The Mountlake Terrace Hawks exploded for six runs in the sixth inning and went on to defeat the Wesco League South Conference leading Shorewood T-Birds 7-5 Friday at Meridian Park in Shoreline.
With the victory, the Hawks ended a four-game losing streak and keep their dreams of qualifying for post-season play alive.
Senior Conor Flynn went 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI’s and a run scored to lead the Terrace offense; senior Adam Lorraine added three RBI’s in his 1-for-3 performance.
The Hawks’ Jared Maxfield struck out seven T-Birds to earn the victory on the mound. The junior scattered seven hits and gave up three earned runs in the complete-game outing.
With the loss Shorewood fell to 8-2 in Wesco League South Conference play, but still hold the top spot in the division. The Hawks upped their league division record to 3-10 with just five more games left in the 2016 regular season.
In other Terrace sports action on Friday, the red-hot Hawk softball team pummeled the visiting Oak Harbor Wildcats 10-0 in a game shortened to five innings due to the ten-run mercy rule. Julia Brocksmith went 3-for-4 with two solo homeruns, two RBI’s and four runs scored to pace the Hawks; Jazz Zenk batted 3-for-3 with a double, two RBI’s and two runs scored. Gabby Calhoun picked up the win on the mound for Terrace by going all five innings with eight strikeouts and giving up just two hits and two walks.
On the soccer pitch, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks and the Lynnwood Royals played to a 1-1 draw at Lynnwood High School.
Prep Baseball: Mountlake Terrace at Shorewood, April 15
Terrace 0 1 0 0 0 6 0 — 7
Shorewood 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 — 5
Winning pitcher: Jared Maxfield (Mountlake Terrace)
Losing pitcher: Keegan Riley (Shorewood)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 3-10 in Wesco League South Conference, 4-11 overall; Shorewood 8-2 in Wesco League South Conference, 9-3 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Shorecrest, Tuesday, April 19, 4 p.m. at Shorecrest High School
Prep Softball: Oak Harbor at Mountlake Terrace, April 15
Oak Harbor 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 2 1
Terrace 1 4 0 4 1 — 10 13 1
Winning pitcher: Gabby Calhoun (Mountlake Terrace)
Losing pitcher: Trish Sams (Oak Harbor)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 6-2 in Wesco League South Conference, 8-2 overall; Oak Harbor 2-4 in Wesco League North Conference, 3-6 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Everett, Tuesday, April 19, 7 p.m. at Lincoln Field in Everett
Prep Boys Soccer: Lynnwood at Mountlake Terrace, April 15
Lynnwood 1 – Mountlake Terrace 1
Goal scorers: Brian Uribe (Lynnwood), Mountlake Terrace goal scorer not reported
Records: Lynnwood 5-1-1 in 3A Wesco League, 7-2-2 overall; Mountlake Terrace 2-4-1 in 3A Wesco League, 2-5-4 overall
Lynnwood next match: versus Marysville-Pilchuck, Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. at QuilCeda Stadium in Marysville
Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Meadowdale, Tuesday, April 19, 7:30 p.m. at Lynnwood High School
–Story and photo by Doug Petrowski