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Mount Si High School
8651 Meadowbrook Way SE
Snoqualmie, WA 98065
 
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(425) 831-8100
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John Belcher
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Greg Hart
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All-State baseball MVPs - The 2013 Washington State Baseball Coaches Association has released its 2013 All-State teams
Posted by Sandy Ringer - Seattle Times Sports Writer
 
Congratulations Wildcats Evan Johnson and Brian Woolley
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Mount Si Wildcats 2013 Season Team Stats
Follow the links for: Batting - Fielding - Pitching
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Seattle Times - 2013 Star Times all-area baseball team
The 2013 Star Times all-area baseball team, selected from schools in King and Snohomish counties, or in the Metro League and WesCo conferences. Congratulations Evan Johnson.
 
Evan Johnson
- Mount Si, OF, Jr.
Early in the season, Johnson was primarily in the lineup because of his bat, but he played flawless defense in the outfield during the second half of the season. He batted .456 with 12 doubles and two home runs for the state semifinalists from Snoqualmie.
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Mount Si High School Wildcat Team Records set in 2013:
  Most Runs Scored Single Season - 184. Previous Record - 176 (2011 Team)
  Most Walks Earned Single Season - 111. Previous Record - 95 (2011 Team)
  Most Doubles Single Season - 58. Previous Record- 52 (1997 Team)

Mount Si High School Wildcat Individual Player Records set in 2013:
  Most Walks Earned Single Season - 24 - Joey Cotto
  Most Doubles Single Season - 13 - Evan Johnson (10 pervious record
  Most RBI's Single Season -24 - Evan Johnson (tied team record of 24 Max Brown)
  Most Innings Pitched Single Season - 62.1 innings - Chase Kairis (52.2 previous record)
  Most Wins Single Season - 8 - Chase Kairis - (7 Wins previous record)
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Wildcat baseball takes fourth at state (UPDATED)
The Mount Si High School baseball team closed out the 2013 season on a down note yesterday, falling to Kennewick in the third-place game at the state high school 3A baseball championships at GESA Stadium in Pasco.
 
Kennewick broke things open with a three-run fourth, then cruised to the 6-1 victory. Mount Si was held to just three hits – those by Joe Done, Zach Usselman and Evan Johnson – as the Lions pitching shut down the Wildcat offense.
 
Connor Swift took the loss on the mound for Mount Si, giving up four runs, three earned, in six innings.
 
The Wildcats finished the season 18-7, and earned fourth place in the state tournament.
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Mount Si finishes fourth in Class 3A
Posted by Jayson Jenks - May 25, 2013 at 12:02 PM - Seattle Times Sport Reporter

PASCO – Mount Si’s season came to an end with a 6-1 loss to Kennewick in Saturday’s Class 3A third-place game, but first-year Mount Si coach Zach Habben said that didn’t sour his debut season. “We came out and played hard all year and unfortunately we didn’t come out as well as we had this weekend,” Habben said. “But these guys still battled, and they never gave up. It’s been a great season as a first-year coach.”

Mount Si managed just three hits against Kennewick pitcher Clayten Ayres, who had a no-hitter through four innings before Zach Usselman’s double ended that in the fifth inning. Joe Done followed immediately with an RBI single that got the Wildcats on the board. Connor Swift started for Mount Si and gave up three earned runs in six innings. Ayres pitched a complete game for Kennewick. Mount Si finished third in KingCo 3A in the regular season and lost the final three games of April, but the Wildcats clinched a spot at state by winning the KingCo 3A tournament. “Everything just started clicking,” Habben said. “Pitching, defense, getting those timely hits, which unfortunately we weren’t able to do this weekend. We all came together as a team.”
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Congratulations Wildcats
2013 KingCo 3A/2A All-League Baseball Teams

All-league teams are updated and published online as teams are announced.
Teams are selected by players or coaches.
 
FIRST TEAM: Brian Woolley - Joey Cotto - Evan Johnson
SECOND TEAM: Chase Kairis - Carson Breshears - Wyatt Baker
HONORABLE MENTION: Connor Swift - Nick Adams - Zach Usselman - Connor Jensen
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Gesa Stadium is a baseball-only stadium in Pasco, Washington, and is the home field of the Tri-City Dust Devils minor league baseball team (Affiliate of the Colorado Rockies). It opened in 1995 as Tri-City Stadium
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Lions follow Brooks, take giant step - Behind the leadership of Nick Brooks, top-ranked Auburn Mountainview has its eye on the school's first state baseball championship.
Originally published May 22, 2013 at 9:05 PM | Page modified May 22, 2013 at 9:35 PM
By Jayson Jenks - Seattle Times staff reporter
 
