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And now, our top story of the year in Valley sports. BY: Rhett Workman - Snoqualmie Valley Sport Journal - 12.30.11
1. Mount Si baseball wins first state title in dramatic fashion
The Mount Si Wildcats baseball team in 2011 had a new coach, , and he inherited a strong group of players who had underachieved a bit in 2010, resulting in his predecessor, Chaz Carr, being let go. , a former Eastside Catholic assistant coach making his first go-round as a head man in high school baseball, instituted an exciting brand of offensive baseball which, combined with the solid play of a number of the team’s top players, helped Mount Si dominate KingCo throughout the spring, ultimately leading to a KingCo championship and a trip to the state tournament for the first time since your editor’s graduation year of 1997, where they made it through regional's and into the state finals.
The semifinals and finals were both heart stopping, with Mount Si winning the semifinal game against Kennewick’s Kamiakin by one run on a play at the plate for the last out of the game, then in the finals, the Wildcats rallying from a 4-2 deficit against Shorewood with two outs in the bottom of the final inning to score three runs to take the state title. READ ARTICLEBig night tonight for Wildcat baseball Posted by Rhett Workman on December 13, 2011 Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
Mount Si’s 2011 state champion baseball team is set to be recognized tonight by the high school. The school will be unveiling the state championship banner for the Wildcat baseball program during a ceremony which is scheduled for halftime of tonight’s Mount Si boys basketball game against Juanita. Players and coaches from the 2011 championship team will be honored during the ceremony, and this should include most of the seniors who graduated following that triumph back in May, including Tim Proudfoot, Robb Lane, Dustin Breshears and Max Brown.Message from Head Coach :November 16, 2011November 9th marked the first NCAA Letter of Intent signing period for this year’s Senior crop of student-athletes. Reece Karalus leads a talented trio of Mount Si pitchers that are expected to sign with Division I programs.
The powerful right-hander was touted by many schools this fall and has accepted a scholarship to play at Santa Clara University of the West Coast Conference next year. Karalus helped lead the Wildcats to their first ever State Championship in school history last spring. This year, the Wildcats look to repeat again with a solid core of last year’s team returning to the diamond.
The Wildcats open up this year on February 27th and have a very tough non-league schedule planned again this season. The Wildcats will match up with last year’s 4A State Champion, Bothell High School, on March 13th. Mount Si will make another trip back to Safeco Field on April 28th to face Puyallup High School in the 2012 High School Classic, hosted by the Seattle Mariners.
2012 Non-League Schedule:
March 13th: Bothell High School (2011 4A State Champions) at Bothell
March 15th: Skyline High School at Skyline
March 23rd: Redmond High School (2011 4A 4th Place Finish at State) at Mount Si
March 24th: Double Header at La Pierre Field vs Kennewick High School at 11AM and Kamiakin High School (2011 3A 4th Place Finish at State) at 3PM
April 28th: Puyallup High School @ Safeco Field Another Division I scholarship for a member of Mount Si’s Class of 2011By Rhett Workman - Snoqualmie Valley Sport Journal - 08.17.11Another key piece of the 2011 Mount Si baseball state champion team has signed a Division I college scholarship. Wildcat class of 2011 grad Dustin Breshears, who was the team’s second baseman this past spring and helped lead Mount Si to its first baseball state title, Tuesday night inked on the dotted line with Spokane’s Gonzaga University. Breshears, who hit .301 this spring with two homers and 18 RBI’s, joins fellow recent grad Tim Proudfoot in signing a baseball Division I scholarship. Proudfoot, as we reported to you several weeks ago, signed with Texas Tech. READ ARTICLEPROUDFOOT SIGNS LOI WITH TEXAS TECH:By Rhett Workman - Snoqualmie Valley Sport Journal - 06.23.11Former Mount Si baseball player Tim Proudfoot officially signed his letter of intent last night to attend Texas Tech this fall. Proudfoot, who was one of several seniors who recently graduated from Mount Si, put his “John Hancock” on the document in front of friends and family at a ceremony in North Bend. Proudfoot hit .360 with nine homers, helping lead the Wildcats to their first-ever state title in baseball this spring. He is one of 26 members of the Mount Si Class of 2011 who signed scholarships or declared their intent to play college sports next school year. READ ARTICLEMajor story out of Mount Si’s baseball program. One of the seniors from this year’s state champion team has signed with a D-I college to play next spring. SS Tim Proudfoot, who hit .360 this spring with 9 home runs and 21 RBI’s, has signed with Texas Tech, a Big 12 school from Lubbock, TX. READ ARTICLEThe North Bend City Council and Mayor Ken Hearing have issued the following invitation:Mayor Hearing would like to recognize the fantastic win by the Mt Si High School Baseball Team at our Tuesday, June 7thCouncil meeting. The meeting is at 7 p.m. at the Mt Si Senior Center in North Bend. It would be wonderful if the Coaches and as many of the players that could make it could be present when the Mayor reads a special proclamation recognizing them as 3A Champions.Athletes of the Week for 6-1 BY: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 05.31.11
Our final athlete of the week for the school year. Since we started with boys and this is a boys week, we have both boys and girls to close out the school year.
MOUNT SI BOYS – Any number of baseball players could have earned this honor, but we give this final award to Daniel Besmer, for his tremendous throw to the plate which nailed what would have been the game-tying run in their state semifinal game against Kamiakin for the final out of the contest.READ ARTICLESTATE CHAMPS! Mount Si baseball claims school's first-ever state title in nail biter win - By: Seth Truscott - Snoqualmie Valley RecordLeaping, cheering and embracing in midair, Mount Si High School's boys of 2011 hefted the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association trophy high overhead, celebrating the school's first ever win of a state baseball championship. The win, claimed in a nail-biting bottom-of-the-seventh push against Shorewood on Saturday, May 28, embodied the 'Cats' never-give-up attitude. The Wildcats had taken the lead in the first, 2-0, but fell behind as the Thunderbirds racked up two scores in the third and fourth, then a homer in the fifth to bring home two runners. READ ARTICLE
MOUNT SI WINS IT!
