Juanita’s Jayson Schroeder unleashes a pitch earlier this season. Andy Nystrom / staff photo

Juanita’s Jayson Schroeder unleashes a pitch earlier this season. Andy Nystrom / staff photo

Juanita’s Schroeder mows down Redmond with perfect game

Rebel strikes out 17 in 8-0 victory

Twenty-one up, 21 down.

Juanita’s Jayson Schroeder fired a perfect game with an 8-0 blanking of Redmond in 3A KingCo baseball action on April 13.

Schroeder fanned 17 Mustang batters along the way.

Juanita scored five runs in the first inning and rolled from there. Seth Riedel and Jayce Guthrie had two hits each and Ryan Trautmann had two RBIs. Riedel and Taylor Peterson supplied doubles.

For Lake Washington on April 14, the Kangs lit up the scoreboard by powering past Sammamish, 23-3.

Nation Wood knocked a grand slam, Sage Quiggle had three hits and four RBIs, and Andrew Urrutia, Braden Boyes and Ben Charlton had two hits each. Wood had two hits and five RBIs.

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Bellevue led 6-0 after two innings, but then Juanita took over.

With eight runs in both the third and fourth innings, Juanita was on its way to an 18-9 victory in 3A KingCo action on April 11.

Peterson and Riedel both homered for the Rebels and combined for five hits and five RBIs. Kelcey Kisker knocked three hits and had five RBIs, JD Worcester had two hits and Austin Santiago added a double.

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Mercer Island’s undefeated season is no more.

Powered by Jesus Vizcarra’s two-run homer and Michael Buchanan’s pitching, Lake Washington defeated the Islanders, 2-1, in 3A KingCo baseball action on April 12 at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland.

Vizcarra’s blast gave the Kangs a 2-0 lead in the second inning, and MI finally tallied in the sixth inning.

Buchanan went the distance, giving up five hits and one walk and striking out three in 103 pitches.

LW also got singles from Ricky Koishida, Travis Lee, Torin Montgomery and Nick Anderson.

The Kangs handed MI its first loss of the season as the Islanders were 7-1 in league and 12-1 overall and stood in first place in 3A KingCo at press time.

LW occupied the second-place spot with a 6-2 record at press time.

For MI on April 12, Alex Shanks had an RBI single, Teague Conder had two hits and Greg Fuchs nailed a triple.

On the mound for the Islanders, Robert Weaver surrendered five hits, fanned four and walked none in 65 pitches over six innings.

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After multiple rainouts, the Lake Washington and Juanita baseball teams finally met in the Kirkland rivalry game on April 10.

With the downtown Lee Johnson Field still soggy from the earlier rain, the 3A KingCo game was moved to the LW turf field on what became a clear, blue-skied Tuesday afternoon.

LW’s Oliver Laufman cranked things up the mound with a one-hit, complete-game outing in the Kangs’ 3-0 victory. The hurler fanned 10 Rebels, surrendered just one walk and whipped 97 pitches over seven innings.

Montgomery’s ground out in the opening inning produced LW’s first run and the Kangs added two more in the fifth. Buchanan added an RBI and the Kangs got two hits from Koishida and one apiece from Lee, Jesus Vizcarra and Wood.

Kyle Taylor knocked Juanita’s lone hit.

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