On the links and the diamond this Tuesday

Good Tuesday morning. Diamond cuts in a bit, and we’ll have some basketball hopefully for you later. However, we start this morning on the links. Three more Valley golfers earned trips to the Washington Junior Golf Association district postseason after solid scores in a tournament yesterday.

The three locals all qualified down in the association’s District Six, whose postseason tournament will be next week in Orting. Mount Si boys’ golfers Cole Bostwick from Fall City and Cooper Neil from Snoqualmie, along with future Wildcat girls’ golfer Megan Hodgson from North Bend, all earned trips to the event. Neil finished with a three-over 74 to take a tie for second in the boys’ 14-15 age group at the WJGA tournament in Auburn, while Bostwick took eighth in his age group (boys’ 16/17) firing a seven-over 78 on the par-71 Auburn Golf Club layout. Hodgson took sixth in the girls’ 16/17 age division carding a 92. The three join Snoqualmie residents Drew and Hogan Warford and Shane Russell (we misidentified him in our writeup last week and we apologize for the mistake) to represent the Valley in the district event in Orting.

Hogan Warford finished ninth in his age group, boys’ 14/15, yesterday with a score of 90 while Russell took sixth in the boys’ 8/11 age division with a nine-hole score of 50. Mount Si girls’ golfer Tori Berger, from Fall City, was the lone golfer from the Valley who competed yesterday in the event that left without having qualified for the district tourney. She carded a 98 in the girls’ 16/17 age division.

Meanwhile, in the District Two event in Sammamish at Skyline High School’s home course, the Plateau Country Club, the main headline there for the five locals who competed there was that Snoqualmie’s Kasey Maralack finished as co-champion in the 14/15 girls age group, carding a 78 to finish six over on the par-72 layout. She has already qualified for their district tournament, also set for next week in Kingston. Valley boys Sage Phelps, Robbie Nielsen, Charlie Gaffney and Jack Johnson, all from Snoqualmie, did not earn berths yesterday although Phelps had already qualified previously. They all had scores ranging from 90 to 129 in their rounds yesterday.

The final tournaments of the WJGA regular season are tomorrow (District Six, Spanaway/Brookdale Golf Club) and Thursday (District Two, Redmond/Bear Creek CC). District postseason events for both districts are next Tuesday and Wednesday.

To our diamond cuts this morning. Youth scores and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Youth Baseball
Boys of Summer 18U Blue 7, Seattle Stars 5: At Columbia River High School in Vancouver, WA, the Bellevue-based Boys held off the north Seattle team in a tournament win. Mount Si’s Spencer Marenco went 0-3 for BoS in the contest.

Field of Champions Bears 15U Black 17, City Baseball 7: Mount Si High School players very much factored into the big road win last night for the Preston-based Bears over Seattle-based City at Whitman Middle School in northwest Seattle. Anthony Gilden went 3-4 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBI’s to lead the FoC Wildcat contingent. Logan Garwood also had a big game, going 2-2 with a pair of walks, a stolen base, a run scored and two RBI’s for the Bears, and Jackson Crumb likewise went 2-2, scoring a run and driving in another. Rounding it out, Josh Moore went 0-2 but walked twice and scored a run for FoC.

Washington A’s 18U Gold 3, Rock Creek 2: Mount Si grad Tank Brewster pitched a strong game for the A’s, allowing two runs on just three hits in 5 1/3 good innings, walking three and striking out eight, as the Sammamish-based squad overcame an early 2-0 deficit to sink the southeast King County-based Rock Creek team at Bellevue High School.

WW Sweets 14U 7, FM Sports 5: The Sweets handled their Redmond-based rivals at Eastlake High School in Sammamish behind future MSHS’er Aidan Dougherty, who allowed one run on one hit in four innings of work on the mound for the Sammamish-based Sweets, walking four and striking out two. He picked up the win and also went 1-4 at the plate with an RBI.

Taylor Baseball 9, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 3: BoS closed out their weekend trip to southwest Washington with this loss yesterday afternoon to the Redmond-based Taylor. Marenco went 1-3 with a run scored.

College Summer Baseball
Ike dinged up on mound in Cowlitz loss: It was not the best night at the office for the pitching staff of the West Coast League’s Cowlitz Black Bears, and a Valleyite was no exception, as the Bears pitchers were all roughed up in varying degrees by the opposing Kelowna Falcons bats in a 14-8 Cowlitz loss to Kelowna in British Columbia last night.

North Bend’s Isaac Mullins was among the pitchers who did not fare too well with the Kelowna offense, although he wasn’t as badly dinged as some of his teammates were. The 2015 MSHS grad allowed a couple of runs on four hits, striking out three in 1 2/3 innings of work, with no decision recorded and his ERA moving up to 4.61 with the resulting stat line. The team’s starting pitcher only lasted 1 1/3 innings and he gave up six runs taking the loss.

Mullins will be a junior this fall at Washington State.

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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