Weekend wrap

Time for a weekend wrap to start the new week.

Northern Colorado 11, South Dakota State 7: UNCo closed out a sweep of the visiting Jackrabbits at home yesterday in Greeley, CO, and a Valleyite made his college debut.

Freshman pitcher Gavin Gorrell, from North Bend and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, worked the final inning of the contest in relief for the Bears, and as one might have expected, it wasn’t without its challenges, but he hung tough and got the job done. He allowed two runs on two hits, walking one but also striking out one. He received no decision. Fellow Valleyite – and 2014 MSHS’er – Evan Johnson, from Snoqualmie, went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI pacing UNCo, who won its tenth game of the season.

Columbia Basin 10, Green River 2 (game one, doubleheader): Sophomore Nick Bowersock, a 2014 Cedarcrest High grad from Duvall, went 0-4 for the Gators in the opening-game loss in the Tri-Cities.

Big Bend 9, Thompsons River 2: Sophomore Cody Banks, from Duvall and a 2016 CHS’er, was 0-3 with two walks and two runs scored for Big Bend in their win at home in Moses Lake over the Canadian team.

Concordia-PDX 11, Central Washington 7 (game two, doubleheader): After Central rolled in the opener of two in Ellensburg, the Cavs came back and took the nightcap to get the GNAC twinbill split. Junior Andrew Willmon, from Duvall and a 2015 Cedarcrest HS alum, worked the final three innings of the game in relief for Concordia, and did well, allowing a run on two hits, walking one and striking out four to earn his first save as a Cav. He is new to the team this spring after transferring from Columbia Basin College.

Columbia Basin 13, Green River 11 (game two, doubleheader): Bowersock was 3-4 with a walk, four runs scored and an RBI aiding GRCC, but he also pitched an inning, and it was a rough one, as he allowed five runs on just two hits, walking two and striking out two. He fortunately received no decision.

Edmonds 3, Big Bend 0: Big Bend fell at home in eastern Washington to the visitors from Snohomish County to close out their weekend; Banks was 0-3.

Tacoma 9, Bellevue 7 (game two, doubleheader): Freshman Jake Simmons got his first college start for Bellevue in the back end of two down at Mount Tahoma High School yesterday, with the North Bend product, a 2017 MSHS’er, allowing two runs on one hit, walking one and striking out two in two innings of work. He received no decision as Tacoma took that game. They also won the first of the pair 3-2, getting a sweep of the twinbill.

Spokane 10, Pierce 0 (game two, doubleheader): Fall City’s Justin “JuJu” Lutz, a freshman and 2017 MSHS’er, was 1-3 with a run scored for Spokane as they routed the visitors from Tacoma in the back end of two in the Lilac City yesterday afternoon. Pierce took the opener 7-6 and got themselves a split of the pair as a result. Lutz did not play in the first game for CCS.

Albany (NY) 5, Seattle U. 4: The visitors from New York closed out their weekend series with the Redhawks in Bellevue by taking the win; sophomore catcher Blaine Wagner, he of Duvall and a 2016 CHS’er, saw action behind the dish late in the contest for SU, with no stats of note reported.

Gonzaga 10, Rice 2: GU finished off their weekend set in Houston with the rout of the host Owls. North Bend’s Carson Breshears, a Bulldog junior, was 0-2 with two walks and two runs scored pacing the Zags, and also recorded two putouts and three assists defensively. He is a 2014 MSHS’er.

Whitman 5, Willamette 1: The Blues picked up the home win in Walla Walla yesterday over the Bearcats. Sophomore Collin Anderson, from North Bend and a 2016 MSHS’er, allowed a pair of sixth inning hits in relief for Whitman without the benefit of an out before he was taken out of the game. Anderson received no decision.

Central Washington 10, Montana State-Billings 0 (game one, doubleheader): Central rolled to the first game win in their doubleheader yesterday in Ellensburg over the visiting Yellowjackets. Senior Celine Fowler, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-4 for Central, but scored two runs.

Southern Utah 9, Harvard 3: In Los Angeles, the T-birds broke a close one open late with a five-run seventh sinking the Ivy Leaguers. Freshman Heather Hinton, she of North Bend and a 2017 MSHS’er, was 0-1 in a late-inning role playing first base for SUU.

Bellevue 10, Mount Hood 1: Maddy Trout, from Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS’er, continued her hot hitting for Bellevue, going 2-3 with two runs scored as the Bulldogs routed the Portland-area squad in a tournament down in Lacey yesterday.

Central Washington 10, Montana State-Billings 2 (game two, doubleheader): Central swept the pair with the nightcap win at home behind a 2-3 effort from Fowler, which included a walk and run scored. The two wins moved CWU’s record to 10-4 this season.

Greensboro (NC) 14, Dallas (TX) men 8: In Atlanta, the UoD men suffered a setback, despite a pair of goals and pair of assists each from sophomore Tyler Smith. The 2016 MSHS’er from Snoqualmie also had a ground ball recorded in the contest and a forced turnover on defense for Dallas.

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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