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!
Hello Baseball Families!
I cannot remember a Spring that we have not been happily sitting on a bleacher somewhere watching baseball. These are unprecedented times and we hope that you and your families are healthy, safe and finding the silver linings of game nights, Netflix and hand washing!
I spoke to our Athletic Coordinator, Kyle McKenna, and he gave me an update on the spring sports season that I am happy to share with all of you.
IF the kids return to school on April 24th, then the baseball season (practices and games) may commence and it would be an abbreviated season as the WIAA is not changing the state tournament dates.
We will keep you updated with any and all details but in the meantime, we encourage all of you to stay healthy and active (within family, district and state recommendations). All of the coaches are excited to get back out on the field as soon as possible so encourage your sons to do what they can to stay focused and in shape during this down time.
Thank you and Go Islanders!
Jamie Shanks/MI Baseball Board
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