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Youth Baseball
Bellevue Dragons Elite 15U Green 8, Washington A’s 15U 0: The two teams squared off this morning with plenty of Mount Si presence on both sides of the diamond down in Kent as part of the Firecracker tournament. BDG’s Wildcat contingent was led by Luke Richter, who went 3-4 with two runs scored and drove in a third run. Fellow ‘Cat Chris Jarocki also delivered a solid game, going 2-3 with two runs scored. Their Mount Si counterpart on the A’s, Matt Wieting, went 0-3.

Field of Champions 15U Bears Blue 6, Premier Baseball 6: The Preston-based FoC and an Oregon team ended in a tie this morning at a tournament in Wilsonville, OR. Leading the Mount Si delegation for the Bears was Beck Hoffman, who went 1-4 with a run scored, and Drew Hiddleson, who pitched three quality innings of relief, allowing an unearned run on one hit, walking one and striking out three. He received no decision and at the plate also went 0-4.

Renegades Baseball 6, Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 1: BDE fell in their GSL weekend tournament game down in Olympia despite a solid afternoon from Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden, who went 1-3 with a run scored, the lone run for the Dragons in this one.

Spokane Expos 12, Kirkland Merchants 16U 1: The Merchants wrapped up play this afternoon at the Palouse Summer Series in Pullman with a blowout loss to the Spokane team. Woodinville’s Caden McCann went 0-1 for KM in this one.

FSP Baseball 18U 8, Washington Rush 5: Mount Si’s Troy Baunsgard doubled and scored a run for Bellevue-based Ford as they handled the Snohomish County-based Rush at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Fellow ‘Cat Harrison Clark also had a hit and run scored in this one for FSP.

Portland Baseball Club 6, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 5: PBC held off Bellevue-based Boys in a tournament down in Portland. Mount Si grad – and newly-minted Jamestown U. Jimmie – Trace Halvorson led the way for BoS, going 2-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI. Fellow 2019 MSHS alum Spencer Marenco went 0-1.

GPA Baseball One 13, ExploSwing Northwest 16U 8: Mount Si’s Turner McCutchan was dinged up a bit on the mound in this one as the Bellevue team fell to the Oregon team at a tournament in Albany, OR. McCutchan allowed six runs, four earned, on three hits, walking five and striking out two for XSN, taking the loss. At the plate, he was 0-1 with an RBI. XSN also fell earlier to a second team from the GPA crew, with McCutchan not seeing action in that game.

WW Sweets 15U 15, Reality Sports 14: Sammamish-based Sweets held on to take a barnburner down at St. Martin’s University in Lacey in the GSL weekend tourney game. Mount Si’s Aidan Dougherty and Jake Smith were both real busy in this one, both with their bats and their arms. We’ll start on the hill. Dougherty started and worked 4 2/3 innings, allowing seven runs, five earned, on nine hits, walking two and striking out four. He ended up with the win. Smith held on despite allowing three runs on five hits in 1 1/3 innings to pick up the save. Now to the offense. Smith went 2-3 with three RBI’s, while Dougherty went 1-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Busy day for sure, but both did their part to secure a victory for their team.

Federal Way Buzz 12, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 9: At Lake Washington High School, the Kirkland-based JBC was on the short end of a slugfest against the Federal Way team. Mount Si’s Jake Mitton went 1-3 with a run for Juanita.

Northwest Naturals 17U 5, Gas Athletics 3: At their tournament in Phoenix, the Sammamish-based Nats held off the Albuquerque-based team aided by Mount Si’s Cam Ferreri, who went 1-2 with a walk.

WW Sweets 15U 9, Kelso Baseball Gold 0: Sammamish-based Sweets blanked the southwest Washington team down in Olympia this morning aided by Dougherty and Smith. Dougherty went 0-2 but reached on an error, scored a run and drove another in, while Smith walked and scored a run with no official at-bats.

Rock Creek 15U 6, Bellevue Dragons Elite 15U Green 4: Rock Creek escaped with a win after two runs in the sixth to break a 4-4 tie down in Kent. Cedarcrest’s Nate Hoyer started on the hill for the Maple Valley-based RC and pitched 5 1/3 good innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on six hits, walking one and striking out six. He received no decision and went 0-3. As for the Dragons, the Mount Si delegation was paced by J.T. DeRouen, who had a hit and run scored, and Jarocki, who pitched three innings, allowing two unearned runs on three hits, walking three and striking out two. He took the loss and also went 0-3.

Northwest Naturals 17U 2, Nevada Sports Academy 0: NWN hurler Jared Johnson fired a complete-game four-hitter, striking out six, for the Sammamish team in their shutout of the Vegas-area squad down in Arizona. Ferreri went 0-3.

Little League Baseball
Falls suffers setback on way to district title game: The Falls Little League’s “Minors” (U11) All-Star team fell in the semifinals this morning of the District 9 tournament in Bellevue, 15-4, to Issaquah, sending the Issy boys into the title game this coming week and the Falls kids into a loser-out game tomorrow night against either Bellevue Thunderbird or Kirkland American. Stats are not available. The game tomorrow is at 6:00 at Hidden Valley Park in downtown Bellevue with the winner advancing to meet Issaquah in the title round starting Tuesday.

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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