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Mercer Island rallies to beat Interlake | Prep baseball results
Even though the game was called early because of darkness and an impending storm loomed in the distance, Mercer Island and Interlake were able to play enough innings to give the Islanders a KingCo win. Mercer Island won 6-3 after six innings.
Interlake jumped to the early first inning lead, up 3-0 after the Islanders scored one in the top of the inning. But Mercer Island rallied in the second to tie the game with two runs, before the inning ended with three batters left on base.
A pitching duel left the next two innings scoreless for the teams, but Mercer Island ran home two batters in the top of the fifth to take the 5-3 lead. The Islanders would add one more run in the sixth inning before the game was called.
Mercer Island pitcher Chris Lawler was credited with the win, pitching five innings, allowing four hits, three runs, and making three errors. Interlake’s Henry Lin started the game for the Saints, and pitched for four innings before being replaced with Nick Brockmeyer who pitched the final inning, followed by a 1/3 pitched by Eli Worley.
At the plate, Mercer Island had six runs on seven hits, while Interlake had three runs on four hits.
Matt Orehek socred twice for the Islanders, going 2-2 at bat, while Alex Himstead scored once with a 3-3 appearance at the plate. Steven Petrie also scored a run, as did Nick Holstead and Nick Chandler. Interlake’s runs were scored by Ryan Tarinelli, Austin Strother and Jake Wilson.
The Islanders will host Liberty on Friday in a 6 p.m. game, while Interlake will travel to Lake Wahsington for a 7 p.m. game on Friday at Lee Johnson Field.