Gronewald and Wilbourne aid Mount Si softball to first win of season – and first win for new pitcher Gotts as a Wildcat – plus the ladies’ cuts this morning……

To softball now and it has been a frustrating start to the season for Mount Si, who came into yesterday’s game winless on the season but decided to break the bats out in a big way to blast Issaquah for that first win of the year.

Molly Wilbourne led the way, with a double, triple, three runs scored and five RBI’s, as Mount Si scored six runs in the fourth to close out a 14-4 run-rule win over the Eagles on Issaquah’s home field at Issaquah High School. Mount Si served as home team in the game as they are renting out Issy’s field for their home games this spring as a result of the February snowstorm that hit the Valley and resulting drainage issues at Centennial Field that have rendered the field unplayable.

Abby Gronewald also doubled, part of a 2-2 effort that also saw her drive in four runs. The efforts of their two top hitters helped Wildcat starter Kate Gotts grab her first win as a Mount Si pitcher; she went the distance and allowed four runs, three earned, on five hits, walking four and striking out six.

Jackalyn Gates also had a strong game for Mount Si, going 3-4 with two runs scored. Issy Neville led the Eagles, going 2-2 with two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Mount Si is at Inglemoor tomorrow. Game time is 6:30 p.m. at Inglemoor High School.

Time for our scores. Coverage today all powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available for Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Kingco 4A: Redmond 13, North Creek 4 – Audrey Walker powered Redmond, with a grand slam homer headlining a 4-5 effort. She scored three runs and drove in five more as the Mustangs handled the Jaguars on the road in north Bothell. Jennifer Cummings also homered for Redmond, scoring twice and driving in two more runs. Sierra Hein homered for North Creek and drove in two runs to pace the Jags.

Kingco 4A: Newport 18, Bothell 7 – Newport broke open a slugfest at Bothell High School with eight runs in the seventh as the Knights rolled over the Cougars. Noelle Thomas paced Newport, going 3-4 with a homer, a double, three runs scored and three RBI’s, while Morgan Schults led Bothell, going 2-3 with a double and RBI. Lexi Barashkoff also delivered for the Knights, going 4-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI’s.

Kingco 4A: Woodinville 20, Skyline 3 – The Falcons capped off an offensive explosion with eight runs in the seventh as they ran past the Spartans on the Sammamish Plateau. The bats were on fire all over the lineup for Woody. Alex Nyberg hit two homers including a grand slam, driving in six runs, and Bailey Burger-Moore and Charlotte Grover also homered for the Falcons. Emma Jacobs doubled and drove in all three Spartan runs leading the silver, green and white.

Kingco 4A: Inglemoor 11, Eastlake 4 – The Vikings put this one away in a hurry, scoring seven first-inning runs to sink the Wolves on the Sammamish Plateau. Hailey King led Inglemoor, going 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI while Mary Fletcher also doubled, scoring a run and driving in two more. Megan Cotton led Eastlake, going 3-4 with a double. Kennadi Wuebel also aided the black and gold, going 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Kingco 3A: Interlake 31, Mercer Island 9 – Yes, that was the score at South Mercer Playfields last night as a football game appears to have broken out again in Kingco softball. The Saints scored 14 third-inning runs as they ran past the Islanders. So many good offensive efforts on both teams but can’t mention them all here due to lack of space. Interlake was powered by Ren Watanabe, who homered twice, walked twice, scored five runs and drove in four more, while Mercer had a homer from Kailyn Baccetti and a double and two triples from Michelle Lyon, who scored twice and drove in another runs.

Kingco 3A: Juanita 18, Liberty 8 – The Rebels scored early and often cruising to the road win in Renton over the Patriots. Lauren Moreau aided Juanita with a homer, two runs scored and four RBI’s while Sam Garcia doubled and scored a run to pace the Liberty side. Kaci Gordon paced the Rebels, going 2-3 with three runs scored and three RBI’s.

Kingco 3A: Bellevue 4, Lake Washington 2 – The Wolverines scored three runs in the first then held on for the win at home over the Kangs. Brooklyn Jones had two triples, a run scored and RBI for Bellevue while Kelly Treves added a double as part of her own two-hit effort; she also scored a run and drove in another. L-Dub was led by Jamie Pippin and Anna Fridell, both of whom had two hits.

