Diamond cuts on a Sunday…..

A lot of diamond cuts to start you off with on a Sunday morning.

We begin in pro baseball, where North Bend’s Trevor Lane returned to form last night after a bit of a struggle in his most recent outing on the mound for the minor-league class “AA” Trenton Thunder.

The reliever, a 2012 Mount Si High School grad, pitched a perfect ninth inning with a strikeout as Trenton, affiliated with the New York Yankees, fell to the Binghamton Rumble Ponies from New York, affiliated with the New York Mets, 3-1, at home in New Jersey. Lane, who received no decision, was coming off an outing in which he allowed two runs in just 1/3 of a inning in a game last Tuesday and blew a save against the Harrisburg Senators in a loss to the Washington Nationals affiliate team.

Lane, as we have been telling you, is in his fourth season with the Yankees organization after New York drafted him in the 2016 Major League Baseball amateur draft out of the University of Illinois-Chicago.

Time now for the scores from last night.

College Baseball
Loyola Marymount 8, Gonzaga 1: The Lions easily handled the Bulldogs down in Los Angeles. Senior Carson Breshears, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, played late in the contest with no official-at-bats recorded for GU.

Northern Colorado 10, Seattle U. 4: SU finished its season on a down note, falling to the Bears in Greeley, CO. North Bend’s Alden Huschle walked the lone hitter he faced in the eighth inning, and that runner came across to score. Huschle, a junior, is a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, and he received no decision. Seattle ends the season with a 13-39 overall record and Huschle ended the season 1-1 with a 6.75 earned run average over 18 2/3 innings of work in 24 appearances this season. He allowed 14 earned runs on 16 hits, walking 18 and striking out 24. Duvall junior Blaine Wagner did not play for SU in the game yesterday and he finishes the season hitting .286 in limited duty this season for the Redhawks. The 2016 Cedarcrest HS alum went 2-7 with a double, run scored and RBI in his offensive efforts this season.

UC Santa Barbara 11, Hawaii 1: UCSB clobbered the Warriors last night down in Honolulu. Among the Hawaii pitchers getting a taste of the strong Santa Barbara bats was freshman Aaron Davenport. The 2018 Cedarcrest HS alum allowed five runs on eight hits in just 1 1/3 innings of work and he took the loss for UH dropping to 2-5 on the spring. He struck out two.

Mount Hood 14, Columbia Basin 9 (NWAC Regionals, Gresham, OR): Sophomore Carson Corra, from Ames Lake and a 2016 MSHS’er, went 1-4 with a walk and two runs scored for Mount Hood as they won the playoff slugfest with CBC. The two teams meet again today in the regional title game. Mount Hood wins one and they go to the championship round next weekend.

Yakima Valley 5, Bellevue CC 4 (NWAC Regionals, Yakima): The Bulldogs fell on a walk-off to the Yaks over in Yakima. Skyline HS grad Riley Gill, whose family now resides in Snoqualmie, went 0-4 for BC.

Bellevue CC 11, Chemeketa 6 (NWAC Regionals, Yakima, loser out): Gill homered to power Bellevue to a win over the suburban Portland-based Storm knocking them out of the playoffs. Bellevue plays again today in the regional title round with YVCC and must win two games to advance to next weekend’s conference title tournament in Longview.

Youth Baseball
Scores and highlights brought to you by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

WW Sweets 15U 3, Thurston County Saints 16U 1: Sammamish-based Sweets won the pitcher’s duel down in Ravensdale despite collecting just two hits. Mount Si’s Jake Smith was outstanding on the hill for Sweets, allowing a run on four hits in a complete game effort. He struck out eight for the win, and was aided by fellow Wildcat Aidan Dougherty, who had one of the two Sweets hits.

Sluggers 5, Bellevue Dragons Elite 16U 0: The Dragons were limited to four hits in the loss down in Ravensdale. Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden went 0-3 for BDG.

WW Sweets 15U 6, Bellevue Dragons Elite 16U 2: Dougherty pitched strong for Sweets, allowing two runs on two hits in 5 1/3 innings, walking four and striking out nine as they handled the Dragons down in southeast King County. Dougherty also led the Sweets offensively, going 3-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. Smith added a double and RBI to the winning efforts for the Sammamish-based side. Gilden, for the Dragons, had one of those two hits.

City Baseball 18U Showcase 7, Northwest Naturals 17U 3: City handled the Sammamish-based Nats at Eastlake High School. Mount Si’s Jack Mardon was 0-1 with a walk and run scored for the Nats.

City Baseball Green 11, Field of Champions Bears 16U 10: Seattle-based City won it on a walk-off over the Preston-based Bears. The Mount Si representation for FoC was led by Kevin Corder, who went 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s, and Andrew Edson, who had two hits and a walk.

