Friday, May 27, 2011
|Blake Snell. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.|
The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association and our news partner, The Seattle Times, have named Shorewood pitcher Blake Snell the state Class 3A athlete of the week.
The Times noted that Snell, a senior, struck out 15 and allowed only a seventh-inning hit in a 3-0 shutout of West Seattle. He also went 3 for 4 in a win over Seattle Prep for a trip to the state semifinals.
The Times and the WIAA named male and female athletes of the week in each of the WIAA’s six enrollment classifications.
Snell and his Shorewood teammates take a No. 2 State ranking and 23-2 record into a State 3A semifinal game against undefeated No. 1 ranked Camas from Southwest Washington Friday at 10 a.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.
No. 5 ranked Mt. Si and No. 8 ranked Kamiakin of Kennewick meet in the second semifinal game, with the 4A semifinal games to follow.
Championship and third-place games in both classifications are Saturday.