Federal Way boys baseball takes third in state tournament

Eagles defeated Wenatchee last Saturday after semifinal loss to Richland

The Federal Way High School baseball team got third place in the 4A state tournament. Courtesy photo

The Federal Way High School baseball team got third place in the 4A state tournament. Courtesy photo

The Federal Way High School boys baseball team took third place in the 4A state tournament last weekend in Eastern Washington.

The Eagles beat Wenatchee 13-5 in the third/fourth place game last Saturday at GESA Stadium in Pasco.

“It obviously ended on a good note,” said coach Arlo Evasick.

Federal Way lost to Richland 11-0 in a semifinals game last Friday. Richland went on to win the state title over Skyview 5-2.

“The first game, we just didn’t quite have our best stuff that day,” Evasick said of the loss to Richland. “It was a big stage. … They just were a little more prepared I think than we were.”

Richland also had an older, more experienced team. Federal Way started five sophomores, two juniors and three seniors, Evasick said.

“They played a good game,” he said of Richland. “We made some mistakes.”

While Evasick is excited to have many of his players return next season, he knows a repeat of this year’s success isn’t guaranteed.

“One of the hardest things to do is to get to the final four in high school sports,” he said, noting that in his first two years as the Eagles’ coach, the team missed the final four despite being favored to go. “This year we were supposed to be a .500 team, but we went to the final four. High school sports is an unpredictably wonderful beast.”

Evasick said he was impressed with his team’s work ethic.

“The kids really, really, really bought in to what they were trying to do,” he said. “It’s their experience. It is not mine or the other coaches’. We really try to let them take responsibility for who they want to be as a team.”

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