August 28, 2012
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.”
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.
August 21, 2012
NEW — 10 a.m. Aug. 21, 2012
The Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club defeated New Orleans 10-6 on Monday, launching them into the championship round of the American Legion World Series in Shelby N.C.
Jacob Rosen was the winning pitcher, going four and two-thirds innings giving up only two runs on seven hits. Lakeside took an early lead and piled on in the later innings taking advantage of some wild New Orleans pitching.
Right fielder Andrew Kemmerer and second basemen Jake Bakamus each came off the bench with three RBI.
Lakeside will face Brooklawn, N.J., Tuesday at 2 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time. Lakeside’s only loss in the World Series came at the hands of Brooklawn on Sunday, when they lost 3-2 in 10 innings.
July 31, 2012
Frank Lawhead, head coach of the Lakeside Recovery 15U team, knows that baseball is a game of failure. After going 29-12 entering the Lee Johnson Tournament July 25-29, his team was ready for a challenge.
“We were playing in an older tournament with some better competition,” Lawhead said.
Lawhead’s team went 1-4, winning their last game in the tournament, 5-3, against Showtime. Despite the rough time over the weekend, Lawhead said he knows it was a good experience for his kids.
“For them to see what they have to do next year is important,” he said. “We’ve done that several times this year, we played in a 16-17-year-old tournament and we did a little bit better there. We’re just trying to get them to understand that when they get to high school there is no age limit, they’re competing against 16-, 17- and 18-year-old kids.
July 17, 2012
Lakeside Recovery catcher Jim Sinatro squatted down behind the plate July 14 at Bannerwood Field. As pitcher Brandon Mahovlich peered in for the sign, Sinatro extended only his index finger.
July 3, 2012
When they’re hot, they’re hot. When they’re not, they’re not.
And after June 30’s 13-1 routing of Prep Sportswear’s ball club at Bothell High School, the Lakeside Recovery team proved just that.
Lakeside coach Rob Reese said that kind of winning margin — the team has scored at least seven runs in 10 of the team’s 14 wins this season — is not uncommon for this year’s team.
“Offensively, we’re kind of contagious,” he said. “We can be hit and miss offensively, though. When we do hit, everyone hits. When we don’t hit well, nobody hits well.”
August 9, 2011
The Lakeside Recovery 17U baseball team lost a showdown with District II rival Woodinville, 9-7, Aug. 7 in the state AA American Legion championship game at Spokane’s Gonzaga Prep.
Lakeside Recovery held a 7-3 lead through six innings, but Woodinville rallied behind home runs from Matt Laitala and Caleb Hamilton.
The Falcons scored four runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat Lakeside Recovery. Matt Laitala supplied the big blow with a three-run home run that put Woodinville ahead, 8-7. Caleb Hamilton followed with a solo shot.
Daniel Rawlings, of Issaquah High School, had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run to lead Lakeside Recovery. Patrick Harrod, of Skyline, had one hit and scored twice.
August 9, 2011
The Lakeside Recovery baseball program has scheduled tryouts for its 2012 teams.
Tryouts for 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.
August 5, 2011
NEW — 4:45 p.m. Aug. 5, 2011
David McIlvaine, of Issaquah High, drilled a three-run triple in the sixth inning to highlight a four-run rally to help the Lakeside Recovery 17U baseball team defeat Kennewick 14-9 Friday in a loser-out game at the state AA American Legion tournament in Spokane.
Lakeside Recovery, 42-19 on the season, plays either Burlington or Gonzaga Prep in another crucial game Saturday at Gonzaga Prep in the 16-team tournament.
McIlvaine had two hits, four runs batted in and scored three runs for Lakeside Recovery, which bounced back from a 5-4 defeat to Burlington on Thursday.
Daniel Rawlings, also of Issaquah High, had a single, scored two runs and stole two bases for Lakeside Recovery.
Lakeside Recovery led 10-2 going into the top of the sixth inning when Kennewick scored four times to make the contest closer. However, Lakeside Recovery put the contest away by answering with four runs in the bottom half of the inning.
August 5, 2011
NEW — 11:30 a.m. Aug. 5, 2011
The Lakeside Recovery 17U baseball team suffered its first loss in the state AA American Legion tournament Thursday, losing to Burlington 5-4 in the winners’ bracket game at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane.
Lakeside Recovery plays Kennewick at 1 p.m. Friday in a loser-out contest.
Daniel Rawlings, of Issaquah High School, had two hits, drove in a run and scored a run for Lakeside Recovery.
Lakeside Recovery led 4-0 going into the bottom of the fourth inning when Burlington scored four times to tie the game. Burlington tallied the winning run in the fifth inning.