From college summer baseball on this Thursday morning…..

Good Thursday morning. News from college summer baseball as we deal with another hot day today.

Marenco’s season ends with Wenatchee loss: The West Coast League season came to an end last night for the Wenatchee AppleSox, and it ended on a down note, as they were blown out 11-3 by the Kelowna Falcons in Kelowna, B.C., Canada and that combined with Yakima Valley’s win over Corvallis knocked the Sox out of playoff contention. Yakima Valley will meet Bellingham in the league’s North Division final while Portland will meet Corvallis in the South Division final. For Wenatchee, North Bend’s Mason Marenco went 0-4.

Marenco, a 2017 MSHS grad who will be a freshman this fall at Gonzaga, finishes his first college summer season in solid fashion despite last night’s result. He hit .285 this summer with two homers and 19 RBI’s, walking 25 times and striking out 34 more in a season that earned him league All-Star recognition. Wenatchee finished 26-28 this season, 15-13 in the league’s second half and in fifth in the league’s North Division.

PIL’s Merchants fall to national all-star team at season-ending tourney: The Pacific International League’s Everett Merchants were limited to five hits in an 8-0 loss last night to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s (NJCAA) national all-star squad at the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita. Snoqualmie’s Evan Johnson was 0-2 for Everett in the contest. He is a 2014 MSHS grad and graduated this spring from the University of Northern Colorado.

Stop the presses: We had suggested yesterday that North Bend’s Isaac Mullins’ summer season had come to an end for the WCL’s Cowlitz Black Bears after a nearly two-inning outing on Tuesday night in their loss to Walla Walla. Well, we were wrong. The Washington State University pitcher, a 2015 MSHS grad, got one last inning of work last night for Cowlitz as they finished the season with a 3-0 home win over the Sweets. He struck out two in that one frame and received no decision, finishing with a 0-0 record and 3.32 earned run average this summer for the Black Bears.

Mullins also had six saves this summer, which earned him a spot among the league leaders in that category. In 24 1/3 innings, he allowed only nine earned runs and four walks while striking out 31. Cowlitz finished the season 20-34 overall, 10-17 in the league’s second half and in fourth overall in the South Division.

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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