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.
The Islander Varsity (6-6 KingCo, 11-8 Overall) completed regular season action with a win over Bellevue 7 to 5. MI qualified for the KingCo playoffs and will play Lake Washington Saturday, May 4 at Bannerwood Park at 7 pm,.
Come out and support the Islanders! Go MI!
|Sat. Mar. 9||Hanford||10:30 am||Home||Win 3-2|
|Sat. Mar. 9||Richland||4:30 pm||Home||Win 10-2|
|Tues. Mar. 12||North Creek||6:00 pm||Home||Win 4-2|
|Fri. Mar 15||Bainbridge||4 pm||Bainbridge||Loss 1-9|
|Mon. Mar. 18||Eastside Catholic||6 pm||UW Husky Stadium||Loss 1-2|
|Wed. Mar. 20||Kentlake||7 pm||Home||Win 12-4|
|Fri. Mar. 22||Sammamish||4 pm||Sammamish||Win 11-0|
|Mon. Mar. 25||Interlake||4 pm||Home||Loss 5-7|
|Wed. Mar. 27||Lake Washington||7 pm||Home||Loss 0-4|
|Fri. Mar. 29||Juanita||7 pm||Lee Johnson||Loss 6-7|
|Mon. Apr. 1||Liberty||4:30 pm||Liberty||Loss 0-1|
|Fri. Apr. 5||Bellevue||5 pm||Home||Win 12-2|
|Mon. Apr. 8||Sammamish||4 pm||Home||Win 11-1|
|Sat. Apr. 13||Glacier Peak||1:30 pm||Glacier Peak||rescheduled --weather|
|Wed. Apr. 17||Interlake||4:30 pm||Interlake||Win 10-0|
|Fri. Apr. 19||Lake Washington||7 pm||Lee Johnson||Loss 4-7|
|Mon. Apr. 22||Juanita (Senior Night)||7 pm||Home||Win 11-1|
|Wed. Apr. 24||Liberty||4 pm||Home||Loss 2-6|
|Sat. Apr. 27||Glacier Peak||12 noon||Glacier Peak||Win 16-0|
|Mon. Apr. 29||Bellevue||4:30 pm||Bellevue||Win 7-5|
|Sat. May 4||Lake Washington||7 pm (KingCo Playoffs)||Bannerwood Park||Win 5-4|
|Mon. May 6||Interlake||7 pm (KingCo Finals)||Bannerwood Park||Win 10-3|
|Sat. May 18||Capital||1 pm (3A State Playoffs)||Bannerwood Park||Loss 1-7|
The Islanders (4-5 KingCo, 8-7 Overall) continue their push for the playoffs with key league contests this week. On Monday, MI hosts Juanita at 7 pm. Come out early and celebrate our 12 seniors, as we tip our caps to these players and families for their dedication and support of our Program.
On Wednesday, in a late afternoon start at 4 pm, the Islanders take on the Liberty Patriots. As is our tradition, Coach Woody, his coaching staff and the players invite all of our MI Little League players and families to the ballpark -- wear your jersey and enjoy a complimentary ballpark hot dog meal!
In other Islander action this week, our JV hosts Juanita on Monday at 4 pm, travels to Liberty on Wed., for a 4:30 pm game, and on Thursday travels to Lake Washington for a 5 pm contest. Our C-Team hosts Bellevue on Tuesday at 4 pm, and travels to Issaquah for a 4:30 contest on Thursday.
All Glacier Peak games for Saturday April 13 are cancelled. Stay tuned for rescheduling.
This week, the Varsity (3-4 KingCo, 7-6 Overall) will be on the road for two key KingCo clashes against Interlake at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, and against Lake Washington at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland on Friday night at 7 pm.
The Islander JV squad has one game this week, at Lake Washington at 4 pm on Friday.
The Islander Freshman team hosts Sammamish on Tuesday, April 16 at 4 pm, and travels to Eastlake on Thursday, April 18 at 4 pm.
MI Varsity hosts rival Bellevue Friday at 5 pm at Island Crest Park. The MI Booster Club will also be grilling up burgers -- so stop by and see some outstanding KingCo baseball -- and have a burger at Islander ball park. Start the weekend off with some great baseball action!
MI Varsity 2019 Seniors
Islander Baseball Begins with Home Contests at ICP - Sat. Mar. 9
The Jamboree scheduled for Thursday, March 7 at MI is cancelled. MI will take the field on Saturday with two games scheduled -- 10:30 am vs Hanford, and 4:30 pm vs Richland.
On Friday night, March 8, Mercer Island is pleased to host a contest between Capital vs. Gonzaga Prep, at 7 pm. Come out and watch some outstanding high school baseball.
Islander Senior Snow Shovel Crew Feb 2019
Hello Islander Baseball Fans!
High School Tryouts are Monday, February 25 after school at ICP. Please make sure all student-athlete forms are submitted and your student-athlete is ready to go on Monday.
Also -- pick up your Islander Fan Gear -- see upper corner of this site -- our Fan Gear site closes on Feb. 28 -- so just a few days left.
Also -- please register for our Annual Fundraiser Event -- "Spring Training" -- Mar. 2 (Sat. night at 6:30 pm at the MI Beach Club) -- tickets are going quickly -- and we are limited in our space. You can buy your tickets on this site (just look in the box below).