Mount Si’s Mariner ticket fundraiser is on for next spring, plus our Athletes of the Week for 12-12

Good Monday morning. Athletes of the Week on deck, but we have some news from Mount Si High School’s baseball program.

The Wildcats have launched their Seattle Mariners ticket fundraiser for the upcoming 2019 season for those of you wanting to buy tickets to give as holiday gifts. The “Mount Si Night” that has been designated as the game the program will be selling tickets for is earlier than in past seasons. It will be on April 14 of next year when the Mariners host the Houston Astros. It is a Saturday night, convenient for families with children. The game starts at 6:10 p.m. at Safeco Field in downtown Seattle.

As was the case last season, the Wildcats will be selling tickets in two seating sections – on both the 100 and 300 levels. The 100 level tickets will be in sections 116-118, down the first base line, while the 300 level seats will be in sections 335-340, along the third base line. The 100 level seats will sell for $40 each while the 300 level ones go for $25 per seat. All tickets purchased are guaranteed to be together, so families purchasing multiple seats will be sitting together in these sections.

The game also includes a promotion – fans will receive Mariner military-style caps as it is Salute to Armed Forces Night, so if you have family or friends in the military, this might be worth purchasing tickets for them to attend the game.

As many of you know, the Mariners will be a new-look team in 2019, as many new young stars seek to replace those who have departed this offseason, such as ace pitcher James Paxton or second baseman Robinson Cano. That said, there’s still at this point plenty of recognizable faces on the club, such as pitcher Felix Hernandez, third baseman Kyle Seager or outfielder Mitch Haniger. So this M’s team, while it’s not expected to contend, will be facing a team in Houston that is expected to be among the best in the American League in 2019, so the opportunity to see the Mariners perhaps pick up a great win that night should be worthy of your attention.

Tickets are now being sold on Mount Si’s baseball website, which is at right in our news links. More information will be available there as well. As has been the case in the past, the ticket fundraiser is the mechanism that is used to guarantee the Wildcat baseball program a game at the stadium.

They will be hosting that game next spring on April 7, a Sunday – also different from past seasons – against Edmonds-Woodway. Last spring’s game, against West Seattle, was a Mount Si win and provided a special memory for one of their players – then-senior Will Scott, who will be playing next spring at Colorado School of Mines, hit a home run becoming the first Wildcat player to ever do that in the approximate 10-year history of the games at Safeco for Mount Si. So if you want local kids to have the same opportunities to create lifelong memories such as that, then you need to purchase those tickets today to help keep this tradition alive for your local high school’s baseball program.

With that, now to our Athletes of the Week. Girls as we have our first ladies’ selections from winter sports.

MOUNT SI – We head to gymnastics this week and recognize senior Sidney Aspinall. Aspinall won the beam event and finished third in the all-around at the Wildcats’ season-opening meet last Thursday at Issaquah High School, competing against both the Eagles and Woodinville Falcons. Aspinall scored 34.4 on the all-around and finished tied for first in that beam with a Lake Washington High School gymnast, scoring 9.05 in that event. Aspinall and her Wildcat team open their home schedule this Thursday night against Bothell at 7:00 at Mount Si High School.

CEDARCREST – With the basketball team being the lone girls’ sport in the winter for the Red Wolves, we begin the first of probably five or six recognitions for players from coach Brad Knowles’ team this season today with a shoutout to sophomore Sidra Griffin. Griffin is filling in for top player Jaylin Yowell while she recovers from a knee injury suffered during the Cedarcrest loss to Snohomish November 30. Last Friday, Griffin scored 13 points and also played solid defense for the Red Wolves in their 43-34 win over former Cascade Conference rival Cedar Park Christian. CHS hosts Arlington tomorrow night as they return to Wesco play.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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