Your Memorial Day diamond cuts…..

Good Monday morning. We wrap up the Athletes of the Week in a bit, plus some volleyball and soccer as well. However, we start it out with diamond cuts, and youth baseball, with another smorgasbord of action featuring Mount Si and Cedarcrest High School players in this weekend’s Art Wright Memorial Day weekend tournament being held around the Puget Sound area. The tournament wraps up with playoff action today.

A note and that is all of our youth baseball and softball coverage today is powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store. To the scores we go.

Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 11, FCA Cards 3: Mount Si players factored prominently in the blowout, which was keyed by a six-run sixth for the Dragons. Ryan Llewellyn led the Wildcat delegation, going 3-4 with an RBI, and Luke Richter pitched in a 1-3 effort with two walks, two runs scored and an RBI. Fellow ‘Cats J.T. DeRouen (1-3, walk, two runs scored, RBI) and Brady Hossfeld (1-2, run, walk) also contributed to the efforts for BDG.

Rock Creek 15U 8, Tacoma Tugs West 6: Cedarcrest’s Nate Hoyer pitched five solid innings for Rock Creek as the Maple Valley-based team held off the Pierce County team at Bill Heath Complex in Sumner. Hoyer allowed three unearned runs on five hits, walking five and striking out seven for RC. He also batted and went 0-3.

Laces 4, Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 2: At Rainier Beach High School, the Dragons closed out pool play with a loss to the Snohomish County team. Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden went 0-2 for the Dragons.

Rippers 16U 0. Langley Blaze 0: This matchup featuring the Redmond-based Rippers and the boys from suburban Vancouver, BC, ended in a scoreless draw with the two teams combining for just seven hits in the pitcher’s duel at Russell Road Park in Kent. Cedarcrest’s Mason Pudwill, Kian Pegueros-Warren and Carter “Deuce” Knowles went a combined 0-5 with a walk for the Rippers in this one.

Showtime South 6, Boys of Summer 18U 5: At Edmonds Community College, the Pierce County-based squad scored a walk-off winner over Bellevue-based BoS. Soon-to-graduate Mount Si’ers Trace Halvorson and Spencer Marenco both had doubles for Boys, with Marenco also walking twice and Halvorson driving in a run.

Prospect United 10, Rock Creek 15U 1: Also in Sumner, the Puyallup-based Prospect squad handled Rock Creek. Hoyer, for RC, went 0-3.

Baden Black 16U 12, FM Sports 16U 5: Another group of current Wildcats got a chance to face former Wildcat Mason Gronewald yesterday, this time at Newport High School in Bellevue. The Mount Si delegation from FM was led by Jackson Crumb, who went 0-2 with a run scored and RBI, and Logan Garwood, who walked three times despite going 0-1. As for Gronewald, the Mercer Island player went 0-1 with a walk and run for Baden. Gronewald transferred to MIHS from Mount Si last summer.

FSP 18U 3, Northwest Premier 1: Bellevue-based FSP took the low-scoring affair down at Kent Memorial Park. Mount Si’s Troy Baunsgard and Harrison Clark, for FSP, went a combined 0-3 with a walk and run scored.

Northwest Naturals 17U 3, Thurston County Saints 2: Teammate Jacob Burkett’s double allowed Mount Si’s Cam Ferreri to score the walk-off winning run for the Nats as they stunned the Lacey-based Saints at Hartman Park in Redmond. Ferreri went 1-2 with a walk and run scored for NWN, while fellow Wildcat Jack Mardon went 0-1.

WW Sweets 15U 12, Stilly Venom 3: The Mount Si duo of Jake Smith and Aidan Dougherty delivered for the Sammamish-based Sweets in their win at Issaquah High School. Dougherty went 2-3 with a triple, run scored and RBI while Smith added a hit, walk, two runs scored and two RBI’s to the winning Sweets efforts. Dougherty went the distance on the mound for Sweets, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits, walking one. For the Arlington-based Venom, the Marysville-Getchell duo of Trevor Loucks and Josiah Kollemeier went a combined 0-4 with a run scored.

Laces 4, Washington A’s 15U 0: The Sammamish-based A’s were limited to three hits by the Snohomish County team at Marymoor Park in Redmond. Mount Si’s Matt Wieting was 0-2 for the A’s.

Seattle Wave 4, Northwest Naturals 17U 2: Ferreri’s double and RBI paced the Naturals as they were doubled up at Island Crest Park on Mercer Island by the Seattle team. Mardon went 1-3 with a run as well in this one for NWN.

Northwest Naturals 16U 9. Cascade Crush 0: Mount Si’s trio of Dawson Schneider, Tyler Disch and Hayden Weaver paced the Sammamish-based Nats, who scored eight in the sixth to turn a close one at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland into a blowout over the Renton-based Crush. Disch doubled, scored a run and drove in another for NWN, while Weaver went 1-2 with a walk and two runs scored and Schneider added a hit and RBI. Weaver went the distance on the hill for the Nats, allowing just five hits and five walks while striking out four.

FM Sports 16U 11, Field of Champions Bears 16U 7: Leading into their matchup with Gronewald and Baden for FM’s Mount Si delegation was a clash against another group with plenty of Wildcat presence – Preston-based FoC. Crumb doubled and drove in two pacing FM’s scarlet and gray group while Kevin Corder paced the Bears’ local contingent, going 2-4 with a run scored and RBI. Also repping Mount Si in the game was Tyler Clem (FoC) and Garwood, Ryan Harris and Josh Moore (FM).

Kirkland Merchants 16U 4, Seattle Tides 2: Woodinville High School’s Caden McCann, whose family are proud readers of this very blog, which we thank them for here, pitched a gem, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out nine for the Merchants as they doubled up the Tides at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland.

Baden Black 16U 6, Stilly Venom 6: Prior to seeing his former Mount Si teammates and their FM squad at Newport, Gronewald and crew opened the day yesterday up the road at Issaquah High School, and Baden ended up in a draw with the Arlington-based Venom. Gronewald went 1-3 for BB.

Boys of Summer 4, Washington A’s 15U 1: Wieting went 1-3 for the A’s as they fell at Marymoor to the Bellevue team. He also pitched an inning, allowing two runs on one hit, walking one and receiving no decision.


Saints Elite 11, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 6: The Kirkland-based JBC fell in a slugfest at their tournament down in Portland. Mount Si’s Jake Mitton went 1-3 with a double at the plate for JBC, and on the hill, he pitched 5 1/3 innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, walking three. He received no decision and did not play in Juanita’s wrapup last night, a 12-11 walk-off loss to MoundTime from suburban Portland.

Washington Ladyhawks Miller 14U 14, North Seattle Rage 2: The Puyallup-based Hawks rolled to a win at Sterling Complex in East Wenatchee with the help of Tolt Middle School’s Reagan Hollett, who went 0-2 but walked once, reached base two other times on Rage errors and scored three runs.

Washington Ladyhawks Miller 14U 9, Seattle Sundodgers 0: The bats continued to stay hot for the Hawks as they blanked a second straight Seattle-based opponent in their weekend tournament in Apple Country. Hollett went 0-2 in this one for WLH.

Washington Ladyhawks Miller 14U 10, North Central WA Sundevils 2: WLH finished pool play at the National Softball Association-sponsored tournament 5-0 with another victory, this over a Wenatchee-area team. Hollett went 0-1 for the Hawks.

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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