SVNLL 8/9/10 All-Stars fall in close one at district tournament, plus other diamond notes on this Thursday

Good Thursday morning. Our diamond notes start with a little Little League action.

The Sno-Valley North Little League’s 8/9/10-year old All-Star team gave it their best efforts, but they fell short last night in the District 9 winner’s bracket semifinal at the district tournament in Kirkland, 5-4 to the Issaquah All-Stars.

Henry Gabalis pitched a great game for SVNLL. He went 5 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on just one hit, walked just one and struck out eight. Gabalis also paced the Lower Valley kids offensively, going 1-4. Also getting hits in the game for SVNLL were Quinn Larson, who also walked twice and drove in a run; Murphy Vliem, who also scored a run, and Isaac Davidson, who also had an RBI. Dylan Hartje, Ryan O’Loughlin and Luke Thompson also all scored a run each for Sno-Valley North, who will play a loser-out game tomorrow against the winner of tonight’s Kirkland American-Sammamish loser-out game. Falls plays a loser-out game tonight with a win advancing them to a game against Mercer Island also tomorrow.

Also from the diamond this morning:

College Summer scoreboard
Honkers open Canadian swing with blowout win: The Pacific International League’s Northwest Honkers used a strong performance from their lone Valley rep to score a big win to open a tournament in Canada.

Cedarcrest HS grad Cameron Padron went 2-4 with two runs scored and four RBI’s, lifting the Fall City-based Honkers to a 12-4 win over the Okanagan Athletics, based in Pentiction, BC. The Honkers continue play at that tournament today.

Johnson double, pair of RBI’s paces Wenatchee: MSHS grad Evan Johnson continued his hot hitting last night as the West Coast League’s Wenatchee AppleSox won again.

Wenatchee rolled over the visiting Port Angeles Lefties 9-3 last night in Apple Country on the east side of the Cascades, with the Snoqualmie product doubling, walking once, scoring two runs and driving in two more to extend his WCL-leading RBI number to 33 on the season for the home side. The AppleSox look to sweep PA tonight at Wenatchee Valley College.

Youth scores
Our youth baseball and softball action this morning, including our lead story, features scores and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Baseball
Legends Baseball 14, Field of Champions 14U Black 11: At Monroe High School last night, the Preston-based Bears fell in a slugfest to the Snohomish County team. Future MSHS freshman Andrew Edson doubled and scored two runs to pace FoC, and fellow soon-to-be Wildcat frosh Josh Moore was 0-3, and also took the loss on the mound for the Bears, allowing seven runs on just four hits, walking six and striking out one in 2 2/3 innings of relief.

WW Sweets 13U 16, Rijo Baseball 7: The Sammamish-based Sweets took care of the Redmond-based Rijo last night with a lot of offense; Chief Kanim Middle School’s Aidan Dougherty went 1-2 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI to pace Sweets, and fellow Hawk Jake Smith walked twice and scored two runs. He also earned the win on the hill for the winning side, despite allowing six runs, four earned, on five hits in two innings of work. Smith walked two and struck out one.

Narrows Baseball 9, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 5: BoS fell in the back end of a home-and-home to the Tacoma-based team on the road at Tacoma Community College. Mount Si grad Mason Marenco aided the Boys’ efforts, going 2-4 with a run scored and RBI. Fellow 2017 Wildcat alum Matt Dolewski was 1-4 with a run scored pacing BoS.

Field of Champions 15U 15, Kent Bulldogs 9: The Preston-based FoC scored six runs in the eighth to break a 9-9 tie and take care of the Kent-based squad. MSHS’ Jack Mardon was 1-5 pacing the Bears, while future Wildcat Cam Ferreri went 0-4, but walked once, scored a run and drove in another for FoC. Both players pitched as well for the Bears with Ferreri allowing three unearned runs on two hits, walking one and striking out two in two innings of relief, and Mardon working a hitless eighth inning, walking one and striking out two. Neither player received a decision.

