Mercer Islander earns honor at baseball tournament | Sports brief

Mercer Island student and resident Harrison Goonewardene was named the All-Tournament co-MVP during the recent Can Am Futures Showcase Tournament at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma.

The event featured British Columbia and Pacific Northwest baseball players, all from the class of 2016.

Goonewardene, a freshman at Mercer Island High School, plays for Team Northwest, coached by Mike Brooks. During the tournament he threw a complete game with zero earned runs and six strike outs, while hitting .375 with a walk.

The freshman was also named to the All Tournament team in August, during the Junior Northwest Championships played in Centralia. The event featured over 200 of the top players from Washington, Oregon and Idaho. There Goonewardene had no earned runs, four strike outs and was 2-2 at the plate.


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