Sunday diamond cuts…..

Good Sunday morning. Our diamond cuts this morning start with a little college summer baseball for you.

It was a return home for one Valleyite last night as he got to play in front of family and friends in a college summer baseball game.

Snoqualmie’s Evan Johnson and his Everett Merchants traveled to Fall City Community Park to play a Pacific International League game with the host Northwest Honkers. Sadly for the 2014 MSHS grad, the Honkers ruined the homecoming, with a fifth-inning homer from John Wuthrich helping provide the difference for NWH in a 4-1 win. Johnson, who just graduated from the University of Northern Colorado and did not get drafted this past week in the MLB amateur draft, went 1-4 for the Merchants.

The Honkers host the Redmond Dudes this afternoon at FCCP. Game time is 1:00 weather permitting. Several locals are on the Dudes, including Fall City-area products Carson Corra and Justin “JuJu” Lutz.

Also this morning:

Simpson shuts down rivals’ bats in Medford comeback win: In a tight one last night in the Great West League, the Medford Rogues needed a Valleyite to deliver on the hill, and he did just that.

North Bend’s Tanner Simpson allowed a run on just two hits in five innings of relief for the Rogues, and they used that to full advantage, rallying for an 8-7 win over the Klamath Falls Gems in Klamath Falls, OR. Simpson, who just graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho and did not get drafted in this past week’s MLB draft, walked one and struck out four to get his first win of the season for Medford. He is a 2014 Mount Si High School grad.

Mullins on hill for Cowlitz: The start of the summer season continues to go well for North Bend’s Isaac Mullins. Mullins, a 2015 MSHS’er who just finished his sophomore season for Washington State, worked a scoreless inning of relief last night for the West Coast League’s Cowlitz Black Bears in their 8-6 extra-inning loss to Kelowna at home in Longview. Mullins allowed a hit and struck out two, receiving no decision for the Black Bears, who dropped to 3-5 on the season with the loss.

Youth scores now, all courtesy of Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Field of Champions 15U Bears Blue 4, Rippers 15U Black 3: At Hartman Park in Redmond last night, the Preston-based Bears held off the Redmond squad. Valley players competed for both teams. Mount Si’s Andrew Edson led the locals on FoC, going 2-4 with a double and run scored. Cedarcrest’s Mason Pudwill competed for the Rippers and went 0-2. Wildcat Kevin Corder paced the Bears with a walk and run scored despite going 0-3.

Northwest Naturals 16U 7, City Baseball Green 4 (game one, doubleheader): Mount Si’s Cam Ferreri doubled, scored a run and drove a second in for Sammamish-based Naturals as they took the opener of two in north Seattle. Fellow Wildcat Jack Mardon was 0-2 with two walks for NWN.

Baden Black 11, Michael’s Toyota 16U 0 (game one, doubleheader): Kent-based Baden rolled to the twinbill-opening win at Skyline High School in Sammamish, holding the Bellevue team to just three hits. Mount Si’s Parker Wutherich went 0-2 for Toyota in the contest.

Thurston County Saints 12, Seattle Gladiators 15U 2 (game one, doubleheader): The boys from the South Sound took the opener of two at Southeast Athletic Complex in Seattle. Mount Si’s Tyler Disch took the hill for the Gladiators and took the loss, allowing nine runs – just two of which were earned – on six hits in two innings of work, walking six and striking out one. Fellow Wildcat Tom Parker worked the next four innings, allowing three runs on three hits, walking four and striking out one. Jake Marzetti, also from MSHS, led the Valleyites offensively for SG, going 1-2 with a run scored.

Field of Champions Bears 14U Blue 10, Aces 0: The first game of their weekend tournament in Kent proved successful for FoC, as Valley players paced the efforts. Caden Harris went 1-1 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI, and Quin Patterson, despite going 0-2, walked and scored a run.

Field of Champions Bears 14U Black 3, Power Baseball 0: In Federal Way, local Harrison Kelly went 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s, unleashing the big hit in the first inning as the Bears scored all three of their runs in that frame then rode that all the way to a win. Fellow Valleyite Ryan Gerlitz added a walk and run scored to the FoC efforts.

Bellevue Dragons 18U Elite 4, Baden 2: The Dragons doubled up the Kent-based Baden at Interlake High School in Bellevue, paced by Mount Si’s Troy Baunsgard, who went 1-2 with a walk. Fellow Wildcat Harrison Clark went 0-2 for BDE.

