Diamond cuts as we get set for another weekend….

Good Friday morning. Diamond cuts to start, and we also have some volleyball and golf for you later on.

We first start with college summer baseball once again. The Wenatchee Apple Sox were down at one point in their game last night with visiting Port Angeles 5-2, but the Apple Sox found a way to come from behind and win to sweep their series. And a Valleyite factored in yet again.

Mount Si High School grad Evan Johnson was 2-3 with a double, two walks, three runs scored and an RBI, as Wenatchee rallied for that 8-7 win at home in Chelan County and subsequent series sweep of their West Coast League divisional rivals from the Olympic Peninsula. Johnson, a senior this fall at Northern Colorado University who is from Snoqualmie, moved his average to .414 with the performance last night. Wenatchee, now 14-10 on the season, hosts the River City Athletics from the Tri-Cities tonight in a non-conference battle.

Now to some youth baseball this morning, with all of our coverage being aided by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Baden Baseball 1, Boys of Summer 16U 0: North of the border in Vancouver, BC, the Seattle-area rivals squared off in a pitcher’s duel, with the Kent-based Baden ekeing out the win over the Bellevue-based Boys. MSHS’ Trace Halvorson was 0-3 for BoS in the contest.

Northwest Naturals 14U 5, Redmond Rippers Elite 4 (game one, doubleheader): Soon-to-be MSHS freshman Cole Norah was 2-4 with a run scored for the Sammamish-based Nats as they held on for the win over the Redmond team at Hartman Park in Redmond. Cedarcrest HS’ Mason Pudwill was 0-2 for the Rippers in the loss. Neither of the locals played in the second game of the twinbill, won by the Naturals to give them the sweep. A second future MSHS freshman, Turner McCutchan, played for NWN in both games but had no official at-bats in either contest.

Field of Champions 13U Black 14, Eastside Select 8: The Preston-based FoC won the slugfest last night in Renton with the aid of Chief Kanim Middle School’s Ryan Gerlitz, who went 2-5 with a run scored and three RBI’s to lead the Bears. Fellow Hawk Harrison Kelly was 1-4 with an RBI for FoC, while Twin Falls Middle School’s Drew Hiddleson was 0-4.

Northwest Naturals 13U Green 2, Kirkland Merchants 1: Twin Falls Middle School’s Hayden Weaver led the way last night for the Sammamish-based Nats in their tightly-contested road win over the Merchants in Kirkland. Weaver was 2-3 with a double and run scored, and also started on the mound, working four shutout innings allowing just four hits and a walk while striking out four to get the win. Chief Kanim’s Matt Wieting was 0-2 for NWN in the contest.

Field of Champions 14U Blue 10, FCA 14U Black 0: Preston-based FoC pitchers Ben Wiljamen and Lucas Costello combined on a no-hitter for the Bears in their home win over the Redmond-based FCA in Issaquah last night. Mount Si HS’ Jake Mitton was 0-2 for FCA.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 6, Lakeside Recovery 1: Bellevue-based BoS posted the win over their Issaquah-based rivals last night down at a tournament in southwest Washington, aided by Mount Si High School grads Gavin Gorrell, Mason Marenco and Matt Dolewski. Gorrell pitched 6 2/3 dominant innings on the hill for Boys, allowing a run on just two hits, walking four and striking out five, and getting the win. Marenco was 2-2 with a run scored and RBI, while Dolewski was 2-3 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI.

Michael’s Toyota 18U Elite 11, Gresham Advanced Metal 10: The Bellevue-based Michael’s won a wild one at their tournament down in Corvallis, OR, with three runs in the bottom of the seventh. MSHS’ Andrew Mischke got the win in relief for Michael’s despite allowing three runs in the top of that seventh frame to the suburban Portland team. Only one of those was earned on just one hit and he walked one while striking out one in 1 1/3 innings of work.

Spokane Expos 13, Bellevue Honda 18U 3: The Bellevue team was easily handled by the Spokane squad in the opener for Honda at the Palouse Summer Series in eastern Washington. MSHS’ Steven Watters was 0-1 for the Bellevue side in the contest.

Now to softball.

The coverage here as well is aided by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Texas Peppers Gold 3, Northwest Batubusters 18U Wilson 2: At the Boulder Independence Day tournament in Colorado last night, the Portland-based Batbusters came up short against the Texas team. Mount Si High School grad Heather Hinton was 0-3 for NWB, and Snoqualmie’s Colleen Campbell, a graduate of Forest Ridge School in Bellevue, started in the circle and worked three innings for the Batbusters, allowing two runs, one earned, on just three hits, walking one and striking out two. She took the loss.

Colorado Stars 9, Northwest Batbusters 18U Wilson 3: In last night’s nightcap in Boulder, the Colorado team easily took care of business beating the Batbusters. Hinton was 1-3 with a double and a run, and Campbell allowed just one hit over 2 1/3 innings of relief in the circle for NWB, striking out two and receiving no decision.

Northwest Batbusters 16U Brooks 9, Wichita Impact Gold 0: The Sammamish-based squad with Cedarcrest’s Michaela Carter and Mount Si’s Molly Wilbourne closed out their day at the Sparkler event yesterday with a blowout win over the Kansas team.

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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