Good morning. Thursday brings us a look at last night’s baseball action involving local athletes. We look first at the colleges.

The Lewis-Clark State College baseball team fell last night for the first time in the NAIA World Series, but that did not matter as they advanced to the national championship game, giving two Valleyites and their teammates a chance for some glory later this week.

LCSC fell at home in Lewiston, ID, where the tournament is being held this week, to Bellevue (NE) 8-5 in last night’s game. Junior Gunnar Buhner, from Fall City and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, was 2-5 with a double and RBI to pace the Warriors. A second local athlete, pitcher Gunnar Swanson, is a Cedarcrest HS grad from Duvall and a senior this spring with LCSC. He did not pitch in last night’s game for the Warriors, now 51-8.

Despite the loss, because LCSC was the last team to lose a game in the tournament, they received a bye into tomorrow’s national title game. They’ll either have a rematch with last night’s opponent or play Alabama’s Faulkner in that contest. ESPN3 will stream it live, so if you are a Comcast subscriber, you should be able to receive the game online.

Youth scores:

North Seattle Baseball Rainiers 16U 8, Seattle Select 15U Black 4: Up at Lynnwood High School last night, the Seattle squad was doubled up by their area rivals. Mount Si High School’s Will Caro was 1-4 with a run scored for Seattle Select.

Lakeside Recovery 8, Chaffey Baseball 18U 3: The Edmonds-based Chaffey fell to the Issaquah-based LR at Newport High School in Bellevue. MSHS’ Jimmy Boyce started on the mound for Chaffey and allowed three runs on four hits in three innings, striking out four; he took the loss.

WW Sweets 13, Toyota Baseball 5: The Sammamish-based Sweets exploded in the final frame, with eight runs to break what had been a close game open and roll to the win over the Bellevue-based Toyota squad, at Skyline High School in Sammamish. MSHS’ Jesiah Irish was 2-2 with a run scored and RBI, while fellow Wildcat Dusty Dover was 0-3 with a run scored, both for Sweets.

Boys of Summer 15U 3, PC Diamond Jaxx 2: At Sumner High School, Mount Si’s Trace Halvorson was 1-4 with a run scored and RBI aiding the Bellevue-based Boys over the Pierce County team.

FM Sports 11, Washington A’s 18U 7: At Eastlake High School in Sammamish, Redmond-based FM won the slugfest over the Sammamish-based A’s. MSHS’ Steven Watters was 1-1 with a run scored for the A’s, and fellow Wildcat Logan Nicholson was also 1-1 for the Sammamish team.

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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