Photo Credit: Eastside Catholic Baseball
First off congratulations to Kamiakin on their victory last Saturday, defeating Eastside Catholic and winning the 2012 3A State Baseball Championship. But now it's time to take a step back and conduct a season review of the Metro League. Who were the best players, coaches and teams? Find out below.
Success? : Many people counted out the Metro League to be competitive this year, and were focused on other top divisions: KingCo, Big Nine, SPSL. A total of four teams from the Metro Conference made it to the State Regionals, and two teams, Blanchet and Eastside Catholic, made it all the way to Pasco. We were even close to seeing Blanchet and Eastside face each other in the title game. If Blanchet doesn’t blow their lead in the 7th inning, you could be reading an article on the Metro League capturing its third title in the last five years.
Despite Eastside Catholic losing in the state championship game, this season was a success. During regionals, Eastside Catholic defeated the No. 2 team in the state and one of the favorites to win the tournament, Mount Vernon. Unranked Blanchet knocked off the No. 6 ranked team in state, Mountain View, in their regional. To add on to the success the league had this year, let’s go back to the regular season and look at Seattle Prep. Yes they did fall short of Regionals this year, but in the regular season they were the best team in state, with a top pitching rotation and an undefeated record/No. 1 state ranking.