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Redmond's season ends with close loss to Edmonds-Woodway | 4A prep baseball
Redmond High was close to wrapping up a spot in the 4A state baseball tournament, but Edmonds-Woodway High wouldn't fold on Monday in a bi-district game at home.
The hosts scored two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning — which ended with a walk-off RBI double — to defeat Redmond, 3-2, and notch a state berth. Redmond's season is over.
Edmonds-Woodway took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fifth inning. But Redmond came back with two runs in the top of the sixth to take the lead. Redmond's Lucas Eliason had an RBI single and Daniel Bies later scored Eliason on a sacrifice fly.
An inning later, Edmonds-Woodway made its comeback to win.
"We had a true team … guys really came together and all pulled in the same direction toward the same team-based goals. Players accepted roles and each performed at a high level in those roles, be it in games or practice," said Redmond coach Dan Pudwill.
On May 15, Redmond (18-7 overall) scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning en route to a 7-5 victory over Issaquah in the 4A Kingco playoffs at Woodinville High.
In the sixth, Brandon Burditt led off with a single followed by a Bryce Steckler single. Eliason doubled to drive in Burditt. Kyle Francis walked to load the bases. Bies singled scoring the tying runs in Steckler and Eliason. Milo Mincin doubled in the winning runs scoring Bies and Francis. Mincin also pitched the final five outs to get the win.
Redmond beat Issaquah twice in the playoffs.
"The team had no quit and they showed that time and again, constantly coming back when their backs were against the wall at the end of the season. I’ll really miss the 14 seniors that are graduating," Pudwill said.