WILDCATS ARE 2011 WASHINGTON STATE 3A CHAMPIONS!
MESSAGE FROM OUR HEAD COACH:
Fans, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you followers of the baseball program this year! These young men achieved something that has never been accomplished in 60 years at Mount Si High School. They may only be young men, but they will go down as Legends in the surrounding community. It has been my pleasure in my first year as Head Coach at Mount Si to bring a State Championship to the Valley for all to enjoy! This is not just a feat for the baseball program, but for the entire Wildcat Nation!This was not just a team, but a family that bonded together to achieve a goal that not many can say they have done before. These young men have earned the credit they so rightfully deserve!It is amazing what can be achieved when no one cares who receives the credit. Hard work always prevails. Please join me and congratulating these young men on their historical season.2011 KingCo 3A Regular Season Champions, 2011 KingCo 3A Tournament Champions, and the 2011 3A State Champions!Best, - Head Coach
The Mount Si baseball team celebrates with the WIAA 3A trophy following their 5-4 win Saturday, May 28, over Shorewood. Seth Truscott / Snoqualmie Valley Record
Watch the final inning that won the Championshipapologies for the quality - the camera kept focusing on the screen
Slideshow: STATE CHAMPS! Mount Si baseball claims school's first-ever state title in nail biter win By SETH TRUSCOTT Snoqualmie Valley Record Editor 05.31.11, 1:47 PM
Leaping, cheering and embracing in midair, Mount Si High School’s boys of 2011 hefted the Washington Interscholastic Athletics Association 3A trophy high overhead, celebrating the school’s first-ever win of a state baseball championship.
The win, claimed in a nail-biting bottom-of-the-seventh push against Shorewood on Saturday, May 28, embodied the ‘Cats’ never-give-up attitude. SLIDE SHOWAdditional Photos From Seth TruscottKingCo 4A Conference 2011 All-League Baseball TeamsClick here for full list
PLAYER OF THE YEAR:MAX BROWN FIRST TEAM:
MAX BROWN, Sr. - OFTREVOR LANE, Jr. - PDUSTIN BRESHEARS, Sr. - 2BTIM PROUDFOOT, Sr. - SS SECOND TEAM:
RYAN ATKINSONSHANE DIXONROBB LANETREVOR TAYLORSVSJ commentary: A heart stopping season, a heart stopping championship finish for Wildcat baseball BY: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 05.31.11
The 2011 baseball season for the Mount Si Wildcats had its share of many great thrills. All the big hits. Plenty of excitement on the base paths. Many huge individual performances. The dramatic walk-off wins. The great pitching. The long blasts from names such as Breshears, Proudfoot and Brown. READ ARTICLE
Mount Si, Jackson earn state titles ERIC D. WILLIAMS; Staff writer The News Tribune
Published: 05/29/1112:05 am
One out from defeat, the Mount Si Wildcats stayed aggressive and found a way to push three runs across the plate, claiming the first baseball title in school history with in a come-from-behind 5-4 win over Shorewood in the Class 3A state championship Saturday evening at Heidelberg Field.READ ARTICLEMOUNT SI DID IT!!! Dramatic finish to a heart-stopping season gives Wildcats state baseball title
By: Rhett Workman - Snoqualmie Valley Sport Journal - 05.28.11
If you thought that Mount Si’s season couldn’t get any more dramatic, tonight’s final act of the 2011 Wildcat baseball team certainly put a new meaning to that word.
Mount Si took advantage of three Shorewood mistakes with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally for a 5-4 win and claim their first ever state baseball championship, and the biggest sports title for the school since 1977’s state boys’ basketball crown. READ ARTICLELast-gasp rally gives Mount Si first championship / 3A Baseball
When Robb Lane was 12, he played for an all-star squad in an important tournament game. His team trailed. He was the last man to bat, the...
By Mason Kelley - Seattle Times staff reporter - 05.28.11
TACOMA — When Robb Lane was 12, he played for an all-star squad in an important tournament game. His team trailed. He was the last man to bat, the final hope. And he struck out.
With two outs in the seventh inning of the Class 3A state championship game Saturday, Mount Si trailed by two runs. Lane stepped to the plate and looked back on that moment.
This time, he delivered. His hit provided the momentum that led to Mount Si's 5-4 victory over second-ranked Shorewood at Cheney Stadium. He sparked the rally that delivered the fifth-ranked Wildcats' first state baseball championship. READ ARTICLE
Star Times soccer, baseball and softball teamsSeattle Times - 05.23.11
How the Star Times teams are selected. Star Times all-area teams are chosen after the regular season by Seattle Times reporters, freelancers and editors. Selections must be from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in Metro and WesCo.READ ARTICLE
Max Brown - Mount Si, OF, Sr.Wildcats' center fielder helped them claim the KingCo 3A/2A championship, hitting .508 with 24 stolen bases, 27 runs and 20 RBI through 21 games. Also hit eight doubles and three home runs.
Some items of interest….From the Seattle Times, they announced their Star Times selections. Mount Si senior baseball CF Max Brown was named to the Star Times’ baseball squad, the only spring athlete from Mount Si to get this distinction. Brown is one of three Wildcat baseball players who have signed with Bellevue College to play baseball next spring for that program. READ ARTICLEHere it is. Who do we think wins it all? Mount Si or the other guys? Previewing and picking today’s state title baseball game By: Rhett Workman - Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal - 05.28.11
The biggest day in Mount Si baseball history is here. A state title shot, one which Mount Si has never had, and one which may not happen again for years to come.
