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Sports Roundup | May 6
Rowers earn several top five finishes at Regatta
The Bainbridge High School rowing team had several successful teams place at the annual Brentwood Regatta at Vancouver Island, B.C. Canada April 29-May 1.
The varsity women took home one first place finish, one third place finish, three fourth place finishes and two fifth place finish. Thanks to the first place finish, the varsity women have qualified for the Opening Day Regatta and will row against Vashon Island, Holy Names and Pymble Women's College from Australia.
The varsity men had three fourth place finishes, one fifth place finish and one seventh place finish. The JV men had one third place finish while the JV women had one fourth place finish and one seventh place finish.
The Novice men had two third place finishes, two fourth place finishes, two sixth place finishes and one seventh place finish. The Novice women had four second place finishes and one sixth place finish.
Bainbridge finished 15th out of 40 teams in the overall standings.
Up next for the rowing club is the Northwest Junior Regatta in Vancouver May 16-18.
Boys lacrosse has win streak broken
The Bainbridge boys’ lacrosse team had its season long winning streak snapped April 30 when they lost to Issaquah 8-6 on the road.
Alex Rabin and Alex Crane each scored two goals.
The Spartans got its revenge with a 16-1 win over Lakeside Tuesday.
Jason Ashton and Crane scored three goals each while Cameron Parker had two goals and two assists.
Bainbridge dropped out of the ESPN RISE Powerade FAB 50 national rankings with the loss to Issaquah. They were the only school in the state to receive votes in the poll.
The Spartans travel to Mercer Island Saturday in a non league contest. Game time is at 7 p.m.
Girls lacrosse takes first seed
The Bainbridge girls’ lacrosse team has a good chance of ending the regular season undefeated.
They clinched the top seed to the state playoffs when Tacoma forfeited its game to the Spartans Wednesday.
Head coach Tami Tommila said they will hold its senior salute at a first round state quarterfinal game May 12.
The Spartans travel to Issaquah Friday to play the Eagles. Game time is at 7:30 p.m.
Jaclyn Biggers earned more personal honors this week as she was one of 80 players nationwide selected to the ESPN RISE 2011 Champion Girls’ All-American Showcase July 17-19 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.
Four teams will play over three days, with the championship game being televised on ESPN3.com.
Racqueteers run the Metro table
The Bainbridge tennis team has achieved a first during the head coaching tenure of Michael Anderson.
With its 11-0 win over Franklin Wednesday, the Spartans have gone through a Metro League regular season undefeated and won the Metro regular season title.
“That’s pretty cool,” he said. “I’m very proud of this team. On paper they were picked to win it, but to come through and do it is quite an accomplishment.”
Grace Porter has won her last four matches – all with doubles partner Kate Jamison – and her career wins total stands at 86, just two away from the school record.
Sasha Carter took her first loss of the season with a 6-4, 6-2 loss to Holy Names’ Natalie Allen. She beat Allen for a state title last season.
Bainbridge travels to the Metro League individual tournament at 8 a.m. Saturday at Lower Woodland.
Hardballers still alive for playoffs
The Bainbridge baseball team is making a late charge for the Metro playoffs.
The Spartans crushed Ingraham 14-0 in five innings April 29, then rallied to defeat Chief Sealth 7-4 Tuesday. They lost to North Kitsap 8-2 Wednesday in a non league game.
Against the Rams, J.J. Wilford was 3 for 3 with two doubles and five RBI while Spencer Hogger was 2 for 4 with two doubles, two RBI and three runs scored.
Against the Seahawks, the Spartans rallied with six runs in their half of the sixth for the win.
Zander Silverman was 3 for 4 with two runs scored while Denney hit a two-run double.
Bainbridge (7-10 overall) plays its last game of the regular season at 4 p.m. Friday when they host Nathan Hale.
Head coach David Smart said they need to win and get some help from other teams to make the playoffs.
Fastpitchers ready for postseason play
The Bainbridge fastpitch team won two games last week with a 19-1 blowout of Ingraham in five innings April 29 and a 8-2 win over Chief Sealth Tuesday.
The Spartans also earned three more forfeit wins from Franklin, Lakeside and Rainier Beach, earning them a playoff spot as they finish the season in second place in the Metro League Mountain Division.
Bainbridge hosts Nathan Hale at 4 p.m. Friday to wrap up the regular season. They host the third seed from the Sound Division in a Metro playoff game May 11.
Kickers finish in second in division
The Bainbridge boys’ soccer team won one non-league game (1-0 over North Kitsap) and one league game (2-0 over Eastside Catholic), but could not overcome Lakeside for the Metro League Mountain Division title.
They traveled to Bishop Blanchet on Thursday to wrap up the regular season.
As the second seed, they play the third seed from the Sound Division at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Interbay Stadium.