Diamond cuts aplenty to start the weekend…….

Good Saturday morning. A lot of rain this morning and we start our morning look at things by noting that Cedarcrest High School’s home baseball game with Meadowdale was, you guessed it, rained out last night, with a makeup game scheduled for Monday at CHS. Mount Si was off and will also play on Monday, at Issaquah. Barring rain, we’re going to be there for coverage of that game for you. And maybe sneak a peek at the softball game as well between the Wildcats and Eagles, we’ll see.

So with that, scores and highlights. High school softball and baseball powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

High School Baseball
Kingco 4A: Bothell 3, Redmond 1 – Josh Davis’ two-run homer in the sixth broke a 1-1 tie and lifted the Cougars to the home win at Bothell High School, moving them into a fourth place tie as noted below with Eastlake. Redmond dropped into a tie for sixth with Mount Si, who was idle yesterday. Both teams are 6-6 in league and four clear of Woodinville and North Creek (both 2-10 league) for the final playoff spots into the Wes-King tournament. Darek Khabani led Redmond, going 1-2 with a run scored.

Kingco 4A: Issaquah 2, Inglemoor 0 – The Eagles scored a key Kingco win at home in Issaquah anchored by pitcher Tyler Odegard’s one-hitter; he struck out five and was aided by two doubles and an RI from Colton Wildebrandt to lead Issy. Sean Kauffman had the lone Inglemoor hit.

Kingco 4A: North Creek 6, Eastlake 5 – The Jaguars rallied from a deficit with a three-run fifth, then plated another run in the sixth to surprise the Wolves and tighten up the Kingco playoff chase a bit. Nick Giesinger homered, scored twice and drove in three runs for North Creek while Michael Fouch Jr. doubled and also scored two runs. Eastlake was led by Dylan Matsouka, who went 3-3 with a run scored. The loss dropped the Wolves into a tie with Bothell for fourth at 7-4 in league, a half-game back of third-place Issaquah.

Kingco 4A: Newport 4, Skyline 3 (16) – The Knights and Spartans met at Skyline High School last night, and they were thinking finish this suspended game first then play their regularly scheduled game. Only one problem though – completing the suspended game, from March 22 at Newport’s field in Bellevue, became a marathon, won on a bases loaded fielder’s choice. Cole Hinkelman went 3-5 with a double and RBI for the Spartans while Jason Cobert went 3-7 with an RBI for the Knights. The regularly scheduled game will now be played this coming Tuesday up at Skyline.

Wesco 4A: Jackson 3, Glacier Peak 2 – Hunter Komine grounded into a bases-loaded fielder’s choice in the final frame, enabling Kyle Serres to score from third with the walk-off run as the Timberwolves escaped against the Grizzlies at Everett Memorial Stadium under the lights last night. Dominic Hellman doubled and drove in a run for Jackson while Grant Domann doubled and scored a run for Peak, who plays Mercer Island from Kingco 3A this afternoon at home in Snohomish.

Wesco 4A: Mount Vernon 2, Kamiak 0 – Erik McGeehee went 3-3 with an RBi offensively, and on the mound went four innings and scattered six hits as the Bulldogs won the pitcher’s duel at home. McGeehee struck out two. Lane Harlan worked the final 1 2/3 innings for Mount Vernon, striking out one, for the save. Bryce Cole’s double led the Kamiak attack. Alec Hanshaw took the loss on the mound for the Knights despite allowing just one run on four hits in five innings.

Kingco 3A: Lake Washington 7, Safford (AZ) 0 – L-Dub this weekend decided to spend their final part of spring break in a small eastern Arizona hamlet known as Morenci, and play in the 41st annual Morenci Lions Club tournament, featuring a number of top teams from Arizona. Game two of that event was successful last night for the Kangs as they blanked the eastern Arizona squad allowing only one hit. Pitchers Lane Kraabel and Caden Fenberg combined on that one-hitter, with Kraabel allowing it while striking out 10 in 5 1/3 innings of work. Nation Wood homered and Travis Lee went 2-3 with a run scored pacing LW, who is in the semis tonight and could advance to the title game, also this evening, with a win.

Kingco 3A: Juanita 6, Interlake 0 – While LW is away in Arizona, the rest of Kingco 3A continued on their merry way last night, with the Rebels’ Austin Santiago pitching a complete-game four-hitter, striking out four, as Juanita blanked the Saints in Bellevue. Donovan Hershey went 3-4 with two runs scored for the Rebels, and Matthew McKeag also had three hits, scoring a run and driving in a second. Charlie Galanti’s double led the Interlake offense.

