A Sunday round of diamond cuts……

Good Sunday morning. A lot of diamond cuts to get you started on a busy Sunday. All of our high school and youth baseball and softball coverage is powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

High School Softball
WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane (loser out): Glacier Peak 2, Eastlake 1 – The Grizzlies plated two runs in the sixth to sink the Wolves and eliminate them from the tournament. Meleah Menchaca led GP, going 2-4 with a double while Ashley Schmer doubled and drove in two runs. As for the Wolves, Julia Holec went 2-4 with a run. Camryn Snyder went the distance in the circle for Eastlake in the loss, allowing two unearned runs on six hits with eight strikeouts while Makayla Miller did the same for Glacier in the win, allowing a run on seven hits, striking out three.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane: Jackson 7, Tahoma 2 – The Timberwolves started a busy yesterday at Merkel Complex with a homer as part of a 3-4 effort from Macy Tarbox and 4 2/3 no-hit innings from ace Iyanla DeJesus as they picked up the win over the Bears. DeJesus struck out six and Tarbox scored two runs and drove in two more.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane (loser out): Glacier Peak 13, Chiawana 3 – Kendall Curtis homered and drove in five runs, and Harlee Carpenter came a homer short of the cycle in going 3-3 scoring three runs and driving in two more as the Grizzlies cruised past the ladies from the Tri-Cities and advanced.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane: Jackson 4, Redmond 2 – Jackson advanced to the finals doubling up the Mustangs from Kingco. DeJesus homered and drove in two runs, also walking three times, and Tarbox added two hits and an RBI. Kiki Milloy led Redmond, going 1-3 with a run scored. DeJesus went the distance in this one in the circle, allowing two runs on six hits striking out 13.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane (loser out): Glacier Peak 4, Tahoma 3 – Phoebe Schultz’s three-run homer in the sixth rescued the Grizzlies against the Bears. Menchaca and Curtis also had a hit and run scored each for Glacier in this one.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane (Championship): Jackson 16, Lake Stevens 2 – A pair of big innings in the fourth and fifth by the Timberwolves secured the 4A state title and closed out a real busy day over in the Lilac City. Tarbox had a hit and three RBI’s while Laina Delgado had a hit and four driven in. DeJesus went the distance again, allowing two runs on four hits while striking out 10. Kiley Hubby homered for the Vikings.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Spokane (3rd Place): Richland 3, Glacier Peak 2 – The Bombers took a 3-0 lead midway through this one and held off the Grizzlies to take third. Curtis went 2-3 with a run scored pacing Glacier.

Youth Baseball
Despite the rain, there was a lot of action yesterday around the region in the annual Art Wright Memorial Day weekend tournament featuring players from the Valley. Again, Gamechanger’s powering all of this, and you can find it on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Northwest Naturals 16U 12, Kirkland Merchants 3: The Wright tournament clash at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland saw Mount Si’s Dawson Schneider and Hayden Weaver both get a hit and scored a run for the Sammamish-based Nats as they rolled to the win. Inglemoor’s Pat Mulcare went 2-3 with a run scored pacing the Merchants.

Chaffey Baseball 7, Boys of Summer 18U 6: In a Wright battle up at Edmonds Community College, the Edmonds-based Chaffey held off Bellevue-based Boys despite a 3-3 effort with a homer and two runs scored from soon-to-graduate Mount Si’er Trace Halvorson. Fellow soon-to-graduate ‘Cat Spencer Marenco, off to Yakima Valley CC in the fall, went 2-4 with a run scored for Boys. A lot of top Wesco players play for Chaffey this spring; among them is Jackson’s Case Matter, and he paced the victors, going 2-3 with an RBI.

Bellevue Dragons Elite 15U Green 7, Wave Black 5: The Wright tournament came to Marymoor Park in Redmond with a Mount Si flavor for the Dragons as they held on for the win. Chris Jarocki led the Wildcat contingent for BDG, going 2-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Fellow ‘Cat Luke Richter also paced the victors, going 1-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI. A third Mount Si’er, Ryan Llewellyn, pitched four one-hit innings of relief for the Dragons, striking out four, to get the save.

