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.