The weekend wrap, from the hardwood and the diamond…….

Good Monday morning. We wrap up the weekend with a look at the hardwood. Mount Si High School’s boys’ basketball team is home from the desert this morning after falling in their final game at the ABCA Section 7 Team Camp tournament. They fell 56-40 yesterday in the third-place game in their division to southern California’s Bishop O’Dowd. No stats were available.

The team Tweeted out, “Wasn’t the way we wanted it go out, but all in all a lot of positives came out of the weekend. A fourth place finish is something to be proud of and grow on as the offseason continues.” As we mentioned yesterday, the Wildcats’ Tyler Patterson was battling injuries during Saturday night’s game with Mater Dei, so that perhaps factored into things in yesterday’s game. The team finished 2-2 in the tournament and in fourth place. Top players, such as Patterson and his brother Quin and their teammate Jabe Mullins, all played well in front of many college coaches in attendance, so the chances are good those players are going to be looked at carefully as the summer moves on and the high school season approaches.

A number of additional activities await Mount Si the rest of the summer.

Successful weekend for Cedarcrest girls: The Red Wolve varsity and junior varsity girls’ teams went a combined 6-3 in the Kings’ Shootout tournament in Seattle over this past weekend. The squads beat Wesco rivals Archbishop Murphy (V), Shorewood and Snohomish (JV), along with Northwest District rival Sehome (V), and 4A schools Kamiak (V) and Kentridge (JV).

According to coach Brad Knowles, the varsity handled things well despite missing several key pieces – two of them, Grace McKenzie and Madelyn “Mad Dog” Davidson, as you know were busy on the pitch in the US Youth Soccer Far West Regionals in Boise with their respective Eastside FC club soccer teams this past week, and they were also missing Emme Rezoski for a couple of games. Top returner Jaylin Yowell remains out indefintely after injuries which she suffered during last season.

That said, Knowles was happy. “Overall a great tournament for us,” he told us by email. As with Mount Si’s boys, there will be additional activities for CHS, including their upcoming basketball camp they will be hosting in July at the school.

The diamond cuts now.

Youth Baseball
Full schedule on a Sunday with all our coverage powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 3, Diamond Sports 2: In Ravensdale last night, Bellevue-based Boys won it on a walk-off single that scored Mount Si alum Trace Halvorson with the winning run as BoS beat the Tacoma-area team. Halvorson went 1-3 with a run scored while fellow Wildcat 2019 grad Spencer Marenco went 0-3 for Boys.

Northwest Naturals 14U 11, Seattle Select 3: The Naturals won their quarterfinal clash at the weekend GSL tournament in Puyallup beating the Seattle team. The Valley duo of Parker Norah and Josh Freudenberg did not have any official at-bats, but both players walked once each and scored a run. Freudenberg also drove another run in pacing NWN.

Rippers Baseball 16U 3, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 2: A mini-Valley Cup broke out on the diamond yesterday with the Redmond-based Rippers, featuring some kids from Cedarcrest, beating Kirkland-based JBC, featuring Mount Si’s Jake Mitton, who went 1-3 with a run for the visitors. The two Red Wolves in the lineup for the Rippers had mixed results, with Mason Pudwill going 1-2 with two runs scored and Kian Pegueros-Warren going 0-3.

Rock Creek 3, FSP Baseball 18U 1: Bellevue-based Ford closed out their trip to the Palouse Summer Series over in Pullman with a loss to the Maple Valley-based team at Washington State University. Mount Si’s Harrison Clark went 1-2 for FSP while fellow Wildcat Troy Baunsgard was 0-1 with a walk and RBI.

ExploSwing Northwest 16U 12, Seattle Wave 7: Bellevue-based XSN won the slugfest in Seattle with the Wave, backed by Mount Si’s Turner McCutchan, who doubled, scored a run and drove in a second pacing the victors.

Northwest Naturals 17U 3, City Baseball Showcase 2 (8): NWN got the last laugh, rallying from an eighth-inning defiict to stun the Seattle-based City at home in Sammamish. Mount Si’s Cam Ferreri went 1-3 with a run scored and RBI pacing the Naturals, while fellow Wildcat Jack Mardon had no official at-bats, but did record a walk for NWN.