Wesco 3A: Everett 11, Marysville-Pilchuck 7 – Everett scored six unanswered runs over the final three innings to take this one over the Tomahawks at Everett Memorial Stadium. Caden Lockhart homered for the Seagulls, driving in three runs, and Abe Affholter had a double for Everett, scoring two runs and driving in another. He also walked three times. Treven Southard went 2-4 with a run scored and two RBI’s for Pilchuck and Kyle Nyblod tripled, scoring a run and driving in two more for the Tomahawks.

Wesco 3A: Lynnwood 7, Shorecrest 6 – The Royals survived a four-run sixth to dispatch the Scots at home in Lynnwood. Nick Holmes doubled, scored a run and drove in another pacing Lynnwood, while for Shorecrest, Ben Lockwood went 2-2 with a run scored and RBI.

Wesco 3A: Shorewood 8, Edmonds-Woodway 0 – Kevin Hirohata went 2-4 with three RBI’s as Shorewood blanked the Warriors at home in Shoreline. Brandon Main paced the T-birds going 2-4 with two runs scored. Ian Michael went 2-3 leading Ed-Wood.

Wesco 3A: Snohomish 12, Oak Harbor 4 (game one, doubleheader): Thanks to an early-season rainout, the Panthers and Wildcats had two at Snohomish High School yesterday, with Snohomish blasting Oak Harbor in the opener with the help of a six-run fifth inning. David Buckner went 3-5 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s for the Panthers while Andrew Dixon went 2-2 with two RBI’s for Oak Harbor.

Wesco 3A: Arlington 10, Stanwood 0 (game one, doubleheader): An early-season rainout also necessitated two for these Stilly Valley rivals yesterday as Arlington won the opener. Jacob Burkett went the distance, firing a three-hitter and striking out four as the Eagles took it by run rule in the sixth. Camdon Anderson went 3-4 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI’s leading Arlington. Preston Pierce had a double for Stanwood.

Wesco 3A: Snohomish 7, Oak Harbor 6 (game two, doubleheader) – Snohomish rallied with four runs in the bottom of the seventh, winning it on a passed ball to stun the visiting Wildcats and sweep two. Jacob Brandvold and Wyatt Wilson both went 2-4 for the Panthers, each scoring a run and driving in a second. Austin Boesch went 2-3 with a run scored and RBI for Oak Harbor, who scored five in the second to take early command in this one.

Wesco 3A: Arlington 7, Stanwood 3 (8) (game two, doubleheader): Arlington broke a 3-3 tie with four eighth-inning runs to sweep the pair from their Stilly rival Spartans at Stanwood High School. Anderson went 3-5 with two RBI’s for Arlington while Cameron Smith added three hits, two runs scored and an RBI to the Eagle efforts. Ethan Kemp had a double and RBI for Stanwood.

Wesco 3A: Archbishop Murphy 4, Mountlake Terrace 0 – Murphy scored three in the first and rode the arms of Jack Johnson and Aiden Van Rensum to the win. The two pitchers combined on a two-hitter, striking out a total of seven, as the Wildcats got it done up at Mountlake Terrace High School. Andrew Griffin led ATM, going 2-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s. Van Rensum also had two hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in another. Jonathan Kumai had a hit for Mountlake.

North Sound: Sultan 13, Granite Falls 4 – The Turks put this one away early up in Granite Falls with eight first-inning runs; Jack Hamilton led Sultan, going 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s while Lawson Coy added a double as part of a two-hit effort, scoring three runs and driving in a fourth. Aaron Jensen led Granite, going 2-3 with a double and three RBI’s.

North Sound: Cedar Park Christian 1, King’s 0 – Cedar Park’s Brandon McClean outdueled Kings’ Isaac Hines in a battle of solid pitchers yesterday as CPC held off the Knights at Marymoor Park in Redmond. McClean fired a three-hit complete-game shutout, striking out 16, while Hines also allowed three hits and an unearned run with 10 strikeouts. McClean scored the lone run of the game for the Eagles.

College: Bellevue CC 14, Pierce 6 (game one, doubleheader) – Bellevue took the first of two at Robinswood Park with the visitors from Tacoma. North Bend’s Maddy Trout went 0-2 with a walk for BCC in the game.

College: Bellevue CC 13, Pierce 0 (game two, doubleheader) – The Bulldogs swept the twinbill aided by Trout; the sophomore, a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, went 2-2 with a run scored and RBI. Bellevue with the sweep moved to 24-4 on the season and how about Trout? She’s hitting .414 with two homers and 18 RBI’s splitting time between catcher and first base for the Bulldogs.

