Hanford Champion
Year: 1987
Team: Baseball
Hanford Coach Glenn Meinke could refer to the Kingdome as the “H” Dome. That’s “H” as in homer. The Falcons finished 21 and 6 on the year as they beat North Thurston of Lacey 4 to 2 in the 1987 State Championship game. Dave Densley and Scott O’Dell both hit two-run home runs to lead the Falcons to their second State Championship in three years.

“Unreal is the statement of the week,” said Coach Meinke. “When we started the season, I sure didn’t expect this to happen. These guys aren’t the hardest workers, but they get the job done when they needed it.”

“This one is different,” O’Dell said of his second State Championship. He also started at first base as a sophomore when the Falcons won the 1985 State Championship. “When I was a sophomore, we were winning it for the seniors. But this time we won it for us. We don’t practice hard; we just come out to play baseball to have fun. Today we just came out to have fun and win the State Championship.”

Mike Jimerson (7-1) was the winning pitcher allowing three hits and no earned runs.

Team Roster

Dave Johnson (#1) - Outfielder
Mike Jamerson (#3) - Infielder/Pitcher
Mike Rappe' (#4)- Outfielder
Gary Stringer (#5) - Catcher
Ken Upp (#6) - Infielder
Tracey Carrigan (#7) - Outfielder
Chris Roberts (#8) - Outfielder
Randy Young (#9) - Infielder
Ryan Hoff (#10) - Infielder
Dave Densley (#11) - Pitcher/Outfielder
Craig Timmons (#12) - Catcher
Steve Sutey (#13) - Infielder
Craig Nelson (#14) - Pitcher/Infielder
Brian Cable (#15) - Outfielder
Dave Tews (#16) - Infielder
Scott O'Dell (#17) - Infielder
Jason Renne (#19) - Pitcher
Marc Crist (#21) - Pitcher

Coach: Glen Meinke
Assistant Coaches: Don Foss and Curt Clark
Manager: Don Stewart
Athletic Director: Bruce Poage
Principal: Darrel Reisch