Mount Si’s Patterson lands another scholarship offer, plus the morning round of diamond cuts and a trip to the links…..

Good Thursday morning. We have news this morning from the diamond, but also from the hardwood. Another day, another college scholarship offer for a top Mount Si High School basketball player.

Senior-to-be Tyler Patterson received his fourth NCAA Division I offer yesterday, his second this week, from Seattle University. MSHS’s program announced it, as they have done all week, on their Twitter feed. SU is part of the Western Athletic Conference and the Redhawk team is coached by longtime regional college basketball man Jim Hayford, who had success at two schools east of the Cascades – Whitworth and Eastern Washington – prior to assuming the SU job a couple of years ago. They are currently constructing a new on-campus arena to replace the Key Arena/Connolly Center setup the school has used since its return to NCAA Division I.

Patterson on Monday landed an offer from Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo, and his teammate Jabe Mullins had a day to remember Tuesday, picking up five – from the University of Portland, the University of San Diego, Northeastern University, Stanford University and Washington State University.

All of this interest as we have been telling you is largely the result of their performance during this past weekend’s Section 7 Camp tournament in Arizona, a competition that was attended by at least a couple of hundred coaches from various NCAA colleges.

Time for our diamond cuts. Scores from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Youth Baseball
Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite 8, FM Sports 2: The Dragons blasted the Redmond-based FM at Hartman Park in Redmond. Bellevue’s Mount Si High School delegation was led by Ryan Llewellyn, who went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI offensively, and also pitched an inning, walking two but striking out the side in that one inning of work. Fellow Wildcat Luke Richter added a hit and two runs scored for BDE.

Rippers Baseball 16U 4, Washington Rush White 3: Across the street from Hartman at Redmond High School last night, the Redmond-based Rippers held off the Snohomish County-based Rush. Cedarcrest High School’s Mason Pudwill and Kian Pegueros-Warren both had a hit and run scored apiece pacing the Rippers. Pegueros-Warren’s hit was a double, and he also had a walk in the contest.

Seattle Select 10, FSP Baseball 18U 2: Bellevue-based Ford fell in the opener of a tournament in southwest Washington. Mount Si’s Troy Baunsgard went 1-3 for FSP, and fellow ‘Cat Harrison Clark worked an inning-plus on the hill, allowing two runs, one earned, on four hits with a strikeout and no decision.

Thurston County Saints American 7, Michael’s Toyota 18U 0: Also in that southwest Washington event, Bellevue-based Michael’s was one-hit by the Lacey team in their tournament-opening loss. Mount Si’s Parker Wutherich went 0-2 for Toyota.

Field of Champions 15U Bears Blue 9, Washington A’s 15U 4: FoC, with the help of their Mount Si delegation, handled the Sammamish-based A’s at Bellevue High School. Leading the Wildcat contingent was Harrison Kelly; he went 2-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s. Beck Hoffman also had two hits for the Preston-based Bears, while Drew Hiddleson had a hit, two walks and two runs scored. Fellow MSHS’er Ryan Gerlitz also played for the Bears, and recorded a hit, run scored and RBI. Hoffman also pitched two innings, allowing three unearned runs on one hit, walking two and striking out three. Mount Si’s Matt Wieting also had a hit, run scored and RBI in three at-bats for the A’s.

Northwest Naturals 16U 16, Kirkland Merchants 16U 0: Mount Si’s Tyler Disch fired a complete-game three-hitter for the Nats as the Sammamish team rolled to a road win at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland over the host Merchants. Disch, who also had a hit, three walks and a run scored offensively, struck out five. Fellow Wildcat Hayden Weaver went 0-2 with a run scored, RBI and two walks.

Field of Champions 16U Bears 10, Caldwell Silver Streaks 4: FoC’s Mount Si trio of Kevin Corder, Lucas Costello and Andrew Edson all aided the efforts as the Bears opened play at a tournament in Eugene, OR, with a win. Costello went 2-4 with a double, run scored and three RBI’s for Preston-based FoC while Corder also doubled, walked, scored two runs and drove in a third. Edson finished 2-4 as well for the Bears with a run scored.

College Summer Baseball
Honkers win anchored by Duvall’s Padron: Duvall’s Cameron Padron doubled and drove in three runs for the Pacific International League’s Northwest Honkers as they held off the San Francisco Seals from California 4-3 in a non-league game at the Grand Forks International tournament in Grand Forks, BC, Canada. Padron finished 1-4 and is hitting .275 this season for the Valley-based Honkers, who hope to have a home field again in our community next year. They are playing home games at various locations around the Eastside this season as it seeks that permanent home facility to replace Fall City Community Park, which had been hosting those games.

Mount Si boys’ pair advances to WJGA district tourney: Mount Si’s Drew Warford and Cooper Neil both punched tickets to the Washington Junior Golf Association’s District Six tournament
yesterday after solid rounds in the district’s season opening event in Enumclaw.

Warford fired a three-over par 73 while Neil carded a six-over 76, both finishing in the top 10 in the boys’ 16-18 age group and earning the trips to district, which will happen in a few weeks in Orting. A third MSHS’er, Logan Garwood, also competed in the age group and fired a 95. He did not qualify. Garwood is not part of the Wildcat boys’ golf program; he, however, plays for Mount Si’s baseball program.

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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