Juanita Baseball Club 16U 17, FM Sports 16U 2: Kirkland-based JBC routed Redmond-based FM at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Mount Si’s Jackson Crumb started on the hill for FM and struggled, allowing six runs on nine hits striking out three in three innings of work taking the loss.

Northwest Naturals 16U 6, ExploSwing NW 16U 5: Wildcat Dawson Schneider pitched six strong innings for the Sammamish-based Nats, allowing two runs on three hits while striking out 10, but ended up with a no-decision after Bellevue-based XSN scored three in the seventh to tie only to see the Nats walk it off with a run in their half of the frame in the game down in Ravensdale. Mount Si’s Turner McCutchan did not play for XSN in the contest.

Softball
Our two high school games leading this segment off come courtesy of Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Wes-King 4A District Tournament (fifth place, winner to state, loser out): Glacier Peak 4, Bothell 3 – Glacier rallied with three in the bottom of the seventh to stun Bothell and take home the final Wes-King berth to the state tournament in Spokane. Makayla Miller hit a ground ball to third, and Malia Menchaca made it safely home ahead of a play at the plate. A resulting error on Bothell’s catcher also allowed Kendall Curtis to score behind her Grizzlies teammate and send them east next weekend. Miller went the distance in the circle, allowing three runs on five hits, walking three and striking out two while for Bothell, in the game at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore, Charley Bishop led them, going 2-3 with an RBI.

Wes-King 4A District Tournament (championship, both to state): Jackson 2, Eastlake 0 – Looks to us like the Timberwolves are going to be a contender for this state title thanks to their pitcher. Iyanla did it again. Another no-hitter, this time with 15 K’s attached to it, as DeJesus and the Timberwolves took the district crown at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. Got to wonder if there’s any other pitcher in high school softball in this state this season with as many no-no’s as this senior hurler from up north. Julia Dillon went 2-2 with a double, run scored and RBI pacing Jackson.

NWAC Tournament: Bellevue 7, Skagit Valley 3 – The Bulldogs bested the Cardinals in the first round matchup over in Spokane. North Bend’s Maddy Trout went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for Bellevue while Duvall’s Morgan Brown went 0-4 with an RBI for Skagit, and also pitched two innings, allowing a run on three hits, walking two, striking out two and receiving no decision.

NWAC Tournament: Walla Walla 11, Bellevue 6 – An eight-run first put this one away in the Warriors’ favor dropping the Bulldogs into the loser-out round. Trout went 0-3 for BC.

NWAC Tournament (loser out): Lower Columbia 15, Skagit Valley 6 – Brown went 1-3 with a run scored and RBI for Skagit, but got pounded in the circle to the tune of eight runs on 11 hits in 1 2/3 innings of work with a walk and strikeout. She received no decision as her Skagit career – and the Cardinals’ season – ended with the loss. She is a sophomore and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad. Skagit finished 13-24 this season and Brown was 4-9 with a 9.06 earned run average in the circle; she pitched 155 1/3 innings allowing 201 earned runs on 287 hits, walked 52 and struck out 52. Offensively she hit .490 with 13 doubles and 36 RBI’s, which was second on the team in that category.

High School Baseball
The WIAA regional playoff scores and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Vancouver (loser out): Issaquah 5, Camas 1 – Issy took command of this one with three in the second, then pitcher Brady Liddle did the rest, allowing a run on five hits in six strong innings striking out three as the Eagles handled the Papermakers. Derek Gellos led Issy, with a hit, run scored and RBI. Quinten Sawyer led Camas, going 2-3 with a double and run scored.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Vancouver (loser out): Tahoma 3, Monroe 0 – Monroe was held to three hits in their loss to the Bears. Andrew Haight was among those with hits for the Bearcats.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Vancouver (winner to semis, loser out): Issaquah 7, Tahoma 5 – Jack Githens’ homer powered a seven-run second for the Eagles, who then had to hold on for a trip to the state semis next weekend beating the Bears from Maple Valley, the second time this week an Issaquah boys’ spring team eliminated one from Tahoma in state playoff action – Issy knocked out the Bears’ boys soccer team from the playoffs on Tuesday beating them 4-1. Githens drove in three for the Eagles, who also had a 2-3 effort from Joe DePalo; he scored a run and drove in two more. Hunter Jenkins homered to power a 3-4 effort for Tahoma.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Everett (loser out): Olympia 8, Skyline 6 – Cole Hinkleman hit a grand slam in the seventh and drove in five runs for the Spartans, but that big blast came too little, too late for Skyline as their season ended with the loss to the Thurston County team. Kevin Flannery led Olympia, going 2-4 with two runs scored and Aiden Herrick also had two hits, scored a run and drove in two more.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Puyallup (loser out): Eastlake 2, Puyallup 1 – Eastlake ace Elston Miller outdueled his Puyallup counterpart Kyler Johnson in the pitcher’s duel at Heritage Park on Puyallup’s South Hill. Miller went the distance, allowing a run on four hits striking out eight while Johnson also went the distance for the Vikings, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, walking two and striking out two. Carson Davis had a hit and run for the Wolves while Drake Anderson was among those with hits for Puyallup.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Puyallup (loser out): Skyview 1, Inglemoor 0 – The Storm advanced despite just getting one hit off Inglemoor ace Kolby Solomon, as he ended up on the short end of a pitcher’s duel at Heritage. He went the distance, allowing that run on the one hit, striking out five. Skyview’s Ryan Pitts fired a four-hitter, striking out eight, and Lowell Dunmire led Skyview, going 1-3 with that run scored. Sean Mulcare was among those with hits for Inglemoor.

