Pitcher Jeff Freeman turns to make a throw to hold a runner on first base during the West Seattle vs. Nathan Hale 2012 playoff game May 10 at Mel Olsen stadium in Steve Cox Park in White Center.
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SLIDESHOW: The Wildcats win in six innings!
West Seattle defeats Nathan Hale 10-0 in their Metro League game yesterday, keeping them in tournament play.
It took only six innings of play for the West Seattle Wildcats to defeat Nathan Hale due to the 10 run mercy rule in the two teams first game of the 2012 playoffs Thursday, May 10.
That’s relatively easy when the opponent is held scoreless. To single out any one player for this win would be inappropriate. This was a team victory all the way around. The Cats scored immediately in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back.
In the fifth inning with the bases loaded catcher Jimmy Mai launched a shot deep into right center field that ended up as a bases clearing double, giving the Wildcats a 9-0 lead.
Pitcher Jeff Freeman didn’t allow a Hale runner past second base until the top of the sixth when Nathan Hale had runners on the corners with two outs. The next batter hit an easily caught fly ball to end the threat.
In the bottom of the sixth with one out Sam Hellinger crossed the plate when Tim Adams lined a shot into the outfield giving the Cats ten runs and ending the game 10 - 0.
Their next opponent has yet to be announced.
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