Gotts shuts down Issy bats to aid Mount Si softball win, while Cedarcrest’s bats go cold in loss….and the morning ladies’ cuts

Good Tuesday morning. We start our diamond cuts on the softball diamond, where Mount Si High School’s Kate Gotts has had her highs and lows as a freshman pitcher in her first year on varsity. There’s the four-hit shutout she served up earlier this season at Skyline, then a game like last Wednesday against North Creek, where she allowed a large number of runs in a blowout loss to the Jaguars. Yesterday, she was on her ‘A’ game once again as she battled back from an early slow start to shut down the Issaquah Eagles and post another win.

Mount Si High School softball freshman pitcher Kate Gotts (center) throws a pitch during the first inning of yesterday’s game at Issaquah High School against the Eagles. Gotts fired a two-hitter to lift Mount Si to the win. Looking on at first base are Wildcat first baseman Vera Harrison (black jersey), Issy baserunner Kaia Vaifo’ou (purple jersey) and Eagle assistant coach Heather Benjamin. (Rhett Workman/SVSJ)

Gotts fired a complete-game two-hitter as the Wildcats scored three fourth-inning runs to take it at Issaquah High School 3-1. Hope Bostick led the charge, homering as part of a 3-3 effort.

Issaquah opened the scoring with their lone run in the first. After two outs, Catherine Menting hit a grounder that rolled past first base for a single which scored Kelly Hruza, who also had a hit leading Issaquah, then Gotts got busy dealing the rest of the way. Her team’s bats came alive in the fourth as noted.

Fairfield-bound senior Abby Gronewald started it off against Issy pitcher Ella Wolff with a double, then sophomore Vera Harrison produced her own two-base special to score her college-bound Wildcat teammate tying the game. Then, on an 0-1 pitch, Bostick crushed a Wollf pitch over the left field fence for the two-run tater. Gotts then had her challenges at times down the stretch, but was able to keep things in check the rest of the way, retiring the Eagles one-two-three in the seventh to close it.

The Wildcats host Eastlake in a rain makeup game today at Issaquah High School. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Cedarcrest offense limited in loss to Ed-Wood
Michaela Carter homered and scored two runs, but aside from the Fordham-bound senior’s efforts, the Red Wolve bats had a rare night off as they fell on the road at Edmonds-Woodway last night 6-3.

Carter finished with two hits and Kat Townley had the other hit as Cedarcrest was limited to just those three hits by the Warriors’ pitching.

Carter went the distance allowing all six runs, two of which were earned, on four hits, walking six and striking out five. CHS hosts Shorecrest today at home in Duvall. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Cedarcrest High School.

Time for the rest of the scores. All of our coverage is powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Kingco 4A: Eastlake 14, Inglemoor 5 – Bella DeOlivieria had two hits, scored two runs and drove in four for the Wolves as they busted out the bats in a rout of the Vikings up in Kenmore last night. Taylor Waara homered twice for Inglemoor, driving in four runs as part of a 3-3 effort, and Sophia Fike also homered for the Vikings.

Kingco 4A: Redmond 19, North Creek 2 – Kiki Milloy hit two homers, including a grand slam, driving in eight runs for the Mustangs as they routed the Jaguars at home in Redmond. Sierra Hein had a hit and run scored for North Creek.

Kingco 4A: Woodinville 13, Skyline 1 – Alex Nyberg did most of the damage for the Falcons in this one at home in Woodinville, with two doubles, a run scored and five RBI’s; she also pitched in the game firing a one-hitter striking out three. Allison Murai’s homer was that one hit for the Spartans.

Kingco 4A: Newport 10, Bothell 1 – Lexi Barashkoff homered and drove in five for the Knights as they rolled over the Cougars at home in Bellevue. Hanako Hirai also homered for Newport, then the ace pitcher went to work in the circle and did well, allowing a run on just four hits, that run coming on a third-inning solo homer by Lizzy Olson leading the Blue Train. Hirai struck out seven.

Kingco 3A: Liberty 7, Mercer Island 2 – A five-run third for the Patriots helped them grab the home win in Renton over the Islanders. Milan Coate went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s for Liberty, and Sam Garcia also had two hits, two runs scored and two RBI’s. Chloe Larson had a 2-4 afternoon for Mercer, with a triple, run scored and RBI.

Kingco 3A: Juanita 22, Sammamish 3 – Jordan Schroeder homered to headline a 4-4 effort, scoring four runs and driving in four more as the Rebels ran away with this one at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Sasha Mitchell also homered for Juanita, as part of a three hit effort, scoring three runs and driving in four more. Morgan Sullivan had a double and all three of the Sammamish RBI’s to lead the Totems.

Kingco 3A: Bellevue 12, Interlake 2 – Bellevue got out early to a 10-0 lead after two at home in downtown Bellevue and cruised to the win over the visiting Saints. Emi Williams went 2-2 for Bellevue, with a double, scoring two runs and driving in three more, while Lexi Martin went 2-3 leading Interlake, with a run scored. Mason Mukhar also had two hits, scoring two runs and driving in a third, for the Wolverines.

Wesco 3A: Archbishop Murphy 14, Lynnwood 0 – Haley Warren fired a one-hitter as Murphy blanked the Royals in Lynnwood. Brooke Jordan homered for the Wildcats as part of a 3-3 effort, scoring three runs and driving in five more to lead ATM, while Madison Ryan had the Lynnwood hit.

Wesco 3A: Marysville-Pilchuck 8, Arlington 6 – Pilchuck got back to work quickly yesterday at home in Marysville following their weekend trip to eastern Washington and broke out to an 8-0 lead only to see the Eagles rally late to make things interesting before the Tomahawks were able to close it out. Emily Downing homered for M-P driving in two runs while Cassidy Phelps added a double, run scored and three RBI’s. Tia Langley led the Eagles, with a 3-4 performance headlined by a double; she scored two runs and drove in a third.

Wesco 3A: Everett 19, Oak Harbor 3 – Kassidy Millar went 4-4 with two doubles for the Seagulls as they rolled over the Wildcats on Whidbey Island; she scored four runs and drove in two more. Cierra LeGendre had a triple and two RBI’s for Oak Harbor while Kayla Crocker had a double as part of a two-hit effort, driving in a run.

Wesco 3A: Mountlake Terrace 5, Shorecrest 2 – Mountlake scored three first-inning runs and then took care of the Scots at home in Mountlake Terrace. Jenna Maxfield homered for the Hawks, also walking twice and scoring three runs, while Narissa McDuffie led Shorecrest, with a 2-3 effort headlined by a double, scoring two runs.

Wesco 4A: Glacier Peak 17, Mount Vernon 5 – The Grizzlies put this one away with five homers and an eight-run first inning as they rolled over the Bulldogs at home in Snohomish. Kendall Curtis, Mikaela Gestson, Meleah Menchaca, Emily Scott and Haley Winckler all hit it out of the park for Glaicer, with Scott’s headlining a 3-4 effort that also included a double and three RBI’s. Madeleine Hylback had two homers for Mount Vernon, part of a 3-3 effort that also included three runs scored and three 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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