Wildcat varsity baseball wins pitcher’s duel, while CHS varsity falls in potential postseason preview…plus MSHS JV, C, high school and college scores from the diamond on this Saturday

It was a great night of baseball under the lights last night in Bellevue for Mount Si High School’s baseball team, as they won a pitcher’s duel with the Inglemoor Vikings.

Michael Collins and Will Scott both were dealing as Mount Si held off the black and gold from Kenmore 1-0 at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue in a game that saw the two teams combine for just five hits. Collins allowed three hits in 6 2/3 innings, walking one and striking out five, while Scott struck out Inglemoor’s Sean Mulcare for the final out in the seventh to get a save.

Wildcat Spencer Marenco singled in the third to score Trevor Clem with the lone run on the contest for either side as it was all about the pitching in this one.

Inglemoor’s Garrett Oremus and Brandon Fothergill also were dealing, too, with Oremus allowing the one Mount Si run, which was unearned, on just two hits in five innings of work. He walked two and struck out seven. Fothergill worked the sixth inning on the mound for the Vikings, walked one and struck out one.

The win for the Wildcats got them back to .500 on the season at 4-4. They are home against Newport on Monday. Game time is 7:00 p.m. at Bannerwood.

Vikings JV escapes: Inglemoor’s Kolby Solomon went 2-4, and he hit a single in the seventh to score teammate Zach Hedge with the go-ahead, and what turned out to be the winning, run as the Vikings junior varsity rallied from a late deficit to escape with a 5-4 win over the Wildcat JV’s at Bannerwood.

Trevor Dahl went 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s for Mount Si, whose defense did not do them any favors; the Wildcats committed five errors.

Kevin Corder walked three times and scored a run as well for the Wildcats. Parker Wutherich took the loss for MSHS on the hill, allowing an unearned run on that one hit in the seventh from Solomon.

Mount Si is at Lake Washington this morning.

Wildcat “C” pounds it out in win over Vikes: Mount Si’s offense pounded out 13 hits as their “C” team handled the Inglemoor “C” squad in a 9-1 rout up at Inglemoor High School. Tyler Clem led Mount Si, going 3-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Jake Marzetti added two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in two more. Evan Suarez was 2-3 with an RBI to lead Inglemoor.

Jayden Shirts and Hayden Weaver combined on the hill to shut down the Viking bats for Mount Si; Weaver got the win, allowing a run on seven hits, striking out four, in three innings. Weaver allowed two hits and walked one in a stellar four innings of relief. He also struck out one.

Mount Si is under the lights on Tuesday night at Issaquah. First pitch is at 6:00 at Tibbetts Valley Park, across from the Issaquah Transit Center on Newport Way at SR 900 in Issaquah.

Red Wolves fall in close one at home
In what could be a preview of teams to watch in the upcoming Northwest Distrct 2A playoffs, the Anacortes Seahawks outdueled the Cedarcrest Red Wolves 4-2 yesterday afternoon at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

Chris Busch led CHS, going 3-4 with an RBI, while Tyler Gray added two hits, a walk and run scored to the Red Wolves cause.

Anacortes plated a run each in the second and fifth innings to take a 2-0 lead. Both squads then exchanged runs in the sixth and seventh innings to end up with the final tally. Busch’s single drove in Jacob Norris with the sixth-inning Red Wolves run while Mason Pudwill’s bases loaded single scored Luke Mallory with the seventh-inning run for Cedarcrest. The Red Wolves had a chance to win it with two outs and the bases loaded but Gray struck out against Seahawk reliever Ty Saunders, who earned a save of Robert Whittle’s winning effort; the Anacortes starter allowed three hits in 4 2/3 innings, walking five and striking out seven.

Busch allowed a run without a hit in a 1 1/3 inning start for CHS. Gavin McDermott did the bulk of the pitching work for the Red Wolves in relief, and his performance may be worth a start for him later in the season. He went 4 2/3 innings, allowed two unearned runs on two hits, walked two and struck out two.

The Red Wolves were scheduled to make up a rainout from earlier this season with Mariner at Mariner High School in Everett on Monday, but that game was postponed again yesterday due to what we are told are roster issues with the Wesco 4A’s Marauders. The two schools will attempt once again to make the game up later in the year. With that, CHS now will not play again until Wednesday, when they look for a season sweep with Granite Falls. Game time is 4:00 p.m. up at Granite Falls High School.

