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Kang baseball earns post-season first-round bye with victory against Bellevue

One day after getting blown out by Mount Si 10-2, the Lake Washington High School baseball team earned a dramatic, 3-2, win against Bellevue to earn a first-round bye for the postseason on Wednesday.

The win gives Lake Washington sole possession of second place in 3A KingCo as the regular season comes to a close.

The Kangs earned the victory on a Nick Johnson RBI base hit during the eighth inning.

Lake Washington took an early 1-0 lead during the first inning as Alac Wong scored on a wild pitch. The Kangs added a second run during the fourth inning when Shawn Gray scored on fielder's choice.

The Wolverines cut that lead in half during the bottom of the fourth and tied the game in the sixth inning on an RBI double off starting pitcher Zach Johnson.

Johnson atoned, leading off the eighth with a double, giving way to pinch runner Rasik Parikh, who would eventually score the winning run.

Zach Johnson would earn his fifth win of the season and finish up with a 0.78 ERA, second best in school history.

The Kangs will play in the KingCo tournament at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 10 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.

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