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APRIL 26 — Zach Ward’s 3rd inning 3-RBI 2B and WP John Trupin’s 6IP, ER, 6H, 2BB, K pitching performance led the Garfield Bulldogs to a 5-1 victory over the Roosevelt RoughRiders.

Spencer Scott had an RBI 2B and Trupin an RBI 1B in the 5th inning to complete the scoring for Garfield.

Roosevelt’s only run came in the 2nd inning on a bloop RBI 2B by David Long. LP Tim Moore pitched well for the RoughRiders giving up only an ER in 4.1 innings, but 3 costly errors by the infield led to 4 unearned runs.

In other action over the past month …

Ballard 13, Garfield 7

APRIL 21 — Ballard took the lead up seven but with one out in the 5th the Bulldogs came fighting back. They took advantage of some Ballard errors and capped ofF a 7 run inning with a solo shot by Trupin to tie the game. In the bottom of the 5th, senior Foor led off with a solo shot to take the lead back and Ballard added 6 more runs. Jaeger got the final 7 outs with 3 k’s to secure the win.

Garfield 10, Foster 7

APRIL 20 — The Bulldogs scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 5th inning and 2 runs in the bottom of the 6th inning to come from behind and defeat the Foster Bulldogs 10-7. Junior Joe Renner pitched 3.1 innings of 1ER, 5H, 1BB, 4K relief to pick up the win. Hayes Gorecki got the final 2-outs with bases loaded in the 7th to earn a save. Alex de la Torre took the loss for Foster. Grant Bronsdon (1-2, 2BB, 3B, 3R,SB, RBI), Chandler Honican (2-4, 2R, 3B, 2RBI, SB) and Hayes Gorecki (3-3, 2R, BB, RBI) paced Garfield ofensively. Joel Gonzalez (4-5, 2R, RBI, 4SB) and Connor Forsyth (3-4, 2R, BB, RBI) led Foster offensively. — Herman Gilman

Garfield 3, Eastlake 1

APRIL 19 — John Trupin, a Bulldog junior, pitched his third complete game  of the season, a 1ER, 4H, 1BB, 8K performance, leading the Bulldogs to a 3-1 win over Eastlake which snapped an 8 game conference losing streak. Spencer Scott (2-3, 2B, 3B, 2RBI’S) and Ruben Palmer (1-3, R, RBI) keyed a 6th inning rally driving in 3 runs between them, giving Garfield a 3-1 lead that led to the win. — Herman Gilman

Skyline 7, Garfield 0

APRIL 13 — The Spartains shut out host Garfield. The Bulldogs collected only three hits, one each by Liam McFeely, John Trupin and Sam Kennard. That left the Bulldogs at 3-10 on the year, and Skyline at 6-7.

Newport 6, Garfield 5

APRIL 11 — Newport’s Nate Anderson was able to kick the ball loose on a stolen base attempt in the bottom of the 6th inning allowing Billy Sahlinger to score the go ahead run from 3rd base giving the Knights a 6-5 lead, and the win over the Garfield Bulldogs.

Newport’s Aaron Sandefur pitched 5 innings of 3H, 6K scoreless relief to get the win. The Bulldogs had jumped out to a 5-1 lead after 2 innings on a 2RBI 2B by Spencer Scott, a 2RBI 1B by Chandler Honican and a double steal.

Newport clawed back in the game in the bottom of the 5th inning keyed by a 2RBI 1B by Jared Fisher and tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the 6th on a SF by Daniel Altchech off Bulldog LP Hayes Gorecki. Then Anderson took offfor 2nd and appeared to be out,but the ball came loose allowing the go ahead run to come in and score.

Issaquah 10, Garfield 8

APRIL 7 — The Issaquah Eagles rallied for 4 runs on 6 consecutive hits in the top of the 7th, then held off one final Garfield Bulldog rally in the bottom of the 7th to win a KingCo 4A interconference game 10-8.

Ethan Kalin’s 2RBI 3B gave Issaquah a 8-7 lead. WP Scott Boydston pitched 3 innings of relief and got the Bulldog’s John Trupin to pop out to shortstop with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 7th inning to preserve the Eagles win. Jake Bakamus (2-3) 3R, 2RI’s, 2B, 3B, Ben Rosellini (3-4) R, 2RBI’s, 2B and Brandon Mahovlich (2-4) 2R, 2RBI’s had big offensive games for the Eagles. Spencer Scott (3-3) 3RBI’s and Sam Kennard (2-3) 2R, 2RBI’s had big offensive games for the Bulldogs.

Redmond 11, Garfield 10

APRIL 5 — Redmond senior Michael Conforto came out of the bullpen with the tying run on 2nd base and struck out Garfield’s Sam Kennard to earn the save in a 11-10 Mustang win over the Bulldogs. Conforto was the 5th Mustang pitcher of the night and preserved the win for SP Dylan Davis who went 4.2 IP, 1H 4ER, 6BB, 6K’s. Redmond jumped to an early 8-0 lead against Bulldog LP Ian Zapolsky, which included a long 3rd inning HR by Zach Abbruza. The Bulldogs aided by 5 BB’s on 1H, cut it to 8-4 in the 5th inning, then the Mustangs Peter Hendron’s 3-run HR in the bottom of the 5th made it 11-4. Garfield then mounted a furious rally against the Mustang bullpen, scoring 3R each in the 6th and 7th innings, but Conforto was able to get the final out to seal the Redmond win.

Bothell 3, Garfield 0

APRIL 4 — Bothell senior Kevin Mc Shane out-dueled Garfield junior John Trupin, 3-0 in a marquee pitching match-up, giving the Cougars a 5-0 KingC0 4A record to start league play. Mc Shane went 6 IP, 3H, OER, 8K and 2BB, while Trupin pitched his 2nd CG (7 IP)of the young season, giving up 0ER, 2H, 11K and 2BB’s. Bothell junior Mark Woods figured in all of the Cougar’s runs.

In the 3rd inning he reached base after he struck out and scored on an infield out by Mc Shane. In the 4th inning after the first two Bothell batters reached on an error and a walk, he hit a 2-out, 2RBI 1B to make it a 3-0 game. Garfield mounted threats in the 6th abnd 7th innings by getting two batters on each time, but in the 6th, Mc Shane struck out 2 batters in a row and in the 7th, senior Eric Gregory relieved Mc Shane after he walked the first two hitters and got the save with a strike out and a double play ball. Garfield’s league record dropped to 1-4 with the loss.

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Coach Dan Billey announced  that the Bulldogs junior varsity will meet at the K Center in Columbia City at 12:30pm for 90 minutes of batting practice and bullpen sessions.

He said players should bring batting gear; pitchers and catchers should bring field gear.

Click here for directions to the K Center.

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The Bulldogs’ game against the Inglemoor Vikings was rained out on Thursday afternoon.

The game will be made up at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, April 2, at Inglemoor.

The Bulldogs’ next game will be at home on Friday against Bothell at 3:45 p.m. Temperature is expected to be 54 degrees, with less than 20% chance of rain.

The Cougars are considered one of the best teams in the state, and are undefeated in league play this season with a 4-0 record. Some comparisons between the two teams, courtesy of MaxPreps:

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