The Wednesday diamond cuts

Good Wednesday morning. Diamond cuts as always for you here.

The Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s “Coast” division baseball All-Star team seems to be functioning on all cylinders offensively, after once again staving off elimination last night from the Little League’s District 9 tournament, at Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie, with another big and balanced offensive attack.

The SVLL kids spread around 14 hits as they routed Kirkland National 12-2 in the loser-out game to advance to another loser-out game tomorrow, this against Bellevue Thunderbird. Among the players who shined last night, and there were once again quite a few who did for the under-10 age team, were Zack Russell and Jayce Riden. Russell had a pair of doubles, two runs scored, a walk and RBI as the local kids kept the pressure on throughout the five-inning game. Riden also had a pair of doubles for SVLL, and drove in a run himself. Cole Taylor and Colton Slife also doubled, and Kevin Ellis had a triple among his two hits.

Slife and Scott Corder split most of the pitching duties, with Corder getting the win allowing a run on two hits in 1 2/3 innings of work. He walked three and struck out four. Slife worked the following 2 1/3 innings and had a fairly similar line to his teammate’s. Both players reached the maximum limit of 50 pitches so neither are expected to pitch the next game tomorrow.

That game tomorrow is at 6:00 p.m. at Centennial, located next to Snoqualmie Elementary School in downtown Snoqualmie on Park St., and is free to attend.

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Washington A’s 18U Gold 9, Prospect United 7: This was a comeback for the ages for the Sammamish-based A’s, and it was capped off by a Mount Si High School grad. Tank Brewster, with the winning runs on base and two out in the bottom of the seventh, singled to score the winning runs, capping off a nine-run comeback in that frame as the A’s stormed back to stun the visitors at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Brewster finished 2-2 with a run scored and three RBI’s for the A’s, while fellow MSHS alum Will Scott went 0-2 also for the victors.

Diamond Sports 8, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 5: The Bellevue-based Boys fell under the lights at home at Courter Field on the Bellevue College campus last night despite the efforts of Mount Si’s Spencer Marenco, who went 2-2 with a run scored and a walk.

Field of Champions Bears 14U Black 9, City Baseball Gold 4: A big night for a pair of Valley batters lifted Preston-based FoC to the home win over Seattle-based City at Issaquah High School. Ryan Gerlitz went 2-3 with a triple and two runs scored while Harrison Kelly also had two hits, scored a run and drove in another. He also reached on an error for the Bears.

College Summer Baseball
Everett falls at home: The Everett Merchants took one on the chin last night, as the Pacific International League team fell at home in Everett 6-2 to the non-conference foe Alaska Goldpanners, from Fairbanks. Mount Si grad Evan Johnson went 0-4 for the Merchants.

Portland routs Corvallis in WCL: The Pickles cruised to a 17-2 West Coast League win last night at Oregon State University over the Corvallis Knights. North Bend’s Carson Breshears went 0-1 in late duty last night for the Pickles, who continue play tonight with the Knights in the Willamette Valley.

Wenatchee doubled up: Also in the WCL, North Bend’s Mason Marenco went 1-4 with a run scored for the Wenatchee AppleSox, but they fell 4-2 to the visiting Bend Elks at Wenatchee Valley College. The two teams continue play tonight in Wenatchee at 7:05.

Softball: SVLL/Falls “Coast” team falls in semis, but there’s still a chance for a title
It was a tough night on the field last night for the Snoqualmie Valley and Falls Little League’s girls’ “Coast” All-Star team, but they still have a chance at glory in the District 9 “Coast” Softball Tournament.

The SVLL/Falls combined team fell in a winner-to-finals semifinal last night against the girls from the three Bellevue Little Leagues – East, West and Thunderbird – dropping them into a loser-out game tonight against the girls from the two Redmond leagues – West and North. The winner of tonight’s 6:00 game will meet the Bellevue girls starting tomorrow in the title series and will need to beat the Bellevue team twice to advance to state. So there’s another shot, possibly, and the girls will look to represent their community tonight and take full advantage.

The game is at Dodd Field in downtown Issaquah and is free to attend. The field is at Issaquah Valley Elementary School on NW Holly Street. To get there from I-90, take the Sunset Way exit, turn left and head west through downtown to Newport Way. Turn right on Newport Way and head north. The school will be on your right before Holly Street and there is an access road from Newport that takes you straight to the parking lot. However, if that access is blocked (locked gate), you’ll want to head down to NW Holly St., and turn right, heading east on Holly until you see another access road on your right. Turn right here and it will take you to that same parking lot.

Denver: At the Colorado Sparkler and Fireworks last night, it was a mixed bag for three local teams with Valley players. The Seattle Sundodgers 16U’s, with Mount Si’s Molly Wilbourne, fell in a pair of games to teams from Kansas and California. Meanwhile, the team featuring Mount Si grad – and Molly’s older sister – Lauren Wilbourne, along with Cedarcrest grad Elaine Townley, the Snohomish-based Northwest Batbusters Seek 18U, took care of a suburban Dallas team in their first game last night. And the Townley clan received more good news, as Elaine’s younger sister Kat’s team posted its first win. Kat, a future CHS’er, and her Team Seattle 14U’s took care of a Texas team in their first game of the tournament. All of the tournaments run through this weekend.

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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