In a season of ups and downs, wins and loses, the Panther baseball team found the formula to bring home the second place trophy from the 3A state tournament at Gesa Stadium in Pasco Saturday.
Bonney Lake finished the season 9-6 in 3A South Puget Sound League and 18-11 overall.
The Panthers lost in the state title game to O’Dea 12-0 in five innings.
The Panthers took the fourth seed out of the district tournament, beating Mountain View 2-1 in the first round.
Bonney Lake lost to Timberline 3-0 and Shelton 4-2 to take the fourth seed spot into state.
In the first round of state Bonney Lake beat Glacier Peak 6-0.
The Panthers followed up that win with a 12-3 win over Shoreline to send the boys into the title match.
Corey Burill was the winning pitcher.
Taiki Green went 3-3 with three RBIs, a double and triple.
In the title game Kash Koltermann took the loss for the Panthers.
Burill and T.J. Potts each had hits in the game.
The second place trophy is the best finish for the Panthers who have been coached by Mike Olson since the school opened in 2005.
Olson guided the team to third in state in 2007.