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Mount Si baseball starts off the week very busy…plus all the cuts from last night

Good Tuesday morning. Diamond cuts this morning and we start with baseball. Spencer Marenco homered for Mount Si last night in their game with Issaquah at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue, as the Wildcats took a 2-0 lead but could not hold that lead late, and despite a late comback fell short as Mount Si fell 5-4.

Marenco also tripled and finished 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s leading the Wildcats, who took a 2-0 lead in the second with the help of a Cole Bostwick RBI triple; that big hit scored Troy Baunsgard. Bostwick later scored on an Issaquah error on a ground ball by Jack Mardon.

Issy scored a run in the fourth then tied the game in the fifth on a ground out by Lucas Senatore that scored Arden Walcott, who walked to reach base, then stole second and advanced to third on a wild pitch by Mount Si starting pitcher Dawson Schneider.

The Eagles then scored three runs in the sixth to take the lead. A bases-loaded hit-by-pitch taken by Jack Githens gave Issaquah the advantage, then a bases-loaded walk to Senatore followed by a ground ball and error by Marenco furthered that edge for the Eagles. Marenco’s homer came in the bottom of that frame, and it was of the more exciting inside-the-park variety. It also scored Trace Halvorson. The folks at Yakima Valley Communtiy College, where Marenco has committed to play college baseball next spring, probably will want to see the video of that, that’s for sure.

Issy then was able to maneuver itself through the rest of the way, with pitcher Nathan Gunderson securing a strikeout of Halvorson to end the game. Gunderson got the save in relief, allowing one hit over two innings, striking out three. Starter Tyler Odegard got the win, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits, walking two and striking out one. Senatore drove in two runs despite going 0-3, and Sam Hawk doubled, scored a run and drove in another for the purple and gold.

Mount Si reliever Frankie Cepeda took the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, without a hit in 2/3 of an inning of relief. He walked three and struck out one. Schneider allowed two runs on three hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out one.

The Wildcats are at Inglemoor tomorrow night.

Mount Si JV sinks Eagles: Andrew Edson went 2-3 with a double and an RBI, and Kevin Corder and Hayden Weaver also had doubles, as Mount Si used a three-run fourth to sink Issaquah 5-3 in the JV game between the two schools at Issaquah High School.

Weaver also walked twice, scored a run and drove in another as Mount Si opened the scoring with a run each in the first and second before Issy scored all three of their runs in their portion of the second. Then the aforementioned fourth-inning three-run Wildcat burst, and pitcher Tyler Disch did the rest, allowing one hit over the final four innings in relief of Mount Si starter Corder, striking out five to get the win. Corder allowed three runs on four hits in three innings, striking out two.

Mount Si is at Inglemoor tomorrow.

Skyline holds off Wildcat “C” squad: The Skyline “C” team survived a back-and forth final couple of frames to hold off the Wildcat freshman crew at Si View Park in North Bend. Blane Nestle doubled as part of a 2-2 effort, scoring twice and driving in another as the Spartans scored three in the fourth only to see Mount Si respond with a run in their own in that frame, then in the fifth, Skyline scored twice and saw the Wildcats respond again with three of their own to keep things interesting.

Aidan Dougherty led Mount Si; he went 2-4 with a double and two RBI’s. Jake Smith also added a double for the Wildcats, scoring a run and driving in two more. He also walked twice.

Ethan Barajas allowed a run on three hits, walking three, to get the win on the hill for Skyline. Paul Jang worked the final 2 2/3 innings, allowing just two hits, to get the save. Smith started on the hill for the Wildcats, and took the loss, with just two of the six runs he allowed in five innings being earned on eight hits. He struck out two.

Mount Si is at Newport on Thursday.

Time now for our high school scoreboard. All of our coverage today is from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Kingco 4A: Redmond 7, North Creek 1 – Duncan Warriner pitched 5 1/3 innings of two-hit baseball for the Mustangs to get the win on the hill as Redmond handled the Jaguars in north Bothell. The lone mistake Warriner made was allowing a solo homer to North Creek’s Emmet Ward which accounted for the Jaguars’ offense in the game. Warriner struck out four and was aided offensively by Darek Khabani, who had a hit, scored three runs and drove in two more for Redmond.

