May 17, 1999
Beth Sabin completed a triumphant debut march through Kingco competition by pitching Inglemoor (19-1) to a 2-0 victory over Bothell in the 4A league championship game.
Displaying no signs of sophomoric immaturity, Sabin tossed a four-hitter with nine strikeouts. Junior catcher Kirsten L'Heureux drove in Janelle Sotelo for a first-inning run and Lindsey Pugh escaped a rundown to score in the seventh. The Viking defense did the rest, as Inglemoor earned the top seed in next week's double-elimination district tourney. Bothell is seeded second.
Woodinville girls are seeded third in district, after a 3-1 win over Lake Washington to gain the Kingco third seed at district. Melissa Salios tossed a six-hitter. Erin Potter, Cassie Scott, and Katie Wilson drove in Falcon runs, to earn a shot at Wesco's No. 2 seed next Saturday. The win avenged two close losses to Lake Washington during league play.
Inglemoor boys lost a tough game to Juanita in the Kingco 4A championship game, when Rebel Kamron Danielson hit a solo homer in the sixth to snap a 5-5 tie. Viking Dave Freeburg tied the game with a three-run homer in the fourth, and the Vikings had to fight back for another tie with two runs in the sixth. Inglemoor's loss was especially disappointing, after leading the league all season. The Vikings played Eastlake Monday night (after press time) to determine Kingco's No. 2 seed in the state tournament.