[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!] Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11 The Highline Bears split their double header on Sunday (May 31) against the Northwest Honkers at Steve Cox Memorial Field in White Center. They won the first game 4-3, and lost the second one 4-13. The second game had a grand slam by the Honkers. Bears outfielder Colton Kelly (#3) is always up to something on the field. He likes to steal bases and almost went over the fence trying to catch the grand slam. Next home game is Friday June 5. These are some of my favorite photos from game 2 (click images to see larger versions/slideshow): [caption id="attachment_86695" align="aligncenter" width="490"]02-31 Justin Moser connects.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86696" align="aligncenter" width="490"]15-31 The grand slam hit by the Honkers.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86692" align="aligncenter" width="490"]30-31 Colton Kelly slides into 3rd.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_86693" align="aligncenter" width="490"]58-31 batter Connor Jones swings.[/caption] 60-31 Thank you for time and consideration, – Isabel Herbruger Age 10 Unofficial Pirate Sport Photographer Here’s a recap from the Bears:

For the first time in 30 years Semi-Pro baseball returned to Steve Cox Memorial Park this past Saturday. Hurricanes. The game included affordable family entertainment, a mascot, music and some intense baseball.  Bonney Lake native and former Tacoma Community College male athlete of the year, Joey Gamache was given the starts against the Hurricanes. Gamache threw seven scoreless innings, only giving up 3 hits and had left off.  Cook pitched six shutout innings, striking out 10 batters and not allowing a base runner the rest of the evening, to carry the Highline Bears to a 1-0 victory over Snoqualmie Valley Hurricanes at Steve Cox Memorial Park in 13 innings. The Highline Bears bats were quite most of the night, hitting had line drives but having few of balls fall in for hits. The game went into extra innings as fans tried to stay late to see some magic happen. In the bottom of the Colton Kelly who was 2-5 on the evening so far stepped to the plate. On a 1-2 pitch left over the plate Kelly hit a walk-off solo home run and gave the Highline Bears the win.  Kelly was solid at the plate for the Highline Bears. Kelly went 3-6, drove in one and scored one run. He singled in the first and tenth innings and homered in the thirteenth inning.  Chris Alkazar was the game’s losing pitcher. He lasted just four innings, walked none, struck out eight, and allowed one run. The Highline Bears are now 2-1 on the season after splitting a double header on Sunday against the Northwest Honkers. Tuesday June 2nd, the Bears will take on the reigning league champ Seattle Studs in Tacoma before returning home on Friday for a rematch against the Snoqualmie Valley Hurricanes. First pitch is at 7 p.m. on Friday and gates open at 6pm. Adults are only $3 and kids 12 & under are free.  Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).
For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com]]>