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INFO YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SHS BASEBALL
Program Information (click on link) – SHS Baseball Program Info
IMPORTANT INFO REGARDING THE UPCOMING 2017 SEASON!
#5- Clearances for Spring Sports will begin Monday Feb 13th. Please arrange physicals early. Even fall or winter athletes still need to contact the SHS office to be cleared.
#6- Tryouts will be 2-4 days in length. Monday 2/27-Thur 3/2. Tryouts may not last all 4 days. In case of rain, we may move tryouts to NPA facility in Puyallup on any of the days from 3:00-5:00. Transportation will need to be arranged by each athlete.
#7- If players make the team, a MANDATORY parent meeting will happen on Saturday March 4th at 9:00 in the SHS commons.
#8- Players who make the team will participate in a travel trip to Wenatchee for games on Friday March 17th and Saturday March 18th. We have a block of rooms at the Wenatchee Holiday Inn Express for Friday night 3/17. It may be helpful to reserve your room under that block sooner, rather than later.
- Block of 35 rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Express (1921N. Wenatchee Avenue) for the night of March 17.
- Rate is $125 and the block will be released on March 6.
- You are welcome to find your own accomodations at any location, but most 2-3 star hotels are close to this rate for that weekend, and Holiday Inn Express is one of the very nicest in Wenatchee.
#9– 2017 SHS Baseball Items to Purchase or Have (click on this link)
Some people may wish to get some or all these items before the season begins. Because of this, we will offer a team store through Diamond Sports Training Center that has 2 ordering windows:
A) Early ordering window = open NOW closes Jan 22nd (items arrive before tryouts begin)
B) Later ordering window = open immediately after final tryout day through the following Monday (those items may not arrive until end of March)
- That ordering window will have a few less options available to order (in order to ensure timely delivery).
- There will be NO refunds for early ordering, if your son does not make the program, or a specific team. Early ordering is only available as a service to receive items before season, but carries a risk.
Team Photographs – dpcphotography+
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Congratulations to our Spartan 1st Team SPSL 3A players
Top left Ben Wilson (OF), top right Nathan Harrell (3rd base), middle left Jake Gehri (catcher), middle right Noah Massey (2nd base) and bottom Preston Fullington (pitcher)
Sumner won both games Saturday to advance to the State 3A tournament next Saturday in Bellevue (1pm start). Sumner beat Auburn Mountainview 6-0 in the first game and won 9-4 against Bonney Lake to place 5th in the West Central/Southwest Districts 3A tournament.
Photos from game 1 against Auburn Mt.View. Preston Fullington (top left) was stellar on the mound once again shutting down AMV. Fullington and Gehri (top right) shake hands after a strong inning. Ben Wilson (2nd row left) hits a double that drives Noah Massey and Nathan Harrell home (2nd row right). Harrell (3rd row left) scoops a ball and throws out the runner at first, while Noah Massey is all smiles while he stands on 3rd base (3rd row right). Tristan Wilhite (4th row left) and Kyle Van Hout (4th row right) swing hard at the plate. Josiah Fidecaro (5th row left) and Cameron Waterman (5th row right) both slide into their bases safely. Wilhite (6th row left) crosses home for a run while Tyson “The Chief” Rainwater (6th row right) makes a solid catch in the outfield and gets it in quickly. And to finish the game in the 7th inning, Sumner looks for one more out. AMV player pops it up and Taurus Kukahiko (7th row) runs back for it, turns one way, can’t find the ball turns the other and with his gloved hand open the ball falls into it. He did look a little surprised to see it was not on the ground… but in his glove.
Sumner splits in Kelso and moved to Auburn High School to play a loser out game against Wilson HS. Sumner comes out on top 11-1 in 5. Next game up for the Sparts will be at Heidelberg Park in Tacoma in another loser out game against rival Auburn Mountain view. Winner of this game clinches a spot in the 3A State tournament. Game time 1pm. Go get em Sparts!
Coaches and boys get ready for game against Wilson
Gabe Smith was solid on the mound Nathan Harrell (focused on the win)
Tristan Wilhite guns it to second Hitting for power Josiah Fidecaro in the park home run
Noah Massey sliding safe into second Kyle Van Hout played strong D
Tyson Rainwater catches a fly for the out Jake Quaschnik safe at first
Beware of the hair, flowin Benny Wilson crushes in 5th Si doesn’t put himself on the list “TNT interview”
Sumner loss to Bonney Lake in the final two games should fire boys up for Districts and State run! Good luck in Kelso.
Preston Fullington (top left) gives another strong performance on the bump for the Sparts. Noah Massey (top right) played a physically and mentally tough game. Kyle VanHout (middle right) played solid D on first against BL. Ben Wilson (bottom left) had a home run and a double and Nathan Harrell (bottom right) rounds third for home but is held up.
Senior game against Peninsula was a hard fought loss 7-9; however the Sparts bounce back with a 7-5 win in the second game against the Seahawks.
