PHOTOS BY ISABEL: Highline Bears split double header, get proclamation


[EDITOR’S NOTEThe following article is another from our youngest-ever Contributor – 11-year old Isabel Herbruger – who has been submitting stories and photos as part of her effort to earn a Girl Scout badge for journalism, as well as qualify for a 4H photography project. We encourage residents of all ages to submit stories and photos for posting – for consideration, please email yours to [email protected]!]

Photos and Story by Isabel Herbruger, age 11

Sunday, July 5 was a double header for the Highline Bears at Steve Cox Memorial Stadium against the Snoqualmie Hurricanes.

In Fall City last Wednesday, the game between the ‘Canes and Bears ended as a tie because it got dark. Even though it was technically a win for the Bears, the players did not feel like it was and were eager to play Sunday.

The first game went nine innings and the Bears beat the ‘Canes with a score of 14-0. I heard everyone got on base during this game and during one inning, every Bear in the line-up got a chance to hit!

When the second game started, the lead went back and forth between the teams. This was the first game I had seen #33 Garrett Terrell as a pitcher. He started in the outfield and ended up pitching. It looked like the Bears would win, but a missed catch late in the game and a throw home that hit one of the ‘Canes let them pull ahead and win. The final score was 5-6 in seven innings.

Myles Wesener (#11) is back in action after the bad collision June 19 but two of the catchers are injured now.

Click images to see larger versions/slideshow:

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The ‘Canes player got hit by the ball running home.

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How do you tell if a pitch is hit?

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The glove knows…

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#16 Anthony Clifford makes the catch.

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Sometimes you don’t beat the ball to base…

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…and sometimes you do! (#33 Garrett Terrell)

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The Bears are off to Kamloops, BC this week for another tournament.

The next home game is against the Everett Merchants on July 17, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Game statistics for the Bears can be found at:

https://gc.com/game-5566927b5e6b3800221284cf

There are several more photos at https://www.facebook.com/HighlineBearsbyIsabel

Thank you for your time and consideration,
– Isabel H
Age 11

Tickets are available at the gate (their full schedule is here).

For more info, or to buy season tickets, visit http://highlinebears.com.

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Also, the City of Burien issued a proclamation on the Highline Bears at their July 6 council meeting:

“The City of Burien has issued a proclamation honoring the Highline Bears for bringing semi-professional baseball to the Highline community. Council members voted to support the proclamation at last night’s regularly-scheduled City Council meeting.

The proclamation reads, in part:

The City Council of the City of Burien, Washington honors the Highline Bears for bringing semi-professional baseball to the Highline community. We encourage our residents and businesses to support the team and we wish them much success.  

The Highline Bears are a semi-professional baseball team which is a part of the Pacific International League (a non-profit organization), and is sanctioned by the National Baseball Congress. The Highline Bears players and coaches strive to be role models for local kids and aim to bring the community together through the game of baseball, a community-oriented, family-friendly and team-first sport. The Highline Bears’ home games are played locally at Steve Cox Memorial Park and tickets are affordable ($3 for adults and free for kids 12 and under). The Highline Bears 2015 season started on May 30th and ends on August 2nd.

The City issues proclamations to heighten awareness around or draw attention to community programs, events, issues, achievements and/or initiatives as a show of support and recognition for community endeavors and accomplishments.  The City Council invites the community to join in commending last night’s recipients.”


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