WIAA 4A Regionals, Puyallup (winner to semis, loser out): Skyview 1, Eastlake 0 – The Wolves were locked into another pitcher’s duel, but unlike the earlier game, they were on the short end, as the Storm’s Cooper Barnum outdueled Eastlake’s Nathan Fitzgibbons. Barnum pitched a complete game three-hitter, walking one and striking out six, and he doubled and scored the lone run of the game in the sixth on a hit from Dunmire. Fitzgibbons allowed a run on four hits, walking two and striking out seven in a complete-game effort as well for the Wolves. Calvin Kirchoff was among those with hits for Eastlake.

WIAA 3A Regionals, Yakima (loser out): Lake Washington 10, Kamiakin 4 – L-Dub’s logged some miles this year, and they logged about 100 more to get over to Yakima for their games yesterday. They advanced to the regional final with the win over the Tri-Cities team aided by Nation Wood, who went 3-4 with two doubles and a run scored along with three RBI’s. Jose Vizcarra also had three hits, drove a run in and scored one as well. Jackson Zobro’s homer and three RBI’s powered the Braves, from Kennewick.

WIAA 3A Regionals, Mount Vernon (loser out): Peninsula 6, Everett 2 – The Seagulls season came to an end at the hands of the Pierce County team up at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. Casen Taggart went 2-2 with an RBI for Everett, while Trent Buchanan had two doubles for Peninsula and teammat Anders Vogel was among those with a hit, run scored and RBI for the visiting side. Arlington also fell in this regional, and their season also came to an end.

WIAA 3A Regionals, Bellevue (loser out): Mountain View 8, Edmonds-Woodway 0 – Ed-Wood was held to just three hits in the loss that ended their season. Pitchers Riley McCarthy and Aaron Hsu combined on the three-hitter for the Vancouver-area team, with McCarthy striking out three in five innings for the win at Bannerwood Park. Andrew Guilford went 2-3 with a run scored and three RBI’s for MV. The Warriors had hits from Read Carr, Tommy Oda and Karsen Tjarnberg.

WIAA 3A Regionals, Bellevue (loser out): Capital 7, Mercer Island 1 – The Cougars, from Olympia, won despite just collecting three hits; they were helped by nine walks from Islander pitching. Carson Kero had four of those walks for Capital, and he scored three runs. Nathan Buchan went 2-2 with two walks pacing Mercer, whose season ended with the loss. Capital advanced out of this region beating Mountain View to head to the semis next weekend.

WIAA 3A Regionals, Yakima (winner to semis, loser out): Lake Washington 10, Mount Spokane 2 – Vizcarra had a hit and drove in four for L-Dub as they advanced to the state semis next weekend. Ricky Koshida added a double as part of a 2-3 effort for the Kangs; he scored three runs and also walked twice.

WIAA 2A Regionals, Anacortes (loser out): Liberty 4, North Mason 3 (8) – The Patriots returned to Anacortes, site of the Northwest 2A district tournament last weekend, and scored a walk-off win in extras to advance. Kai Alberghini’s double scored Parker Coleman with the winning run as Liberty eliminated the Mason County squad. Coleman finished 2-4 with that game-winning run, and Seth Ryberg paced the Pats, going 2-4 with two RBI’s.

WIAA 2A Regionals, Anacortes (winner to semis, loser out): Fife 5, Liberty 4 -The Pierce County team held off the Kingco’s Pats, ending their season. Coleman went 3-3 with a double and two runs scored, and Alberghini added two hits, a run scored and RBI to the Liberty efforts.

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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