Mount Si’s baseball team got its week off to a rough start Monday, April 16.
Liberty scored early and often as they cruised to a 12-3 victory over Mount Si at Liberty High School. The Patriots scored eight runs in the first two innings before the Wildcats found their way onto the scoreboard.
With two outs in the third, a bases-loaded single by Blake Hepner scored Ryan Utesch and Derek Aldrich. Mount Si scored again in the fourth on another bases loaded single, this by Jake Handy with no one out. The hit scored Dan Reeves. The Wildcat bats fell cold after that, with Aldrich and Justin Poth strikeouts, and a Utesch ground out.
Mount Si went to Island Crest Park on Mercer Island last Friday, April 20, and scored a key win over the Mercer Island Islanders. The Wildcats used a five-run fifth inning to break a tie and coast to a 7-4 win over the Islanders.
Mercer Island opened the scoring with a run in the first, then Mount Si tied things up at 1-1 with a run in the second on a Hepner single that scored Reeves. The two teams again exchanged runs, MI scoring in the third, then the Wildcats responding in the fourth on a groundout by Ian Atkinson, which scored Mikel Ushler to tie the game 2-2.
Mount Si’s bats exploded in the fifth to take a 7-2 lead. Key to that explosion was a two-run triple by Ian Atkinson, which scored Ushler and Zack Robinson.
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