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Beamer baseball wins sixth in a row
The Todd Beamer baseball team just keeps winning. The Titans rolled to their sixth win in a row Friday over the Bethel Braves, 5-2. Beamer currently sits in second place with an 8-2 record in the South Puget Sound League South Division and 10-4 overall. Puyallup sits atop the division with a perfect 10-0 record.
Beamer will host Puyallup tonight. The Vikings blew away the Titans in the teams first meeting of the year on April 1, 16-6.
Against Bethel, Beamer got another solid pitching performance from Carson Wolbert. The junior limited the Braves to just four hits in seven innings. Paul Cohen finished 1-for-1 with two RBIs, Jerad Dearinger was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Travis Crumb was 2-for-3.
The Federal Way Eagles (6-4 in the North) won their fourth game in a row Friday with a 16-0 thrashing of the Kent-Meridian Royals in five innings. The Eagles currently sit in fourth place behind Kentlake (9-1), Tahoma (9-1) and Jefferson (7-3).
Tony Davidek limited the Royals (0-9) to just two hits and struck out nine. Heath Hart and Brandon Robbins provided all the offense Davidek needed. Hart connected on a grand slam in the third inning and Robbins hit a solo home run in the second. It was Robbins second home run in as many days. He also hit a two run homer Thursday during Federal Ways 10-0 win over Kent-Meridian. Austin Weber also limited the Royals to just two hits in five innings. Mike Vlahovich also hit a two-run home run in the second inning.
Jefferson continued its strong season with a 10-7 win over Decatur Friday thanks to a huge game from Kylle Ashton. Ashton finished 3-for-4 with a pair of home runs against Decatur. He connected on a solo home run in the first and a two-run blast in the fourth. On the season, Ashton is hitting .354 with 18 RBIs. Spencer LeCompte is hitting .400 with 11 RBIs and 16 runs scored after finishing 2-for-3.
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders continued to roll through the SPSL North Division. The Raiders (6-1-2) downed Kent-Meridian Friday night, 2-0, to remain in second place behind Kentwood. The Conquerors sit 7-1-1 in league play. Jefferson took on Kentwood last night in the two teams first meeting of the season and the Raiders could have taken over first place (after press time). They will play again next Wednesday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium in a game that was cancelled because of snow.
Against Kent-Meridian, the Raiders got a pair of goals from Chris Miller in the second half. Millers first goal came on a pass from Ernan Roman in the 65th minute and the second came nine minutes later on a pass from Amos Nistrian. Chris Hicks and Brian Bosshart combined on the shutout in goal for TJ.
The Raiders got a little help from the Decatur Gators Friday. The Gators played the Conquerors to a 2-2 tie to improve to 3-4-1 in the North. The tie left Decatur (3-4-1) in the fifth and final playoff spot from the North.
The Gators Jarod Johnson tallied an unassisted goal in the closing minutes of the game to tie the score at 2-2. Kentwood took a 2-1 lead in the 73rd minute on a goal by Michael Fuller. Decaturs other goal came from University of Washington-signee Kevin Day in the 28th minute on a pass from Will Brokaw.
Jefferson picked up a huge extra-inning win Thursday over the Kentridge Chargers in dramatic fashion. With the score tied at 0-0 in the bottom of the eighth inning, TJ sophomore Cassidy DeWaele stepped to the plate and connected on a game-winning, walk-off two-run home run.
The victory, coupled with a win over Decatur on Friday, improved the Raiders to 6-3 in the SPSL North. Kentlake leads the division at 8-0, followed by Kentwood (7-2) and Kentridge (5-2).
DeWaeles heroics against the Chargers was thanks to the pitching performance by Jessica Dickson. The junior limited Kentridge to just six hits in eight innings of work and struck out 13. Stephanie Ogle finished 3-for-4 with a double and Jayme Carbon ended the game 2-for-4.
Against Decatur, the Raiders needed only six innings to down the Gators, 11-1. Dickson allowed only four hits and struck out eight. Sara Byrne finished 3-for-3 with four runs and two stolen bases, Christi Bruin was 2-for-2 with two RBIs and Erin Fujita was also 2-for-2. Decaturs Jenn Wagner finished with a double.
The Todd Beamer Titans (3-8) won their second game in a row Friday over the Bethel Braves, 9-8. Bethel rolled out to a 6-1 lead after the second inning, but the Titans fought back to tie the game at 8-8 entering the bottom of the seventh. Beamer pushed across a run to walk away with the win. Sarah Petrosa finished 3-for-3 with a double, Courtney Taylor was 3-for-4 with three RBIs and two doubles and Taylor Winton ended the game 3-for-4 to lead the Titans offense. Olivia Jones threw the complete game on the mound.
Track and Field
The Federal Way Eagles swept away the Decatur Gators Thursday in a pair of SPSL North dual meets. The Eagle boys won, 77-59, and the girls took out the Gators, 88-53.
On the boys side, Federal Way picked up a pair of individual wins from Andru Pulu in the shot put (50-9) and discus (132-5) and Andre Barrington in the high jump (6-0) and triple jump (43-6 1/2).
The Gators got a pair of individual wins from Ezra John Griffey in the 100 (10.7) and 200 (22.2) and Justin Helm in the 1,600 (4:41.6) and 3,200 (10:36.0).
On the girls side, Federal Ways Jacqie Evenson won three events and Jasmine Johnson won two. Evenson won the long jump (15-11 1/2), 100 hurdles (16.2) and 300 hurdles (47.1) and Johnson won the 1,600 (5:56.2) and 3,200 (12:28.0). Decatur got double wins from Jordyne Woodke in the triple jump (36-7) and 400 (1:01.1) and Shlonda Baker in the 100 (12.4) and 200 (26.9).
The Jefferson boys downed Tahoma Thursday, 72-55. The Raiders got two wins from Ronnielle Battles in the long jump (21-0) and triple jump (41.6) and three wins from Trenton Pinson in the 100 (10.9), 200 (23.1) and 400 (50.2).
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, email@example.com