Baseball

Jackson players mob sophomore pitcher Sam Craig after he struck out the final batter for a complete game shutout victory over Lake Stevens in a Wesco 4A District 1/2 game on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Jackson wins pitchers’ duel over Lake Stevens to reach state

Sophomore Sam Craig outduels Vikings ace Wyatt Queen as the Timberwolves win 1-0 in a bi-district tournament loser-out game.

Jackson players mob sophomore pitcher Sam Craig after he struck out the final batter for a complete game shutout victory over Lake Stevens in a Wesco 4A District 1/2 game on Thursday, May 11, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Mountlake Terrace’s Griffin Potter grabs Rominic Quiban after Quiban stole home for the eventual winning run against Shorewood in a Wesco 3A District 1 semifinal on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Steal of home in 7th propels Mountlake Terrace to state berth

Rominic Quiban swipes the game-winning run as the Hawks top Shorewood 6-5 in the district semifinals to clinch a state berth.

Mountlake Terrace’s Griffin Potter grabs Rominic Quiban after Quiban stole home for the eventual winning run against Shorewood in a Wesco 3A District 1 semifinal on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Jens Simonsen opts to throw to first on a dribbler in front of the mound against Ferndale in a Wesco 3A District 1 semifinal on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Simonsen pitches no-hitter, Edmonds-Woodway clinches 5th straight state berth

The Warriors cruise to the district title game with a 10-0 victory over Ferndale in five innings.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Jens Simonsen opts to throw to first on a dribbler in front of the mound against Ferndale in a Wesco 3A District 1 semifinal on Tuesday, May 9, 2023, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish senior pitcher Van Berman strikes out a batter to and the inning during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

‘Burning desire’ fuels Snohomish baseball as postseason begins

Despite challenging circumstances, the Panthers’ group of hard-working seniors is determined to go on a deep playoff run.

Snohomish senior pitcher Van Berman strikes out a batter to and the inning during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Shorewood pitcher Logan Anderson pitches in a victory over Cedarcrest on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Meridian Park in Shoreline, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Anderson continuing rich tradition of pitching at Shorewood

The senior joins Blake Snell, Riley O’Brien, Ian Oxnevad and others as an elite arm that has been developed by the program.

Shorewood pitcher Logan Anderson pitches in a victory over Cedarcrest on Thursday, April 27, 2023, at Meridian Park in Shoreline, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Aspen Alexander shouts after tallying the tying run in a win over Jackson on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Lake Stevens baseball tops Jackson to set up league-title tilt

Wesco 4A’s top two teams split the first two games of a three-game series and Friday’s contest will decide the league crown.

Lake Stevens’ Aspen Alexander shouts after tallying the tying run in a win over Jackson on Wednesday, April 26, 2023, in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens’ Hayden Villasenor takes a cut at a pitch during a game against Lynnwood on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep notebook: A look at league title chases for spring sports

League titles and playoff positioning is at stake this week in baseball, softball and boys soccer.

Lake Stevens’ Hayden Villasenor takes a cut at a pitch during a game against Lynnwood on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Snohomish captain Nickolas Sakamoto slides in safe at third before getting up and heading home on a throwing error during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Walk-off hit lifts Snohomish past Arlington

Easton Leonard delivers the winning hit and backs a strong start from Van Berman as the Panthers edge the Eagles 4-3.

Snohomish captain Nickolas Sakamoto slides in safe at third before getting up and heading home on a throwing error during a matchup against Arlington on Friday, April 14, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway’s Grant Oliver (6) summersaults through home during a baseball game between Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Washington on Thursday, April 13, 2023. The Warriors won, 5-1. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Pitching, timely hitting, stellar defense lift E-W past Terrace

Jens Simonsen allowes just one run and strikes out seven over 6.2 innings as the Warriors win 5-1 in a Wesco 3A/2A South tilt.

