Shorewood plays in state 3A baseball semifinals and finals after two victories Saturday

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Ian Oxnevad
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Shorewood's starting pitcher, Ian Oxnevad, throws a pitch in the Regional State Tournament at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue on Saturday. The Thunderbirds won their game with Lake Washington then went on to win over Auburn Mountainview in a later game that same day.

Photos by Wayne Pridemore, from Regional game with Lake Washington.

Shorewood will play in the state 3A baseball semifinals and finals Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, in Seattle after the Thunderbirds won their two regional games Saturday, May 23, in Bellevue.

Spencer Jacobs
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Shorewood's 3rd baseman, Spencer Jacobs, sets to field a line drive. Spencer threw out the runner to 1st base.

The T-birds will meet Central Kitsap at 7pm Friday at the Husky Ballpark in the second game of a semifinal double-header, with Bainbridge and Mercer Island playing in the first game at 4.

Arthur Pate
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Thunderbird shortstop, Arthur Pate, sets up to put the tag on the base runner at 2nd base.

Semifinal winners play for the championship Saturday at 7. Semifinal losers play for third place at 4.

 In the top of the 10th inning and with the score tied at 0 to 0
Shorewood puts on their rally caps.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

In regional games, Shorewood defeated Lake Washington 1-0 in five extra innings before the Thunderbirds topped Auburn Mountainview 7-4.

Senior Ian Oxenvad pitched 11 scoreless innings before the T-birds scored in the top of the 12th. Cole McKisson pitched the bottom of the 12th for the save; then he pitched the full seven innings of the victory over Mountainview.

Shorewood advances to State Tournament at the UW baseball stadium on May 29th at 1pm.

Max Wagner scores the only run
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Shorewood's Max Wagner scores the only run of the game in the top of the 12th inning. Grant Jones drove in the run with a single.

There are four teams left that are undefeated in the tournament. In game #13 Mercer Island plays Bainbridge on Friday May 29th at 4pm. In game #14 Shorewood will play Central Kitsap on Friday May 29th at 7pm. On Saturday the winner of game 13 will play the winner of game 14 at 4pm for the 3A state championship.

Players react to the run - the only score of the game
Photo by Wayne Pridemore
Shorewood players react to the run that proved to be the winning score in the game. Shorewood went on to play Auburn Mountainview in a game that started at 5 pm.

Updated 05-25-2015 11:53am


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