Starting the week off with another round of diamond cuts…..

Good Monday morning. We’ve got some basketball to talk about today hopefully, and we’ll also have a look perhaps at yesterday’s Rock and Roll Marathon in Seattle and Valley participants in it, but we first have the weekend wrap and another round of cuts. Youth baseball and softball this morning courtesy of Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Youth Baseball
City Baseball Green 8, Northwest Naturals 16U 0 (game one, doubleheader): Seattle-based City limited the Sammamish-based Nats to three hits as they took the first of two at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Mount Si High School’s delegation on NWN – Dawson Schneider, Hayden Weaver, Tyler Disch and Jack Phillips – went a combined 0-7 for the Nats in this one. Schneider started on the mound for NWN and took the loss, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits in two innings of work.

Michael’s Toyota 18U 13, Eastside Baseball 2 (game one, doubleheader): Michael’s took the first of two at home over Bellevue-area rival EBC. Mount Si’s Parker Wutherich went 1-1 with a walk and was also hit by a pitch a third time, and all three times on base he scored runs for Toyota. He also pitched for Michael’s in this one, and the one inning he pitched was perfect with a strikeout. He received no decision.

Rippers Baseball 16U 2, Rijo Showcase 1: The two Redmond-based squads clashed in a Cam Christian tournament battle down in Auburn with Rippers powering to the win behind Kian Pegueros-Warren. The Cedarcrest High Schooler had a hit, walk, run scored and RBI for Rippers in this one. Fellow Red Wolve Mason Pudwill also had a hit while the third CHS’er on the Ripper squad, Carter “Deuce” Knowles, went 0-1.

Kirkland Merchants 7, Bellevue Dragons Elite 15U Green 3: BDE was limited to two hits in the loss to the Kirkland team up at Redmond Ridge last night. Powering the Dragon offense was Chris Jarocki; the MSHS’er hit a three-run homer in the fourth but that proved to be it for Bellevue. Remaining Mount Si players on the Dragons – Brady Hossfeld, Ryan Llewellyn, J.T. DeRouen and Brady Farris – were all hitless, although DeRouen did draw a walk.

Rock Creek Select 15U 8, Tacoma Tugs Premier 3: In Cam Christian action down in Olympia, the Maple Valley-based Rock Creek rolled with a five-run fourth doing most of the damage. Cedarcrest’s Nate Hoyer started on the hill for RC and got the win, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits in four innings of work, walking two and striking out three. He also went 1-3 offensively with a walk and run scored. He got a well-deserved rest for Rock Creek’s second game of the day, an 11-3 win over Seattle Select Black, and did not play in that contest.

Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 8, Kirkland Merchants 16U 2: Meanwhile, over at Hartman Park in Redmond last night, the Dragons’ 16U team posted a blowout win over the Merchants, with Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden pacing the victors, going 1-3 with a double and two RBI’s. Woodinville’s Caden McCann went 1-2 for the Merchants.

Narrows Baseball 10, Baden Black 16U 7: Cam Christian action in Puyallup saw Gig Harbor-based Narrows win a slugfest, despite the efforts for Baden of one Mason Gronewald; Gronewald, a former Mount Si player who played this spring with Mercer Island High School’s team, went 2-4 with a double, run scored and RBI for the Seattle-based Baden side.

Narrows Baseball 5, Washington A’s 18U Premier 1: Gig Harbor-based Narrows handled the Sammamish-based A’s on the A’s home turf at Eastlake High School in Sammamish last night. 2018 MSHS’er Will Scott, home after his freshman college season with the Colorado School of Mines, doubled, walked and scored a run for the A’s in this one.

WW Sweets 15U 10, ExploSwing Northwest 16U 2: Also at Eastlake, Sammamish-based Sweets took this one over the Bellevue-based XSN. Mount Si players saw action for both teams. Wildcat Aidan Dougherty started on the mound for Sweets and took the win, allowing two unearned runs on five hits, walking one in five solid innings of work. He also got a chance to hit and went 0-1 with an RBI. Fellow MSHS’er Turner McCutchan saw action for XSN and went 0-2.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 12, Rock Creek Premier 2: Bellevue-based Boys posted a home win at Bellevue High School yesterday afternoon over the Maple Valley-based Rock Creek squad. Mount Si grads Spencer Marenco and Trace Halvorson aided the BoS efforts; Halvorson went 1-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s, while Marenco went 0-3 but reached base twice on errors and scored two runs.

Power Baseball 4, Field of Champions 15U Bears Blue 2: The Bears were doubled up on the road down in Federal Way by the host Power. Mount Si’s delegation on Preston-based FoC was paced by Blake Miller, who went 1-3 with a run scored, and both Harrison Kelly and Beck Hoffman, who each had a hit.

Washington Rush 9, FM Sports 16U 0: Two Rush pitchers combined on a no-hitter of Redmond-based FM up at Everett Memorial Stadium. MSHS players who participated for FM included Jackson Crumb, Scott Harris, Ryan Harris, Logan Garwood, Chris Wilson and Josh Moore. Moore pitched two innings for FM, allowing three runs, two earned, on four hits, walking one and striking out one, receiving no decision.

City Baseball Green 4, Northwest Naturals 16U 3 (game two, doubleheader): City took this one in a walkoff last night to sweep the twinbill on the Plateau. Disch worked this one on the mound for NWN, and did a fine job, allowing three runs on five hits, walking three and striking out four for the Nats receiving no decision. He went 0-2 at the plate. Weaver also was hitless, in three at-bats, for NWN. Phillips, though, did get a hit, and he also walked, scoring a run for the Sammamish-based Nats. Schneider, after starting on the mound in the opener, did not play the nightcap for NWN.

