From the baseball diamond on this Father’s Day….

Good Sunday morning and happy Father’s Day from the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. We’ll have a wrapup for you in a bit on last night’s Mount Si High School football spring scrimmage, but we first have action from the diamond. We’ll start with some college summer baseball action.

Valleyite Evan Johnson had a 15-game hit streak to start the season for the West Coast League’s Wenatchee AppleSox, but that streak came to an end last night as the 2014 Mount Si HS grad from Snoqualmie, a senior to be at Northern Colorado, went 0-4. It didn’t matter, though, as the AppleSox blew out to an early lead and held on for a 7-4 WCL win last night at home in north central Washington over the Gresham Black Bears from suburban Portland. The two teams continue their series tonight at 6:00 at Wenatchee Valley College.

Also from the college summer circuit:

Alaska Goldpanners 6, Northwest Honkers 2: The Honkers continued their Alaska trip last night with another loss to the Fairbanks-based Goldpanners. Cedarcrest HS grad Cameron Padron was 0-2 with a walk for NWH, who finish up the trip with two this afternoon in Alaska.

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Field of Champions 15U 7, Narrows Baseball 2: MSHS’ Jack Mardon was 1-4 with a run and RBI for Preston-based FoC as they handled the Pierce County team at the Seattle Elite League Wood Bat tournament in Kent. Soon-to-be Wildcat freshman Cam Ferreri was 0-3 for the Bears, but did score a run.

Woodinville Baseball Club 14, Washington A’s 13U 12: At the Triple Crown Father’s Day Slugfest in the Tri-Cities, Woodinville outlasted the Sammamish-based A’s in a slugfest. Twin Falls Middle School’s Brady Farris was 0-2 with two walks and a run scored for the A’s.

West Linn 13, Northwest Naturals 12U 4: Also at the TCS Father’s Day event in the Tri-Cities, the Oregon team used nine second-inning runs to rout the Sammamish-based Nats. Twin Falls Middle School’s Kam Korrell was 2-3 pacing NWN.

Seattle Gladiators 16U 4, City Baseball Gold 2 (game one, doubleheader): A dominant outing on the mound from Mount Si High School’s Levi Jorgensen guided the Gladiators to the road win in the first of two over the Seattle rivals at Whitman Middle School in Seattle. Jorgensen allowed two runs, one earned, on three hits in a complete game effort, walking two and striking out two, earning the win. Fellow Wildcats Connor Webb (1-3), Blake Meister (0-3), Frankie Cepeda (2-2, run) and Cole Bostwick (0-3) also aided the win for the Gladiators.

Baden Baseball 10, Michael’s Toyota 16U 3 (game one, doubleheader): At Skyline High School in Sammamish, the Kent-based team rolled to the opening game win; MSHS’ Parker Wutherich was 1-3 for Michael’s in the loss.

Northwest Naturals 13U Green 12, River City A’s 4: At a tournament in Yakima, the Sammamish-based Nats put the game away early, scoring seven runs in the first and cruising to the win. Twin Falls Middle School’s Dawson Schneider was 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI leading the Naturals, while fellow TFMS’er Hayden Weaver was 0-3 with a run scored. Chief Kanim Middle School’s Matt Wieting was 0-1 with a walk pacing NWN. Weaver earned the win on the hill for the Nats, allowing four runs, one earned, on just two hits in four innings of work, with three walks and three strikeouts. Schneider allowed a hit in an inning of relief with no decision.

Washington A’s 13U 14, Dragons Elite Green 9: The A’s won this slugfest at the Triple Crown event over the Bellevue-based Dragons. Farris was 1-2 for the A’s while Luke Richter led the Valley delegation on the Dragons; the Chief Kanim Middle School student was 2-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s. Three other Chief Kanim students also pitched in for the Dragons: Chris Jarocki went 1-2 with two runs scored, a walk and RBI; Logan Cyr was 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, and J.T. DeRouen was 1-3 with a run.

Twin Falls Middle School’s Ryan Llewellyn was 1-3 with two RBI’s as well for the Dragons, and fellow Raven Brady Hossfeld was 0-1. Jarocki and Richter both pitched as well for the Dragons, with Jarocki allowing two runs on one hit, walking four and striking out one in 2 1/3 innings of relief. Richter replaced his fellow Valleyite on the mound to close things out, and allowed a run on one hit, walking two and striking out one, in 1 2/3 innings of work. Neither player received a decision. The Dragons also fell to a Pierce County team in yesterday’s tournament action.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 3, Laces 1: Bellevue-based Boys won their weekend tournament opener in Centralia over the Snohomish County team with the help of MSHS grad Matt Dolewski, who was 1-2 with a walk; fellow Wildcat alum Mason Marenco was 0-3 for BoS.

