The morning diamond cuts, from the guys…….

Time now for some baseball. Scores from our youth and Little League games from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

WW Sweets 15U 10, Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 6: The Sammamish-based Sweets won the slugfest with the Bellevue-based Dragons at Hartman Park in Redmond. Mount Si’s Aidan Dougherty and Anthony Gilden saw action in the contest, with the Sweets’ Dougherty pacing the victors, going 2-4 with two runs scored and two RBI’s, and the Dragons’ Gilden going 1-3.

Juanita Baseball Club 16U 8, Baseball Beyond Borders 3: Kirkland-based JBC advanced to the finals of the GSL weekend tournament in Puyallup beating the Seattle team with the help of Mount Si’s Jake Mitton. Mitton started on the hill and worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on three hits, walking seven and striking out five. He ended up with the win and helped his cause offensively going 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI for Juanita. Mitton did not play in that title game last night, but Juanita beat the Everett-based Washington Rush 8-2 in that game to win the tournament title, so congrats to all of you there at JBC on this accomplishment from us here at the SVSJ!

Kent Bulldogs Elite 12, Field of Champions 16U Bears 2 (game one, doubleheader): Kent scored seven runs in the fifth to take the first of two over the Preston-based Bears at Sumner High School. Andrew Edson led the Mount Si delegation for FoC with a hit. Fellow ‘Cats Lucas Costello, Kevin Corder and Tyler Clem, however, went a combined 0-7 in the game for the Bears.

Rippers Baseball 16U 8, Northwest Naturals 15U 2 (game one, doubleheader): The Redmond-based Rippers dominated the opener of two with the Sammamish-based Nats at Hartman Park in Redmond. Cedarcrest’s Kian Pegueros-Warren powered the Rippers, with a hit and three RBI’s. Fellow Red Wolve Mason Pudwill walked and scored a run despite going 0-1.

Field of Champions Bears 15U Blue 13, Bainbridge Mavericks 3: The Preston-based Bears rolled to a win over the Kitsap County team last night in Bellevue. Mount Si’s delegation was led by someone who’s becoming more known for his hoops, Quin Patterson. Patterson went 3-3 with a double and scored three runs, and fellow ‘Cat Blake Miller added a triple and run scored. Again continuing to show cancer who’s boss, MSHS’ Ryan Gerlitz saw action again for FoC in this one last night as well and went 0-1.

Rock Creek 15U 7, Mill Creek Mavericks 3: Maple Valley-based Rock Creek finished out their GSL tournament weekend with a win, aided by Cedarcrest’s Nate Hoyer, who went 1-2 with a walk and run scored.

Spokane Expos 6, FSP Baseball 18U 4: The Expos took this SPL Invitational playoff battle at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Mount Si’s Troy Baunsgard paced Ford, going 1-4 with a double. Teammate and feellow ‘Cat Harrison Clark went 0-3.

Northwest Naturals 16U 6, River City A’s 3: The Sammamish-based Naturals advanced to the finals of their wood-bat tournament in Spokane with a win yesterday moring over the Tri-Cities team. Mount Si’s Hayden Weaver and Tyler Disch contributed, each with two hits. Weaver’s pair of hits included a double, and he scored a run and drove in two, while Disch also scored a run. Disch got the win on the hill, going 6 1/3 good innings allowing three runs on four hits, walking six and striking out three.

Woodinville Baseball Club 9, Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 8: The Dragons fell in a slugfest over at the Triple Crown Fathers’ Day weekend event in the Tri-Cities at Columbia Basin College in Pasco despite Mount Si players doing most of the damage. Ryan Llewellyn led the way, going 3-3 with a triple and two runs scored, while both Brady Hossfeld and Luke Richter doubled. Hossfeld scored a run and Richter drove one in. Fellow Wildcat Chris Jarocki added a hit and run scored for BDG.

Kent Bulldogs 4, Field of Champions 16U Bears 3 (game two, doubleheader): The Bulldogs scored a run in the seventh to break a 3-3 tie, take the nightcap of two and sweep the twinbill over the Bears in Sumner. Edson and Corder both had a hit in the contest for the Preston-based Bears, and Edson also drove in a run. Costello again went 0-3 for FoC.

Northwest Naturals 15U 6, Rippers Baseball 16U 3 (game two, doubleheader): The Nats took the nightcap and split the twibill with the Rippers in Redmond; Pegueros-Warren had a hit for the Rippers but Pudwill went 0-3.

Prospect United 6, Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 3: BDG finished sixth in the 15U/16U division at the TCS tournament with the loss in Richland to the Pierce County team last night. J.T. DeRouen led the Mount Si delegation in this one for the Dragons, going 1-2 with a double and run scored. Fellow ‘Cat Brady Farris also had a hit. Hossfeld walked twice and scored two runs and Llewellyn pitched an inning of relief, and it was perfect with two strikeouts and no decision. He also hit in this contest and was hitless in three at-bats for the Dragons.

