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June 4, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Extra Bases: Wrapping up the state tournament

Pierre Le Dorze has had better seasons on the mound. But when O’Dea has asked its senior leader to step up, Le Dorze has taken the ball and taken the challenge head on. The latest example? The 3A state championship game last Saturday. Le Dorze tossed a complete-game shutout three-hit shutout to lead the Irish ot…

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May 28, 2014 at 2:13 PM

Extra Bases: Shorewood’s pitching, remaining games

Our state baseball preview shares the story of Shorewood’s rallying cry, which I thought would be worth sharing in this space. A preps baseball preview appeared in The Seattle Times with a headline that read: “Will Shorewood reach Pasco?” That article was printed out, posted in the Thunderbirds’ dugout and each player wrote a goal on around…

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May 21, 2014 at 8:00 AM

Extra Bases: Edmonds-Woodway thrilling finish, playoff matchups

Edmonds-Woodway had three outs left. Three outs and its season was over. Three outs and a second straight year would finish without a berth in the regional round of the state tournament. Three outs. The Warriors didn’t need three outs. Redmond led 2-1 heading to the bottom of the seventh in a winner-to-state, loser-out game Monday. But Mustangs…

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May 7, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Extra Bases: A playoff preview

Have we arrived to that time? You know what I’m talking about. When the sun is shining, the rain is, for the most part, an afterthought, and the baseball season reaches the critical moments of win-or-go-home. Maybe the rain thing isn’t accurate (call it wishful thinking), but we are at a place in the baseball season where…

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April 23, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Extra Bases: Another HOF for Jim Clem, a multitude of no-hitters

A quick review of Jim Clem’s accomplishments in high school baseball: – Head coach for 30 seasons, 28 of which at Burlington-Edison High School (two at Dayton) – A grand total of 481 wins at Burlington-Edison – A combined 1,139 wins (to just 435 losses) between high school and American Legion – Three inductions into local Hall of Fames -…

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April 9, 2014 at 11:49 AM

Extra Bases: Luton’s versatility, Interlake’s hot start, analyzing the rankings

Jake Luton is pretty good at tossing the football. Good enough to lead Marysville-Pilchuck to a top-5 ranking heading into last year’s playoffs after throwing for 818 yards and completing 53 of 101 attempts during the regular season. Those stats came in an offense that featured Washington commit and dynamic running back Austin Joyner. Luton was…

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