Friday diamond cuts

Good Friday morning. Time for some diamond cuts as we get set for the weekend.

Softball
WesKing 4A Tournament: Redmond 8, Woodinville 7 (loser out) – We initially had this game for you in yesterday’s diamond cuts, but found out thanks to a reader tip that our info was incorrect as the game Wednesday night between the Kingco’s top two teams up at Phil Johnson Complex in south Everett was suspended after the lights went out up there. They finished it up last night in Kirkland at Lake Washington High School, and with the way the seedings set up for this tournament along with some of the upsets we’ve seen thus far, one of these two very good teams was going to be left home this spring from state, and sadly, it’s the perennial state contending Falcons, and in heartbreaking fashion, we might add.

A bases-loaded fielder’s choice grounder by Lindsay Tsujikawa in the bottom of the seventh allowed Camille Eaton to score the walk-off winner from third as Redmond held off an attempt by Woody to force extras after they scored a run in the top of that frame to tie things at seven apiece. Kiki Milloy homered for Redmond and Jennifer Cummings had two doubles and a triple, scored twice, walked twice and drove in two runs for the Mustangs. As for the Falcons, Bailey Burger-Moore and Alex Nyberg both homered, with Nyberg finishing 3-4 with a run scored and three RBI’s.

Also of note, with Rachael Rhinehart being a senior this year for Woody, last night’s heartbreaking loss marked her last high school game, ending a long association for the Rhinehart family with the Woodinville program. Both of Rachael’s older sisters, Lauryn and Taylor, are Falcon alums and both are playing in college this spring.

SeaKing 3A Tournament: Garfield 11, Bellevue 2 (semifinals, both to state) – Juno Shantz homered and drove in four for the Bulldogs as the Seattle team rallied from an early 2-0 deficit to advance to the district title game today. Kaia Simpson went 3-3 for Garfield, scoring three runs and driving in another pacing the purple, silver and white. Kelly Treves homered for Bellevue and Montana Jones added two hits, including a triple, and scored the other Wolverine run.

SeaKing 3A Tournament: Lake Washington 14, Holy Names 5 (semifinals, both to state) – Lilly Bean went 3-4 with a double, two runs scored and four RBI’s for L-Dub as they advanced to the district title game today facing the Garfield squad who as noted above blasted Bellevue to earn their slot in the final. Emily Flora homered for the Cougars, who face the Wolverines for third place. All four teams advance to state.

SeaKing 3A Tournament: Juanita 8, Bainbridge 6 (8 inn., winner to state, loser out) – The Rebels overcame a four-run seventh inning comeback by the Spartans that forced extra innings to win the fifth-place berth from SeaKing to next week’s 3A WIAA state tournament in Lacey. Eden Radke, Mackenzie Burke and Rory Hutchinson all homered for Juanita, with Hutchinson hitting an inside-the-parker in the eighth that put the Rebels in the lead as it turned out for good.

Northwest 3A District Tournament: Everett 3, Marysville-Getchell 1 (winner to state, loser out) – Everett’s Jackie Rookaird allowed a run on just two hits and struck out nine leading the Seagulls past the Chargers to make the state tournament and end Getchell’s season last night up at Phil Johnson Complex in south Everett. Annie Fowler went 2-4 with two runs scored leading Everett while Skyleigh Morrison and Brionna Palm had the two hits for M-G; Morrison also drove in the lone Charger run.

Northwest 3A District Tournament: Edmonds-Woodway 9, Marysville-Pilchuck 6 (winner to state, loser out) – Sofia Chamorro and Gracie Boyd both homered for Ed-Wood as they outlasted the Tomahawks and advanced to state with the win, also ending Pilchuck’s season in the process. Annika Forseth added three hits to the Warrior efforts. Lauren Lewis went 2-4 with a double and run scored aiding M-P, while Sydney Zachry added two hits as well, also including a double.

Northwest 3A District Tournament: Everett 8, Edmonds-Woodway 0 (3rd place game, both to state) – Kassidy Millar fired a three-hitter and struck out five for the Seagulls as they took third. Fowler and Kendall Tebatebai both went 2-3 with a run scored each and two RBI’s as well apiece leading Everett. Forseth had two of the three Ed-Wood hits, including a double. The district title by the way was won by Meadowdale, who beat Snohomish. Those two teams also advance to state.

College Baseball
Northern Colorado 12, Seattle U. 6: The Bears doubled up the Redhawks in action last night down in Greeley, CO. Junior Alden Huschle, he of North Bend, allowed a run on one hit in one inning of work for SU in the game last night. He walked two, struck out the side in that frame and ended up with no decision. Huschle is a 2016 Mount Si HS grad. Also, of note, Cedarcrest HS grad Andrew Willmon is with UNCo this year redshirting; he transferred there prior to the season from Concordia U. in Portland and will have one season of eligibility available next year. Willmon is from Carnation.

Youth Baseball
Kirkland Merchants 14, Bellevue Dragons Elite 16U 11: The Merchants won the slugfest last night at home in downtown Kirkland. Mouint Si’s Anthony Gilden paced the Bellevue-based Dragons, going 2-2 with two walks, two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Baseball news
Fall City loses summer college team: The Northwest Honkers college summer baseball team, affiliated with the Pacific International League, has announced they will not be hosting games this summer at Fall City Community Park, a venue they had hosted their home games at the past few seasons.

The team, which has featured Duvall’s Cameron Padron, a Cedarcrest HS grad, will be playing games at several locations in Bellevue this summer as it works to find a new location in the Valley for their games. A possible option for the Honkers will be Mount Si High School’s new field in Snoqualmie, set to open next spring, but any decisions on that front are not likely until early next year at the earliest.

The Honkers made the announcement as they also released their schedule for the upcoming season. The team did not state why the games were being relocated from Fall City.

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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