Lake Washington High grad competing in College World Series

Scheffler catching for Auburn University.

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Matt Scheffler. Courtesy of the Auburn University website

Matt Scheffler. Courtesy of the Auburn University website

Lake Washington High graduate Matt Scheffler is competing for Auburn University in the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska.

The junior catcher — who helped lead the Kangs to their first state title in 2016 as a senior — had one hit in the Tigers’ 5-4 loss to Mississippi State in the teams’ opener on June 16. Auburn will next play Louisville on June 18.

This is the Tigers’ fifth CWS appearance and first since 1997. “Never been more proud of a group of brothers than I am right now, Tigers are going to OMAHA!!” Scheffler tweeted on June 10.

Scheffler — who previously played at Pierce Community College — has 11 doubles, two homers and 28 RBIs this season, including a .989 fielding percentage.

At LW in his senior season, he hit .400 with 12 doubles and 18 RBIs in 25 games, setting the school record for doubles in a single season. He earned all-league and all-state honors that season.

At Pierce, he hit .369 with 12 doubles, two triples, one home run and 22 RBIs as a sophomore, and hit .398 with five doubles, one triple, two home runs and 15 RBIs as a freshman. He was a two-time all-region selection and was named the Tacoma Athletic Commission Player of the Year as a sophomore.

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