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Robert Weaver '18
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2015 Season 

Josh Stenberg with the walkoff homer in the 13th to help the Islanders win the 3A state Championship #stpreps

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Mercer Island celebrates as they are now the 3A Champions #stpreps

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Islanders Pound Bainbridge-Earn Bid to State Championship
#pumped4state Photo Credit: Seattle Times

The Islanders blasted the Spartans for 11 runs and 16 hits in the State Semi-Final game.  Noah Hsue went 4 for 4 with 2 RBI, Michael Bantle, Brandon Lawler and Anthony Scalzo each had two hits.  Scalzo's bases clearing triple tied the game 6-6 and Hsue's single put the Islanders ahead for good.  

On the mound, Peter Lopes gave up 2 earned runs in 4 1/3 innings and William Mansfield closed it out to earn the win.

Next up is the State Final vs.Shorewood who beat Central Kitsap 1-0 in 8 innings.   Fan Fest starts at 1pm and the game starts at 4pm Saturday at Husky Ballpark.

Go Islanders!

MI Reporter:Islanders rally past Spartans

Photo Credit: Seattle Times
Photo Credit: Seattle Times

2015 3A Region IV Champs! Click to Enlarge
Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie 5/23/2015


The Islanders beat Southridge 3-1 in Game 1, then took care of Mt. Spokane 3-1 in the Regional Final.  

Next stop State Finals at UW vs Bainbridge Friday 5/29 at 4pm!

Go Islanders!





Seattle Times: Mercer Island Core Five Look to Repeat Success

MI Reporter: Islander Baseball Team Reaches 3A Final Four

Pics from Spokane courtesy of Gregg Petrie


June 23, 2015
Congratulations to Anthony Scalzo, Peter Lopes, Michael Petrie and Noah Hsue


2015 All-State Award Winners

1st Team Michael Petrie (11)
1st Team Peter Lopes (11)
1st Team Anthony Scalzo (11)
2nd Team Noah Hsue (10)

2015 All-KingCo Award Winners

Co-Player of the Year Michael Petrie (11)
1st Team Peter Lopes (11)
1st Team Michael Petrie (11)
1st Team Noah Hsue (10)
2nd Team Michael Bantle (12)
2nd Team Brandon Lawler (12)
2nd Team Anthony Scalzo (11)
Honorable Mention Alfonzo Gonzales (12)
Honorable Mention Harrison Goonewardene (11)
Honorable Mention Jack Smith (10)
Honorable Mention Alex Shanks (9)

Entire List from Seattle Times


2015 Team Awards

MVP Michael Petrie (11)
Gold Glove Michael Bantle (12)
Golden Arm Peter Lopes (11)
Silver Slugger Brandon Lawler (12)
Mr. Islander Nick Schlamp (12)
MVP Nikhil Nayar (9)
Gold Glove Scott Ramseyer (11)
Golden Arm Robert Weaver (9)
Silver Slugger Alex Shanks (9)
2016 Captains
Michael Petrie (11)
Harrison Goonewardene (11)
Josh Stenberg (11)



Mercer Island third baseman Josh Stenberg is tagged out at home plate by Garfield catcher Eli Wilson in the bottom of the sixth. (Lindsey Wasson/The Seattle Times)


Islanders Take 2nd in KingCo Tourney
Peter Lopes pitched a complete game 1 hitter as the Islanders took 2nd in the KingCo tournament.
May 12, 2015 Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie

The Islanders dominated the Wolverines on their way to a 4-1 win Tuesday at Bannerwood.  The victory means that MI will play the fifth seed from the Metro Conference for a birth in the 3A state championship tournament.  Peter Lopes kept Bellevue off the basepaths with an efficient 66 pitch outing, giving up 1 hit and 1 unearned run.  At the plate, Islanders Noah Hsue, Michael Bantle and Josh Stenberg had two hits each and the three were responsible for all 4 RBI.  

Come cheer on the Islanders this Saturday - 1PM at Bannerwood Park as they march onto State!

Varsity Views Slideshow


Congratulations to Our Ten Seniors
We had a memorable pre-game ceremony to recognize our senior players.  They've had great baseball careers and more importantly are outstanding men.  Tip of the cap from the entire MI Baseball Community.