Kingco 4A: Bothell 9, Newport 0 – Jackson Gould fired six innings of three-hit baseball for Bothell, striking out three as the Cougars blanked the Knights at home in Bothell last night. Josh Davis tripled twice for the Blue Train, driving in a run, and Evan Berry, despite going hitless in four at-bats, walked once, scored twice and drove in three runs for the Cougars. Newport hits were by Jason Cobert, Tre Louis and Parker Stay, all of whom singled.

Kingco 4A: Inglemoor 9, Eastlake 4 – A five-run fifth broke this open for the Vikings as they took care of the Wolves at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Trevor Thurman doubled, scored a run and drove in three more to lead Inglemoor, and Nathan Schuh also doubled for the black and gold, driving in two runs. Jack Titus doubled twice for Eastlake and scored a run to lead the Wolves, while teammate Garrett Carney also had two hits.

Kingco 4A: Skyline 7, Woodinville 1 – Dawson Baracani doubled and drove in three for the Spartans as they handled the Falcons at home in Sammamish. Andrew Moore paced Skyline going 2-4 with two runs scored, while for Woody, Matt Kaiser went 2-3 with a double. Eddie Rosemont went the distance on the hill for Sparty, allowing a run on five hits, striking out six to get the win.

Wesco 3A/4A: Lynnwood 8, Cascade 3 – The Royals made the short trek up I-5 to South Everett and scored a win over the Bruins. Gabe Newson led the way for Lynnwood, going 3-4 with a triple, run scored and two RBI’s, while Nick Holmes paced the efforts with a double and a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Brock Gillis doubled and drove in a run to lead Cascade.

Kingco 3A: Interlake 7, Mercer Island 5 – Interlake exploded late, scoring five runs in the sixth to turn a deficit into a lead, then added on another run in the seventh to seal it up on the island last night. Matt Rice went 2-4 with a double and run scored to lead the Saints, while Nathan Buchan went 3-4 with two doubles, a run scored and RBI to lead Mercer. Cole Miller also paced MI with a 2-4 effort that included a triple; he scored a run.

Kingco 3A: Bellevue 7, Sammamish 0 – Brayden Tanaka and Jace Zimmerman combined on a two-hitter for the Wolverines on the hill as Bellevue opened Kingco 3A play at home with a win over the Totems. Trent Gertz paced the Wolverines offensively, going 3-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s, while the two pitchers combined to strike out seven Sammamish hitters. Michael Graham and Gus Mordaunt each doubled once to account for the two Sammamish hits.

Kingco 3A: Lake Washington 9, Liberty 1 – L-Dub rolled behind Ricky Koshida’s 3-3 effort; he scored two runs and drove in two more for the Kangs as they beat the Patriots at Liberty High School in Renton. Jordan Sacks added a triple as part of a 2-3 performance; he scored twice and drove in another run. Chase Archibald doubled and scored Liberty’s lone run to lead the Patriots.

Wesco 3A: Federal Way 6, Edmonds-Woodway 5 – Ed-Wood rallied with three runs in the seventh to make things interesting down in the “Fed” last night but the Eagles held on. Remy Heckman went 4-4 leading the Warriors, scoring twice, while for FW, Brandom Ponce doubled and scored twice. Robley Corsi III tripled for Ed-Wood as part of a two-hit effort and also drove in a run.

North Sound: South Whidbey 4, King’s 3 (9) – Tyler Durbin went 2-4 for King’s, who scored three runs in the third but couldn’t hold an early lead and fell in extras to the Falcons on Whidbey Island in a battle of two former Cascade Conference rivals of Cedarcrest.

North Sound: Cedar Park Christian 17, Sultan 0 – London Conard and Bret Henson combined on a one-hitter on the hill for Cedar Park as the Eagles rolled past the Turks in Sultan as another pair of former Cascade Conference rivals of Cedarcrest battled yesterday. Cole Fazio went 3-5 with a double, run scored and RBI for CPC, while Kobe Koehler had the lone Sultan hit. Conard struck out three and got the win on the mound for the Eagles.

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The weekend wrap, and Athletes of the Week for 3-27

Good Monday morning. Athletes of the Week on deck but first our weekend wrap.