Northwest Naturals 16U 11, Washington Rush 5: Mount Si’s Tyler Disch powered the Naturals to the road win over the Snohomish County team in Mill Creek. Disch went 3-3 with two walks, scoring two runs and driving in two more for the Sammamish-based Nats. Fellow Wildcat Hayden Weaver also delivered, going 3-4 with two runs and a walk for NWN. A third ‘Cat, Jack Phillips, went 0-2 for the Nats but walked twice.

Boys of Summer 18U Bluie 5, Prospect United 2: Halvorson went 1-3 with a run scored again for BoS as they sank the Pierce County team to take their weekend tournament in Ravensdale. Marenco went 1-2 with a walk for Boys.

Northwest Naturals 14U 9, City Baseball Gold 1: Mount Si’s Freudenberg went the distance allowing an unearned run on three hits for the Nats to get the win on the hill; he walked three and struck out six and was helped by future Wildcat Norah, who went 1-3 with an RBI. Freudenberg also batted and went 0-3.

City Baseball Green 12, Kirkland Merchants 16U 1: Seattle-based CBG had their way with the Merchants in Kent despite the efforts of Woodinville’s Caden McCann, who doubled. His hit was one of just two for the Merchants in this one.

Richland Baseball Club 9, Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 1: The Bellevue team wrapped up their weekend trip to the Tri-Cities falling to the locally-based RBC. Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden went 0-3 for BDE.

Washington A’s 15U 8, City Baseball Gold 5: The A’s handled Seattle-based City down in Federal Way. Mount Si’s Matt Wieting went 0-3 for the Sammamish-based A’s, but walked once and scored a run pacing their victory.

Boys of Summer 13, Baden Black 16U 1: Bellevue-based Boys rolled to the road win in west Seattle over Seattle-based Baden. Former Mount Si player Mason Gronewald, who played with Mercer Island High School’s team this spring, went 1-3 for Baden.

Rijo Baseball 6, Northwest Naturals 14U 3: The Naturals fell in the GSL weekend tournament’s title game last night in Puyallup. Norah didn’t have any official at-bats, but walked once, and Freudenberg went 1-1 for NWN.

South King County Complex in Federal Way was the scene of the 16U playoffs in the Rising Sun tournament, and one of the four teams with Valley players competing this weekend made it all the way to the title game but fell short. Scores and highlights from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

KB Fastpitch 16U 13, Washington Illusion 9 (first round): Mount Si’s Vera Harrison homered and drove in two for Kenmore-based KB as they advanced into the round of eight of the weekend tournament.

Elite Diamonds 16U Pluschke 13, Washington Thunder 1 (quarterfinals): The Redmond-based Diamonds began their push for the tournament title with a blowout win over the Thunder. Cedarcrest’s Payton Pluschke and Mount Si’s Jaclyn Huntzinger both went 1-2 for EDP, with Pluschke also scoring a run for the Diamonds.

Elite Diamonds 16U Leaf 5, Snohomish Shock 14U Oylear 3 (quarterfinals): The Valley trio of Mount Si’s Willow Westbrook, current Cedarcrest player Allyson Smith and soon-to-be Red Wolve Riley Warden all had a hit each for the Shock, but they fell short in their quarterfinal and were knocked out of the tournament with the loss to the Everett-based team.

Skagit Bats 21, KB Fastpitch 16U 12 (quarterfinals): Skagit moved into the semis besting KB in a slugfest. Harrison went 2-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for KB, but an 11-run third sealed it for Skagit.

Elite Diamonds 16U Pluschke 10, Skagit Bats 1 (semifinals): Huntzinger doubled to headline a 2-3 effort, scoring a run and driving in three more, aiding the Diamonds into the title game with the win over the Mount Vernon-area team. Pluschke also doubled, and also drew a walk, and scored two runs pacing EDP.

Northwest Sidewinders Tyree 8, Elite Diamonds 16U Pluschke 5 (championship): The Diamonds could not close out the game after taking an early 5-2 lead, seeing the Everett-based Sidewinders score six unanswered runs over the final two innings to stun the Diamonds. Huntzinger went 1-2 with an RBI for the EDP while Pluschke went 0-1.