MOUNT SI WILDCATS BASEBALL
WIAA 3A STATE BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
MOUNT SI WILDCATS VS. SHOREWOOD (SHORELINE) THUNDERBIRDS
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2011 – CHENEY STADIUM – TACOMA – 4:00 FIRST PITCH
Mount Si advanced to today’s title game after a dramatic finish yesterday, a finish which will forever be ingrained in the history of this program. Remember the play. Bottom seven, one out, runner Jonny Allen from Kamiakin on third with the potential game-tying run. Count is three balls and one strike. Braves hitter Joey Jansen hits a fly ball to mid-left field, caught by Wildcat LF Daniel Besmer. Looks like a sac fly and the run will score, but wait. Besmer had other plans. He fired a strike, an absolute cannon of a strike, right to home and waiting there to receive it was C Robb Lane. READ ARTICLE
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HEREMount Si to play Shorewood in 3A state baseball championship May 27, 2011 - By Administrator - SnoValleyStar.com
Mount Si’s 3-2 win over Kamiakin to advance to the 3A state baseball championship game came down to a play at the plate.READ ARTICLE
Mount Si catcher Robb Lane blocks the plate from Kamiakin’s Jonny Allen in the Wildcats’ 3-2 win over the Braves. (Photo by Sandy Horvath)
Five errors, one hit, yet Jackson moves on...the 2nd Game...Mt. Si ERIC D. WILLIAMS; Staff writer - Published: 05/28/11 4:06 am - The News Tribune
The second game came down to the wire as well, with Mount Si needing a dramatic play to seal a 3-2 win over Kamiakin (22-6). With one out and the Wildcats clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, Kamiakin first baseman Jonny Allen singled, took second base on a sacrifice bunt by catcher Joey Flores and advanced to third on wild pitch by Mount Si’s Trevor Lane.
READ ARTICLEShorewood, Mount Si reach final | 3A Baseball
Shorewood handed top-ranked Camas its first loss, 2-1, and Mount Si edged Kamiakin 3-2 to advance to the state championship game. By Mason Kelley - Seattle Times staff reporter - 05.27.11
TACOMA — One more.
After falling to Richland in the Class 4A semifinals in 2010, it didn't take long for Shorewood to establish a theme for this season. From that moment, the Thunderbirds' goal was one more. One more round of batting practice. One more set of ground balls. One more win in the state playoffs. Riding Blake Snell's powerful left arm and Trevor Mitsui's sweet swing, second-ranked Shorewood did just enough to hand top-ranked Camas its first loss, 2-1, in the Class 3A semifinals at Cheney Stadium Friday morning.READ ARTICLEState title on the line for Mount Si baseball Saturday in Tacoma Snoqualmie Valley Record - May 27 2011, 9:17 PM
Mount Si High School's boys baseball team plays for a state title, 4 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. The title shot follows a 3-2 win over Kamiakin Friday, May 27, at Tacoma. READ ARTICLEWildcat baseball, on dramatic game-ending play, earns trip to state finals By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 05.27.11
Mount Si baseball’s run through state has been very dramatic. Today, the Wildcats played for the right to compete for the state title, and once again, it came down to one heart-stopping play. And once again, the Wildcats were on the right side of it, sending them to the state championship game tomorrow.
A double play which ended with a play at the plate helped Mount Si escape with a hard-fought 3-2 win over the Kamiakin Braves from Kennewick in a game that will be remembered for a number of strange incidents, both on and off the field. In addition to all the big plays in the field, there were three delays in the contest – one for a bat issue and two others for fan conduct problems with Mount Si fans. READ ARTICLEMount Si coach 's path to coaching success Posted by Mason Kelley - Seattle Times Prep Sports Desk
While working on "5 Things to Watch" heading into the final week of the spring sports season, I had an interesting conversation with Mount Si baseball coach .
Since I didn't have space to cover it in my story earlier this week, I wanted to cover his path to coaching success here on the blog.
After graduating from Lake Washington High School, attended Columbia Basin Community College before moving on to pitch at Washington. He spent a year as the closer on a team that featured Tim Lincecum. READ ARTICLEMount Si baseball advances to semifinal round in state playoffs
May 25, 2011 - By Dan Catchpole - SnoValleyStar.com
The Wildcats’ Ryan Atkinson reaches around Enumclaw catcher DJ Hitch to avoid the tag and score in Mount Si’s 6-2 win in the state playoffs. Trevor Lane (2) watches the play up close. By Dan Catchpole
Mount Si High School was one out away from advancing to the semifinals in the 3A state baseball playoffs when DJ Hitch stepped up to bat for Enumclaw. The Hornets had a runner on first base, but the Wildcats led 6-2. On the second pitch of the at-bat, Hitch connected. When Mount Si shortstop Tim Proudfoot saw the ball come off the bat, he said he had one thought, “I am going to catch this ball no matter what.” READ ARTICLE
Mount Si’s baseball team is in uncharted territory. The 3A state semifinals. Friday at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma, the Wildcats play Kennewick’s Kamiakin for the right to compete for the state title Saturday, also at Cheney Stadium. And like their previous two opponents, it looks as if Mount Si may have their work cut out for them. READ ARTICLE5 Things to Watch in spring sports championships
By Mason Kelley - Seattle Times staff reporter
Mount Si follows young baseball coach's lead
3 is only 25, just a few years removed from being the closer for the University of Washington baseball team. READ ARTICLEBraves Relying on Prior State Tourney Experience By: www.SWXrightnow.com - Posted: May 24, 2011 6:08 PM PDT - Updated: May 24, 2011 6:17 PM PDT
Kennewick, WA - It's been a series of near misses for Kamiakin Braves boys athletics this year. In the fall, Braves football finished second in state, after losing to Bellevue in the 3A state title game, in the Tacoma Dome. In March, Kamiakin finished third, after falling to Lakes in the semi-finals. READ ARTICLEOPINION: Community support makes an awesome state baseball run possible By SETH TRUSCOTT - Snoqualmie Valley Record Editor - May 24 2011, 4:08 PM
If there’s a local dream team, the 2011 Mount Si High School baseball team is it. The senior-heavy varsity team’s long-awaited return to state was 14 years in the making—a lot of the team has been playing together since middle school; several of these young men traveled in winning Little League seasons. READ ARTICLEGET YOUR TICKETS AND RIDE THE FAN BUS ON FRIDAYThe Varsity Team will play in the Semi Finals of the State Tournament on Friday at 1:00 at Cheney Stadium vs. Kamiakin. The school has arranged a Rooter Bus for the students who would like to come to the game - cost is $15 and covers cost of entry. The bus will leave school at 11:00 and the students will need to arrange for early dismissal through the attendance office. This is a great way for the kids to get down to Cheney Stadium without having to drive. We hope to see you all down there!Mount Si secures spot in semifinals | 3A Baseball
