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