Mudville Pinnacle Baseball 18U is the club’s flagship team. and has been in existence since 2007. The team is comprised of 18-16U players who attend various high schools throughout the greater Metro Seattle-Eastside area and the State of Washington. We also recruit players from Eastern Washington. Our off-season program begins in November of each calendar year and extends to the following February, in preparation for the upcoming HS and summer select seasons.
Mudville Pinnacle Team History
Mudville Pinnacle Baseball 18U is the club’s flagship team. It has been in existence since 2008. The team is comprised of 18-16U players who attend various high schools throughout Washington State. Mudville Pinnacle teams have won three National Championships since 2004, most recently at the 2014 CABA West National Wood Bat Championships in Union City, CA. Pinnacle has also captured a wood bat championship at the 2008 Triple Crown National 18U Wood Bat World Series at Suplezio Field in Grand Junction, CO.
Pinnacle has appeared in three Connie Mack Western Regional tournaments; 2009 (Hayward, CA), 2010 (Seattle, WA) and 2013 (Seattle, WA). Mudville has placed 2nd at the 2016 CABA West National Wood Bat Championships in Seattle, WA and 3rd at the 2015 CABA West National Wood Bat Championships in Fremont, CA. Mudville Pinnacle won the 2007 AABC Mickey Mantle and the 2009 Connie AABC Mack Washington State Championship. Mudville was a Finalist at the 2013 AABC Connie Mack Washington State Championship.
Team Reviews by Year
The 2017 team is represented by players from greater Puget Sound region, North and Central Washington State. The team competed in CABA local play and as an independent at-large team for league play. They participated in 8 different regional tournaments. (Final bio/stats narrative to follow)
The 2016 team is represented by players from greater Puget Sound region, North and Central Washington State. The team competed in CABA national and local league play, with 9 different regional tournaments. They played as an independent, at-large team for league play. (Final bio/stats narrative to follow)
The 2015 team is represented by players from greater Puget Sound region, North and Central Washington State. The team competed in CABA and AABC Connie Mack national and local league play, with 9 different regional tournaments. (Final bio/stats narrative to follow)
The 2014 team represented players from greater Puget Sound region including players from the SPSL, Seamount, Wesco, Metro 3A, KingCo 3A/4A high school leagues. The team will compete in AABC Connie Mack League and championship play, with 9 different regional tournaments. The team also featured senior infielders David Becker (Washington State University), Will Hall (University of the Redlands), Zach Hill (Shoreline College), Blair Carlin (Shoreline College), Tommy Lee Bahadoor (Shoreline College), Louis Papsdorf (Lafayette College), catchers Ben Koerner (Concordia University, OR) and Adam Hinthorne (Pomona College). Mudville senior outfielders were Duncan Skerrett (Pomona College) and Jacob Wells (Shoreline College/University of San Francisco). Pitchers were Doug Knight (Skagit Valley College), Andrew Helean (University of the Redlands) and a host of others previously mentioned as position players. Riley Benedetti (Washington State University) and Ryan Maley (Columbia Basin College) were late season additions to this 2014 CABA Western National championship team. This team played at a .612 winning percentage, 45-28-3 overall, 6-1 at the CABA national championship. They won three other invitational tournaments in 2014.
The 2013 team represented players from the local 4A, 3A, 2A & 1A high school leagues; KingCo, Metro, SPSL, Seamount, Wesco and two leagues from the Centralia regional area. Eight players reported to their respective college programs for fall ball in September 2013 including Mack Gaul (University of Washington), John Pomeroy (Oregon State University), Nelson Taylor (Seattle University), Chris Rogers (Lower Columbia CC), Jake Walker (Clark College), Nolan Watson (Concordia University) and Matt Spencer (Whitworth University). Former 2012 Mudville stand-out Austin Hall (Shoreline Community College) was placed during his junior season by Assistant Coach Fox. The 2013 team was led by two National Letters of Intent signees; Gaul and Pomeroy, finishing with a 38-23 [.623] record, winning two invitationals, placing 2nd at the AABC Connie Mack State Championship, along with three other top five finishes. Pinnacle took 9th in the 2013 Baden Invitational, missing the 4th place playoff seed by virtue of a 2-2 tie in the preliminary round robin round play. Three players were selected for the 2013 Mariners Cup Team; juniors David Becker, Duncan Skerrett and Andrew Helean.
The 2012 team represented players from the KingCo 4A, 3A, 2A, Metro, SPSL, Seamount, Wesco and Emerald City Leagues. Four players reported to their respective college programs for fall ball in September 2012 including Kyle Jaske (Gonzaga), Pat Hoeper (Clark College), Daniel Altchech (Pacific Lutheran University) and Peter Johnson (US Air Force Academy). Five other former Mudville players, including 2011 stand outs Jeff Bohling (Gonzaga) and Braden Wolgamott (Columbia Basin CC) reported to college programs in the West Coast, NWACC and Northwest Conferences. The 2012 team finished with a 31-38 record, competing in 24 one-run games and 35 games with a run differential of 3 runs or less. Junior John Pomeroy was selected for the Royals Area Code Team. Junior Mack Gaul was selected to the 2012 Mariners Cup Team. Juniors Nolan Watson and Chris Rogers were selected for the 2012 Cardinals Scout team. Juniors John Pomeroy (Oregon State University) and Mack Gaul (University of Washington) signed National Letters of Intents to their respective universities.
