The weekend wrap and our first Athletes of the Week for April……..

Good Monday morning. No April Fools today, we have a weekend wrap and our Athletes of the Week for you.

Baseball
Bellevue U.-NE 4, Viterbo 0 (game one, doubleheader): BU blakned the Hawks to open two in Bellevue, NE, yesterday. Duvall’s Cody Banks went 0-3 but drove in a run for the Bruins in the contest.

Lewis-Clark State 8, Corban 4 (game one, doubleheader): North Bend’s Tanner Simpson took the hill for LCSC in the first of two down in Salem, OR, with the fifth-year senior, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings; he did not pitch the required five innings so he ended up with no decision despite the solid performance. LCSC won the nightcap 8-2 to sweep the twinbill. Senior Richard “Drew” Cotto, also from North Bend and a MSHS alum, did not play in either game for Corban.

Everett 11, Bellevue CC 0 (game one, doubleheader): Everett pitcher Zach Boswell pitched a one-hitter for the Trojans in their doubleheader-opening win in Bellevue. Skyline HS alum Riley Gill, whose family now lives in Snoqualmie, went 0-2 for BCC.

Gonzaga 11, San Diego 9: A wild ninth inning saw the Toreros score four runs to take the lead before the Bulldogs responded with five of their own to walk off with the dramatic win that pushed them to .500 on the season at 12-12 with the victory at home in Spokane. Valleyites Carson Breshears and Mason Marenco played for GU in the contest, with both handling second base. Freshman Marenco went 0-3 but drove in a run while senior Breshears walked and scored a run. Both are from North Bend and are Mount Si HS grads.

Colorado Mines 3, Adams State 1 (game two, doubleheader): After the Orediggers won the doubleheader’s opening game yesterday at home 7-1, they sent North Bend’s Will Scott to the hill to start game two, and the freshman did well, earning his first college pitching victory as Mines swept the twinbill at home in Golden, CO. Scott worked four innings, allowing a run on one hit, striking out three. He is a 2018 Mount Si HS grad.

Bellevue U.-NE 5, Viterbo 0 (game two, doubleheader): The Bruins moved to 8-0 in league (North Star Athletic Association, NAIA) play with the nightcap win and twinbill sweep of the Hawks, aided by a 1-4 performance from Banks, a junior and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad.

Everett 6, Bellevue CC 5 (game two, doubleheader): The Trojans took the nightcap and swept two from the Bulldogs in Bellevue. Gill pinch-ran in the contest and did not score a run for BCC.

Softball
Skagit Valley 14, Shoreline 10 (game one, doubleheader): The Cardinals won a slugfest in the first of two in Seattle. Sophomore Morgan Brown, she of Duvall and a 2017 Cedarcrest HS grad, started in the circle and went 2 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on five hits, walking three and striking out two before being lifted and sent to play third base, where she stayed the remainder of the game. She also got to hit in the contest and went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI for Skagit.

Skagit Valley 14, Shoreline 8 (game two, doubleheader): Brown returned to the circle for the nightcap and this time went the distance, despite the end result of eight runs, six earned, on 11 hits with four walks and three strikeouts. She got the win and also doubled as part of a 2-4 effort with a run scored and RBI as Skagit won the nightcap and swept the pair.

Volleyball
Foote’s KJ squad finishes just outside of top 10 at Spokane: The Pacific Northwest Qualifier weekend has come to an end in Spokane once again with no national tournament berths for any local teams with Mount Si or Cedarcrest High School players. However, it was a solid weekend for Mount Si coach Bonnie Foote and her Kent-based KJ U-12 team, who finished in 11th place in the U-12 “American” division after a 3-4 weekend. They went into yesterday’s playoff looking for a rebound after only winning one match Saturday, but fell in their playoff game and were eliminated. Foote’s team features her daughter Isabelle and several of her friends, all looking for a return trip to the USA Volleyball Nationals later this year. They competed at nationals last season.

Three U-16 teams all with Wildcat or Red Wolve players all finished further back in their age group’s “American” field. More on how the three Bellevue-area teams, from Moxie and Northwest Juniors, did coming up in our regular weekly volleyball segment on Wednesday.

Now to the Athletes of the Week and it’s the ladies’ time to shine as we bring you girls’ selections this week.

MOUNT SI – We hit the links and recognize freshman Kasey Maralack this week. The Wildcat girls’ golfer has put the Kingco on notice with her very strong start to her high school career. She has earned “medalist” nods for low round of the match in four out of five starts this season, including in both of Mount Si’s matches last week, against North Creek and Issaquah. Maralack carded rounds of 38 in both contests, which the Wildcats split (win over the Jaguars and a loss to the Eagles). Mount Si today is at Bothell, competing on neutral turf at the Redmond Ridge Golf Club in Redmond.

CEDARCREST – Track and field and sophomore Sydney Smith is establishing her dominance in the 300m hurdles sprint event. Smith won the event in both starts last week – for the Red Wolves in their three-way Wesco meet with Arlington and Marysville-Plichuck last Thursday, then again this past Saturday at the Don Holder Relays over in Yakima. And her times have improved in all three starts, albeit slightly (less than a half-second), but still, she’s getting better and that’s what coaches Bruce McDowell and Lisa Woodard always want to see in their athletes. CHS is back to league action this coming Thursday, taking on Mariner and Shorecrest at Goddard Stadium on the Mariner HS campus in south Everett.

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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