Lakeside Recovery 4, Washington A’s 15U 2: Issaquah-based Lakeside doubled up the Sammamish-based A’s at Marymoor in another Wright contest. Mount Si’s Matt Wieting went 0-2 for the A’s in this one.

Snohomish Sox 10, Rippers Baseball 16U 6: In Wright action at Russell Road Park in Kent, the Snohomish side won the slugfest in the rain with the Redmond-based Rippers, whose Cedarcrest HS trio of Mason Pudwill, Kian-Pegueros-Warren and Carter “Deuce” Knowles went a combined 0-5 with a walk.

WW Sweets 15U 5, Baden Black 16U 1: A pair of current Mount Si’ers saw a former Wildcat last night in this Wright weekend clash at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Current ‘Cat Aidan Dougherty paced Sweets, going 2-4 with a triple, run scored and RBI, while fellow current MSHS’er Jake Smith went 0-2. For Baden, former ‘Cat Mason Gronewald went 1-1 with a run scored. He played for Mercer Island High School’s team this spring.

Rippers Baseball 16U 2, Kent Bulldogs 0: Under the lights last night at a rainy Russell Road complex, the Rippers took the pitcher’s duel with the Kent team. Pegueros-Warren walked twice and scored a run to pace the Red Wolve delegation.

Boys of Summer 18U 8, Northwest Bandits 3: Halvorson and Marenco both had a hit each, with Marenco scoring a run, but it was Skyline’s Cole Hinkleman who led the game for BoS, as he doubled and homered, scoring three runs and driving in three more as Boys won the Wright pool play battle in Edmonds.

Field of Champions Bears 16U 3, WW Sweets 15U 2 (8): The Preston-based Bears won this Wright clash at Eastlake on a wild pitch in the eighth inning. Mount Si players factored for both teams. Kevin Corder had a double for FoC, while Lucas Costello also had a hit. Smith went the distance on the mound for Sweets and suffered the tough-luck loss, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits, walking two and striking out six.

Rock Creek 15U 7, Northwest Reign 7: The Wright contest at Bill Heath Complex in Sumner ended in a draw, with Cedarcrest’s Nate Hoyer pitching in for the Maple Valley-based Rock Creek; he had a hit and drove in two runs.

Bellevue Dragons Elite 15U Green 11, City Baseball Gold 1: BDG rolled to the win at Marymoor behind Mount Si’s Brady Hossfeld, who went 2-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Also pacing the Dragons, Llewellyn had a walk, run scored and RBI despite going 0-2, and J.T. DeRouen added a hit, run scored and RBI to the Dragon efforts as well. He, too, is from Mount Si.

Stilly Venom 6, Field of Champions Bears 16U 3: The Arlington-based Venom took down the Bears at Eastlake, paced by a pair of Marsyville-Getchell players that Cedarcrest fans are glad they didn’t get to see this spring as the Red Wolves didn’t play the Chargers in Wesco play. Trevor Loucks went 2-2 with a double, run scored and RBI, while fellow Getchell teammate Josiah Koellmeier went 1-3 also with a double, run scored and RBI. Costello went 1-3 with an RBI for the Bears and Corder added a hit and run scored to the FoC efforts. Costello also pitched four innings and took the loss, allowing all six Venom runs, four earned, on six hits, striking out two.

Washington A’s 15U 3, Baseball Beyond Borders 2: The A’s finished up their pair at Marymoor with a win over the Seattle-based BBB. Wieting was 0-2 with a walk for the A’s in this affair.

Northwest Naturals 16U 5, Top Ten Sports 1: The Nats took their road show from Kirkland down to Mercer Island for this one, but they kept the winning going in the Wright tournament thanks to Mount Si’s Tyler Disch, who went 1-3 with a triple, run scored and RBI, and Jack Phillips, who doubled in going 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Schneider pitched the first three innings for NWN, allowing a run on two hits, walking two and striking out four. He received no decision.

Baseball Beyond Borders 3, Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 1: At Denny Field in West Seattle, the Seattle-based BBB won the low-scoring Wright pool play battle with the Bellevue team. Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden walked three times for the Dragons, who were playing the Bainbridge Mavericks last night at Denny when the rains appear to have stopped their game; they were leading 7-1 in the sixth inning so it probably is an official game at this point. Gilden in that contest went 0-2 with a walk and run scored. Rain was a bugaboo for the Wright tournament managers yesterday as they had to scrub play at a number of venues due to the inclement weather.