Gonzaga 3, Pepperdine 2: GU scored two runs in the ninth to stun the Waves and salvage this weekend set in southern California, rewarding pitcher Alek Jacob, who pitched eight innings of two-hit relief, striking out six. Both of the Bulldogs’ Valley players participated – senior Carson Breshears pinch-ran in that ninth inning, but didn’t score, and freshman Mason Marenco, who has replaced Breshears as the starting second baseman it appears for Gonzaga, went 0-4 with an RBI. Both players are from North Bend and Mount Si HS grads.

Regis 9, Colorado Mines 2: North Bend’s Will Scott got his first college start on the mound for Mines, and it went okay, as he allowed three runs on five hits in 2 2/3 innings of work in what looks to have been a “bullpen” day for the Orediggers in this one. The freshman, a 2018 MSHS grad, walked one and struck out two as Mines fell on the road in Denver to the Rangers.

Lewis-Clark State 7, Oregon Tech 0 (game one, doubleheader): North Bend’s Tanner Simpson started the opener on the mound for LCSC – his first as a Warrior – and allowed just four hits over five innings, striking out eight, to get the win. He is a senior and 2014 MSHS grad. LCSC took the nightcap of the twinbill at home in Lewiston, ID, sweeping the Owls.

Spokane 10, Centralia 0 (game one, doubleheader): CCS moved above .500 on the season with the win. Sophomore Justin “JuJu” Lutz, from Fall City, went 0-5 for the Sasquatch in this one.

Columbia Basin 8, Bellevue CC 2 (game two, doubleheader): CBC rolled to the win in the nightcap of two over in the Tri-Cities splitting the pair; Bellevue won the opener. Skyline HS grad Riley Gill, whose family now resides in Snoqualmie, went 0-4 in this nightcap for BCC but did not play in the first game.

Spokane 10, Centralia 0 (game two, doubleheader): Wash, rinse, repeat at Wheeler Field down in Centralia as CCS won the nightcap of two and swept the Blazers. 2017 MSHS alum Lutz, son of Mount Si baseball coach Brent Lutz, went 1-4 with two RBI’s aiding Spokane.

Hillsdale 18, Ohio Valley 2 (game one, doubleheader): The Chargers made quick work of the visiting – and winless – Scots in the opener of two in Hillsdale, MI, and Carnation’s Elaine Townley pitched in. The freshman, a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad, doubled, scored a run and drove in two more in a late-inning role playing third base.

Hillsdale 18, Ohio Valley 1 (game two, doubleheader): Townley was 2-2 with an RBI for Hillsdale as they repeated the game one performance in the nightcap, sweeping the pair from the Scots.

WSU women’s meet, Wawawai Landing (Snake River, Whitman Co.): A pair of Valleyites hopped in their boats and hit the calm, cold waters of the Snake River just downstream from Clarkston yesterday morning for their spring-season opening meet. Gonzaga’s varsity eight boat, with North Bend’s Lauren McCallum aboard, took third in that race, clocking 6:56.1, and WSU’s second varsity eight boat, with Fall City’s Sara Brevick aboard, took third in their race as well, clocking just over seven minutes. Oregon State and Loyola Marymount were also represented in this meet; the Beavers, as you may know, will have a Valleyite on their team next season as current Mount Si High School senior Hayley West has signed a letter of intent to compete for OSU. Both McCaluum and Brevick are themselves MSHS grads.

Pacific Northwest Qualifier wrapup: Action has wrapped up over in Spokane for the first weekend of play at the Pacific Northwest Qualifer volleyball tournament. Leading the pack of local squads with Mount Si HS players was the Kent Juniors’ 15’s, who finished 13th overall in the U-15 “USA” division. The team, with freshmen Jade Petrzelka, Kira Holmberg and Paige Phelps, fell in their first playoff game yesterday morning to a team from Texas. The remaining teams with Wildcat athletes, all from Bellevue-based clubs, all finished further back and none qualified for the USA Volleyball Nationals later this summer.

We’ll have a full wrapup for you of the action on Wednesday and a preview of weekend two of the event this weekend in our weekly volleyball report.

Time now for this week’s Athletes of the Week. To the track for both of these boys’ selections.

