Your midweek diamond cuts

Good Wednesday morning. Diamond action this morning and we begin with youth baseball. Scores and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

WW Sweets 15U 13, Rippers Baseball 16U 8: Tuesday night baseball at Redmond High School last night saw a mini-Valley Cup as the Sammamish-based Sweets held off the Redmond-based Rippers in a bit of a slugfest. Mount Si High School’s Aidan Dougherty paced Sweets, with a triple headlining a 2-3 effort; he scored three runs, also walked one time and drove in two more runs for the victors. Fellow Wildcat Jake Smith added a double and RBI to the Sweets efforts. Cedarcrest High School’s Mason Pudwill went 0-3 with a walk and run scored for the Rippers, while fellow Red Wolves Carter “Deuce” Knowles (0-1) and Kian Pegueros-Warren (1-2) also played in the game for the Redmond side.

Washington A’s 18U Premier 13, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 5: A pair of Wildcats that will graduate Friday faced their former teammate last night as the Sammamish-based A’s pounced on the Bellevue-based Boys at Courter Field on the BCC campus in Bellevue. 2018 Mount Si alum Will Scott went 0-3, but walked once, reached on an error also, scored two runs and drove in a third for the A’s, while soon-to-graduate Wildcat Spencer Marenco, bound for Yakima Valley Community College this fall, went 1-3 for Boys, and fellow soon-to-graduate MSHS’er Trace Halvorson went 1-4 with a run scored also for the Bellevue squad. Scott will be a sophomore this fall at the Colorado School of Mines.

Rock Creek 15U 9, Federal Way Buzz 3: A five-run seventh broke open a close one and propelled Maple Valley-based Rock Creek to the road win over the Buzz down at Beamer High School in Federal Way. Cedarcrest High School’s Nate Hoyer went 0-2, but walked twice and scored a run to pace RC.

FM Sports 16U 12, Kirkland Merchants 16U 3: FM exploded for six runs in the third giving the Redmond team the win over the Kirkland-based squad at Bothell High School. The Mount Si delegation on FM was led by Jackson Crumb, who did it both ways last night – with the bat and with the arm. Offensively, he went 3-4 with a walk, run scored and RBI, and he also pitched four solid innings, allowing three unearned runs on five hits, walking two and striking out five. He got the win. Also of note, fellow Wildcat Ryan Harris went 1-2 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI for FM. The Merchants were led by Carson Doi, who went 2-4 with a triple and two runs scored. Caden McCann went 0-1 for Kirkland.

Northwest Naturals 15U 9, ExploSwing NW 16U 6: The Sammamish-based Nats held off the Bellevue-based XSN in a slugfest at Skyline High School in Sammamish last night. Mount Si’s Turner McCutchan went 1-3 for ExploSwing in this one.

College Summer
Bellingham drops WCL opener: The Bellingham Bells took one on the chin last night, falling in their West Coast League opener 4-2 to the Kelowna Falcons at home in Bellingham last night. North Bend’s Mason Marenco started at second base last night for the Bells and went 0-5. He will be a sophomore this fall at Gonzaga University in Spokane and is a 2017 Mount Si HS grad.

Yakima Valley crashes Ridgefield’s WCL debut: The Pippins scored a run in the eighth inning to spoil the inaugural WCL contest for the expansion Raptors last night in Ridgefield, in Clark County near Vancouver in southwest Washington, 4-3. Riley Gill, a Skyline High School grad and Bellevue College player whose family now resides in Snoqualmie, went 1-4 with a run scored for the Pippins.

Minor Leagues
Lane dominates again, but Yard Goat pitching better: North Bend’s Trevor Lane had another quality outing on the mound last night, but it was the opposing pitching which was the story in his team’s game last night.

The Colorado Rockies-affiliated Hartford Yard Goats, yes, they’re called the Yard Goats, beat the New York Yankees-affiliated Trenton Thunder at home in Connecticut last night 3-0. Lane worked two shutout innings for the Thunder in relief, allowing just one hit while striking out two, with no decision to drop his earned run average down to 1.65 this season, but it was the Hartford pitching as noted which did the difference. The Yard Goat pitching had a no-hitter on for 8 1/3 innings before allowing a one-out single in the ninth which proved to be the only Trenton hit and which prompted, according to, a post-game brawl between the two teams (the hit was a bunt single). Trenton hitters struck out against Hartford hurlers a total of 16 times in the Eastern League “AA” minor-league contest. Trenton with the loss dropped to 32-21 on the season.

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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