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Islander Bats Swinging in Moses Lake

All three of Mercer Island High School Baseball squads racked up victories this weekend in Moses Lake.

Mercer Island High School's 2012 baseball season took a sun-filled detour to Moses Lake this weekend for double header games for the varsity, junior varsity and "C" team squads against Moses Lake and Union High School (Vancouver).

Overall, the 3 MIHS teams went 5-1 for the day on Saturday. The Varsity team won their 2 games in convincing fashion, dominating Union 12-1 and soundly defeating Moses Lake 9-4. In both games, the Islanders senior pitching duo of Max Dammeier and Hunter Goldberg gave the 2 opponents no chance at all to compete. In the first game against Union, Dammeier pitched a 5 inning complete game, striking out 9 and allowing just 1 hit and 1 unearned run on only 77 pitches. In the nightcap against host Moses Lake, Goldberg also pitched 5 innings, allowing 1 hit and no runs with 5 strikeouts on an equally efficient 78 pitches.  

The MIHS bats were also ready for action in both games. Dammeier led the team on the offensive side as well, going 5-6 for the day with 2 doubles and 4 RBI. Junior Matt Orehek also was huge in both games, producing 4 hits in 7 at bats with 3 doubles and 3 RBI. Chris Lawler added a 3-run double, Steven Petrie hit a home run and Phil Pugel went 2-4 with an RBI.  

The varsity squad continues its preseason schedule this week with games at rival Newport HS on Thursday and at 2011 4A State Champ Bothell HS on Saturday.

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