Weekend diamond wrap and a note from your editor……

Good Monday morning. Weekend wrap in a second but we have an announcement for you if you use Twitter.

The Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal is now on Twitter! Our handle is @snovalleysports, and while our Tweets will be rather sparse during our summer coverage schedule, we anticipate using our Twitter feed to provide game updates of selected Mount Si sports events this coming season for you. We’ll of course let you know about that when that comes around, but in the meantime, know that if you have Twitter, we’re there now so follow us please and use that as another source of local sports coverage.

Now to the diamond cuts. Action from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Youth Baseball
Falls “Majors” All Stars stays alive at district tourney: The Falls Little League “Majors” (under-12) all stars won their loser-out game at the District 9 tournament last night in Sammamish, beating Kirkland National, who was knocked out of the tournament with their loss. Falls plays Bellevue East tomorrow in another loser out game. Tonight, Snoqualmie Valley fights for its tournament lives meeting Issaquah, and Wednesday, Sno-Valley North, who beat Bellevue East yesterday to send the Bellevue guys up against Falls tomorrow, plays a winners’ bracket game Wednesday against Kirkland American. A win here for SVNLL sends them to the district semis on Saturday. The games this week are all at 6:00 p.m. all three nights and are free to attend. Good luck boys!

Northwest Naturals 16U 13, Seattle Gladiators 16U 1: The Sammamish-based Nats handled business rather easily last night, beating the Gladiators in north Seattle. Mount Si’s Jack Mardon led NWN, going 3-3 with a run scored and RBI while fellow ‘Cat Cam Ferreri tripled and drove in three runs pacing the Nats. Mount Si’ers Mason Gronewald and Tom Phillips went a combined 0-3 for the Gladiators and both pitched as well in the contest, with Gronewald allowing an unearned run on one hit in one inning of work, striking out one and walking one. Phillips worked two innings and allowed eight runs – five earned – on eight hits. Neither player received a decision for SG.

Kirkland Merchants 10, Boys of Summer 18U White 0: Kirkland held the Bellevue-based BoS to two hits in the blowout win down in Kent. MSHS grad Trace Halvorson went 0-2 for Boys in the contest.

Roots 9, Northwest Naturals 15U 4: The Nats finished their weekend in Portland with a loss. Mount Si’s Cole Norah started on the mound for NWN and took the loss, allowing seven runs – four earned, on six hits, walking five and striking out four in 4 1/3 innings of work. He and fellow ‘Cat Dawson Schneider went a combined 0-6 with an RBI offensively for the Sammamish-based squad.

Baden Black 6, Seattle Gladiators 18U 2: Kent-based Baden took care of this one at Bellevue College. Mount Si’s Frankie Cepeda led the Gladiators, going 2-3 with a walk and run scored. Fellow ‘Cat Jack Dougherty added a hit and two walks to the cause for SG and a third Mount Si’er, Connor Webb, also had a hit.

Tippers 15U Black 9, City Baseball Gold 0: Cedarcrest’s Mason Pudwill guided the Redmond-based Rippers to a big win over the Seattle foe at a tournament in central Oregon, going 2-3 with a run scored and RBI as the Rippers broke it open with a five-run sixth inning.

Boys of Summer 18U White 13, Baden Red 7: Halvorson doubled, scored a run and drove in another for Boys as they handled the Kent team down in Kent yesterday.

Kirkland Merchants 13, Field of Champions Bears 15U Blue 7: The Merchants handled things well at home in Kenmore. Mount Si’s Andrew Edson doubled, scored a run and drove in another for FoC in this one, and fellow ‘Cats Kevin Corder and Tyler Clem went a combined 0-5 with an RBI for the Preston-based team. Corder also pitched 2/3 of an inning of relief, and it was perfect with no decision recorded.

Portland Baseball 6, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 2: Portland kept the pressure on all game, beating the Bellevue-based Boys at a southwest Washington tournament. Mount Si’s Spencer Marenco went 0-1 for BoS in the contest.

Rippers 15U Black 12, Washington A’s 0: Pudwill went 1-2 as the Rippers beat their Sammamish-based rivals at the Redmond, OR, tournament.

Billings Scarlet 18, Seattle Gladiators 18U 0: Cepeda went 2-3 for the Gladiators in their morning loss to the Montana team at their Bellevue tournament yesterday. Webb and Dougherty both went 0-2 for SG.

Seattle Wave Black 13, Seattle Gladiators 15U 7: Mount Si’s Ryan Harris went 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, and fellow ‘Cat Jake Marzetti went 2-2 with a walk and two runs scored for the Gladiators in their loss to the Seattle team at the Southeast Athletic Complex in Seattle. Harris started the game on the mound for SG and struggled some, allowing 11 runs – seven earned – on 10 hits, walking one and taking the loss. Another ‘Cat, Scott Harris, went 0-4 with an RBI for the Gladiators.

Softball
Bellevue Blast 18U Darrow 10, Diamond Dusters 1: At the Seattle ASA 18U Metro Championships down in Spanaway, the Blast rolled with contributions from Mount Si’s Sam Simmons, who went 0-3, but walked once and scored two runs.

Elite Diamonds ’02 Eaton 16U 8, Firecrackers 7: The Redmond-based Diamonds won it on a walkoff at their tournament in southern California. CHS’ Kenzie Brown played in the contest for EDE, but did not have any official at-bats of note.

PNW Force 10, Bellevue Blast 18U Darrow 7: A six-run fifth was the difference for the Force as they handled the Blast at Sprinker Rec Center knocking the Bellevue team out of the weekend tournament. Simmons went 0-4 with a run scored for BBD.

American Athletics 9, Elite Diamonds ’02 Eaton 16U 4: The Diamonds finished out the weekend at the ASA Champions Cup tournament down in Irvine, CA, with this loss to the SoCal team; Brown went 0-2 for EDE in this one.

College Summer Baseball
Everett wins Kamloops tournament, with Snoqualmie player participating: The Pacific International League’s Everett Merchants won twice yesterday to take the Kamloops International Baseball tournament title up in Kamloops, BC, and a Valleyite had a hand in it. Snoqualmie’s Evan Johnson played in both games, which were extra-inning wins for Everett, 4-3 in the semifinal game in 10 innings over the host Kamloops Sun Devils and 6-5 in 12 innings in the title game over the Seattle Cheney Studs in 12 frames. Johnson went 0-3 in both games for Everett but scored a run in the title game. He is a 2014 MSHS grad who recently graduated from the University of Northern Colorado. A congrats from us to Johnson and mates on their tournament victory.

Valleyites also in action in Kelowna: Two other Valley players competed just down the road from Kamloops in Kelowna, BC, last night for the West Coast League’s Portland Pickles in their 9-4 loss to the league rival Kelowna Falcons. North Bend’s Carson Breshears went 2-4 with a double and three RBI’s and Duvall’s Adam Davenport pitched, striking out one in a perfect inning of relief with no decision recorded. Breshears is a 2014 MSHS grad attending Gonzaga while Davenport is a 2015 Cedarcrest HS alum attending the University of Washington.

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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