There were many, many days when Auburn Mountainview High School coach Glen Walker questioned where he and his baseball program were headed. Walker has been at the helm since the school opened in 2006, but the first three years were more choppy than smooth. "I really struggled with that decision: 'Maybe it's time to give it up'," Walker said. "I'm working too hard, I'm too stressed out, and it's affecting my family life. There were a lot of dark days. "In looking back, those tough years made these last four or so years that much more special." Particularly this year. Auburn Mountainview (24-3) enters this weekend's Class 3A state semifinals in Pasco as the top-ranked team in the state. The Lions have won eight straight and made it past the first round of the state playoffs for the first time. "I knew that we were going to be good," Walker said. "But one or two kids make a huge impact on the team's success. One person in particular for us this season was Nick Brooks." CONTINUE
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Forward to Pasco: Mount Si baseball once again state bound after clinching doubleheader | Slideshow
May 22, 2013 ? 1:27 PM - Snoqualmie Valley Record
 
It all came down to a single hit. With the score tied, two-all, two outs and two strikes in the bottom of the second, Nick Adams was in the hot seat, hoping to stave off an overtime battle with a dangerous North Thurston team. Adams nailed it, hitting a fielder’s choice grounder to second, and runner Evan Johnson made it safely to second, allowing Joey Cotto to cruise home for his second run in the crucial regional's game. “I feel a lot better now,” said Adams, after a wild celebratory huddle on the field. The Rams’ pitcher “hung one, so I rolled over on it,” said Adams. “I got a nice jump and slid in way safe.” “I knew the game was over,” said Cotto. “Evan, he looks pretty big, but he’s speedy. There’s no way that guy’s gonna get him.” The win, powered by runs by Cotto and number-two hitter and shortstop Carson Breshears, sends Mount Si on another fateful journey to the state semifinals this year in Pasco. Mount Si beat the Rams, 3-2, then went on to deal with Meadowdale, 7-2, in a doubleheader Saturday, May 18, at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park. Chase Kairis pitched against the Rams, while Connor Swift did duty against the Meadowdale Mavericks. CONTINUE ARTICLE
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Mount Si baseball ends Meadowdale’s Cinderella bid
May 22, 2013 By Theo Lawson - SnoValleyStar.com
 
All Cinderella stories have to end at some point. For the Meadowdale baseball team, it ended during the Class 3A regional final at Bannerwood Park on Saturday, in a 7-2 loss to Mount Si. After ace pitcher Elliott Reece tossed a five-hitter in a 3-1 win over Peninsula in the morning, the Mavericks’ limited bullpen was helpless against the Wildcats’ relentless offense. The KingCo 3A champions, who sneaked past North Thurston 3-2 in their regional opener, pounded three Meadowdale hurlers during a five-run fifth inning on the way to a spot in the state semifinals. Meadowdale and Mount Si were tied 2-2 until the fifth. READ ARTICLE
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Mount Si fans, meet who the Wildcat boys will be likely facing on the mound Friday for West Seattle in the state 3A baseball semifinals
The YouTube video we have for you this morning is of a pitcher that Mount Si will most likely be facing Friday in the state 3A baseball semifinals. West Seattle’s Sam Hellinger is considered to be among the top pitchers in the Metro League. He is 6-2 on the season with a 2.08 earned run average, and in 67 1/3 innings, he has walked just 16 and struck out 80 for the Wildcats to help them to their first ever state semifinals. This video features clips from games last summer involving the pitcher. It runs just over 16 minutes. Enjoy the clip.
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Your first look at Mount Si baseball’s state semifinal opponent West Seattle, plus travel info for fans heading east
Good morning. This week is another big week for Mount Si High School’s baseball team, as it gets ready to head to the Tri-Cities seeking their second 3A high school baseball state title in three years. Friday morning, they open up with another crew of Wildcats, these from West Seattle. Here’s a look at the opponents, and afterwards, we have important information for you if you are planning to make it to the games east of the mountains this weekend.
West Seattle: similar in makeup to Mount Si?
The West Seattle Wildcats come into this game with a 20-5 record, and took the #4 seed from the SeaKing District after finishing third in the Metro League tournament. West Seattle made it to the Tri-Cities after beating Ferndale and Bonney Lake in their regional last Saturday up in Mount Vernon. The West Seattle Blog has more on how WS did up north in the Skagit Valley last weekend.
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West Seattle High School Baseball
Stats By Player as posted to MaxPreps.com: HERE
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Congratulations, West Seattle Wildcats baseball! First time to the state’s Final Four
May 18, 2013 at 8:01 pm | In West Seattle news, West Seattle schools, WS & Sports
 
ORIGINAL REPORT, 8:01 PM: After two victories in state tournament play this afternoon/evening in Mount Vernon, the West Seattle High School baseball team is off to the state semifinals next Friday in Pasco. They shut out Ferndale and then beat Bonney Lake. More to come!

