Hazen bests Liberty 6-2 in nonconference baseball matchup
April 5, 2012
In a 2A/3A KingCo Conference versus Seamount matchup March 20, the Hazen High School baseball team bested the Liberty Patriots with a final score of 6-2.
The game was played at Liberty.
Hazen was able to start the game strong with two runs scored in the top of the first inning by junior Jared Howell and senior Jimmy Schmidt.
Hazen senior Zac Kolterman and junior Cody Moorhead had one RBI each in the first.
Hazen added one run in the second inning with a leadoff single by senior Sam Cook, who scored on a game-winning RBI single by senior Kyle Arinobu to bring the score to 3-0.
The Patriots added their first run scored to the board in the fourth inning after an RBI-single by senior Blake Reeve.
Liberty closed in on the Highlanders in the fifth inning after an RBI-single by sophomore Loren Archibald, but Hazen pulled away from the Patriots to lead the contest, 5-2, after six innings played.
Hazen ended its scoring efforts with one additional run scored in the seventh.
Jake Kolterman, a Hazen sophomore, went on to be selected as the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s state athlete of the week for March 18-24 after he was one strike from a no-hitter before settling for a one-hit, 12-0 shutout against Kennedy Catholic High School on March 22.
Kolterman finished the game with 12 strikeouts and one walk.