Diamond cuts to start this beautiful Northwest spring weekend……

Good Saturday morning. We preview and pick the big Mount Si boys’ soccer playoff game in a bit, but first our morning round of diamond cuts. Youth baseball and high school softball scores and highlights powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Youth Baseball
Field of Champions Bears 16U 11, ExploSwing NW 16U 4: The Bears rolled to the win last night over the Bellevue-based XSN at Skyline High School in Sammamish. There was plenty of Mount Si High School flavor in last night’s game. Wildcat Kevin Corder led FoC, going 2-4 with a triple, three runs scored and an RBI, and he was helped by fellow MSHS’er Andrew Edson, who went 2-2. Also playing for the Bears in the game repping Mount Si were Lucas Costello (1-2, run, two RBI’s) and Tyler Clem (0-2, RBI). Wildcat Turner McCutchan, the lone MSHS rep on XSN, did not play in the game for his team.

Bellevue Dragons Elite 15U Green 7, Extreme Puyallup 4: The Dragons posted the win with a five-run fifth last night down in Ravensdale. The Mount Si representation for the Bellevue team was led by Ryan Llewellyn, who went 1-3 with a triple and two runs scored. Chris Jarocki added two walks, Brady Farris scored a run and drove in another and Brady Hossfeld had a hit, also all for BDG.

Kirkland Merchants 16U 14, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 3: An eight-run first propelled the Merchants to the win over their Kirkland city rivals at Lee Johnson Field in downtown Kirkland last night. Mount Si High School’s Jake Mitton started the game, and allowed those eight runs, four earned, on just one hit, with six walks not helping the cause any for JBC. He took the loss but did have a double offensively and drove in a run. As for the Merchants, Patrick Mulcare went 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, and Caden McCann added a run scored and RBI despite going 0-2.

Softball
WesKing 4A District Tournament (winner to state): Redmond 4, Glacier Peak 2 – Kiki Milloy homered and went the distance in the circle for the Mustangs, striking out nine while allowing two unearned runs on four hits as Redmond earned a trip to Spokane with the win last night at Monroe High School, where last night’s games were moved hastily likely due to weather and field concerns at the tournament site in Everett. Harlee Carpenter went 2-3 with an RBI for Glacier, who gets one last shot to go to state today.

WesKing 4A District Tournament (winner to state): Lake Stevens 3, Bothell 0 – Kaylie Hoskins from Lake Stevens outdueled her pitching counterpart, Bothell’s Ena Borgen, in the circle, firing a four-hitter and striking out 14 as the Vikings punched their ticket to state in Monroe last night. Alexis Psaradalis powered LS, homering and also tripling, driving in two runs. Brooke Davis went 2-3 leading the Cougars, and Borgen went the distance, allowing three runs on seven hits, walking three and striking out one. Bothell will meet Glacier Peak for the final berth today at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore.

SeaKing 3A District Tournament (championship, both to state): Garfield 1, Lake Washington 0 – This was a thriller last night in west Seattle as the two teams only mustered a combined three hits, with the lone run being scored in the first frame by the Bulldogs. Tess Bumiller pitched a one-hitter over six frames for L-Dub, allowing that run unearned, and she struck out five. She also had a hit.

SeaKing 3A District Tournament (third place, both to state): Bellevue 11, Holy Names 1 – Mason Mukhar and Kelly Treves combined to do the lion share of the work for the Wolverines as they took third in the SeaKing tournament with the win over the Cougars. The duo combined to go 5-9 with three homers (two from Treves), a double, five runs scored and six RBI’s. Claire Seats also had a double and triple for Bellevue, scoring a run. Logan Luebbe led Holy Names going 2-3 with an RBI. Rachel Treves went the distance in the circle for the Wolverines, allowing an unearned run on four hits, striking out six.

Northwest 2A District Tournament (loser out): Mountlake Terrace 3, Sedro-Woolley 2 – Mountlake scored their three runs in the third, then held on through a ninth-inning rally to escape to play another game last night at Janicki Fields in Sedro-Woolley. Jamie Bingaman doubled, scored a run and drove in another for the Wesco’s Hawks, while Sedro was led by Mabel Gahan, who went 2-2.

Northwest 2A District Tournament (third place game, winner to state, loser out): Lynden 7, Mountlake Terrace 4 – Taylor Simonsen homered and drove in three for the Lions as they clinched the third and final state berth from the district with the win. The Northwest Conference took all three berths this spring, with Sehome beating Lakewood in the title game last night as well. Bingaman went 2-4 with a double and two RBI’s pacing the Hawks.

College Baseball
Seattle U. 5, Northern Colorado 2: SU took the middle game of the three-game regular season finale set down in Greeley, CO, over the Bears. Junior catcher Blaine Wagner, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, went 0-1 for SU in the game.

Gonzaga 1, Loyola Marymount 0: A seventh-inning solo homer from Nick Nyquist proved to be the difference for GU as they beat the Lions in Los Angeles. Senior Carson Breshears, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, played second base late in the contest – recording a putout and assist defensively – but had no official at-bats for the ‘Zags.

Chapman 10, Whitman 5 (NCAA D-III regionals, game one): The California squad doubled up the Blues in the first game of a best-of-five series down in southern California. Junior Collin Anderson, from North Bend and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, allowed three runs, just one earned, on one hit in 2/3 of an inning, walking one and receiving no decision. There was a second game played last night following the opener, and it was won by Whitman evening the series at a game apiece going into today’s game three. Anderson did not pitch that game for the Blues.

Bellevue CC 10, Chemeketa 5 (NWAC Super Regionals, Yakima): A homer from Skyline HS grad Riley Gill, whose family now lives in Snoqualmie, powered the Bulldogs over the Storm in the playoff opener for both teams last night at Yakima Valley Community College. He scored two runs and drove in two more for Bellevue, who meets the host Yaks at 1:00 this afternoon in Yakima.

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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