Mother’s Day diamond cuts……

Good Sunday morning and happy Mother’s Day to all of you. We’ll have a full track wrapup probably tomorrow for you from this past Friday’s conclusion to high school league track meets involving both MSHS and CHS and also a college track roundup too – and a pretty big accomplishment for one Mount Si grad who is just getting her feet wet in a particular event. And, our Athlete of the Week segment is going to be a bit off the beaten path as we will be recognizing not an athlete this week from Mount Si, but someone who doesn’t play sports but is having the same kind of success doing what she loves – jazz singing. And a hint – if you were watching the live webstream and saw her performance as part of Mount Si’s jazz band performance this past Friday at Essentially Ellington, you know what we’re talking about. All that tomorrow but now the diamond cuts.

College Baseball
Gonzaga 16, Lamar 0: GU rolled to an easy win over the Texas-based foe last night at home in Spokane and will look for a sweep of the non-conference games today. North Bend’s Mason Marenco and Carson Breshears went a combined 0-4 with a walk for the Zags. Both are Mount Si HS grads.

Columbia Basin 8, Spokane 2 (game one, doubleheader): The Hawks scored six in the seventh to take the first of two at home in Pasco over the Sasquatch. Fall City’s Justin Lutz went 1-3 for CCS in the game.

New Mexico State 17, Seattle U. 5: Different venue, same result as NMSU pounded out another win over the Redhawks, this at BCC’s Courter Field. Junior Alden Huschle, he of North Bend and a 2016 MSHS’er, worked 1 2/3 innings, allowed two hits and walked two but struck out three for SU. He received no decision.

Spokane 5, Columbia Basin 2 (game two, doubleheader): Spokane rallied to take the nightcap and split the pair in the Tri-Cities with the Hawks. Lutz, a sophomore and 2017 MSHS’er, went 1-4 with a run scored for the Sasquatch.

College Softball
Bellevue 4, Skagit Valley 3 (game one, doubleheader): BCC took the first of two over the Cardinals at home in Bellevue. The two Valleyites playing in the game, Skagit’s Morgan Brown and Bellevue’s Maddy Trout, went a combined 0-4 with a walk and run scored.

Bellevue 7, Skagit Valley 6 (game two, doubleheader): North Bend’s Trout faced Duvall’s Brown in the nightcap, and the Mount Si High School grad hit a solo homer off the Cedarcrest HS alum in the second, powering another Bellevue walk-off win. Both players are sophomores this spring for their respective teams. Brown went the distance in the circle for Skagit in this onw, allowing all seven runs – six earned – on 13 hits walking two and striking out two. She went 2-3 with two runs scored as well for the Cardinals.

High School Baseball
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Wes-King 4A Tournament (winner to state, loser out): Issaquah 7, Cascade 0 – The Eagles made it three Kingco teams into the state tournament of the five going from this district tournament as they blanked the Bruins from Everett at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Tyler Reese went 1-4 with two RBI’s pacing Issaquah, and pitcher Joe Warner fired a complete-game gem, allowing just seven hits while striking out three. Jackson Ramstead went 2-3 pacing Cascade.

Sea-King 3A Playoff (winner to state, loser out): Lake Washington 2, Eastside Catholic 1 (9) – Dylan Kennedy punched the ticket to state for the Kangs at Bannerwood, walking it off with a ninth-inning single scoring Torin Montgomery and lifting L-Dub over the Crusaders. Montgomery went 1-4 with two runs scored pacing the Kangs, while Zach Sanidad paced EC, going 2-3. The Crusaders’ season ended with the loss.

Northwest 3A District Tournament (Championship): Everett 6, Shorewood 0 – At Memorial Stadium in Everett, Seagull hurler Nick Mardeisch delivered a complete game gem, allowing just seven hits and two walks while striking out four as Everett won the Northwest 3A title. Caden Lockhart doubled twice and drove in two runs for the Seagulls while Kaiden Graves had two hits, among them a double, pacing Shorewood.

Northwest 3A District Tournament (Third Place, both to state): Arlington 14, Edmonds-Woodway 2 – Andrew Smith unloaded for the Eagles, going 4-4 with two doubles, four runs scored and two RBI’s as Arlington rolled at Memorial to take third in the tourney. Thomas Blahous’ two-run homer in the first powered Ed-Wood. Paul Chung also had a big day for the Eagles, going 3-3 with a double, run scored and three RBI’s.

