Eagles blank Woodinville

May 11, 2010

Issaquah pitcher Spencer Rogers struck out nine batters as he blanked Woodinville. Rogers also singled in a run in the Eagles’ three-run sixth inning.

Ben Rosellini had two hits and knocked in a run for the Eagles, who ended the regular season in a tie with Redmond for first place in the Crest Division.

However, since Redmond swept the season series with Issaquah, the Mustangs advanced to the KingCo tournament as the top-seeded team.

Redmond scored twice in the top of the seventh inning May 4 to defeat Issaquah 3-1,

Redmond took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning, but Issaquah tied the score in the bottom of the sixth.

The Mustangs got a strong pitching performance from Zach Abbruzza, who held the Eagles to three hits. Issaquah pitcher Shane Yarnell, who suffered his first loss of the season after registering seven victories, also pitched well.

Issaquah Eagles baseball team finishes second

May 5, 2010

NEW — 11:01 a.m. May 5, 2010

Redmond scored twice in the top of the seventh inning Tuesday to defeat the Issaquah HIgh School baseball team 3-1 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest.

The two teams finished the regular season in a tie for first place in the Crest Division with 12-4 records. However, because Redmond swept the season series between the two teams, the Mustangs will enter the KingCo tournament as the Crest Division’s top seed. Issaquah will enter the tournament as Crest Division No. 2. The tournament starts Saturday at Woodinville High School.

Redmond took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning but Issaquah tied the score in the bottom of the sixth.

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Eagles win three, take division lead

May 4, 2010

Spencer Rogers throws no hitter

Mike Paulson, Issaquah senior pitcher, delivers to a Skyline batter April 28, striking out six during the Eagles' 6-2 victory. By Christopher Huber

The key for the Issaquah High School baseball team, going into its April 28 match-up against Skyline, was to score early and often against the recently hot Spartans team.

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Pair of wins gives Issaquah share of division lead

April 27, 2010

There is getting to be a traffic jam for the top spot in the 4A KingCo Conference Crest Division baseball standings.

Issaquah, winning two games last week, improved its league record to 9-3 and moved into a tie with Redmond for first place. Newport is close behind at 8-3.

The Eagles, who play at Skyline High School on April 28, meet the other two top contenders in their last games of the season. Issaquah plays at Newport at 4 p.m. April 30 and concludes its regular season at home against Redmond at 3:45 p.m. May 4.

Last week, Issaquah defeated host Woodinville 5-1 April 20 and downed visiting Garfield 8-2 April 23.

In the contest with Woodinville, Issaquah scored a run in the top of the fifth to break a 1-1 tie and added three more runs in the sixth inning. Winning pitcher Shane Yarnell struck out six as he went to 6-0 on the season. Jake Bakamus had two hits and Devin O’Donnell had two RBIs for Issaquah.

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Issaquah Eagles baseball team takes over first

April 27, 2010

NEW — 3:25 p.m. April 27, 2010

The Issaquah High School baseball team sits alone in first place of the Crest Division today after walloping Eastlake 11-1 on Monday in a five-inning 4A KingCo Conference contest.

Issaquah’s bats matched the steady rain that fell throughout the game. The Eagles, 10-3, pounded out 13 hits.

Spencer Rogers led Issaquah with three hits. He also drove in a run. Devin O’Donnell and pitcher Shane Yarnell each had two hits and two RBIs. Mike Paulson and Grant Gellatly each had two hits.

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Patriots win battle of conference leaders

April 20, 2010

Pitcher John McLeod tossed a two-hitter and also drove in two runs April 16 as the Liberty High School baseball team downed Mercer Island 6-2 in a showdown of 3A/2A KingCo Conference leaders.

Liberty, 10-1, took over first place. The teams entered the game tied for first.

Mercer Island scored twice in the bottom of the first inning, but Liberty tied the score in the top of the third. The Patriots tallied three runs in the fifth inning to take the lead for good.

Troy Colyer, Nick Hart and Cameron Talley each had two hits for Liberty.

Grant Gellatly, Issaquah senior shortstop, throws to convert a double play to retire the side during the third inning against Lake Washington, in a 12-2, five-inning contest. By Greg Farrar

The victory was the third of the week for Liberty. The Patriots edged Interlake 8-7 April 12 and nipped the Saints again 6-5 April 14.

In the April 14 game, Liberty scored twice in the bottom of the fifth inning to overcome a one-run deficit.

Troy Askins had three hits and drove in two runs for Liberty. McLeod added three hits and Peter Wiggum had two hits.

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Baseball Roundup

April 13, 2010

The Issaquah High School baseball team had timely hitting, strong pitching and clutch performances last week as the Eagles won three games.

Issaquah opened the week April 6 with a 4-0 4A KingCo Conference victory against visiting Roosevelt. Pitcher Shane Yarnell tossed a one-hitter and struck out five. He also had two hits. Ben Rosellini had two hits and drove in a run for the Eagles.

On April 8, the Eagles walloped host Ballard 13-1 at Whitman Middle School Field in Seattle. Winning pitcher Spencer Rogers struck out nine and scattered three hits. He also had two hits and drove in two runs. Conner Young had two hits, one a home run, and drove in two runs. Mike Paulson also had two hits and knocked in three runs.

The Eagles capped their week with a dramatic 11-8 nonleague victory against Kentridge on April 10 at Safeco Field. Paulson picked up his first save by stopping a Kentridge threat in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Chargers had the tying run at the plate when Paulson went to the mound, but he retired two straight hitters to end the game.

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Issaquah High School Eagles belt Bothell

April 13, 2010

NEW — 12:08 p.m. April 13, 2010

The Issaquah High School baseball team pounded out 12 hits April 12 as the Eagles belted visiting Bothell 11-4 in a 4A KingCo Conference game.

Grant Gellatly, Mike Paulson and Ben Rosellini each had two hits for Issaquah. Paulson, Spencer Rogers, Devin O’Donnell and Conner Young each drove in two runs for the Eagles, who are 10-2 on the season.

Winning pitcher Shane Yarnell, 5-0, struck out seven and didn’t walk a batter.

The Eagles are 6-2 in league play, a game out of first place in the Crest Division.

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Eagles start baseball season with 6-2 win over Highlanders

March 23, 2010

Grant Gellatly, Issaquah senior shortstop, rounds second base to third on a fifth-inning single by Devin O’Donnell. Both then scored against Hazen on a two-out RBI double by senior pitcher Shane Yarnell. By Greg Farra

After three hitless innings by both teams to start the game, the Issaquah High School baseball team rallied to defeat Hazen 6-2 at home March 17 to start the season.

Issaquah’s offense caught fire in the bottom of the fourth inning, and the rally began with Marcus Gaan being hit by a pitch followed by a run-scoring double by Spencer Rogers. Next, Devin O’Donnell was walked, and Shane Yarnell drove O’Donnell in with a double.

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