Diamond cuts……

From the diamond on this Sunday morning, we have some softball for you this morning. Several local girls and their teams are in Las Vegas this weekend competing in a tournament there. Here’s scores and highlights from their games yesterday.

Ohana Tigers 5, Elite Diamonds 14U 3: The Redmond-based Diamonds fell to the Las Vegas-area squad, with Red Wolve freshman Payton Pluschke going 0-1 in the contest for the Diamonds. MSHS freshman Jaclyn Huntzinger was also 0-1 in the contest for the Diamonds, which are coached by Pluschke’s dad, Cedarcrest High assistant girls’ basketball coach Mike Pluschke.

Northwest Lady Bandits Blue 16U 12, Coquitlam Classics 2: The Kirkland-based Bandits blasted the Vancouver, BC, Canada-area team, with CHS’er Jessi Polacek reaching twice on errors and scoring a run for the Bandits.

Utah Hard Knox 8, Elite Diamonds 14U 3: Pluschke was 1-1 with a run scored and RBI for the Diamonds in their loss to the Salt Lake City-area squad. Huntzinger also doubled for the Diamonds.

Northwest Lady Bandits Blue 16 7, The Untouchables at Slammers 4: Polacek was 1-1 with two walks and two runs scored as the Bandits held off the Denver-area team.

222’s Fastpitch 7, Elite Diamonds 14U 3: The Diamonds completed the opening day of play in the event last night with a loss to a team from Canada (Regina, Sask., to be specific). Pluschke walked once in the contest while Huntzinger was 0-1.

Minnesota SnoCatz 16, Northwest Lady Bandits 16U Blue 5: The Bandits closed out play at the event yesterday with a blowout loss to the Twin Cities-area squad (Minneapolis-St. Paul). Polacek was 1-2 with a run scored for the Eastside team.

We should also mention there’s another team there from the Elite Diamonds organization, their U16 squad, that also features a Valleyite – CHS’s Kenzie Brown. Brown did not play in any of her team’s games yesterday, but all of the teams will have more action today.

Also from baseball:

MSHS grad Brady makes college debut: Freshman Jake Brady made his college baseball debut last night for the University of Puget Sound as they fell to Linfield 6-2 down in McMinnville, OR. Brady, from Snoqualmie and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance for the Loggers, who also beat Lewis & Clark yesterday in their season opener.

Academy of Art 9. Central Washington 2 (game one, doubleheader): AoA took the first of two over the Wildcats in northern California. Senior Joe Done, from Snoqualmie and a former MSHS player, was 0-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance for Central in the contest. The Valleyite did not see action in the nightcap of the twinbill in the east Bay, won by CWU 13-10 to give them the split of the pair.

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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