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Mercer Island holds off Garfield for second straight win | Prep baseball

Mercer Island first baseman Alex Himstead tries to knock out a Garfield player during the Islanders non-conference win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 12. - Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter
Mercer Island first baseman Alex Himstead tries to knock out a Garfield player during the Islanders non-conference win over the Bulldogs on Tuesday, March 12.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

With two games on the books, the Mercer Island baseball team also has two wins on the record, after beating Garfield 5-3 on Tuesday, March 12.

Despite some light rain, the Islanders took an early lead, up 2-0 at the end of the first inning. It didn't take long to expand on the lead, adding three runs in the top of the second for a 5-0 lead over the Bulldogs. Garfield pushed back, scoring twice in the second before the bats for both squads went quiet until the fifth inning when Garfield added it's third and final run of the night.

The Islanders, which beat Kennedy on Monday, had five runs off of seven hits and two errors in the game, while the Bulldogs had three runs off five hits and one error.

Sean Casey was 2-3 for Mercer Island with two RBI, while Matt Orehek was 3-4 at the plate. Nick Chandler was credited with the win on the mound.

The Islanders will continue it's non-league portion of the season with a game against Seattle Prep on Thursday, March 14 at Steve Cox Memorial Field. The game is set to begin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday the team will travel to play Wenatchee in Wenatchee.

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