The fifth-ranked Wildcats hammered Meadowdale 19-2 and beat No. 3 Enumclaw 6-2 with timely hitting and impressive pitching. By Mason Kelley - Seattle Times staff reporter
BELLEVUE — Trevor Lane equated Mount Si's success on the baseball field to "building a new franchise." With a new coaching staff, led by , and a group of players who bought into the system, the fifth-ranked Wildcats have exceeded expectations all season. On Saturday, Mount Si opened the day with its first state playoff victory and carried that momentum into the second game, a 6-2 victory over third-ranked Enumclaw at Bannerwood Park. READ ARTICLEDefending champ O'Dea stopped by Camas | 3A Baseball The two-time defending state champ Irish ran out of pitching and offense against the top-ranked Papermakers in a 12-3 defeat in the regional finals. By Matt Calkins - Special to The Seattle Times
CENTRALIA — For the second consecutive year, the O'Dea baseball team ended its season with a game against Camas. Problem is, this time the Irish left the field in much more somber spirits. In Saturday's Class 3A state quarterfinal, O'Dea fell to the top-ranked Papermakers 12-3, ending its bid for a third straight state title. The Irish beat Camas in the championship game last season, but it was evident in the rematch that these were much different teams this year. READ ARTICLEA historic day for Wildcat baseball By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 05.21.11
It was a historic day for Mount Si’s baseball team yesterday as they won their first ever state tournament games and made their first ever trip to the state semifinals with wins over two top-10 powers from the South Sound at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.
It all started with a come-from-behind win over the Timberline Blazers. Down 2-0 in the third, the Wildcats used another big inning to get the lead, then junior ace pitcher Trevor Lane took over and shut down the Blazers bats as Mount Si held on for a 4-2 win. READ ARTICLE
Mount Si beats Enumclaw to advance in state playoffs May 21, 2011 By Dan Catchpole - SnoValleyStar.com
Mount Si’s pitching and defense quieted Enumclaw’s powerful offense Saturday evening in the second round of the state baseball playoffs. The Wildcats’ Reece Karalus pitched a complete game in the 6-2 win. Mount Si’s infield turned several would-be hits into outs. Shortstop Tim Proudfoot laid out for a diving catch to end the game. Mount Si plays 1 p.m. May 27 at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.
4a/3a baseball: Olympia overpowered by Redmond, 15-2; Mount Si concludes Timberline’s year, 4-2 The Olympian - Published May 22, 2011
TACOMA – 3A REGIONAL - Mount Si 4, Timberline 2: Despite a two-run early lead, errors doomed the Blazers and led to Mount Si’s rally in a 3A regional loss to the Wildcats at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. The loss ends Timberline’s season at 20-4. Timberline got on the scoreboard first, scoring two runs in the second inning. David Padilla and Robbie Ortiz both scored in the inning to give the Blazers an early 2-0 lead. Ben Smith was 2-for-3 and Ortiz was 1-for-3 with a run scored. Together they accounted for three of the Blazers’ four hits. READ ARTICLEMount Si beats Timberline in state baseball playoffs May 21, 2011 - By Dan Catchpole - SnoValleyStar.com
Mount Si beat Timberline 4-2 in the first round of the state baseball playoffs Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. It is Mount Si’s first win in the state playoffs. Trevor Lane pitched a complete game and hit a two run double to give the Wildcats the lead. Lane struggled in the second inning, giving up two runs. The junior had trouble locating his pitches. But Lane settled down in the third inning, quickly retiring Timberline’s batters in order. READ ARTICLEMount Si baseball hammers Enumclaw, Timberline to head to final four By SETH TRUSCOTT - Snoqualmie Valley Record Editor - May 21 2011, 8:17 PM · UPDATED
The Mount Si High School baseball team heads to Tacoma and the final four of the state 3A championships this week after downing Timberline and Enumclaw Saturday afternoon, May 21, at Bellevue's Bannerwood Park. With the state trip more than a decade in the making, the Mount Si boys had to overcome the daunting prospect of state play. But strong moves, like junior Ryan Atkinson's first home run of his high school career, built confidence and helped power the big wins.
BREAKING NEWS: Wildcat baseball makes history Written by Rhett Workman
May 21, 2011 at 2:49 pm
Mount Si’s baseball team used a big inning and some strong pitching by their ace to post their first state tournament win in school history. Ryan Atkinson homered to key a four-run third and pitcher Trevor Lane shut down the Timberline bats the rest of the way, striking out 10 in a complete-game effort as the Wildcats doubled up the Blazers from Lacey 4-2 in the state tournament opener at Bannerwood Park which just finished minutes ago. Mount Si advances to play in about an hour against either Meadowdale or Enumclaw.Your first look at Mount Si baseball’s opening round state playoff opponent By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 05.17.11
Saturday, Mount Si’s baseball team will embark on a mission they haven’t embarked on since your editor was a high school senior – and baseball team student manager – back in 1997. Mount Si will play in the opening round of the state 3A baseball tournament, and their opponent will be a tough one. READ ARTICLEThe State game vs. Timberline in on Saturday at 1:00 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. If we win this one, we will play again at 4:00. The parking lot at Bannerwood is not large and the school has arranged a Rooter Bus for the students who would like to attend the game with a spirited bus load of fans! The cost will be $10 (includes the $6 entry fee) and they can sign up for it at school. We hope to see all of you out there - this should be a great couple of games!Mount Si Wins 3A Championship By: www.kingcobaseball.blogspot.com
Mount Si and Lake Washington played a championship game for the ages on Friday night. Saturday brought the end of the KingCo baseball playoffs, with district and state tournament games left to be played. Friday, 5/13 - KingCo 3A Championship
Mount Si 1, Lake Washington 0 (8 innings) - Dustin Breshears' single in the bottom of the eighth inning plated Ryan Atkinson with the game's lone run, as Mount Si edged Lake Washington in dramatic fashion for the KingCo 3A championship. The epic game featured two dominant pitchers, with Mount Si's Reece Karalus and LW's Spencer Jackson controlling the game all night. READ MOREBASEBALL | Mount Si Wildcats earn first trip to state playoffs since 1997 May 14, 2011 - By Dan Catchpole - SnoValleyStar.com
Pitching ruled the day in the championship game of the 3A KingCo Conference tournament. Mount Si’s Reece Karalus pitched eight innings of shutout ball, while Lake Washington’s Spencer Jackson quieted the Wildcats bats for nearly as long.READ ARTICLEMount Si baseball claims KingCo title, wins state trip for first time in 14 years. May 17 2011, 2:13 PM - Snoqualmie Valley Record The Mount Si baseball team claimed a 1-0 win over Lake Washington Friday, May 13, at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, claiming the KingCo 3A title and an automatic berth to state play, the first trip in 14 years.
