ATTENTION ALL MERCER ISLAND HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL PLAYERS AND FAMILIES!
Please join us for the annual Mercer Island Baseball Award Night on Thursday, June 3rd at ICP at 6:00pm.
Award ceremonies will commence after practice at 6:00pm followed by pizza. Parents and families welcome!
Baseball is on and it's time to PLAY BALL! Our season kicked off with an amazing first annual Home Run Derby Event! Big thanks to everyone who helped pull this together! The 2021 season is very short-but all games will be live-streamed on the Game Changer Team Manager App. Come watch in person, or online-and support our teams.
* Please note that no concessions will be sold this season.
Thank you to everyone who donated to the MIHS Baseball Booster Club!
Good luck to all the players-we hope you have a fun, safe, and fulfilling season!
We want to especially wish the best to our seven awesome seniors:
Nathan Buchan, Jack DeDonato, Evan Dickstein, Matthew Feldman, Mason Gronewald, Michael Lee, and Paul Noone.
It has been a joy to watch you play throughout the years! We wish you the best as you head into this next stage of life!
Baseball Season is just around the corner!
Here are some important dates to get on your calendar so you are ready for MIHS Baseball season 2021!
APRIL 26th: Sports Registration and packet due to the MIHS athletic department. Please see MIHS Athletic Dept. website for more information and schedule a physical if you need one!
MAY 3rd: Baseball Tryouts! All players should plan to be available every day after school the week of May 3rd.
MAY 8th: Baseball Kick-off Events! Uniforms, Team photos, Team scrimmage, and introducing our FIRST Annual Home Run Derby Fundraiser! (Please note that ACT/SAT testing is starting back up. If possible, please avoid scheduling your students on for testing on this day-players will not want to miss out!)
Here is the link to sign up for conditioning with Maximum Sports:
Baseball season is slated to start May 3rd. The MI Baseball Booster Club will be sponsoring winter/spring conditioning again this year, through Maximum Sports (13415 SE 30th Street Bellevue, WA 98005).
(This includes speed and agility / connective tissue strengthening and injury prevention / strength and power. Also, please see our philosophy on training baseball players on the attached doc).
Please note we took out the spring break week (4/5-4/9).
There is a cost of $50 per player for all sessions paid to the MI Booster Club. Please email Rich Buchan at email@example.com if you would like to participate. If we have more than 15-18 players, we will work with Maximum to accommodate.
Join the MIHS Baseball Booster Club!
Greetings and Happy New Year!
We are looking forward to hearing bats cracking, kids cheering and feeling the sun shining! We know it’s been a year of disappointments and worries with all the Covid-19 concerns but with vaccinations in route, we are hopeful that our 2021 season is around the corner. We will continue to keep you up to date if anything changes.
To prepare for the season and build momentum, our 2021 MI Baseball Booster Club Membership Drive is officially underway!
The MI Booster Club has a goal of 100% membership from high school baseball families. Please help us meet this goal, if possible!
Membership funds help pay for coaches’ salaries & training, the most up-to-date equipment, Island Crest Park Field upgrades, team bonding events, team dinners and much more. All Islander players from Little League to High School Varsity benefit from everything the MI Booster Club does, so please support our players and their baseball experience by joining us!
We have several membership levels to choose from, but any donation amount is greatly appreciated!
Hall of Fame Level $1,500 +
MVP Level $1,000 - $1,499
Grand Slam Level $750 - $999
All Star Level $500 - $749
Gold Glove Level $ 100 - $499
Starter Level $ 50 - $99
Our membership levels come with fun and useful “incentives” including a classic MI Maroon Signature Trucker Hat (our Special Edition MI Black Trucker Hat that is only available with booster membership), a cozy MI Baseball Microfleece Throw, a MI Baseball Neck Gaiter and Face Mask, and recognition in our spring program/ media guide. To support these efforts, it’s important to purchase membership as soon as possible to lock things down before the spring baseball season is underway. We are a 501(c)(3) organization, so your contribution is tax deductible! Please consider doubling your donating by checking to see if you or your spouse’s employer participates in Corporate Matching. TAX ID: 32-0518471
Joining online is EASY!
Here is the link: https://mibaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/508569032
Please spread the word to your friends to join!
