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Red Wolves' losing streak reaches seven
DUVALL After climbing into the stratosphere of the KingCo
3A baseball standings, the Cedarcrest Red Wolves have lost seven straight
league games and find themselves in the all-too-familiar position of scrambling
for the final conference playoff berth.
The Wolves' record is now a full seven and one-half games behind
first-place and undefeated Skyline. The team's record dropped to a
disappointing 3-10 after a 6-2 loss to last-place Interlake. The game was played
Friday at Tolt Field in Carnation.
Trailing by a single run in the top of the seventh behind the pitching
of senior Justin Garland, the home team had a defensive meltdown and
allowed the Saints to score three times in the visitor's half of the final
inning. Catcher Matt Cain led the Red Wolves' offense with a solo homer in the
The second-place Issaquah Indians picked up their second win of the
season over Cedarcrest last Wednesday with a 9-3 win at Issaquah.
The Wolves jumped out to a three-run lead in the first inning, but saw that
advantage disappear when the 11-1 Indians scored three times to even the score
in the home half of the second, then twice in the third and three more times
in the fourth to put the game away.
Coach Doug Hall pointed to the five errors committed by his squad
to explain how Issaquah was able to score so many and so often. T.J.
Upton relieved starter Luke Majerle in the second and then gave way to
Sean McDonald in the fourth.
Senior Marc Medley paced the Wolves by going two-for-three,
including an RBI double. Cain went one-for-two with an RBI double
Cedarcrest played its rematch with Mount Si in Snoqualmie on
Monday before heading into the home stretch of the season with games this week
at Tolt against Skyline and Mercer Island.
As of Friday, Cedarcrest was tied with Bellevue for seventh place in
the 10-team conference. Only the top six teams qualify for post-season