Mercer Island Select Baseball: Welcome

Friday, November 20
2015-2016 MI Select Baseball Rosters

Thank you for participating in last weekend's tryout.  There are many good baseball players on the Island and this year's decisions were are difficult as any year.  Congratulations to those who made one of our teams.  Managers will receive their roster in the next week and reach out to their team.  Winter training will start in December.


12 Thunder 12 Lightning
Manager: Curt Varney Manager: Matt Shea
Governor Aufranc Brandon Bienstock
Nick Chatalas Jensen Hart
Jack Dilworth Ashwin Honnawarkar
Ethan Evans Jacob Loeffler
Brady Gilroy Kenny Mark
Chris Givan Matthew Plambeck
Calvin Little Camden Rowland
Ryan McCrary Fenway Rowland
Will Norden Nik Runge
Halen Otte Colin Shea
Jack Varney Conor Shewey
Ethan Yang  
11 Thunder 11 Lightning
Manager: Dan Nordale Manager: Joe Alex
Marques Abulhosn Chaz Brotherton
Jack Beebe Sam Cadicamo
Nick Fuchs Max Clark
Alex Henderson Austin Cupic
Edgar Nakamura Lucas Fujii
Derek Nordale James Gumbs
Evan Otte Tye Iverson
Noah Perlman Cohen Kolbe
Jakob Schulz Hayden Leddy
Spencer Smith Will Pellerin
Dane Steiner Cutter Werdel
Will Watson Jasper Wilfrid
10 Thunder 10 Lightning
Manager: Mak Abulhosn Manager: Rob Dilworth
Brandon Abulhosn Brian Bilanski
Neal Baron Grayson Conder
Will Crain Shane Deguchi
Tyler Gilroy Sam Dilworth
Carter Gribble Mateo Mar
Spencer Kornblum Brandon Fukano
Julian Peters Ryan Jacobson
Baker Riffle Will McDonald
Mason Szylko Cole Rowe
Jayden Wang Gavin Shea
Matt Williamson Benjamin Viafore
9 Thunder 9 Lightning
Manager: Rich Buchan Manager: TBD
Micah Bartle Otto Ahonen
Jack Buchan Jordan Benitez
Tristan Cruzen Charlie Chatalas
Matthew Hansen Alexander Dickstein
Quinn Harper Ian Donner
Aman Honnawarkar Harrison Hudson
Tilden Hsu Jalani Kaetel
James Mangold Reese Knievel
Brady Riffle Gabe Lopez
Charlie Seneker Max Oster
Tyler Williamson Trey Thompson
  Chloe Yang

League Age 2016
2015-2016 Baseball League Age

Letter to 10U Parents

Parents of 10U Parents.  Click on the handout below to read about the upcoming 10U season which, like last years 9U class, is larger than 12 months.  Please review the letter and let us know if you have any questions.
Handout: Letter to 10U Parents

Monday, May 4
MI Thunder 12U and 9U Win May Day Mayhem Tournament in Yakima


Wednesday, October 9
MI Select Baseball Information Night Presentation

Handout: Information Night Power Point 2014



10U Bend Champions
Monday, June 3
10U Thunder Win Bend Elks Memorial Day Tournament


Tuesday, April 30
Mercer Island Select Dominates Yakima May Day Mayhem Tournament

10U Thunder 2013 Yakima 1st Place

Several Mercer Island Select teams participated in the annual May Day Mayhem tournament in Yakima over the April 27-28 weekend, bringing home trophies in all 4 age groups.  Placing first in their brackets were the 12U Thunder and 10U Thunder teams.  The 10U Lightning and 9U Thunder teams both placed second.  The 11U Thunder team took home 3rd.  Congratulations to all the players and coaches!

11U Thunder 2013 Yakima 3rd Place

12U 2013 Yakima 1st
12U Thunder 2013 Yakima 1st Place
Wednesday, May 1
Yakima Tournament Photos

9U Thunder 2013 Yakima 2nd Place

10U LIghtning 2013 Yakima 2nd Place
10U Lightning 2013 Yakima 2nd Place
Tuesday, May 7

Monday, February 4
Select Tournament Dates

2013 Select Tournament Dates:

Each season the Select teams will compete in 3 travel tournaments in addition to the local games scheduled on Sundays during the season.

Tentative Tournament Dates:

April 13th and 14th

April 27th and 28th

May 25th, 26th, 27th    



Our Mission:
  • Provide Mercer Island's most talented 8-12 year olds opportunities for higher level skill development and competition.
  • Create a well rounded baseball player. Develop physical, mental and emotional skills as well as teach fundamental game strategies.
  • Prepare our kids to play competitive baseball after age 12.
  • Provide the MI community (kids and families) with a unique on-island opportunity to support and celebrate Mercer Island baseball.

Mercer Island Select Baseball will begin scheduling games for the spring/summer 2012 season soon.  Please email our competition committe at to send your contact information. 

We typically have 8 teams each season:

9U Thunder/Lightning

10U Thunder/Lightning

11U Thunder/Lightning

12U  Thunder/Lightning

The Thunder teams typically play the highest level of competition while the Lightning teams play at a slightly lower skill level but are still very competitive.

Founded in 2006 as the Mercer Island Travel Team and renamed Mercer Island Select Baseball club, we are a select baseball progam for kids that live on Mercer Island, Washington aged 8-12.  All of our kids are required to play in the Mercer Island Little League program.  More...

Monday, April 23
11 Thunder Seals Championship with Shutout

The Mercer Island 11U Thunder select baseball team won the Triple Crown Washington Season opener tournament in Wenatchee in mid-April. The tournament featured 120 teams in the 9U to 14U levels from across Washington and the greater area.

The Thunder started off in pool play on Saturday, taking an extra-inning defeat in game one 7-6. In their second team, the team bounced back to beat Bothell 12-6. During three games on Sunday, Mercer Island pitchers gave up two hits, and the defense allowed only two runs, beating Washington Senators 6-1, Eastside Select 2-1 and the Senators against 3-0 in the title game. 

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