Prep Baseball Roundup: Kamiak opens with a 2-1 win

MUKILTEO — Andrew Groves opened the Kamiak baseball season with a bang on the way to a 2-1 nonleague victory over Lakeside at Geiger field Monday.

The senior pitcher gave up just one run before being replaced in the fifth inning and assured himself of his first win of the season when he roped a two-out bases-loaded single in the fourth that plated two Knights.

“He’s our ace,” Kamiak coach Steve Merkley said, “so every hit he gets is a bonus.”

The teams combined for eight hits on the day.

“Pitchers are usually ahead of the hitters this early,” Merkley said.

Before the game the Knights held a ceremony to honor former assistant coach Jim Geiger, who died three years ago from a sudden illness. Lakeside coach Dana Papsedero coached with Geiger during summer league and he and Merkley agreed to honor Geiger’s memory every year as long as they coach their respective teams.

“We think of him every day,” Merkley said. “He was there every day. He really cared about the kids.”

Geiger’s son Chris is now an assistant with the Knights and his sister Kelli and mother Toni threw out the first pitch. Geiger’s jersey is retired in the outfield and the Knights wear his number on their hats.

“As long as Chris and I keep coaching, we’ll keep passing (the tradition) down,” Merkley said.

At Kamiak H.S.



Marin, Buston (4) and Bench. Groves, Davidson (5), Pennock (7). and Houghtaling. WP—Groves (1-0). LP—Buston (0-1). S—Pennock (1). Records—Lakeside 0-1 overall. Kamiak 1-0.

Mountlake Terrace 9, Cascade 8: At Mountlake Terrace, with a run in the bottom of the seventh, Mountlake Terrace grabbed its first victory of the season. Conner Eddy went 2-for-3 with a home run and scored twice. Michael Mazza went 2-for-3 with a walk in the losing effort for Cascade.

At Mountlake Terrace H.S.



Kyler Meek, T. Dubois (4), and Corbin Duffy. Aaron Brooks, Alex Hatch (5), Zack Bistline (5), Bryce Wilkening (7), and Keegan Volpone WP—Wilkening (1-0). LP—Dubois (0-1). 2B—Andrew Woeck (MT) (2), Ryan Fickle (MT) (1), T. Dubois (C) (1) HR—Conner Eddy (MT) (1) Records—Cascade 0-1 overall. Mountlake Terrace 1-0.

Mount Si 11, Monroe 7: Monroe batted around in the third inning, plating seven runs to take a 7-4 lead, but it wasn’t enough. Gavin Davis’ bases-clearing triple in the third was the big hit for the Bearcats.

At Marshall Field

Mount Si2024102—11102


Travis Hilleary, Reece Karalus (4), Trevor Lane (7) and Danny Cavanaugh. Tyler Ihrig, Nathan Whiton (4), Jacob Reppert (5). and Cody Reed. WP—Karalus (1-0). LP—Whiton (0-1). 2B—Shane Dixon (MtS) (2), Tim Proudfoot (MtS) (1), Danny Cavanaugh (MtS) (1), Cody Reed (Mon) (1), Seth Murray (Mon) (1), Miles Kendrick (Mon) (1) 3B—Gavin Davis (Mon) (1). Records—Mt. Si 1-0 overall. Monroe 0-1.

Snohomish 3, Lynnwood 0: At Bothell, Grant Gunning pitched five innings, giving up just two hits and striking out five batters in the nonconference win.

At Lynnwood H.S.



Gunning, Gallagher (6). and Wohlhuter. Ansdell, Samuelson (6). and Johnson. WP—Gunning (1-0). LP—Ansdell (0-1). S—Gallagher (1). 2B—Henry (1) (S). Records—Snohomish 1-0 overall. Lynnwood 0-1.

Lake Stevens 13, Meadowdale 3: At Lake Stevens, Dylan Lavelle threw three innings, striking out six and batted 2-for-4 with a double in the Lake Stevens victory.

At Lake Stevens H.S.


Lake Stevens011416x—091

Visiting starter: Osborne, Smith (5th), McCane (6th) and Ackerman. Home starter: Lavelle, Morran (4th) and Tyler. LP—last name (record). 2B—LS: Puha, Lavelle, Parris, Blackie. HR—M: Suh. LS: Sweeney. Records—Meadowdale 0-1 overall. Lake Stevens 1-0.

Glacier Peak 4, Arlington 0: At Snohomish, Glacier Peak kept Arlington to one hit through seven innings, and Tanner May batted 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the Grizzlies win.

At Glacier Peak H.S.


Glacier Peak0000000—461

Justin Surber and Dustin Ward. West, Ristoff (4th), Stevie (7th) and Tuba. WP—West (1-0). LP—Surber (0-1). 2B—May (GP), Campbell (GP). Records—Arlington 0-1 overall. Glacier Peak 1-0.

Jackson 6, Everett 0: At Everett, Jackson’s Kyle Olsen batted 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI, his teammate John Wilde hit 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Timberwolves in the opening game of the season.

