CHS routs Granite, Mount Si falls in heartbreaker, and the rest of this morning’s softball…..

Good Friday morning. We start this morning’s look at yesterday’s sports action with some softball.

The offensive firepower of Cedarcrest High School’s softball squad continued to stay hot yesterday, as they rolled to another rout, this time over Granite Falls.

CHS scored 12 runs in the fifth and routed the Tigers, 20-4, in a mercy-rule shortened affair at Granite Falls High School. Elaine Townley and Maddie Nixon both tripled keying huge efforts for both players; Townley finished 4-5 with that three-base hit, two runs scored and three RBI’s for the Red Wolves, while Nixon was 3-5 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Michaela Carter also had a strong day, going 3-5 with two runs scored and four RBI’s. Every single Red Wolve in the lineup scored a run.

Morgan Brown pitched four strong innings, allowing a pair of unearned runs on four hits, striking out two.

Hunter Lingle was 1-1 with a double, a walk and two runs scored leading Granite.

CHS next plays this coming Tuesday at home against Archbishop Murphy. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

Heartbreaking walk-off loss for Mount Si
A misplay of a ball hit by Newport’s Ariana Arnone in the bottom of the seventh scored Lexsi Barashkoff and helped the Knights hand Mount Si’s ladies a crushing 6-5 loss on the road at Newport High School in Bellevue last night in a Kingco 4A game. Arnone finished 1-4 while Taylor Woodey doubled and drove in two runs pacing NHS.

The Wildcats trailed for much of the game before rallying with four runs in the sixth off of Knight pitchers Bridget Johnson and Hanako Hirai. The big hit of that frame was a two-RBI single by Grace Lis that scored both Lauren Wilbourne and Maddy Trout. That hit accounted for Lis’ 1-4, two RBI efforts on the day, while Wilbourne went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI.

Hayley Aman was 2-4 with a run pacing Mount Si. Hirai won the game in the circle for Newport, while Wilbourne took the loss for Mount Si, who is home Monday meeting Eastlake at 4:00 p.m. at Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie.

Now the rest of the high school scores from the Kingco and Cascade Conferences. Scores and stats, including from our Mount Si and Cedarcrest game coverage above, are from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Woodinville 3, Skyline 1: In a battle between the two likely favorites for the Kingco 4A crown last night at Woodinville High School, the Falcons won the pitchers’ duel with the help of the bat of Paige Grover, who was 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI leading Woody.

Pitchers Caroline Bowman and Lauryn Rhinehart both went the distance for their respective teams, with the Falcons’ Rhinehart allowing her one run on eight hits, walking two and striking out nine, while Skyline’s Bowman allowed her three runs – just one earned – on six hits, with two walks and 11 strikeouts. Cara Harnick was 2-4 with a double and RBI aiding the Spartans effort.

Lauryn, by the way, wasn’t the only Rhinehart that shined in the circle yesterday for WHS – her younger sister Rachael tossed a perfect game, and we mean perfect. She faced just 15 hitters in the five-inning 17-0 Falcon junior varsity win over Skyline’s JV, and struck them all out. Tremendous accomplishment for her, and perhaps some evidence that the impact of the Rhinehart family on Kingco softball will be significant for years to come. We offer our congrats.

South Whidbey 11, Sultan 3: SW won the Cascade Conference battle on Whidbey Island aided by a 3-3 effort from Natalie Wilmoth, who walked once and also drove in a run to lead the Falcons. Aria Ludke was 2-4 with three runs scored for Whidbey, and pitcher Mackenzee Collins did the rest, throwing a complete game two-hitter, allowing her three runs, two earned, and two walks, but struck out 18. Collins’ lone blip was what accounted for the Turks’ offense – Rose Kirkpatrick homered as part of a 2-3 effort for Sultan, scoring twice and driving in two runs.

Inglemoor 14, Issaquah 1: Mackenzie DeKay and Taylor Waara combined on a two-hitter as the Vikings rolled to a five-inning mercy rule Kingco 4A win over the Eagles at home in Kenmore last night. The two Inglemoor pitchers combined to strikeout 10 Issy hitters. Camryn Scott was 3-4 with a run scored and three RBI’s to aid the Vikings, while the lone blip on the night for DeKay was what accounted for the Issy scoring – a Morgan Bevell solo homer in the fourth inning.

Archbishop Murphy 6, Cedar Park Christian 1: Lily Zwiefel tripled, walked once, scored two runs and drove in another to pace ATM to the home Cascade Conference win over the visiting Eagles in Mill Creek. Mackenzie Treece was 2-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI as well for Murphy, and pitcher Brooke Jordan dominated in the circle, with the freshman pitching a five-hitter, allowing one run and one walk while striking out 14. Jordan this coming Tuesday will be facing a mighty test in those Cedarcrest bats, so that will clearly be a storyline to pay attention to if you are a Red Wolves fan.

As for CPC, Kylie Fazio tripled and drove in a run, which was scored by Cheyanne Nelson, who also doubled. Nelson allowed her six runs on seven hits in a complete-game effort as well for the Eagles, walking four and striking out two.

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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