Busy time on diamond for Spartan baseball, fastpitch

The fastpitch team’s first game is against Enumclaw on March 13.

SUMNER BASEBALL

The Sumner Spartans, boasting a healthy handful of players returning from last year’s successful squad, are heading into the spring campaign. They kick things off Friday with a jamboree hosted by Tahoma High.

A season ago, the Spartans advanced to the Class 4A state tourney. To return, coach Casey Adcox will be counting on an experienced lineup.

Key returnees include junior Grant Sherrod, a first team all-league player last year at second base; Jake Gehri, first team catcher; Connor Filleau, first team outfielder; Kyle Van Hout, second team first baseman; Ben Wilson, third team third baseman; and Alex Fraser, an honorable mention outfielder. All but Sherrod are seniors.

SUMNER FASTPITCH

The Spartan girls open the season Saturday with a road trip to the Brewster Jamboree, getting their first taste of live acion.

It’s a lineup dotted with experienced players that will take the field. Seniors include Abi Profitt, a second team all-league infielder last year; Kate Harris, an honorable mention pitcher, and Jaden Kent, an honorable mention pitcher. Juniors are Taylor Simpson, a second team outfielder, and Emelia Strong, an honorable mention infielder; and Kaylee Simpson earned second team recognition last year during her freshman campaign.

The team’s first real game comes March 13 with a trip to Enumclaw and the Spartans’ first home game is slated for March 15 against Fife. Both are nonleague contests.

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