Shorewood T-Birds baseball team fight for victory

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Faithful Shorewood fans support the team

Text by Bruce Mainwaring
Photos by Lisa Hirohata

Shorewood never trailed rival Shorecrest in the Wednesday, April 3rd baseball game, but at times it felt closer than the 3-7 outcome for the home team T-birds, in a 6-1/2 inning game played under overcast skies and a steady wind blowing out to centerfield.

Senior Simon Shutt holds up on third

The difference in the score undoubtedly was Shorewood’s timely hitting and aggressive base running, especially from seniors Simon Shutts (3-for-3) and Kevin Hirohata (2-for-3).

Senior Kevin Hirohata heads toward third

The pair combined for 5 hits, including a triple, 4 runs, 3 stolen bases and 5 RBI’s. Coach Wyatt Tonkin’s varsity squad was highly successful in driving Shorewood base runners, like junior Sam Mainwaring and senior Brandon “B-train” Main, across the plate, which is something the T-birds failed to do in the series opener Tuesday night at Shorecrest. The Scots won that match up 0-1.

Senior shortstop Brandon Main throws to first to get the out

Shorewood quickly proved they could score runs, jumping to an early 3-0 lead in the second of a two-game series. Shorecrest didn’t blink and tied it up 3-3 in the 5th, knocking senior starting pitcher David Snell out in the process. The home team re-took the lead in the same inning, and never trailed again. The Scots threatened again in the 7th, getting a pair of walks to put two runners aboard.

After witnessing a trio of relievers, including senior Ian Brown (0 BB and 1 K), an error-free defense, featuring an uproarious, game ending double-play, the fans rewarded their boys’ victory with a spontaneous rendition of the “Shorewood Fight Song”.

Junior Bryce Lindberg pitches a complete game
T-Birds ended their week with an at-home win over Mountlake Terrace on Friday, April 5th. 

The 1-8 game, played in a lucky break in the wet weather, was a solid performance by junior Bryce Lindberg. 

He pitched a complete game, with 4 strikeouts and no walks. 

Good defense helped Lindberg's efforts by playing 7 error-free innings. 

Shorewood's next matchup is at Mountlake Terrace on Tuesday, April 9th, followed by an away game at Edmonds / Woodway on Wednesday, April 10th. 

The T-Birds are back at home at the Meridian Park "Birdcage" on Friday, April 12th versus Archbishop Murphy. 

All game times are 4pm.


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