To get there, the Wildcats had to run a gauntlet of the Kangs’ battery, with pitcher Spencer Jackson giving up seven hits. But Mount Si senior pitcher Reece Karalus and the Wildcat defense also kept up the pressure; between the strikes and fly outs, the game was scoreless for eight innings.READ ARTICLEWildcat baseball wins KingCo Title By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 5-14-11
The Mount Si baseball team came into last night’s league title game looking to exorcise the demons of the past. The Wildcats had not made state since 1997, and two golden opportunities to punch state berths since then, in 2005 and last year, both fell short with collapses in the KingCo Tournament, collapses which were likely factors in the program’s coaching changes both following the 2007 season (Gary McGregor let go, replaced by Chaz Carr) and last year (Carr let go, replaced by ). This year’s senior class has been out on a mission: to forget about all that and bring home glory. And they did just that. READ ARTICLEAthletes of the Week for 5-18 Rhett Workman - May 16, 2011 - SVSJ
MOUNT SI - Baseball this week, and it is more history. The award goes to senior Dustin Breshears, whose eighth-inning single scored teammate Ryan Atkinson and gave Mount Si the KingCo title with a thrilling 1-0 win over Lake Washington Friday night. The win sent the Wildcats to the state tournament for the first time since 1997 and their reward will be a very tough Timberline team Saturday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.FROM OUR HEAD COACH :To the Fans: Welcome to a new season! Playoff baseball is underway and the 'Cats are looking to break into the state tournament since 1997. The team is poised and prepared for the task at hand. The past is in the past and the future is in front of us. Get ready for a wild ride as it the push for State starts Thursday Night! All of you Wildcat fans please come out and support these student-athletes that have worked very hard all year long for this opportunity! Let's welcome them to Wildcat Country!
FINAL 2011 Seattle Times State Baseball Rankings CLASS 3A:
Mount Si edges LW for KingCo 3A Title Reece Karalus pitched a three-hitter and Dustin Breshears delivered the winning hit in the eighth inning to send the Wildcats to state. By: Matt Massey - Special to The Seattle Times - 05.14.11
BELLEVUE — Dustin Breshears wanted to help out his pitcher, Reece Karalus. The Mount Si second baseman didn't want to let the hard-throwing junior right-hander's effort to go to waste.
Breshears finally delivered a one-out RBI single to right field in the bottom of the eighth inning Friday night at Bannerwood Park, giving the Wildcats a 1-0 win over Lake Washington in the KingCo 3A baseball championship game. READ ARTICLEIt’s Friday the 13th. We preview and pick today’s playoff games for you now By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 5.4.13
Today will be real busy, as Mount Si baseball and softball both aim for league crowns. We’ll start with baseball, then do softball for you as well. Hopefully no frightful occurrences today for any of the Wildcat teams.
KINGCO 3A BASEBALL
KINGCO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
MOUNT SI WILDCATS VS. LAKE WASHINGTON KANGAROOS
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 2011 – BANNERWOOD PARK (Map) , BELLEVUE – 7:00 P.M.
Mount Si comes in off a 5-0 win last night over MI, while LW comes in off a 10-1 win over Sammamish. We were hoping to see the offense come back to life, and it most certainly did, with nine hits and five runs. For Mount Si to win against this very good LW squad (MS beat the Kangs on a walk-off hit in their only meeting of the season; the second was canceled due to rain) the offense will have to deliver once again tonight. READ ARTICLEFINAL JV Team News 2011 Season - 05.09.11:The Mount Si JV baseball team ended the season going 3-0 again this week. Great pitching and defense leads the way again. Here are the games recaps.5/3/11 Mount Si beat Lake Washington 4-1. In a great pitching duel, Mount Si boys won a close hard fought game, holding down the home field. The team was lead offensively by Carson Breshears 1-2, 2xBB, 2x runs scored, SB. Joey Cotto 1-2, 2x BB, 2B, 2x RBI’s. Cody Eads 1-2, BB, 2B, RBI. Great pitching again was lead by Connor Swift, as the Kangaroo’s could not get anything going at the plate the whole game. Connor threw 6 innings, giving up 1 run, 2 hits, and striking out 6. Sam Isen came in to close out the 7th inning.5/4/11 Mount Si beat Interlake 7-2. Pitching continued to roll today and the bats scored enough to win the game. Offense was lead by Nick Mitchell 1-2, run scored, RBI. Joe Done 1-3, 2x runs scored, RBI, triple. A big day from Ross Tassara 3-4, triple and 2x runs score. Pitching which stole the show again was lead by Sam Isen going 4 innings, 2 runs, 2 hits, 5 K’s. and Austin Hall 3 innings, 0 runs, 1 hit.5/5/11 Mount Si beat Sammamish 8-1. In what turned out to be the last game for the JV boys Chase Kairis stole the show with a home run at the plate and a great pitching performance, as Mount Si cruised for the 8-1 victory. Joey Cotto was robbed of what would have been his second grand slam of the year as he drove the ball over the left field wall only to have the ump call it foul. We all thought it was fair. Offense was lead by Nick Mitchell 2-3, BB, 2B, 2x runs scored, RBI. Chase Kairis 1-3, 2x runs scored, HR, and 3x RBI’s. Pitching was lead by Chase Kairis going 6 innings, giving up 1 run, 3 hits, 3 K’s, 1 BB. Rory Walters came in for a 1-2-3 7th inning. JV HEAD COACH JEREMY FAOROWildcats win on a homer over Saints, then celebrate in style By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 5.4.11
Mount Si’s baseball team came into last Wednesday’s game battling their first losing string of the season, with the primary issue being offensive struggles. And while that remained a factor, the Wildcats were able to mount a late rally and get themselves back into the win column. READ ARTICLEWildcats baseball loses first KingCo game of springBy: Rhett Workman - SVSJ 05.03.11Mount Si’s baseball team has its first losing streak of the spring.
