High school baseball: Edmonds-Woodway, Meadowdale eliminated from state tourney

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Edmonds-Woodway won the first game but lost the second Saturday in State 4A baseball tournament action.

In the first game, the Warriors blew a 5-1 lead, then survived in the extra inning against the Vikings (19-6) by scoring two in the top of the eighth on a pair of bases-loaded walks, according to My Edmonds News online news partner The Seattle Times. Mac McLachlan walked with the bases loaded and one out to score pinch-runner Justin Jolly for a 6-5 lead. One batter later, Tate Budnick walked to score brother Ryan Budnick for a 7-5 lead.

Ryan Budnick went 3 for 4 with a solo home run and a pair of doubles. He drove in three runs and scored three.

Puyallup rallied with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, and first baseman James Harris forced the extra frame with a mammoth solo home run to left-center field in the bottom of the seventh.

Ryan Budnick earned the save by retiring the final two batters. He struck out Joey Crunkilton looking to end the game.

In the second game, Bothell rallied to claim a 5-2 victory over the Warriors.  Austin Jones’s two-run home run over the right-field wall gave Edmonds-Woodway (17-8) a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. The Warriors held a 2-1 lead until Bothell’s four-run sixth inning outburst.

In 3A action, Meadowdale lost 19-2 to Enumclaw in first round playoff action. Matt Hirsch led Meadowdale, batting 3-for-3 with a run.

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