Mount Si High School’s baseball season has been a strong one, for sure, but one team this year has been very troublesome.
The Bothell Cougars, in the first meeting of the season between the teams at Bothell High School, handed the Wildcats a heartbreaking 2-1 extra-inning loss. Last night, once again, the Blue Train did just that, using some lucky bounces and timely hitting from one player to get it done.
A single in the ninth inning by Carson Ryder, whose single in the seventh scored two runs to tie the game at 4-4, scored Miles Jackson to give the Cougars the lead, and reliever Derek Lohr, under a lot of pressure with the tying run for Mount Si on third in the bottom of the frame, got Cody Perrine to pop out to foul territory to end it, helping Bothell hand the Wildcats a difficult 5-4 loss.
Mount Si opened the scoring in the fourth, with a single from Owen Roche scoring courtesy runner Alden Huschle, who was running for catcher Justin Lutz, to give the Wildcats a 1-0 lead. After Bothell scored twice in the top of the fifth to take the lead, Mount Si returned fire in the bottom of that frame with three runs. The tying run was scored on a bases-loaded fly out by Jimmy Boyce; a fielding error by Cougar catcher Austin Baek scored Matt Dolewski, who was on third, with that run. A single from Lutz then scored both Gavin Gorrell and Mason Marenco to give the Wildcats the lead 4-2.
Things changed in the seventh. Ryder’s single in that frame, which glanced off Perrine and into center field, scored Jackson and Michael Eizaguirre with the tying runs, both off reliever Nick Solomon.
After Ryder’s ninth inning go-ahead single, which also glanced off Mount Si players, specifically pitcher Collin Anderson, Lohr came out to pitch, and Roche welcomed him in by hitting a double. The MSHS junior, known, if you’ve been reading us lately, for his hockey success, advanced to third on a fly out by Reid Lutz. Perrine came to bat, and on a 1-2 count, hit the pop fly to behind home plate that was caught by the Bothell backup catcher, and the game ended with perhaps the most difficult loss of the season for this Wildcat team.
Ryder finished 2-4 with three RBI’s to lead Bothell, while Roche went 2-4 with his RBI to lead Mount Si. Anderson took the tough-luck loss in relief, allowing a run on two hits, striking out one in 2 1/3 innings.
With Woodinville’s stunning nine-inning loss to Issaquah (see below), Mount Si (11-3 Kingco, 15-3 overall) maintains a one-game lead for the Kingco regular season crown. They can win the whole thing tomorrow night under the lights by beating the second-place Falcons on their home field at Woodinville High School. Game time is 7:00 p.m., and look for Mount Si’s staff ace, Jimmy Boyce, to take the hill with everything on the line tomorrow night.
Bothell, with the win, moved to 9-6 on the season, 11-7 overall, and is in good shape to also make the Kingco postseason.
Seaman steps up again for Mount Si JV: Corey Seaman went 2-3 with a double and two runs scored to pace Mount Si’s JV to a 7-2 win over the Bothell JV at Bothell High School.
Spencer Marenco went 2-2 with a run scored and RBI to pace the Wildcats, and pitcher Garrett Stiller had a good outing, despite six walks and allowing two runs on six hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out four. Stiller earned the win.
Trent Carlin went 2-2 with a double to pace the Blue Train, while Josh Kim tripled as part of a 2-4 effort, also for BHS.
Davenport three-hitter sinks Lakewood
Just like his older brother Adam, who graduated last June, Cedarcrest High School sophomore Aaron Davenport knows how to dominate on the hill. Davenport fired a three-hitter, and struck out 13, to lead the Red Wolves to a 6-0 road win last night in Arlington over the Lakewood Cougars.
Blaine Wagner had two hits to lead the Red Wolves (10-6 Cascade, 10-8 overall), who moved into second place in the conference among 2A teams with the win . Peyton Miller, Josh Snyder and Luke Davis all had hits for the Cougars (2-13 Cascade, 3-13 overall).
The two teams finish the regular season tomorrow at CHS in Duvall. A win will lock up the second seed to the Northwest 2A District tournament for the Red Wolves.
