Wildcat baseball back in the win column

Mount Si’s baseball team got back on the winning side of things with two wins last week over Interlake.

The Wildcat varsity offense exploded early last Thursday, April 8, in a 13-3 win over the Saints. Josh Kimborowicz, Mount Si’s senior pitching ace, dominated on the mound again, pitching three shutout innings, striking out four. The newcomer to the Wildcats this season — he transferred in from Jackson of Mill Creek — has developed into potentially the top pitcher in Kingco at the moment. Kimborowicz’ earned run average is 1.11, which is very good.

Mount Si’s bats provided a lot of run support for “Kimbo,” as he is called by his teammates. The Wildcat offense unloaded for 11 runs over the first two innings of what ended up being a six-inning contest which was called early due to the ten-run rule. Danny Cavanaugh went 3-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Kendal Dressel’s two-RBI triple in the sixth sealed the game for the Wildcats, as those two runs provided the necessary cushion to invoke the mercy rule at the end of the inning.

“It was hands down our best offensive performance and it was a great way to end the week,” coach Chaz Carr told the Valley Record.

The success against Interlake started last Tuesday, April 6. The Wildcats were scheduled to host the Saints that day at Mount Si High School, but weather — and the fact Interlake’s field is a turf field — forced the game to be moved to Interlake’s campus in Bellevue. But that didn’t stop the Wildcats, or their star junior outfielder Matt Bankston. He went 4-5 to lead a 12-hit attack which helped Mount Si post a 7-5 win.

Dustin Breshears doubled, and Max Brown added a triple to help the cause, which had been hurt by losses over the past couple of games to Juanita and Liberty.

Senior Frank Tassara pitched in relief of starter Cooper Helm. Tassara struck out eight Saints in three innings of work after Helm pitched the first four innings and gave up three runs.

“We still have yet to play our best baseball,” said a happy Carr.

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