Wrapping up the weekend…..

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.

Also:

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.

Baseball: Scoreboard
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.

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Softball on this Sunday……..

To softball this morning:

National tournament berth for Woodinville 14U team with three top Valley players
The Absolute Blast ’00 14U softball team from Woodinville is on its way to the Premier Girls’ Fastpitch Nationals this summer after earning a berth yesterday at the qualifier tournament in Portland.

Absolute Blast ’00 9, Las Vegas Blast Blue 7: MSHS’ Lexi Wetherbee led the way for AbB, going 2-4 with three runs scored; she reached on an error and stole a base as well to pace Blast. Cedarcrest’s Elaine Townley went 1-3 for AbB, also reaching on an error, stealing a base and scoring a run. She worked an inning in the circle and allowed four runs, one earned, on four hits, receiving a no-decision. Fellow CHS’er Cassidy Derieg also scored a run to help the Blast, who earned their national berth with this win.

Northwest Xplosion 11, Absolute Blast ’00 3: The Blast fell in their first game yesterday; Wetherbee was 0-1 with a walk, sacrifice hit and RBI. Townley was 0-3 with a run scored and she reached on an error, and Derieg pitched two innings, allowing three runs, all earned, on four hits. She walked one and received a no-decision.

Also at the tournament, the Northwest Bullets Zacher and Snohomish SWAT Lande teams are still alive in the 16U division, while the Ladysharks Hagen were eliminated. Here’s the 16IU rundown.

Cal Breeze 5, Northwest Bullets Zacher 0: The Issaquah-based Zacher crew fell into the loser-out round with a loss to the California team; Mount Si’s Maddy Trout was 0-4 for the Bullets in the contest.

Northwest Ladysharks Hagen 10, Orange County Batbusters Fields 6: The Kirkland-based ‘Sharks outslugged the southern California squad to keep their tournament hopes alive; MSHS’ Rose Vogt was 0-2 for the Sharks in the contest.

San Jose Ladysharks 1, Northwest Ladysharks Hagen 0: The local Ladysharks were limited to five hits by their opposition from the Bay Area; three of those were from Vogt as the Kirkland side was knocked out of the tournament with the loss.

SWAT falls: The Eastside Reds held off the Snohomish team, which includes CHS’ Morgan Brown, 5-4, sending the SWAT to the loser out round. Both they and the Bullets Zacher will need to win three games today to earn national berths.

Issaquah team with local girls ousted at state tournament
The Issaquah Flame 12U Hume, playing in the 14U division this weekend at the National Softball Association’s state tournament in the Tri-Cities, saw their run come to an end yesterday.

Issaquah Flame Hume 11, Diamond Dusters 14U 3: Locals Molly Wilbourne and Hope Bostick each had a hit and scored a run apiece for the Flame as they rolled to the win. Bostick, from North Bend, also recorded a walk.

Washington Angels 18, Issaquah Flame Hume 0: The Flame were sent home with this blowout loss to the Tri-Cities team. Bostick and Wilbourne each were 0-1.

Locals compete at regional tournament in Selah
At the American Softball Association’s 16U regionals in Selah, two local teams with Valley players were in action yesterday, with one still alive for a shot at nationals.

Bellevue Blast ’98 7, Washington Spirit 2: Mount Si’s Lauren Wilbourne pitched two innings of one-hit ball, striking out two, to earn a save for the Blast as they held off the Tri-Cities team.

Coeur D’Alene Crush 5, Issaquah Flame 16U Usher 4: A home run from Cedarcrest’s Hailey Lacher, a solo blast in the bottom of the sixth inning, was not enough for the Issaquah team as they fell to the team from Idaho. Lacher went 2-3 on the day to pace the Flame, scoring that run and driving it in as well on that homer. MSHS’ Hayley Aman pitched a complete game in the circle, allowing the five Crush runs, two earned, on seven hits, striking out three. She took the loss, and also was 0-3 at the plate for the Flame. Fellow Wildcat Emily Webb paced the Usher group with a 1-3 effort.

Bellevue Blast ’98 8, Clark County Velocity 6: Wilbourne doubled and drove in a run, and also pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing six runs, five earned, on eight hits, striking out two. She received a no-decision for the Blast in the contest.

