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Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - Page updated at 10:30 p.m.
Bellevue eliminated in American Legion World Series
Lakeside Recovery of Bellevue saw its quest for the American Legion Baseball World Series title end in a 4-3 loss to Brooklawn, N.J., on Tuesday night in Shelby, N.C.
Brooklawn (59-5) later lost the title to New Orleans, 4-0.
Lakeside (39-15) made a double play in the bottom of the fourth, but Brooklawn leadoff hitter Pat Kane lined a bases-loaded double off the wall, scoring three runs for a 4-2 lead.
Bellevue's Ethan Kalin, a product of Issaquah High, lined a shot to third with two runners on base. Jimmy Sinatro, a graduate of Skyline High, followed with an RBI single to cut the deficit to 4-3, but the rally ended.
"We thought we'd got out of it after that double play, but we left one pitch up," Bellevue coach Rob Reese told reporters. "And when we got our chance, we hit it right at them and they caught it. Those things happen. They beat us twice by one run, so I tip my hat to them."
Bellevue was led by two hits apiece from Matt Sinatro and Mitchell Morimoto.
Matt Lunde started for Bellevue and allowed four earned runs in five innings. Clayton Huber pitched three innings of scoreless relief.
"Only one team's going away from here without losing," Reese said. "We made it this far. This group wanted to do everything we (coaches) asked."
Brooklawn left-hander Cody Brown went the distance for the win, allowing nine hits but stranding six runners thanks to a pair of double plays and one runner caught stealing.
Kane and Giovanni Gussen had two hits apiece to spark Brooklawn.
Brooklawn, N.J., handed the Bellevue team its only two losses in the tournament, earning a 3-2 victory in 10 innings on Sunday.
Lakeside is made up of players from Issaquah, Skyline and Newport high schools.
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• City officials and contributors to the new Tennis Center at Sand Point will be recognized in a ceremony at 6 p.m. Thursday at the project site. The facility is scheduled to be completed next year.
Compiled from team reports
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