The morning round of diamond cuts…..our first of the spring

Good Tuesday morning. We bring you our first daily installment throughout the spring of high school and college baseball softball scores. This spring we will be covering four conferences. We will of course feature Mount Si and Kingco 4A, along with Cedarcrest and Wesco 2A/3A, but we also will, because the Kingco 4A postseason will see them compete against Wesco 4A squads, feature select games from Wesco 4A, and we also will have as a service to Mount Si fans action from Kingco 3A as well. All of our coverage of high school baseball and softball once again this spring will feature stats and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app. This app is exclusive to Apple IPhone and IPad and has been a valuable resource for us the past several years here at the Journal.

Many of the teams from these four conferences – including both Mount Si High School’s baseball and softball teams along with Cedarcrest High School’s softball team – will be utilizing the app this year for stats, and the Wildcat “JV” and “C” baseball teams are also using it this year. So if you have an IPhone or IPad and are looking for a good app for your scorekeeping needs, Gamechanger should be your pick to click. For more information on the app or how to use it or sign up to see stats online, head to www.gc.com.

With that, the scores. And no, we weren’t paid for that plug by GC.

Softball
Kingco 4A/3A: Issaquah 16, Interlake 9 – Hannah Hildebrant doubled and homered for the Eagles as they outslugged the Saints in Bellevue. Kelly Hruza went 4-5 for Issay, with two doubles, scoring twice and driving in three more runs. Rachel Lotzkar went 3-4 for the Saints, with two doubles and a triple, scoring three times and driving in two more runs. Evan Gortner added two hits and three RBI’s for Interlake.

Kingco 4A/3A: Juanita 18, Bothell 8 – Lauren Moreau powered the Rebels, with a grand slam and six RBI’s as Juanita rolled to the home win over the Cougars in Kirkland. Sasha Mitchell also homered for the Rebels, while Brooke Davis homered for Bothell. The sixth inning was a wild one, with the Cougars scoring seven runs to make things real close, but Juanita responded with nine in their half of the frame to turn the close contest into a ten-run rule result.

Kingco 3A/Wesco 3A: Lake Washington 8, Mountlake Terrace 5 – Jenna Maxfield homered for the Wesco’s Hawks, scoring two runs and driving in two more, as they fell in their season opener at home in Mountlake Terrace. We have no information to report for LW at this time.

Wesco 3A: Arlington 10, Lakewood 8 – Madisyn Estes homered for the Eagles as they won their season opener, beating their local rivals in a non-conference clash at Lakewood High School. Brooklyn Lamie went 2-4 with two runs scored pacing Arlington.

Kingco 3A: Sammamish 10, Bellevue Christian 0 – Cherise Flavius homered, scored three runs and drove in two more for the Totems as they blanked the cross-town 1A foe at home in Bellevue. Kylie Ravenscraft tripled, scored a run and drove in three more pacing Sammamish. Grace Fritch went 2-2 leading BCS. Sabine Cabales went the distance in the circle in the matchup which ended after five innings thanks to the ten-run rule, pitching a three-hitter, striking out six for the Totems.

Wesco 4A/3A: Cascade (Everett) 17, Lynnwood 7 – The Bruins scored seven runs in the fifth to turn a close high-scoring affair at home in Everett into a run-rule decision over the Wesco 3A’s Royals. Katelyn Pryor led the way for Cascade, going 3-3 with three runs scored and two RBI’s.

Baseball
Kingco 3A: Mount Rainier 3, Interlake 2 – The Saints fell in their season opener at home in Bellevue to the NPSL 4A team from Des Moines. Josh Emanuals went 2-3 with an RBI for Interlake while Matt Rice doubled, walked twice and scored both Saints runs. Emanuals pitched well, allowing three runs on seven hits in five innings of work, striking out seven. He took the loss on the hill for the Saints.

Wesco 3A: Bishop Blanchet 10, Shorecrest 0 – The Wesco’s Scots were held to two hits in their season-opening loss at home in Shoreline to the Metro League’s Braves.

Kingco 4A: Kentridge 5, Issaquah 3 – Louie Albrecht went 2-4 with two runs scored for the Chargers as the NPSL team handed the Kingco’s Eagles a season-opening loss at home in Issaquah. Derek Gellos went 1-3 with a run scored and RBI to lead Issy. Brady Liddle got the start on the mound for the Eagles, and lasted two innings, allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits striking out two. He took the loss.

Kingco 4A/3A: Skyline 9, Juanita 3 – The Spartans rolled to the home win behind Cole Fontenelle, who tripled, scored a run and drove in three more. Luke Rohleder went 3-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s pacing the silver, green and white while for the Rebels, Tyce Petersen’s triple headlined a 2-3 effort; he scored a run and drove in another. Eddy Rosemont allowed one unearned run on two hits in 4 2/3 innings of work on the mound for Sparty, striking out three, to get the win on the hill.

Wesco 3A: Arlington 11, Mountlake Terrace 0 – The Wesco non-conference clash went to the North Division’s Eagles as they handled the South Division’s Hawks (it being inter-division made it a non-conference battle) in Mountlake Terrace. Owen Bishop and Cameron Smith combined on a three-hitter, with Bishop striking out 10 over four innings to get the win on the hill for Arlington, and he helped his own cause at the plate as well, homering as part of a 3-3 effort which also included a pair of doubles and driving in two runs. Ryan Cacatian’s double headlined the Mountlake performance.

College: Minnesota 3, Seattle U. 2 – North Bend’s Alden Huschle took the loss on the mound in relief for Seattle U. as they fell at home in a lunchtime battle with the Big 10 team at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Huschle allowed a run on one hit, striking out two in 2/3 of an inning. The junior, a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, dropped to 1-1 on the season with the loss for the Redhawks.

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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