Seattle Times calls Shorewood first baseman Mitsui one of five ‘athletes to watch’ in spring sports championships
Friday, May 27, 2011
|Trevor Mitsui. Photo by Wayne Pridemore.|
Our news partner, The Seattle Times, has named Shorewood first baseman Trevor Mitsui one of five “athletes to watch” in State high school spring sports championships this weekend.
The Times featured Mitsui along with a soccer player from Eastlake, a tennis player from Holy Names, a softball player from Juanita and a sprinter from O’Dea in a Wednesday article.
The Times mentioned Mitsui’s .712 batting average, .856 on-base percentage and 1.635 slugging percentage for the season,
“Mitsui's four-year career marks are impressive as well: 507, .686 and 1.022,” the Times said. “He collected his 100th career run batted in with his 28th home run (13th this season) on Saturday as the Thunderbirds advanced to the Class 3A semifinals.”
"He's the greatest high-school hitter I've ever seen, period," Shorewood coach Wyatt Tonkin told the Times. "I've never seen anyone close to him."
See the rest of the Times story here.
Mitsui and his Shorewood teammates take a No. 2 State ranking and 23-2 season record into a State 3A semifinal game against undefeated No. 1 ranked Camas from Southwest Washington Friday at 10 a.m. at Cheney Stadium in Tacoma,
No. 5 ranked Mt. Si and No, 8 ranked Kamiakin of Kennewick meet in the other 3A semifinal game at 1 p.m. followed by the two 4A semifinal games.
Championship and third-place games in both divisions are Saturday.
Shorewood reached the State semifinals by defeating West Seattle and Seattle Prep in regional play in Mount Vernon Saturday, May 21, 2011.