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The celebration begins. After scoring the winning run in the State championship game, Cashmere players race to home plate to surround Luke Dilly, who came into score the decisive run. It was the first baseball state championship in the history of Cashmere High School.

A special season for Cashmere baseball to the state semi-finals in Yakima. An offensive powerhouse, many thought Cashmere would win the state title, but the team stumbled to a 3-0 loss to Kalama in the semi-finals, then were crushed by Chimicum 18-4 in the third place game. With three first team all league players gone, many wondered what Cashmere might have in the tank for 2010. Carlson wondered about this himself. But summer ball provided some answers. “We knew we had some big holes to fill. We played 27 games together in the summer. We were able to play well against some good teams,” he said. “Amongst ourselves, we really thought we were going to be good. We really felt like we could accomplish something like this.” Emerging in the summer was Luke Dilly. Already a solid infielder and hitter, the senior developed into a top flight pitcher. Carlson was left to only imagine the possibilities. “Dilly had not pitched in his career until this year,” he said. “He developed so much over the summer. We thought, no one is going to be expecting this.” One of the biggest question marks coming into the 2010 season was the outfield, where Trevor Davis, Casey Collins and Mathew Miller had earned all league status. But they were graduated. In stepped Alex Chimpman, Kyle Weiler and Jacob Andruss. They didn’t miss a beat. “As good as those seniors were, I thought our outfield defense was just as good,” he said. “That, and Nick Tarver. He just carried us in the post season, developed as the ace of the pitching staff. He just got better and better.” Cashmere started 2010 with impressive wins over Connell, Bush and Omak. But they stumbled to a 6-5 loss to the Pioneers in the second half of the doubleheader on April 3. This, after winning their first game 15-0. As it turned out, the surprising loss Photo by Chelsea Gorrow served to only motivate the Bulldogs the Senior shortstop, Luke Dilly, slides into home plate, scoring the winning run for Cashmere in the State championship rest of the season. game against Chimacum. Dilly led the Bulldogs this past season with .481 batting average. “It was our first two league games

By Ian Dunn Editor

other Bulldog team had done before, win the state championship. And it wasn’t exactly a slow steady rise to the top eiState championship banners adorn ther. Cashmere finished 8-10 in 2008. Two the walls of the Cashmere Gymnasium. years later, they are the state champs. For football, basketball, wrestling but A ton of credit has to go to Head Coach none for baseball. In the storied ath- Jeff Carlson, who took over the program letic history of Cashmere High School, three years ago. But the modest coach no team had ever won a state baseball says their rapid rise to the top has more championship. to do with the athletes in the program. Until 2010. “It starts with having good kids comThe 2010 edition of the Cashmere High mitted to the program,” he said. “They School baseball team has done what no committed to playing in the summer. I

The Team Photo by Chelsea Gorrow

Top row, from left, WIAA representative, Assistant coach Aaron Bessonette, Nate Grams, Nathan Griffith, Jacob Andruss, Jake Dilly, Kyle Weiler, Nick Tarver, Cooper Elliott, Assistant Coach Brian Blair, Alex Chipman, Head Coach Jeff Carlson. Bottom row, Steffan Miller, Trevor Mashburn, Luke Dilly, Tyler McNair, Ace Campbell, Chris Collins, Spencer Lee, Trenton Johnson, team manager Bryan McNair.

was trying to generate excitement for the program, getting kids to buy into it. Trying to make baseball important.” Carlson created a team website to track their progress, and to keep fans updated with everything going on with Cashmere baseball. With all the sport offerings in spring, Carlson knew he had to somehow make baseball important to them. In 2009, Cashmere jumped onto the baseball map, going 21-5, winning the Caribou Trail League and advancing

of the season. We just hit balls right at guys,” he said. “We talked about that all year long. You just can’t be complacent. It was easy to motivate all year long after that. It was a learning experience.” The Bulldogs would reel off eight straight wins before a non-league tilt against Wenatchee on April 27 at Rec Park in Wenatchee. Even though it was a loss, 9-5, Carlson said that game proved to him his club was championship caliber. “Even though it was a loss, we did some really good things in that game,” he said. “Wenatchee is a good team with a powerful lineup. I knew that was as good a team as we had seen all year long. Playing in that park, that we would play in the post season. I really believed it was possible for us.” The Bulldogs would not lose another game. The wins included against 1A powerhouse Naches Valley (11-1) and then Cascade (5-2) in district championship game. In the first round of State, Cashmere beat Kiona-Benton 13-3 at Rec Park, and then Goldendale 10-7. In the state semifinals in Yakima County Stadium, Cashmere would again meet up with Naches Valley. Carlson knew beating Naches would likely not come so easy again. “When you get over there, you are going to play someone good. Just a very well coached team,” he said. “Our guys knew it wouldn’t be the same team we beat 11-1. I don’t think it much mattered who we were playing. We were just focused on ourselves.” Cashmere beat Naches Valley 4-2, and secured a place in the title game with either Meridan or Chimacum. Carlson said the team did have a preference this time around, Chimacum. “They embarrassed us in the third place game last year,” he said. “There was a part of us that wanted to play them again. Plus, I think our seniors did an excellent job of making sure we were prepared for that game. It was a relaxed See CHAMPS on Page 2