Time now for our high school and college baseball scores, all after the break. Much of our high school coverage today comes from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

High Schools
Kingco 4A: Newport 2, North Creek 1 – Blake Wittman made it safely in the bottom of the seventh on a fielder’s choice with runner on third, allowing that runner, Cy Nimmo, to score with the walk-off run as the Knights bested the Jaguars in a thriller at Bob Albo Field on the Newport campus in Bellevue. Eric Shinjo led NHS, going 1-2 with an RBI, while NC’s Drew Rieger went 1-3 with an RBI to lead the visitors. Lukas Motta got the win on the mound for the Knights, pitching two perfect innings of relief and striking out two.

Kingco 4A: Issaquah 4, Eastlake 3 (9 inn.)– Eastlake scored two runs in the seventh to force extras at Issaquah High School, but Issy won it in dramatic fashion in the bottom of the ninth. 1B Jared Jonegjan walked and was replaced by pinch-runner Peter Orfanos, who made his way to third after a pickoff attempt by Eastlake reliever Michael Hansell went awry. Derek Gellos, who was up at bat when all this went down, then promptly singled to score his teammate and walk off with the win. Gellos led the Eagles, going 3-4 with two RBI’s including that game-winner. Dalton Chandler was 2-3 with an RBI leading the Wolves.

Kingco 4A: Bothell 7, Skyline 4 – The Cougars turned on the bats late, scoring five runs over the final two innings to sink the Spartans in Sammamish. Josh Davis went 3-3 with two doubles, a run scored, walk and three RBI’s leading Bothell, while Brody Ponti added a triple, run scored and RBI to the Cougar cause. Alex Brenner led Skyline, going 3-3 with a triple, run scored and RBI. Cole Hinkleman aided Sparty, going 2-4 with a run scored and RBI.

Cascade: King’s 17, Granite Falls 0 – The Knights took their week of frustrations out on the Tigers last night, routing them up in Granite Falls. Pitcher A.J. Knorr fired a two-hitter, walking one and striking out nine, and he helped his own cause offensively, going 3-4 with a double, walk, two runs scored and two RBI’s. Elisha Sergeant paced King’s, also going 3-4 with a double and walk, but he scored a run and drove in five more. Liam Schenfield and Aaron Jensen each had a double to account for the Granite offensive efforts.

Cascade: Cedar Park Christian 5, South Whidbey 4 – CPC rallied from a 4-0 deficit to escape with the home win last night under the lights at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Brandon McClean led Cedar Park, going 2-3 with an RBI. Kody Newman went 3-4 with a double and two RBI’s to pace Whidbey.

Kingco 3A: Mercer Island 5, Juanita 1 – Pitcher Robert Weaver threw a gem under the lights last night at Island Crest Park on the island. The MI hurler allowed one run on just two hits in a complete game effort, striking out seven. Matt Boissoneault doubled twice, scored a run and drove in another to lead MI. Kelsey Kisker doubled and scored a run to lead the Rebels.

Kingco 3A: Liberty 8, Redmond 5 – A four-run first sparked the Patriots, who held on for the win under the lights at Hartman Park in Redmond. Alex Olague homered twice for Liberty, while Jake Wright added two hits, including a double, a run scored and RBI. Spencer Umeyatsu led the Mustangs, going 3-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s.

Kingco 3A: Lake Washington 11, Interlake 0 – Oliver Laufman pitched a one-hitter for the Kangs as they rolled to the mercy-rule win after five over the Saints in Bellevue. Laufman walked two and struck out nine, and was also aided by Torin Montgomery, who homered twice, part of a 3-3 effort that saw him score two runs and drive in four more. Xavier Bellay had the lone Saints hit.

Kingco 3A: Bellevue 4, Sammamish 0 – Connor Cirillo and Alex Carlisle combined on a three-hitter for Bellevue as they blanked the Totems at home in downtown Bellevue. Cirillo allowed all three of those hits, but struck out five, in five innings to get the win. Carlisle pitched a perfect sixth and seventh, striking out two, for the save. Al Aurelio doubled as part of a 2-3 effort for Bellevue, scoring a run and driving in two more, and Ben Anger paced the victors, going 2-3 with two runs scored.