ADDED 10:10 PM: Greg Slader, the WSHS parent who has shared game information and photos all year, sends more details along with photos, starting with this quote from assistant coach Brian Tupper: “From the coaches’ perspective, these were the best team games we have played all year. Our focus was so good that we didn’t play uptight in either game something that has plagued West Seattle in the past at State. It was what we have been looking for all year, couldn’t have asked for it a better time for it. Two outstanding pitching performances by Sam Hellinger and Ben Wexler, superb team defense and team offensive execution. We had at least 6 sac(rifice) bunts in the 2 games, 3 sac(rifice) flies, and one perfectly executed squeeze play. CONTINUE
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West Seattle Wildcats headed to state baseball tourney in Pacso with two wins - 05/19/2013 By Tim Clinton SPORTS EDITOR - West Seattle Herald
 

One road trip paid off in another for the West Seattle baseball team. The Wildcats won two loser-out games in a row at the Mount Vernon Dream Field on Saturday to earn their way into the state Class 3A semifinals in Pasco. West Seattle opened regional action in Mount Vernon with a 6-0 win over nearby Ferndale, then defeated Bonney Lake, 7-2, to clinch the semifinal berth. Next up the Wildcats will face Mount Si in the 10 a.m. semifinal at GESA Stadium in Pasco this coming Friday. The winner goes on to play for the state 3A championship against the 1 p.m. Kennewick vs. Auburn Mountainview winner Saturday. The losers of those games will play for third and fourth place, also on Saturday at GESA Stadium. Continue
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Auburn Mountainview reaches 3A semifinals
May 19, 2013 ? Updated 2:18 PM - Auburn Reporter
 
Senior Nick Brooks’ walk-off RBI single lifted top-ranked Auburn Mountainview past Decatur 9-8 in the state 3A baseball quarterfinals at Centralia on Saturday. The Lions (24-3) will play Kennewick at 1 p.m. this Friday in the state semifinals at GESA Stadium in Pasco. A win puts the Lions into the title game at 4 p.m. this Saturday against the survivor of the Mount Si-West Seattle semifinal, which is set for 10am Friday. Auburn Mountainview, as it did in the district playoffs, pulled out another game in dramatic fashion. The Gators (17-11) had taken an 8-6 lead into the seventh inning, but the Lions responded. Brice McCulloch led off the bottom of the seventh with a double. Matt Anderson singled before shortstop Tyler Friis tied the game on a clutch two-run single up the middle. The Lions then loaded the bases on a walk, single and fielder's choice, setting the stage for Brooks, the South Puget Sound League 3A Player of the Year, who connected on the game-winning hit. It was the Lions’ fifth win in six meetings against their SPSL rivals this season. Decatur shortstop Isaiah Hatch, who played for Auburn Little League during its dream season that culminated at Williamsport, Pa., in 2010, homered twice in the game. Auburn Mountainview opened the state regional at Ed Wheeler Field in Centralia with a 2-0 victory against Glacier Peak. Brooks threw a complete-game shutout, striking out 10. McCulloch hit an RBI double in the second inning. Continue
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Mount Si baseball seniors enjoy a memorable day on the diamond in advance of their prom night with regional round wins; now it’s on to the semis Posted on by Rhett Workman
Last night was prom night for Mount Si High School, and for many of the school’s seniors, it was undoubtedly a memorable experience they will never forget. But for the seniors who are part of the Wildcat baseball team, the memories made at the prom only add to the memories they will have of a season that now sees them on the way possibly to another state title, their second in three years if they get it done, after winning the regional round in Bellevue yesterday.
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North Thurston comes up short of baseball Final Four
Staff report - Published May 19, 2013 - The Olympian
 
Mount Si took advantage of four North Thurston errors Saturday to edge the Rams, 3-2, in the regional round of the Class 3A state baseball tournament at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. “We just had far too many critical errors today,” North Thurston coach Lance Baker said. Mount Si picked up the win with a two-out, bases-loaded single in the bottom of the seventh inning. “We went for the force out at second, and we were just a little late on it,” Baker said. “It’s a tough loss to end our season on. “We don’t make those errors, it’s a 2-1 game, and we are still playing.” Continue
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Meadowdale beats Peninsula, falls to Mount Si in state baseball quarterfinals Saturday
May 18, 2013 Sports correspondent Quint Turner - Edmonds News
 
The Meadowdale Mavericks earned a 3-1 victory over Peninsula at Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park Saturday morning, then fell to Mount Si 7-2 in the afternoon, ending their hopes of making it to semifinals of the state 3A baseball tournament next week. In the Mount Si contest, Meadowdale was tied with the Wildcats 2-2 in the top of the fourth, but Mount Si pushed across five runs in the fifth inning, building a lead that the Mavs couldn’t overcome.
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Meadowdale falls to Mt. Si in quarters...Season comes to an end for young, upstart Mavericks
By Jon Saperstein, Herald Writer -Published: Saturday, May 18, 2013, 10:00 p.m
 