Boys of Summer 16U 5, Northwest Naturals 16U 2 (game one, doubleheader): Bellevue-based Boys took the first of two at Skyline High School in Sammamish over the Sammamish-based Nats. Mount Si’s Trace Halvorson led the way for BoS, going 3-3 with a double, triple, a run scored and two RBI’s. For NWN, fellow Wildcat Trevor Aman was 1-3 with a run.

Thurston County Aces 6, Northwest Nighthawks 16U 4: In Tacoma, the Olympia-area team held off the Sammamish-based Nighthawks; Mount Si’s Trevor Adkinson was 0-1 for the Hawks, but walked once and scored a run.

Chaffey Baseball 18U 7, Walla Walla Bears 3: At their tournament in Yakima, Edmonds-based Chaffey rallied late to sink the Walla Walla team; Cedarcrest HS’s Aaron Davenport was solid on the mound for Chaffey, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, with five walks and nine strikeouts in six innings for Chaffey, and got the win.

Field of Champions 15U 12, Tacoma Tugs Premier 1: Ferreri was 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Mardon was 0-3, but walked once, scored twice and drove in two more runs as FoC poured it on late to hand the Tacoma team the blowout loss at the Wood Bat event, also in Kent.

Sweets 13U 17, FM Sports 0: Sweets pitchers Gaven Jesse and Tyler Fortney combined on a no-hitter, striking out nine between them, and had help offensively from a pair of Valley middle-schoolers in the Sammamish team’s rout of the Redmond team in Kirkland. Aidan Dougherty was 2-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI, while Jake Smith was 0-4, but walked and scored a run.

Boys of Summer 16U 5, Northwest Naturals 16U 3 (game two, doubleheader): BoS won the nightcap and swept the pair over their Eastside rivals; Halvorson was 1-3 with a run for Boys and Aman pitched for the Nats, allowing two hits and two walks apiece with one strikeout in three innings of work with no decision.

Seattle Stars 2, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 0: Marenco was 1-3 with one of just three Boys hits on the game in the loss to the Seattle team in Centralia; Dolewski was 0-3.

Kirkland Merchants 15, Washington A’s 18U Elite 3: The Merchants pounded out the offense in the rout of the Sammamish-based A’s at Bellevue High School. MSHS grad Blake Brown was 0-2 with a walk and run scored for the A’s, and fellow Wildcat Connor Baxter was 0-2.

Northwest Naturals 13U Green 13, Pendleton Black Sox 3: The Nats last night in Yakima scored 10 runs in the first two innings, eight of them in the second alone, and crushed the Oregon team; Schneider and Weaver led the way, with Schneider going 3-3 with a double and triple, three runs scored and three RBI’s, and Weaver going 2-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI’s. Wieting was 0-1 with a walk and run.

Northwest Naturals 12U 12, Moses Lake Maniacs 5: The Sammamish squad responded nicely after their opening-game blowout loss in the Tri-Cities tournament with a blowout win, scoring runs in every inning to rout the central Washington club. Korrell was 0-2 for NWN.

Baden Baseball 7, Michael’s Toyota 16U 5 (game two, doubleheader): Baden held off Michael’s in the nightcap at Skyline High School to sweep the pair; Wutherich was 0-1 for the Bellevue-based Toyota squad, but walked and scored a run.

City Baseball Gold 15, Seattle Gladiators 2 (game two, doubleheader): City rebounded in a big way in the nightcap of the twinbill and split the pair with the Gladiators. Cepeda was 1-2 with a run, while Bostwick was 1-3 with a run, both for the Gladiators.

Pierce County Diamond Jaxx 12, Northwest Nighthawks 16U 0: The Jaxx scored eight runs in the first and cruised to the win over the Hawks at Franklin Pierce High School in Parkland. Adkinson was 0-1.

Juanita 14’s 9, Field of Champions 14U Black 6: Soon-to-be Mount Si freshman Andrew Edson was 3-4 with an RBI for FoC in their loss to the Kirkland team at Lee Johnson Field. Fellow future Wildcat frosh Caden Smith scored a run and a third soon-to-be MSHS’er, Josh Moore, was 0-1 with a walk for the Bears.

Washington Rush White 10, Field of Champions 13U Blue 2: The Preston-based team fell on the road to the area rival; Chief Kanim Middle School’s Caden Harris worked four strong innings in relief on the hill for FoC, allowing an unearned run on one hit, walking five and striking out two. He received no decision and offensively was 0-2. Fellow CKMS’ers Quin Patterson (1-3) and Blake Miller (0-3) also saw action for the Bears in the contest.

Field of Champions 13U Black 14, Washington Rush Blue 8: Also up north, the FoC Black handled the Rush, with the help of Chief Kanim Middle School’s Ryan Gerlitz, who went 2-4 with three runs scored and four RBI’s to lead the Bears. Fellow Hawks Drew Hiddleson (2-3) and Harrison Kelly (0-3, walk, run) also pitched in to help the victors.

Softball is coming up.

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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