WBC 14U team on a roll

  • Written by Don Mann

Jordan DeBoer
Catcher Jordan DeBoer applies the tag on a play at the plate.
The Woodinville Baseball Club 14-and-under team made quick work of the Eastside Huskies Wednesday at Big Finn Park, winning 10-0 in five innings as Micah Hamilton threw a two-hit shutout and Connor Wytko homered and doubled.

The win was Woodinville’s third straight and evened its season record at 11-11 after a slow start.

“The kids are starting to figure it out,” first year head coach Michael Hass said. “Our bats are heating up and we’re scoring lots of runs lately. It’s good to see.”

Woodinville figured out Eastside’s starter early. A first inning one-out walk by Simon Day was followed by consecutive clean singles by Hamilton, Cody Claughton, Chase Winkler and Dylan Axelson before Wytko doubled over the center fielder’s head. One out later Jordan DeBoer and Danny Gregory followed with two more singles as Woodinville put six early runs on the board behind seven hits.

It was more than Hamilton would need as the sophomore-to-be put five zeros on the board, striking out six and walking four. He also hit two batters.

Wytko belted an opposite-field homer well over the right-field fence in the third inning to make it 8-0, his second round-tripper of the season. Winkler went three-for-three, though the baseball gods smiled upon him when his infield popup went untouched for a single. He now carries a team-leading .405 batting average, followed by Hamilton at .365 and Claughton at .349.

Connor Wytko
Staff Photo/Don Mann. Connor Wytko is all smiles after his third-inning homer.
Micah Hamilton
Staff Photo/Don Mann. Micah Hamilton threw a two-hit shutout and got two hits of his own.

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