BELLEVUE -- The wild ride that was the final month of the Meadowdale baseball team's season came to a sudden halt Saturday afternoon in the 3A state quarterfinals at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. After getting a complete-game winning performance from Elliott Reece in a 3-1 win over Peninsula during the morning's opening round game, the Mavericks' pitching surrendered to Mt. Si in a 7-2 loss. Many teams would hang their heads, being so close to the state semifinals held at Pasco's GESA Stadium next week, but not Meadowdale. These Mavericks enjoyed the ride. Continue
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Mount Si ends Meadowdale's Cinderella bid, 7-2 | 3A Baseball
Mount Si scored in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge North Thurston, then used a five-run fifth inning to beat Meadowdale for a state semifinal berth.
By Theo Lawson - Seattle Times staff reporter
 
BELLEVUE — All Cinderella stories have to end at some point. For the Meadowdale baseball team, it ended during the Class 3A regional final at Bannerwood Park on Saturday, in a 7-2 loss to Mount Si. After ace pitcher Elliott Reece tossed a five-hitter in a 3-1 win over Peninsula in the morning, the Mavericks' limited bullpen was helpless against the Wildcats' relentless offense. The KingCo 3A champions, who sneaked past North Thurston 3-2 in their regional opener, pounded three Meadowdale hurlers during a five-run fifth inning on the way to a spot in the state semifinals. Meadowdale and Mount Si were tied 2-2 until the fifth. Continue
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Previewing the WIAA state baseball regional's in Bellevue, and Mount Si’s games Posted on May 18, 2013 by Rhett Workman
 
Time now to talk some baseball today. It is the WIAA state regional's in Bellevue, and Mount Si’s baseball team will be a part of it. Let’s preview today’s event, shall we? We start at 1:00, rain permitting, with round one, Mount Si against North Thurston.
 
WIAA 3A State Baseball Regional's – Round One
Mount Si Wildcats vs. North Thurston Rams
Bannerwood Park, Bellevue, first pitch 1:00 p.m. (L/O)
 
The Wildcats come in off a KingCo title, winning that last Friday on this same Bannerwood field, 3-2 over Bellevue. Mount Si was rewarded with a first-round date against the West Central District’s #3 seed, which is North Thurston, after the team from Lacey won the third-place game at their district tournament last weekend.
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Your first look at Mount Si baseball’s state playoff opponent, North Thurston
Not much on the ledger this morning, so we have for you a quick first look at Mount Si’s baseball state first round playoff opponent.
 
Mount Si advanced to its third straight state tournament after winning the KingCo title last Friday night at Bannerwood Park, and their run to another state title begins this weekend, also at Bannerwood, in the state regional's. The Wildcats will be meeting the North Thurston Rams from Lacey, who finished as the West Central/Southwest District’s #3 seed after winning the third-place game at their district tournament last Saturday.
 
The Rams are a member of the Narrows League and come in with a 19-6 record. NT, though, has been very hot, as of late, winning eight out of their last nine, so that could be trouble for a Wildcat team that, while it’s been successful much of the season, has had its bumps in the road along the way.
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Mercer Island season ends at KingCo Tournament
By MEGAN MANAGAN Mercer Island Reporter May 12, 2013 ? 2:13 PM
 
The Mercer Island baseball team spring season came to an end last week during the KingCo tournament. The tournament began on Tuesday, May 7, when Mercer Island beat Liberty 8-3. On Thursday, May 9 the Islanders took on the No. 2 team Mount Si in the semifinals. The Wildcats won 5-0 over Mercer Island to push the Islanders into the consolation bracket. On Saturday, May 11, the Islanders beat Juanita 9-6, earning one last chance to play for a chance to go to the state tournament. In the win, Nick Chandler was 1-3 with two runs and two RBI, while Steven Petrie was 1-4 with one RBI. Mack Schlamp was 2-3, scoring two runs with one RBI, as was Jake Stenberg. Matt Orehek was 1-3 with one run, as was Karsten Sherman. Aidan Plummer pitched for three innings, allowing three hits and striking out one. The Islanders faced off against Bellevue, which lost to Mount Si in the KingCo title game, on Saturday afternoon. Bellevue won 4-1, ending Mercer Island's season. Against Bellevue, Isak Morris pitched for just over three innings, allowing four this with two runs and two errors. Chandler was 2-4 at the plate, Schlamp was 1-3 with 1 RBI and Stenberg was 1-3. Sean Casey was 1-3 at the plate with one run. The Islanders finished the season with a 13-11 overall record. READ ARTICLE
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Mount Si baseball advances to league title game
Posted on May 10, 2013 by Rhett Workman - Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal
 
Mount Si’s baseball team moved one step closer to winning the Kingco title last night, as they shut down, then shut out, the Mercer Island Islanders.
 