Kingco 4A: Eastlake 3, North Creek 0 – Eastlake’s Camryn Snyder outdueled North Creek’s Liz Peoples in the circle last night up in Snohomish County as the Wolves did something that hasn’t been done often this year – shut down the strong Jaguar offense. Snyder fired a three-hitter, striking out 13, and was aided by Belle Schmidt, who went 3-3 with a double, run scored and RBI leading Eastlake. Peoples and McKenna Fialdini both had doubles for North Creek. The win moved the Wolves three games clear of Mount Si for the final playoff spot out of Kingco 4A into the upcoming Wes-King district tournament. Eastlake is now 5-6 in league, while the Wildcats are 2-9.

Kingco 4A: Redmond 7, Bothell 1 – The Mustangs broke open a close one with four in the seventh to roll to the road win over the Cougars in Bothell. Kiki Milloy carried Redmond, firing a two-hitter and striking out 15 in the circle, and also homering. Tatum Powers had a hit and run scored for Bothell.

Kingco 4A: Newport 10, Skyline 6 – Katie Lee homered for the Knights as they rallied from a 6-2 deficit with eight unanswered runs over the final four frames to beat the Spartans in Sammamish. She finished 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI’s leading Newport. Skylar Maloney led Skyline, with a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Kingco 4A: Inglemoor 4, Issaquah 0 – Taylor Waara did the heavy lifting for the Vikings, both with the bat and with the arm. With the bat she went 3-4 with two doubles and three RBI’s, and in the circle she fired a two-hitter, striking out five, as Inglemoor blanked Issaquah at Issaquah High School. A Wolff went the distance for Issy in the circle, but it wasn’t Clara. It was her sister Ella, who allowed four runs, three earned, on seven hits, walking three and striking out two, and doing a good job for the most part of shutting down a solid Viking offense.

College Baseball
Gonzaga 4, Portland 2: A three-run seventh propelled Gonzaga to the road win down in Portland last night over the Pilots. Senior Carson Breshears and freshman Mason Marenco, both from North Bend and Mount Si HS grads, manned second base last night for GU, with Breshears getting a hit and Marenco going 0-3.

UC Riverside 16, Hawaii 5: It was a rough night on the mound for Duvall’s Aaron Davenport. The Hawaii freshman, a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad, allowed five runs on four hits in just 1 1/3 innings of work on the mound, walking two and striking out three, taking the loss to drop to 2-2 this spring as Riverside rolled at home last night in southern California.

Bellevue U. (NE) 12, College of the Ozarks 2: The Bruins scored six runs in the second to take care of the Bobcats in Point Lookout, MO. Duvall’s Cody Banks went 0-5 for BU in the game.

Colorado Mines 9, CSU Pueblo 8 (12): Mines won the marathon down in Pueblo, CO last night over the host Blazers. A major factor was pitcher Will Scott. Scott, from North Bend and a 2018 Mount Si HS grad, allowed two runs on three hits, walking two and striking out two, in 4 2/3 innings of work out of the bullpen for the Orediggers. He received no decision, but his hard work enabled Mines to battle back from a 5-1 deficit after one to take the lead before Pueblo scored three in the ninth to force the exta frames.

Bellevue U. (NE) 10, Columbia (MO) 0: Banks, a junior and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, went 4-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as the Bruins blanked the Missouri team on just three hits.

Mount Hood 6, Bellevue CC 3 (game two, doubleheader): Mount Si grad Carson Corra went 1-3 with a run scored for MHCC as he played in front of friends and family against the Bulldogs in Bellevue last night. Skyline HS grad Riley Gill, whose family now lives in Snoqualmie, went 1-4 with a run for BCC. Neither player participated in the opener of the twinbill, won by Bellevue to give them a split of the pair.

Sacramento State 9, Seattle U. 3 (game two, doubleheader): The Hornets buzzed into Bellevue’s Bannerwood Park and stung the Redhawks in the nightcap of two. Junior Alden Huschle, from North Bend and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, faced one hitter in the ninth on the hill in relief for SU, hit that batter, and then saw that batter end up scoring later. Huschle received no decision. Seattle won the opener 4-2 and split the twinbill.

Mount Olive ladies roll: The Trojans from North Carolina moved to 10-1 on the season blasting North Greenville 15-2 down in South Carolina last night. Sophomore Chaija Olsson, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, worked on defense for Mount Olive, with two ground balls recorded.

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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