Baseball races in the SPSL heating up

The Thomas Jefferson baseball team handed the Kentlake Falcons their first loss of the South Puget Sound League North Division season Tuesday, 6-5.

Decatur second baseman Ryan Kim attempts to turn a double play during the Gators’ loss to Kentlake Wednesday afternoon. Decatur is 1-7 in the SPSL North.

The Thomas Jefferson baseball team handed the Kentlake Falcons their first loss of the South Puget Sound League North Division season Tuesday, 6-5.

The Raiders (6-3 in the North, 10-5 overall) scored all six of their runs in the first four innings, including three in the fourth, and withstood a comeback attempt by the Falcons (8-1, 12-2).

Jefferson pitchers Jordan Beers and Andrew Jones combined to limit Kentlake to just six hits. Jerett Hardy and Spencer LeCompte both finished 2-for-4 at the plate and Anthony Tomyn was 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

The Raiders couldn’t keep the momentum going on Wednesday, falling to Kentridge, 4-2. Jefferson couldn’t really get anything going against Kentridge (4-4) pitcher Danny White. Tomyn had three of TJ’s eight hits of White.

Kentlake still sits atop the division, followed by Tahoma (7-1) and Jefferson.

Federal Way (4-4) won two-straight games Tuesday and Wednesday over Kentwood and Decatur. Tuesday, the Eagles needed nine innings to down the Conquerors, 4-3. Jarred Lee threw the first seven innings and gave way to Heath Hart in the eighth. TJ Horsfall ended up 2-for-2 with two RBIs. Kentwood tied the game at 2-2 in the seventh on a home run by Alexander Lee.

Against Decatur (1-7), Horsfall threw a complete game and Brandon Robbins finished with a pair of RBIs. Freshman Nick Tanielu was 3-for-3 with two runs and a double.

Beamer moved into second place in the SPSL South with a pair of wins over Emerald Ridge and Rogers. The Titans (7-2) needed only five innings to down Emerald Ridge on Wednesday, 13-3. Travis Crumb finished 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs, Sean Goforth was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBIs and Justin Lee ended up 2-for-3 with two runs, three RBIs and a home run. Kelvin Ketchum and Carson Wolbert limited Emerald Ridge to just three hits.

“We are just really hot right now,” said Beamer coach Jerry Peterson. “The kids are playing well. We have great kids here. They are scrappy and play hard.”

Against Rogers, the Titans came back from a 4-2 deficit with four runs in their final two at bats. Kenny Johnson was 2-for-4 with two runs and Lee was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Boys soccer

Jefferson remained in second place in the North with a solid 3-1 win over defending champ Federal Way Tuesday. The Raiders (6-1-2) got goals from Tyler Hanson, Ernan Roman and Amos Nistrian. Federal Way’s only goal came from Andrew Hair.


The Todd Beamer Titans handed Emerald Ridge only their second loss of the season Wednesday, 4-2. Beamer (2-8) tallied two runs in the top of the sixth inning to break a 2-2 tie. Olivia Jones threw a complete game and was also 3-for-3 and Sarah Petosa finished 3-for-4 with a stolen base.


Jefferson remained in a second-place tie, two losses behind unbeaten Kentridge, with a 4-1 win over Kent-Meridian Tuesday. The Raiders (6-2) got wins from Vanessa Sariego at No. 2 singles in a rugged three setter, 6-4, 5-7, 10-8, Allie Guerrero and Kendall Swynenburg at No. 1 doubles, 6-0, 6-1, Averi Kitsch and Mackenzie Qualls at No. 2, 6-0, 6-2, and Kelli Nakamura and Caroline Min at No. 3, 6-2, 6-0.


Beamer swept a dual meet against Spanaway Lake Wednesday. The boys won 106-30 and the Titan girls rolled 111-30.

The boys got double wins from Lamardray Fuller in the shot put (50-5) and discus (154-9) and Ryan Eidsmoe in the 800 (2:02.3) and 1600 (4:33).

The girls got two individual event wins from Ashley Sandoval in the shot put (31-2) and discus (106-2) and Taylor Kartes in the 400 (1:02) and 800 (2:35.5).

Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565,

Talk to us

Please share your story tips by emailing

To share your opinion for publication, submit a letter through our website Include your name, address and daytime phone number. (We’ll only publish your name and hometown.) Please keep letters to 300 words or less.

More in Sports

Sports card fanatic finds a home at FW Farmers Market

Richard Davis, 87, sells sports cards from his 100,000 card collection at the farmers market each week.

Fall sports postponed for FWPS middle, high schools

The NPSL recently moved all Season 1 sports into Season 3 beginning in March.

Pictured: A Mercer Island High School swimmer competes in fall 2019. Washington Interscholastic Activities Association recently announced the girls swim and dive season will be moved to “Season 3,” which begins March 1. File photo
WIAA gives schools option to delay start of prep sports until December

An updated plan moves girls swimming to Season 3 and makes fall cross country an alternate season.

The Todd Beamer Titans football team in Federal Way during a 2019 summer practice. File photo
WIAA modifies prep sports calendar; football moved to spring

Washington’s high school athletics governing body announced its revised plans for the… Continue reading

WIAA delays start dates for fall sports

Football practices to begin Sept. 5, all other sports planned for Sept. 7.

Emerald Downs changes opening day to June 24

Live racing to return at Auburn track but without fans

Emerald Downs announces revised 2020 stakes schedule

Racing starts June 22; first featured race Aug. 2

Emerald Downs to open for horse racing June 22

No fans initially at Auburn track; fans can wager from home

FILE PHOTO, Brian Liesse, T-Birds
T-Birds issue ticket refunds, exchanges for cancelled games in Kent

17,000 tickets sold for three March contests at ShoWare Center

Decatur senior to bowl at collegiate level

Team captain and league MVP Ruth Magana signed her National Letter of Intent at home last week.

T-Birds select 13 players in Bantam Draft

Seattle trades goalie Roddy Ross to Regina for three draft picks

No-show season: WIAA announces cancellation of spring sports, activities

Due to the school closure extension, the cancellation includes all practices, competitions, tournaments and championships, WIAA says.