Pitcher Chase Kairis fired a six-hit complete game gem and Evan Johnson added a homer as the Wildcats blanked MI 5-0 at Bannerwood Park. Kairis struck out three and only walked one in his very efficient 93-pitch outing, of which 62 of those pitches went for strikes.
 
Johnson’s homer, in the fifth, was a solo shot that was his lone hit of the night; he scored twice and drove in a run as well. But Brian Woolley did most of the damage – he went 3-3 with a RBI to lead Mount Si.
 
The win puts the Wildcats into the league title game tonight against Bellevue. Preview and pick for that game after the break.
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Mount Si baseball team wins its regular season finale, 10-6
May 8, 2013 By Christina Corrales-Toy SnoValleyStar.com
 
The Mount Si High School baseball team will head into the postseason with a bit of momentum, including a two-game winning streak under its belt, after it defeated the Liberty Patriots, 10-6, in a May 2 regular season finale. The Wildcat offense was clicking on all cylinders, as the team notched 10 runs on 12 hits. Mount Si secured an early lead for starting pitcher Connor Swift, scoring six runs in a second inning where every Wildcat batter came to the plate. Junior Carson Breshears collected two RBIs in the inning, while Wyatt Baker-Jagla and Connor Jensen each had RBI doubles. “It’s a good day when everybody, one through nine, is hitting,” Mount Si coach Zach Habben said. The Patriots responded by scoring two runs in the fourth inning, but the Wildcats stayed aggressive, scoring four in the bottom of the inning, highlighted by junior Zach Usselmen’s three-run home run. “It felt really good to hit that, especially since I’m coming off a little bit of a slump,” Usselmen said. After four innings, Mount Si appeared to be cruising to a convincing victory, leading the Patriots, 10-2. Liberty would go on to put together a minor comeback, though, scoring a run in the sixth inning, then three more in the seventh with Liberty senior Darren Peterson’s second home run of the game. READ ARTICLE
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Wildcat baseball closes out regular season in style with win, and advance to league postseason as regular-season champions
Mount Si’s baseball team closed out the regular season on a high note yesterday, using another big second inning to post a win. After scoring seven runs in the second inning in their 12-3 win over Mercer Island Wednesday, the Wildcat bats scored six runs in the second inning yesterday to take the lead for good as Mount Si downed Liberty 10-6.
 
Mount Si coach Zach Habben was pleased. “We had good approaches at the plate, solid defense and (the) pitching battled the whole time,” Habben said. “It was a good win and (we) added on when we needed to.”
 
The Wildcats’ six-run onslaught in the second was keyed by a single from Carson Breshears which scored both Joey Cotto and Wyatt Baker-Jagla; Breshears on the day was 2-4 with a run scored and those two runs batted in. Liberty scored twice in the fourth, then in the bottom of that inning, Zach Usselman hit a three-run homer to key a four-run frame for Mount Si which put things out of reach. Liberty came back late to make things interesting, but the Wildcat pitching shut things down and closed the deal. Connor Swift pitched 5 1/3 solid innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits to get the win for the Wildcats; he struck out four. Swift’s approach was simple. “I was just trying to pitch to contact, throw strikes, do my best to help the team out pitching-wise,” he said. Griffin McLain pitched in relief of Swift and threw 1 2/3 innings, giving up three earned runs on just two hits.
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Wildcat bats get hot against Islanders
A big inning by the Wildcats propelled Mount Si’s baseball team to a blowout win over Mercer Island yesterday.
The Wildcats scored seven runs in the second inning, then cruised to a 12-3 win over the Islanders at Mount Si High School. Brian Woolley had the big hit in that big second inning – a bases-loaded double which scored Joey Cotto, Carson Breshears and Evan Johnson. Woolley batted twice in that frame, and had doubles in both at-bats; he finished 2-4 on the day with the three runs driven in and a run scored. Cotto also had a big day, going 2-2 with a double and three runs driven in, in addition to three runs scored himself. Connor Jensen and Tanner Simpson also had two hits each to pace Mount Si, with both of Jensen’s hits, just like Woolley’s, being doubles.
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United front: Shutout is high point of week for league-battling Wildcat baseball team | Photo gallery
By SETH TRUSCOTT Snoqualmie Valley Record Editor May 1, 2013 ? 2:43 PM
 
Mount Si baseball is battling hard for a shot at league glory, using a team dynamic of all-for-one. Fresh off pitching a shut-out last Monday against Sammamish, pitcher Connor Swift shared his thoughts on where this season is going.  “To have a good team, everybody has to be equal,” Swift said. “Everyone has everyone’s back. We’ll pick up anyone who needs to be picked up.” Mount Si is closing out a regular season that saw a very strong start, but also a few speedbumps lately.
 
