The latest state baseball rankings are out, and several Kitsap
teams are ranked.
None are ranked higher than Klahowya, which comes in at No. 1 in the 1A.
North Kitsap is ranked fourth among 2A.
Bainbridge comes in as ninth in 3A.
Our West Sound baseball preview will be in Sunday’s paper (and
online Saturday night).
To get you ready, here’s a coaches poll (with first-place votes in parentheses):
1, North Kitsap (6) 48.
2, Sequim, 32.
3, Olympic (1) 31.
4. North Mason 29.
5, Bremerton 25
6, Port Angeles 22.
7, Kingston 9.
Jared Prince never was afraid of hard work.
The North Kitsap three-sport star turned teacher and coach will be coaching baseball at Eastlake High in Sammamish when the season starts next month.
He’ll still be teaching at NK, making for a tough commute.
“It’s going to be a grinder,” Prince said. “I kind of like that.”
When school gets out in Poulsbo, Prince will make the 60-90-minute commute to Samamamish. The school has agreed to have practice under the lights to accommodate the new coach. After practice, he’ll head back to the ferry as he plans to be at school by 6 a.m. the next morning so he can work out before he starts teaching.
“I wasn’t looking to go anywhere,” said Prince, who is in his first year at NK. “This kind of came out of nowhere.”
Prince said Eastlake contacted him at the end of October. He kicked it around for a few weeks and interviewed in late November.
Prince has said he wanted to teach and coach since his playing days when he was All-State in football and baseball at NK (and a decent basketball player).
After his baseball career in the Texas Rangers’ organization ended in 2013, he completed graduate school and student taught and coached at South Kitsap for the 2013-14 school year. He was an assistant coach for the football team in the fall.
Prince said he relished the challenge of coaching the KingCo 4A, one of the top baseball leagues in the state. Eastlake made it to the Class 4A regionals last season.
“You don’t know when opportunities are going to pop up and when they do, you have to jump on them.” Prince said.
South Kitsap baseball player Mac McCarty has committed to play at Washington State. As a junior during the spring, McCarty helped the Wolves reach the Class 4A state championship game for the second consecutive year.
McCarty was the Narrows League pitcher of the year. He finished the season with an 11-2 record.
McCarty took an official visit to WSU a month ago. Central Washington and St. Martin’s were two other schools he was considering.
South Kitsap’s Tyler Ludlow was named to the Class 4A All-State
first team and Logan Knowles was named to the second team as the
Washington State Baseball Coaches Association released its
All-State team on Tuesday. Bainbridge’s Tino Peleti was named to
the Class 3A first team.
Olympic’s Shane Matheny was named to the Class 2A first team for the third time. Bremerton’s Zach Zurbrugg earned a second-team nod as did Sequim’s Brett Wright.
Washingston State Baseball Coaches Association All-State
Jacob Prater Wenatchee INF 11
Brandon Kelliher Lake Stevens P 12
Haakon Lande Snohomish INF 12
Jack Bauer Union C 11
Joe Wainhouse Kentridge INF 12
Hayden Humphrey Battle Ground INF 12
Kye Dye Cascade P 12
Mitchell Morimoto Issaquah OF 12
Cody Hawken Union INF 11
Tate Budnick Edmonds-Woodway C/P 12
Luke Heimlich Puyallup P 11
Ethan Paul Newport INF 11
Kyle Francis Redmond P 12
Jacob Crone Eastmont P 12
Jake Vieth Stadium INF 12
Brenden Illies Puyallup C 11
Steven Machtolf Gonzaga Prep P 12
Matt Sutherland Eastmont P 12
Tyler Ludlow South Kitsap Utility 12
Quin Rawson Puyallup INF 12
Logan Knowles South Kitsap OF 12
Grady Miller Wenatchee P 10
Blake Christopher Camas INF 12
Scott Sunitsch Todd Beamer OF 12
Tyson Karstetter Moses Lake INF 11
Anthony Gosline Gonzaga Prep INF 12
Curtis Perrin Skyview INF 12
Tyler McDowell Puyallup OF 12
Alex Jondal Ferris Utility 12
Brandon Thompson Bellermine Prep OF 12
Sam Dacus Kentridge P 12
Tim Yoshihara Ferris OF 12
Lee Wunderlich Woodinville C 12
Rafi Ibarra Mount Vernon INF 12
Joel Condreay Kentridge INF 12
Mick Vorholf Eastlake P 12
Hunter Bingham Monroe OF 12
Alex Kiel Henry Jackson C 12
Drew Lunde Skyline P 12
KJ Brady Cascade OF 12
Karver Pate Lewis and Clark INF 12
4A Player of the Year: Luke Heimlich- Puyallup HS
4A Coach of the Year: Marc Wiese Puyallup HS
3A ALL STATE TEAM
Michael Gretler Bonney Lake INF 12
Jake Kolterman Decatur P 12
Zach Usselman Mount Si C 12
Cody Anderson Marysville Pilchuck P 12
Ryan Mets North Thurston INF 12
Andrew Haley Columbia River OF 12
Henry Hedeen Stanwood OF 12
Bryce Peterson Enumclaw OF 12
Sam Boone Shorewood P 12
