Reader Lynn Kohlwes of Kirkland, a physical education instructor at , sent Patch these shots of the Kirkland Merchants U-13 select baseball team in its playoff game earlier this month on Mercer Island.
Lynn's son Kory Kohlwes, starting outfielder for the 2011 Kangs team and now a student at Washington State University, served as assistant coach of the team, made up of 13-year-old players from around the Eastside.
The Merchants made it to the Sandy Koufax State playoff game, but lost to the NW Bandits Blue team, 5-4. The team had a great season though, finishing with a 29-24 win-loss record.
Enjoy the photos!