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Tracking the grads: Baseball

By CASEY OLSON

The Mirror

Ross Humes — The Decatur grad is playing his sophomore year on the Washington State University baseball team. Humes, a left-handed pitcher, is currently 2-1 with a 4.35 ERA in 31 innings of work. He also has 25 strikeouts. The Cougars are currently 16-17 overall and 1-8 in the Pac-10 Conference.

Carsten Bocchi — The 2006 Todd Beamer graduate is currently redshirting at Washington State University. The left-handed pitcher missed most of his senior season at Beamer after complications from a blood clot in his left arm. Bocchi was the SPSL South Player of the Year as a junior.

Jason Summers — The 2006 TJ grad originally signed a letter of intent to play at the University of Washington, but ended up at South Mountain Community College in Arizona. Summers is one of four Federal Way School District players at South Mountain. He was a first-team, all-state catcher last year at TJ.

The catcher is currently hitting .354 with a team-leading 15 RBIs, one home run and four doubles. South Mountain is currently 10-6 overall.

Jon Flood — The Federal Way grad is entering his sophomore year at South Mountain CC. The right-handed pitcher was 2-5 with a 4.01 ERA in 50 innings of work. South Mountain finished 30-26 last season. Flood is 2-1 with a 3.38 ERA and a team-leading 20 strikeouts.

Andrew Conklin — The Federal Way grad returns to South Mountain CC for his sophomore year. The right-handed pitcher was 7-4 with a 2.89 ERA in 71 innings. He struck out 54 and walked 25. This year, Conklin is 1-0 with a 1.00 ERA.

Jarrett Jackson — The 2006 TJ grad originally signed with Washington State, but ended up at South Mountain. The third baseman was a late draft pick by the Cleveland Indians in the spring. Jackson is currently hitting .235 with seven RBIs and a team-leading three triples.

Cory Peeler — The 2006 Decatur grad is pitching at GRCC as a freshman. Peeler is a left-hander and is currently 3-0 with a 1.38 ERA. Green River is currently 19-10 overall.

Aaron Bronson — The TJ grad is playing his junior year at Centenary College in Louisiana. The 6-4, 235-pound pitcher spent the last season at Green River. Centenary is currently 16-18 and Bronson has thrown 18 1/3 innings this year with an 0-2 record and 4.91 ERA.

Todd Muecklisch — The 2006 TJ grad is playing shortstop at Tacoma Community College and hitting .265 with 11 RBIs.

Jamie Nilsen — The 2003 TJ grad is having another huge season on the Central Washington University baseball team. The shortstop is currently hitting .426 with nine doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 32 RBIs, which all lead the team. He has also scored 47 runs in 34 games and has 16 stolen bases. Central is currently 21-13 overall and 5-7 in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference.

Kyle Nunley — The TJ grad is playing his junior year at Benedictine College in Kansas. Nunley, a right-handed pitcher, played at Green River the past two seasons. He is currently 1-2 with a 5.73 ERA. Benedictine is 9-6.

Erik Church and Teddy Atterbury — Church, a 2006 TJ grad, and Atterbury, a 2006 Beamer grad, are currently playing their freshman seasons at Shoreline CC. Church is a first baseman/outfielder and Atterbury is a second baseman. Shoreline is currently 8-10 on the season.

Brad Reid — The Decatur grad who has already signed with Oregon State is currently 3-0 on the mound for Bellevue Community College. Reid has a 1.96 ERA and has 22 strikeouts in 23 innings. Belleuve is 20-6 overall.

Erik Fitzgerald — The TJ grad is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA for the Big Bend Community College baseball team. He has thrown 12 innings. Big Bend is currently 11-16 on the season.

Marcus Hudson — The Decatur grad is currently pitching at Green River. He is 0-2 with a 9.00 ERA.

BA Garner — The Decatur grad is throwing for Tacoma Community College and has two saves and a 1.26 ERA. He has already signed with Hawaii Pacific University. Tacoma is 8-15 on the season.

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