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.
August 4, 2011
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.
August 2, 2011
When Mark Thorpe was assembling his Lakeside Recovery 17-U baseball team, he had a hunch it was state-tournament caliber. Thorpe’s hunch proved accurate.
The Lakeside Recovery 17-U team is playing in the American Legion AA state tournament this week at Gonzaga Prep in Spokane. The club opened tournament play Aug. 2 against Mead.
Classified as the Lakeside Recovery Baseball Club’s junior team, the 17-U group has had an amazing season to date. The team, mostly Issaquah and Newport high school players, entered the state tournament with a 39-18 record. Lakeside Recovery 17-U won the District II Divisional tournament last week at Bannerwood.
In the title game, Lakeside Recovery 17-U defeated the Renton Cannons, a team composed of Liberty High School players, 6-3. The Cannons, who surprised Woodinville, 10-6, in a consolation game, also qualified for state but decided not to participate because the team did not have enough players. Woodinville replaced the Cannons as the District II No. 2 team.
Lakeside Recovery 17-U opened the district tournament July 26 with a 15-5 rout of Bellevue Legion. Then on July 27, Lakeside Recovery 17-U edged Woodinville, 4-3, in an eight-inning battle.
July 28, 2011
NEW — 11:30 a.m. July 28, 2011
The Lakeside Recovery U-17 baseball team and the Renton Cannons are headed for the AA state American Legion baseball tournament Aug. 2-6 in Spokane.
Both teams were victorious Wednesday in second-round district tournament games at Bannerwood Park.
Lakeside, composed mostly of Issaquah and Newport high schools’ players, and the Cannons, composed of Liberty High players, meet at 4 p.m. Thursday in the district championship round.
Lakeside defeated Bellevue Legion 15-5 on Tuesday and edged Woodinville 4-3 on Wednesday.