Cedar Park Christian baseball takes second at state

Cedar Park Christian battled, but came up short in the 1A state baseball championship game with a 5-3 loss to King’s Way Christian on Saturday at County Stadium in Yakima.

The Eagles led 3-1 after three innings, King’s cut the lead to 3-2 in the fourth and tacked on two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh.

For Cedar Park (24-3 overall), George Reidy had a double and scored a run; Luke Lampe had a hit, scored a run and stole a base; Michael Attalah doubled and scored a run; Zack Cokos had a hit and an RBI; Josiah Sargeant had a hit and an RBI; and Turner Glenn and Jack Flynn had one hit each.

Attalah took the loss, pitching six innings and striking out six batters.

Cedar Park Christian defeated Freeman, 6-1, in the semifinals on Friday.

Flynn was the winning pitcher with nine strikeouts, and Cedar Park got two hits each from Reidy, Lampe, Cokos and Glenn.

Coach Matt Stevens felt his team left a legacy this season and had no regrets.

“We knew coming into this year that it had the chance to be very special. We returned eight of nine starters, including five seniors. Our senior leaders were simply not going to be denied,” said coach Matt Stevens. “I couldn’t be more proud of a team. They were the most unified and focused team I have ever coached, set clear goals for this season and never wavered.”

Cedar Park’s pitching staff finished the season with a 1.73 ERA in 27 games (including playoffs) led by seniors Attalah and Flynn, who were a combined 13-2.

The Eagles also possessed a deep lineup, hitting .334 as a team (including playoffs) with seven players driving in double-digit runs.

Stevens said that arguably the team’s strongest component was its defense, which only committed 23 errors in 27 games.

“Our goal as a program is to grow young men on and off the field. We knew that if we committed to each other and to getting better every day, that we would give ourselves the chance to compete for a state championship,” Stevens said.

More in Sports

Three Junior Softball World Series alums (left to right): Maida Micheloni played on the Italian 2014 team, Tori Bivens played on the 2013, 2014 and 2015 host Kirkland teams and Chiara Bassi played on the Italian 2013 team. Micheloni and Bassi played for Bothell High as exchange students from Italy, and they met Bivens while she played for Lake Washington High. Courtesy photo
Celebrating 20 years of bringing together teams from around the world

It’s nearly time for Little League softball teams from around the world… Continue reading

The 8/9/10 North Bothell Little League baseball all-star team (top) won its District 8 tournament on July 1 and played in the state tournament at Lyndale Park in Lynnwood. The 9/10/11 NBLL baseball all-star team won its District 8 baseball tournament on July 7 and competed in the state tournament in SeaTac. Both state tourneys took place after the Reporter’s deadline.
                                The 8-10s are: Nathan Hunter, Ethan Inocencio, Caden Jackson, Aidan Kim, Chase Kline, Brody Madsen, Obie McCormick, Eric Muchinsky, Ben Ojeda, Daniel Ojeda, Nathan Ramcharan, Ethan Swallom and Cam Wallace. Coaches: Kyle Swallom, Jimmy Madsen, Adam Hunter and Ben Kim.
                                The 9-11s are: Cayden Christopherson, Jack Cochran, Zach Daniel, Aksel Keim, Nolan LeDoux, Cole McCourt, Brady Miller, Kody Moyer, Jayden Salman, Blake Skinner, Ethan Wiley, Dominic Wilson and Jacob Zbiegien. Coaches: Danny Keim, Mark Ryder and Craig Lohr.
                                Courtesy photos
North Bothell baseball teams win districts, compete at state

The 8/9/10 North Bothell Little League baseball all-star team (top) won its… Continue reading

Northlake softball squad wins district crown

Northlake Little League’s softball all-stars came up big with their bats, gloves… Continue reading

Pilots earn their championship wings

North Lake majors fastpitch squad scores district title

Titan netters notch fourth straight undefeated season

The Northshore Middle School Titans girls tennis team won the 2018 district… Continue reading

Local tennis players are invited to Snohomish Summer Smash

The Snohomish Summer Smash, a three-day tournament for high school players ages… Continue reading

Inglemoor High boys soccer squad scores state 4A academic title

Inglemoor High’s boys soccer team was named the state 4A academic champion… Continue reading

Bothell High student athletes commit to colleges

The following Bothell High student athletes recently committed to playing sports as… Continue reading

Enjoying the World Cup and being a life-long soccer fan | Column

I’ve always been fascinated with soccer and writing. In my early years… Continue reading

Northshore players make all-league teams

Here’s the list of athletes from Bothell and Kenmore who were recognized.