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Baseball: Four from South Sound selected to Area Code games

Four South Sound baseball players, including three from Rogers High, have been selected to play in the Area Code games this summer.

Utility players Michael Sexton and Stefan Van Horn and catcher Logan Ice of Rogers will play for the Kansas City Royals team. The trio will be joined by Kentwood High catcher Reese McGuire.

Of the 29 players on the Royals’ roster, 17 are from Washington.

The prestigious Area Code games will be played Aug. 5-10 at Long Beach, Calif.


2A Baseball: Lynden tops Sumner in semifinals

YAKIMA – While the Sumner baseball team was making its first state semifinal appearance, it ran into a team loaded with big-game experience. Lynden has already won the Class 2A state football and boys’ basketball championships this school year.

Who says experience doesn’t pay dividends?

Even though Spartans starter Logan Christensen held the Lions to just two hits, four defensive errors and too many free passes proved too much to overcome, as Lynden won 5-1 on Saturday at Yakima County Stadium.

“I think the first three innings, the emotions of the game may have gotten away from us a little,” Sumner coach Casey Adcox said. “You can’t teach this atmosphere. I think the boys did a good job of gathering themselves and showed some calm in the late innings. Hopefully we can see more of that tomorrow.”
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4A Baseball: It’s Puyallup vs. Kentwood for the state title

PASCO — It usually takes your best game to reach the championship of the 4A baseball state playoffs.

But sometimes, good enough will get you there.

Kentwood cobbled together four runs in the fourth and fifth innings with the help of two big errors, leading the Conquerors to an 8-5 win over Todd Beamer in Friday night’s state semifinals at Gesa Stadium.

The Conks also turned in the game’s biggest defensive play in the fifth on a Beamer mistake after a squeeze bunt for a potential tying run turned into an inning-ending double play when the bunt was popped up to catcher Reese McGuire.

“That was definitely the turning point in the game,” Kentwood coach Mark Zender said after the win over the Conks’ South Puget Sound League neighbor. “Baseball at any level is an emotional game, but especially at the high school level. For Beamer, that was a killer.”
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2A baseball: Sumner earns trip to state semifinals

Contributing Writer

Spenser Dorsey charged home.

Sumner catcher Bryan Adkins played the pass ball perfectly off the backstop, securing it in his glove and diving to home plate.

Dorsey, the North Thurston senior, adjusted his head-first slide, twisting slightly in an attempt to avoid Adkins’ tag.

A cloud of dust materialized. It was close. Dorsey, with his right hand still on home plate, and Adkins, with his glove resting atop Dorsey’s arm, both turned to the umpire.


Adkins leaped to his feet as the Spartans began their celebration, a 5-4 victory over the Rams in the Class 2A state quarterfinals Saturday at W.F. West High School.
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4A baseball: Beamer, Kentwood, Puyallup advance to state semifinals

Where’s the best Class 4A baseball played in Washington?

That’s easy – the South Puget Sound League.

Three SPSL teams – traditional powers Puyallup and Kentwood, plus upstart Beamer – punched tickets to the state semifinals Saturday.

“Three SPSL teams in the final four,” Beamer coach Jerry Peterson said, “that’s pretty exciting.”
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