Mount Si’s Harrison delivers with bat in SoCal club softball tourney, plus other news on this Sunday…..

Good Sunday morning. We’re going to start our busy Sunday off with a trip to the softball diamond. Like we mentioned yesterday, it may be cold outside and there’s snow on Mount Si, but one local club team has made its way down to southern California for their first weekend tournament of the 2019 season, and a Mount Si High School player on that team delivered in a big way yesterday to help her squad start strong at the event.

Wildcat sophomore Vera Harrison brought the bat for Kenmore-based KB Fastpitch. The U16 team used her efforts to go 2-1 in opening day action at the Triple Crown Orange County Coastal Classic.

Harrison made her impact immediately. She hit a grand slam, part of a six-RBI performance that also included a run scored, to lift KB to a 10-2 blowout of the suburban Los Angeles-based Elite Primetime Monroy 18U team in their tournament opener. Fellow Kingco 4A’er Katie Ingersoll, from North Creek High School in Bothell, added a pair of triples, a run and RBI to the cause for KB. The local team then played the San Diego-based SoCal Mavericks 16U’s in the middle game of their three yesterday afternoon at the tournament, being held in Irvine. Harrison again homered, and also tripled, but a three-run fifth by SoCal broke a 3-3 tie and handed KB a 6-3 loss. The homer for Harrison in this one was a solo shot.

The nightcap last night saw KB again meet the Monroy crew, and once again, the local ladies had the California team’s number, beating them 5-2. KB scored all five of their runs in the third in the time-limited contest, guided by Monroe High School’s Abbie Dill, who went 2-2 with three RBI’s. Harrison in this contest went 0-1, but it did not dampen what was otherwise an excellent day for the Wildcat player.

KB is the lone Washington state-based team in the field down there, a field that largely consists of California-based teams – although there is one from suburban Denver and a second from suburban Vancouver, BC, Canada, also there.

Action in the event wraps up today. Other news this morning:

Baseball: Corban swept in doubleheader, but Valleyite sees action in both games
The weekend ended up not well for Corban University’s baseball team, as for the second straight day, opposing William Jessup swept a doubleheader, and in the process swept their season opening four-game weekend series against the Oregon squad.

Jessup took the two games yesterday 15-3 in the opener and 7-1 in the nightcap at home in Rocklin, CA, dropping Corban to 0-4 to start the season. Senior Richard “Drew” Cotto, he of North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, played in both games for the visiting Warriors, going 0-1 in the first game and 0-2 in the nightcap.

Corban is back to action this coming weekend, with another pair of doubleheaders this coming Friday and Saturday at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, CA.

Track and Field: Valley athletes run at UW indoor meet
Two more Valley athletes competed in distance action yesterday as the University of Washington’s indoor invitational track and field meet wrapped up in Seattle.

UW sophomore Hannah Waskom, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS’er, finished ninth in her section – with an overall mid-pack finish – in the women’s 3000-meter run, clocking 9:49.68.

Duvall’s Logan Orndorf also ran in distance action yesterday – the men’s 3000 meters – and like his upper Valley counterpart, the University of Portland senior, a 2014 Cedarcrest HS grad, did well, clocking 7:52.33 to take sixth in his second, and also finish well overall in the race.

Oregon Tech 71, Multnomah women 55: The Owls handled the Lions in a Cascade Conference (NAIA) clash last night down in Klamath Falls, OR. Freshman Sydney Turner made her return after missing the past few games, and the Carnation product, a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad, played limited minutes with no stats of note reported for Multnomah.

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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