The 2011 team consists primarily of players from the Metro 3A and KingCo 3A/4A high school leagues. The team finished with a 29-27-1 (10-7) record in 8 different regional tournaments, Connie Mack (AABC, WSBL) league play and the Babe Ruth State Tournament. The team competed in the Wood Bat Connie Mack Washington State Baseball League in preparation for the 2012 required BBCOR bat restrictions. Seven players reported to their respective college program for fall ball in September 2011 including Luke Simpson (Gonzaga University), Evan Gray (Lewis & Clark College), MacLean Harned (Whitman College) and Evan Thompson (Occidental College). RHP/1B Nat Townsend reported to Azusa Pacific, RHP Sam Lattimer reported to Santa Barbara Community College and Infielder Jamie Hall is playing varsity golf at the University of Hawaii. SS Jeff Bohling signed a National Letter of Intent to Gonzaga University for the 2013 season.
The 2010 team consisted of the last member of the original Mudville team formed in 1999, Troy Colyer. The team finished with a 33-23 record in 2010, with a combined total of 134 victories in the past three years. The 2010 team placed seventh at the Connie Mack Regional in Seattle, its second straight Connie Mack Regional appearance. The 2010 team did appear at the 2010 CABA Wood Bat Nationals in Lincoln, NB but inclement weather cancelled the event. Mudville played three exhibition games in Nebraska finishing 1-1-1. Twelve players from the 2010 team advanced to college ball and three former Mudville players were drafted in the 2010 MLB First Year Player Draft in June. The 2010 squad had two National Letters of Intent signees; Sam Lindquist (Stanford University) and Peter Summerville (Santa Clara University). Long-time Mudville infielder Troy Colyer (University of Washington) and RHP Mason Haugen (Edmonds Community College) attended local programs. Several other 2010 alum reported to out-of-state schools including LHP Andrew Villeneuve (Linfield College), Infielder Jacob Oster (Faulkner University/Chemeteka Community College) and Outfielder Brennen Steinbaugh (Columbia Basin Community College). Two outfield standouts Garrett DeGallier (now at University of South Alabama/Tacoma CC) and Nick Moyer (now at Cal Pol SLO playing football) reported to Gonzaga University. Two other infielders reported to Yakima Community College including 1B/LHP Steve Leighton (now at Shoreline CC) and 1B Dan McMillan.
The 2009 team had four of the original members from the first original Mudville team formed in 1999. The 2009 Pinnacle team accumulated a 58-23 record, with a combined total of 101 wins over the past two seasons (2008-09). Mudville Pinnacle won five tournaments in 2009 and sent twelve players to college-level baseball programs including two National Letter of Intent signees, Matt Boyd of Oregon State University and Danny Poplawski of Georgetown University. Former Mudville Pinnacle player Kevin Gifford, whose family relocated to Georgia, signed a National Letter of Intent to University of Alabama. 2008 alumni Steve Kirbach signed a National Letter of Intent to Seattle University. Five other Mudville players matriculated to various levels of college ball including Brad Binder (Menlo College), Seafth Howe (Seattle University/Bellevue College), Dan Schmidt (Ohio University/Bellevue College), Cam Wilson (Linfield College) and Jeff Melby (University of Portland). Juniors Sam Lindquist (Stanford) and Peter Summerville (Santa Clara) signed National Letters of Intents to their respective universities.
This team appeared in seven tournament championship games! The club captured the 2009 AABC 18U Connie Mack Washington State Championship, their second AABC state crown in three years. In 2007 the club won the Washington State AABC 16U Mickey Mantle State Championship. The team advanced to the 2009 AABC Regional tournament in Hayward, CA finishing fourth. The 2009 squad also placed 4th at the 2009 NBC 19U Wood Bat World Series in Tulsa, Oklahoma in early July.
The 2008 squad captured Triple Crown National 18U Wood Bat World Series at Suplezio Field in Grand Junction, CO. Mudville Pinnacle finished with a 43-24 season record, winning three tournaments and sending six players to college-level baseball programs including one National Letter of Intent, Joe Kohan to the University of Nevada Reno. This team featured two Bellevue Christian HS standouts, James King (Whitworth University) and Jeremy Bohnett (Harding University), Buz Ward (Arizona Glendale CC) and Casey O’Conner (Shoreline CC). Junior Matt Boyd played for the 2008 Nationals Area Code Team and the 2008 Mariners Cup Scout Team. Boyd (Oregon State University) and Danny Poplwaski (Georgetown) signed National Letters of Intents to their respective universities.