2016 Senior Class and their families
Nathan Harrell Hogan Leffel
Preston Fullington Tristan Wilhite
Josiah Fidecaro Noah Massey
Eli Evers Logan James
Jacob Quaschnik Taurus Kukahiko
Sparts take both games against Enumclaw. 12-1 and 2-1
Here are some highlights from the game against Enumclaw. Preston Fullington pitches a great full game against EHS allowing only on run (top left). (Top right) Noah Massey throws a runner out at first. (2nd row left) Ben Wilson rounds second with another multi hit game. Tristan Wilhite (2nd row right) prepares to hit as he reached the bag several times against Enumclaw. (3rd row left) Nathan Harrell has another strong appearance at the plate. (3rd row right) Kyle VanHout has a strong game against EHS. (4th row left) Jake Gehri takes a pitch and drives in two runs. (4th row right) Colton Borg was solid on the mound relieving Fullington in game 1 against the Hornets.
SHS @ Auburn win 6-2
Sumner headed to Auburn Friday for a game under the lights and game away with the win. Nathan Harrell (top left) slugged this ball driving in Tristan Wilhite (top right). Ben Wilson (middle left) hit a double driving in Harrell from second. Jake Gehri (middle right) was tough behind the plate running down this bunt and tagging out the runner trying to get home from 3rd. Infielders Harrell and Josiah Fidecaro talk with pitcher Logan James (bottom left). The outfield boys Tyson Rainwater, Tristan Wichita and Ben Wilson (bottom right) run in after another scoreless inning.
SHS vs. Auburn win 10-0
The bats came alive Wednesday (04-13-16) against Auburn with some good defensive plays. Tyson Rainwater (top left) goes 3 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Hogan Leffel (top right) goes 3 for 3 as well. Jake Gehri (middle left) went 2 for 3 with a double and 2 RBI’s. Tristan Wilhite (middle right) steals a hit away from Auburn by laying out for the catch. Colton Borg (bottom left) received the nod to start the game and Logan James (bottom right) comes in to finish leaving the Trojans scoreless.
Thank you to all that made our Booster Club Night Out Fundraiser at Swiss Hall a success!
SHS vs. Auburn Mountain View win 7-6 in 9 innings
Sumner fought their way back into the game tying it in the 7th to go into extra innings. Some highlights below.
Eli Evers gets the start (top left) Tyson Rainwater slides safely into second (top center). Tristan Wilhite was not safe at home (top right). Gabe Smith came into relieve Evers (middle center). Noah Massey makes a play at Short Stop (middle right) Ben Wilson on his way to second (below left) and later he gets the walk off double in the 9th!
SHS vs. Auburn Mountain View win 10-0
Preston Fullington gets the start and the win behind some strong offense.
Clockwise: Noah Massey, Josiah Fidecaro, Ben Wilson and Tyson Rainwater.
SHS vs. Federal Way 1-4
Starting pitcher, Logan James (left) and Josiah Fidecaro
(above) making a play to first.
Jake Gehri behind the plate makes a strong throw to 3rd baseman Nathan Harrell for the out.
SHS vs. Lakes win 16-0
SHS vs. Central Kitsap loss 2-7
CONGRATS TO OUR V AWARD WINNERS FOR 2016!
Attended 75% of Winter Weightroom Workouts from Thanksgiving to First Day of turnout!
WELCOME to all prospective Spartans! Please look through the below links explaining our program.
The Spartan Baseball Program offers multiple awards to players each season:
“V” Award (any player):
The “V” Award is given to players who attend at least 75% of our winter training workouts. The “V” stands for “Valley” and the “V” is worn on their batting helmets all season. We average over 30 players at every Winter Workout. In 2015, 22 players earned the “V” award. In 2016, 34 players won the award.
“C3” Award (any player):
The “C3” Award is given to players who complete a packet of challenges prior to the season. Sumner Baseball values well rounded athletes, who want to make a difference on the field and in life. The three “C’s” stand for Character, Commitment and Community. The challenge consists of 10 character challenges, 10 hours of community service, and meeting a list of baseball preparation items. Players earn a T Shirt to commemorate their completion, and a helmet sticker to wear throughout the season. This year’s challenge packet is below:
Quality At Bat Award (top statistical player per team):
The Q award is Spartan Baseball’s way to recognize players who excel at our most valued offensive statistic; Quality At Bats. Quality At Bat percentage is tracked all season and “Q’s” are given to players for at bats that are focused on a more accurate formula of valuing an offensive player than the traditional method of tracking batting average.
Spartan of the Year (one player in program per year):
The Spartan of the Year award recognizes the most well rounded Spartan in the program. Criteria considered are leadership, performance, attitude, perserverance. The Spartan of the Year award was formed in 2003. There have been 10 winners, as no winner was crowned from 2006-2008.
DIAMOND SPORTS TRAINING CENTER (Our indoor practice home)
Spartan Baseball Pictures
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RECENT SPARTAN BASEBALL HIGHLIGHTS:
2015 – 18-7 overall record, 11-3 league (2nd place SPSL 3A). District tournament
2014 – 23-2 overall record, 13-1 league (1st place SPSL 2A). League champion, District champion, 5th place State
2013 – 18-9 overall record. State Regionals
2012 – State Regional Champs. State Semifinals 2A – 4th Place State
2011 – State Quarterfinals 2A – 5th Place State
Above: Sparts after beating Anacortes in Round 1 of 2011 WIAA 2A State tourney
2010 – State Regionals 3A
Tyson Rainwater 3-3 2b, 2 rbi / Hogan leffel 3-3 / Jake Gehri 2-3, 2b 2 rbi