Falcons look to extend 10 game win streak

There’s a three-way tie for first place and all three teams are undefeated in league play.

The Falcons, Bears and Chargers are currently tied for first place in the North Puget Sound League 4A Cascade division.

Kentlake, Tahoma and Kentridge baseball are 5-0 and the Falcons are off to a 10-0 start to the 2017-2018 season.

The Falcons latest win came Monday 12-3 over Kent-Meridian (0-5, 1-7).

Kentlake got off to an early 3-0 start after the bottom of the first inning.

The Royals scored once in the top of the second, trailing the Falcons now by two.

The bottom of the second was another three run inning for Kentlake, now leading 6-1 after two innings.

Adding to its lead in the bottom of the third, Kentlake scored two more runs — now up 8-1.

The Royals added a run in the fourth and the sixth but it wasn’t enough to pass the league-leading Falcons.

Kentlake would add to its lead in the fifth and sixth with one and three runs, respectively.

Kentlake senior Ty Kyle, juniors Colton Yanzick and Carson Lucas led the team with two RBIs each.

Scoring a team high three times for the Falcons was junior J.J. Geraden. He currently leads the Falcons with a .667 batting average.

Recording the win Monday was junior Jared Engman. He pitched three innings giving up one run and striking out three.

Kyle also struck out three batters in his two innings pitched.

Kentlake was scheduled to play the second game of a double header against Kent-Meridian Tuesday after the press deadline.

The Falcons began a two game series against Kentridge Thursday. The second game will be held 7 p.m. Monday, April 9 at Hogan Park in Kent.

Tahoma Bears

The Bears have only lost two games this season — falling to non-league opponents Garfield 6-3 March 17 and Capital 7-5 March 24.

Since the loss to Capital the Bears are on a three game winning streak. Tahoma beat Kent-Meridan 16-1 and 16-2 March 28 and March 30.

Most recently the Bears beat Mount Rainier 9-1 Monday.

The Rams got off to an early 1-0 lead after the first inning but Tahoma answered by scoring four runs in the bottom of the second.

Mount Rainier was held scoreless the remainder of the game while Tahoma added a run in the fourth, three in the fifth inning and one more run in the bottom of the sixth.

Tahoma’s nine runs came on eight hits.

The series continued Wednesday when the Rams hosted the Bears.

Tahoma was scheduled to host Hazen today, April 6 and will travel to Renton Monday for game two of the series against the Highlanders.

Kentwood Conquerors

The Conks aren’t far behind the three tied for first. Kentwood currently sits in the No. 4 spot in the NPSL 4A with a 3-2 league record and 5-4 overall.

Kentwood extended its win streak to four in a row Monday after beating Hazen 2-0.

The Conks two runs came in the bottom of the first and second innings — Mateo Hernandez and Ryan Lawyer crossed home plate for Kentwood.

Leading the team with a .500 batting average is Jake Moore. He had one hit in three plate appearances Monday.

Recording the win for Kentwood was Cole Trotignon who pitched all seven innings. He gave up one hit and recorded 15 strikeouts.

The next series began today, April 5 with an away game at Kennedy Catholic. The second game against the Lancers is scheduled for 4 p.m. Monday, April 9 at Hogan Park in Kent.