Michael’s Toyota 18U 11, Eastside Baseball 0 (game two, doubleheader): Michael’s pitcher Jake Studebaker fired a one-hitter striking out seven for Toyota as they took the nightcap at BCC and swept the twinbill over Eastside. Wutherich paced Michael’s, going 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s.

Bainbridge Mavericks 17, Washington A’s 15U 6: Bainbridge routed the Sammamish-based A’s on Redmond Ridge, despite the efforts for the A’s of Mount Si’s Matt Wieting. He doubled twice and drove in three runs for the home side in the loss.

Rippers Baseball 16U 3, Reality Sports 1: The Rippers closed out the Cam Christian event down in Auburn with another win. The CHS threesome of Knowles, Pegueros-Warren and Pudwill went a combined 0-7 in the game for the Rippers.

Showtime Baseball 3, Northwest Naturals 17U 1: The Cam Christian event closed out for NWN down in Auburn yesterday afternoon with a loss to the Tacoma-based team. Cam Ferreri from MSHS went 1-3 with a double for the Nats, while fellow Wildcat Jack Mardon went 0-3.

Youth Softball
Bellevue Blast 16U 10, Seattle Spice 8: The Blast scored five in the final inning to escape with the wild win over the Seattle team in a Blast into Summer tournament playoff clash at Celebration Park in Federal Way. Mount Si’s Ginger Harris went 0-2 for Bellevue in her lone action of the day for the Blast. She did not play in either the game that took place before this one for the Blast (a 5-1 win over PNW Force) or the one after it (a 7-1 loss to the Issaquah Flame that knocked them out of the tournament).

TC Stars Gold 8, Washington Ladyhawks 18U Miller Gold (Puyallup) 1: The Colorado team blasted the ‘Hawks in the opener yesterday down at the Triple Crown’s Zoom into June tournament in Los Angeles. Cedarcrest’s Michaela Carter went 1-3 for WLH.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 8, Washington Ladyhawks 14U Miller (Snohomish) 3: At Service Club Complex in Kent, the Shock posted a playoff win in the Blast into Summer tournament, eliminating the ‘Hawks. Valley players led the way for the Shock, led by Mount Si’s Willow Westbrook, who homered and drove in three runs. Cedarcrest’s Allyson Smith added two hits and Tolt Middle School’s Riley Warden pitched in a hit, reached base a second time on an error and scored twice. Fellow Tolt student Reagan Hollett did not play in the game for the ‘Hawks, who also played a second game prior to this one last night, which they won. Hollett also did not play in that game for WLH.

Sundodgers 5, Elite Diamonds 16U Pluschke 4: The Seattle team stole victory from the jaws of defeat at the Blast of Summer tournament yesterday in Kent, scoring all five runs in the final inning to walk it off eliminating the Diamonds. Mount Si’s Jaclyn Huntzinger went 0-1 with an RBI for the Redmond-based Diamonds, while Cedarcrest’s Payton Pluschke went 0-2.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 12, Snohomish County Express Red 3: The Shock claimed the “A” title at the Blast into Summer’s 14U event last night in Kent, with the Valley trio again leading the way. This time, though, it was led by Smith, who homered and drove in two runs, also coaxing a walk in the game for the Shock. Warden added a hit, scored two runs and drove in two more, while Westbrook added two hits, scored two runs and drove in a third.

Sorcerer 4, Washington Ladyhawks 18U Miller Gold (Puyallup) 1: WLH finished the weekend at the Zoom into June winless in six tries, closing it out with this loss to a team from the Bay Area of northern California. Carter went 1-2 with a walk for the ‘Hawks.

College Summer Baseball
Yakima Valley sweeps first half of Highway 97 rivarly series: In West Coast League action, the Yakima Valley Pippins doubled up the visiting Wenatchee AppleSox last night 4-2 at home in Yakima to sweep the three-game weekend set from the Sox. Mount Si grad Justin “JuJu” Lutz went 0-4 with an RBI for the Pippins while Grant Gorrell, the cousin of MSHS alum – and Wenatchee teammate – Gavin Gorrell, went 0-3. Lutz is from Fall City while Gavin Gorrell is from North Bend and his cousin Grant is from Arizona. Lutz and Gavin Gorrell both graduated from Mount Si in 2017.

Honkers split pair: In Pacific International League action, the Fall City-based Northwest Honkers and visiting Redmond Dudes split two last night at Interlake High School in Bellevue. The Dudes won the first game 5-3 before the Honkers rebounded in the nightcap and rolled in that one 8-2. Duvall’s Cameron Padron went 0-2 in the opener then went 0-3 with a run scored in the nightcap for the Honkers, playing games primarily in Bellevue this year as it seeks a Valley-based home field to replace their former home of Fall City Community Park.

Minor League Baseball
Lane delivers in a pinch: The New York Yankees are probably very pleased with one Trevor Lane right now, as he helped their organization out in a bit of a bind this past weekend. Lane, a 2012 Mount Si High School grad pitching for the Yankees’ class “AA” minor league team in Trenton, NJ, was sent down to New York’s “advanced A” squad in Tampa, FL, on an emergency assignment last Friday, and pitched two innings for the Tarpons in a 1-0 Florida State League win over the visiting Florida Fire Frogs. He struck out three, earned the win and was brought back to Trenton yesterday to continue his work with the Thunder. Good stuff for sure for the Valleyite.

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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