Wesco: Mountlake Terrace 9, Marysville-Getchell 0 – Mountlake pitchers Tanner Boe and Matt Johnson combined on a no-hitter for the Hawks as they blanked the Chargers in Marysville. Boe walked four and struck out seven in five innings, with Johnson striking out two in the final two frames. Johnson helped his own cause with a double, run scored and two RBI’s for MT, while Jonathan Kumai added a triple as part of a 2-3 effort, walking once, scoring twice and driving in another run.

Wesco: Shorewood 6, Everett 5 – Shorewood won it on a walk-off in the bottom of the seventh, as they rallied for the home win over the Seagulls in Shoreline. Tyler Bates was 2-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI’s pacing Everett.

Wesco: Arlington 7, Lynnwood 1 – Jack Sheward homered for the Eagles in their win over the Royals in Lynnwood. Michael Tsoukalas went 2-4 with a run scored and three RBI’s pacing Arlington, while Conner Combs and Caleb Herr both had a double as part of two-hit efforts apiece. Combs drove in a run and Herr scored a run. Andrew Smith allowed a run on five hits, walking one and striking out five, to get the win on the hill for the Eagles.

Wesco: Snohomish 10, Meadowdale 0 – Christian Hill fired a one-hitter on the mound for the Panthers as they blanked the Mavericks at home in Snohomish. He walked four and struck out three, and was aided by Jacob Brandvold, who had a hit, run scored and RBI leading SHS. A Tommy Dimmock double accounted for the lone Meadowdale hit.

College
Grand Canyon 9, Northern Colorado 6: Freshman Gavin Gorrell, from North Bend, started on the hill for the Bears against the visitors from Phoenix, and the 2017 MSHS’er was dinged up a bit, allowing five runs, four earned, on six hits, walking three and striking out one in four innings of work. Fortunately, Gorrell did not receive a decision, but UNCo’s efforts were also aided by senior Evan Johnson, Gorrell’s fellow Valleyite on the Bears. The 2014 MSHS’er from Snoqualmie went 2-5.

Washington State 4, Arizona State 3 (11 inn.): WSU escaped with an extra-inning home win in Pullman over the Sun Devils. Sophomore pitcher Isaac Mullins, he of North Bend and a 2015 MSHS’er, worked a perfect 10th inning in relief for the Cougars, striking out one. He received no decision.

Grays Harbor 8, Green River 4 (game one, doubleheader): In Aberdeen, GHC handled the visiting Gators in an NWAACC West Division clash. Sophomore Nick Bowersock, a 2014 CHS’er, was 1-4 with a run scored for Green River in the loss.

Skagit Valley 8, Spokane 5 (game one, doubleheader): In Mount Vernon, the host Cardinals took the first of two in the non-division NWAC twinbill. Freshman Justin “JuJu” Lutz, from Fall City and a 2017 MSHS’er, was 1-3 with a run for SCC in the loss. He did not play in the nightcap, won as well by Skagit, giving the Cards the sweep of the pair.

Seattle U. 10, Chicago State 0 (game two, doubleheader): After a blowout win in the opener, SU did the same in the nightcap to the lowly squad from the Windy City in Chi-town and swept two. Sophomore Blaine Wagner, he of Duvall and a 2016 CHS alum, was 1-1 in a pinch-hitting appearance for the Redhawks. He did not play in the first game.

Gonzaga 3, St. Mary’s-CA 0: GU took the middle game of their three-game set over the Gaels in Moraga, CA, with the help of North Bend’s Carson Breshears. The junior, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, wad 1-3 with a run scored for the Bulldogs, and working at second base, recorded a pair of putouts and pair of assists each defensively.

Whitman 9, Puget Sound 7 (game two, doubleheader): The Blues took the nightcap of two in Tacoma and swept both games from the Loggers; Whitman won the opener as well. Sophomore Collin Anderson, he of North Bend and a 2016 MSHS grad, pitched in this nightcap for Whitman, and allowed four runs on six hits in an inning of work. He received no decision and did not pitch in the first game. Snoqualmie’s Jake Brady, a former Mount Si teammate of Anderson’s now playing as a freshman this spring at UPS, did not play in either of the two games. The two teams finish their series this afternoon at noon down in Tacoma.

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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