Washington Explosion 8, Issaquah Flame Usher 2: The Flame were sent home with the loss to the Tri-Cities team. Webb was 1-4 with a double, and Aman went 2-4 with a run scored to pace the Flame, while Lacher also went 1-4.

Bellevue Blast ’98 10, Coeur D’Alene Crush 5: Wilbourne was 0-2 at the plate for the Blast, but pitched 2 2/3 solid innings, allowing three runs, one earned, on four hits, walking four and receiving a no-decision, as the Blast doubled up that Idaho squad. Bellevue needs to win four straight games today to win the tournament and earn a trip to nationals.

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Good Sunday morning……..

Good Sunday morning. A lot to get to, so we’re going to split this up. We’ll have baseball, soccer and golf here, and softball on deck.

Baseball: Little League district tournaments start
Little League Baseball’s District 9 started their all-star tournaments yesterday for the 9/10, 10/11 and Intermediate divisions. Here’s a full scoreboard from yesterday and today’s schedule for all three local Little Leagues.

9/10, Redmond (Hartman)
Eastlake 11, Falls 0
Sammamish 12, Sno Valley North 2
Snoqualmie Valley vs. MI today, 12n
SVN vs Kirkland American today, 12n (L/O)
Falls vs. TBA tomorrow, 6:00 (L/O)

10/11, Redmond (Hartman)
Falls 11, Kirkland National 0
Sno Valley North vs MI, today, 12n
Falls vs. Issaquah, today, 3pm
SVLL does not have team in event

Intermediate, Sammamish (East Sammmamish Park)
Sammamish 17, Falls/Snoqualmie Valley 9
Issy/Eastlake/SVNLL vs. Sammamish, today, 1:00
Falls/SVLL vs loser of today’s game tomorrow, 6:00 (L/O)

Golf: Mount Si star misses chance at national tournament
It was a tough day Friday for MSHS boys’ golf star Alex Nelson at the Junior World state qualifying tournament. Nelson struggled on the back nine and finished with a score of 82, missing the cut for day two action at the event, being held at the Tumwater Valley Golf Course outside of Olympia.

Nelson misses out on earning a berth to the upcoming Junior World national tournament in San Diego.

Soccer: Eastside FC teams with Valley players eliminated from US Youth Soccer regionals
Both Eastside FC girls’ soccer teams featuring Mount Si High School competitors fell in semifinals action yesterday at the US Youth Soccer Region IV championship tournament in Boise, and saw their tournament runs end. The Preston-based 98 Red, with Wildcat Natalie Weidenbach, fell in the 16U semis to a California team, while the Eastside 96 Red, with MSHS alum Karlie Hurley, were knocked out with a loss to a Utah squad.

To the pros:

USL: Los Angeles Galaxy II 4, Tulsa 2 – Fall City’s own Gibson Bardsley scored a goal late in the contest for the Roughnecks, but by then it was all she wrote, as the Galaxy scored three second-half goals to post the win last night in Tulsa, OK. Bardsley converted a penalty kick attempt in the 84th minute for his fourth tally of the season. He also was assessed a yellow card for arguing with an official in the 71st minute after a foul call on a teammate.

We have video for you here:

Baseball: Brown records hit in minor league baseball game
Mount Si High grad Max Brown, from North Bend, went 1-4 for his Arizona Diamondbacks rookie league team, but they fell in an Arizona Rookie League minor league baseball contest last night, 4-0, to the Oakland Athletics’ rookie league club in Mesa, AZ.

Baseball: Scoreboard
Metro Baseball (Portland) 12, Sweets 14U 1: At the USSSA state tournament in Centralia, Mount Si’s Dustin Dover did the damage for the Sammamish team, hitting a double and driving in the lone Sweets run, but the Portland team’s bats were on fire all day as they handed the Sweets their 10th loss of the season.

Baden Baseball 18U 11, RIPS Brewers 1: MSHS’ Alden Huschle shut down the RIPS bats for the Seattle-based Baden side on the mound, pitching six innings of two-hit shutout baseball, striking out seven and earning the win in the game in Edmonds. Cedarcrest HS grad Andrew Willmon also competed for Baden and went 0-1 at the plate.