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2010 Cashmere Bulldogs Baseball Roster

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Name

Grade

Position

1

Spencer Lee

12

2B

2

Alex Chipman

10

OF

3

Jacob Andruss

12

OF

4

Trevor Mashburn

10

C

6

Ace Campbell

10

OF

7

Jake Dilly

10

1B

8

Nathan Griffith

9

SS/OF

9

Tyler Mcnair

11

C

10

Trenton Johnson

10

P/3B

11

Chris Collins

10

2B/OF

12

Cooper Elliott

10

P/IF

13

Steffan Miller

11

OF

14

Nick Tarver

11

P/Utility

15

Kyle Weiler

10

OF

17

Luke Dilly

12

P/SS

18

Nate Grams

12

P/1B

Head Coach: Jeff Carlson Assistant Coaches: Aaron Bessonette, Dennis Curry, Brian Blair Manager: Bryan Mcnair Scorekeeper: Sean Mcnair

“The little Bank with the big circle of friends”

Championship Game Stats

Chimacum Cashmere

000 000

200 121

2 1

Photo by Chelsea Gorrow

-- 4 6 1 -- 5 9 1

McConnell and Manix; Johnson, L. Dilly (5) and McNair. W--L. Dilly. L--McConnell. HR--Ca, L. Dilly. Hits--Ch: T. Eldridge, McConnell, Q. Eldridge, Brown 2 (double, Cray (double).

Cashmere’s Kyle Weiler makes contact during league action in Cashmere. The Bulldogs won the Caribou Trail League with a 13-1 record.

2010 Caribou Trail League Standings Team

CTL Record

Overall Record

Ca: McNair, Tarver 2, L. Dilly 2 (double, home run), Chipman, Lee (double), J. Dilly,

Cashmere

13-1

19-3

Cascade

11-3

16-7

Andruss.

Brewster

9-5

15-6

RBI-- Ch: Brown 2, Cray, Manix. Ca: L. Dilly, Lee, Andruss, Tarver.

Chelan

8-6

10-12

Omak

6-8

8-12

Okanogan

6-8

11-9

Lake Roosevelt

3-11

4-14

Tonasket

0-14

4-16

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atmosphere. That is a credit to our seniors.” Unlike the 18-4 game from a year earlier, the two teams were scoreless through the first three innings. Cashmere led 4-2 through six innings. Carlson felt the game played out in their favor. “The longer we were hanging in the game, we were going to have a chance,” he said. “I felt like it was our turn. I thought we would find a way to win the game. I felt like they would run out of pitching. The further the game went on, the more confident I became.” In the end, with the game tied 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh, a Tarver hit drove in Dilly for the winning run. As the coach had predicted, the Bulldogs did find a way.

The overwhelming joy felt afterward Carlson found hard to describe. “You knew what was happening but it didn’t sink in. It is an amazing feeling,” he said. “You are just so happy for everyone on the team. We will always have that together. We won the first championship for Cashmere High School.” The team was welcomed back to town by several fire trucks, and then a bunch of people at the high school. In the following days, there have been many hugs and high fives. “It has been one thing after another. It was a great week,” he said. “We are getting fitted for our championship rings. I hope we can do it again sometime.” Ian Dunn can be reached at 548-5286 or editor@leavenworthecho.com.

2010 Season Results Date

Opponent

Win/Lose

Score

March 16

Connel

Win

23-2

March 27

Bush

Win

31-0

April 3

Omak

Win

15-0

April 3

Omak

Lose

5-6

April 7

Seattle Prep

Lose

5-7

April 10

Chelan

Win

4-3

April 10

Chelan

Win

7-2

April 13

Cascade

Win

16-2

April 17

Okanogan

Win

7-5

April 17

Okanogan

Win

11-0

April 20

Cascade

Win

9-2

April 24

Tonasket

Win

16-0

April 24

Tonasket

Win

18-6

April 27

Wenatchee

Lose

5-9

April 30

Lake Roosevelt

Win

13-0

April 30

Lake Roosevelt

Win

19-0

May 4

Naches Valley

Win

11-1

May 8

Brewster

Win

5-0

May 8

Brewster

Win

12-2

Win

5-2

District Championship May 15

Cascade

State Playoffs

CONGRATULATIONS BULLDOGS! Great teamwork taking it all the way to State Champs!

