Lakeside Recovery wins American Legion baseball state title

July 29, 2015

NEW — 3:55 p.m. July 29, 2015

Lakeside Recovery scored the first seven runs and held off a late rally to win the Senior American Legion state baseball championship July 28 in Bellingham. Read more

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Lakeside zeroes in on American Legion baseball regionals

July 29, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. July 29, 2015

Lakeside Recovery won its first three games at the Senior American Legion state tournament, putting the team in prime position to earn a berth at next week’s regional championships.

Lakeside Recovery (32-15) was scheduled to face the Kennewick Outlaws on July 27, after press time, with a win putting the group of Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high school players in the July 28 state title game at Bellingham’s Joe Martin Field.

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Lakeside Recovery rides momentum to state

July 16, 2015

Good baseball teams know successful seasons don’t happen simply by beating lesser teams — they challenge themselves against opponents who are older, wiser and more talented.

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery’s Alec Cordova hits during the fourth inning of a July 9 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game against the Kirkland Merchants at Issaquah High School. Kirkland won, 6-0.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery’s Alec Cordova hits during the fourth inning of a July 9 Senior Babe Ruth baseball game against the Kirkland Merchants at Issaquah High School. Kirkland won, 6-0.

That’s the philosophy the Lakeside Recovery Senior Babe Ruth squad follows, and they hope their difficult schedule will put them in prime position to win the most important games of the 2015 season.

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Lakeside Recovery’s complete effort nets seventh straight win

July 2, 2015

In pursuit of its seventh straight win, the Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team didn’t waste much time putting its opponent in a deep hole.

Bolstered by a five-run second inning, Lakeside Recovery went on to beat Juanita Boyz, 11-0, in a Northwest League game June 23 at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland.

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Lakeside Recovery continues hot start

June 25, 2015

The Lakeside Recovery Senior American Legion baseball team kept rolling last week, and sits in first place in the Northwest Division after a five-game winning streak.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of players at Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high schools — finished the week June 21 with a 3-1 victory over Bellevue-Phiten at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Lakeside improved its record to 15-5 overall, 14-1 in division play.

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Lakeside Recovery’s season ends at Legion district tournament

July 22, 2014

Lakeside Recovery had a largely successful regular season of Double-A American Legion baseball, but the end came surprisingly quick at last week’s Area 1 South District tournament.

Lakeside Recovery — comprised of 17-and-under players from Skyline, Issaquah and Newport high schools — opened the tourney with an 11-1 loss to Juanita, and didn’t find its groove in the next game either, suffering a season-ending 5-1 loss to the Monroe Legends on July 17 at Eastlake High School.

By Neil Pierson Lakeside Recovery pitcher Jack Rooney keeps his team in the game for five innings.

By Neil Pierson
Lakeside Recovery pitcher Jack Rooney keeps his team in the game for five innings.

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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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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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Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club earns third in American Legion World Series

August 28, 2012

Brandon Mahovlich, Lakeside Recovery pitcher, throws against Pacific Tech Construction July 14 at Bannerwood Park during the regular season Brandy Pugh Memorial Tournament. By Greg Farrar

The Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club only lost two games in the American Legion World Series in Shelby, N.C., both to the same pitcher. Genetically, that is.

Brooklawn’s twin phenoms Casey and Cody Brown held Lakeside in check in the two games, limiting the Bellevue team to two runs in their first meeting Aug. 19, and only three runs in the Aug. 21 semifinal game. Both games were one-run affairs.

“We ran into a tough left-hander, and they got the big hit when they needed it with two outs,” Lakeside head coach Rob Reese said. “We got our chances in the eighth inning and we only got one out of it. There’s not much room for error when you get to that level. You have to take advantage of your opportunities and we had a couple shots, but we just didn’t get it that day.”

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Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club nears national title

August 21, 2012

With only two games standing between them and an American Legion World Series title, Rob Reese’s Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club will find out if it has what it takes to bring the hardware home.

After going undefeated in the Senior Legion State Tournament in Selah, the team packed it up and went to Billings, Mont., to participate in the Senior Legion Regional Tournament.

It was there where the players’ offense came alive — they scored an average of 9.8 runs a game, losing only one game to Idaho Falls, by a score of 6-3.

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