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May 8, 2010 at 3:30 PM

McQueen pitches Jefferson past Kentlake

After being shelved for much of the season with tendonitis, Mitch McQueen proved he’s back in full form today by throwing a complete-game victory over Kentlake, 3-2, in a loser-out game of the South Puget Sound League 4A baseball tournament at Kent Memorial Park.

McQueen, who also picked up the win Friday night Graham-Kapowsin with one inning of relief work, took a no-hitter into the fourth and wound up allowing just three hits to improve to 5-0 on the season.

McQueen had not pitched more than four innings in a game this season and admitted he was tired.

“Toward the end, a little bit,” he said. “Just got to stay with it.”

Kentlake had one run in and the tying run at third base when McQueen ended the game with his seventh strikeout. He wound up allowing just three hits and walking just one.

Brett Fitzgerald keyed the offense by going 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Austin Campbell and Brian Moe had two hits each.

It was Jefferson’s third one-run victory over Kentlake this season.

The Raiders (15-7) advances to the West Central District tournament as the No. 7 seed and plays at 2 p.m. next Saturday at Heritage Park in Puyallup against Rogers, which lost to Federal Way to wind up as the No. 4 seed.

Kentlake finishes the season 13-8. The Falcons played the last couple weeks of the season without pitcher Zack Wright, a Washington recruit who recently had surgery to remove a cyst on a rib. I’ve been told he’s expected to make a full recovery and might have been available to play had Kentlake advanced further in the playoffs.

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