College Summer Baseball
Seattle, Salem split two: Cascade Collegiate League action at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue saw the Seattle Sea Turtles and Salem Salamanders split two yesterday with Salem winning the opener 2-1 before Seattle took the nightcap 5-3. The University of Puget Sound’s Clayton Waltz, from Snoqualmie and a 2018 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-3 in the opener for the Sea Turtles. He did not play the second game for Seattle.

Bears fall to Sox in non-league tilt: The West Coast League’s Wenatchee Apple Sox handled the Pacific International League’s Highline Bears last night at home in Wenatchee 14-6. 2017 Cedarcrest High School grad Riley Mallot, a pitcher for the Bears, didn’t pitch in last night’s game, but got to hit instead, striking out in a pinch-hitting appearance, his first of the summer. Mallot played this spring for a California community college. As for the Sox, neither of the Gorrell’s, North Bend’s Gavin or cousin Grant, played for Wenatchee in this one. Gavin Gorrell is a 2017 Mount Si High School grad, and both of them will be playing for Boise State University’s team next spring.

Honkers one-hit in shutout loss: At Sammamish High School in Bellevue yesterday, the Northwest Honkers were one-hit by the visiting Everett Merchants in a 3-0 PIL loss. The one NWH hit was recorded by Duvall’s Cameron Padron. The Honkers, based in the Valley, are playing games this spring at various Eastside locations as they look for a permanent home to replace their former home of Fall City Community Park. Among the possibilities will be Mount Si High School’s new field in Snoqualmie. Decisions about a new home field for the Honkers, and whether that will be in the Valley, will be made this coming winter.

Little League Baseball
More preseason action for local Little League all-star squads as they get set for District 9 tournaments. Action from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Snoqualmie Valley LL “Minors” (U11) All-Stars 8, Ballard 3: SVLL’s boys played a pair of tuneup games for their district tournament starting next week yesterday in Bellevue, and in the opener beat the Seattle team on the strength of Scott Corder’s 2-3 afternoon; he doubled, scored two runs and drove in a third for Snoqualmie Valley. Keller Hyll also had two hits and an RBI for SVLL, while Coleman Wasnock had a pair of hits as well. Jayce Riden, Cole Taylor and Jacob Hayes all had a hit and RBI apiece, with Riden and Hayes’ hits being both doubles.

Snoqualmie Valley LL “Majors” (U12) All-Stars 12, Falls LL “Majors” All Stars (U12) 8: The Valley rivals played one another in a tune-up game down at Hidden Valley Park in Bellevue yesterday morning with SVLL winning on the strength of a relatively balanced effort. Ryan Caro led the way, going 1-2 with a walk and two RBI’s for the SVLL side. We have no stats available for Falls.

Northeast Seattle Sluggers 10, Sno-Valley North LL “Majors” (U12) All-Stars 2: The Sluggers rolled to the win over the lower Valley boys in Bellevue. North Seattle pitchers didn’t allow a hit to the SVNLL crew, but local kids were able to make some things happen. Dylan Hartje and Michael Rynders scored runs while Murphy Vliem drove one in, Reed Gilmore reached base on an error and five kids – Rynders, Luke Thompson, Jacob Fettig, Jake Polacek and Caison Link all reached base on walks.

98199 (Seattle) 8, Snoqualmie Valley LL “Minors (U11) All-Stars 3: The south Seattle squad scored four in the first and cruised from there to the win in the nightcap of the tune-up pair for SVLL in Bellevue. Hayes went 2-2 with an RBI leading SVLL while Corder added a double, run scored and RBI. Hyll also had a hit, run scored and RBI pacing the local boys, and Riden had a hit and scored a run. Taylor and Cade Higgs also had a hit each for SVLL.

Northeast Seattle Sluggers 9, Snoqualmie Valley LL “Majors” (U12) All-Stars 8: SVLL fell in a heartbreaker in Issaquah to the Seattle team. Grant Bjorke led the way for the local boys, going 3-3 with two doubles, a run scored and two RBI’s. Brooks Kapfhammer also had a double, two walks, three runs scored and two RBI’s pacing SVLL. Matt Talbot also went 3-3 for the Valley kids, scoring two runs.

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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