MOUNT SI-Distance man Joe Waskom earns it this week. He won the 800m last Thursday for MSHS in their Kingco season-opening meet at Issaquah, and also was part of a 4×400 relay team win for the Wildcats in that same meet. He then competed at his regular distance this past Saturday at the Ram Relays, and again won that race over in Yakima. The UW-bound runner is among the best high school senior distance runners in the nation, and he’ll get to show that coming up in a couple of weeks as he’s expected to compete once again at the Arcadia Invitational down in southern California, which he competed at – and did well in – last season.

CEDARCREST – Ryan LaTurner picks up the nod here as he, like Waskom, won an individual event but also was part of a relay team win for the Red Wolves last Thursday in their season-opening Wesco meet with Everett and Meadowdale. LaTurner won the high jump individually and also competed with the CHS 4×100 relay team in their winning performance in that race. Cedarcrest is at Arlington on Thursday for another Wesco meet.

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Track and field update as both MSHS and CHS start their seasons…..

This past week was a busy one in track and field. Mount Si High School’s track and field team opened their regular season with a split at Issaquah this past Thursday. The boys won 166-124 giving new head Coach Jordan Sauvage her first win as Mount Si boys’ coach, while Issy’s girls won their dual 190-102.

There were a total of 10 individual events won by Wildcat boys. Lorenzo Beverly took two of those crowns, in the high jump, clearing five feet six inches, and in the long jump, where he leapt 17’ 8 ¼ inches to take top spot in that event. Also, Jacob Shaffer won the 100m, with a time of 11.79 seconds, and Joe Waskom took the 800m, clocking 1:56.62. Rounding it out, Blake Woodford took the 400m (53.64), Roy Bang won the shot put (46’ 8 ¼”), Ezra Bacon-Gershman took the discus (125’), Chase Munro won the triple jump (34’11 ¼” leading a top-three Wildcat sweep) and Carter Dunn won the javelin (142’ 5 ½”, also leading a top-three Mount Si sweep in that event). Mount Si’s 4×400 relay unit of Waskom, Woodford, Ezra Gallegos and Murphy McDowell also won that race, with a time of 3:35.85.

Tatum Dalgleish and Abbi Triou each won a pair of events on the girls’ side. Triou dominated in the throwing events, winning both the shot put (toss of 34’3”) and discus (throw of 106’9”). Jenae Usselman completed a sweep of those events for the Wildcats, winning the javelin with a throw of 128’3”. Tatum Dalgleish dominated the jumping events, taking the long jump (15’ 8 ½”) and triple jump (32’ ¼”), with Karlie Stewart completing a Mount Si sweep of those events, winning the high jump with a clearance of 5’2”. Rounding out the event winners, Faith Wallace won the 400m clocking 1:05.81. Also of note, Mac Saunders took second in the 3200m (12:27.60), Abby Van Vleet took second in the 200m (28.6 sec.) and Olivia Hebert took second in the 300m hurdles (53.81).

Ram Relays: Mount Si yesterday was in Yakima at the Ram Relays, hosted by West Valley High School. Led by a pair of event wins in the distance races, the Wildcat boys took third, and led by a pair of event wins in field events, Mount Si’s ladies took seventh.

Event winners were Waskom in the boys’ 1600m (4:25.83), Austin Gappa in the boys’ 3200m (9:58.66), Triou in the girls’ discus (101’11”) and Dalgleish in the girls’ long jump (16’4”).

The Wildcats are at Inglemoor Thursday.

Red Wolves split season opener
Cedarcrest High School’s track and field teams opened their regular season at home this past Thursday. The boys fell to both Meadowdale (83-61) and Everett (84-55) in the Wesco tri-meet, but the girls beat both the Mavericks (93-61) and Seagulls. (91-39)

There were a number of individual event winners, with the majority of them being on the girls’ side. Leading the group was Grace McKenzie, who won both the 100m and 200m sprints. McKenzie clocked 13.29 seconds to lead a top-three sweep in the 100m, and 28.12 seconds to lead a top-four Red Wolve sweep in the 200m.

Also winning events were Ava Erhardt in the 400m (1:03.64), Ginger Van Valkenburg in the 1600m (6:13.28), Sydney Smith in the 300m hurdles (49.25), Lily Bradley in the pole vault (clearance of eight feet, six inches), Ava LaPorte in the long jump (clearance of 13’ 6 ¼”), Lauren Krause in the triple jump (clearance of 31’5”) and the Cedarcrest ladies 4×200 relay foursome of LaPorte, Avril Wilson, Gracie and Heather Olson (1:55.98).

