Diamond cuts, with news on CHS to start…..

Cedarcrest High School’s baseball and softball teams wrapped up the season yesterday in Yakima. For the Red Wolves baseball team, it started out well enough against Selah at Yakima County Stadium in the 2A state title game, with three first-inning runs, but the Vikings pocketed four runs in response in that frame, then put pedal to the metal as the game went on, ending up with a 14-3 blowout of Cedarcrest in a mercy-rule shortened five-inning game. Aaron Davenport was 1-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s to pace the Red Wolves, but CHS could not overcome a strong Selah attack. The Vikings finish 25-1 this season while the Red Wolves end the year at 17-10.

Meanwhile, over at the 2A state softball tournament in Selah, the Red Wolve softball team was blown out by Tumwater 16-4, ending their season. No stats were reported. CHS finishes 22-5 on the season.

Scoreboard:

High School Baseball
Skyline brings home 4A title: Skyline’s Danny Sinatro singled in the fifth to score Riley Gill breaking a 1-1 tie, and that run proved to be the clincher for the Spartans as they won the 4A state title last night with a 2-1 win over the Kentwood Conquerors in the title game over in the Tri-Cities. He finished 2-4 with a run scored and RBI, and Jack Rooney and Connor Knutson both combined on the mound to shut down the KW bats. Rooney went five innings allowing an unearned run on four hits with a strikeout for the win, and Knutson struck out five of six outs in his two innings to pick up the save.

Woodinville takes fourth: Wenatchee beat the Falcons in the third-place game 3-2 despite a 1-3 effort from Drew Barlow; he scored a run as well for Woody. Hunter Cook and Mack Minnehan also had a hit each for the Falcons.

LW delivers 3A title for Kingco: The Kangs scored both of their runs in the third, then let pitcher Paul Falco do the rest, as LW blanked Lakeside from Seattle 2-0 to win the 3A title at Gesa Stadium in Pasco. Falco pitched a complete-game four-hitter, striking out six, and also went 2-3 with an RBI to lead the Kangs.

High School Softball
WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane
Woodinville finishes as runners-up: Woodinville took second at the 4A state tournament at Merkel Sports Complex with a loss in the title game to Snohomish. The Falcons won their semifinal 5-0 over Yelm backed by a 3-4 effort from Lauryn Rhinehart that included a homer; she pitched a complete game five-hit shutout striking out eight to pace WHS in the circle. Against the Panthers, homers from Olivia Reiner and Skylar Hein weren’t enough as Woodinville fell in a slugfest 8-6. Reiner was 2-3 with two runs scored and three RBI’s, and also doubled in addition to her homer.

Skyline season ends with loss to Wesco team: Jackson scored four runs in the fifth to break it open, then held on to beat the Kingco tournament champions from Skyline 6-4. Caroline Bowman went 3-4 with a run as the Wesco team from Snohomish County eliminated the Spartans from the tournament.

Redmond blown out by Richland to end season: The Tri-Cities team beat the Mustangs 12-2 and eliminated Redmond from the tournament; Kiki Milloy was 2-2 with a double and run scored to lead RHS.

WIAA 3A State Tournament, Lacey
LW season ends: Lake Washington’s season came to an end with a 7-3 loss to Glacier Peak at the Regional Athletic Complex. LW was held to just three hits, with Lindsay Allan and Jaime Pippin each having one with an RBI each as well.

WIAA 1A State Tournament, Richland
Sultan finishes up season with fourth-place finish: The Sultan Turks finished out the season in style, as the Cascade Conference club finished fourth at the tournament, earning that spot with a loss in the third-place game to Bellevue Christian 6-3. Earlier yesterday, a Bethany Kirkpatrick grand slam lifted the Turks to a 7-5 win over Lakeside from near Spokane, then Sultan earned their spot in the third-place game with a complete-game gem from Shelby Jeffries, who allowed one unearned run on seven hits with eight strikeouts in a 4-1 Sultan win over Castle Rock.

Youth Baseball
Northwest Bandits 5, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 4: At Issaquah High School, BoS trailed 5-0 after five and made a late rally but fell short. Mount Si High School’s Gavin Gorrell homered as part of a 3-4 effort for BoS, while Wildcat teammate Mason Marenco was 0-3 but walked and scored a run.

Chaffey 18U 10, Yakima Beetles 0 (game one, doubleheader): At Yakima Valley Community College, Edmonds-based Chaffey rolled to the doubleheader-opening win; Mount Si High School’s Jimmy Boyce went 0-5 for the Chaffey side in the contest. He did not play the nightcap, won by Chaffey 4-2.

