The NW Islanders 16U baseball team recently traveled to Pasco, Wash. to play in the Triple Crown Fathers Day tournament. The Islanders, made up of players from the 2015, 2016 MIHS classes, won their division, going undefeated. The team's record was 4-0, giving up just six runs and scoring 27.
Islander Alfonso Gonzales pitched an 8-3 win over the Puget Sound Shockers, and William Mansfield threw a compete game, lifting the team to a 4-1 win over the Seattle Tides in the finals.
Other Mercer Island players on the team include: Michael Bantle, Brandon Lawler, George Pallis, Anthony Pedreira, Anthony Scalzo and Josh Stenberg. The team is coached by MIHS head coach Dominic Woody.