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Jaguars cool off Raiders
In a high school baseball game played in a bone-chilling wind, nothing cooled off Thomas Jeffersons Raiders more than Justin Auslers bat.
The Emerald Ridge centerfielder walloped a final-inning home run that broke up a tight duel and gave the Jaguars a 3-2 South Puget Sound League victory last Friday.
A first-inning run on pitcher Tyler Walkers double and Todd Turners single gave host Jefferson the lead until Emerald Ridge scored twice in the fifth inning. Pitcher Larry Brownells sharp, bases-loaded single up the middle drove in both runs for the Jags.
Jefferson rallied in the bottom of the fifth, starting with Walkers leadoff single. He scored on Jared Tacketts double over the head of Ausler in centerfield.
Ausler got redemption in the seventh inning with his leadoff homer, a booming shot over the leftfield fence at the expense of relief pitcher Tony Barnette.
The Raiders didnt go quietly, getting runners to second and third on Cody Whitneys one-out sacrifice bunt. But the final rally ended with Tacketts fly-out.
Federal Way 3, Curtis 0
Shea McFeelys arm and Travis Ishikawas bat powered Federal Way past Curtis in a South Puget Sound League contest last Friday.
McFeely, a senior pitcher, blanked the host Vikings on a one-hitter, striking out 10 foes along the way.
Ishikawa, following a two-homer performance against Puyallup two days earlier, hit a home run as Federal Way scored once in the first inning and the rest of its runs in the second.
Federal Way 10, Puyallup 0
Ishikawas two home runs and Kenny Yuris three hits highlighted the Eagles 15-hit onslaught in an SPSL contest Wednesday.
Spanaway Lake 4, Decatur 2
Host Spanaway Lake scored all its runs in the first inning and made them stand up for an SPSL victory Wednesday over the Gators.