Spokane Expos Blue 11, Northwest Naturals 16U 3: The Expos won the Spokane tournament title on home soil at Whitworth University; Weaver paced the Nats, going 1-3 with a walk and RBI.

Showtime 1, Northwest Naturals 17U 0: The Sammamish-based Nats were limited to two hits – both of those by Mount Si’s Cam Ferreri – in the shutout loss that knocked NWN out of the GSL tournament down in Puyallup. Nats teammate and fellow Wildcat Jack Mardon went 0-3.

ExploSwing Northwest 16U 3, Kirkland Merchants 16U 2: Bellevue-based XSN squeaked out a win over the Kirkland squad at Inglemoor High School in Kenmore. MSHS’ Turner McCutchan did not play for XSN, but Woodinville’s Caden McCann played for the Merchants, and went 1-2.

College Summer
Portland Prairie Dogs 8, Seattle Sea Turtles 0 (game one, doubleheader): The Cascade Collegiate League’s I-5 rivalry was contested on neutral ground halfway between Seattle and Portland yesterday in Lacey, with the Oregon-repped side winning the first of two. University of Puget Sound sophomore-to-be Clayton Waltz, from Snoqualmie and a 2018 MSHS grad, went 0-2 for the Sea Turtles in this one. He did not play the nightcap, won by Seattle 8-6 to give them a split of the pair.

Bellingham blasts Yakima Valley: In West Coast League action, the Bells blasted the Pippins at home up in Whatcom County 19-2 yesterday afternoon. The rout was so much so YVP used a position player – Skyline HS grad Riley Gill – as a pitcher, and for the Bellevue College player, his pitching outing proved to not go too well. Gill, whose family lives in Snoqualmie now, allowed seven runs despite only two hits in his one inning of work. Both hits were homers and he walked four. Fall City’s Justin Lutz caught late in the contest as well for YVP with no official at-bats. He is a 2017 Mount Si HS grad and is seeking to transfer to a four-year school after completing his two years at the Community Colleges of Spokane.

Burnaby sweeps twinbill from Honkers: Across the border from Bellingham up in Burnaby, B.C., Canada, the host Burnaby Bulldogs took both ends of a doubleheader yesterday from the Valley-based Northwest Honkers. Burnaby won the two games by scores of 8-3 in the opener and 7-2 in the nightcap. Duvall’s Cameron Padron played just the first game for the Pacific International League’s Honkers and went 0-2. The Honkers, who played for a number of years in Fall City, are playing home games at various Eastside venues this summer as it seeks a new home field for next season. Among the possible sites for games could be Mount Si High School’s new field in Snoqualmie.

Minor League
No rest for “T-Lane”: Off an inning of work Saturday night, North Bend’s Trevor Lane was called upon yesterday once again by his team, the New York Yankees-affiliated Trenton Thunder, and he got the job done. He came in to pitch to one hitter in the eighth inning of their game with the Bowie Baysox, and got that hitter out to close out the frame. The Thunder, the Yankees’ “AA” affiliated minor-league squad, then finished off a 4-3 win over the Baltimore Orioles-based Baysox in Maryland. Lane’s ERA drops some more, to 1.52, as he continues to make the case for promotion to “AAA” ball. He is a 2012 Mount Si HS grad and is in his fourth season in the Yankees’ organization. New York drafted him out of college in 2016.

Little League
Local Little Leaguers leave it all on the field in tournament-ending loss: The combined Snoqualmie Valley/Falls Little League “Intermediate” All-Stars dished out 19 hits yesterday, but could not overcome a big inning by Bellevue East and fell at the District 9 tournament in Sammamish yesterday, ending their tournament run.

SVLL/Falls LL fell 15-12 to the Bellevue boys despite a 4-4 effort from Keagan Tachell, who homered, scored four runs and drove in two more, a similar 4-4 performance from Jake Thompson, who came a homer short of hitting for the cycle – he singled, doubled and tripled – scoring three runs and driving in three more. Jacob Hansen had three hits for the Valley team, with two runs scored and two RBI’s, and Ethan Arndt added three hits also, scoring a run and driving in two more.

The “Intermediate” level is one level past “Majors” in Little League and serves as the feeder to their “Juniors” level. Games are played with 70-foot basepaths and a distance of 50 feet between the pitching mound and home plate.

Valley rivals square off in “Coast” tuneup: Sno-Valley North Little League’s all-stars easily handed their counterparts from Snoqualmie Valley Little League 14-3 in a “Coast” division tuneup game in Issaquah yesterday. Eli Spires had a double and RBI for SVLL and Jonah Jayne added two hits. The District 9 “Coast” tournament starts June 22 in Kirkland.

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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