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The Mount Si baseball team’s early-season potential showed last Wednesday, April 9, as the Wildcat defense held the Sammamish Totems to a single run, on the road in Bellevue. Meanwhile, Mount Si’s hitters broke to a lead, then gradually added to the tally, led by junior Brock Johnson. Tanner Simpson pitched the first six innings for Mount Si, giving up few hits.
“I want to rock it!” That’s what Caitlyn Maralack, Mount Si girls golfer, has in mind for this year. Maralack is one of the more talented girls to come through the program. She went to state as a freshman last year and took 11th. A golfer since age 8, Maralack knows she can improve on that score.
Hitting power, speed and experience are what the Mount Si girls softball team has in spades. Head coach Larry White has seven seniors on the team, including four four-year starters, the most he’s ever had in his 14 years with the program. “I’m looking for leadership and experience” from them, he said. “The whole senior class will be very offensive-minded.” At the top of the batting order, senior Celine Fowler is a vocal leader of the squad. Softball, she said, is an escape, a family tradition that links her back to playing at age 4.
Cages and gyms are OK in rainy weather. But the soft-spoken, athletic Mount Si junior Carson Breshears was clearly ready for some spring sunshine and real ball. “The guys are ready to get after it,” said Breshears, who took the field on a warm Tuesday afternoon with the varsity for practice in the sun. “It’s good to get on the actual field and play live.” Breshears will be at the top of the lineup for the Wildcats, then doff his helmet for his second season at shortstop. After a fourth-place finish at state last season, this team wants to do better. Breshears sees a lot of depth on both varsity and JV.
The Enumclaw varsity baseball game scheduled for Osborn Field has been move to Federal Way due to rain.