Alfonso Gonzalez

Brandon Lawler

Brendan Yan

George Pallis

Michael Bantle

Colton Matzke

Nick Schlamp

Riley Simpson

Themio Pallis

William Mansfield



William Mansfield on the bump against Bellevue.
The Wolverines won 6-0. Photo Credit: Joe Livarchik 4/30/2015


Robinson Cano and MI Varsity at MILL Opening Day. Photo Credit: King5
by JOE LIVARCHIK Mercer Island Reporter Staff Reporter 
Apr 18, 2015 at 2:00PM updated Apr 19, 2015 at 10:59AM
On a bright sunny day with temperatures reaching the 60s, hundreds turned out to catch a glimpse of Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Cano as he helped usher in Opening Day ceremonies for Mercer Island Little League Saturday at South Mercer Playfields.
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LITTLE LEAGUE NIGHT--Friday at 5:30pm!

Prizes, Churro Dogs and Free Hot Dogs!

Little League Night is THIS FRIDAY and festivities will begin at 5:30pm. All Little League kids in uniform or wearing their Team Jersey will have the opportunity to go onto the field with the team during the National Anthem. They'll also get a free hot dog meal (hot dog, chips and drink), plus prizes will be awarded to LL kids throughout the game.

And, you won't want to miss out on the latest craze in ballpark food: the Churro Dog! Our version will have a TOP POT chocolate donut stuffed with a churro, topped with 3 small scoops of vanilla frozen yogurt, whipped cream and drizzle. There will be a limited number available for $2, so arrive early to experience this delicious phenomenon!

Festivities start at 5:30 at Island Crest Park.

Churro Dog!!

Little League Opening Day

Saturday, April 18

All members of the Mercer Island Baseball Community are invited to attend Opening Day for Mercer Island Little League this Saturday, 10:45-noon, at the South Mercer Playfields.

Special guest speaker will be Seattle Mariners Second Baseman, Robinson Cano.

High School Varsity Players will be attending to participate in the annual "High-Five" tradition. More info here.

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Islanders Take Two from Juanita

The Islanders swept the first two games of the series against Juanita at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland.  On Wednesday Harrison Goonewardene started on the mound for the 8-3 victory.  Noah Hsue had a double and a triple with 1 RBI while Anthony Scalzo knocked in two with a double.  Brandon Lawler went 2-3 and scored three times. 

Thursday saw the MI cruise to a 16-4 win.  William Mansfield got the start and pitched 2 solid innings giving up one run.  Peter Lopes finished it out on the mound.  The bats were on fire starting with a first inning 3-run bomb by Brandon Lawler.  Michael Bantle, Michael Petrie, Anthony Scalzo, Brendan Yan and Alex Shanks each drove in 2 runs.

MI (12-2,10-2) comes home Friday for Little League Night at ICP against Liberty (5-8, 4-8).  Festivities start at 5:30 and include free hot dog meals for all kids wearing a little league jersey.


Islanders Dominate Bellevue 17-5
Photo Credit: Bettina Hansen/The Seattle Times

The Islander bats came alive with a 13 hit outburst and 17-5 win over Bellevue Friday at BHS.  Doubles by Josh Stenberg, George Pallis, Michael Bantle, Anthony Scalzo, Alex Shanks (2) led the surge. On the hill Alfonzo Gonzalez and Anthony Scalzo kept the Wolverines at bay.

MI (10-2, 8-2) travels to Lee Johnson field in Kirkland on Monday at 7pm to take on the Juanita Rebels (5-7, 5-5).  

Local News Coverage


Late Comeback Falls Short Against Bellevue

The Islanders (9-2, KingCo 7-2) made it exciting by mounting a 7th inning come back, however they were not able take the lead and lost 3-2.  Josh Stenberg and George Pallis each an RBI for MI.

The second game of the series with Bellevue (9-1, KingCo 8-1) is Friday at 4pm-BHS.  


Timely Hitting Drops Kangs
Noah Hsue reacts favorably to an inning ending double play.
4/6/2015 Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie

The Islanders (9-1, 7-1 KingCo) won 4-3 in a back and forth game against Lake Washington (6-4, 4-4 KingCo) Monday night at ICP. Down 3-2 in the bottom of the 5th inning, Noah Hsue tripled to right center and later tied the score on Brandon Lawler's scorching line drive single to the pitcher. Lawler then scored the games decisive run on a sacrifice fly by George Pallis.  Peter Lopes followed a strong effort from Harrison Goonewardene to close out the victory.

MI travels to Bellevue (8-1, 7-1 KingCo) to battle for first place Wednesday and Friday at 4:00.


12 Hits Bounce Kangaroos
Josh Stenberg tags out a Kang trying to stretch a double into a triple.
4/3/2015 Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie

The Islanders (8-1, 6-1 KingCo) exploded for 12 hits and beat Lake Washington (6-3, 4-3 KingCo) 7-1 Friday night at ICP.  Brandon Lawler had 3 hits and Michael Petrie, Michael Bantle and Anthony Scalzo had two each. Harrison Goonewardene and George Pallis contributed 2 RBI each for the offense.  On the bump Alfonzo Gonzales allowed 1 earned run in 4 1/3 innings and Peter Lopes finished off the game with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  

The Kang's return to ICP Monday for the second game of the series with JV starting at 4PM and Varsity at 7:00.


