Liberty baseball team advances, Highlanders done

May 10, 2015

NEW — 1:50 p.m. May 10, 2015

By Christina Corrales-Toy Liberty High School first baseman James Workman claps as he trots to home plate, after scoring the Patriots' first run in a 10-0 win over Foster May 9.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Liberty High School first baseman James Workman claps as he trots to home plate, after scoring the Patriots’ first run in a 10-0 win over Foster May 9.

Despite a regular season record below .500, and a seventh-place finish in the eight-team KingCo 3A/2A Conference, the Liberty High School baseball team is headed to state. Read more

Highlanders clinch share of Seamount League title

May 5, 2015

NEW — 10:55 a.m. May 5, 2015

Contributed The Hazen High School baseball team hosts the league trophy, after earning a share of the Seamount League title May 4.

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The Hazen High School baseball team hoists the league trophy, after earning a share of the Seamount League title May 4.

The Hazen High School baseball team clinched a share of the Seamount League title after the Highlanders defeated Tyee 5-1 May 4.  Read more

Hazen High School athletes sign with colleges

February 6, 2013

NEW — 12:55 p.m. Feb. 6, 2013

By Christina Corrales-ToyHazen High School athletes (from left) Sam Bunnell, Drew Kelly, Dee Dee Green, Zach Cable, Cody Moorhead and David Hughes made their college decisions official on Feb. 6.

By Christina Corrales-Toy
Hazen High School athletes (from left) Sam Bunnell, Drew Kelly, Dee Dee Green, Zach Cable, Cody Moorhead and David Hughes made their college decisions official on Feb. 6.

A handful of Hazen High School seniors will officially take their athletic talents to the collegiate level, after six students gathered for a special signing day ceremony in the school’s activities room on Feb. 6. Read more

Hazen baseball players named all-league

July 3, 2012

Hazen High School standout pitchers Jake Kolterman and Jimmy Schmidt, as well as outfielder Eric Jacobs and second baseman Kyle Arinobu, were awarded the Seamount Conference’s First Team Honors.

The Highlanders’ Zac Kolterman was selected for the all-league second team, while Kyle Nelson, Sam Cook, Cody Moorhead and Alex Gayte were all selected as honorable mentions for Hazen.

Lindbergh High School’s Tyler Gould, Matt Stuart, Billy Hernandez, Ryan White, Craig Yamaguchi and Cooper Stevens join Highline High School’s Jonny Locher, Tyee High School’s Nate Owen and Kennedy Catholic High School’s Anthony McCluskey to round out the first-team selections.

Player of the year and coach of the year honors went to Locher, of Highline, and Benny Benavides, of Lindbergh High School, respectively.

Kennewick ends Hazen’s state run 4-0

May 31, 2012

After its first state championship run since 2008, the spring baseball season was over for Hazen High School in the first round after its 4-0 loss against the Kennewick Lions on May 19.

The Lions lead 2-0 after two innings played, with one run scored in each inning.

Hazen got two base runners in the first at-bat but ended the inning with two players left on base.

The Lions’ starting pitcher, Stetson Pew, pitched scoreless shutout baseball in the first six innings with only two hitters getting on base.

There was one final Hazen threat with two base runners in the sixth inning at-bat, with Highlanders on first and second base, but they couldn’t capitalize over Kennewick. The Lions went up two more runs to lead 4-0 after six innings played.

Hazen was last at bat in the seventh, but the Lions managed to hold them to a three-up, three-down inning to clinch the game.

Hazen finished the season 15-8, tying for most wins in a single season at 15.

Hazen beats Kennedy Catholic

May 3, 2012

The Hazen High School baseball team solidified a 4-3 win against the Kennedy Catholic Lancers on an eighth inning walk-off home run by senior Zac Kolterman on April 14.

The conference matchup was a regular season makeup game for an earlier rainout.

Contributed Senior Hazen Highlander pitcher Jimmy Schmidt gets ready to let one fly during a non-conference 3-2 loss against the White River Hornets at Hazen. The Highlanders would go on to secure the No. 1 seed for the 3A Seamount Conference for this season’s playoffs.

The contest started as a pitcher’s duel with Kennedy Catholic’s Dominic Peretti up against Hazen sophomore Jake Kolterman.

The Lancers scored first in the third inning with a leadoff double by Jacob Tauber.

Hazen rallied back to take the lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. First, Hazen junior Kyle Nelson doubled, and then junior Sam Cook had an RBI single.

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Hazen bests Liberty 6-2 in nonconference baseball matchup

April 5, 2012

In a 2A/3A KingCo Conference versus Seamount matchup March 20, the Hazen High School baseball team bested the Liberty Patriots with a final score of 6-2.

The game was played at Liberty.

Hazen was able to start the game strong with two runs scored in the top of the first inning by junior Jared Howell and senior Jimmy Schmidt.

Hazen senior Zac Kolterman and junior Cody Moorhead had one RBI each in the first.

Hazen added one run in the second inning with a leadoff single by senior Sam Cook, who scored on a game-winning RBI single by senior Kyle Arinobu to bring the score to 3-0.

The Patriots added their first run scored to the board in the fourth inning after an RBI-single by senior Blake Reeve.

Liberty closed in on the Highlanders in the fifth inning after an RBI-single by sophomore Loren Archibald, but Hazen pulled away from the Patriots to lead the contest, 5-2, after six innings played.

Hazen ended its scoring efforts with one additional run scored in the seventh.

Jake Kolterman, a Hazen sophomore, went on to be selected as the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s state athlete of the week for March 18-24 after he was one strike from a no-hitter before settling for a one-hit, 12-0 shutout against Kennedy Catholic High School on March 22.

Kolterman finished the game with 12 strikeouts and one walk.

Hazen sports teams tackle the postseason

June 3, 2011

Kyle Nelson, a Hazen High School sophomore, crushes a pitch against Kelso High School on May 10. Nelson finished the season with a .419 batting average. By Scott Coburn

Hazen High School’s baseball season came to a bitter end after an extra-innings, 4-3 loss to Capital High School in the second game of the West Central District III Tournament. It was a tough loss to swallow for the 2011 Seamount League champions.

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Hazen baseball knocked out of playoffs

May 19, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. May 19, 2011

Hazen baseball’s playoff run came to an end May 13 in a heartbreaking, extra-inning 4-3 loss to Capital High School in the second game of the West Central District III Tournament.

Hazen got off to a hot start early thanks to back-to-back RBI-doubles by Zac Kolterman and Jeff Beckman in the first inning. Cody Moorhead knocked an RBI-single of his own, giving Hazen a 3-0 lead.

Capital struck back, adding single runs in the first, second and third innings, but then both offenses stalled. The game remained tied heading into the seventh inning, when a delayed balk call overwrote another RBI-double by Kolterman that would have driven in the winning run. The call was made after the play was finished.

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Liberty baseball, Hazen soccer playoffs cut short

May 12, 2011

NEW — 6 a.m. May 12, 2011

Liberty High School’s baseball playoff run was cut short after a 10-1 loss to Mercer Island High School May 10, and Hazen High School’s boys soccer playoff run suffered the same fate after a 3-0 loss to Auburn Mountainview High School the same evening.

Liberty’s loss came in the first round of the KingCo 3A Tournament, and Hazen’s soccer loss came in a seeding game en route to the West Central District III Tournament.

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