Michael’s Toyota 6, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 3: Also at Issaquah, Michael’s broke a 3-3 tie with three sixth-inning runs; Gorrell and Marenco both went 1-3 for BoS in the contest.

Spokane Crew 7, Boys of Summer 16U 4: At the Art Wright tournament in Kent, Bellevue-based Boys fell to the Spokane squad; MSHS’ Max Rovegno was 0-2 with a run scored for BoS. He also pitched an inning, walking one with no decision.

Northwest Bandits 9, Northwest Naturals 15U Navy 8: In Kent, the Sammamish-based Naturals fell in a slugfest; Mount Si’s Trevor Aman started and allowed five runs, just two earned, on six hits in 2 1/3 innings, but received a no-decision thanks to a six-run third-inning rally for NWN that tied the game 6-6. He also was 1-1. Fellow Wildcat Blake Meister scored a run for NWN in the contest as well.

WW Sweets 16, Wollochet Baseball 2: Sammamish-based Sweets rolled to the win to open a weekend tournament in Bend, OR, backed by 2-2 effort which included a double, two runs and an RBI from MSHS’ Jesiah Irish. Fellow Wildcat Dusty Dover was 0-2 with a walk for Sweets in the game.

Boys of Summer 15U 3, Kirkland Merchants 0: MSHS’ Trace Halvorson was 2-3 with an RBI as BoS blanked the Kirkland squad at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.

Seattle Select 15U Black 12, Bellevue BBC 0: SS routed Bellevue at Bellevue High School with the help of Mount Si’s Will Caro, who went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to pace Seattle.

Washington A’s 19U 4, Seattle Select Elite 1: In Bellevue, the Sammamish-based A’s posted the win, with MSHS’ Reid Lutz going 0-2 with a walk and run scored for the winners.

Boys of Summer 16U 15, Kent Bulldogs 4: Rovegno was 0-4 with an RBI for Boys in their blowout of the Kent team at Russell Road Park.

Black Sox 1, Field of Champions 14U Bears Blue 0: The Preston-based FoC was on the short end of a pitcher’s duel in this one, with Mount Si’s Trevor Dahl going 0-4 in the game for the FoC.

Northwest Naturals 15U Navy 14, Northwest Blaze 6: NWN scored seven runs in both the fourth and sixth innings to roll to the win in Kent; Aman was 2-4 with a double, run scored and RBI while Meister was 0-2. Aman also pitched in this game – 1 1/3 innings of relief, with one strikeout and no hits or runs allowed; he received a no-decision as well in this contest.

WW Sweets 13, Saints Elite 2: Sweets finished their first day in Bend with another blowout; Dover and Irish went a combined 0-4 with a run scored; that run was scored by Dover.

Portland Baseball Club 8, Field of Champions 14U Bears Blue 6: Dahl was 2-4 with a double and RBI for FoC as they fell in a slugfest to the Portland team.

Youth Softball
Issy Flame 3-0 in opening day of Wounded Warrior tourney: The 14U squad from Issaquah took care of three area teams yesterday at the first day of play in the Wounded Warrior weekend tournament in Kent. North Bend’s Hope Bostick was 2-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s for the Flame in their 8-7 win over a team from the Tri-Cities, and she was 2-3 with a double and RBI for Issy in a blowout of a team from Gig Harbor that finished off yesterday’s action. She is a Twin Falls Middle School student.

College Baseball
Gonzaga falls in WCC title game: St. Mary’s blasted the Zags 13-4 in Stockton, CA, to win the WCC tournament and the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. Senior Dustin Breshears, from North Bend and a 2011 Mount Si HS grad, was 1-4 with an RBI for GU in the contest.

Stanford beats Oregon to close regular season: The Cardinal finished out the season beating the Ducks 3-1 at home in northern California; Dustin’s brother Carson, a redshirt freshman and 2014 MSHS alum, was 1-3 with a walk for the Ducks in the game.

Bellevue’s season ends in NWAACC tournament: BC fell to Everett 8-6 in Longview at the NWAACC championship tournament, ending their season; Snoqualmie sophomore Evan Johnson, a 2014 MSHS grad, finished his Bellevue career going 1-3 with two runs scored and a .255 batting average this spring. Fellow sophomore Zach Usselman, from North Bend and a 2014 MSHS’er, also saw his BC career end with the loss; he did not play in the contest.

Rhett Workman

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Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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2 Responses to Diamond cuts, with news on CHS to start…..

  1. Richard says:

    Hope Bostick and her teammates combined for 15 HR’s to win the HR derby

    • Rhett Workman Rhett Workman says:

      Thanks. Making a mention of it in this morning’s writeup. Good stuff, Richard.

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