Northwest Naturals 14U 7, Bellevue Baseball 6: The Nats rallied from an early 6-0 hole, scoring five runs in the second, then walking off with two runs in the seventh. Keeping the Sammamish-based team in it on the mound was reliever Turner McCutchan; the soon-to-be Mount Si freshman was stellar for 5 2/3 innings, allowing just three hits and two walks while striking out two. McCutchan got the win, and also helped offensively as well, with a walk and run scored despite going 0-1.

Field of Champions 13U Black 13, Bellevue Warriors 5: Chief Kanim’s Harrison Kelly led the Valley contingent for the Preston-based Bears last night, going 2-2 with two walks, two runs scored and three RBI’s as FoC rolled to the home win at Tibbetts Valley Park in Issaquah. Fellow Hawk Ryan Gerlitz was 0-4, but Twin Falls MS’s Drew Hiddleson aided the cause as well, going 1-4 with an RBI.

Norhtwest Nighthawks 16U 12, North Sound Rainiers 1: In Seattle, the Sammamish-based Hawks rolled to their second win in as many games over the Rainiers. Mount Si’s Trevor Adkinson was 0-3 for NWN.

City Baseball Gold 3, Boys of Summer 16U 1: Bellevue-based BoS was held to one hit in their loss at Marymoor Park in Redmond to the Seattle-based team. MSHS’ Trace Halvorson was 0-3 for Boys in the defeat.

Kirkland Merchants 6, Bellevue Honda 16U 0: The Merchants blanked the Bellevue team in Honda’s final local game before a weekend tournament this weekend in the Tri-Cities. MSHS’ Will Caro was 1-3 and also pitched a strong 3 2/3 innings of relief for Honda, allowing one hit and striking out five, with no decision recorded.

Softball
Massachusetts Polar Crush 4, Northwest Batbusters 18U Wilson 3: At the Boulder Independence Day tournament in Colorado, the Portland-based NWB fell in a close one to the Boston-area team. MSHS grad Heather Hinton was 1-2 for the Batbusters, and fellow Valleyite Colleen Campbell, she a graduate of Forest Ridge School in Bellevue, allowed the four PC runs, three earned, on six hits, with two strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of work in the circle. Campbell took the loss.

Northwest Bullets 18U Knuth 6, Stealth 3: The Bullets used a 1-1 effort, with a walk, from Mount Si grad Maddy Trout as they doubled up their southern California opposition at the Colorado Fireworks event in Denver.

Sudden Impact (CA) 3, Northwest Batbusters 18U Wilson 0: Hinton was 1-2 with a walk for Batbusters as they fell to the California team. Campbell also played, but had no official at-bats.

Northwest Bullets 18U Gold 21, Smitty’s Terminators 4: Trout’s grand slam sparked a rout by the Bullets over the Canadian team at the Fireworks event; Smitty’s is from Winnipeg, Manitoba. Trout finished 2-2 with that big blast, one of four homers by the Bullets in the game.

Other Fireworks/Sparkler action: In other action at the Colorado tournaments involving Valley athletes yesterday, at the Fireworks, the Seattle-based Sundodgers 18U, with Cedarcrest HS grad Maddie Nixon and MSHS junior-to-be Abby Gronewald, fell twice, one to a California team and the second to a squad from Missouri. Also at the Fireworks, the Northwest Batbusters 18U Seek split two games, beating a San Diego team but falling to one from Houston. That Snohomish-based team features Mount Si’s Lauren Wilbourne and Cedarcrest’s Elaine Townley.

At the Sparkler, the 16U Northwest Batbusters Brooks, a Sammamish-area team with Red Wolve Michaela Carter and Wildcat Molly Wilbourne, scored two wins, beating teams from Las Vegas and Kansas City. The Dallas-based Texas Glory 18U RWB, featuring ex-Cedarcrest player Lauren Rich, also took two wins at the Sparkler, beating a team from southern California along with the Seattle-area Washington Speed Gidican.

Action in both tournaments continues today.

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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