Valleyite Scott makes college baseball debut, and the rest of the college diamond cuts wrapping up the weekend…..

Good Monday morning.

We have our weekend wrap for you this morning, and we start with some college baseball for you, and the goal of many college freshmen is to get a chance to play right away instead of redshirting. Well, for North Bend’s Will Scott, it was looking like he would probably redshirt this season as there was plenty of depth coming into the season for his team, the Colorado School of Mines of NCAA Division II’s Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.

And with the academic load at CSM being challenging as he is majoring in engineering down there at the Golden, CO, campus, a redshirt year wouldn’t have been a bad thing for sure, so he could concentrate on being the best possible student he can be there in college. But, concerns about the team’s pitching prompted coaches to ask the 2018 Mount Si HS grad to come aboard and not redshirt after all, and Scott was on the Orediggers’ trip this weekend to Austin, TX, to play St. Edward’s.

The Valleyite made his college debut in the finale of the series yesterday, won handily by Mines 13-5. With such a large lead for most of the game – the Orediggers had a 9-4 lead after six innings – this allowed Scott plenty of breathing room, but he didn’t need it because he pitched well for his first go-round. Scott allowed a run on two hits, striking out one in two innings of quality relief. He received no decision as Mines moved to 6-2 on the season and are among the top 25 teams in NCAA Division II college baseball nationally.

CSM is set to host South Dakota’s Sioux Falls for a three-game series starting Friday. This is their home-opening series after their original home opening series with Montana State-Billings earlier this month was snowed out.

Rest of the Sunday diamond cuts……..

Baseball
Cal State Northridge 7, Gonzaga 4 (game one, doubleheader): GU could not hold an early lead and fell in the first of two down in southern California. Senior Carson Breshears, from North Bend, went 0-2 for the Bulldogs in the contest.

Willamette 10, Puget Sound 5: The Bearcats doubled up the Loggers in Tacoma to finish out a weekend set. Both of UPS’s Mount Si grads played, with sophomore Jake Brady going 0-1 and freshman Clayton Waltz also seeing action with no official at-bats. Both players are from Snoqualmie, with Waltz graduating last June and Brady walking the aisle in 2017. We should mention by the way as well that last Sunday, he made his college debut going 1-4 with two RBI’s for the Loggers in their win over Whitman.

Seattle U. 8, Omaha 6: The Redhawks scored three runs in the eighth to take the finale of their weekend set with the Nebraska-based visitors at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Junior Alden Huschle, from North Bend and a 2016 MSHS grad, picked up the win on the mound in relief for SU, his first of the season, allowing a run on three hits in three solid innings of work, with three strikeouts.

Washington State 10, Santa Clara 6: WSU exploded for six eighth-inning runs to sink the Broncos down in northern California. Junior Isaac Mullins, from North Bend and a 2015 MSHS’er, worked a third of an inning in relief, allowing just two hits and receiving no decision for the Cougars on the hill.

Cal State Northridge 15, Gonzaga 12 (8 inn., game two, doubleheader): A nine-run fifth propelled Northridge to the nightcap win and doubleheader sweep over GU. Breshears, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-3 for the Bulldogs in this one.

Softball
San Diego 7, Southern Utah 2: The Toreros broke out to a 4-2 lead after one and cruised to the home win to close out a weekend set in SoCal with the visiting Thunderbirds. Sophomore Heather Hinton, from North Bend and a 2017 MSHS’er, made her season debut with a pinch-hitting appearance late in the game for Southern Utah and struck out. Southern is now 1-7 to start the season as they once again are struggling out of the gate; the Thunderbirds went 9-38 last season.

Also:

High school spring sports starts today
Mount Si High School and Cedarcrest High School spring sports seasons start today. Both schools will have baseball, softball, boys’ soccer and both boys’ and girls’ track and field, while Mount Si also has girls’ golf, boys and girls’ lacrosse, and boys’ tennis. We’ll be sending preview questionnaires out in the next couple of days to all coaches from both schools and hope to start bringing you our previews from selected teams starting later this week. If you are a coach for a spring sport at either high school, please watch your emails for those questionnaires.

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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