Royals sports roundup: Baseball beats Cedarcrest, softball loses to Everett

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The Lynnwood Royals baseball and softball teams were on opposite ends of shutouts on Tuesday, with the baseball squad picking up a victory while the Lady Royals were getting blanked.

Josh Latimer pitched a complete-game five-hitter as the Royals defeated the Cedarcrest Red Wolves 6-0 in Wesco League South Conference action at Lynnwood High School. Latimer struck out 10 in the effort; the senior helped his own cause at the plate too, going 2-for-3 with two RBI.

The win was the first for the Royals in Wesco League South Conference play after going 5-1 to start the season. Lynnwood is currently ranked No. 9 in the statewide 3A baseball poll by washingtonbaseballpoll.com.

On the softball diamond, Everett’s Jackie Rookaird threw a five-inning no-hitter as the Seagulls beat the Lynnwood Royals 11-0 at Lincoln Field in Everett. Rookaird struck out 13 Royals in the mercy-rule shortened game.

Prep Baseball: Cedarcrest at Lynnwood, April 2

Cedarcrest 0   0 0     0 0 0    0 — 0    5 4

Lynnwood 0   0 4     1 0 1    x — 6    6 0

Winning pitcher: Josh Latimer (Lynnwood)

Losing pitcher: Luke Mallory (Cedarcrest)

Records: Lynnwood 1-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League South Conference, 6-1 overall; Cedarcrest 0-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 2-7 overall

Lynnwood next game: versus Cedarcrest; Wednesday, April 3; 4 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall

Prep Softball: Lynnwood at Everett, April 2

Lynnwood 0   0 0     0 0 x    x — 0    0 3

Everett 5   6 0     0 x x    x — 11    6 0

Winning pitcher: Jackie Rookaird (Everett)

Losing pitcher: Abigail Young (Lynnwood)

Records: Lynnwood 1-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 2-8 overall; Everett 4-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 8-2 overall

Lynnwood next game: versus Snohomish; Monday, April 8; 4 p.m. at Snohomish High School

— By Doug Petrowski

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