesday, Lakeside Recovery scored three times each in the fifth and sixth innings as it defeated the Mead Panthers 6-2 in the opening round of the 16-team tournament. The tournament has two brackets with eight teams at University High School and the other eight at Gonzaga Prep.

David McIlvaine, of Issaquah High School, had two hits and scored two runs in Lakeside Recovery’s victory against Mead. Chinery and Ferris, both of Newport, each had two hits. Winning pitcher Levi Novak, of Newport, pitched a complete game and struck out nine.

Wickswat continues hot pitching

Matt Wickswat, a former Issaquah High School standout, has provided the Winston-Salem, N.C., Dash with some hot pitching of late. Wickswat, a lefthander, picked up his fifth straight victory July 30 when the Dash defeated Myrtle Beach, S.C., 6-1 in a Class A Carolina League contest.

Wickswat, 5-1 on the season, struck out seven batters.

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