Mount Si, Cedarcrest varsity baseball on opposite ends of dominant pitching efforts, plus the rest of yesterday’s scores from Kingco…….

Now to baseball.

Owen Roche’s single in the fourth scored teammates Carson Corra and Mason Marenco, and that big hit from the senior accounted for all the scoring in last night’s game for Mount Si High School’s baseball team. They let their pitching do the rest.

Fellow senior Gavin Gorrell pitched a complete-game six-hit shutout, striking out nine, leading the Wildcats to the 2-0 win over the Woodinville Falcons last night at Woodinville High School, in a game moved there from Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park, MSHS’ home field this year, due to weather.

Marenco finished 1-3 with a run scored and Matt Dolewski also had a hit pacing the Wildcats to their second straight win to open Kingco 4A play this spring.

Derek Hamer tripled for Woodinville in the bottom of the seventh to make things interesting but could get no closer than there as Mount Si’s Gorrell was able to hold on to his shutout.

The Wildcats play Eastlake under the lights tomorrow night at 6:00 p.m. at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.

Wildcat JV doubles up Woodinville: Logan Van Campen doubled and drove in three runs, and Trevor Clem had two hits and three runs scored, pacing Mount Si’s junior varsity to a 10-5 win over Woodinville at WHS. Mount Si scored five runs in the second and cruised from there, overcoming four errors to get things done.

Murphy McDowell was 2-4 with a triple, run scored and two RBI’s as well for the Wildcats. That two-RBI triple sparked the five-run second-inning onslaught for Mount Si, and Van Campen’s double keyed a three-run sixth that sealed things up for the Wildcats. That two-base hit scored both Trace Halvorson and Troy Baunsgard.

Andrew Mischke started the game on the mound and pitched five innings for Mount Si, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits, walking one and striking out four. Mischke picked up the win. Cole Bostwick worked the final two innings on the hill for the Wildcats, allowing a run on two hits, walking two and striking out one.

Ricky Shell was 2-3 with an RBI to lead Woodinville.

Mount Si is at Eastlake tomorrow for a 3:30 p.m. game.

Red Wolves fall in pitcher’s duel
Cedarcrest High School’s baseball team was on the short end of a pitcher’s duel last night, as their bats cooled off following two straight blowout wins.

King’s hurler Tyler Durbin outdueled his Red Wolves pitching counterpart, Kyle Lupo, in the 3-1 win last night in Cascade Conference play in Seattle. Both pitchers went the distance, with Durbin allowing an unearned run on five hits, striking out five. Lupo allowed all three King’s runs on eight hits, walking four and striking out five.

CHS scored their lone run in the first, as Luke Mallory scored on an error by King’s on a ground ball hit by Jacob Norris. Mallory finished the game going 2-4 with that run scored. The Knights scored a run in the first to tie the game 1-1, then scored twice in the second to take the lead, and let Durbin do the rest, as he shut down the Red Wolves the rest of the way. Norris, Tyler Gray and Curtis Nelson also had a hit each for Cedarcrest in the game.

The Red Wolves host Wesco 3A’s Mariner, from Everett, on Saturday at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall. Weather permitting, the game is scheduled to start at noon.

Now to the rest of the high school baseball action. Most of our scores and stats come from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Bothell 2, Issaquah 0: Bothell pitcher Brody Ponti won a pitcher’s duel with his Issy counterpart, Jared Jongejan, as the Cougars held off the Eagles under the lights last night in a Kingco 4A game in Bothell. Both pitchers went the distance, with Ponti firing a three-hitter, walking two and striking out one. Jongejan allowed both BHS runs on just four hits, also striking out one. Derek Lohr doubled, scored a run and drove in another to lead the Cougars. Cory Chaplin and Mack Mahovlich both doubled to lead the Eagles.

Eastlake 7, Inglemoor 4: Eastlake scored twice in the fifth to break a 4-4 tie and go on to the Kingco 4A win last night at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. Henry Wiebke hit a pair of doubles and drove in four runs to lead the Wolves, while Reid Pierzchalski was 1-2 with two runs scored, a walk and two RBI’s pacing EHS. Sean Mulcare was 2-3 with two runs scored for Inglemoor. The winning pitcher for Eastlake was Michael Hansell, who pitched an inning of relief, allowing a run on two hits, striking out one, and Nathan Fitzgibbons pitched three perfect innings, striking out six, to get a save for the Wolves. Coby Vendelin took the loss in relief on the hill for the black and gold, allowing two runs on two hits with two walks in 2 1/3 innings.

Mercer Island 13, Interlake 2: MI exploded with 10 runs in the final two innings to break things open and roll to the Kingco 2A/3A road win over the Saints at Interlake High School in Bellevue. Noah Hsue, Alex Shanks and Nikhil Nayar all homered for MI, and Greg Fuchs hit a pair of doubles, scored three runs and drove in a fourth to aid the Islanders’ cause. John Buscher homered as part of a 2-3 effort, scoring a run and driving in two, leading the Saints. Robert Weaver pitched five strong innings for MI to get the win; he allowed just two hits and a walk, striking out four.

Lake Washington 13, Sammamish 2: Michael Buchanan was 4-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, lifting the Kangs to the Kingco 2A/3A win in Kirkland. Travis Lee was 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s pacing L-Dub, while Gunner Styer hit a pair of doubles, scored a run and drove in a second to lead the Totems. Oliver Laufman allowed two runs over five innings on six hits, striking out six, to get the win on the hill for LW. Caleb Rickels also had a strong day for the Kangs, with two doubles, a run scored and three RBI’s.

Juanita 5, Redmond 0: J.D. Worcester dominated on the hill for the Rebels, pitching a complete game four-hitter striking out 11 as JHS blanked the Mustangs at Hartman Park in Redmond. Taylor Peterson homered and doubled, scoring a run and driving in four more pacing the Rebels, while Grant South and Yui Suzuki had two hits each leading Redmond. Connor Barison allowed three runs on four hits, striking out six, in six innings of work on the mound for the Mustangs. He took the loss.

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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