From softball, a look at today’s Mount Si-Newport game, plus the scores from last night, both from college and high school

Good Saturday morning. We’ve been hard at work this morning prepping this package for you. We start with softball this morning, and scores aplenty from both college and high school action.

A note and that once again is that Mount Si is at Newport this afternoon for a 1:00 p.m. first pitch at Newport High School. If the early part of the season holds, we would look for senior Lauren Wilbourne to get the call in the circle for Mount Si against Newport’s Hanako Hirai. The offensive matchup to watch will be that of Wildcat Abby Gronewald against Knight Lexi Barashkoff. As you know if you’ve been following our coverage this spring, Barashkoff has established herself as the most feared hitter in the Newport lineup, having already hit a few homers this spring. Gronewald, a verbal commit to Fairfield (CT) in two years time, has the potential to do similar damage, so that could be something to keep an eye on this afternoon if you want to head down.

The Newport campus is south of Factoria Mall along 128th Ave. SE in Bellevue.

High school scores come from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Western Oregon 6, Central Washington 3 (completion of susp. game from 3/18): WOU finished off a game that started on their home field in Monmouth, OR, a couple weeks ago only to be halted by weather yesterday in style on Central’s diamond in Ellensburg, getting the victory. Senior Celine Fowler, she of North Bend and a 2014 MSHS alum, was 0-1 with three walks for Central in the contest.

Northern Colorado 12, Southern Utah 4 (game one, doubleheader): In Greeley, CO, the Bears handled the T-birds in the first of two. Freshman Heather Hinton, from North Bend and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, was 0-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance for SUU in this first game. She did not play in the second game, won by the T-birds helping them split the twinbill.

Skagit Valley 10, Olympic 7 (game one, doubleheader): Hasn’t been too often this season we’ve been able to feature the Cardinals and pitcher Morgan Brown, but the CHS alum delivered for the Cardinals in the first of two on the Kitsap Peninsula yesterday. Brown went the distance in the circle for Skagit, allowed seven runs, five earned, on 12 hits, walked one and struck out three. She is from Duvall and a freshman this spring at Skagit, who won the nightcap 13-11 and swept the twinbill.

Bellevue 7, Everett 0 (game one, doubleheader): Mount Si grad Maddy Trout once again pitched in for the Bulldogs in their game one win of a twinbill over the Trojans in Bellevue yesterday. Trout, a freshman from Snoqualmie, was 0-1, but walked twice and scored twice for BCC. She did not play in the nightcap, won by Everett 8-0 giving them a split of the pair.

Western Oregon 11, Central Washington 6 (10 inn., game one, regularly scheduled doubleheader): The first of the scheduled pair of games in the Kittitas Valley went again to the Wolves, with Fowler going 1-4 with a walk and RBI. WOU broke a 6-6 tie with five runs in the 10th inning to get the win.

Western Oregon 4, Central Washington 3 (game two, regularly scheduled doubleheader): Fowler doubled, tripled and drove in two to lead Central, but a four-run third propelled the Wolves to the win and doubleheader sweep.

High School
Kingco 4A: Woodinville 3, Eastlake 0 – Rachael Rhinehart handled the Eastlake bats, firing a complete-game three-hitter to pace Woody at home under the lights at WHS. Rhinehart walked three and struck out nine in the circle for the Falcons and was aided by a triple and two runs from Erin McGrath. Emma Bickford led Eastlake with a double.

Kingco 4A: Skyline 7, Issaquah 4 – The Spartans took care of the Eagles in the Issaquah city rivalry clash at IHS. Skylar Maloney led Skyline, going 2-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s, and Nadia Ramirez also had two hits, including a double, for Sparty, driving in a run. Clara Wolff went 3-4 with a double and RBI pacing Issaquah. Bailie Stewart (Skyline) and Emma Huryn (Issy) both went the distance in the circle for their respective squads, with Stewart getting the win allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits, walking six and striking out six.

Kingco 4A: Bothell 4, Inglemoor 3 – Amber Powers won round one of this year’s Spaghetti Bowl series for the Cougars at home in Bothell with a single in the seventh that scored teammate Rylee Kim. Liz Olson doubled and also scored a run for Bothell. O’Nalisa Hall led the Vikings, going 2-3 with two RBI’s. Ena Borgen (Bothell) and Taylor Waara (Inglemoor) both went the distance in the circle for their respective teams, with Borgen getting the win allowing three runs on five hits, walking three and striking out one.

Kingco 3A: Juanita 10, Lake Washington 2 – The Rebels used a five-run fifth to surprise Kirkland city rival L-Dub at home at JHS yesterday. Lexi Blackburn, Sasha Mitchell and Eden Radke all homered for Juanita, and pitcher Mackenzie Burke did the rest, holding the Kangs to two runs on two hits while striking out seven in a complete game effort. Jane Wilson had one of the two LW hits, and also drove in a run leading the Kangs.

Kingco 3A: Redmond 16, Bellevue 0 – The Mustangs rolled in the modified “Metro mercy rule” win (15-run margin after three innings) at Bellevue High School. Sophia Viola shut out Bellevue on two hits in the circle for the Mustangs, who had homers from Kiki Milloy and Jennifer Cummings to power their offense. Cummings finished 2-2 with two runs scored and three RBI’s leading the green and gold.

Kingco 3A: Liberty 24, Mercer Island 20 – Runs and hits aplenty in this one as it was a barnburner at South Mercer Playfields. Many players from both teams delivered big contributions. Emily Rowe homered for Mercer, but how about the effort of her teammate Dana Berejka. She went 6-6 with a triple, scored two runs and drove in seven. A big effort from her, that’s for sure. As for LHS, Megan Miller led the Pats, homering as part of a 2-4 effort, scoring twice and driving in five runs. Makenna Weeks was 4-5 with a double for Liberty, scoring five times and driving in four more runs.

Kingco 3A: Interlake 12, Sammamish 9 – The east Bellevue city battle saw Sammamish score seven runs in the fourth to rally from an early deficit, but the Saints responded down the stretch and held on for the win. Lexi Martin homered for Interlake, scoring twice and driving in two more, while Rachel Lotzkar guided the Saints, going 3-4 with a double, three runs scored and three RBI’s. Kylie Ravenscraft went 2-4 with a double, run scored and four RBI’s leading the Totems, and Angela Martinez guided Sammamish, going 3-5 with a double and two runs scored.

Wesco: Everett 6, Marysville-Pilchuck 5 – Andrea Hedington completed a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for the ‘Gulls as they came back furiously over the final two frames from a 5-0 hole to steal the win at home over the Tomahawks. Hedington hit a walk-off double to score a pair of runs for the win. Megan Gordon homered for Everett, while McKenzie Justice led M-P, going 2-4 with a double and three RBI’s.

Wesco: Mountlake Terrace 10, Lynnwood 1 – Kierra Scott and Jazz Zenk combined on a one-hitter as the Hawks rolled over the Royals at home. Scott allowed that one Lynnwood run on one hit, walking two and striking out seven, and she was aided by the bat of her reliever Zenk, who homered to headline a 3-4 performance, scoring three runs and driving in three more. Jenna Maxfield also homered for Mountlake, scoring two runs and driving in two more. Angie Martin had the lone Lynnwood hit and RBI to lead the visitors.

Wesco: Edmonds-Woodway 14, Shorecrest 2 – E-W pounded out seven runs in the first and cruised to the win in Shoreline over the Scots. Narissa McDuffie led Shorecrest, going 2-3.

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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