Matt Mercer Timberline P 11
Riley Storedahl North Thurston P 12
Andy Atwood O’Dea INF 11
Stewart Fairchild Seattle Prep OF 12
Kory Longaker Shorewood INF 12
Tino Peleti Bainbridge Island INF 12
Andrew Summerville Lakeside P 12
Pierre LeDorze O’Dea OF 12
Drew Rasmussen Mount Spokane P 12
Dylan Wilbert Kennewick C 12
Spencer Locati Walla Walla INF 12
Isaac Bernard Hanford OF 12
Dakody Clemmer Mountain View P 12
Brady O’Keefe Wilson P 12
Bryce Williamson University INF 11
Christian Lawler Mercer Island P 12
JJ Hancock Kennewick OF 12
Jeffrey Morgan Auburn Mountainview OF 11
Harrison Jacobs Shorewood OF 10
Ray Rude Glacier Peak INF 12
Colton Plew Kennewick INF 12
Ian Oxnevad Shorewood P 11
Evan Johnson Mount Si OF 12
Jacob Anderson Hanford P 11
Dominic DeMeiro Mountlake Terrace INF 12
Andy Cosgrove Juanita INF 11
Tyler Givins Stanwood INF 12
Kyle Celli Bishop Blanchet INF 12
Branson Barnecut Glacier Peak INF 12
Taylor Havilcek Decatur INF 11
Morgan McCullough West Seattle INF 10
Taiki Green Bonney Lake OF 12
Will Hall Seattle Prep INF 12
Seth Rayburn Columbia River P 12
3A PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Andrew Summerville- Lakeside HS
3A COACH OF THE YEAR: Dana Papasedero – Lakeside HS
2A ALL STATE TEAM
Max Tilton Mark Morris Utility 12
Christian Parsons Sumner P 12
Zach Rohrbach White River INF 12
John Lyon Lake Washington P 12
Garrett Terrell Tumwater OF 12
Shane Matheny Olympic INF 12
Colton Sandhofer Cedarcrest INF 12
Tanner Gueller WF West C 12
Jordan Owen Tyee C 12
Riley Larsen Granite Falls INF 12
Matt Irving Anacortes P 11
Ryan Dorney Archbishop Murphy P 12
Gage Burland East Valley Spokane P 12
Jordan Lafave Lake Washington INF 12
Junior Ledgard Ellensburg P 12
Luc Powers-Hubbard Sumner INF 12
Jordan Wittenberg Lynden INF 10
Fabian Gutierrez Selah INF 12
Cameron Campbell Ellensburg INF 12
Connor Anderson Fife INF 12
Jackson Conn Sedro Woolley C 12
Sawyer Sims Cheney P 12
Tanner Ruffe RA Long OF 12
Colby White Prosser OF 12
Zach Zurbrugg Bremerton Utility 12
Tanner Therian Pullman OF 12
Brett Wright Sequim OF 12
Ty Johnson Anacortes C 11
Connor Eggleston Clarkston INF 12
Logan Christianson Sumner P 12
Brady Hulings RA Long INF 12
Ryan Ross West Valley Yakima INF 12
Oscar White Bellingham OF 12
Jared Douglas Anacortes INF 12
Jaden Hassell Fife OF 10
Matt Hisken Kennedy INF 12
Toby Johnson WF West INF 12
Ryan Gayte Hazen P 11
Luke Hare Tumwater Utility 12
Riley Johnson White River C 10
2A Player of the Year: Junior Ledgard Ellensburg HS
2A Coach of the Year: Todd Gibson Ellensburg HS
CLASS A-B ALL STATE TEAM
Hunter Huddleston Woodland 12
Dustin Wilson Rochester 12
Timbo Taylor Brewster 10
Cam Walker Naches Valley 12
Trevor Huddleston Woodland 11
Aaron Fritts Republic 11
Austin Forsyth Connell 12
Milo Hulsten Liberty Bell 12
Ben Etzell Coupeville 12
Austin Arrington Pe Ell 12
Taylor Roelofs Charles Wright Academy 12
Patrick Jacobs Colfax 12
Jamie Heystek Lynden Christian 12
Cameron Richman DeSales 11
Jesse Bollen Eatonville 12
Ben Kelleran Overlake-Bear Creek 12
Zac Chamberlain Tenino 12
Otis Cooper Friday Harbor 12
Peter Perkins Overlake-Bear Creek 11
Jake Phipps Freeman 12
Sam Scrabeck Neselle 12
Chase Wells Naches Valley 10
Mason Elliott Cashmere 11
Daryl Galloway Desales 12
James Deaton Kiona Benton 12
Parker Stohr Highland 12
Matt Kaiser Overlake-Bear Creek 12
Mason Swenson Concrete 12
Adam Eskil Desales 12
Colton Sterba South Whidbey 12
Mike Allen Cascade Levenworth 12
Dylan Fosnacht Rochester 12
Nate Williamson Castle Rock 12
Nick Camenzind Elma 12
Tristin Parton Cascade Levenworth 12
Taylor Logan Highland 12
Donavan Tesch Wilber-Creston 12
Matt Jubb Desales 12
Curtis Handy Nooksack Valley 11
A-B Player of the Year: Cam Walker- Naches Valley
A-B Coach of the Year: Bill Walker- Naches Valley
The West Sound Senior All-Star game is Monday at the Fairgrounds
at 4 p.m. (the Softball Showcase is going on at the same time).
Usually, it’s a doubleheader, but a lack of seniors this year has it down to a single nine-inning game.
Each year, 10 players from the game are nominated to play in the Senior All-State series in Yakima. This year, the game is being played after the deadline so the 10 nominees are out. Here’s the 10:
1. Matheny – 3B (2A) Olympic HS
2. Ludlow – 1B/C (4A) South Kitsap HS
3. Knowles – INF (4A) South Kitsap HS
4. Zurbrugg – C (2A) Bremerton HS
5. Wright OF – (2A) Sequim HS
6. Cartharius P/OF – (2A) Olympic Hs
7. Pinkerton C/1B – (4A) South Kitsap HS
8. Johnston P/1B – (2A) Sequim HS
9. Paulson OF/C – (4A) South Kitsap HS
10. Rabedeaux INF – (2A) Kingston HS
We should find out either Sunday or Monday which of these nominees made the cut.