Indians heading to Hawaii tournament

July 2, 2013

The Issaquah Indians 18U baseball team accepted an invitation to compete in the 2013 Hawaii World Series.

The team, comprised of Issaquah and Skyline high school students, will travel to the island of Oahu to compete in the July 16-21 tournament.

It is the last hurrah for the group, many of whom have played together since T-ball with Issaquah Little League.

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Baseball trio awarded $3,000 in scholarship

July 2, 2013

Baseball trio awarded $3,000 in scholarships

The Sammamish Little League has announced three recipients of this year’s Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship. They are Corbin Powers, of Skyline High School; Garrett Hughes, of Liberty High School; and Justin Vernia, of Issaquah High School.

The league’s scholarship committee awards a $1,000 scholarship each year to three graduating senior baseball players. The award recipients must have made a commitment to play baseball at the collegiate level, and demonstrated attributes that O’Connor did during his life.

O’Connor, a 1999 graduate of Issaquah, died at age 19 following an accident at his summer job. He played baseball for the Eagles and was well known in the community for his leadership and ability to motivate his peers and adults.

The Brock O’Connor Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in July 2000.

 

Kyle Gruber’s one-hitter keeps Lakeside Recovery rolling

June 18, 2013

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery’s Matt Sinatro fouls off a pitch during Lakeside Recovery’s 1-0 loss to Phiten Legion at Issaquah High School. Sinatro, a senior at Skyline High, will play collegiate baseball next year at the University of San Francisco.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery’s Matt Sinatro fouls off a pitch during Lakeside Recovery’s 1-0 loss to Phiten Legion at Issaquah High School. Sinatro, a senior at Skyline High, will play collegiate baseball next year at the University of San Francisco.

Kyle Gruber hasn’t played varsity baseball for Skyline High School yet, but if he keeps doing what he did June 13, coach Chris Tamminen won’t be able to hold him back.

Gruber needed only 75 pitches to throw a complete-game one-hitter, leading Lakeside Recovery to a 5-0 victory against the West Seattle Indians in a Double-A American Legion game at Skyline.

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Justin Vernia named All-State defensive MVP

June 18, 2013

Issaquah player almost missed the series, until luck called him up

YAKIMA — There was some interesting karma — or whatever you might want to call it — going on in the championship game of the All-State Baseball Series on June 9. Good manners translated into good deeds at the plate, and an unexpected turn of luck led to a stellar pitching display.

Odd things, big results.

By Lillian O’Rorke Justin Vernia (left), Issaquah High School senior, is safe on first base in a game April 10 against Redmond. He hit two doubles, scoring four runs in a 7-6 victory.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Justin Vernia (left), Issaquah High School senior, is safe on first base in a game April 10 against Redmond. He hit two doubles, scoring four runs in a 7-6 victory.

Marysville-Pilchuck’s Kyle Nobach and Issaquah’s Justin Vernia swept the individual awards, and led Team Baker’s stout pitching and defense to a 7-2 victory against Team Rainier in the title game of the annual senior all-star baseball weekend at Davis Field.

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Lakeside Recovery falls late to Phiten

June 11, 2013

Jake Rosen tosses five hitless innings in no decision

Jake Rosen had barely pitched since his Newport High School baseball team ended its season in late April, but that didn’t stop him from putting together a great outing June 6.

Rosen shut out Phiten Legion of Bellevue through five innings, but Phiten scored a run in the sixth off reliever Clayton Huber to top Lakeside Recovery, 1-0, in a Senior American Legion contest at Issaquah High School.

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery’s Jake Rosen pitches during the June 6 Senior American Legion baseball game against Phiten Legion at Issaquah High School. Rosen allowed three hits and no runs in five innings, but Lakeside Recovery lost, 1-0.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery’s Jake Rosen pitches during the June 6 Senior American Legion baseball game against Phiten Legion at Issaquah High School. Rosen allowed three hits and no runs in five innings, but Lakeside Recovery lost, 1-0.

Lakeside Recovery coach Rob Reese said he liked what he saw from Rosen, who allowed three hits and two walks with three strikeouts.

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Issaquah Indians baseball off to hot start

June 4, 2013

The Issaquah Indians 18-and-under baseball team began its 2013 summer season with nine straight wins.

The team will play a 50-game schedule in the American Senior Legion and Pony Palomino Baseball Leagues.

Many of the players have been playing together since T-ball with Issaquah Little League.

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Liberty limps into postseason

May 7, 2013

Darren Peterson (left), Liberty High School senior, gets the applause of Patriot parents in the fourth inning and celebrates the first of his two home runs against Mount Si by sharing a high-five with teammate Kyler Rose. Photo By Greg Farrar

Darren Peterson (left), Liberty High School senior, gets the applause of Patriot parents in the fourth inning and celebrates the first of his two home runs against Mount Si by sharing a high-five with teammate Kyler Rose. Photo By Greg Farrar

The Liberty High School baseball team scored six runs in its May 2 regular season loss to Mount Si, and senior Darren Peterson was responsible for all of them.

The Liberty first baseman had an impressive day at the plate, going 3-4 with two homeruns and six RBIs.

“It felt pretty good,” he said after the team’s regular season finale. “Yesterday, we had a nice batting practice that got us loose and ready for today’s game.”

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Sizzling Spartans

April 16, 2013

Skyline wins battle of division leaders in 1-0 win over Eastlake

By Lillian O’Rorke Corbin Powers, Skyline High School senior, pitches against Eastlake April 8, allowing just six hits with four strikeouts and one walk in six innings en route to a 1-0 Spartans win.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Corbin Powers, Skyline High School senior, pitches against Eastlake April 8, allowing just six hits with four strikeouts and one walk in six innings en route to a 1-0 Spartans win.

It wasn’t just a matchup of neighboring plateau baseball teams April 8. It was a battle between the leaders of KingCo’s two divisions when the Skyline Spartans edged out the Eastlake Wolves in a single-run game.

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Issaquah rallies to beat Redmond, 7-6

April 16, 2013

The Issaquah High School baseball team grabbed its fourth consecutive league-win April 10 when it came from behind at the bottom of the sixth inning to beat Redmond, 7-6.

“It was a good game,” said Justin Vernia, a senior at Issaquah High School. “The beginning was kind of slow. We weren’t all there. We weren’t very energetic, but as the game went on, we got more into it.”

By Lillian O’Rorke Justin Vernia, Issaquah High School senior, hits his 3-RBI double to take the lead in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind, 7-6 victory April 10 against Redmond.

By Lillian O’Rorke
Justin Vernia, Issaquah High School senior, hits his 3-RBI double to take the lead in the sixth inning for a come-from-behind, 7-6 victory April 10 against Redmond.

The Issaquah Eagles started the game off with one run in the bottom of the first, but didn’t score again for the next three innings. After knocking down two runs in the third, Redmond was ahead 2-1.

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Eastside Catholic is undefeated six games in

April 2, 2013

After winning the Metro League Championship and taking second in state last year, the Eastside Catholic baseball team is at it again this season, boasting a 6-0 record as of March 31.

“This is an amazing group of young men, both on and off the field,” coach Kyle Larsen wrote in an email. “These boys have an incredible work ethic and great team chemistry.”

Much of the team is still intact from last season with several returning seniors, including left-handed pitcher Alex Foley, of Issaquah. Foley was named first-team All-State last year and was the team’s winning pitcher in its latest game when Eastside Catholic beat Lakeside, 4-0, March 26. During that game, Foley pitched six innings and earned seven strikeouts.

 

 

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