Bears season ends in loss
By Tim Clinton
It was right back where we started from for the Highline Bears on Friday -- with a lopsided loss to the North Sound Emeralds of Edmonds.
This time the Bears came up short against the Emeralds by a 10-3 score in their semiprofessional baseball season finale at Mel Olson Stadium at Steve Cox Memorial Park in White Center. They also fell to North Sound in their June 2 opener.
The Bears were mostly plagued by walks in Friday's game, giving up 10.
Highline fell behind by a 9-1 score before it put together a two-run rally in the bottom of the eighth to make it 9-3 at the time. North Sound came back with one in the top of the ninth to put the score at its final margin.
The season was not without its highlights between the losses to the Emeralds, however, as the Bears did manage to knock off the Seattle Studs by a 6-3 score July 20, two days after they came from behind for a stunning come-from-behind 8-5 victory over the Wenatchee Apple Sox in Wenatchee.
Highline added another name to its Hall of Fame before the Emeralds' game Friday, inducting general manager and founder Justin Moser. Moser is a graduate of Mount Rainier High School.