Interlake Downs Islanders
Michael Petrie steps into the box before blasting a solo home run. Interlake won 4-3. Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie
The Saints handed MI their first loss of the season with a 4-3 defeat yesterday at ICP.  A solo home run by Michael Petrie and RBI by Michael Bantle and Anthony Scalzo were not enough to overcome the scrappy Interlake team. 
Next for the Islanders is a match up against 3rd place Lake Washington at 7pm this Friday at ICP.  JV plays at 4:00 so come out and enjoy some exciting KingCo action.
Islanders Crush Interlake
Josh Stenberg knocks the ball loose after colliding with the Interlake catcher Monday at ICP. The Islanders won 10-0. Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie

The Islanders took care of business Monday against Interlake with a 10-0 victory.  Peter Lopes pitched a complete game shutout allowing 1 hit and striking out five.  Anthony Scalzo collected 3 hits while Harrison Goonewardene, Michael Petrie and Noah Hsue had two hits each.

The Saints return for the second game of the series Wednesday at 4:30-ICP.


Islanders Escape in Extra Innings
Alfonzo "Fonz" Gonzales shuts down Sammamish with 1 run and six strikeouts in 7 innings.
3/27/15 Photo Credit: Karen Goonewardene

The Islanders won in thrilling fashion over Sammamish 2-1 Friday at ICP.  The extra inning affair was led by Alfonzo Gonzales' 7 strong innings on the mound allowing only a first inning run.  Josh Stenberg tied the game with a long solo home run to right field in the 5th inning.  In the bottom of the 8th, a single by Michael Petrie, a Brandon Lawler walk and a hard single up the middle by Harrison Goonewardene scored the game winning run.

The win leaves the Islanders atop the KingCo 3A standings at 4-0.  Interlake is up next on Monday 4:30 at ICP and is the first of 3 conference home games next week.


click to enlarge
3 Sam Rosenstein 10 5'-10" 130
5 Josh Stenberg* 11 5'-10" 165
6 Scott Ramseyer 11 5'-9" 140
7 Conor King Goldman 11 5'-8" 130
10 Anthony Scalzo* 11 6'-2" 190
12 Joshua Mar 11 5'-9" 145
13 Peter Lopes* 11 6' 185
15 Jack Smith* 10 6'-3" 180
16 Lucas Chapman* 11 6'-2" 160
17 Sam Pugel* 11 6'-4" 190
19 Devon Hayes* 11 5'-9" 165
21 Robert Teng 11 5'-10" 185
23 Tyrell Little 10 5'-10" 145
25 Andrew Pickles* 11 6'-8" 225
*Swing Player      
  Jordan Sieber      
  Brett DeRooy      
  Eliot Van Gaver (not pictured)      
2015 JV Schedule           
Overall: 12-5-1 League: 9-4-1
V>>  C >>
Date Day Time Opponent Location Results
3/14 Sat 11am/1pm Jamboree Yakima exhibition
3/16 Mon 4:30 Liberty ICP W 12-1
3/18 Wed 4:30 Liberty ICP W 17-0
3/19 Thurs 4:00 Seattle Prep ICP W  7-2
3/23 Mon 4:00 Redmond Hartman PPD
3/24 Tues 4:30 O'Dea ICP L 6-2
3/30 Mon 4:30 Interlake Interlake HS W 12-3
4/1 Wed 4:30 Interlake Interlake HS W 13-0
4/3 Fri 4:00 Lake Wash ICP T 9-9
4/6 Mon 4:00 Lake Wash ICP L 4-3
4/8 Wed 4:30 Bellevue ICP W 6-4
4/10 Fri 4:30 Bellevue ICP PPD
4/15 Wed 4:00 Juanita Lee Johnson W 9-1
4/16 Thurs 4:30 Juanita ICP L 7-6
4/17 Fri 4:00 Liberty Liberty HS L 3-2
4/21 Tues 4:30 O'Dea ICP W 8-7(9)
4/23 Thu 3:45 Garfield Garfield HS W 4-0
4/24 Fri 4:30 Interlake ICP W 7-2
4/27 Mon 4:30 Lake Wash LWHS W 7-2
4/29 Wed 4:00 Bellevue Bellevue HS L 4-2
5/1 Fri 4:00 Juanita ICP W 12-2
Bold=Conference Game
(updated 5/2)


