Sunday diamond scoreboard…..

Good Memorial Day morning to all of you, and we first want to take this opportunity to thank our readers who are or have served in our military for their service to our country and also remember those from our community who have perished in battle.

With that, it’s time to bring you this morning’s coverage, and we begin with a look at youth baseball and softball this morning. We start that look with a baseball game up north that featured some top local talent.

A total of eight Snoqualmie Valley boys, from both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools, competed in the 18U contest in Edmonds between the Bellevue-based Boys of Summer Red and the Sammamish-based Washington Athletics organizations. Six of them played for BoS and all factored in some way to their 7-5 win over the A’s.

Cedarcrest High School’s Blaine Wagner led the Valley delegation for Boys, going 2-2 with a walk and run scored. Fellow Red Wolve Jake Jewell tripled, scored a run and drove in another to pace BoS amd a third Cedarcrest player, Cody Banks, was 1-2 with two RBI’s. Mount Si’s Cody Perrine was 0-1, but walked once and scored twice, while fellow Wildcat Justin Lutz was 0-2 with a pair of walks and a third MSHS’er, Jake Brady, was 0-2 with a walk.

For the A’s, MSHS’ Steven Watters was 1-3 while fellow Wildcat Logan Nicholson was 0-1.

The rest of the scores:

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 12, Lakeside Recovery 0: At Issaquah High School, Bellevue-based BoS routed the Issaquah-based Lakeside with the help of Mount Si’s Mason Marenco, who went 4-4 with a triple, run scored and three RBI’s to lead Boys. His efforts aided fellow Wildcat Gavin Gorrell, who pitched five innings of one-hit ball, striking out seven, to earn the win on the mound for BoS.

Rush 10, Washington A’s 16U 0: The Sammamish-based A’s were held to just one hit in the five-inning mercy rule loss at Newport High School in Bellevue. MSHS’ Ethan “Moose” Read was 0-2 for the A’s in the contest.

WW Sweets 16, Rippers Baseball Gold 6: Sammamish-based Sweets brought out the bats in a big way as they continued play in their weekend tournament in central Oregon with the blowout win. MSHS’ Jesiah Irish was 1-2 with a double, runs scored and RBI, while fellow Wildcat Dusty Dover was 0-1 with a walk and two runs scored, both for the Sweets.

Portland Baseball Club 8, Field of Champions 14U Bears Blue 6: Preston-based FoC fell to the Oregon squad to open three despite a 2-4 performance from MSHS’ Trevor Dahl; he also drove in a run for the Bears.

Boys of Summer 15U 5, Federal Way Knights 1: Mount Si High School’s Trace Halvorson was 1-3 with a run as Bellevue-based Boys took care of the Federal Way squad at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.

Washington A’s 16U 8, Premier 6: The A’s rebounded from their morning loss to take care of the southwest Washington team; Read led the way, going 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. He also pitched six innings, allowing four runs on eight hits with six strikeouts; he picked up the win. Fellow Wildcat Jake Ayers was 1-2 with a run and RBI pacing the Sammamish side.

WW Sweets 13, DeMarini Renegades 9: Sweets won the slugfest in Bend, OR, with Irish going 1-2 scoring a run and Dover driving in one despite going 0-2.

Northwest Timberjacks 11, Washington A’s 19U 8: At Bannerwood Park in Bellevue; the Sammamish-based A’s were on the short end of a slugfest with the Puyallup-based Timberjacks. MSHS’ Reid Lutz was 0-3 for the A’s in the contest.

Boys of Summer 15U 1, FM Sports Black 0: Bellevue-based BoS won a tight one with the Redmond-based team at Skyline High School in Sammamish; Halvorson saw action late in the game for Boys with no official at-bats recorded.

Laces 3, Washington A’s 18U 0: In Edmonds, the Laces, from Snohomish County, blanked the Sammamish-based A’s; Mount Si athletes Logan Nicholson and Steven Watters were both hitless in the game for the A’s. Nicholson also pitched the game for the A’s, allowing a run on three walks without a hit in one inning of relief, striking out two; he received no decision.

Field of Champions 14U Bears Blue 4, Dirt Dawgs 2: Dahl was 1-3 with an RBI as FoC took care of business in the nightcap of three on Sunday; Dahl did not play in the middle game of the set yesterday afternoon, a blowout win over the Northwest Naturals 14U’s.

Seattle Select 15U Black 9, Spokane Expos 1: At Bellevue High School, the Seattle squad beat their cross-state opposition with the help of Mount Si’s Will Caro, who was 0-1 with a sacrifice bunt, walk and RBI.

Washington A’s 19U 8, Northwest Naturals 18U 0: Lutz did not play for the A’s in the shutout over the Sammamish-based Naturals in Ravensdale, but four of his Mount Si teammates did for NWN. Ben Keller (1-2) had the lone hit of the game, a double, for the Naturals against A’s starter Alec Gomez, from Eastlake High School. Fellow ‘Cats Carson Corra (0-3), Owen Roche (0-1) and Nick Solomon (0-1) all went hitless against Gomez.

Outlaws 7, Northwest Naturals 15U Navy 3: At the Art Wright tournament in Kent, the Sammamish-based Naturals fell to the Gig Harbor-based squad. Mount Si’s Trevor Aman (0-2) and Blake Meister (0-1) went hitless for NWN in the contest.

Seattle Select 15U Black 6, FCA 5: Seattle broke a 5-5 tie with a walk-off run in the seventh to sink the Woodinville-based opposition. Caro was 1-3 with two RBI’s for Seattle in the contest.

Youth Softball
Flame heat up at Wounder Warrior: The Issaquah Flame 14U Hume team, coming off three wins on Saturday, won two more yesterday and goes into today’s playoffs with an unbeaten 5-0 record in the local American Softball Association’s Wounded Warrior Memorial Day weekend tournament. In the two games yesterday, the Flame rolled to a 12-3 win over the Gig Harbor Bearcats with the help of Hope Bostick; she went 2-3 with a double and RBI in that game, and the Twin Falls Middle School student from North Bend doubled twice for Flame in their 10-3 nightcap win over Powerhouse 14U. Teammate Taylor Clark’s grand slam was the big hit in that game, and we’re told by the way the Flame won the tournament’s home run derby as well, so the bats look to be on all cylinders going into today’s playoffs.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

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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