After being one-hit in a loss on Saturday at Safeco Field to Nathan Hale, the Wildcats went to Liberty last night, and while the offense looked better, it was the Patriots who had the last laugh, scoring a run in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie and hand Mount Si its second straight loss, 3-2. READ ARTICLEWildcat baseball takes league title By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ 04.29.11
Mount Si’s baseball team has had a dream spring. Leading into last Friday’s game with Sammamish, the Wildcats had won 14 straight, putting them on the verge of winning the KingCo regular season title as the team was undefeated in league play. One of Mount Si’s top seniors ensured that success continued.READ ARTICLEBREAKING NEWS: The incredible streak for Wildcat baseball comes to an end
By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ 04.30.11
The streak is over, but it was quite a ride. Mount Si’s baseball team saw their 15-game win streak come to an end this afternoon in their game at Safeco Field. The potent Wildcat bats were limited to just one hit by four Nathan Hale pitchers in a 3-1 loss to the Raiders. READ ARTICLEMount Si baseball fights off Juanita By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ 04.29.11
Mount Si opened the first of three straight days of games with a hard-fought road win last night against the Juanita Rebels at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland. The Wildcats, after it appeared they had things in hand following a big sixth inning, had to withstand a similarly big Juanita response in that same frame to post a 12-8 win. READ ARTICLESVSJ commentary: Wildcat baseball season turning into dream run By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 04.23.11
In a previous commentary, we noted that Mount Si’s first win against Mercer Island should have removed all doubt about how good the Wildcat baseball team is this season. Well, yesterday, after what Mount Si did, this team now appears poised for a greatness that has not been seen in over a decade. READ ARTICLEMount Si baseball rallies for dramatic extra-inning win over MI By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 04.23.11
The Mount Si Wildcats baseball team appeared to be down and out late in their game yesterday, trailing 7-3 and likely on the verge of having their 11-game winning streak come to an end. But, if there’s one team that is built for the dramatic, it’s this one. And what they did yesterday was simply that, dramatic. READ ARTICLEMount Si Strengthens Hold on 3A KingCo Baseball Blog - Thursday, April 21, 2011
Wednesday kicked off the second half of KingCo 3A play. The schedule will mirror the first half, with the home teams being different the second time around.
Wednesday 3A Results
Mount Si 13, Bellevue 3 - The league's two hottest teams squared off at Bellevue HS on Wednesday, with Mount Si creating separation between itself and the rest of the league with a dominant 13-3 win over Bellevue. Read MoreWildcat baseball speeds to win at Bellevue By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 04.20.11
Mount Si’s baseball team continued on its tear today, using speed, a big inning and strong performances from the bottom half of their order to score a blowout win over the Bellevue Wolverines at Bellevue High School. Nate Sinner went 3-3 with a run and an RBI and Reece Karalus went 2-3 with two runs and two RBI’s as the Wildcats blasted Bellevue 13-3 in five innings, with the game called early due to the mercy rule. Trevor Taylor pitched a complete game five inning two hitter for Mount Si, striking out three. READ ARTICLEWIAA/Seattle Times state athletes of the weekState Athletes of the Week for April 10-16, selected from nominations by athletic directors.
Class 3A - Tim Proudfoot, Mount Si baseball: The Wildcats senior went 6 for 11 with five homers and 14 RBI in three games. ARTICLEAthletes of the Week for 4-20 By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 04.18.11
MOUNT SI – Baseball is the last remaining boys sport that has yet to get an athlete recognized, so this is real good timing for sure. The award goes to senior Tim Proudfoot for what will go down as maybe one of the best individual weeks any Mount Si baseball player has had in recent years. READ ARTICLEWildcats rise in polls, blast Saints, 4-18-11 By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ
Mount Si’s baseball team today saw its state ranking improve, and then they went out and showed why they remain among the best in Washington.
The Wildcats erupted for two season highs – hits and runs in one inning – as they made short work of the Interlake Saints, 14-1. Mount Si set a new high mark for hits – 16 – and scored eight runs in the seventh, also a season best for one inning, to break open what had been a fairly comfortable lead. Dustin Breshears went 2-5 with two runs and four RBI’s to lead the Wildcats. READ ARTICLEAthletes of the Week for 4-20 By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 04.18.11
MOUNT SI – Baseball is the last remaining boys sport that has yet to get an athlete recognized, so this is real good timing for sure. The award goes to senior Tim Proudfoot for what will go down as maybe one of the best individual weeks any Mount Si baseball player has had in recent years. READ ARTICLESinner’s walk-off single propels Wildcat baseball to key win over Lake WashingtonBy: Rhett Workman - SVSJ 4-15-11
Mount Si’s baseball team has been very dominant throughout the season, so the challenge for this team now is finding an opponent that will give them a good game. Yesterday saw exactly that, and once again, the Wildcats responded. READ ARTICLEWildcats baseball continues to roll, 4-13-11
By: Rhett Workman - SVSJMount Si’s baseball team continued on its torrid pace today, overcoming an early challenge by Sammamish to easily take care of business against the Totems. Tim Proudfoot went 2-4 with a homer to lead the Wildcats to a 12-3 win. Trevor Taylor pitched five solid innings to get the victory; he gave up five hits and struck out five to improve his record to 3-0 on the season. ...READ ARTICLEMount Si baseball uses long ball to rout Liberty, 4-11-11
There is a saying in baseball about how women love home runs. Well, the Mount Si Wildcats yesterday might have attracted a few more ladies to their games the remainder of the season.
