May 22, 2013
All Cinderella stories have to end at some point.
For the Meadowdale baseball team, it ended during the Class 3A regional final at Bannerwood Park on Saturday, in a 7-2 loss to Mount Si.
After ace pitcher Elliott Reece tossed a five-hitter in a 3-1 win over Peninsula in the morning, the Mavericks’ limited bullpen was helpless against the Wildcats’ relentless offense.
May 15, 2013
New Mount Si High School baseball head coach Zach Habben is already carving out a legacy in just his first year. The Wildcats solidified that legacy, winning a pair of matches May 9 and 10 to win Habben’s first 3A KingCo title.
“I couldn’t have asked for a better first year,” Habben said. “This team has so much talent from top to bottom.”
May 8, 2013
The Mount Si High School baseball team will head into the postseason with a bit of momentum, including a two-game winning streak under its belt, after it defeated the Liberty Patriots, 10-6, in a May 2 regular season finale.
The Wildcat offense was clicking on all cylinders, as the team notched 10 runs on 12 hits. Mount Si secured an early lead for starting pitcher Connor Swift, scoring six runs in a second inning where every Wildcat batter came to the plate. Read more
April 17, 2013
In the past couple of seasons, baseball has been one of the most successful sports at Mount Si High School — the team captured the state title in 2011, and a very strong campaign in 2012 came to a screeching halt in an upset loss to Kelso in the quarterfinals.
April 10, 2013
The Mount Si High School fastpitch team showed the Bellevue Wolverines who’s boss during the April 3 faceoff. Mount Si won, 10-7.
April 3, 2013
Twelve prep baseball teams from throughout Puget Sound got to play at Safeco Field as guests of the Seattle Mariners over three weekends before the first home game of the Major League Baseball regular season.
Mount Si was one of those teams, and it took its chance to humiliate Issaquah with a 10-0 victory March 30.
January 2, 2013
Greg Hart, Mount Si High School athletic director, announced Dec. 6 on the school’s website that Zach Habben will take over as head baseball coach for the 2013 season.
Habben was most recently the varsity pitching coach for the Wildcats during their 2012 season, where the team placed first in the KingCo 3A/2A League, according to the website.
Habben played baseball for Central Washington University and has coached numerous club and select baseball teams.
He is busy preparing for the upcoming competitions, according to the website.
October 31, 2012
Former Mount Si Wildcat baseball player Max Brown earned a spot on the provisional roster of New Zealand’s national team.
Brown is an outfielder for Bellevue College. He played on the Mount Si High School team that won the state championship in spring 2011. He hit the title-clinching single against Shorewood in Tacoma’s Cheney Stadium.
He played as a centerfielder and earned All-League Player of the Year honors for KingCo 3A.
During his last year at Mount Si, he hit .500, drove in 24 runs and stole 25 bases, including six in one game. During his year at Bellevue, he hit .339, drove in 14 runs and stole seven bases.
Brown and his New Zealand teammates will represent the nation in the World Baseball Classic Qualifier scheduled for Chinese Taipei, from Nov. 15-19. The Kiwis, as the squad is known, will play the hosts, Thailand and the Philippines. Winner moves on to the main tournament in March 2013.
August 15, 2012
Behind them, an almost perfect season. Ahead of them, one last game, against their friends.
The Falls Dodgers of the Snoqualmie Valley Little League had won 17 games and lost only one. They had only one game to go to call themselves champions of the league tournament. Their rival, though, was the Falls Red Sox, from the same geographic area of the Valley.
“You play against your friends, you want to win worse than if you were playing against someone you don’t know,” said Bob Bostwick, manager of the Dodgers.
As expected, the game was a nail-biter, going extra innings before the Dodgers’ Sam Brown had a hit with Will Niemela and Hans Johnson on base. They both scored, leaving the final tally 8-7 Dodgers.
“It was really exciting,” said Niemela, an 11-year-old outfielder who counts Ken Griffey Jr. among his favorite players. “We were behind in the last inning and we came back and won.”
Bostwick said the team was down 7-6 going into the last inning.
August 8, 2012
Players from across Eastside are welcome to try out
The Bellevue Warriors Baseball Club is recruiting players for its 13 and under, 14 and under and 15 and under teams for 2013.
Several parents from Newcastle organized the Warriors team in August 2009, so children in the area would have a program in place that offered a higher level of competition than was available in the area’s Pony League.
Athletes from across the Eastside are welcome to participate.
Players may not be older than 15 by May 1. Players who are younger and have advanced baseball skills and physical development may try out for all of the teams.
The coaches for the Warriors have a combined 54 years of coaching experience, with 29 years at the high school coaching level.
Coaches aim to build solid players and help them attain skills to be successful on and off the field.