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Senior Spotlight

Celebrating the senior season for:

Shane Deguchi

Jayden Wang

Cole Rowe

Kellan Wu

Russell Nguyen

Brandon Patacsil

Brandon Abulhosn, Captain

Neal Baron, Captain

Tyler Gilroy, Captain


Little League Takes the Field

What a celebration of Little League Night on Monday, April 1st!

Mercer Island residents of all ages came to Island Crest Park in support of baseball on Monday night to watch the Varsity Islanders take on the Lake Washington Kangs.

Special thanks to Maverick McLear from Island Park elementary, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and Tanner Bloom from St. Monica’s, the exceptional and enthusiastic bat boy for the game. 

Mercer Island Booster Board gave away hot dogs to celebrate Little League night—375 hot dogs went out the door to Little Leaguers and fans for purchase!

Welcome new Head Coach Chris Lawler

Chris Lawler, a 2014 MIHS graduate who played for Coach Dominic Woody and went on to play at the collegiate level at the University of San Diego (USD) has been selected as the new head coach of MIHS baseball. 

“I am thrilled to be named the Head Coach of MIHS Baseball,” Coach Lawler said. “As a former student-athlete at Mercer Island High School, I experienced firsthand what it means to be an Islander and wear that name across your chest. It has always been a dream to give back to the game that gave me so much, and to be able to do it for the community and school who helped shape who I am and to follow Coach Woody is an honor.”                             

Lawler was named First Team KingCo his senior year of high school as well as an all-state selection. In his 3 years on varsity, he has a combined 1.44 ERA including a 1.29 ERA his Senior Year. In five KingCo starts he gave up 2 ER total across 36 innings. 

Lawler has coaching experience at a few levels, and most recently coached basketball for the MIHS Program as the Head Coach for the fall and spring league. 

“Leadership, work ethic and a passion for the journey define my approach to coaching and life,” he said. “The core of my coaching philosophy and the way I conduct business on and off the field were instilled in me by Coach Woody and I hope to continue that with the next generation of student athletes.”

MIHS Baseball welcomes back Coach Josh Patterson as JV head coach and Coach Paul Suguro as C-Team head coach for the 2024 season.

Welcome Coach Lawler!

Head Coach Woody leaves MIHS Baseball

This offseason, MIHS Baseball Head Coach Dominic Woody announced he would not return to coach for the 2023-2024 season. With heartfelt gratitude, Mercer Island players, parents and the baseball community wish Coach Woody the best and sincerely thank him for his 11 years as its head coach. Coach Woody became the Islanders head coach in 2013, leading the team to two WIAA 3A State Titles in 2015 and 2022, four KingCo titles in 2016-2019, and a 3rd place 3A State finish in 2017. In 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2023 Coach Woody was named KingCo “Coach of the Year.”  

Woody was and is a player’s coach. Revered for his baseball knowledge, his legendary stories, his no-nonsense style, his love for the game, and most of all his deep desire to see his players develop and succeed, Woody had an impact that extended far beyond the field. His dedication to MIHS baseball is shown through the young men he coached to be committed, hard-working, skilled, and resilient players and leaves a lasting legacy.  During his coaching tenure, at least 48 players went on to play collegiate baseball, having deepened their knowledge, skills and love for the game under Coach Woody’s guidance.

Woody leaves MIHS baseball to focus on family and the opportunity to finally coach his kids’ teams—they have waited patiently for their turn!  Stay tuned for an opportunity later in the season to honor Coach Woody and thank him for his contributions to MIHS baseball. An announcement about MIHS’s new head coach is coming soon.

Follow MIHS Baseball

Fans! Follow game day action when you can't be at the game.  Find each team on the GameChanger app with live game scoring and video feed (thank you volunteers for making this happen!).  GameChanger team names are:

Mercer Island Varsity Islanders

Mercer Island Junior Varsity Islanders

Mercer Island Freshman C-Team Islanders

Find rankings and stats on MaxPreps app or website. Search Mercer Island High School.  And follow us on Instagram at @mihsbaseball and on X @MIHSbaseball

Auction in the Books

Baseball fans of all vintages came out to raise spirits and paddles in support of Islander baseball on Saturday night! 

In the capable hands of experienced MI auctioneer Aaron Kornblum, and vibing to the smooth jams of DJDilly, an enthusiastic crowd raised funds to support the MIHS baseball program and to fund a new scoreboard for the south field at Island Crest Park. Parents of alums, Little League parents and parents of high school players came out in force! A great time was had by all.

Special thanks to auction chair Sarah Hanson (also incoming booster board chair), and committee members Nikki Anderson, Robyn Baron, Liz Buchan, Cynthia Davidson, Katie Dolence, Jamie Shea, Michelle Shleifer, and the many hands it takes to bring these events to life.

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