Mount Si beats Timberline in state baseball playoffs
May 21, 2011
By Dan Catchpole
Mount Si beat Timberline 4-2 in tghe first round of the state baseball playoffs Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.
It is Mount Si’s first win in the state playoffs.
Trevor Lane pitched a complete game and hit a two run double to give the Wildcats the lead.
Lane struggled in the second inning, giving up two runs. The junior had trouble locating his pitches. But Lane settled down in the third inning, quickly retiring Timberline’s batters in order.
Mount Si’s Ryan Atkinson tied the game with a two run home run in the bottom of the third inning. It was the first home run of his career.
Stepping to the plate, Atkinson was looking for a first pitch fastball, which he got, slightly high and inside.
“The ball went further than I expected it to,” Atkinson said.
A few batters later, Lane connected on a fastball away for a bases-clearing double to give the Wildcats the lead.
“Ryan’s home run was huge for us,” Coach Elliott Cribby said. “We needed that hit to kickstart us.”
It is Cribby’s first year as Mount Si’s coach.
The Wildcats play Enumclaw at 4 p.m. Saturday at Bannerwood Park in the second round. Senior Reece Karalus will get the start for the Wildcats. He pitched an extra-inning complete game shut out Friday May 13 to clinch the KingCo Tournament title.
Enumclaw beat Meadowdale 18-2 earlier on Saturday.