The Sammamish win last Monday, April 22, was a great boost for a team that had a very busy and challenging week. Mount Si blasted the Totems, 13-0, with leadoff man Joey Cotto gaining two hits and a run in three at-bats. Number two Carson Breshears added two hits and three runs, while a heating-up Brian Woolley had two hits and a run. Tanner Simpson and Wyatt Baker-Jagla each had two hits. Swift gave up three runs in four innings with four strike outs, and Austin Hall pitched the final inning with no hits and a strike out.
 
“We thought we’d start off hot, and we definitely got ourselves a good win,” said Cotto, a senior.
“We had good approaches at the plate, ran the bases well and put some hits together. We need to keep doing that,” said head coach Zach Habben. READ ARTICLE
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Mount Si baseball falls at LW
Mount Si’s baseball team found itself in another hole last night against Lake Washington, but mounted a nice rally to make things close. The Wildcats, though, just like in Tuesday’s loss against Interlake, weren’t able to get the big clutch hit they needed late to turn the corner, and once again ended up on the short end of the final score.
 
The Wildcats fell 7-6 for their second straight loss, hurting their chances of winning the KingCo title. Joey Cotto and Connor Jensen each had two hits to lead Mount Si.
 
Wildcat pitcher Chase Kairis had a mixed outing, with one big inning – the third – spoiling what otherwise was another solid pitching performance. LW scored five runs in that frame to break open a close 1-0 game at that point, before Mount Si rallied in the top of the fourth with four runs of their own. The Wildcats scored a run each in the sixth and the seventh, but could get no closer.
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Mount Si  6 at Lake Washington  7 - GAME DATE: 04/24/2013 - Box Score
Interlake  7 at Mount Si  5 - GAME DATE: 04/23/2013 -
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Sammamish  0 at Mount Si  13 - GAME DATE: 04/22/2013 - Box Score
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Wildcat baseball’s bats unload in big way, and we mean big, late in win at Liberty

Mount Si’s baseball team did something yesterday not seen in recent memory: score over 10 runs in one inning. And that amazing feat, which consisted of a 12-run sixth inning, broke open a tight 2-1 game and gave the Wildcats a 14-1 blowout of Liberty at Liberty High School which ended after six thanks to the ten-run rule.
 
Mount Si sent 17 hitters to the plate in the sixth, so the order nearly batted around twice, and the offensive attack was well-balanced. Joey Cotto went 2-5 with a double, scored twice and drove in four runs to lead the Wildcats, which also saw a solid two-hit effort from Joe Done, in which he scored three runs and drove in another. Nick Adams also had two hits and two runs scored, and Evan Johnson delivered two hits as well to aid the Wildcats.
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Wildcat baseball makes short work of Sammamish, 4-22
Mount Si’s baseball team opened what will be a busy week yesterday with a quick blowout of the Sammamish Totems. The Wildcats scored runs in every inning and rolled to a 13-0 five-inning win in a game called early due to the 10-run mercy rule. Joey Cotto, Carson Breshears and Brian Woolley all had two hits to lead the Wildcats, with Breshears, Woolley and Tanner Simpson all recording doubles, part of an eight-hit attack which helped Connor Swift on the mound. The Wildcat starting pitcher and reliever Austin Hall combined on a three-hit shutout, with the two of them striking out a combined five Totems hitters.
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Wildcat baseball suffers first league loss in walk-off heartbreaker on the island Posted on by Rhett Workman Snoqualmie Valley Journal
A fast start was not enough for the Mount Si baseball team last night, as Mercer Island rallied from an early hole to score a walk-off win and hand the Wildcats their first league loss of the season. Steven Petrie’s single with one out in the bottom of the seventh scored Brian Higgins from second base to lift the Islanders to a 5-4 win in very rainy conditions at Island Crest Park. The defeat came after Mount Si built a quick 4-0 lead after two innings.
 
 
The Wildcats scored three of those runs in the first. The first run belonged to Joey Cotto, who scored on a single from Evan Johnson. Carson Breshears, who was on base when Johnson singled, then scored the second run on a single from Brian Woolley, then Johnson himself scored on an error by MI’s second baseman Aidan Plummer on a ground ball hit by Tanner Simpson. Mount Si scored once more in the second, then the Islanders started their comeback, slowly but steadily.
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Kairis pitches gem and gets plenty of assistance from Wildcat bats in Mount Si baseball win over Bellevue, 4-10
Mount Si’s bats made noise quick, then their senior star pitcher did the rest, dominating on the mound as the Wildcat baseball team took sole possession of first place in the KingCo 3A standings with a big win over Bellevue.
 