Meanwhile, on the boys’ side, Spencer Coomer won the 100m, with a time of 12.11 seconds, and Brennan LeBlanc led a top-six Cedarcrest sweep in the 3200m race with a time of 10:18.98. Also winning events for the Red Wolve boys were Daniel Enciso Navarro in the javelin (toss of 145’4”), Ryan LaTurner in the high jump (clearance of 5’6”) and the Cedarcrest 4×100 relay crew of LaTurner, Clayton Kristiansen, Zach Porter and Chester Brackenbusch (47.23). Also, Kristiansen (400m, 55.23) and Brackenbusch (pole vault, 9’6”) finished as runners-up in other events.

Cedarcrest is in a tri-meet this coming Thursday with Marysville-Pilchuck and Arlington at Arlington High School. They’ll then head to Yakima next Saturday for the Holder Relays.

College roundup
Here’s highlights of local athletes in college meets this weekend.

Willamette meet, Salem, OR: Concordia-PDX junior Karlie Hurley, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, took fourth in the women’s 400m yesterday at this meet hosted by Willamette University, clocking just under 58 seconds.

Sam Adams Classic, Spokane: The meet at Whitworth University last Thursday and Friday had a pair of Pacific Lutheran University athletes from the Valley competing. PLU freshman Alicia Krivanek, from Duvall and a 2018 CHS’er, took 20th in the women’s 1500m, clocking 5:10.82. Fellow Lute frosh Riley Buckmaster, from Snoqualmie and a 2018 MSHS’er, took ninth in the women’s pole vault, clearing just under nine feet.

Dan Stimson Memorial Invite, Williamsburg, VA: Ginger Van Valkenburg’s older brother Grant, who graduated from Cedarcrest last year, finished seventh in the men’s 3000m race at this meet yesterday hosted by the College of William and Mary. Grant, from Duvall and competing for the U.S. Naval Academy where he is a freshman this year, clocked 8:38.51.

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CHS baseball routed by Lynden, and the diamond cuts on this Sunday……

Baseball on this Sunday now and as we just mentioned, Cedarcrest High School’s baseball and softball teams hopped on the bus and headed north to Lynden yesterday to meet the Lions. We already told you the softball team was routed, so how did the Red Wolve baseball team fare? Not much better, as Lynden turned a close one late into a blowout as well.

The Lions scored seven runs over the final two innings to break open that close 2-0 game and hand Cedarcrest a 9-0 loss. Brendan Kleindel led Lynden, going 3-3 with a walk and three runs scored, and James Marsh contributed a double as part of a 2-3 effort, scoring a run and driving in three more. Preston King also pitched in a hit and two RBI’s to the Lion cause.

Luke Mallory led CHS, going 2-3. The Red Wolves were held to just seven hits; the others came from Cole Linder, Zach Brown, Nate Hoyer, Sheldon Egger and Kian Pegueros-Warren.

Lynden pitching did the job, as noted, with four of them – King, Tanner Hope, Cade Slayton and Devin Holmstrom – combining on that seven-hit shutout, with King getting the win, going two innings and allowing two of those hits while striking out two. Hope worked the next three allowing three hits while also striking out two. Slayton and Holmstrom each worked an inning to close things out, with the two allowing a hit each. Slayton also had a strikeout.

Jake Norris took the loss on the mound for CHS, allowing four runs, two earned, on three hits in four innings of work, walking four and striking out four.

The Red Wolves open the Wesco schedule at home on Wednesday against familiar foe Archbishop Murphy. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, 29000 NE 150th Street. A note and that is it is Little League Day at the game on Wednesday. Admission is free. Sno-Valley North Little League baseball players wearing their team jerseys will get a free hot dog and also be entered into a raffle for prizes from the baseball program. Afterward, the Little Leaguers will get to meet their favorite CHS baseball players and run the bases with them on the CHS field. So head on out and support the team, and also give your young Little Leaguer a chance to dream big on Wednesday.

