Mount Si baseball falls in season opener, plus the rest of the high school baseball cuts on this Sunday

Good Sunday morning. A lot of baseball on this Sunday, and we start with a look at high school action.

Mount Si High School’s 2018 baseball season started out on a down note yesterday, as they were blanked on the road in their season opener.

The Wildcats were held to just five hits in a 6-0 loss to the Sumner Spartans down at Sumner High School in Pierce County. Cole Bostwick led Mount Si, going 2-3, but it was the Spartans’ Falk Bryan who proved to be the difference.

Bryan homered twice as part of a 4-4 effort leading Sumner; he scored three runs and drove in three more, in addition to doubling twice as well for his other two hits. Blake Tannehill went 2-3 pacing the SPSL squad.

Ben Wilson got the win on the mound for Sumner; he started for the home side and worked three innings, allowing two hits and two walks while striking out four. Michael Collins got the call for the opener for the Wildcats and allowed four runs on seven hits in two innings, walking one and striking out three.

Spencer Marenco, Trevor Clem and Dusty Dover all had a hit each as well for MSHS, who next plays March 19 at home against Decatur of Federal Way. All home games this spring are under the lights at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. First pitch is 7:30 p.m.

Mount Si JV’s no-hit in jamboree: The Wildcat JV’s were no-hit in a 3-0 loss in a mini-game at their jamboree yesterday at Inglemoor High School by the host Vikings. Kolby Solomon and Pat Mulcare shared in the no-no, combining for six strikeouts in the three-inning contest. Nate Schuh doubled and drove in two runs for the black and gold to lead their offensive efforts.

Mount Si “C” splits jamboree: Mount Si’s freshman “C” team also had their jamboree yesterday, at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland, with mixed results. Scarlet and gray fell in one three-inning game to Inglemoor 3-0 but posted an 8-3 win in the other mini-game, this over Lake Washington. In that game, the Wildcats scored seven runs in the third to rally for the win. Stats were not available for either game.

Also from around baseball:

High School
Kingco 3A: Gig Harbor 8, Bellevue 6 – The South Sound Conference’s Tides outlasted the Wolverines in the season opener for both teams at Gig Harbor High School after a wild seventh inning which saw the two sides score a combined 12 runs. Waymon Whiting was 2-3 to lead Bellevue, and Connor Cirillo – yes, the son of the former Mariners third baseman Jeff Cirillo – had a hit, run scored and two RBI’s pacing the Wolverines.

Cascade: Overlake/Bear Creek 13, Sultan 12 – Jon Campbell hit a walk-off single for the Ov/BC squad as they rallied with five runs in the bottom of the seventh to win it after the visiting Turks scored five of their own in the top of the frame at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Gabe Villafor led the Owls, going 2-5 with a pair of doubles and also scoring twice and driving in four runs. Erret Turner led Sultan with a double as part of a 3-5 effort, scoring four runs and driving in another. Jack Hamilton doubled twice for the Turks and also drove in three runs.

College
Seattle U. 12, Albany (NY) 4 (game one, doubleheader): The Redhawks broke out to a 5-0 lead after one and cruised to the win at home in Bellevue in the first of two; Albany won the nightcap to split the pair. In this first contest, sophomore Alden Huschle pitched for SU; the 2016 Mount Si HS grad, from North Bend, allowed a pair of runs on two hits in just 1/3 of an inning of relief, walking one, striking out one and receiving no decision.

Linn-Benton 13, Columbia Basin 10 (game one, doubleheader): A pair of Valley relievers got dinged up a bit for CBC in the twinbill-opening loss at home in the Tri-Cities. Freshman Riley Mallot, from Duvall and a 2017 CHS’er, allowed three runs on just one hit, walking three in just 2/3 of an inning of work, and fellow frosh Nick “Solly” Solomon, from North Bend and a 2017 MSHS’er, allowed four runs, two earned, on five hits, walking one and striking out one, in 2 2/3 innings of work. Neither recorded a decision. LBCC took the nightcap 6-3 and swept the twinbill, with neither local seeing any more work on the mound in the nightcap.

Northern Colorado 5, South Dakota State 4 (game one, doubleheader): The Bears held off the Jackrabbits in the first of two yesterday in Greeley, CO. Senior Evan Johnson, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-3 for UNCo in the game.

Walla Walla 12, Green River CC 1: WWCC handled the Gators at home in Walla Walla yesterday. Sophomore Nick Bowersock, from Duvall and a 2015 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 1-4 with a run scored for Green River in the game.

Gonzaga 7, Rice 5 (game one, doubleheader): GU held off the host Owls in the first of two down in Houston last night. Junior Carson Breshears, of North Bend and a 2014 MSHS grad, was 0-4 with a walk, two putouts and three assists defensively playing second base for GU.

Thompsons River 3, Big Bend 0: The boys from British Columbia held Big Bend to just three hits in a home loss in Moses Lake. Sophomore Cody Banks was 1-3 for BBCC in the contest; the 2016 CHS’er from Duvall is hitting .333 on the season.

Corban 12, British Columbia 2 (game one, doubleheader): The Warriors rolled at home in the first of two over their Canadian foes in Salem, OR. Junior Drew Cotto, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, walked in a pinch-hitting appearance for Corban in the contest. Corban took the second game as well 13-7 to sweep the twinbill and win their first-ever series in school history over UBC. Cotto did not play in the nightcap.

Treasure Valley 12, Green River 0: The Gators were limited to two hits in the loss to the Oregon team in Walla Walla. Bowersock was 0-3 for GRCC.

Pierce 13, Spokane 0 (game one, doubleheader): Spokane was limited to two hits in a home loss to start two with the visitors from Pierce County. Freshman catcher Justin “JuJu” Lutz, from Fall City and a 2017 MSHS’er, was 0-1 for Spokane. Pierce took the nightcap 13-2 and swept the pair; Lutz did not see action in the second game for Spokane.

Northern Colorado 8, South Dakota State 2 (game two, doubleheader): Johnson doubled as part of a 2-4 effort, scoring a run as the Bears won the nightcap of their doubleheader and swept the pair from the Jackrabbits.

Rice 6, Gonzaga 1 (game two, doubleheader): The Owls took care of business in the nightcap of their twinbill with the visiting Bulldogs to split the pair deep in the heart of Texas. Breshears was 0-2 for the Zags in the contest.

CHS grad Knott makes season debut: Crown College (MN) sophomore utlityman Levi Knott, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, made his season debut on the mound this past Tuesday for Crown in their season-opening twinbill with Carleton College in Minneapolis. Knott allowed three runs on five hits, striking out one and receiving no decision, for Crown in the 11-3 loss in the nightcap of a doubleheader. Carleton won the opener 15-2 to sweep the twinbill.

Crown is this weekend at a tournament in Florida, and yesterday he pitched an inning in the first of two with Central College of Illinois. Things went better for the former Red Wolve, who allowed just one hit and two walks, with no decision. He also saw his first action at the plate offensively and went 1-3 with Crown’s lone RBI in a 12-1 loss. Knott played right field for Crown in addition to his stint on the mound and recorded a pair of putouts and an assist defensively. Crown fell in the nightcap 11-0 and was swept once again, as a result now winless to start the season at 0-4. Stats for the second game were not available.

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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