Tornados Baseball Concludes Season With Senior Night Celebration

By Jacob Dimond / jake@yelmonline.com
Posted 5/3/22

The Yelm Tornados baseball team looked to finish the season on a high note, as they played three different games in their final week of action.

Their first taste of action came on Tuesday, April …

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The Yelm Tornados baseball team looked to finish the season on a high note, as they played three different games in their final week of action.

Their first taste of action came on Tuesday, April 26 as they hosted Central Kitsap, before turning around the next day to travel to Central Kitsap. Then, their regular season concluded on Friday, April 29 as they celebrated their seniors in a matchup against Rainier High School.

Going into their first contest of the week, the Tornados entered with a record of 3-12. Yelm looked to notch an extra South Sound Conference victory against the Central Kitsap Cougars.

The Tornados played a high energy game and took a 4-3 lead during the middle innings, but Central Kitsap jumped ahead with a 7-4 score.

Yelm was able to load the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning, and had the go-ahead run batting, but the Tornados were unable to capitalize and lost 7-4.

Freshman pitcher Barrett Schnetz was on the mound for the Tornados.

In their rematch on Wednesday, April 27, the Tornados looked to right their mistakes from the previous day.

This time around, sophomore Austin Richardson pitched for Yelm.



Central Kitsap notched another win against the Tornados with a score of 5-1.

In their last game of the season, the Tornados searched to pick up one last victory to celebrate their seniors as they faced Rainier.

The seniors that were celebrated during senior night included Kyle Olmstead, Dawson Schnetz, Joseph Evans, Carter Robison, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Jeremy Reimers, Kollin Gifford, Austin Lyon and Tyler Penlesky.

Getting his final start of his high school career was right handed pitcher Penlesky, who walked out of the contest with the victory.

The Tornados collected a 6-1 victory in the game against Rainier High School.

“It was a solid senior night where all seniors were able to contribute to a win at home,” said head baseball coach Zach Miller. “This group has been through a lot of missed games and school over the last few years so they deserved a great senior night. The parents and JV team came together to put on a great get together after the game to celebrate the seniors as well.”

The Tornados baseball team concluded their season with a record of 4-14 overall, and 2-12 in the South Sound Conference. 

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