City Council Celebrates Tam High Baseball Team's Historic Run

Red-tailed Hawks' first appearance in an NCS championship game since 1929 earns them a proclamation from City Hall.

The baseball team didn't win the North Coast Section Division III championship earlier this month, falling 4-0 to Acalanes High at O.co Coliseum in Oakland.

But the Red-tailed Hawks did make history, becoming the first Tam High baseball squad to reach the NCS championship game since 1929, according to the school records. The Mill Valley City Council honored the Hawks for that achievement Monday night, issuing a proclamation and gathering the team for a photo (see above) in the council chambers at .

In addition to advancing deeper into the playoffs than at any time in the past 83 years, the Hawks recorded a number of other milestones. Senior pitcher Kit Larson and junior first baseman Jonathan Wachtel were named to the all-MCAL first team, and Kevin Jordan and Mac Huffman were named to the second team. 

Coach Mike Terry garnered Tam High coach of the year honors, and the team as a whole had the highest grade point average of any squad in the NCS D-III.

The Hawks finished the season at 21-8 and earned a chance to play in the home of the Oakland A’s, see their names on the Jumbotron and battle one of the best baseball programs in the Bay Area.

“But I’m just so proud of these kids,” Terry said earlier this month. “They put this program on the map.”

Edward J. Collins June 29, 2012 at 07:27 PM
I do not remember there being a NCS playoff in 1961 when the then Tamalpais Indians won the MCAL. I was captain of that team which was coached by the late Ray Bell. Will some one let me know if I am in error. Chip Collins


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