CHS no-hit by Ed-Wood’s Blahous, plus the diamond cuts to get you set for another Northwest spring weekend……

Good Friday morning. We have another round of diamond cuts this morning, and we start with baseball. For the second time this week, a Valley high school team was no-hit by an opposing pitcher. Monday, as you remember, it was Mount Si High School softball, no-hit by two pitchers from Bothell, and last night, it was Cedarcrest High School’s baseball team, as the bats went very cold against Edmonds-Woodway pitcher Thomas Blahous.

Blahous tossed the no-no for the Warriors and was dominant doing it; he struck out 17 Cedarcrest hitters in blanking the Red Wolves 3-0 in a makeup game from a Monday rainout that was hastily moved late yesterday to Mountlake Terrace High School from the host school’s field at Edmonds-Woodway High School.

Ed-Wood did all of their damage offensively early against CHS starting pitcher Jake Norris, scoring a run in the first on a steal of home by Gunnar Whitelaw, then two more in the second, first on a ground out by Karsen Tjarneberg that scored Read Carr, then a bases-loaded walk to Remy Heckman that scored Dominic Farley. Heckman also had a hit, as did Carr and Robley Corsi III for E-W, but the story was Blahous, who mowed down the Cedarcrest hitters one after another, only allowing one – Kian Pegueros-Warren – to reach on a walk (he also stole a base), otherwise Blahous would have been perfect.

So the Red Wolves will have to flush that out and get right back to work today to close the week. They host Meadowdale this afternoon at 4:00 at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall.

CHS alum Davenport to pitch north of the border this summer: We mentioned yesterday the signing of North Bend’s Gavin Gorrell, a 2017 Mount Si HS grad playing college baseball at Boise State University, by the Wenatchee Apple Sox of the West Coast League for the coming college summer baseball season. Well, a second Valleyite will be taking the hill in the WCL this summer, and be doing so north of the border.

University of Hawaii freshman Aaron Davenport, from Duvall and who graduated from Cedarcrest last June, confirmed to us on Twitter he has signed a contract to play this summer for the Victoria HarbourCats, based in Victoria, B.C., Canada. Davenport, a starting pitcher, is 2-1 this season with a 3.41 earned run average for Hawaii, who plays this weekend against UC Riverside in southern California. Davenport is slated to start tonight’s game for the Warriors.

Victoria is no stranger to Valley pitchers; a couple of seasons ago, Mount Si grad Isaac Mullins, who plays for Washington State, pitched some games for the HarbourCats.

As we noted yesterday the WCL is one of three college summer leagues that will play this summer in the Northwest – the others being the Pacific International League and the newly-formed Cascade Collegiate League, which also will have some Valley presence as well, which we’ll tell you about at a later date. The WCL though is the most well-known and well-run of the leagues, headed by longtime baseball media personality Rob Neyer, who is based in Portland. Several Valley players have played in the league in recent seasons, including Davenport’s brother, Adam, along with Mount Si alums Mullins, Mason Marenco, Carson Breshears and Evan Johnson.

Mount Si “C” team closes week with late rally to beat Islanders
Just like their professional heroes from the Seattle Mariners yesterday, the kids from Mount Si High School’s “C” team didn’t late a late deficit stop them, as they rallied late to stun the Mercer Island “C” squad on their home turf.

Down 3-1 after two frames, the Wildcats scored twice in the sixth to tie it, then three more in the seventh to take the lead and lock it down for a 6-3 win last night over the Islanders at Island Crest Park.

Jack Varney’s homer was the catalyst for the Mercer three-run first; the two-run shot came off Mount Si starter Chris Jarocki and propelled the Islanders. Mount Si pocketed a run in the second with a Luke Richter single and subsequent MI error allowing Drew Hiddleson, who reached base with a double, to score. It remained this way to the sixth when with one out, Harrison Kelly singled to score J.T. DeRouen then a Richter ground out allowed Jack Berg to score the tying run.

Mount Si started off the seventh with a bang. With one out and a runner on base, Brady Hossfeld tripled to score that runner, Beck Hoffman, then after a walk to Jake Smith, Aidan Dougherty tripled himself, scoring both Hossfeld and Smith. Berg then finished off the job on the mound, closing out a crisp four innings of relief in place of starter Jarocki; Berg allowed just one hit and one walk while striking out three for the win on the hill. Jarocki had a decent outing in his own right, allowing three runs on five hits in three innings with five walks and six strikeouts.

Dougherty’s triple headlined a two-hit effort leading Mount Si, and DeRouen also had two hits. Varney went 2-3 to lead Mercer.

Mount Si is at Skyline tomorrow, for a morning game at 10am. They’ll return home next Tuesday hosting Issaquah at 4:00 p.m. at Si View Park in North Bend.

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Wesco 4A: Cascade 6, Lake Stevens 1 – Blahous’ no-hitter wasn’t the only one that went down in the Wesco last night; Cascade pitcher Brock Gillis completed the feat against the Vikings in Lake Stevens, despite allowing an unearned run late. He walked two and struck out 11 and was aided offensively by Jayden Tait, who had two hits, scored a run and drove in three more. Jacob Sesso also had a hit and drove in two runs pacing the Bruins.

Kingco 4A: Issaquah 3, Woodinville 0 – Lucas Senatore tripled, scored a run and drove another in, and Tyler Reese added two hits, a run scored and RBI, as Issaquah scored all of their runs late to blank the Falcons in a makeup game from a Wednesday night rainout last night in Woodinville. Pitchers Ryan Baker and Nathan Gunderson combined on a four-hitter, with Baker allowing those four hits in five innings, striking out three for Issy for the win, and Gunderson pitched two no-hit innings to close it out for the save. He struck out two. Camdyn Munger doubled to pace Woody.

Kingco 4A: Skyline 5, Redmond 1 – Josh Winchester had a hit and two RBI’s for the Spartans as they took care of the Mustangs in a makeup game from a Wednesday rainout last night in Redmond. Alex Brenner had two hits for the Spartans and pitcher Eddie Rosemont went the distance for Sparty, allowing an unearned run on six hits, striking out three to get the win. Calvin Cadman doubled and scored Redmond’s lone run to lead the Mustangs.

Softball
Wesco 3A: Mountlake Terrace 7, Oak Harbor 5 – Charis Jones doubled twice to headline a three-hit effort, and she scored two runs as well, helping Mountlake at home outlast the visitors from Whidbey Island. Delaney Flynn also had a double, scoring a run and driving in two more. She pitched for the Hawks and went the distance, allowing all five runs, just two earned, on 10 hits, striking out six. OH was led by Cierra LeGendre, who went 3-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s.

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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