Good Monday morning. Here’s our weekend wrapup, as we take a look at yesterday’s sports action involving local athletes.
Softball: Issaquah 16U team featuring MSHS player earns national tourney berth
The Issaquah-based Northwest Bullets Zacher 16U girls’ fastpitch softball team earned a berth to the Premier Girls’ Fastptich national tournament later this summer, making their way through the loser-out bracket at the PGF regional tournament in Portland to clinch that berth.
Bullets 2, Orange County Elite 0: The Bullets opened play with the win over the California team; Mount Si catcher Maddy Trout, the Valley representative on the Zacher squad, was 0-2.
Bullets 8, California A’s Iseri 0: The Bullets continued to roll with this win; Trout scored a pair of runs in this contest for the Zacher team.
Eastside Reds 5, Bullets 4: Trout was 0-1 with a run as the Oregon-based Reds held off the Bullets.
Bullets 13, Cal Nuggets Woods 5: Zacher earned a berth in the PGF nationals’ Platimum division with a strong offensive display. Trout was 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI to pace the Bullets.
Another team with a local player, the Snohomish SWAT Lande, went 1-1 in their action yesterday and was eliminated from the event. SWAT features Cedarcrest High School’s Morgan Brown.
Stealth Schweisberg 7, Bellevue Blast ’98 16U 5: The Bellevue team was knocked out of the ASA regional tournament in Selah with the loss; MSHS’ Lauren Wilbourne took the loss in the circle for the Blast, allowing three runs, all earned, on four hits in two innings of relief. She also went 0-1 at the plate with a run scored.
Soccer: Stanton competes in pro soccer contest
Mount Si High School grad Nikki Stanton saw action last night for her pro women’s soccer team, the New York/New Jersey-based Sky Blue FC, as they hosted Chicago. The visitors from Illinois won 3-0, but Stanton played 45 minutes with no stats of note to report in the NWSL game. SBFC is in last place in the league standings, with one win, five losses and four ties.
Seattle Stars 5, Baden Baseball 18U 2: Baden fell in a Seattle Premier League contest last night in Bellevue to the visiting Stars. Cedarcrest HS grad Andrew Willmon was 0-2 for Baden in the game.
Washington Athletics 18U 8, Rock Creek 3: The Sammamish-based A’s scored the Palouse Summer Series win over the opponents from Maple Valley; MSHS’ Reid Lutz was 2-4 with two RBI’s for the Athletics.
Narrows 6, Washington Athletics 18U 4: The A’s finished out the weekend in the Palouse with the loss to the Gig Harbor-based team; Lutz was 1-2 with a run scored, walk and RBI for the Athletics.
Boys of Summer 16U 7, North Delta Blue Jays (BC) 4: Dylan Ames broke a 4-4 tie with a walk-off three run homer in the seventh to keep BoS on the winning side of things at their weekend tournament in Renton. Benefiting from that blast was Cedarcrest HS’s Kyle Lupo, who recovered from a blown save to record the win on the mound for the Bellevue-based Boys; he pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing one run on two hits, with one strikeout. Fellow Red Wolve Riley Mallot was the Boys’ starting pitcher and allowed two unearned runs in four innings of work on the mound; he struck out three. MSHS’ Justin Lutz was 1-3 with a run and fellow Wildcat Jake Brady was also 1-3, but with an RBI, both pacing BoS.
Boys of Summer 7, Coquitlam (BC) 4: Lutz doubled and drove in two runs to pace Boys, while Brady also had a hit, run scored and RBI. Mallot was 0-4 for BoS in their win.
Sweets 14U 9, Diamond Jaxx Blue 6: At the USSSA tournament in Centralia, Dustin Dover, of Mount Si HS, walked twice to aid the Sammamish team to the win.
Sweets 15, Port Angeles Riders 2: Dover was 2-3 with a run scored and three RBI’s to aid the Sweets to a second win at their tournament down south.
Sweets 9, Metro Baseball (OR) 5: The Sweets avenged a loss to the Oregon team earlier in the tournament with this win; Dover doubled, walked twice and drove in a run to pace the Sammamish team. They will play for the title tomorrow against the Black Hills Bandits, and must win twice to win the crown .
Northwest Bandits 11, Washington Athletics 15U 10 (game one, doubleheader): The Bandits posted a win to open a pair with the Sammamish-based A’s in Mill Creek. MSHS’ David Sotelo was 1-3 with an RBI, and fellow Wildcat Ethan “Moose” Read was 1-2 with a run scored, walk and RBI, both pacing the Athletics.
Northwest Bandits 20, Washington Athletics 15U 1 (game two, doubleheader): The Bandits took the nightcap in a big way, with the blowout win. Read was the starting pitcher for the A’s, and took the loss, allowing 12 runs, nine earned, on 12 hits in three innings. He also went 1-2 with a run, and Sotelo also went 1-2.
Washington Athletics 16U 4, PBC Zips 1: Mount Si’s Logan Nicholson doubled and scored a run to pace the Sammamish-based A’s to the win in Kent. Fellow Wildcats Carson Corra and Steven Watters both went 0-3 for the Athletics in the contest.