Baseball and track news….

We have some baseball and track and field for you now.

First, from baseball, and in the colleges, Valleyite Joe Done caught a pair of contests late yesterday for his Northwestern College (IA) squad as they split the twinbill against league rival Morningside.

The opener saw Done, a junior from North Bend and a former Mount Si High School player, go 0-3 but record six putouts and one assist defensively as the Red Raiders fell 2-0.
In the nightcap, under the lights last night, Done was 2-4 with a double and six defensive putouts behind the plate for Northwestern as they rolled to the 9-2 win to earn the split.
The two teams wrap up the regular season with two tomorrow. The Red Raiders are currently in last place in their conference at 8-18 in league play, so they are not expected to make the playoffs.

Also, from high school baseball this morning, one Kingco item, courtesy of Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Lake Washington 4, Liberty 3: The two teams returned to play their regularly scheduled game from yesterday which was pushed back so they could complete that long extra-inning battle from earlier this season we told you about yesterday, and it was more of the same, as L-Dub held off the Patriots in a tightly contested Kingco 2A/3A clash at Liberty High School in Renton. Travis Lee was 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s for L-Dub, while Alex Olague was 2-3 with a double and RBI for Liberty. Oliver Laufman was the winning pitcher for the Kangs, allowing three runs on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings. Rudy Wilkes got his lone hitter he faced out in the seventh to earn the save for L-Dub, and the losing pitcher for the Patriots was ace Adam Morrison, who allowed four runs, three earned, on 10 hits in five innings, walking three and striking out three.

Now to track.

CHS does well in advance of huge weekend
Cedarcrest High School’s track and field teams both fared well yesterday in a four-way Cascade Conference meet with Archbishop Murphy, Granite Falls and host King’s at Woolsey Stadium on the King’s campus in Seattle.

The Red Wolve boys and girls both finished second in the team standings, with the host Knights sweeping the team titles. CHS’ distance relay teams were the dominant story, as both the boys and girls did very well in their races. Red Wolve boys units swept the top three spots, while CHS girls foursomes took first and second in their races.

On the boys’ side, the 4×400 foursome of Ryan LaTurner, Pat McCabe, Brennan LeBlanc and Bryce Hefner won that race with a time of 3:55.51, and the girls’ 4×400 unit of Trinity Campbell, Madi Shinn, Elsie Dombek and Kate Vergillo won their race with a time of 4:26.21. Foursomes of Briggs Hansen, Brady Shaw, Alex Perry and Calvin Nelson (second) along with Emmett Klaiber, Kaden Overman, Brandon Nicolas-Emigdio and Cameron Poulin (third) on the boys side and the girls’ foursome of Tayla Weaver, Alicia Krivanek, Ammol Kaur and Amy Duer (second) all finished well in the races.

Other boys’ event winners included Cedarcrest’s boys 4×100 crew of Davis Burpee, Gunnar Schultz, Alex Parnell and Ryan Golden, taking their relay in a time of 45.07 seconds, Klaiber individually winning the 3200m in a time of 10:50.42, and Schultz individually winning the 300m hurdles, clocking 42.04. Girls’ event winners included a pair of them for Briana Deveraux, as she won both the 200m (26.73) and long jump (15’ 6 ¾”), and in throwing events, Judy Amaral scored the win in the javelin, with a toss of 113 feet. Rounding it out, Sophie Paradis cleared 8’6” to take the pole vault for the Red Wolves and Abby McKenzie won the 300m hurdles clocking 50.81 seconds. The 800m also saw a CHS top three sweep, led by Vergillo’s winning time of 2:29.66. Shinn took second and Dombek took third.

The Red Wolves compete this weekend at three meets, beginning tonight.

Mount Si’s results from their meet at Skyline yesterday are not available yet, and we’ll get those reported for you when we get them here at the SVSJ.

Previewing the weekend: It’s a huge weekend for both Mount Si and Cedarcrest as the track and field teams split in multiple directions. Distance competitors from both schools will be at the Brooks Distance Twilight meet tonight at Liberty High School in Renton, while the rest of the schools’ boys teams will be competing at the Shoreline Invitational tomorrow and both schools’ girls’ squads will be at the Lake Washington Invitational in Kirkland.

Tonight’s meet begins at 7:00 and should last all evening. Expected to compete for the Red Wolves include their top runners Ian Fay, Grant Van Valkenburg, Ben Benson, Lily Krueger, Dombek, Shinn, Krivanek and Kelly Hall, and for the Wildcats, distance runners expected to run tonight include Ellie Bruce, Chloe Cosgrove, Tucker Sundwall, Spencer Sprague, Alex Helfrich and Lexi Winter. Noticeably absent from the Mount Si delegation in the Brooks event are the Waskom’s. The reason for that is because Joe and Hannah will be headed down I-5 to Portland to compete tonight at the Nike Jesuit Relays. The senior and sophomore siblings will be competing in the invitational mile runs, with Hannah’s leading it off for the girls at 6:20 tonight, with Joe’s boys race to follow thereafter.

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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