Catch this! Enumclaw gearing up for state title | 2015 spring sports preivew

The Enumclaw fastpitch team is winding up for another season with the state title in the girls’ sights. The team took second in 2014 and most of the power players are back between the lines for another season.

Hornet junior Quinn Breidenbach returns to the mound for Enumclaw. She was last season’s most valuable pitcher.

The Enumclaw fastpitch team is winding up for another season with the state title in the girls’ sights.

The team took second in 2014 and most of  the power players are back between the lines for another season.

Junior Quinn Breidenbach, who was the  2014 South Puget League most valuable pitcher and selected to the all-area team, returns as the team’s No. 1 hurler.

Breidenbach is both a dominating pitcher and hitter. She hit .520 with a .867 slugging percentage, knocked three out of the park and drove in 46 RBIs.

Senior Chloe Young will secure the infield at shortstop. She was selected to the first-team all league last season and all area team.

She hit 489 with a .670 slugging percentage. Young hit one out with 33 RBIs.

Coach Mike Eckhart wrote in a email that Young, “in the last two years she has only had three errors in over 100 attempts.”

In center field is another first team selection, speedy senior Tammy Wilkening. She is a .400 hitter with .500 slugging percentage, one home run, 23 RBIs and 17 stolen bases.

Sophomore Madelyn Carlson will pitch and play infield. The first team all league selection in 2014 hit .430 and posted a 640 slugging with one home run, 27 RBIs.

As pitcher she struck out 63 with a .96 ERA.

The Hornets were league, subdistrict and regional champions in 2013 and 2014.

The teams’ record over the past two seasons was 50-6 with 516 runs scored and 136 allowed.

The team batting average was .409 with 521 strikeouts in 56 games.

 

More in Sports

White River among favorites for team title

The boys wrestling team claimed the regional championship last weekend

Top gymnasts primed for state

Sumner, White River and Enumclaw athletes will be heading to sate this year.

Playoff hoops: some still alive, others ousted at districts

White River girls, Enumclaw boys still in the mix

List of nation’s top female wrestlers includes Plateau trio

Payton Stroud, Kenzie Cormier and Dreakeanna Adair are listed in national rankings.

Area athletes make it official, sign with collegiate programs

Students who signed letters of intent included Tre Weed of Sumner High, Annabelle Hall of White River High, and Teagan Eldridge of Enumclaw High.

Plenty of Plateau champions in weekend wrestling

The Hornets and Panthers did well in last week’s subregional tourneys.

District tourneys next for local hoop squads

Check out who’s in and who’s out for postseason play this year.

White River trio chosen for all-state volleyball series

Megan Vandegrift, Keegan Strobeck and Hope Baldyga are part of the all-state team.

Former Hornet Keenan Fagan an NAIA All-American

The former Hornet, who just completed his junior season at Rocky Mountain College, was named an NAIA first-team defensive back when All-America squads were announced by the American Football Coaches Association.

Panthers, Spartans earn Shootout wins

Presented by the U.S. Army, the all-day hoop festival featured eight games. The White River girls kicked things off with a 9 a.m. contest against Bishop Blanchet; at 3:30 p.m., the Bonney Lake boys challenged Kentlake; and at 8:30 the Sumner boys played the finale against Seattle Christian.

EHS senior nets WIAA honor

Enumclaw High’s Kaden Anderson was named a WIAA Athlete of the Week.

Two from Class of ‘91 bound for Enumclaw High School Hall of Fame

Two more names from Enumclaw High’s illustrious sporting past will soon be added to the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame.