A big honor for Mount Si baseball star

A Mount Si senior baseball player received a prestigious honor yesterday, one which puts him in pretty good company and only adds to the postseason recognition the program has received following another successful season.

Mount Si baseball pitcher/first baseman Trevor Lane, seen here pitching in the state regional playoffs May 19, yesterday was named Gatorade's Washington state high school Baseball Player of the Year. (Courtesy photo)

Pitcher/first baseman Trevor Lane was named the Gatorade Washington State high school Baseball Player of the Year following a stellar season which saw him hit .444 with one home run and 21 runs batted in, and go 7-1 on the mound with a 2.01 ERA in 48 2/3 innings, giving up just 26 hits and 13 walks, while striking out 72.

Lane is the first baseball player from Mount Si to be selected for this award, which recognizes not only his efforts on the field, but his efforts in the classroom and community as well. Lane, who has signed with Western Nevada JC but is likely to sign a four-year scholarship at some point soon, has a 3.18 GPA, just below the 3.2 needed for the honor roll at Mount Si High School, and also has volunteered his time with local youth baseball and with the school’s FoodBall food drive efforts, which were a brainchild of the school’s ASB when your editor served in that organization during his years as student at Mount Si.

Opposing coaches praised the selection. “Trevor Lane was the best pitcher we faced all year,” said Kamiakin coach Ryan Carter in a statement. Mount Si played the Braves in Kennewick earlier this season, and Lane pitched that game, going six innings and giving up four earned runs on six hits, striking out 12 in a 5-4 win in a rematch of last spring’s state tournament semifinal game.

Lane joins some pretty big-name players in being recognized as Gatorade state players of the year in high school baseball. That list includes major leaguers Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees, who won the award in 1992 out of Michigan; Roy Halladay of the Philadelphia Phillies, who received the honor for Colorado in 1995; and Puyallup native Jon Lester of the Boston Red Sox, who took the Washington honors in 2002.

This award is one of a number of awards that are handed out each year across all high school sports by Gatorade in conjunction with ESPNHS.

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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