The weekend wrap and our first spring girls’ Athletes of the Week…..

Good Monday morning. Athletes of the Week on deck but we have our weekend wrap first.

Mount Oilve ladies win: In a result that came after we posted our lacrosse item yesterday, Mount Olive (NC)’s women’s lacrosse squad continued its strong start to the season, scoring a 22-3 win over winless Lees-McRae on the road at L-M’s field in Banner Elk, NC. Sophomore Chaija Olsson, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS grad, forced one turnover and also recorded one ground ball on defense for MOU in the contest. The Trojans moved to 4-0 in Conference Carolinas (NCAA Division II) action, 7-2 overall, with the win.

Colorado Mesa 15, Colorado Mines 11: Mesa closed out a sweep of the four-game weekend set with their in-state RMAC rival Oredigggers, winning the slugfest at home in Grand Junction, CO. Freshman Will Scott, from North Bend and a 2018 MSHS grad, saw his first and only action of the series on the mound for Mines, allowing three runs on three hits in an inning of relief work. He received no decision.

Cal State Bakersfield 2, Hawaii 0: It was a difficult night for the Warrior bats as they were held to one hit at home in Honolulu by Bakersfield starting pitcher Edgar Barclay, who struck out 10. Freshman Aaron Davenport, from Duvall and a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad, opposed Barclay on the hill for Hawaii and matched his CSUB counterpart tit for tat, allowing just one hit through six innings of work, striking out one. He received no decision as Bakersfield scored their runs off a reliever in the eighth inning.

Occidental 19, Puget Sound 2: This one was all Occidental as the home side won in Los Angeles over the visiting Loggers. Sophomore Jake Brady, from Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS grad, went 0-1 for UPS in the contest.

Pierce 4, Spokane 3: Pierce broke the ice with a three-run third and sank the Sasquatch on neutral soil at Washington State University in Pullman. Sophomore Justin “JuJu” Lutz, from Fall City and a 2017 MSHS’er, went 2-5 for CCS in the contest.

Walla Walla 2, Mount Hood 1 (game one, doubleheader): WW scored a run each in the third and fourth innings to sink MHCC in the first of two down in suburban Portland. Sophomore Carson Corra, he of Ames Lake and a 2017 MSHS’er, played left field late in the game for Mount Hood with no official at-bats in the contest.

Big Bend 2, Spokane 1 (10): Moses Lake’s Big Bend took the neutral-siter in extras over in Pullman in walk-off fashion. Lutz, for CCS, was 0-4 with a walk.

Southwest Oregon 8, Olympic 3 (game two, doubleheader): Freshman pitcher Jon Bell, from Duvall and a 2018 CHS’er, saw his first action on the hill for the host Rangers since March 3 and the rust showed. He allowed four runs on two hits in just 1/3 of an inning with no decision. He walked two and struck out one in this one. OC took the first game of the doubleheader to get a split of the set; Bell did not pitch in that game.

Walla Walla 5, Mount Hood 1 (game one, doubleheader): WW got the nightcap and swept the pair from Mount Hood down in Gresham, OR. Again, as in the opener, Corra saw late action defensively in center field for MHCC with no official at-bats in the contest.

Time for our first girls’ Athletes of the Week for spring.

CEDARCREST – Softball and we split the recognition this week. A lot of girls had great cases to make for recognition this week, but we’re going to give the nod to both Kat Townley and Katelynn Smith. The freshman and senior each hit a grand slam homer this past week, Townley’s coming in her first high school at-bat and powering a Red Wolve season-opening win this past Tuesday at Sedro-Woolley and Smith’s coming this past Wednesday at Liberty and once again helping to spark another win. CHS is home Wednesday to meet Archbishop Murphy.

MOUNT SI – Lacrosse gets the nod this week with a pair of players also sharing the nods. Jessica Morris and Emme Rezoski both led the team in scoring helping the Wildcat ladies beat Bellevue and Eastlake and start the season 2-0. The two of them combined for 13 goals and nine assists between the two of them to power Mount Si’s offense in the two wins. They have a huge game today at home against Mercer Island, at Jeanne Hansen Park in Snoqualmie.

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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