Northwest 2A District Tournament (Championship): Liberty 8, Archbishop Murphy 2 – The Patriots scored six runs in the first and cruised to the Northwest 2A title at Daniels Field in Anacortes. Parker Coleman went 4-4 with two doubles and three runs scored leading Liberty, who also had two doubles, a run scored and RBI from Seth Ryberg. Aiden Van Rensum had a double and RBI pacing Murphy.

Northwest 1A District Tournament (loser out): University Prep 5, King’s 4 (10) – King’s season ended in extra-inning heartbreak up in Bellingham last night as they fell in a marathon to the Seattle team on a walk-off in the 10th. Tyler Durbin went 3-3 with a double, two walks, a run scored and two RBI’s pacing King’s, who also had three hits from Jared Boscacci.

Wes-King 4A Tournament (Championship): Skyline 6, Inglemoor 4 – Alex Brenner doubled and drove in three runs for the Spartans as they won the Wes-King title outlasting the Vikings at Bannerwood. Will Simpson homered for Skyline, while Sean Kauffman went 3-4 with a triple and run scored pacing Inglemoor. Jacob Liedle aided the Vikings, going 2-3 with an RBI.

High School Softball
Northwest 2A District Playoffs (loser out): Archbishop Murphy 10, Liberty 6 – Brooke Jordan doubled twice, scoring a run and driving in two more as Murphy advanced to the quarterfinals of the tournament on Wednesday with the win at home in Mill Creek yesterday. Milan Coate homered for Liberty, whose season ended with the loss. Amber Cladek also paced the Patriots, with two hits and an RBI.

Northwest 2A District Playoffs (loser out): Mountlake Terrace 12, Sammamish 2 – Mountlake broke a 2-2 tie with 10 runs, yes, 10 runs in the fourth as they steamrolled the Totems and knocked them out of the postseason with the win. Everyone in the lineup for Mountlake got a hit, led by a homer from Sarah Davis, who drove in two runs. All except one scored a run as well as the balance was evident for the Hawks, who could see Cedarcrest in the second round on Wednesday up at Janicki in Sedro-Woolley. Morgan Sullivan had a double and run scored pacing the Totems.

Youth Baseball
Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Blue 7, Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 4: The intrasquad clash between the two Bellevue teams at Sammamish High School went to Blue. The Mount Si delegation on Green was led by Ryan Llewellyn, who doubled and scored a run, and J.T. DeRouen, who also had a hit, but also walked once and scored two runs. Fellow Wildcat Brady Hossfeld also had a hit and drove in two for BDG.

Youth Softball
Three local 14U teams with Valley competitors are competing this weekend in a major local tournament down in Kent. The Washington Acers’ Mother’s Day tournament has drawn over 80 teams from 10-14U to south King County for the first real big tournament of the spring and summer schedule. Highlights from yesterday:

Elite Diamonds 5, Washington Ladyhawks Miller (Snohomish) 14U 0: The Redmond-based Diamonds limited the Snohomish-based Ladyhawks crew to four hits; one of those came courtesy of Tolt MS’s Reagan Hollett.

Washington Acers Culver 11, Absolute Blast Taylor 14U 5: The Auburn-based Acers handled the Woodinville-based Blast; AbB was paced by MSHS’ Madison Bonham, who went 1-2 with a double and two RBI’s.

Coquitlam (BC) Classics 6, Washington Ladyhawks Miller (Snohomish) 14U 5: The Canadian squad scored four runs in the second then held on for the win. The soon-to-be CHS’er Hollett went 0-2 for the ‘Hawks. She did not play the nightcap of their three games last night, a 6-4 win over Monarch Black.

Absolute Blast Taylor 14U 3, Puyallup RipTide 0: Bonham was 0-1 with a walk as the Blast blanked the Pierce County-based team.

Absolute Blast Taylor 14U 6, Coquitlam Classics 5: Blast held off the Canadians to finish out the day last night at the Acers’ event in Kent. Bonham again was 0-1 with a walk for AbB.

Win, lose and draw for Snohomish Shock: The Snohomish-based club’s 14U Oylear team, which features three Valleyites – Cedarcrest’s Allyson Smith, Mount Si’s Willow Westbrook and Tolt MS’s Riley Warden – split their three games, with one win, loss and tie apiece. The tie came against a team from the Issaquah Flame.

All of these teams finish play today.

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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