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May 2, 2008 at 10:56 AM

Playoff race update

Last week, I gave four playoff races to watch during the spring stretch run. Now it’s time for an update:

Metro Mountain baseball. Eastside Catholic and Bishop Blanchet had been tied going into this week, but it was all Eastside Catholic this week. The Crusaders won 3-0 on Monday on a three-hit shutout, and then beat Blanchet — which had been undefeated going into the week — 11-1 on Wednesday to take the division for itself. Meanwhile, in the Sound division, Ingraham and Nathan Hale have a huge game this afternoon to decide the division.

WeCo North soccer. Snohomish clinched the division last night with a 3-1 victory against Monroe, and so Snohomish will go on to face WesCo South champ Shorewood for the district title.

KingCo 4A softball. Woodinville leads at 15-1, but Eastlake’s right behind at 14-2. The two teams play on Tuesday in what could be a deciding game.

KingCo 3A baseball. This close division went to Skyline, which beat Newport by a game and Bellevue and Issaquah by two games. Six teams in this nine-game league finished .500 or better.

Other notable races:

WesCo North baseball. Monroe and Snohomish are tied at 13-3 in the league with a pair of games — including one against each other — remaining.

KingCo 3A softball. Issaquah finished with a 16-0 record last night, believed to be only the second time a KingCo 3A team has gone unbeaten. Issaquah, which had 12 shutouts, is moving to 4A next season.

SPSL 3A softball. Enumclaw made a bit of a charge, but Auburn Riverside held on for the league title at 13-1. Enumclaw finished 12-2.

I’m sure there’s more good races out there this spring, with so many sports going on this time of year. So feel free to drop a note about the best league battles you’ve seen this spring.

Morning stars (late heroics edition)

1. Taylor Anderson, Bellevue, baseball. Taylor doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the seventh, and then came back and closed out the Liberty side of the seventh in order on the mound in a 5-4 win.

2. Megan Stone, Mount Si, softball. Hit the winning home run in the bottom of the eighth inning in a 3-2 victory against Interlake.

3. Safaa Al-Jelaihawai, Shorewood, boys soccer. Scored the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute of a 1-0 win against Meadowdale.

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