May 22

Kiona-Benton

Win

13-3

May 22

Goldendale

Win

10-7

May 28

Naches Valley

Win

4-2

May 29

Chimacum

Win

5-4


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Photo by Chelsea Gorrow

Bulldog first baseman Nick Tarver attempts to make the tag on the Seattle Prep baserunner in non-league action at Cashmere.

Photo by Ian Dunn

Spencer Lee of Cashmere keeps a close eye on the pitcher in the non-league game against Cascade. Cashmere beat Cascade 16-2 in their first meeting in Peshastin.

Photo by Ian Dunn

Nick Tarver fires a pitch to home plate in the district title game action against Cascade in Peshastin. The Bulldogs beat the Kodiaks 5-2 to claim their second consecutive district championship.

2010 Cashmere Bulldogs Baseball Final Statistics Batting Report AB

R

H

1B

2B

3B

HR

RBI

BB

Avg

Slg

Obp.

OBS

HP

SB

SO

CS

Luke Dilly

Player

79

35

38

19

6

5

8

38

10

481

987

533

1520

1

11

16

0

Spencer Lee

71

39

30

17

9

1

3

28

17

423

704

542

1246

5

10

15

1

Jacob Andruss

69

27

27

23

2

2

0

25

6

391

478

455

933

2

9

9

0

Nick Tarver

65

21

26

15

7

2

2

29

13

400

662

506

1168

2

4

12

1

Cooper Elliott

68

26

25

19

3

1

2

30

15

368

529

494

1024

2

6

5

1

Alex Chipman

66

22

22

15

5

2

0

12

2

333

470

366

836

2

5

6

1

Tyler McNair

73

33

21

18

2

1

0

15

9

288

342

435

777

10

13

9

2

Trenton Johnson

66

22

20

15

3

1

1

20

8

303

424

387

811

1

1

10

0

Kyle Weiler

60

20

18

14

1

2

1

16

4

300

433

348

782

1

6

14

0

Jake Dilly

11

4

7

6

1

0

0

5

0

636

727

636

1364

0

0

1

0

Nate Grams

12

8

5

3

2

0

0

6

3

417

583

533

1117

0

0

4

0

Chris Collins

4

2

2

1

1

0

0

2

1

500

750

600

1350

0

0

1

0

Nathan Griffith

2

2

2

2

0

0

0

2

0

1000 1000 1000 2000

0

0

0

0

Steffan Miller

2

1

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

500

500

500

1000

0

0

1

0

Trevor Mashburn

5

4

1

0

1

0

0

1

1

200

400

333

733

0

0

0

0

Cory Roberts

9

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

0

0

308

308

0

0

5

0

Ace Campbell

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

0

663

269

245

168

43

17

17

230

93

370

563

461

1023

26

65

109

6

IP

#BAT

RS

ER

SO

BB

HITS

HR

HP

WP

W

L

SV

AVG

ERA

CG

GS

52.67

225

25

24

44

16

46

1

6

2

8

1

0

227

3.19

2

11

37

157

12

12

25

18

28

1

1

2

6

1

0

203

2.27

3

7

23.33

106

11

10

26

11

22

0

2

5

3

0

5

237

3

0

2

Cooper Elliott

16

70

6

4

13

6

10

1

3

1

3

1

0

164

1.75

1

3

Nate Grams

10

43

6

6

12

3

11

0

1

2

1

0

0

282

4.2

0

1

Cory Roberts

3

18

5

1

2

1

6

0

0

0

0

0

0

353

2.33

0

0

Spencer Lee

1

4

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

250

0

0

0

Total for Team

Pitching Report Nick Tarver Trenton Johnson Luke Dilly

Alex Chipman Total for Team

1

3

0

0

3

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

144

626

65

57

125

55

124

3

13

12

21

3

5

222

2.77

6

24

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Photo by Ian Dunn

Team manager Bryan McNair (16) congratulates Coach Jeff Carlson after the win in the State championship game. Sophomore Cashmere players surround the district championship trophy, Trenton Johnson (10), who pitched in the title game, looks on. after beating Cascade in the district title game in Peshastin.

Photo by Ian Dunn

Photo by Chelsea Gorrow

A view into the Cashmere dugout during action in the district championship game in Peshastin.

Cashmere students and fans at Yakima County Stadium celebrate the Bulldog victory in the State championship game over Chimacum. It was cloudy and windy on game day, but the rain held off until after the game concluded.

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