The Wildcats scored four runs in the first, then senior pitcher Chase Kairis took care of things from there, firing a complete game three-hit gem as Mount Si blanked Bellevue 8-0 at Bellevue High School in a game moved there from Mount Si High School due to weather and field conditions. Joe Done was the big bat of the day for the Wildcats, going 3-4 with a run scored and three runs batted in, but it was Kairis who was the big story.
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Mount Si’s baseball team once again shows why they’re the best in KingCo, with a come-from-behind win against potential title contender Lake Washington
Mount Si’s baseball team and its fans spent all weekend wondering whether they’d be able to get yesterday’s big game in with KingCo title contender Lake Washington, what with the heavy rains which fell especially on Sunday. But the Mount Si High School grounds crew did tremendous work to get the field ready for the contest, and the game was played. Good thing, too, as once again, the Wildcats made it clear who the class of the league is right now.
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Athletes of the Week for 4-10
MOUNT SI – The Wildcat baseball team is 7-1 this season, and offense has been a huge factor in that, with an example being the 13-run, 13-hit onslaught in their win last Friday over Sammamish. But to win consistently you have to have good pitching, and there is a senior who has quickly become one of the best on the mound in the conference. Chase Kairis showed why last Wednesday, when he came in to pitch in relief for the Wildcats in the fifth inning of their game against Interlake, and proceeded to work the rest of the game, completely shutting down the Saints’ offensive attack and helping the Wildcats rally for a dramatic extra-inning win. Kairis’ final line was stellar: 5 1/3 innings, no runs allowed, just three hits given up and he struck out three.
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Not only was it raining from the sky, but it was raining runs and hits yesterday for Mount Si baseball in blowout win
Mount Si’s baseball team braved the rain, went on the road and took care of Sammamish yesterday. Joe Done had a big day, going 2-3 with a pair of runs scored and three more driven in to lead the Wildcats to a 13-3 blowout of the Totems at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Carson Breshears went 3-5 with a run scored and two more driven in to aid Mount Si’s efforts. The team had a total of 13 hits on the day.
 
The contest was close for much of the early portion of it, but a five-run sixth inning gave the Wildcats control and they cruised from there. Pitchers Griffin McLain and Chris Solomon both did well, with McLain getting the win and Solomon a save in the contest. McLain went 3 1/3 innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on seven hits, striking out three, and Solomon shut down the Totem bats in his 3 2/3 innings, giving up only one hit. Nick Adams and Austin Hall each scored three runs as well to pace Mount Si’s efforts.
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Wednesday news notes…
Baseball: Mount Si offense on fire again in another blowout win
Despite a week-plus layoff thanks to a rained-out game last week, Mount Si’s baseball team brought out the bats in a big way once again yesterday, as they posted their third straight blowout win. Joey Cotto led the way, going 3-5 with a double, triple and two runs batted in as the Wildcats blasted Lynnwood 13-1 for their third straight win. In those three wins since their season-opening loss March 16 at Kamiakin in the Tri-Cities, Mount Si’s offense has outscored foes 36-9, a ratio of four Wildcat runs for every opposition run scored. And the defense also made some noise in the contest yesterday, with a triple play that sealed up the victory.
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Wildcat baseball fights back, then holds off, Interlake in extra-inning thriller
Mount Si’s baseball team, after its dramatic win Monday, was looking for a bit of a respite Wednesday when they took on the Interlake Saints at Bellevue’s Interlake High School, but ended up not getting one. The Wildcats rallied in the seventh to force extra innings, then scored twice in the 10th to complete a dramatic 8-6 comeback win which kept Mount Si unbeaten in the league standings.
 
With the score 6-4 Saints in the seventh, after Interlake had scored three in the fifth to take the lead, the Wildcats loaded the bases with none out, and Tanner Simpson drove in a run with a groundout. Brian Woolley was then thrown out at the plate on a Connor Jensen ground ball, putting the pressure on the Mount Si bats, and they responded. Wyatt Baker-Jagla singled, then the hero from Monday’s win, senior Joey Cotto, singled as well to score Simpson from third to tie the contest 6-6. Cotto finished going 2-4 with that run batted in.
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Mount Si’s baseball team wins home opener in dramatic fashion, 4-1
The grand old game of baseball, like many sports, at times has its twists and turns. Yesterday’s home opener for Mount Si High School’s baseball team in Snoqualmie proved to have a few of those, but when all was said and done, the Wildcats survived and continued their winning ways.
 
Mount Si was up 8-4 on Juanita in the seventh inning when a Wildcat defensive error set up a Rebels game-tying rally, only to see Mount Si respond in the bottom of that frame with what turned out to be the game-winning hit as the Wildcats won 9-8.
 
