Rick Lewis
Highline High School’s Ryan Brett (class of 2010) made his Major League debut for the Tampa Bay Rays this weekend vs. the New York Yankees. Sunday Ryan led off the ninth inning as a pinch hitter, doubling off the deep left-center field wall on a 2-1 count.

SLIDESHOW: Highline Major Leaguer

By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR Highline High School graduate Ryan Brett was set to make his Major League Baseball starting debut Tuesday night as the second baseman for the Tampa Bay Rays. Brett and the Rays are hosting the Boston Red Sox this week, after he made his first plate appearances at home against the New York Yankees this past weekend. "He's a prospect for the Majors starting at second base," said Brett's agent, Nik Lubisich of the Northwest Sports Management Group. "It's a big accomplishment." Brett flew out to left in his first at-bat in the Majors against the Yankees, then walked his second trip to the plate. Brett then doubled off the wall for a double in his third plate appearance, giving him a .500 average (1-for-2) going into Wednesday's first start against the Red Sox. "His parents and myself went down to Tampa for the debut over the weekend," Lubisich said. "So it's a big deal for the family." Brett has been with Lubisich and his Northwest Sports Management Group since he signed with the Rays in 2010, which was also the year the business. More ›

Seattle Christian sweeps

Courtesy article by Gerardo Bolong

For Seattle Christian, it was more fun in the sun under blue skies.

Sophomore Carlee Ronish crafted a four-hitter with 10 strike outs and only one walk as the Seattle Christian softball team completed a sweep of three games for the week in a 9-1 nonleague 1A victory at Klahowya (Silverdale) on Fri., April 17.

The visiting Warriors systematically took control of the event, beginning with a three-run first inning. Klahowya's Eagles soared briefly to put together enough offense to score their only run of the game in the home half of the first.

Seattle Christian earned runners on base in the second inning on the way to another three-spot run production and a 6-1 lead.

As their defense held tough, the Warriors notched two additional runs in the fourth inning plus a lone counter in the sixth inning.

In their nine-hit attack over seven full innings, the powerful Warriors were led by shortstop Kelli Ronish who batted 3-for-3 with double and four runs scored.

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Tim Clinton
Safeco Field will be alive with fans this week as the Houston Astros and Minnesota Twins come to town.

Sportswatch for the week of April 22-28

By Tim Clinton

High schools

Chief Sealth will visit Seattle Prep at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday and West Seattle travels to Bainbridge at 4 p.m.
Meanwhile, Highline drops in on Kennedy Catholic at 3:30 p.m. as Tyee visits Foster and Evergreen hosts Hazen. Seattle Christian hosts Charles Wright at 4 p.m.
Thursday's schedule has Seattle Christian entertaining Vashon and Seattle Lutheran going to the South End Recreation Area in Tacoma to play Mount Rainier Lutheran at 4 p.m., with Highline hosting Sammamish at 7 p.m.
West Seattle gets a 3:30 p.m. visit from Bainbridge on Friday and Chilef Sealth hosts Seattle Prep at 4 p.m., with Highline going to Tyee at 3:30 p.m. as Kennedy entertains Renton, Foster visits Hazen and Evergreen goes to Lindbergh.
Monday at 4 p.m. West Seattle and Chief Sealth face off at the Southwest Athletic Complex as Foster hosts Cascade Christian and Seattle Christian goes to Vashon. Tyee goes to Evergreen at 3:30 p.m.

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