Mountlake Terrace baseball team advances to 2A state title game

The Hawks’ pitching led them to a 7-3 win over West Valley (Spokane) in a semifinal game.

YAKIMA — The Mountlake Terrace baseball team took an early four-run lead, escaped a sixth-inning jam and added late insurance runs in its 7-3 win over West Valley (Spokane) on Friday in a 2A state tournament semifinal game at Yakima County Stadium.

The Hawks will play Ellensburg, the defending 2A state champion, at 4 p.m. Saturday in the state tournament championship contest.

Tanner Boe pitched five scoreless innings for Mountlake Terrace before surrendering three runs in the sixth frame, cutting the Hawks’ lead to 4-3. Reliever Dillon Gordon recorded the final out of the inning, and the Hawks added three runs in the bottom of the sixth to push their lead back to four runs. Gordon pitched a clean seventh inning to close out the contest.

Boe struck out 10 batters in 5.2 innings.

“Tanner was excellent on the mound,” said Mountlake Terrace coach Andrew Watters. “He was stellar for the first five innings, really held them in check. We had enough of a cushion that we were able to hold them off.”

Mountlake Terrace plated one run in the first inning, one in the second and two more in the fifth for a 4-0 advantage.

Jonathan Kumai had four hits and two RBI to lead the Hawks’ offense.

“We got on base today and were able to get some big hits, some big clutch hits,” Watters said. “It was another good team effort. I’m proud of the boys. They maintained the same composure they’ve had throughout this whole run. We showed up ready to play today and gave another consistent effort. We know that Ellensburg is a good team, but we’ll be ready to go (Saturday). We’ll play them tough and see what happens.”

Talk to us

More in Sports

Lake Stevens beat Eastlake 45-28 in a 4A state semi-final football game at Pop Keeney Stadium on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 in Bothell, Washington. (Andy Bronson / The Herald)
A look at this week’s top local high school football matchups

The Week 6 slate includes a 4A state semifinal rematch, key league matchups, a crosstown rivalry and more.

Jackson rallies before the start of meet against Kamiak Thursday afternoon at Kamiak High School in Mukilteo, Washington on October 6, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson races past Kamiak in battle of girls swim powers

The Timberwolves win 106-77 in a matchup of two teams that have combined to win at least a share of every Wesco 4A conference title since 2015.

Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Luis Castillo throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Blue Jays, Mariners send aces to mound in Game 1

Seattle’s Luis Castillo will square off against Toronto’s Alek Manoah on Friday.

X
Vote for The Herald’s Prep Athlete of the Week for Sept. 26-Oct. 2

The Athlete of the Week nominees for Sept. 26-Oct. 2. Voting closes… Continue reading

White line on Green grass sport field for sport concept
Prep roundup for Thursday, Oct. 6

Prep roundup for Thursday, Oct. 6: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Edmonds-Woodway’s Steven Warren Jr. steps up in the pocket to make a pass against Snohomish on Friday, Sep. 23, 2022, at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Week 6 prep football leaderboard

A look at the area’s top passers, rushers and receivers.

Stanwood's Michael Mascotti relays the next play to his teammates during football practice on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Prep football picks for Week 6

Local experts take a crack at picking the winners for the sixth week of games.

Blake Springer draws back for a pass during practice at Monroe High School Tuesday afternoon in Monroe, Washington on August 30, 2022.  (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Associated Press high school football poll for Week 6

Four Snohomish County teams receive top-10 rankings.

The Mountlake Terrace Hawks rally before the match against Archbishop Murphy Thursday night at Lynnwood High School in Lynnwood, Washington on September 22, 2022. The Hawks and Wildcats finished the match with 1-1 tie. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
After years of struggles, unbeaten Terrace girls thriving in Wesco 3A/2A

The Hawks won just one game during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. The rising program hasn’t lost yet this fall.

Most Read