From baseball on this Friday……

Now to baseball. Mount Si and Cedarcrest were both off yesterday, with Mount Si next competing tonight at Eastlake (6:00 p.m.) and Cedarcrest tomorrow at home against Mariner (12 noon), both weather permitting.

We start this morning’s look at a college doubleheader featuring a local athlete.

Despite the best efforts of Duvall’s Cody Banks, Big Bend Community College could not pull out their league-opening doubleheader yesterday against Walla Walla.

Banks, a freshman and 2016 Cedarcrest High School grad, was 2-5 with a run scored and RBI in the first game, a 6-5 Walla Walla win, and the Valleyite was 1-4 with an RBI in the nightcap, won as well by WW, 8-2, giving them the sweep of the NWAC contests. Banks is still going strong, though, hitting .453 on the young season for the Moses Lake school, who is 12-4 overall on the season despite the two divisional losses yesterday.

With that, we shift to high schools, and there were a pair of Kingco clashes last night. Scores and stats from the two games are from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Bellevue 5, Liberty 2: Both of these teams are ranked in this week’s Washington Baseball Poll rankings – Bellevue in 3A and Liberty in 2A – and the two Kingco 2A/3A rivals demonstrated that with a solid game at Bellevue High School yesterday, won by the Wolverines behind Jack Enger. Enger went 2-3 with a run scored and three RBI’s for Bellevue, while Al Aurelio finished the day 2-3 with a double and two runs scored. Liberty was led by Alex Olague, who went 2-2 with a walk and RBI. Colin Suter earned the win on the mound for Bellevue; the Wolverine starter allowed both LHS runs – one earned – on four hits, walking three and striking out three, while A.J. Lachini pitched two innings of one-hit relief to earn the save for Bellevue, striking out one. Torey Anderson took the loss for Liberty on the hill, allowing two runs on four hits, walking one and striking out one, in four innings of work.

Skyline 4, Newport 1: Spartan pitchers Calvin Wood and Spencer Harrison combined on a one-hitter as Skyline handled Newport in a Kingco 4A clash at Skyline High School. Wood allowed the one Newport run – unearned – on that one hit, walking five and striking out five, to get the win on the mound for Sparty. As for Harrison, he earned the save with two perfect innings of relief. Dax Kringle was 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s leading Skyline offensively. Brandon Steinberg had the lone Newport hit.

We’ll have lacrosse and golf on deck as well, and possibly some track and field, too, so keep it here throughout the day for the latest news.

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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