Cedarcrest baseball finishes regular season with loss, plus the other high school and college diamond cuts on this Sunday…..

Good Sunday morning. We start with a look at baseball.

Cedarcrest High School’s baseball team beat the rain yesterday, but fell at home in Duvall to Lynden 8-0 in a makeup from a March rainout. The Red Wolves finish the season 6-14 overall, 4-10 in Cascade Conference league play, and advance as the #11 seed in the Northwest District playoffs. They meet Mountlake Terrace on Tuesday in a loser-out game at Mountlake Terrace High School. Game time is to be announced. If the Red Wolves win, they advance into the winner’s bracket round next Saturday in Anacortes.

Also from the high schools, with our score and stats from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads:

Bellevue 6, Kentlake 0: Kingco 2A/3A’s Bellevue made quick work of the visiting Falcons from the NPSL yesterday at home, backed by a strong pitching effort from four hurlers. Jordan Dirks, Al Aurelio, A.J. Lachini and Nick Cvitovic combined on a six-hitter, with a combined five walks and five strikeouts. A Michael Fernandez grand slam in the third sealed things up for the Wolverines, and Jayke Chavez led Kentlake with two hits.

Now to our college baseball scoreboard on this Sunday:

Seattle U. 7, UNLV 4: The Redhawks held off the Rebels and the rain at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue last night to post the victory; freshman catcher Blaine Wagner, he of Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 0-2 but recorded eight putouts and one assist defensively for SU along with catching a UNLV runner attempting to steal second base.

Utah Valley 6, Northern Colorado 1 (completion of suspended game from Fri.): Despite the snowy forecast, the Bears and the visitors from Utah did get their Friday game finished yesterday, and Snoqualmie junior Evan Johnson, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, ended up 1-3 with a walk and run scored for UNCo. He also recorded a defensive putout manning left field. The two teams did not play their regularly scheduled game yesterday and will make that up as part of a two-fer this afternoon in Greeley, CO, and the weather is expected to be sunny, but cold and windy, so they should be able to get both games in.

Morningside 10, Northwestern (IA) 1 (game one, doubleheader): Northwestern (IA) fell in the first of two to close out their season at home in Orange City, IA. Catcher Joe Done, from North Bend, was 0-3 with seven defensive putouts for NC in the contest.

Spokane 3, Big Bend 1 (game one, doubleheader): CCoS took the first of two over their Moses Lake divisional rivals, despite Big Bend seeing a 1-4 performance from freshman shortstop Cody Banks, he of Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad. He also drove in a run, his 28th of the season.

Grays Harbor 7, Centralia 1 (game one, doubleheader): At Wheeler Field in Centralia, the visitors from Aberdeen scored four in the second to put away the Blazers. Sophomore Wyatt Baker, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, was 1-4 for CC.

Lower Columbia 3, Green River 2 (game one, doubleheader): The Red Devils held off the Gators in the first of two down in Longview yesterday; redshirt freshman Nick Bowersock, from Duvall and a Cedarcrest HS grad, was 0-3, but drove in a run on a successful sacrifice fly for GRCC.

Lewis-Clark State 17, Corban 4 (game one, doubleheader): LCSC rolled to the twinbill-opening win over their regional rivals on a big stage at the home field of the Northwest League’s Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in suburban Salem, OR. Senior Gunnar Buhner, a 2013 Mount Si HS grad from Fall City, went 0-2 for LCSC, but was hit by a pitch, scored a run, made four defensive putouts and assisted on a fifth playing second base for the Warriors.

Arizona State 4, Oregon 3: The Ducks fell in heartbreaking fashion last night, as their attempt to tie the game with two out in the bottom of the ninth ended with their runner being nailed at home plate as he attempted to score following an ASU wild pitch. Sophomore Carson Breshears, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, pinch-ran in that ninth inning for UO but was also forced out, but at second base.

Morningside 18, Northwestern (IA) 5 (game two, doubleheader): The Red Raiders’ season ended on a down note, as they were blown out in their final game of the spring. Done, a former Mount Si High School player, pitched an inning, allowing a run on two hits and struck out one. NC finished a dismal 17-30 on the season, 8-20 in the NAIA’s Great Plains Conference, and Done finished his inaugural campaign with the Red Raiders hitting a solid .273 with a homer and 22 RBI’s. On the mound, he was 0-2 with a 4.05 earned run average in 13 1/3 innings over 12 appearances, all in relief. He allowed nine runs, six earned, on 15 hits, walking six and striking out seven.

Lewis-Clark State 4, Corban 3 (game two, doubleheader): LCSC took the nightcap of their twinbill to extend their win streak to 15 games, which the school says is the seventh-longest such string in school history. Buhner was 0-1.

Centralia 3, Grays Harbor 0 (game two, doubleheader): Centralia won the nightcap and split the twinbill with the help of a second Valleyite. Baker’s sophomore teammate – and fellow 2015 Mount Si HS alum – Drew Cotto, also from North Bend, was 1-2 with an RBI. Baker himself did not play in this contest.

Lower Columbia 9, Green River 2 (game two, doubleheader): Bowersock was 0-4 for GRCC as they fell in the nightcap of their twinbill and were swept by the Red Devils.

Spokane 10, Big Bend 2 (game two, doubleheader): Banks was 2-3 with a double and his 29th RBI of the spring for Big Bend, but the Moses Lake team fell in the nightcap and was swept in their twinbill by CCoS.

Bellevue 12, Shoreline 2 (game two, doubleheader): Freshman Jake Jewell, from Carnation and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 0-3 for Shoreline as they fell in the nightcap of two with the Bulldogs at Courter Field in Bellevue. Jewell did not play in the first game of the twinbill, won by the Dolphins, giving them a split of the pair.

Chemeketa 8, Clark 0 (game two, doubleheader): The Penguins were routed in the nightcap of two at home in Vancouver, WA, by the visitors from Oregon. Redshirt freshman Chris Hollabaugh, from Snoqualmie and an O’Dea High School (Seattle) grad, was 0-1 for Clark. The Penguins won the opener, enabling them to split the two-fer, with no stats available from that contest.

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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