Enumclaw standout selected to play in all-state baseball

Cole Kaschmitter hit a .438 this abridged season.

Enumclaw High’s Cole Kaschmitter, a .400 hitter and stellar defensive player, has been chosen to participate in the summertime all-state series.

The games, bringing together the top players from throughout the Evergreen State, will be played July 10-11 in Yakima.

The Hornet senior earned his spot among the league’s best with an impressive stat sheet during the recent season. His 14 hits resulted in a .438 average and included in the mix were four doubles, a triple and a pair of home runs. During his team’s championship run, Kaschmitter scored 19 times and knocked in eight runs.

During his Hornet career, he hit an even .400. His 46 hits included three homers and 10 doubles.

In the field, Kaschmitter was guilty of just one error during the past season and was charged with just five during his EHS career.

Enumclaw High coach Eric Fiedler was effusive in his praise of the standout shortstop.

“Cole is one of the best leaders that I have been around in 30 years of coaching,” Fiedler said in an emailed statement. “We were a gritty team this year that never panicked in pressure situations because of the calm demeanor of our shortstop. His model of leadership, consistency, and intense focus was infectious amongst his teammates and was the key reason why Enumclaw Hornet baseball claimed the league title this year.”