The Islanders win it all and take home 3A State Championship with an 8-4 victory over Kennewick. Photo credit Kym Otte
What an incredible ride for this team and coaches! In a packed Gesa Stadium, the Islanders came out swinging and took an early lead over Kennewick that was held by the excellent pitching of junior Evan Otte, sharp catching of senior Halen Otte, and solid defense all around. Surrounded by fans who travelled to Pasco for the game, the team battled and stayed on top and clinched the win 8-4. In relief, junior Jack Beebe came in to pitch the first two outs in the seventh. Senior captain Jack Varney made a diving catch in centerfield to earn the second out. And senior captain Governor Aufranc threw his first pitches of the season after working back from an injury that happened just before the season to earn the final strikeout in an emotional finale securing the W for the Islanders. Congratulations to the players and coaches and thank you to our amazing fans who supported this team through it all!
Junior Austin Cupic pitched a complete game and gets the win for MI to advance to the the 3A State championship game
The Islanders battled an excellent West Seattle team, and with the exceptional pitching of junior Austin Cupic the team got the W. They play Kennewick HS tonight at 7:15 at Gesa Stadium. Come and cheer on the team or watch live on NFHS Network.
Let's Go Islanders!
Congratulations to the Varsity Islanders who played excellent team baseball on Saturday to shut out Bainbridge 8-0 and beat Auburn 6-1 to advance to the WA state tournament in Pasco, WA. The team will play West Seattle at 7 pm on Friday, May 27, and will have another game on Saturday, May 28. Find the 3A Regional and State Tournament bracket here: State 3A Playoff Brackets. Way to go MI!
Varsity Islanders celebrate the win against Auburn HS and clinching a trip to the State Championships
Islanders Varsity celebrate a win over Liberty on May 12 to advance to regionals
Congratulations to the following players who were recognized with 2022 KingCo 3A All-League honors:
Marques Abulhosn, Jr., Shortstop
Max Clark, Jr., Outfield
Jack Varney, Sr., Outfield
Jack Beebe, Jr., Pitcher
Austin Cupic, Jr., Pitcher
Alex Henderson, Jr., First Base
Jett Mai, Sr., Second Base
Cutter Werdel, Jr., Third Base
Austin Cupic, Jr., Utility
Halen Otte, Sr.
Colin Shea, Sr.
Kaden Wu, Sr.
The Varsity Islanders got the W vs. Liberty on Thursday May 12 at 6 pm at Bannerwood Park to advance to regionals. Find the schedule here: State 3A Playoff Brackets and follow the team on GameChanger: Mercer Island Varsity Islanders (make sure the choose the team with an “s” at the end of Islanders.)
The Islanders JV team wrapped up a fun and successful season with a 12-game win streak, finishing the season with a 15-3 record. Led by hitting leaders Brandon Abulhosn and Brandon Fukano; fielding leaders Jayden Wang, Tyler Gilroy and Cole Rowe; and pitchers Mason Szylko, Tyler Gilroy, Neal Baron and Coy Hounsell.
The Freshman team finished 7-8, with 9 close games decided by one run. The team was led by hitting leaders James Mangold, Quincy Tintle and Otto Ahonen; fielding leaders Brady Riffle, Baird Sirianni, Jack Buchan and Gabe Lopez; and pitchers Charlie Seneker, Baird Sirianni, Jack Buchan and Rohan Patel.
Good luck to the Varsity Islanders in their quest for a State Championship!
Varsity welcomes MI 8th graders at Futures Day May 6
|Team / Award||Recipient|
|V / Golden Arm||Austin Cupic|
|V / Gold Glove||Marques Abulhosn|
|V / Silver Slugger||Jack Varney & Halen Otte|
|V / MVP||Marques Abulhosn|
|V / Mr. Islander||Colin Shea|
|JV / Golden Arm||Mason Szylko|
|JV / Gold Glove||Jayden Wang|
|JV / Silver Slugger||Brandon Abulhosn|
|JV / MVP||Brandon Abulhosn|
|JV / Mr. Islander||Ben Viafore|
|C / Golden Arm||Rohan Patel|
|C / Gold Glove||Baird Sirianni|
|C / Silver Slugger||Quincy Tintle|
|C / MVP||Charlie Seneker|
|C / Mr. Islander||Quinn Harper|
Shortstop Marques Abulhosn - First Team All Kingco
Left Fielder Max Clark - First Team All Kingco
Centerfielder Jack Varney, Captain - First Team All Kingco
Photo credits to Kym Otte and Erik Viafore
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