Wildcat coach Zach Habben was a bit disappointed with how things ended, but says there’s room for improvement. “Just didn’t execute when we needed to. (We) left a lot of guys on base,” Habben said. “(It’s) just a learning experience, (so) we’re going to take it and work on it tomorrow.”
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Mount Si baseball makes themselves at home in the “Safe” and blows out Issaquah
Every year the Mount Si baseball team has played in Seattle’s Safeco Field, the Wildcats have found themselves in a very close, exciting ballgame. This year, though, was a completely different story, and the end result was very wonderful for Mount Si and their fans. The Wildcats scored early and often, and rolled to a 10-0 win over the Issaquah Eagles in the fifth annual Mount Si trip to the “Safe”, the home of the Seattle Mariners. Connor Jensen had two hits, and pitchers Chase Kairis, Nick Adams and Griffin McLain all lived out their childhood dreams in style yesterday, taking the same mound that Mariners great Felix Hernandez pitches on and combining for a Felix-esque two-hit shutout.
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Mount Si baseball splits over in Tri-Cities to start 2013
Mount Si’s baseball team split a pair of games over in the Tri-Cities yesterday, falling in their opener to Kamiakin of Kennewick before blowing out Walla Walla.
 
Kamiakin 5, Mount Si 1: Swift roughed up in season opener: The Wildcats opened the season seeing senior pitcher Connor Swift run into a little trouble yesterday. Swift gave up five runs, all earned, on just four hits in 2 1/3 innings, and the Mount Si offense wasn’t able to get much going to counter that, as they fell.
Mount Si got their lone run across in the fifth. Nick Adams doubled, then reached third on a Wyatt Baker-Jagla single. Adams ultimately scored on a groundout by Joey Cotto.
Carson Breshears, Evan Johnson, Zach Usselman and Chris Solomon also had hits in the contest for the Wildcats.
 
Mount Si 12, Walla Walla 5: Johnson homer keys strong, consistent Wildcat offensive attack: Mount Si’s bats woke up, scoring runs early, then kept the pressure on consistently throughout as they closed out their trip east with a nice win over the school locally known as “Wa-Hi.”
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Mt. Si hands Wa-Hi 12-5 loss in Kennewick
Union-Bulletin.com - March 17th, 2013
 
KENNEWICK — Anthony Arellano’s RBI single and Luke Reardon’s two-run triple keyed a Walla Walla High School three-run third inning that got the Blue Devils even at 3-3 here Saturday in non-conference boys baseball action against visiting Mt. Si. Mt. Si answered the Blue Devil rally with a three-run fourth and never looked back, pounding out 13 total hits and taking advantage of seven free passes to take home a 12-5 win. “We held our own for awhile,” Blue Devil coach Keith Gradwohl said. “(Then) we didn’t throw enough strikes and got shut down by their pitching.” Mt. Si scored three times in the second to break a 1-1 tie before Wa-Hi got even in the third. The Blue Devils added a solo tally in the sixth. CONTINUE
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SVSJ preview: Mount Si baseball may have new leader, but everything else, including season expectations, remain unchanged
Mount Si’s baseball program had a surprise coaching change last summer, but the program this year continues as if nothing really ever happened. The expectations remain the same, and the goals remain very doable in a competitive KingCo landscape.
 
Taking over as head coach this season is Zach Habben. Habben, an assistant last season, replaced Elliott Cribby after the former Mount Si coach abruptly resigned at the end of last July to take a coaching position with a soon-to-be Division I college program at Abilene Christian in Texas. Habben’s expectations are clear. “It’s going to be the same intensity as last year,” he said." If you’re going to go out there, give it your all. Never leave anything out on the field.”
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Message from Head Coach Habben:
 
Mount Si Wildcat Baseball is looking for an assistant coach for C-Team baseball at Mt. Si high school. Paid volunteer position. Must be able to be at field/school by 2:45 during the week for practices and games. Baseball experience required, coaching experience preferred. Please contact Zach Habben at zhabben34@gmail.com regarding the position. 
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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS 2013 SEASON
 
Here is the paperwork that was discussed at the meeting last week.  Please make sure the players (and parents!) read all of them.  Start the Long Toss Program NOW - it is VERY important to make sure all arms are ready for the upcoming season.
 
Wildcat Speed Camp will start on January 8 and continue up until try outs begin.  You can download the registration form, fill out and bring with to the first session along with payment or register and pay online by Clicking Here.
 
The Bucky's waiver will need to be filled out prior to any player participating in the pre-season hitting at Bucky's facility.  We will be at the facility to collect the $40 payment and make sure the waivers are turned in on January 7 and 9 (the first days of hitting).  Once again, freshman and sophomores are on Mondays from 3-4, juniors and seniors are on Wednesdays from 3-4.
 
  DOWNLOAD LONG TOSS PROGRAM
  DOWNLOAD WILDCAT SPEED CAMP REGISTRATION
  DOWNLOAD BUCKY'S WAIVER  
 
 
 
 
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