Washington Athletics 18U 8, Kirkland Merchants 6: A 3-3 day from MSHS’ Reid Lutz, which included a double, run scored and RBI, lifted the Sammamish-based A’s over their Eastside rivals from Kirkland in a game at the Palouse Summer Series yesterday in Colfax.

Boys of Summer 16U 13, Liberty (Hillsboro, OR) 3: Bellevue-based Boys continues to dominate the Portland competition at their weekend tournament in Renton, once again rolling to a win yesterday, and once again, Cedarcrest’s Riley Mallot was a big factor for BoS. He went 2-3, scoring a run and driving in two more, but his fellow Valleyites also helped out. Fellow Red Wolve Kyle Lupo hit a triple, walked twice and scored twice, and MSHS’ Justin Lutz homered as part of a 2-2 day, scoring a run and driving in two more. The solo shot came in the bottom of the fifth for Lutz. Fellow Wildcat Jake Brady was 0-1, but also drove in a run for Boys.

Washington Athletics 16U 9, En Fuego 8: The Sammamish-based A’s outlasted the Burien-based En Fuego at Kennedy High School. MSHS’ Carson Corra went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI for the Athletics, and fellow Wildcat Steven Watters, too, went 1-4 with an RBI. Mount Si’s Nick McAlister hung tough despite struggles on the mound; he allowed all eight EF runs, four earned, on six hits and six walks, striking out five, in 5 2/3 innings of work. McAlister earned a no-decision.

FCA 17, Washington Athletics 14U 8: A 2-4 effort from future MSHS player Conner Baxter, in which he scored twice, was not enough for the Sammamish-based A’s in their loss to the Redmond team in Bellevue last night.

Bandits 15U, Washington Athletics 16U 0: Watters (0-1, two walks) and McAlister (0-1, walk) saw action for the A’s in their loss last night to the 15U team in Burien.

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Saturday news and notes……

Good Saturday morning. Before we get to the Friday scoreboard, and we have a lot to get to, we have some news from college athletics.

Three Valley student-athletes who compete for Central Washington University were recognized this week for their performance in the classroom.

The school, located in Ellensburg, released its spring semester “Dean’s List”, recognizing students who earned better than a 3.5 grade point average for spring quarter classes (a minimum of 12 credit hours was required in the quarter in order to qualify for the list). Among the students from the Valley who made this list, three are athletes.

Duvall’s Brenna Eldredge, a graduate of Cedarcrest High School and a distance runner for both the women’s track and field and cross country teams, Snoqualmie’s Kristen Kasel, a graduate of Mount Si High School who competes also with the women’s track and field team, and North Bend’s Caitie Fry, a MSHS alum who is part of the Wildcat women’s volleyball team, all made the list. Fry was one of 27 CWU student athletes who posted a perfect 4.0 grade point average in the quarter. Eldredge barely missed a perfect 4.0, notching a 3.9, and Kasel finished with just over a 3.5 in the quarter.

A congratulations is in order for all Valley students who made this list, and these three athletes, on their academic success, so we offer that here in the SVSJ this morning. Good job, all of you.

Now to the scores, after the break. Continue reading

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Quickies on this Friday…..

Notes on this Friday afternoon:

-Quickie on Mount Si High School football star Parker Dumas, who we reported earlier this week had received a scholarship offer from Portland State University. Well, we told you we would check on whether Oregon State University offered him the same during a recent visit down there, and MSHS head football coach Charlie Kinnune told us that Dumas did not receive an offer from that school. Doesn’t mean that they’re off the board; the Beavers could conceivably offer him one later in this recruiting process. We’ll keep you posted, of course.

-As we told you this morning, two Mount Si High School baseball grads could meet one another tonight on the pro baseball field in a minor league baseball contest.

Vermont is set to play Hudson Valley in a New York-Penn League short-season “A” ball matchup, and tonight could be the debut of the newest Lake Monster, 2011 MSHS alum Tim Proudfoot, just promoted to the team yesterday from rookie ball in Arizona. HV boasts pitcher Reece Karalus, a 2012 Wildcat grad. This afternoon’s game is at 4:00, and we have told you you can find it on the TuneIn radio app. To make this easier for you, we have links to both teams’ broadcasts on that app:

Vermont – WEAV
Hudson Valley – WKIP

The two teams will play again tomorrow to wrap up the series.

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