Shorewood takes 21-4 baseball record into state 3A semifinals and finals after regional victories

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Player huddle during game with
Lake Washington
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The Shorewood baseball team takes a 21-4 record into the state 3A semifinals and finals Friday and Saturday, May 29-30, at the Husky Ballpark, after victories over Lake Washington and Auburn Mountainview in first-round and quarterfinal games in regional play in Bellevue Saturday, May 23.

The T-birds will meet Central Kitsap at 7pm Friday at the Husky Ballpark in the second game of a semifinal doubleheader, with Bainbridge and Mercer Island playing in the first game at 4pm. The winners play Saturday for the championship, and the semifinal losers play Saturday for third place.

Coach Wyatt Tonkin
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Our news partner, the Seattle Times said this about the regional games:

“The quarterfinal win, which started with Shorewood facing a 3-0 deficit in the first, was far from the biggest obstacle the Thunderbirds faced Saturday. That came in the form of a 1-0 win in 12 innings over Lake Washington (17-6). 
“Shorewood’s Ian Oxnevad and Lake Washington’s Ryan Horita went toe-to-toe in that game, providing a pitching duel of epic proportions. Horita, a senior, lasted 10 innings in what would prove to be his final high school game. He allowed two hits and two walks while striking out 10 on 119 pitches. 
“Oxnevad allowed six hits in 11 innings, striking out five and walking one on 119 pitches to earn the win. The left-hander minimized potential damage by picking four runners off first base.”

Shorewood's Max Wagner scored the only run of the game in the top of the 12th inning. Grant Jones drove in the run with a single to make Oxnevad the winning pitcher. Cole McKisson pitched the bottom of the 12th for the save; then he pitched the full seven innings of the victory over Mountainview.



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