Stilly Venon 6, FM Sports 16U 4: The Venom held off Redmond-based FM up at Eastlake in another Wright tournament battle; leading FM’s Mount Si delegation was Logan Garwood, who tripled, scored a run and drove in two more.

There was also some other out-of-town action of note featuring a pair of MSHS varsity players. Gamechanger again bringing us these highlights.

MoundTime Bandits 19, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 2: At a tournament in Portland, the Kirkland-based Juanita squad got handled easily by the Portland-based MoundTime squad. Mount Si’s Jake Mitton went 0-1 for JBC in this one.

ExploSwing Northwest 16U 5, D9 Baseball 0: Mount Si’s Turner McCutchan got to pitch off a mound at the Chicago White Sox spring training complex down in Arizona yesterday and it was memorable for sure. He pitched four innings of three-hit ball, striking out five, to get the win for the Bellevue-based XSN at their tournament being held outside of Phoenix.

Juanita Baseball Club 16U 8, Northwest Futures ’22 6: Mitton went 1-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI for JBC in the win over the Clark County team in the Rose City.

High School Baseball
WIAA 3A State Championshp, Pasco (GESA Stadium): Lake Washington 3, O’Dea 2 – Pitcher Jose Vizcarra scattered two runs on four hits over six solid innings for the Kangs as they held off the Irish from Seattle to bring home a state championship to the Kingco Conference. Ricky Koshida had two hits, including a double, and Vizcarra also had two hits for L-Dub.

WIAA 4A State Tournament, Pasco (GESA Stadium) (third-place): Issaquah 2, Skyview 0 – Pitchers Ryan Baker and Tyler Odegard combined on a three-hit shutout for the Eagles as they took third in the state tournament. Odegard had one of the three Issy hits and also scored a run. Braydon Kennedy led Skyview, from Clark County, with two hits. Baker allowed two hits over five innings, walking three and striking out three, to get the win for the Eagles while Odegard allowed the other hit in his two innings of relief, walking two and striking out two, to get the save.

Youth Softball
Washington Ladyhawks Miller 14U 147, Puyallup RipTide 0: The Ladyhawks, based in Puyallup, rolled to the win ata tournament in Wenatchee with the help of Tolt Middle School’s Reagan Hollett; the future CHS Red Wolve had a hit, scored two runs and drove in another for the Hawks, who split two other games yesterday in the tournament. Hollett did not play in either of those contests.

College Baseball
Bellevue U. (NE) 11, Faulkner (AL) 8 (NAIA World Series, Lewiston, ID, loser out): The Bruins survived a wild first three innings in which 16 of the 18 total runs in the game were scored, and advanced in the loser-out bracket at the tournament. Duvall’s Cody Banks, a junior and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, went 3-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for BU in this one.

Spokane 9, Mount Hood 3 (NWAC tournament, Longview, loser out): CCS advanced scoring seven runs in the first three innings to sink the Oregon’s Saints in a battle featuring a pair of friends and former Mount Si teammates against one another. One played and that was Justin Lutz; the Sasquatch sophomore catcher went 1-2 with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI for CCS, while the other, Mount Hood sophomore Carson Corra, did not play. Both graduated from Mount Si in 2017 and are from the Fall City area. Spokane plays today while Mount Hood’s season ended; Corra finished the season in limited action hitting .283 with three doubles and 10 RBI’s.

Long Beach State 5, Hawaii 4 (Fri.): Freshman Aaron Davenport finished his inaugural college campaign with arguably one of his best outings of the season, scattering three runs on five hits over seven solid innings while striking out a season (and college career)-high 10 in a no-decision for the Warriors in their road game in southern California. He finishes the season 2-5 with a 4.86 earned run average, with a mix of good and not-so-good outings in his resume this spring. As we told you earlier this week, he is set we think to become the first-ever Valley player to ever play in the Cape Cod college summer league, widely considered to be the top league for major league prospects playing currently in college. That season opens up next week. Davenport is from Duvall and a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad. Hawaii finishes the season 20-30.

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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