Wednesday diamond cuts and more…..

Good Wednesday morning, Fourth of July eve and the start of a long weekend we suspect for a lot of you.

In the final tuneup for both teams before this weekend’s District 9 “Majors” tournament openers, Falls Little League’s “Majors” All-Stars defeated the Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s “Majors” All-Star squad 9-7 at Torguson Park in downtown North Bend last night. The teams are U-12 age level and both will be competing starting on Saturday in the district tournament, the first step for teams aiming for a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, PA.

We have no stats from Falls, but for SVLL, Matt Talbot led the way going 2-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI. Sydney Wysocki had the SVLL’s only other hit of the game. Falls’ offense was powered by a first-inning grand slam, part of a seven-run frame that they were able to hold despite a late five-run rally by SVLL.

These two teams and their counterparts from the lower Valley’s Sno-Valley North Little League will all be represented in the district tournament, to be held at Dodd Field next to Issaquah Valley Elementary School in Issaquah. Falls will lead it off, meeting Bellevue West at 10am on Saturday morning. SVNLL will also start at 10am on Saturday, taking on tourney host Issaquah. SVLL goes right after their Valley brethren are done at 1:00 pm, taking on Bellevue Thunderbird. A win for any of the teams moves them into winner’s bracket play starting on Sunday. Loser bracket play also starts on Sunday. The district event is double-elimination and games are scheduled in it to July 16.

We wish all the teams good luck in the tournament!

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

WW Sweets 15U 7, FM Sports 16U 5: Mount Si High School players aplenty on both sides of this battle last night at Hartman Park in Redmond, and Wildcats chipped in for both teams. Logan Garwood led the Mount Si delegation on FM, going 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Fellow Wildcat Jackson Crumb also had a double, a walk and two runs scored for the Redmond-based team. As for the Sammamish-based Sweets, Aidan Dougherty led that team’s Mount Si duo going 2-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s. The other half of the duo, Jake Smith, went 0-2 with a walk.

FM’s Ryan Harris, also part of the Wildcat contingent on that team, went 2-3 with an RBI pacing FM.

Northwest Naturals 16U 3, Rippers Baseball 16U 2: Mount Si’s Tyler Disch pitched five solid innings for the Nats as the Sammamish team held off the Redmond-based Rippers last night at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Disch allowed two runs on just three hits, walking two and striking out eight, and helped his own cause going 1-3 with a run scored for NWN. Fellow Wildcats Dawson Schneider and Hayden Weaver both went 0-2, with Weaver driving in a run and Schneider scoring one.

Cedarcrest’s Mason Pudwill pitched in for the Rippers, going 1-2 with a run scored, and fellow Red Wolve Kian Pegueros-Warren also doubled in the game for the Redmond-based squad. The two also pitched, with Pegueros-Warren taking the loss allowing two runs on four hits in two innings, walking two and striking out four. Pudwill worked the following four frames, allowing a run without a hit, walking three, striking out three and receiving no decision.

Baden Premier 8, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 3: Bellevue-based Boys fell under the lights last night at Courter Field on the BC campus in Bellevue despite a strong game from June Mount Si HS grad Spencer Marenco, who doubled twice, scored a run and drove in two more. Fellow MSHS alum Trace Halvorson, also for BoS, went 0-3.

Rock Creek 15U 8, City Baseball Gold 3: Maple Valley-based Rock Creek protected home turf in Ravensdale last night, getting it done against Seattle-based City. Cedarcrest HS’s Nate Hoyer went 0-3 but walked once and scored a run for RC.

Bellevue Dragons 16U 8, Washington Rush White 1: The Dragons cruised to a home win at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue aided by Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden, who went 0-1 but walked twice and scored a run.

Northwest Naturals 14U 3, Washington A’s 0: The Sammamish-based squads ended up in a low-scoring pitcher’s duel last night at Skyline High School in Sammamish, won by NWN. Their Valley duo of Parker Norah and Josh Freudenberg went a combined 0-4.

College Summer Baseball
Highline falls in non-league battle: The Pacific International League’s Highline Bears fell 15-3 last night to the West Coast League’s Port Angeles Lefties in a non-league clash up in Port Angeles.

Of note for Valley fans is Duvall’s Riley Mallot pitched for Highline in this one; the 2017 Cedarcrest HS alum worked one inning, walking one and striking out one with no decision. He did not allow a hit or run in his one frame.

Volleyball
Solid start in Indy for Sudden Impact 17’s: The Storm, featuring Mount Si seniors-to-be Bre Fitzgerald and Megan Underbrink, started strong in the opening day of their U17 “Patriots” division tournament at the USA Volleyball Nationals in Indianapolis yesterday.

The Bellevue-based team beat two teams from California but fell to a third from Iowa advancing into pool play today looking for a strong finish in the event.

Storm is one of three teams featuring Wildcat players competing in the national tournament; the other two, Sudden Impact’s Typhoon and Kent-based KJ, competed in the U15 “Patriot” tournament which wrapped up Monday. In that event, Typhoon, with Mount Si’s Bailey Showalter, ended up third.

Golf
Duvall’s Davenport finishes WJGA schedule missing out on postseason: Duvall youth golfer Andrew Davenport carded a 97 yesterday in the boys’ 14-15 age group at the Washington Junior Golf Association’s regular-season District One tournament up at Avalon Golf Links in Burlington, missing qualification to the district tournament with a 13th-place finish.

Davenport missed district qualification in two other events he’s competed in during the WJGA regular season, and with him not slated to compete in the district’s final regular-season event next week in Everett, his summer tour schedule appears done.

The WJGA picks up action next week in other districts, with a number of upper Valley golfers slated to compete.

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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