On behalf of the entire MI Baseball Booster Club we want to thank you in advance for joining, and deeply appreciate any level of contribution. We can’t wait to see you on the field!
If you have any questions please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
MI Baseball Booster Club President
Calling all MIHS returning and prospective baseball players!
Boost Baseball (Sean White and Andre Marshall) is offering outdoor practices at ICP for all MIHS students who plan to try out for baseball this year. These outdoor practices will prepare the players for baseball season by adhering to a pro style team practice-focus will be on game play instruction and repetitions.
These practice sessions are 100% optional and are not required to be eligible for MIHS Baseball tryouts.
There are 2 time slot packages offered exclusively for MIHS students:
1. Thursday afternoons 2pm-4pm
January 7, 14, 21, 28
February 4, 11, 25
$210 for 7 session package
2. Saturday mornings 11am-1pm
January 9, 16,23, 30
February 6, 20, 27
$210 for 7 session package
Preregistration is required. Click on link below to register.
Captains are communicating these practices through Facebook as well.
Thank you...and GO ISLANDERS!
Hello MIBB families!!
The Booster Club hopes everyone is doing well during these trying times. We wanted to let everyone know that we are excited to work with Maximum Sports out of Factoria again this year for winter/spring sports strength and fitness training. Due to the April 26th season start, we will schedule our preseason workouts to include 8 sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm beginning 2/23 and ending 4/22 (skipping the first week of April for Spring Break). The cost for these sessions is $50 per player. The rest is paid by the Booster Club. Please contact Maximum Sports at their contact below to schedule.
If anyone is interested in getting a jump on their training and conditioning, Maximum Sports has openings available starting in November. They are keeping numbers low to stay in compliance with Covid restrictions, but will be able to train small groups of 12. If there is enough interest, they can open a dedicated MIBB time slot a couple of times per week.
Maximum Sports is running 20% off their normal packages for any MIBB player and if there is enough interest, they will be able to offer a team rate. The normal rates for packages are:
5 Session Package - ($55/session)= $275 (plus tax) = $302.50
10 Session Package - ($46/session)=$460 (plus tax) = $506.00
15 Session Package - ($43.50/session)=$652.50 (plus tax) = $717.75
20 Session Package - ($39.50/session) =$790 (plus tax) = $869.00
40 Session Package- ($38/session)= $1,520 (plus tax) = $1,672.00
There is a year to use these sessions and they are charged when used.
Hopefully, this gives players an option for extra baseball training. They post their philosophy on training baseball players on their website for those who want to take a look.
Maximum Sports Conditioning
We are sad to confirm that our 2020 Baseball season is now officially cancelled. With the closure of all Washington State schools for the remainder of this academic year, there will be no sports and no school related activities. We are all saddened to lose this season and know that everyone is feeling deeply disappointed. We wait all year for baseball season and know how tough this is for the players, the coaches, and the families who love to watch. We are especially sad for our seniors, but we will keep you posted as we figure out a way to honor them and send them off to this next exciting stage.
MIHS Baseball will be back again next season...stronger than ever from having endured this difficult and challenging time. Please stay healthy and safe...and as always, GO MI!
The MI Baseball Booster Club
Enjoy looking through it...just click on the link below! Thank you Kym and Jeff Otte for all your hard work on this amazing media guide! And thank you to all the contributing photographers as well!
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), the MISD is now closed and all MIHS athletic games and practices are suspended through April 24th. We will keep you updated via TeamSnap as well as here on the website. Please feel free to reach out with any questions, and please stay safe and well.
Clink the link below and register for the always fun, always amazing MIHS Baseball Auction and celebration! This event fills up so don't delay...and Go Islanders!
Click the link below to view the Save The Date for our awesome annual MIHS Baseball Auction! Mark your calendars! Also see below a link to the 2020 Auction Procurement Form. All donations are greatly appreciated!
Please click the link below to become a member of the MIHS Baseball Booster Club. We are hoping to get 100% participation this year! We have multiple levels for contributions and greatly appreciate donations in any amount! These contributions are very helpful for our program-from Little League on up to the Varsity level of baseball.
THANK YOU and GO MI!
If you haven't already, please consider joining our MIHS Baseball Mailing List to stay up-to-date on all things Baseball! See Link below to join!