Boys of Summer 18U White 11, Wollochet Baseball (Gig Harbor) 9: In Tacoma, the Bellevue-based Boys held off the Pierce County team with the help of Trace Halvorson. The freshly-graduated MSHS’er went 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s for BoS, and fellow Wildcat Levi Jorgensen went an inning on the mound, allowing four unearned runs on four hits, walking one and striking out one with no decision for Boys.

City Baseball Green 6, Northwest Naturals 16U 3 (game two, doubleheader): Seattle-based City took the nightcap and split the twinbill at Ingraham High School in Seattle. Mardon went 1-4 with a run for the Nats, while Ferreri aided the efforts going 1-3.

Baden Black 4, Michael’s Toyota 16U 3 (game two, doubleheader): Kent-based Baden took the nightcap and swept the twinbill with Bellevue-based Michael’s at Skyline High School. Wutherich went 0-1 for Michael’s.

Thurston County Saints 9, Seattle Gladiators 15U 1 (game two, doubleheader): The Saints rolled in the nightcap in Seattle to sweep the double-dip. The Gladiators had just five hits, three of them from Mount Si’ers: Ryan Harris, Scott Harris and Daniel Yurkanin. Fellow Wildcat Jack Phillips worked two innings in relief, allowing two runs, both earned, on three hits, and received no decision.

City Baseball Navy 4, Field of Champions Bears 14U Blue 3: City scored twice in the seventh to steal a win away from the Bears. Locals, including Patterson, Harris and Blake Miller, went a combined 0-8 with a walk for FoC in this one.

Field of Champions Bears 14U Black 12, Seattle Gladiators 3: Kelly went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI for FoC as they rolled over the Seattle team in Federal Way. Gerlitz went 1-3 with a walk and two runs scored for the Bears, and also pitched two innings, allowing a hit and three walks but striking out three.

Youth action as well here, with scores and stats from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Cal Nuggets 5, Washington Ladyhawks 18U Miller 2: We expected this to be a challenge, and it proved to be one for the Puyallup team last night at the PGF national qualifier down in Lincoln, CA, outside of Sacramento, as the Bay Area’s Nuggets scored early and often in the loser-out game to eliminate the only non-California team in the tournament. Cedarcrest’s Michaela Carter went 0-1 for WLH in the loss.

Washington Illusion 8, Bellevue Blast ’03 14U 4: In Federal Way at the Seattle ASA’s Blast into Summer tournament, the Illusion doubled up the Bellevue-based squad. Mount Si’s Ginger Harris was 0-1 with a walk for Blast in this one.

Fury 3, Elite Diamonds ’02 16U 2: Also at the Blast into Summer event, the Redmond-based Diamonds fell short against a local foe; CHS’ Kenzie Brown went 0-1 with a walk for the Diamonds.

Belelvue Blast 18U 4, Vancouver Patriots 3: At the USA Preps tournament over in the Tri-Cities, the Bellevue team scored twice in the final inning to steal a tournament-opening win from the southwest Washington squad. Mount Si’s Sam Simmons went 1-2 for Blast.

Issaquah Flame 12U 8, Bellevue Blast ’03 14U 3: The Issaquah-based Flame’s bats proved to be hot as they scored five in the second to take this one. Harris went 0-1 again for the Blast.

Washington Acers Green 7, Elite Diamonds ‘02 16U 4: The Auburn-based Acers broke a 4-4 tie with three in the fifth to walk off with the win in Kent. Brown went 0-2.

USA Explosion Xtreme 7, Bellevue Blast 18U 2: The Tri-Cities-based Xplosion exploded, no pun intended, for five second-inning runs to cruise to the win at Columbia Playfields in Richland. Simmons went 0-2 for Bellevue in this one.

Issaquah Flame Red ’04 14U 9, Bellevue Blast ’03 14U 5: The Blast fell to a second Flame squad to end proceedings last night in south King County. Harris went 0-2.

Washington Illusion 8, Elite Diamonds ’02 16U 0: Two pitchers combined on a no-hitter for Illusion in the nightcap last night for the Diamonds. Brown went 0-1.

Washington Angels 18U Gold 8, Bellevue Blast 18U 3: The Tri-Cities based Angels broke the bats out early, scoring seven runs in the first two innings to cruise to a win last night over the Bellevue team. Simmons was 1-1.

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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