Exactly two weeks from today, high schools across the state of Washington will begin preparing for the 2012 baseball season. The first day of spring sports is Monday, February 27th with jamborees and non-league contests starting the weekend of March 10th. League play for the KingCo 4A conference kicks off on Tuesday, March 20th, while 3A starts play the week of April 2nd.
The league looks strong as usual, fresh off a banner year in 2011. Always considered one of the strongest conferences in the state, KingCo proved that sentiment again last season. The 4A league saw two of its teams in the final four (Redmond & Bothell), with the Bothell Cougars taking home the WIAA state championship. KingCo 3A is also home to the defending 3A state champion Mount Si Wildcats, who topped Shorewood in a dramatic title game at Cheney Stadium last May.
It promises to be another exciting year of KingCo baseball - be sure to check back with the blog in the next few weeks for updates, team previews and other interesting tidbits about the upcoming baseball season!