Heads-up MIHS Baseball Prospects!
Winter is coming (again). And that means Winter Workouts are set to start in November -- with DJ and crew at Maximum Sports Conditioning in Bellevue: 13415 SE 30th Street, Bellevue, WA 98005.
These workouts are specifically designed to get you ready for tryouts -- and are focused on baseball strength and conditioning.
Click here to register:
Through the MI Baseball Booster club -- cost is only $125.00 for all of these sessions.
Thank you and Let's Go Islanders!
Mercer Island - 2019 KingCo Tournament Champions
For the fifth year in a row, the Islanders (KingCo Tourney Champions, 13-9 Overall) reached the State 3A tournament of final sixteen teams in Washington. On Saturday, May 18, however, MI's season came to a close against Capital in a 7 to 1 contest. Capital would move on the state's final four, and KingCo's Lake Washington claimed the State 2019 Title with a 3 to 2 win over Metro's O'Dea. The Islanders tip their cap to the Kangs on a great season and look forward to competing for the KingCo crown and beyond in 2020.
The Islanders will graduate 12 seniors attending college literally coast to coast, including Chapman, Colorado, Ithaca, Oregon, Pacific Lutheran, University of San Diego, University of Washington, Whitman and William & Mary.
The Islanders congratulate the following teammates on achieving post-season honors:
First-Team All KingCo:
P - Liam Dammeier; Sr.
3B - Teague Conder; Sr. (Captain)
OF - Cole Miller; Sr. (Captain)
P - Duke Brotherton; Jr.
1B - William Mulflur; Sr. (Captain)
OF - Nathan Buchan; Soph.
SS - Robert Dreyer; Sr.
C - Max Tanzer; Sr.
The Islander's also congratulate Senior Cole Miller on his selection to the All-State team for Washington.
Congratulations again to the Islander Varsity, JV and C - Team players on another outstanding year for the Maroon and White.
On Monday night, May 6, the Islanders claimed the KingCo tournament championship, with a 10-3 victory over the Saints of Interlake. In a total team victory, MI pounded out 15 hits by 10 players, with Senior Robert Dreyer and Freshman Jack Varney each notching three hits a piece. Junior Duke Brotherton provided a strong outing from the bump, going six and two-thirds innings, allowing just 4 hits with five strike outs. Senior Rohan Tatum secured the last out for the Islanders from the mound.
Coach Dominic Woody and the full MI coaching team of Pete Orgill, Andre Marshall, Bret Derooy, Josh Patterson, Kenny Terhune, Paul Segura and Walt Ingram have now led Mercer Island to three straight KingCo tournament titles.
MI will now advance to the WA State 3A Playoffs, and compete in the final 16 team tournament that begins Saturday, May 18 -- with the Islanders slotted to play locally at Bannerwood Park. Stay tuned for timing and tournament updates.
Mercer Island (6-6 KingCo, 12-8 Overall) advanced to the KingCo championship game on Monday, May 6, with a 5-4 defeat of regular season champion Lake Washington (12-0 KingCo, 19-2 Overall).
In a spirited contest of these perennial rivals, MI jumped out to a 2 run lead in the top of the first, while LW posted a run in the bottom of the third. Behind the stellar pitching of Liam Dammeier, the Islanders maintained their slim 2-1 margin going into the seventh inning. Dammeier dealt for six and one-third innings, allowing just 2 hits and striking out 6. In the top of the seventh, the Islanders posted 3 additional runs behind clutch at bats from Quinn Zakahi (double), Max Tanzer (2-3, 2 RBI), and William Mulfur (2 RBI).
The Islanders would need each of those insurance runs as the State top-rated Kangs stormed back in the bottom of the seventh, to score 3. Reliever Duke Brotherton secured the last the two outs for the save, and the Islanders move on the Championship game on Monday night to face the Interlake Saints.
MI Varsity 2019 Seniors
Islander Senior Snow Shovel Crew Feb 2019
Tough loss for MI but great game and great season. Thank you seniors and good luck to you!
We go to the bottom of the 7th with MI down 2-4.
After 4.5 we are still tied at 2. Let’s go MI!
Bottom 4, tied at 2.