Spring season | Foster prep year recap

Baseball The Foster baseball team made huge strides, going from last place a year ago to the playoffs this year. “It’s huge progress for our program,” said first-year Foster coach Eric Hall. “Nobody on our team had ever played in a playoff game before.”

Foster's Sierra Parsons competes in the 300-meter hurdles at the 2A state track and field meet.

Here is a recap of some of Foster’s more successful spring teams.

Baseball

The Foster baseball team made huge strides, going from last place a year ago to the playoffs this year.

“It’s huge progress for our program,” said first-year Foster coach Eric Hall. “Nobody on our team had ever played in a playoff game before.”

The Bulldogs (7-14) eventually lost to North Kitsap in the district tournament.

Shortstop Joel Gonzalez was the team’s only senior. He played shortstop and hit leadoff. His .421 average and 17 runs led the team.

“He’s been an incredible leader,” Hall said. “The makeup of our team has been very important. They’re not arguing and they’re there to pick each other up. That starts with Joel. He really gets things going for us.”

Connor Forsyth hit .303 with a team-leading 14 RBI and 12 steals. Alex De la Torre was the team’s ace with two wins and 51 strikeouts in 49.2 innings.

Track and field

Three Foster athletes made the 2A state track and field meet.

Anthony Manago paced third in the long jump with a jump of 20 feet, one inch. He won a district title the week before with a jump of 21 feet, 6.25 inches.

On the girls side, sophomore Sierra Parsons finished 15th in the 300-meter hurdles and 11th in the long jump. Priscilla Donkor took eighth in the discus.

Parsons placed 18th overall in the heptathlon at the State Multi Events Championships June 2 at Lake Stevens High School. Her top finish was in the high jump, where she placed seventh.

Soccer

The Bulldogs finished third in the Seamount with an 11-4 overall record.

Foster reached the district tournament before losing to Fife and falling one game short of the 2A state tournament.

Zakaria Matan and Jalal Haji led the team with five goals each. Kamal Gulaliyev had four shutouts in goal.

 

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