Skyview bats quiet in bi-district loss to Beamer
Titans pitcher Brower limits Storm to four hits
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
In other losses, the Skyview baseball team could point to its five errors as the reason. Tuesday, the Storm can simply point to their four hits.
Pitcher Matt Brower was masterful at Propstra Stadium, leading Beamer from Federal Way to a 6-0 win over Skyview in a 4A bi-district playoff game.
Constantly hitting the strike zone with his first pitch, the senior kept the Storm guessing in all seven innings and fanned six batters.
Skyview’s defense was by no means where it would have liked to have been. But on this evening, it might not have mattered.
“That was probably the best pitcher we’ve seen all year,” Storm senior Cole Buruse said. “But we should have done a little better on him.”
Skyview (15-6) can still make the state tournament by beating Stadium of Tacoma today at 4 p.m. at Art Wright Field in Kent.
After Beamer scored in the first inning via a Sam Kosbab double, fielding mishaps plagued the Storm the rest of the night.
Kosbab would reach on an error in the third, which moved Jarred Brother to second and allowed him to score on a single on the next at-bat.
An inning later, Lawyer Braun would come home on an error to give the Titans a 3-0 lead, and two at-bats later, Kosbab’s double would score two more.
Beamer tacked on one more run in the seventh.
“They took advantage of our mistakes. They put themselves in good spots, we put ourselves in tougher spots,” said Skyveiw coach Eric Estes, whose team had won 11 straight before Tuesday. “You get a little momentum, or a run here or there, and it can change the complexion.”