Mount Si High School’s baseball team for the sixth straight season hit the Safeco Field turf for a game yesterday, but it was pretty much over before it really started.
Kentwood scored four first-inning runs, and cruised from there, handing the Wildcats a 7-2 loss at the home of the Seattle Mariners in Seattle. Austin Holm led the way for the Conks, going 2-4 with a triple, a run scored and three RBI’s. Mount Si was held to just five hits by Kentwood pitching, with Miles Schimchick’s double leading that effort.
Alex Adams took the hill for the Wildcats on Senior Day, and allowed five runs, all earned, on seven hits in 2 1/3 innings. He suffered the loss.
Mount Si is at Redmond tomorrow for a night game at Hartman Park.
Richland 9, Skyline 7 (game one, doubleheader): Skyline headed east to the Tri-Cities for two with the Bombers, and the home side opened the twinbill with a win. Riley Gill doubled and drove in three runs to lead the Spartans, while Danny Sinatro added two hits, including a double, to aid the Kingco 4A team. Daniel Lew took the loss on the mound for Skyline, allowing four runs, two earned, on just three hits in four innings.
Richland 11, Skyline 1 (six innings, game two, doubleheader): Richland brought out the bats in the nightcap to sweep the pair from the Spartans, who were held to just four hits. Gill homered in the third inning to account for the lone Skyline run. Kyle Gruber took the loss on the mound for the Spartans, allowing seven earned runs on four hits in two innings.
Lakewood 8, Everett 4: The Cascade Conference’s Cougars went on the road for the non-league contest, and left with a nice win over the Wesco 3A team. Hunter Fritz was 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s to lead Lakewood. Seven different Cougars pitched an inning each, with Colby Buechel earning the win, with him not allowing any hits in his one inning of work.
Archbishop Murphy 10, Coupeville 4: Conner O’Brien led the way for ATM, going 3-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s as the Wildcats rolled to the win. Cameron Nix allowed one unearned run on three hits in six innings, striking out four, to earn the win on the mound for ATM.
Santa Clara 3, Pacific-CA 2: SC held off conference foe Pacific to get another win in their weekend set in northern California. Junior Reece Karalus, from North Bend and a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, pitched two no-hit innings, striking out five, to earn save number seven on the spring for the Broncos. His earned run average is now at 2.11 on the season.
Gonzaga 8, Loyola Marymount 2: The Bulldogs rolled to the WCC road win in Los Angeles over the Lions. Junior shortstop Dustin Breshears, from North Bend and a 2011 MSHS alum, was 0-4, but had one putout and three assists defensively for Gonzaga.
Texas Tech 9, Kansas 3: North Bend’s Tim Proudfoot doubled, drove in two runs and scored two more to pace the Red Raiders to the home Big 12 win in Lubbock, TX. Proudfoot, a senior shortstop, was 1-5 on the afternoon, with three putouts and seven assists defensively for Tech. He is a 2011 Mount Si High School grad.
Oklahoma State 12, Kansas State 3: The Cowboys easily handled the visiting Wildcats in a Big 12 conference contest in Stillwater, OK, yesterday, with KSU’s Max Brown, a senior center fielder from North Bend and a 2011 MSHS alum, going 2-3 with a triple for the Wildcats in the loss. Brown recorded one putout defensively.
Mayville State 4, Jamestown (ND) 3 (game one, doubleheader): Host Mayville State of South Dakota took the first game of yesterday’s twinbill, despite a 3-3 effort from Jamestown senior Paul Sitkowski, from Carnation. He drove in a run and recorded one putout defensively playing right field for the Jimmies.
Jamestown (ND) 6, Mayville State 1 (game two, doubleheader): Jamestown won the nightcap, earning a split of the pair; Sitkowski was 1-3 with a run scored and RBI for the Jimmies, who play this Mayville State team again today in another doubleheader.
Holy Names-CA 8, Central Washington 7 (game one, doubleheader): CWU fell in the opener of two with host Holy Names of California in the Bay Area yesterday. Junior second baseman Ryan Atkinson, from North Bend, was 0-4 with two putouts defensively for Central.
Central Washington 7, Holy Names-CA 4 (game two, doubleheader): The Wildcats scored four runs in the seventh to escape with the win, splitting the pair of games. Atkinson, a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, was 1-4 with two defensive assists in this contest for Central.
Bellevue CC 3, Edmonds CC 1 (game one, doubleheader): Bellevue scored the home NWAC twinbill-opening win over the visitors from Edmonds; 2014 MSHS alum Evan Johnson was 1-3 with an RBI to pace the Bulldogs. Fellow 2014 MSHS’er Zach Usselman also played for Bellevue, and was 0-2. Johnson is from Snoqualmie, Usselman is from North Bend and both are freshmen this spring at BC. Neither played the nightcap, won by Edmonds 11-1.
Spokane 8, Columbia Basin 4 (game one, doubleheader): Host SCC took the first of two from visiting CBC. Mount Si grads Joey Cotto, Gunnar Buhner, Tanner Simpson and Connor Swift all played in the game for the CBC side. Cotto was 1-1 with an RBI, while Buhner was 1-4 and Simpson 0-3 with an RBI. Swift pitched 1 1/3 innings, allowing a run on one hit, striking out two.
Columbia Basin 3, Spokane 1 (game two, doubleheader): CBC earned the win in the nightcap, scoring the split with the home Spokane team. Cotto, from North Bend, was 2-4 with an RBI, while Buhner, from Fall City, was 1-3, both for CBC. Simpson, also from North Bend, was 0-3. Swift, who did not pitch in the nightcap, is from North Bend as well.