Kingco 4A-Issaquah 5, Woodinville 4 (9): The heartbreaking loss for Mount Si last night was tempered greatly by Woodinville also losing in heartbreaking fashion, hurting their chances to take control of the league lead. Will Langan, on at third base with the winning run in the bottom of the ninth, scored that game-winner for purple and gold on a passed ball by the Falcons’ catcher on a pitch from reliever Reese Averill, sending the Eagles home happy with a huge home win at Issaquah High School. Kyle DeCamp and Jack Niggli both had two hits each for Issy (6-8 Kingco 4A, 8-10 overall), who kept their playoff hopes intact with the win. They and Eastlake are tied for the sixth and final Kingco playoff berth Jake Tilley went 3-4 with a double to lead the Falcons (10-4 Kingco, 13-5 overall), who meet Mount Si tomorrow night under the lights as noted earlier.
Kingco 4A-Skyline 4, Inglemoor 1: The Spartans’ Danny Sinatro went 2-4 with a double and two runs scored as Skyline (9-5 Kingco 4A, 12-6 overall) kept their postseason hopes well alive with the road win under the lights last night in Kenmore. Nick Hulett, Calvin Wood and Connor Knutson combined on a three-hitter, with Hulett getting the win on the mound for Sparty and Knutson getting a save. Inglemoor pitcher Jeremy Schoenfield went the distance, allowing all four Skyline runs, three earned, on 11 hits, walking two and striking out one. He aided the Vikings (1-13 Kingco, 3-14 overall) offensively going 1-3 with an RBI.
Kingco 4A-Eastlake 3, Redmond 0: Under the lights at Hartman Park in Redmond last night, the Wolves took the Redmond rivalry battle on the strength of a two-hitter from James Geiger; he walked three and struck out four to pace Eastlake (6-8 Kingco, 9-9 overall), who, as noted above, is tied with Issaquah for the sixth and final Kingco playoff spot. Nathan Mano went 2-4 with a run scored to aid the Wolves. Geiger out-dueled Mustangs starter Brendan Ecklebarger, who, like Geiger, went the distance, but allowed three runs, two earned, on four hits, striking out seven. Grant South and Nate Robinson had the hits for Redmond (7-8 Kingco, 9-9 overall).
Kingco 3A-Mercer Island 3, Bellevue 2: MI rallied from an early 2-0 hole with two sixth-inning runs to sink the visiting Wolverines under the lights on the island last night. And they did it despite only two hits – one each from Noah Hsue and Alex Shanks, but Shanks’ hit was a double, and he also drove in two to pace the Islanders (15-2 Kingco 3A, 15-3 overall), who are tied with Lake Washington at the top of the Kingco standings. Reagan Teegarden’s two-run homer in the first accounted for the scoring for Bellevue (6-11 Kingco, 7-12 overall). Peter Lopes went the distance on the mound for MI, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out four and earning the win.
Kingco 3A-Liberty 1, Juanita 0: LHS pitcher Adam Morrison outdueled his Rebel counterpart Jayson Schroeder in a classic battle last night at Liberty High School in Renton. Both pitchers went the distance, with Morrison allowing four hits and four walks, striking out one to get the win, while Schroeder allowed an unearned runs on two hits, walking one and striking out six to earn the tough-luck loss. Kai Alberghini and Torey Anderson had a hit each for Liberty (9-9 Kingco 3A, 9-10 overall), while Alex Olague, who reached base on an error, scored the game’s lone run in the second inning for the Patriots. Cody Wilson was 2-3 with a double to lead the Rebels (7-10 Kingco, 7-12 overall).
Kingco 3A-Lake Washington 8, Sammamish 2: Under the lights at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park, Kevin Nakahara tripled, scored a run and drove in two to pace LW (15-2 Kingco 3A, 17-2 overall), who remained tied for first place in Kingco 3A with the win. Paul Falco allowed a run on three hits to get the win on the mound for the Kangs. Nathan Aebi went 2-3 with a run to pace the Totems (0-17 Kingco, 1-19 overall).
Cascade-South Whidbey 3, King’s 0: Will Simms pitched a two-hitter to lead the Falcons (9-7 Cascade, 11-7 overall) to the road win under the lights in Seattle last night. Simms walked two and struck out five, and his performance was aided by a hit and run each from both Jared Eckert and Austin Sterba. Jackson Whitaker’s double led the Knights (5-11 Cascade, 6-12 overall). Like his counterpart Simms, King’s pitcher Jake Welch went the distance on the hill, allowing three runs, one earned, on five hits, walking three and striking out seven.