Sunday, March 21, 2010

Crown Division Preview

Ballard Beavers
Head Coach: John Lamm (2nd year, 4-16 career record)
2009 Summary: 4-12 KingCo (5th in Crown), 4-16 overall
Returning starters: Charlie Beaudoin (Sr. - P/1B/OF), Kyler Korsmo (Sr. - DH), Steven Weber (Soph. - 1B)
Other returners: Brendan Foor (Jr. - IF), Ryan Garrett (Sr. - P), Danny Thompson (Jr. - OF)
Top newcomers: David Doeer (Sr - OF), Rory Graf-Brennan (Fr. - 2B), Oliver Guarino (Jr. - OF)

Season outlook: The Beavers lost 12 seniors from last years team and return no starting position players. They will be young in 2010 with 4 freshman on the roster and are in the process of changing expectations of what it takes to play 4A baseball at Ballard HS.

Bothell Cougars
Head Coach:
Paul Moody (28th year (13th at Bothell), 310-253 career record)

2009 Summary: 10-6 KingCo (T-2nd in Crown), 13-9 overall
Returning starters: Evan Hudson (Sr. - P), Jordan Kynaston (Jr. - P), Michael Marriott (Sr. - IF), Brian McAfee (Jr. - P),
Kevin McShane (Jr. - P), Gene Watson (Sr. - OF)
Other returners: Kevin Knapp (Sr. - OF), Jason Smith (Sr. - C)
Top newcomers: Henry Baillargeon (Jr. - P), Dain Gilbert (Jr. - 3B), Eric Gregory (Jr. - P), Jon Mercer (Jr. - IF), Anthony Miner (Sr. - P), Ryan Morgan (Jr. - OF), Mitchell Viydo (Jr. - IF), Geoff Watson (Sr. - C)

Season outlook: Bothell graduated several senior starters and will build around a pitching staff led by Evan Hudson.

Inglemoor Vikings
Head Coach:
Bryan McNaghten (3rd year)

2009 Summary: 8-8 KingCo (4th in Crown), 16-10 overall, 4A State participant
Returning starters: Marc Dickerson (Sr. - OF), Mitchell Gonsolus (Jr. - IF), Scott Meyers (Sr. - OF), Obi Taylor (Jr. - P), Spencer Trautman (Sr. - P), Ethan Yeo (Sr. - C)
Other returners: Craig Jacobson (Sr. - IF)
Top newcomers: Dustin Doucette (Jr. - P), Emmett Maki (Jr. - P), Peter Meiusi (Jr. - IF/OF), Conor Savage (Jr. - IF/OF), Garrett Vandiver (Jr. - IF/OF)

Season outlook: The Vikings should have a solid ball club in 2010, although depth is a question mark. To return to State, Inglemoor will need their untested pitching to step up.

Lake Washington Kangs
Head Coach:
Derek Bingham (6th year, 82-33 career record)

2009 Summary: 12-4 KingCo (1st in Crown), 19-6 overall record, KingCo 4A Champions, T-5th in 4A State tournament
Returning starters: Alex Donnelly (Jr. - OF)
Other returners: Trevor Dunlap (Sr. - P), John Shimabukuro (Sr. - IF/OF), Colin Tremblay (Sr. - C)
Top newcomers: Theo Alexander (Soph. - OF), Bob Cruikshank (Jr. - SS/P), Phil Gray (Sr. - IF), Spencer Jackson (Jr. - IF/P), Zach Johnson (Soph. - P/1B), Kory Kohlwes (Jr. - OF), Chris Moore (Jr. - OF), Wesley Russell (Jr. - P/IF), Nori Shimizu (Jr. - P)

Season outlook: The Kangs lost 14 seniors from their '09 KingCo championship team, including 8 of 9 starters and their entire pitching rotation. A young and inexperienced team, Lake Washington will need its newcomers to step up to contend for another league title and a return trip to state.

Roosevelt Roughriders
Head Coach:
Jason Bowie (4th year)

2009 Summary: 2-14 KingCo (last in Crown)
Returning starters: Andrew Johnson (Sr. - IF), Reid Martinez (Jr. - OF)
Other returners:
Spencer Stevenson (Sr. - P/1B), Colin Noteboom (Sr. - P/OF), David Holt (Jr. - P/IF), Tim Moore (Jr. - P/OF)
Top newcomers:
Zach Naon (Soph. - OF/P), Graylin Derke (Soph. - P/IF), Cody Shaul (Soph. - IF/P), Riley O'Leary (Soph. - IF), Tate Maider (Fr. - C)

Season outlook: Roosevelt lost 12 seniors from last year's club and will be a very young team with only two returning starters. Although a youthful bunch, they are looking to be competitive in the Crown division. Pitching will make or break the season for the 'Riders.

Woodinville Falcons
Head Coach:
Terry Agnew (19th year)

2009 Summary: 10-6 KingCo (T-2nd in Crown)
Returning starters: Jake Dammrose (Sr. - OF), Connor Jones (Sr. - P/IF), Dan McMillan (Sr. - 1B/DH), Matt Stefansson (Sr. - C), Luke Taylor (Sr. - P/IF)
Other returners: Spencer Brueske (Sr. - P/OF), Garrett Johnson (Sr. - P), Devin Jones (Sr. - P), Sean Sellers (Jr. - IF)
Top newcomers: Clarke Bader (Soph. - C), Shea Donlin (Soph. - IF), T.C. Florentine (Soph. - OF), Spencer Greer (Soph. - P), Ryland Longoni (Jr. - OF), Tim Roberts (Sr. - OF), Carl Savanavik (Jr. - OF), Doug Sullivan (Jr. - C), Beau Vintertun (Soph. - IF), Jeff Wyner (Soph. - P/OF)

Season outlook: The Falcons should be competitive with a mix of returning players and a strong class of sophomores.