Oregon State recruit Blake Gibbs blasted a two-run homerun in the fourth inning that made a 7-1 Newport lead seem insurmountable, as the Knights defeated Bellevue 11-2 at Bellevue High School on April 18.
Reid Dilley also came up big for the Knights, going 2 for 2 and knocking in three RBIs for first-place Newport (10-5, 8-3 KingCo 3A).
Brandon Andreini pitched all five innings for Newport, allowing the Wolverines (6-8, 5-6) only four hits. Three of those hits came off the bat of Jeff Melby, who went a perfect 3 for 3 and hit a solo homerun in the third inning.
Newport started the game win three runs in the first inning, then added four in the third and two each in the fourth and fifth.
The Knights lead Skyline by one game for first place. Bellevue is in seventh place, ahead of Sammamish and Interlake.
Other 4/18 games
Ross Kylczyk was perfect for the Totems on Friday.
The junior infielder went 4 for 4, collected three RBIs and earned a save as Sammamish doubled up on Interlake at home 10-5.
Interlake led 4-0 heading into the bottom of the second but the Totems scored five times to take the lead, which they would never relinquish.
Will Minice picked up the win for Sammamish (2-11, 2-10), while Matt Allan was hit with the loss. Interlake falls to 3-12 overall with the loss.
Eastside Catholic 6, O’Dea 0
T.J. Parthemer went five innings, allowing only three hits while striking out nine as the Crusaders shutout O’Dea 6-0.
Parthemer improved his record to 6-0 on the season and was helped by the bat of Matt Boyd, who knocked in four RBIs, including a two-run homerun in the second inning.
Eastside Catholic is now 14-1 overall and 11-0 in the Metro League Mountain Division.