The Wildcats hit five home runs, three by one player alone and rolled over the Liberty Patriots 11-0 in a game called after one out in the sixth due to the mercy rule, which was invoked on, you guessed it, a home run. read articleWin streak grows for dominating Mount Si Wildcat baseball team By: Seth Truscott - Snoqualmie Valley Record - 04.10.11
Riding a seven-game win streak, the Wildcat boys baseball team delivered a domination of visiting Juanita Friday, April 8, then decisively handled Mercer Island on Saturday. In their first game of the season under sunny skies, Mount Si shut out Juanita at home, 9-0. With pitcher Trevor Taylor eliminating Juanita pitchers in quick succession, the Wildcats claimed long strings of at-bats. When Juanita did manage to get on base, Taylor's senses and quick signals from catcher Robb Lane sent balls flying to bases to quell any Rebel stealing action. read articleSVSJ commentary: Mount Si’s win last night on baseball diamond should remove all doubt about how good this team is
By: Rhett Workman - SVSJLast night’s Mount Si baseball win over Mercer Island should hopefully open a lot of eyes not only around KingCo, but around the state. read articleMount Si baseball scores convincing win over MI, 4-9-11By: Rhett Workman - SVSJThe Mount Si Wildcats and Mercer Island Islanders resumed their suspended game from Wednesday night at Island Crest Park this evening, with one catch. The game was originally supposed to start from the point of their suspension, which was the top of the second inning with the Wildcats trailing 3-0. Instead, the game started from the beginning, and what a difference a couple nights can make. read articleKingCo Baseball Blog
Mt. Si 9, Juanita 0 - Junior Trevor Taylor struck out 10 Rebels in five shutout innings, propeling the Wildcats to a 9-0 win over Juanita. Taylor's strong start was on the heels of an impressive outing by teammate Trevor Lane in the Mt. Si opener. Senior Max Brown was 3-for-4 with a double and fellow senior Dustin Breshears tripled and stole two bases for the 'Cats. Senior Derek Welsh homered to help the team to a 2-0 KingCo start. read moreWildcat baseball gets back to work following hard-fought win Thursday and routs Juanita, 4-8-11 By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ
Mount Si’s baseball team got itself back on track yesterday, posting an easy win.
The Wildcats used strong hitting and equally solid pitching to take care of the Juanita Rebels 9-0 on a very nice day for baseball at Mount Si High School. Senior Derek Welsh hit a home run to anchor a solid performance at the plate for the Wildcats, who also got a big effort from Max Brown, who went 3-4 with a run scored and RBI. But it was the efforts of their pitching which for the second straight game were key; starter Trevor Taylor pitched five strong innings, only giving up two hits while striking out 10 Rebel hitters, and reliever Hudson Luxich came in and finished the job with two strong innings of his own, giving up only one hit and striking out three.
“Huge improvement for us,” said Mount Si coach of his team’s performance yesterday coming off a not-so-strong effort against Bellevue Thursday. read articleAnother take on high-school baseball rankingsPosted by Mason Kelley - Seattle Times 04.04.11
The Washington Baseball Poll has released its first state rankings of the season. I will be updating my rankings later today. Click here for the Washington Baseball Poll Website.CLASS 3A1. Kamiakin (Kennewick) (8-0)
2. Enumclaw (6-0)
3. Southridge (Kennewick) (6-1)
4. Eastside Catholic (9-1)
5. Camas (8-0) 6. Mount Si (Snoqualmie) (4-1)
7. Shorewood (5-2)
8. Mercer Island (4-1)
9. Oak Harbor (7-1)
10. Capital (3-0)
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Wildcats Varsity took apart Juanita 9-0 today at MSHS Stadium. Box score can be viewed here. They did on on 8 hits with M. Brown going 3 for 4. Face Mercer Island tomorrow in a continuation game down 3-0. More tomorrow.Wildcats baseball opens league with hard-fought win, 4-7-11By: Rhett Workman - SVSJMount Si’s baseball team battled a little adversity on a couple of fronts yesterday, but the Wildcats survived and took their league opener.
The Wildcats overcame a third-inning hailstorm and a seventh-inning rally by the Bellevue Wolverines to post an 8-5 win over Bellevue which extended Mount Si’s winning streak to five games. Even though they came out on top, Wildcat coach was not entirely pleased. “A win’s a win. Yes, it did get hairy there at the end, something I don’t like to see,” said. Mount Si came into the inning up 8-1 and well on their way to victory, but reliever Travis Hilleary struggled, giving up three runs without getting an out. Fellow reliever Shane Dixon came in and shut the door, but it was not easy.
