Shorewood to play for State baseball title Saturday after 2-1 victory over No. 1 Camas Friday

Saturday, May 28, 2011

The Shorewood Thunderbirds are introduced at Cheney Stadium in the state 3A semi-finals.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore.

The Shorewood baseball team will play for the State 3A baseball title Saturday after a 2-1 victory Friday over previously undefeated and No. 1 ranked Camas Friday.
         
No. 2 ranked Shorewood takes a 24-2 record into a 4 p.m. championship game at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma against No. 5 Mt. Si, (21-3), a 3-2 winner over No. 9 Kamiakin of Kennewick.
         
Camas will play Kamiakin for third place at 10 a.m.

The game between Shorewood and Mt. Si will be followed at 7 p.m. by the 4A championship game between Jackson of Mill Creek and Bothell. Redmond and Richland meet for third at 1 p.m.
         
The Shorewood-Camas game was scoreless for five innings before Shorewood scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and Camas could add only one in the seventh and final inning. The Thunderbirds out-hit Camas, 10-3.
         
Our news partner, the Seattle Times said this about the Shorewood-Camas game:
            
“Riding Blake Snell's powerful left arm and Trevor Mitsui's sweet swing, second-ranked Shorewood did just enough to hand top-ranked Camas its first loss, 2-1, in the Class 3A semifinals at Cheney Stadium Friday morning.”
"’We've been looking forward to this since we started working out in the offseason,’ said Mitsui, who was 3 for 4 with two RBI."

The Times added this,
“Snell struck out three of the first four batters he faced and fanned 10 in a complete-game victory. He allowed three hits.”
            
Read the rest of the Times story here:

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