Greg McCorkle
Second baseman Shane Westler is pulled off the bag by a wide throw during the game between the Eastside Catholic Knights and Sealth on March 18. Sealth lost the contest 10 - 0.

SLIDESHOW: Knights crush Seahawks 10-0

The Knights of Eastside Catholic were one of the best boys baseball teams in the state last year. Winning the Metro League title and 3A runner up at the state level, the Knights are a formidable baseball team.

Sealth starting pitcher Merle Rowan-Kennedy pitched 3-1/2 innings and gave up eight runs. His replacement Blaine Steele didn’t fare any better in his inning and a half, allowing two more runs in the fifth.

Cold bats plagued the Seahawks the entire game. Sealth was able to generate only three hits and left three runners stranded. EC starting pitcher J. Fexy kept Seahawk batters guessing, and guessing badly with his pitching choices.

Across the diamond the Knights tallied runs in every inning, playing small ball style. The gap between second base and centerfield was a favorite hunting ground for EC. A place the ball spent a considerable amount of time once it left the bats of Knights hitters.

With the inability to get on the scoreboard in five innings of play, the mercy rule was invoked and the game ended 10-0.

The Seahawks will have an opportunity to bounce back when they travel to Onalaska on Wednesday the 20th for a non-league game.

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