The bullpen’s struggles almost overshadowed the solid performance of starter Trevor Lane, who went six innings to get the win, giving up just one run while striking out seven. “It’s great. He’s been like this all year. He comes in and throws strikes. He’s got three pitches for strikes and that’s unusual for a high school pitcher,” said of the junior, who extended his record to 3-0 on the season. read articleLast night around the high schoolsBy: Rhett Workman - SVSJMount Si’s baseball team had a game at MI, and the Wildcats were saved by the rain. The game was called early in the second inning, with Mount Si trailing 3-0 after the Islanders scored three in the bottom of the first on a bases-clearing double by David Oppenheim. The game will resume Saturday at Island Crest Park at a time to be determined. We’ll be sure to let you know when that is. It will resume at the point of suspension, which is with pitcher Reece Karalus in the middle of his at-bat. read articleMount Si bats unload once more, this time on KingCo 4A rivalBy: Rhett Workman - SVSJ - 3/22
The Mount Si Wildcats baseball team this afternoon continued their offensive onslaught. On the heels of a blowout win yesterday, the Wildcats bats remained hot, helping them earn another big win, this time over a KingCo 4A rival.Tim Proudfoot homered for the second time in as many days, and the Wildcats rallied from a 5-2 hole after one and scored nine unanswered runs from there en route to an 11-5 pasting of the Skyline Spartans at Skyline High School. Proudfoot’s homer came in the first off Spartans starting pitcher Ryan Parks, on a two ball no strike count. Skyline responded with five runs in the bottom of the frame off Mount Si starter Trevor Lane. Lane settled down, and the Wildcat bats did the rest.A Trevor Lane single scored his brother Robb in the third to start the comeback, then with Spartan reliever Brandon Lundeberg on the mound in the fourth, Robb Lane doubled to score Daniel Besmer to tie the game at 5-5. Nate Sinner scored earlier in the frame on a Dustin Breshears double play. Robb Lane finished the day 3-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored. read article
Wildcat baseball braves the rain to blow out Auburn Mountainview, 3-21-11By: Rhett Workman - SVSJ
The Mount Si Wildcat baseball team opened their home schedule in style this afternoon, braving the cold, wet weather to host the Auburn Mountainview Lions. Fortunately for the Wildcats, their bats withstood the weather, as they made quick work of the SPSL team.
Mount Si's Tim Proudfoot hit one of two home runs for the Wildcats in their 15-2 win over Auburn Mountainview yesterday.(Courtesy Calder Productions)
Tim Proudfoot and Max Brown homered to help lead Mount Si to a 15-2 win in a game called after five due to the 10-run mercy rule. The Wildcats scored six runs in each of the first two innings and used solid pitching from starter Reece Karalus and reliever Griffin McClain to shut down the Lions bats.The Wildcats opened things against Mountainview starter Chris Hunter with an offensive explosion in the first. With Dustin Breshears on base after walking to open the game, Proudfoot lined a single which was misplayed a couple of times by the Lion defense, enabling both runners to score to make it 2-0. A double by Nate Sinner later in the inning scored two more runs, and after all was said and done, it was 6-0. The Lions scored a couple of runs in the second, but then the Mount Si bats unloaded again in the bottom of that frame, with the home run by Proudfoot keying the onslaught. The shot was hit down the left field line, and it made it just past the foul pole and was called fair by umpires. read article
WILDCAT VARSITY DISMANTLES AUBURN MOUNTAINVIEW 15-2CLICK HERE FOR BOX SCORESeattle Times baseball state rankingsState rankings for Class 3A teams, with records through March 19.
1. Shorewood (Shoreline)
3. Southridge (Kennewick)
5. Mercer Island
7. Bishop Blanchet
8. Mount Si (Snoqualmie)
10. Mount Spokane
On the bubble: Bellevue, Eastmont, Hanford, Hazen, Highline, Kamiakin, Lake Washington, Liberty, Meadowdale, Mountain View, Mountlake Terrace, Nathan Hale, Seattle Prep, West Seattle.
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- Trevor Lane helped
his Wildcats respond to an
opening day loss, leading
Mount Si to an 8-2 win over
Bothell. The junior started
and pitched the first five
innings, allowing just an
unearned run on three hits
while striking out four.
Lane along with senior
second baseman Dustin
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Wildcats, who bounced back
nicely from an 11-1 loss at
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KingCo Baseball Blog
Mount Si High School
Baseball JV team
opened the season with a 8-3
loss to Bothell on a cold
afternoon in the valley.
Matt Price, Nick Adams,
Haedn Campbell, Brain
Woolley, and Connor Jensen
all had hits for the
Wildcats. Carson Breshears
recorded six strikeouts in
three innings of work. The
team's next game is 3:45
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Workman - SVSJ 03.15.11
Si Wildcats baseball
team opened the
era last night on
a rather sour note, as
they were blown out by
the Redmond Mustangs.
Wildcats fell 11-1 in
six innings at Hartman
Park, with the game
called early by the
10-run mercy rule.
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and run for the
Wildcats, and that came
in the fourth, well
after the Redmond bats,
specifically their top
hitter, Dylan Davis, had
started doing big
BASEBALL | Wildcats will
be swinging big bats at
2011 By Dan Catchpole -
one of the youngest — if
not the youngest — head
baseball coach at a 3A
high school in
Washington, but he acts
like he’s been waiting
his whole life for this
The former Minor League
ballplayer takes over a
squad deep in talent and
experience. But one that
also has some big holes
left by last year’s
The team is still
stinging from two
consecutive years of
postseason problems. In
2009 and 2010, the
Wildcats entered the 3A
KingCo Tournament as the
top seed — and went home
Mount Si’s playoff woes
prompted the school to
fire head coach Chaz
Carr and look for a new
When heard about
the opening, he had just
finished his first
season as an assistant
coach at Eastside
Catholic High School.
New baseball coach meets his players
for the first time
By: Rhett Workman - Sno-Valley
Even though he was officially hired
several weeks ago to become Mount
Si's new baseball coach,
hadn't had a chance to meet
the players and parents. However,
earlier this week he finally got an
opportunity to do that, and after
having met them, he is very excited
about what lies ahead.
"They seem very attentive and they
pretty much bought into what I was
saying," said, and that can
only mean good things going forward
for a program which will be looking
to contend for the KingCo title next
, with the help of weight room
staff at the high school, including
strength man John Zanas, has put
together a winter conditioning
program for his athletes which he
hopes to get going next week. While
he is not able to monitor kids'
progress due to WIAA rules, he
expects a lot from them. "We've got
to get these kids strength wise
ready to go," said.
He also indicated that his team has
put together a tough non-conference
slate of games, including dates
against top KingCo 4A powers such as
Redmond and Skyline.
One thing he hopes to do is unify
the entire program. "My hope is to
become one single program,"