Boys 12U baseball team slams 48 runs at Yakima Tourney | Community sports briefs

Boys 12U baseball team slams 48 runs at Yakima Tourney

The 2014 12U Mercer Island Select Thunder baseball team competed in the Yakima May Day Mayhem Tournament in Yakima April 27. Mercer Island Select Thunder went 3-1 in the tournament, with its loss coming against the eventual tournament winner, La Grande Wolfpack of LaGrande, Ore. In its four games, Mercer Island Select Thunder scored 48 total runs and had an average margin of victory of 10 runs. The team includes Ethan Boyle, Duke Brotherton, Jack Dickinson, Joey Gallagher, Andrew Kaelin, Ryan Knowles, Alex Quinlan, Rohan Tatum, Lukas Varney, Luke Wenzel and Alex White. Mercer Island Select Thunder is coached by Curt Varney, Tom Gallagher and Brad Brotherton.

Boyd promoted to AA minor league team

Mercer Island’s Matt Boyd, the 2013 All-American pitcher from Oregon State University, has been promoted to AA New Hampshire Fisher Cats of the Eastern League. Drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 MLB draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, his rise through the minor league system comes nine months in as a professional ball player. Beginning this season with the Advanced A Dunedin Blue Jays of the Florida State League (FSL), Boyd leads the FSL with four wins and a 0.29 ERA, posting 37 strikeouts and 31 innings pitched. Boyd leads the MiLB system in wins and has been named the FSL Pitcher of the Week Award twice as announced by the MiLB. Boyd’s first AA start was last Wednesday, April 30 against the Trenton Lightning, the AA affiliate of the New York Yankees. Boyd pitched four innings, allowing two runs off five hits while striking out four.

2014 Summer Jr. Hoopsters Camp opens registration

Early bird registration for the Mercer Island Jr. Hoopsters summer camp is open and available for girls in kindergarten through fifth grade. The camp will take place from 9 a.m. to noon June 23-26 in the Mercer Island High School main gym. Girls from grades K-5 can look forward to working on passing, shooting, dribbling and footwork drills, as well as contests and awards and improving as a player. The MI Junior Hoopsters camp will be under the supervision of MIHS girls varsity basketball coach Kaela Yuen, as well as the MIHS girls basketball coaching staff and players. Proceeds will benefit the MIHS girls basketball program. Cost is $130 for the week, or register by May 20 and pay $100. Registration deadline is June 16.


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