...The Spartan Way...



Honoring our Past, getting it done on the field and in the classroom in the present.  We call it “TCBin”. 

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Sumner takes back to back wins

Tuesday against  Bellarmine 4-1 & Wednesday against Rogers 10-4

2017 Senior Class and their families  

Jason Hollar

Mikey Thompson









Gabe Smith

Tanner George

Tyson Rainwater


                                               Tyson, Mikey, Gabe, Tanner and Jason

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Sumner bounced back against Olympia and won 15-6 behind the arm of Kyle VanHout and closer Ben Wilson.  Sumner’s bats came alive with Connor Filleau going 3 for 3 and Jake Gehri hitting a grandslam slam and 5 RBI’s.  Pictured below from left to right Kyle VanHout, Connor Filleau, Jake Gehri, Nate Baespflug, Alex Fraser, Ben Wilson, and Mikey Thompson.

Sumner puts up another W in the win column behind the arm of Gabe Smith (top left), Collin Hoover (center top) played strong at short stop, Alex Fraser (top right) had solid at bats.  Connor Filleau (bottom left) had a strong showing at the plate, Tyson Rainwater (bottom center) was safe at second and Grant Sherrod (bottom right) was strong both on offense and defense as Sumner wins 8-4.

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Sumner won their home opener against South Kitsap 10-3 behind back to back home runs from Kyle VanHout and Jake Gehri, as well as solid pitching by Gabe Smith.    The Sparts went against Curtis and beat them 4-1 on March 23.  VanHout had a strong start on the mound and Tanner George came in to finish giving the Sparts the win.




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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)

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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.

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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

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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

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Noah Massey sliding safe into second                                    Kyle Van Hout played strong D

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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.

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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. 

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                                 2016 Senior Class and their families


                     Nathan Harrell                                     Hogan Leffel


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              Preston Fullington                                   Tristan Wilhite

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               Josiah Fidecaro                                      Noah Massey

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                     Eli Evers                                                Logan James

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              Jacob Quaschnik                                 Taurus Kukahiko


                                                    Colton Borg


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.   


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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.
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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


Preston Fullington winning pitcher in shut out.



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2016 Varsity Baseball Team

SHS vs. Central Kitsap loss 2-7


Colton Borg gets the start


Eli Evers takes the mound



Hogan Leffel makes a play at the plate


Attended 75% of Winter Weightroom Workouts from Thanksgiving to First Day of turnout!

V Award Winners 2016

V Award Winners 2016

WELCOME to all prospective Spartans! Please look through the below links explaining our program.


SHS Baseball Program Info 2016

SHS Baseball Program Overview 2016


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:

C3 Award Character Challenge 2016

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.

Quality At Bat Champions 2015

Quality At Bat Champions 2015 (from left: Cameron Waterman, Nathan Harrell, Ben Wilson)

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.

Chase Torgison becomes the 10th "Spartan of the Year" award winner

Chase Torgison becomes the 10th “Spartan of the Year” award winner

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Address: 13712 24th St E, Sumner, WA 98390

Spartan Baseball Pictures

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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