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# First Last Position Ht Wt B/T
2 Carson Coe OF/P 5'10" 150 R/R
3 Will Hamilton P/OF/1B 5'10" 137 R/L
5 Garrett Poore INF/OF/P 5'7" 120 L/R
7 Robert Weaver P/1B/OF 6'0" 150 R/R
9 Justin Ho INF/OF 5'10" 164 R/R
10 Parker Simpson P/OF/INF 6'1" 164 R/R
13 Alex Shanks OF/INF 5'11" 170 R/R
15 Matt Boissoneault C/P/3B 6'1" 160 R/R
16 Parker Kittilsby INF/OF 5'8" 145 R/R
17 Zarek Larry 3B/P/OF 6'0" 170 R/R
18 Will Pawlosky P/1B 6'2" 185 R/R
20 Matt Hershkowitz P/1B 6'5" 180 R/R
21 Carson Sandwith P/INF/3B 6'1" 165 L/R
22 Greg Fuchs C/OF 6'0" 150 L/R
23 Carter Melick P/INF 5'11" 160 R/R
24 Nikhil Nayar P/3B/1B 6'3" 190 R/R
     Walt Ingram
     Jacob Clotfelter

     Kirby Ingram (not pictured)

2015 C Team Schedule   
Overall: 5-0 League: 4-0
V>> JV>>
Date Day Time Opponent Location Results
3/14 Sat 11AM/1PM Jamboree Yakima exhibition
3/19 Thur 4:30 O'Dea ICP South W 4-2
3/26 Thur 4:15 Skyline Pacific Cascade MS W 4-0
3/27 Fri 6:00 Mt. Si ICP W 7-0
4/9 Thur 4:30 Bellevue ICP W 6-4
4/10 Fri 4:15 Issaquah Pacific Cascade MS W 9-3
4/13 Mon 6:00 Eastside Cath. ECHS PPD*
4/14 Tue 4:00 Newport NHS PPD*
4/16 Thur 4:00 Mt. Si Si View Park PPD*
4/20 Mon 4:30 O'Dea ICP South PPD*
4/21 Tue 4:30 Skyline ICP PPD*
4/23 Thur 4:30 Issaquah ICP PPD*
4/27 Mon 4:30 Eastside Cath. ICP PPD*
4/30  Thur 4:30 Sammamish ICP PPD*
5/4 Mon 4:00 Sammamish SHS PPD*
5/5 Tue 4:00 Bellevue BHS PPD*
5/7 Thur 4:30 Newport ICP PPD*
Bold=Conference Game
(updated 5/2)
*Due to several players injuries, all C-Team players will move up to JV.  PPD games may be 


Islanders Move to 5-0 with Late Inning Win

The Islanders battled Sammamish to a 4-3 win Wednesday with solid defense, timely pitching and clutch hitting.  In response to the Totem's 3-0 lead in the top of the first, Brandon Lawler hit his second home run of the season to close the gap to 3-2.  Lawler had a sac fly in the 3rd inning and Jack Smith drove in the go ahead run with a sac fly in the bottom of the 6th.  Harrison Goonewardene and Peter Lopes allowed 4 hits and struck out 6 to help the Islanders stay undefeated on the season.

Sammamish returns to ICP this Friday at 4:30 for another conference game.

Big 5th Inning Sinks Redmond
Colton Matzke shuts down Redmond in a 12-1 victory 3/23/15.
Photo Credit: Karen Goonewardene

The Islanders moved to 4-0 on the season with a 12-1 win over Redmond.  Colton Matzke picked up the win allowing one earned run, six hits and one walk while striking out two over 6 innings of work.  The Islander's offense took control of the game with multiple hits by Michael Bantle (2), Brandan Lawler (2) and Brendan Yan (2).  Yan contributed to the outburst with 4 RBIs, Lawler and Bantle had two and George Pallis and Jack Smith had one each.

The Islanders resume conference play with home games against Sammamish this Wednesday and Friday at 4:30-ICP.  


Islanders Win Non-Conference Battle
The Islanders defeated Seattle Prep 4-1 Thursday during the team's home opener. Peter Lopes threw 6 strong innings allowing 1 run on three hits while striking out five.  Brandon Lawler hit the Islanders first HR of the season and had two hits on the night.  
The Islanders face another non-conference foe on Monday when the 2-0 Redmond Mustangs visits ICP at 4:30pm.
Islanders Throttle Liberty
Brandon "The Scorpion" Lawler and his patented head first slide.
Photo Credit: Gregg Petrie
The Islanders took down Liberty 11-1 in 5 innings with RBI's from Harrison Goonewardene (3), Brandon Lawler (3), George Pallis (2) and Devon Hays (1).  On the mound Alphonzo Gonzales and Colton Matzke combined for a one-hitter.  The Islanders host Seattle Prep in a non-conference game and home opener today at ICP @6:30.  


