The weekend wrap, ladies’ edition…..

Good Monday morning. A lot of stuff on deck this morning. We’re going to split the cuts again. Softball to start with all of our coverage from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store. We lead it off this morning with a wrapup on all the action involving Valley athletes at the Valley Invitational select “college exposure” tournament down in the Portland area yesterday.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 12, Washington Acers Culver 2: A busy day yesterday down in Clackamas, OR, opened for the Shock with a win over their Auburn-based rivals anchored by the Valley foursome of Willow Westbrook, Allyson Smith, Kailee Kores and Riley Warden. Mount Si’s Westbrook led the offense, going 3-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI’s, and soon-to-be CHS’er Warden added a double herself, scored a run and drove in a second for Snohomish. Kores, also set to attend Cedarcrest in the fall, went the distance in the circle, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out four, and Red Wolve sophomore-to-be Smith added a hit, scored a run and drove in two more.

KB Fastpitch 16U 12, Lady Bombers 1: KB’s bats took a bit to wake up yesterday morning, but once they woke up, they did so with a vengenance as they scored 11 of their 12 runs in the final two frames to secure the win over the eastern Washington team in Vancouver, WA. Mount Si’s Vera Harrison went 1-2 with a run scored and RBI pacing Kenmore-based KB.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 11, Tigers Fastpitch-Cramer 1: The bats kept on rolling for the Shock in this win over the Yakima-based team. Smith led the way, going 3-4 and coming a homer short of hitting for the cycle – she had a single, double and triple – and driving in three runs. Warden added a hit, two walks, three stolen base, and scored three runs, while Westbrook, despite going 0-4, pitched in two RBI’s to the Shock efforts.

Utah Twisters 9, KB Fastpitch 3: KB was knocked out of the tournament with the loss to the Salt Lake City-area team. Harrison went 1-3 for KB in this one.

Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 4, Rampage Rise 3: Snohomish advanced to the semis in the Valley’s “14 Open” division holding off a southwest Washington team last night backed by both Smith and Westbrook; Smith went 3-3 with another double and drove in two runs, while Westbrook added two hits, scored a run and drove in another. Warden had two hits for the Shock, including a double, and scored a run.

Elite Diamonds 7, Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 1: The Redmond-based Diamonds ended the Shock’s tournament run in the semis as Snohomish fell. Warden led the Valley contingent, going 2-2 with a run scored. Westbrook added a hit and RBI to the efforts for the Shock while Smith went 0-2. Kores, after a solid outing in the morning yesterday, returned last night for 3 1/3 innings of relief work in the circle, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits, walking three and striking out one receiving no decision.

Other action: The Snohomish-based Northwest Batbusters’ 18U Seek team took third in the lower playoff bracket at the top division at the tournament. The team, with Mount Si’s Molly Wilbourne, moved through the playoffs before falling in the semifinals to a team from Hawaii. They came back and took the third-place match though beating a team from East Wenatchee. The Washington Acers’ Campbell from Auburn, with MSHS’ Hope Bostick, was in that division’s upper playoff bracket and made it to the quarterfinals before being eliminated by the Washington Angels from the Tri-Cities. Rounding it out, the Twisters team that eliminated KB also eliminated another team from the tournament with a MSHS player – the Issaquah Flame 16U, with Jackalyn Gates. And the Redmond-based Rijo 16U’s, with Cedarcrest’s Carly Nelson, saw their playoffs come to a quick end as well yesterday with a loss to an Arizona team.


Snohomish County Express Red 6, Absolute Blast Taylor 14U 5: The Blast were knocked out of the USA Softball of Seattle SeaTac Metro Championships tournament in Kent with the loss. Mount Si’s Madison Bonham went 0-2 for AbB in this one.

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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