Now the ladies’ action on this Father’s Day……

To the ladies and we have a full plate from the Valley Invitational tournament down in the Portland-Vancouver area yesterday. Most of the coverage from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Kelowna Heat 5, KB Fastpitch 16U 3: The Canadian team scored three in the first and won the morning opener in Vancouver over the Kenmore-based KB. Mount Si’s Vera Harrison went 0-1 for KB.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 15, Washington Wolfpack 0: Down in Clackamas, OR, the Shock brought the bats early and often as they rolled in a win over the ladies from Whatcom County. Mount Si’s Willow Westbrook led the way for Snohomish, going 2-3 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI’s. Soon-to-be Cedarcrest freshman Riley Warden added a double herself, a run scored and RBI for the Shock and Warden’s soon-to-be Red Wolve teammate, Allyson Smith, pitched in a hit, run scored and two RBI’s. And there’s a fourth Valley girl on this roster, and she, too, played. Kailee Kores, like Warden set to be a freshman this fall at CHS, went 0-1 in late-inning work.

KB Fastpitch 16U 7, Issaquah Flame Red 2: Harrison led the way in this one over KB’s Eastside rivals from Issaquah. She doubled to headline a 2-3 effort, scoring two runs and driving in two more for KB. Fellow Wildcat Jackalyn Gates saw action for the Flame in this one as well and went 0-1 with a walk. The Flame, incidentally, ended up winless in pool action, also falling to teams from Arizona and Montana in addition to the Diamond Dusters crew from Pierce County yesterday.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 10, Bat Company 1: The bats didn’t cool down at all for the Shock as they blasted the Portland-area team. Smith led the way for Snohomish in this one, with a double, triple, run scored and RBI. Westbrook added a hit and run scored for the Shock, while Warden pitched in a run despite no official at-bats and Kores went 0-1.

KB Fastpitch 16U 13, Flathead Breeze 7: KB also faced the squad we just mentioned from Montana, and this Breeze team hails from Kalispell, in the northwest part of the state and the gateway to Glacier National Park. Harrison had her way with the ladies from Big Sky Country, going 4-4 with two runs scored and an RBI as KB finished the pool play 3-1.

Montana Avalanche 5, Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 2: The Shock also faced a Big Sky squad, this one from Missoula, in the western part of the state and home to the University of Montana, and the Avalanche did what the two other Shock opponents weren’t able to do earlier in the day and that was shut down the offense. Avalanche pitcher Kylie Kovatch pitched a gem, allowing just two runs, one earned, on only four hits, striking out three. Keep an eye on this girl in Montana high-school softball, she may be one to watch the next few years. Warden went 1-3 with a run leading the Valley foursome for the Shock, while Westbrook also had a hit. Smith went 0-3 and Kores did not play.

Other action: The Redmond-based Rijo Select went 1-2 yesterday; the squad, with Cedarcrest HS’s Carly Nelson, beat the Seattle-based Sundodgers but fell to the Lady Bombers from Othello over in Adams County in central Washington and a team from suburban Salt Lake City. Meanwhile, the Snohomish-based Northwest Batbusters 18U Seek crew, featuring MSHS’ Molly Wilbourne, went 2-1, beating teams from Boise and Salem, OR, but falling to another suburban SLC squad, and the Auburn-based Washington Acers 18U Campbell, with fellow Wildcat Hope Bostick, split their games with the Boise and Salt Lake teams, beating the Boise squad but falling to the Salt Lake one. Playoff action for all of the teams we’ve featured here is today in the tournament.

Also, at the USA Softball of Seattle’s SeaTac Metro Championship 14U tournament, again with our scores and highlights powered by GC:

Absolute Blast 14U Taylor 9, Lady Warriors 3: Madison Bonham was ready to go in this one. The Mount Si sophomore-to-be homered and drove in four runs for AbB as the Woodinville-based team scored five in the first and cruised to the win in the opener yesterday morning in Kent.

Issaquah Flame Black 12, Absolute Blast 14U Taylor 11: It was a wild one in the nightcap for the Blast as they fell to their Eastside rivals from Issaquah. Bonham went 1-1 with a walk, run scored and RBI pacing the Blast, who continues play in that event today, at Service Club Fields off SR 18 in Kent.

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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