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BASEBALL: Federal Way Knights 13-under win state championship
The 13-under Federal Way Knights won the state championship in the Sandy Koufax Baseball League playoffs Wednesday with a 16-8 win over the Snohomish Sox in five innings.
Federal Way fell behind 7-0 before staging a big-time comeback. Eli Graham connected on a grand slam home run in the third inning to bring the Knights within three runs and then the Knights scored 10 runs in the fourth with three doubles, four singles and four walks. Garrett Morris hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to win the game and they got great pitching by both Ayden Adams and Tim Hughes.
The Knights earned the berth into the state championship game by winning the National Division title at Island Crest Park in Mercer Island. The Knights finished 5-0 in the playoffs, which were held July 19-22.
The Knights include Kirin Peterson, Quin Hanson, Jordan Haworth, Tim Hughes, Garrett Morris, Luke Tedrick, Eli Graham, Bodi Tisch, Connor Keene, Tyler Muller, Ayden Adams and Trey Hunt. The team is managed by Scott Keene and coached by Danny Graham and Joe Haworth.