Diamond cuts, featuring a Mount Si baseball JV slugfest, on this Sunday

Good Sunday morning. Our diamond cuts on this Sunday morning features Mount Si High School’s JV baseball team, and quite the wild one they found themselves in against Skyline yesterday.

The bats from both teams proved to be quite active at the start, as Skyline took an 13-9 lead after three innings. Mount Si crept closer in the fourth and sixth, then busted it open once more in the seventh, scoring four runs to take the lead, then held on for a 15-14 victory at Skyline High School in Sammamish.

Kevin Corder finished 2-3 with a triple and two walks to lead the Wildcats. He scored four runs. Harrison Clark added a double as part of a 2-3 performance of his own; he walked once, scored two runs and drove in two more for Mount Si. The Wildcats took advantage of 16 walks on the day to help their efforts.

Dawson Schneider got the win on the mound for the scarlet and gray side by shutting down the Skyline bats. The Mount Si reliever came into the game in the third after both starter Cole Norah and Parker Wutherich struggled and took care of business. He allowed a run on four hits in five innings, walking two and striking out one.

Mount Si wraps up its season tomorrow against Eastlake.

Scoreboard now from college baseball and softball:

Baseball
Gonzaga 5, Loyola Marymount 3: GU evened their weekend set last night at home in Spokane with the in, aided by junior Carson Breshears. The 2014 Mount Si High School grad from North Bend went 2-4 with a run scored for the Bulldogs, and also recorded a putout and two assists defensively for GU manning second base.

Chicago State 11, Northern Colorado 8: UNCo held an 8-5 lead after seven but failed to close the deal in Chi-town, as CSU rallied for the walk-off win, just their eighth of the season. Senior Evan Johnson, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-3 with two runs scored for the Bears.

St. Scholastica 2, Crown (MN) 1 (game one, doubleheader): Duvall’s Levi Knott had a good day for Crown in the opening-game loss of their twinbill in Duluth, MN. He went 3-4 as the team’s DH, then pitched an inning of relief, striking out two and receiving no decision. Knott is a sophomore and 2016 Cedarcrest High School grad.

Spokane 5, Big Bend 1 (game two, doubleheader): The two Valleyites playing in this doubleheader, Big Bend’s Cody Banks and Spokane’s Justin Lutz, went a combined 0-7 with a walk as Lutz’s CCS squad took the opener of the pair in Moses Lake.

Lewis-Clark State 5, Corban 3 (game two, doubleheader): North Bend’s Tanner Simpson moved to 3-0 this spring in a relief role for the Warriors as LCSC took the nightcap of two over the Oregon team in Salem. Simpson pitched four strong innings out of the Warrior bullpen, allowing an unearned run on five hits, striking out seven. The 2014 Mount Si HS grad now has that 3-0 mark with a strong 1.88 earned run average, having allowed only three earned runs and two walks in 14 1/3 innings this spring. With LCSC’s track record of having players drafted, there looks to be a possibility for Simpson to hear his name called in this year’s MLB draft. LCSC won the opener and swept the pair, with Simpson not seeing action in that first game.

Spokane 13, Big Bend 5 (game two, doubleheader): Banks, a sophomore from Duvall and 2016 CHS alum, and Lutz, a freshman from Fall City and 2017 MSHS grad, went a combined 0-9 with a run scored in this nightcap as CCS won it and swept the pair.

St. Scholastica 16, Crown (MN) 0 (game two, doubleheader): Knott started on the mound for Crown in the nightcap and allowed two runs on three hits in two innings of work, allowing a walk while striking out one. He took the loss and dropped to 0-2, and also was 0-1 with a walk offensively for Crown in the contest.

Softball
Central Washington 11, St. Martin’s 6 (game one, doubleheader): On Senior Day at Central over in Ellensburg, North Bend’s senior rep, Celine Fowler, was 0-2 with a walk in the opener as the Wildcats scored six runs in the fifth to rally for the twinbill-opening win.

Central Washington 10, St. Martin’s 7 (game two, doubleheader): Fowler, in her final home game at Central, was 1-2 with a run scored, sacrifice fly and RBI. She is a 2014 MSHS grad and will have some extra softball to play, as the two wins guaranteed Central another trip to the posteason. They will be playing in the upcoming Great Northwest Athletic Conference tournament (NCAA Division II) with an eye on advancing to the NCAA Division II national tournament once again. The GNAC event starts on Thursday and is being hosted this year by Concordia-PDX at their campus facility in Portland.

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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