On this graduation day for Mount Si High School, two grads could face one another on the diamond in a little while tonight

Got some baseball news for you this afternoon. If you’re looking for something to listen to tonight aside from the Mariners or the NBA Finals after hopefully witnessing another class of students graduate from Mount Si High School, you have a chance to potentially catch a game featuring a pair of Mount Si grads potentially facing one another.

The college summer West Coast League’s Wenatchee AppleSox and Yakima Valley Pippins baseball teams begin a three-game series tonight, round one of their Highway 97 rivalry series over on the east side of the Cascades, and on the mound for Wenatchee will be 2017 Mount Si HS alum Gavin Gorrell. Gorrell, from North Bend, will be making his first start of the season for Wenatchee, and he could get a chance to face his friend and fellow Wildcat ’17er Justin Lutz in the game tonight. Lutz, from Fall City, just signed with Yakima Valley. Gorrell will be a sophomore this fall at Boise State University while Lutz will be a junior and is currently seeking a four-year college program to transfer to following the completion of his two years of community college baseball with the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Going to potentially be a good one tonight. Here’s links to audio and video coverage of the contest, which will start at 7:05 p.m. at Yakima County Stadium in downtown Yakima:


Wenatchee (KCSY-FM)

Yakima Valley (Mixlr)

Live Video (Yakima Valley)

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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