Edmonds-Woodway’s Grant Oliver (6) summersaults through home during a baseball game between Edmonds-Woodway and Mountlake Terrace at Edmonds-Woodway High School in Edmonds, Washington on Thursday, April 13, 2023. The Warriors won, 5-1. (Annie Barker / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Owen Gluth winds up to deliver a pitch against Snohomish on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Glacier Peak’s Owen Gluth winds up to deliver a pitch against Snohomish on Friday, March 31, 2023, at Earl Torgeson Field in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lynnwood starter Jace Hampson delivers a pitch during a game against Lake Stevens on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Prep baseball preview: 5 things to watch this season

A look at the top local storylines to keep an eye on this high school baseball season.

Lynnwood starter Jace Hampson delivers a pitch during a game against Lake Stevens on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Lake Stevens pitcher Kaiden Sekely fields a bunt and throws out the runner during a game against Lynnwood on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

GALLERY: Lake Stevens earns come-from-behind win over Lynnwood

The Vikings score twice in the bottom of the seventh and win 4-3 in the non-league matchup.

Lake Stevens pitcher Kaiden Sekely fields a bunt and throws out the runner during a game against Lynnwood on Friday, March 17, 2023, at Lake Stevens High School in Lake Stevens, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Edmonds-Woodway High School grad Nick Hull (left) and Cascade grad Brett Gillis. Hull was selected in the seventh round of the 2022 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and Gillis went to the Houston Astros in the eighth round. (Herald file photos)

2 former Snohomish County prep standouts taken on Day 2 of MLB draft

E-W alum Nick Hull was drafted in the 7th round by the Cubs and Cascade alum Brett Gillis in the 8th round by the Astros.

Edmonds-Woodway High School grad Nick Hull (left) and Cascade grad Brett Gillis. Hull was selected in the seventh round of the 2022 MLB Draft by the Chicago Cubs and Gillis went to the Houston Astros in the eighth round. (Herald file photos)
Jacob Erickson, a three-sport athlete at Glacier Peak High School and Boys Athlete of the Year, stands at his home football field on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2021-22 Boys High School Athlete of the Year: Jacob Erickson

Glacier Peak’s three-sport star won a state title in wrestling and was an all-league pick in football and baseball.

Jacob Erickson, a three-sport athlete at Glacier Peak High School and Boys Athlete of the Year, stands at his home football field on Thursday, July 7, 2022, in Snohomish, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
The Everett Merchants’ Cole Cramer, from Arlington, grounds the ball to the left side during a game against the Seattle Blackfins on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)

Summers in Everett means Merchants baseball

The summer baseball team is back in action for its 48th season under coach Harold Pyatte.

The Everett Merchants’ Cole Cramer, from Arlington, grounds the ball to the left side during a game against the Seattle Blackfins on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, at Funko Field in Everett, Washington. (Ryan Berry / The Herald)
Kale Hammer pitches against Marysville-Getchell at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s 2022 All-Area high school baseball teams

A look at the top prep baseball players in the area this spring.

Kale Hammer pitches against Marysville-Getchell at Snohomish High School in Snohomish, Washington on April 7, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Jackson senior slugger Dominic Hellman has committed to University of Oregon. Hellman finished the season with a batting average of .562 and eight home runs. Photographed in Mill Creek, Washington on June 17, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)

The Herald’s Baseball Player of the Year: Dominic Hellman

Jackson’s slugging shortstop and potential MLB draft pick hit .562 and blasted 8 homers in another spectacular season.

Jackson senior slugger Dominic Hellman has committed to University of Oregon. Hellman finished the season with a batting average of .562 and eight home runs. Photographed in Mill Creek, Washington on June 17, 2022. (Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Kamiak’s Daniel Kim tees off at the Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Spring 2022 All-Wesco teams

Athletes honored in baseball, boys soccer, golf, girls tennis, softball and track and field.

Kamiak’s Daniel Kim tees off at the Tom Dolan Memorial Invitational at the Everett Golf & Country Club on Monday, April 11, 2022 in Everett, Washington. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Lynnwood baseball’s strong season comes to rough end at state

The district champion Royals suffer an 11-1 mercy-rule loss to Mt. Spokane in a 3A state regional.

Lake Washington rallies to eliminate Ed.-Woodway baseball from state

The Kangaroos pull ahead with 3 runs in the 6th and hand the Warriors a season-ending 3-1 loss in a 3A state regional.