We wrap up the weekend……

Here’s our Memorial Day wrapup. Athlete of the Week hopefully soon.

Youth Baseball
WW Sweets 2, Field of Champions Bears 1: In Bend, OR, the Sammamish-based Sweets held off the Preston-based FoC; Mount Si’s Jesiah Irish was 0-1 with an RBI for Sweets, and he also pitched three innings, allowing just one hit and one walk apiece while striking out two and earned a save. Fellow Wildcat Dusty Dover was 0-1 with a walk as well for Sweets in the game.

Boys of Summer 15U 11, Outlaws 2: Mount Si HS’s Trace Halvorson was 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI pacing the Bellevue-based Boys to the victory in Kent, at the Art Wright tournament.

Line Drive 3, WW Sweets 2: Sweets closed out play in Oregon with a loss to a team from southwest Washington. Both Dover and Irish were 0-2 in the game for the Sammamish squad.

Boys of Summer 15U 10, Rock Creek 0: In Kent, BoS rolled to a mercy-rule win in six innings; MSHS’ Trevor Clem was 0-2 for Rock Creek in the contest. Halvorson did not play for BoS in the game.

City Baseball 10, Field of Champions 14U Bears Blue 1: In Bellevue, the Preston-based Bears were no match for their local rivals; Mount Si’s Trevor Dahl was 1-2 in the game for FoC.

Washington A’s 16U 3, Northwest Bandits Black 3: The Sammamish-based A’s finished in a draw with the Kirkland team at Interlake High School in Bellevue; Mount Si’s Ethan “Moose” Read was 1-3 with an RBI for the A’s in the contest.

College Baseball
LCSC wins again in dramatic fashion at NAIA World Series: The host Lewis-Clark State Warriors won again, thanks to the same guy who won their first game with a walk-off hit. Dylan Tashijan hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to break a scoreless tie and give LCSC the home 3-0 win over Faulkner from Alabama as the Warriors moved on in the World Series in Lewiston, ID. Fall City’s Gunnar Buhner, an LCSC junior and 2013 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-2 with a walk for the Warriors in the game. LCSC plays again tonight and likely will again tomorrow. The finals are Thursday in the double-elimination tournament.

Gonzaga punches ticket to NCAA baseball tournament: Despite finishing as runners-up in last weekend’s West Coast Conference baseball tournament, Gonzaga University’s baseball team earned a berth to the NCAA Division I national baseball tournament and will play its first weekend of games in the Fort Worth, TX, subregional hosted by Texas Christian University.

GU faces Arizona State on Friday in their opening game at noon. With the Bulldogs making it to the tournament, this will be the first time in two years a local product will play in the event. GU’s starting senior shortstop is Dustin Breshears, and he is from North Bend and a 2011 Mount Si HS grad. Two years ago, fellow shortstop Tim Proudfoot, also from North Bend and a 2011 MSHS alum, played in the tournament, and helped his team, Texas Tech University, make the College World Series.

Breshears is hitting a solid .270 this season for GU, who is 35-19 and punched its first-ever at-large berth into the tournament in school history with this announcement yesterday. The regional continues through the weekend with the winner moving on to the super-regionals.

North Bender aids GU to historic finish at NCAA nationals: Gonzaga University’s women’s rowing team recorded a program-best second place finish in their national finals heat, 14th overall in the event, and aboard that boats was a Valleyite.

Junior Meghan McCallum, from North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, was among those who aided GU to a time of 6:24.93, slightly ahead of Yale for that second-place position, in the “C” division final of the NCAA nationals on Sunday in Sacramento.

The Bulldogs finished 16th best overall as a team in the meet.

Youth Softball
Issy Flame Hume falls short, but Bostick delivers: The Issaquah Flame 14U Hume team missed out on winning the local American Softball Association’s Wounder Warrior tournament, as they fell in their semifinal yesterday and finished in a tie for third. But North Bend’s Hope Bostick was a big factor in both of yesterday’s games for the Flame. Issy opened with an 11-1 win over Fury Red, and the local middle-schooler doubled twice in that game as part of a 3-3 effort, scoring four runs and driving in two more to lead Issaquah.

The Flame fell in their semi 7-6 to a team from the Tri-Cities, but Bostick was 1-4 with a run scored and RBI in that game. Issy is 7-13-1 on the spring, and will be in action this coming weekend, along with several other area teams with local players, at the Acers’ Northwest Classic tournament. We’ll have coverage of that for you here. We should also mention that Flame Hume finished in a tie for third with their colleagues from Issaquah Flame Hoke, who features Cedarcrest freshman Hailey Hoke. A congratulations is in order from the SVSJ for both teams, and we wish both of the squads luck this coming weekend, as both will be competing in that Acers event.

Valley players’ teams fall short at ECC tournament: The three local girls’ volleyball teams with Valley players competing for titles at the Emerald City Classic volleyball tournament in Seattle came close, but none were able to secure that prestigious hardware yesterday.

Two of the teams – Bellevue-based Sudden Impact Typhoon (U15 Open) and Northwest Juniors 15’s Blue (U16 Club) – came closest, as both fell in their playoff semifinals and finished tied for third in their respective age divisions. These teams feature, among others, MSHS’ Harper Click (Sudden Impact) and CHS’ Taeler Gerde (NWJ).

The third team, the Mercer Island-based Island Thunder 15’s Black, with Snoqualmie’s Berkeley Danysh along with MSHS’ Bellah Gogan, took fifth in the U15 Open division after an opening-round playoff loss.

One other Bellevue-based team, the High Velocity 16’s with Cedarcrest’s Kam Leslie, finished in 10th overall in the U16 Club division after making the finals in their playoff bracket; they fell in that title game and finished runner-up in that bracket.

Other teams with locals, including two other squads from Sudden Impact and one from Northwest Juniors, finished further back in their fields following yesterday’s play. Valley girls on those teams included MSHS’ Courteney Carr, Katie McCreadie and Sara Mitchell (SI) and CHS’ Danielle Winston (NWJ).

Play now has wrapped up for the season for most teams, although a couple of them will be competing at the upcoming USAVB national tournament later this summer.

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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