Time for the scores. High school coverage from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

High School-Wesco 4A/3A: Jackson 6, Edmonds-Woodway 5 – The Timberwolves stunned the Warriors on neutral ground in Everett, completing a five-run bottom of the seventh inning comeback to rally for the win. Ryan Contreras was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Dylan Anders with the walk-off run. Ben Steck led Jackson with a triple and two RBI’s while for Ed-Wood, Read Carr doubled and scored a run.

College-Utah Valley 4, Seattle U. 2: The Wolverines doubled up the Redhawks in Bellevue. Junior Alden Huschle, from North Bend and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, pitched 2/3 of an inning in relief for SU, striking out one without allowing a hit or run. He received no decision.

High School-Kingco 3A: Bellevue 4, Battle Ground 3 – The Wolverines completed their non-conference schedule scoring a win down in southwest Washington over the GSHL squad. Ryan Penington and Jaxson Martinez each had a hit and run scored for Bellevue in the contest.

College-Bellevue U. (NE) 9, Mayville State 7: Junior Cody Banks went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, and the Duvall product’s efforts aided the Bruins to a weekend sweep of the opposing Mayville team in Joplin, MO. He is a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad.

College-Bellevue CC (WA) 14, Walla Walla 3 (game one, doubleheader): Skyline HS grad Riley Gill, whose family now lives in Snoqualmie, went 3-6 with a double, run scored and three RBI’s for BC as they rolled in the first of two over in Walla Walla. He did not play in the nightcap, also won by the Bulldogs giving them the doubleheader sweep.

College-Spokane 10, Centralia 0 (game one, doubleheader): Sophomore Justin “JuJu” Lutz doubled as part of a 2-4 effort, scoring a run and driving in three more, and the efforts of the Fall City product paced Spokane in a win to start a double-dip down at Wheeler Field in Centralia.

College-Mount Hood 2, Treasure Valley 0 (game one, doubleheader): Mount Hood took the opener of a pair between in-state rivals in the NWAACC. Sophomore Carson Corra, he of Ames Lake and a 2017 MSHS grad, pinch-ran for MHCC but did not score a run in the contest.

College-Willamette 9, Whitman 7 (game one, doubleheader): The Bearcats clawed the Blues in the first of two in Walla Walla. Junior Collin Anderson pitched in relief for Whitman; the 2016 MSHS grad from North Bend worked three innings and allowed two runs on two hits with no decision recorded. Anderson did not pitch the nightcap, won by the Blues to split the twinbill.

College-Northwestern (MN) 4, Crown (MN) 0 (game one, doubleheader): Crown was limited to one hit in the doubleheader-opening loss in the Twin Cities. Junior Levi Knott, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, went 0-2 with a walk for Crown in the contest.

College-Pepperdine 3, Gonzaga 1: The Waves handled the Bulldogs last night down in southern California and will look for the sweep today. Freshman Mason Marenco, from North Bend and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-4 for GU. Fellow Valleyite Carson Breshears, also from North Bend, did not play for the Bulldogs in the game.

College-Ohio State 7, Hawaii 6: The Buckeyes held off the Warriors at home in Columbus, OH. Freshman pitcher Aaron Davenport, from Duvall and a 2018 CHS grad, saw his first action out of the bullpen in his college career – he was in the rotation to start the season – and based on how it went, perhaps he’ll get back into the rotation. He worked four innings, allowed two hits, walked two and struck out eight, shutting down the OSU bats, who were on all cylinders against starter Dylan Thomas, who allowed all of the Buckeye runs in his four innings of work and took the loss. With Thomas taking the loss, Davenport received no decision.

College-Northwestern (MN) 5, Crown (MN) 4 (game two, doubleheader): Knott was 2-3 with a walk and run scored but Crown fell in the nightcap of their pair that opened their Minnesota schedule yesterday and were swept.

College-Spokane 12, Centralia 7 (game two, doubleheader): Lutz doubled and tripled, and the 2017 MSHS’er scored two runs and drove in another as Spokane scored six runs in the ninth to stun the Blazers and sweep the pair in southwest Washington.

College-Mount Hood 5, Treasure Valley 2 (game two, doubleheader): Corra went 1-2 for MHCC as they took the nightcap and swept the twinbill at home in Gresham, OR, over their rivals from the eastern part of the state.

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