At Everett Memorial Stadium



Nick Kiel, Mason Haugen(4) Miles Brown(7) and Kyle Olsen, Micah Beasley (5). Cameron Arriza, Eric Nagel (4), Lucas Sontra (7) and Mike Marthaller, Shawn Elder (7). WP—Mason Haugen (1-0). LP—Cameron Arriza (0-1). 2B—Kyle Olson (2)(J) John Wilde (1)(J), Christian Giron (1)(E). Records—Jackson 1-0 overall. Everett 0-1.

South Whidbey 10, Sultan 4 (8): At Sultan, South Whidbey’s Austin Bennett broke open a tie in the eighth inning with solo shot in the Cascade Conference win.

At Sultan H.S.

S. Whidbey00020026—1091


Craig Hawkinson, Jake Lewis (6) TJ Fallon (7), and David Woodbury. Cody Ohlsen, Ian Cooper (5), Isaac Cooper (6) Justin Hassler (8) and Tanner Rutz. WP—TJ Fallon (1-0). LP—Justin Hassler (0-1). 2B—David Woodbury (SW) (1) HR—Austin Bennett (SW) (1) Records— South Whidbey 1-0 league, 1-0 overall Sultan 0-1, 0-1.

Lakewood 6, Archbishop Murphy 5: At Marysville, Lakewood’s Cory Moore batted 2-for-3 with a 3-run home run and four RBI in the Lakewood win.

At Lakewood H.S.



Waldron, Davis (5), Kegley (6), and Peterson. S. Harnden, Blount (5), and Leach. WP—Blount (1-0). LP—Waldron (0-1). 2B—Leach (L), Varriano (AM). HR—Kane (AM), Moore (L). Records—Archbishop Murphy 0-1 league, 0-1 overall. Lakewood 1-0, 1-0.

Cedarcrest 7, Granite Falls 4: At Duvall, Cedarcrest shortstop Tommy Edwards was 4-for-4 with six stolen bases, two RBI and three runs.

At Cedarcrest H.S.

G. Falls1003000—442


Colton Patterson, Andrew Millican (5) and Byron Mitch. Gunnar Swanson, Tyler Reeves (4), Jansen Woelz(6) and Dakota Bunce. WP—Reeves (1-0). LP—Patterson (0-1). 2B—Mark Bishop (1) (C) Jared Klingenberg (1) (C) Records—Granite Falls 0-1 league, 1-0 overall. Cedarcrest 1-0, 1-0.

Talk to us

More in Sports

Marysville Pilchuck’s Christian Van Natta lifts the ball in the air to celebrate a turnover during the game against Marysville Getchell on Friday, Sept. 16, 2022 in Marysville, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 29

Prep football roundup for Friday, Sept. 29: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report… Continue reading

Who’s that frog? A local high school tennis player, that’s who

Arlington tennis player Robbie Balderas worked as AquaSox mascot Webbly this season, and the busy junior also runs a landscaping business.

Mountlake Terrace’s Zaveon Jones is pulled to the ground by a diving Nicholas Mouser of Monroe on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at Monroe High School in Monroe, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Swarming Monroe defense keys win over Terrace in Wesco 3A South showdown

The Bearcats slow down the Hawks’ potent ground game, and quarterback Blake Springer tosses three TDs in a 35-10 victory.

Arlington players lift the Stilly Cup in the air after beating Stanwood on Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 in Stanwood, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
Arlington reclaims Stilly Cup after short hiatus, routs Stanwood 42-7

Leyton Martin registers 277 yards, 4 TDs as Eagles notch fifth straight game with at least six TDs.

Fall prep sports roundup.
Prep results for Saturday, Sept. 30

Prep results for Saturday, Sept. 30: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Marysville Pilchuck’s Dominik Kendrick (9) runs with the ball during a football game between Marysville Pilchuck and Stanwood at Marysville Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington on Friday, Sept. 8, 2023. Marysville Pilchuck takes the win, 36-7. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Marysville Pilchuck proud of 4-0 start, but has loftier goals

The Tomahawks aren’t listening to the outside noise, including a No. 1 WIAA RPI ranking, as a tough stretch lies ahead.

Houston Astros relief pitcher Hector Neris (50) gestures to Seattle Mariners' Julio Rodríguez (44) after striking Rodríguez out to end the sixth inning of a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 27, 2023, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)
MLB investigating Astros pitcher’s alleged use of homophobic slur

The incident occurred during a heated exchange between Houston’s Hector Neris and M’s star Julio Rodriguez on Wednesday night.

Prep roundup for Friday, Sept. 29

Prep roundup for Friday, Sept. 29: (Note for coaches/scorekeepers: To report results… Continue reading

Stanwood players react to their coach bringing them the Stilly Cup on Sept. 30, 2022 in Arlington. The Spartans snapped a 12-game losing streak in the rivalry matchup last year. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)
4 games to watch in Week 5 of the prep football season

An in-depth look at the best games the area has to offer, plus a full schedule of the local action in Week 5.

Most Read