Diamond cuts on a Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning. We’ll have our final thoughts on tonight’s Mount Si playoff soccer game in a bit, but first, here’s last night’s scoreboard. High school postseason softball and our first foray into youth summer league baseball as well. All of our coverage this morning features scores and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, which is available on Apple IPhones and IPads. At one point this spring, we had over 80 teams from around the Kingco, Cascade and Wesco Conferences we were following thanks to this app and their site, and we expect to be following quite a few teams this summer as well.

Mount Si High School’s JV and “C” team baseball squads along with both the Mount Si and Cedarcrest varsity softball teams were users of this service in 2018, and we would recommend them to you if you want to score your child’s games this summer and not have to use paper and pen to do it. Google “Gamechanger” to find the website for more information, and no, we’re not being paid to tell you this, either.

Now to the games.

Softball
Kingco 4A Tournament (loser out): Newport 15, North Creek 5 – The bats came alive in a big way for the Knights as they advanced to the Kingco semifinals with the win and in the process ended the inaugural season for the Jaguars. Lexi Barashkoff homered twice, doubled and tripled as part of a 4-4 effort for Newport, scoring three runs and driving in four more, and Taylor Woodey also had a pair of homers as part of a 3-3 performance; she scored twice and also drove in four runs. Brooklyn Richards also had a big game, going 3-5 with a double for the Knights, scoring two runs and also driving in four. Malia Pinder led North Creek, going 4-4 with a triple, run scored and two RBI’s. The Knights meet Eastlake this afternoon.

Kingco 4A Tournament (loser out): Inglemoor 4, Bothell 2 – The final round of the 2018 Spaghetti Bowl series went to the Vikings as they advanced to the Kingco semis on home turf in Kenmore ending the Blue Train’s season. Camryn Scott went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI for the Vikings as they meet Woodinville this afternoon in the semis. Bothell was led by Nikki Wolman, who went 1-3 with a run, and Amber Powers, who went 1-2 with a RBI.

SeaKing 3A Tournament (loser out): Bishop Blanchet 8, Lake Washington 1 – Braves pitcher Kate Judy pitched a three-hit complete game gem, only allowing one unearned run and striking out 14 as Blanchet moved on in the district tournament beating the Kingco’s Kangs, whose season came to an end with the loss. Greta Gievett led BB, going 1-3 with two runs scored and four RBI’s, and Judy herself aided the cause with her bat, tripling and scoring two runs. Anastasia Kotsakis went 1-2 with a run scored for L-Dub.

SeaKing 3A Tournament (loser out): West Seattle 8, Bellevue 2 – Lucy Mead went 3-3 with two runs scored and two RBI for WS as they eliminated the Kingco’s Wolverines from the postseason with the first-round district win in Seattle. The Wildcats broke it open with a five-run fifth and cruised from there. Kendall Mecham was 1-4 with a double and run aiding Bellevue. Kelly Treves tripled and also scored a run for the Wolverines.

Cascade: Granite Falls 19, Cedar Park Christian 18 – Well, Granite’s season was supposed to have ended with their loss this past weekend to Archbishop Murphy in the Northwest 2A District tournament, but it turns out they had a little unfinished business, which they took care of yesterday. Jaiden Waud homered for the Tigers as Granite closed things out for real with the slugfest win at home over the Eagles. Jillian Zachry went 3-5 with a double, four runs scored and two RBI’s and Joslyn Harding tripled, scored a run and drove in a second for GF. Cedar Park was led by Grace Orr, who went 5-6 with a double, three runs scored and four RBI’s.

The Eagles racked up 25 hits in the contest, with all except one CPC player recording at least one hit. Cedar Park opens 1A Northwest District play on Thursday in Sedro-Woolley hosting Nooksack Valley at 4:00. Sultan and South Whidbey will also represent the Cascade Conference in the tournament; South Whidbey is a top seed in their side of the bracket and Sultan doubled up Meridian 14-7 in Whatcom County yesterday in a play-in game to advance; they meet Mount Baker in the other opening-round game on Thursday afternoon.

CHS on radio: We should also mention as well that the Red Wolves’ first-round game at the 2A Northwest tournament tomorrow against Anacortes is being picked up for radio broadcast. KBRC radio is picking it up for the 4:00 game. No word on if the nightcap for Cedarcrest is also being broadcast. We’ll have more info on this tomorrow in our preview.

Baseball
Boys of Summer U15 4, Prep Sportswear 1: Our summer baseball coverage starts with a pair of Mount Si players facing each other last night at Kirkland’s Lee Johnson Field in this clash between Bellevue-area rivals as the Seattle Elite League season gets underway for both teams.

Boys’ local rep, Wildcat “C” teamer Turner McCutchan, pitched two innings for his team, allowing a run on one hit walking two, and he also had a plate appearance offensively, recoding a walk. Sportswear’s local rep, fellow Mount Si’er Jake Mitton, worked an inning for his side, striking out one. He also got some at-bats, and went 0-3.

These two are among quite a few Mount Si and Cedarcrest baseball players that will be playing club baseball this summer, and we will be featuring selected players and their teams. If you are the parent of a local select baseball player who attends a school in the Snoqualmie Valley or Riverview School Districts and want your son’s team featured in our coverage this summer, let us know today.

Send us all the pertinent info – son’s name, grade level, school they attend, which team they play for and which age group, and your contact info and we’ll get back to you letting you know what we’ll need from you and the team in order to provide your child’s squad coverage this season. Our email address is snovalleysports@gmail.com.

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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