Wildcats baseball wins big at T-Mobile Park

After making the state tournament a year ago, the Mount Si Wildcats baseball program is on another solid campaign to follow up a strong 2023 season.

So far the Wildcats are right in the thick of the 4A KingCo standings with five games remaining. Recently, Mount Si has won five of their last seven games, with the most impressive being the 13-1 win against Auburn Riverside inside T-Mobile Park on April 6.

The 12-run win was the catalyst of that positive spell, with Mount Si going on to win three games in a row after the Riverside win.

In that game specifically, Mount Si got out to a slow start and the Ravens took a 1-0 lead in the first inning.

But the Wildcats scored runs in every inning from the fourth inning on. The first Wildcat runs came around on a Ryan Ruffin double, which scored both Max Miles and Matthew Talbot.

In the fifth inning, Mount Si pushed across five runs to really put the Ravens away. In the inning, 10 different Wildcats came up to bat, with five recording hits — four of them were run-scoring base hits.

Just one run came across in the sixth inning on a Jimmy Pratapas single, and at that point, the game was well in hand and the Wildcats added more in the seventh.

Five more runs came across in the final frame for the Wildcats. This five-inning frame saw eight different Wildcats reach base on five hits in the inning.

The pitching was what stole the show for Mount Si on the big stage. Max Miles, Avery Procter and Colin Fraser silenced the Raven bats. They combined to allow just three hits, with Miles allowing just one base runner in two innings of work.

Miles, Procter and Fraser combined for 11 strikeouts and the one run is just the second time all season that the Wildcats have held their opponent to one run or less. The Wildcats did secure their first shutout of the season in a 10-0 win over Inglemoor April 12.

Photos courtesy of Calder Productions

Photos courtesy of Calder Productions

Photos courtesy of Calder Productions

Photos courtesy of Calder Productions