SPORTS BRIEFS: Former Wildcat pitcher leads Merchants to win

  • Tue Jun 22nd, 2010 8:30pm

Despite lacking control, Everett Merchants starting pitcher Seafth Howe still held the Seattle Studs to just one run in a 6-1 Pacific International League win June 15 at the University of Puget Sound.

Howe, an Archbishop Murphy High School graduate, walked five and struck out four Seattle batters through six innings while Ian Parmley earned the save with three scoreless innings of relief in the win.

Everett opened the game up with a four-run fourth inning spearheaded by a solo home run from Andy Lyon and a two-run single by Kyle Phillips.

Garrett Patterson added a run-scoring single in the fourth. Phillips also had an RBI in the third inning for the first-place Merchants.

Kane named 2A player of year

Tyler Kane, who helped lead Archbishop Murphy to third place in the Class 2A state tournament last month in Yakima, was named to the Washington State Baseball Coaches Association 2A All-State first team as both a pitcher and infielder.

The WSBCA announced its 4A, 3A, 2A and A-B all-state selections on Thursday.

Archbishop Murphy coach Stan Taloff was named 2A Coach of the Year and Wildcats infielder Jake Hines made the 2A second team.

The following local players also were honored:

4A second team: Mountlake Terrace’s Aaron Brooks

3A first team: Meadowdale’s Taylor Brennan.

Two locals earn all-star nods

Archbishop Murphy’s Alex Martinez (running back/defensive back) and King’s Nick Swanson (wide receiver/defensive back) are on the West team for the 2010 Earl Barden All-Star Classic, which features the state’s top senior football players from Class 2A, 1A, 2B and 1B schools.

The game is scheduled for 1 p.m. June 26 in Yakima.