Islanders Take Down Liberty in Season Opener
Anthony Scalzo waits for the pickoff throw against Liberty March 16, 2015.
Photo Credit: Karen Goonewardene

The Islanders started the season with a solid 3-1 win over Liberty yesterday.  Harrison Goonewardene pitched a complete game while giving up 3 hits.  He also drove in all 3 runs with a bases clearing double in the 3rd inning. Michael Bantle had 2 hits while Noah Hsue and Michael Petrie each contributed a hit and a walk.  

The Islanders return to Renton on Wednesday for another KingCo match up with Liberty.


From left, baseball captains Brandon Lawler, Harrison Goonewardene
and Michael Petrie. Image Credit: Joseph Livarchik/Mercer Island Reporter
Islander baseball builds off last season's experience

by JOE LIVARCHIK,  Mercer Island Reporter Staff Reporter
Mar 12, 2015 at 4:00AM

Staring down Bellevue with the bases loaded and one out in last year’s regular season finale, Mercer Island was a swing away from taking the 3A KingCo league title. It was a big moment for the Islanders’ younger players, who despite their inexperience, coach Dominic Woody turned to often throughout last season.

A line-out to second ended the Islanders’ season in disappointing fashion. But Mercer Island’s coach hopes that the big-game experience will prove invaluable as the Islanders take the field this year.  Read More



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# First Last Year Height Weight
1 Noah Hsue 10 5'-4" 120
2 William Mansfield 12 5'-11" 160
3 Brenden Yan 12 5'-10" 180
4 Riley Simpson 12 6'-1" 180
5 Josh Stenberg* 11 5'-10" 165
6 Brandon Lawler 12 6'-0" 225
7 Michael Petrie 11 6'-1" 180
8 Alfonso Gonzalez 12 5'-8" 165
9/13 Peter Lopes 11 6'-0" 185
10 Anthony Scalzo* 11 6'-2" 190
11 Michael Bantle 12 6'-0" 170
12 Robert Teng 11 5'-10" 185
14 Jack Smith* 10 6'-3" 180
15 Nick Schlamp 12 6'-1" 180
16 Lucas Chapman* 11 6'-2" 160
17 Matt Boissenault 9 6'-1" 160
17 Sam Pugel* 11 6'-4" 190
18 Colton Matzke 12 6'-4" 200
19 Devon Hayes* 11 5'-9" 165
22 Harrison Goonewardene 11 6'-3" 180
23 George Pallis 12 6'-2" 185
25 Andrew Pickles* 11 6'-8" 225
26 Parker Simpson 9 6'-1" 165
MGR Themio Pallis 12 6'-1" 170
*Swing Player    
     Dominic Woody
     Andre Marshall
2015 Varsity Schedule  
Overall: 21-7  League: 13-7
JV >>  C >>
Date Day Time Opponent Location Result
Liberty HS
W  3-1
Liberty HS
W 11-1
Seattle Prep
W  4-1
W 12-1
W 4-3
W 2-1
W 10-0
L 4-3
Lake Wash
W 7-1
Lake Wash
W 4-3
Bellevue HS
Bellevue HS
W 17-5
W 8-3
Lee Johnson
W 16-4
L 4-1
W 17-0
W 10-5
Lake Wash
Lee Johnson
L 5-1
L 6-0
L 4-3
KingCo Playoffs Seed
5/9 Sat 4:00 Lake Wash Bannerwood L 8-4 #3
5/11 Mon 4:00 Juanita Bannerwood W 8-4  
5/12 Tues 7:00 Bellevue Bannerwood W 4-1  
5/16 Sat 1:00 Garfield Bannerwood W 6-1 KingCo #2
WIAA Region IV  
5/23 Sat 1:00 Southridge Whitworth U W 3-1 District 2 #6
5/23 Sat 3:45 Mt. Spokane Whitworth U W 3-1  
WIAA State Finals
5/29 Fri 4:00 Bainbridge UW W 11-6 Region IV #1
5/30 Sat 4:00 Shorewood UW W 1-0 (13)  
Bold=Conference Game
(updated 5/30)
Playoff Schedule
5/9-12 KingCo Bannerwood Bracket
5/16 KingCo #2 vs Metro #5 Bannerwood 1pm
5/23 3A Region IV Spokane Bracket
5/29-30 3A State Finals UW


Please keep Coach Woody and his family in your thoughts and prayers.
Dmetri Kennedy-Woody Memorial


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