The Monday morning round to start a new week…..

Good Monday morning. Weekend wrap now and we start with Little League baseball. The Snoqualmie Valley Little League’s Majors All-Stars, U12, saw their dreams of going to the Little League World Series come to a heartbreaking end last night, as they were knocked out of the District 9 tournament in Issaquah in stunning fashion.

Mercer Island beat SVLL 2-1 on a walk-off hit in the bottom of the sixth, ending the tournament run for the boys from the Valley. But these boys gave their all, and one in particular did his best to keep his team alive – Owen Krasowski. He went 1-2 with the lone SVLL run in the contest, and also went the distance on the mound – 5 1/3 innings – allowing just those two runs on six hits, walking one and striking out three. Taylor Davis had the other hit for Snoqualmie Valley.

A shout out to the rest of the team – Carsen Hill, Conner Ball, Taylor Davis, Grant Bjorke, Sydney Wysocki, Dalton Watters, Matt Talbot, Ryan Caro, Brooks Kapfhammer, Noah Neville, Micah Jayne and a kid named Brady H. A great job by all of you this season and we hope to see you all wearing scarlet and gray in a few years time on a brand new field at Mount Si High School.

To our other youth action now. Scores and stats from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Northwest Naturals 16U 12, FM Sports 2 (game one, doubleheader): Skyline High School yesterday afternoon saw a lot of Mount Si players competing for the two teams as the Sammamish-based Nats played two with Redmond-based FM. Here’s how some of them did in the opener, won by NWN: For the Nats, Tyler Disch led the local contingent, going 1-3 with two runs scored, while Jack Phillips went 0-3 but walked twice and scored two runs, and Hayden Weaver worked four innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking six and striking out one to get the win, and Dawson Schneider pitched one-hit ball over the final three innings striking out four to get a save. As for FM, their large Wildcat group was paced by Ryan Harris, who was 0-2 with a walk and run scored.

FSP Baseball 18U 6, Pierce County Diamond Jaxx 3: Bellevue-based Ford took home the Gifford Memorial Tournament title, doubling up the Tacoma-area team at Issaquah High School. Mount Si’s Harrison Clark paced the victors, going 2-3 and fellow ‘Cat Troy Baunsgard went 0-2 with a walk.

Bellevue Dragons Elite Blue 13, Rock Creek 15U 5: The Dragons rolled past Maple Valley-based Rock Creek last night in Ravensdale. Cedarcrest’s Nate Hoyer went 1-3 with a walk and RBI pacing RC.

Scottsdale Dirtbags 15, Northwest Naturals 14U 13: The finale for the Nats at the Prospect Wire tournament down in Phoenix was a barnburner, with 17 of the 28 total runs the two teams scored in the game coming in just one inning – the fourth – as the Arizona team used a 10-run fourth to outlast NWN. Mount Si’s Josh Freudenberg went 1-1 with a walk and run scored for the Nats, and soon-to-be ‘Cat Parker Norah started on the hill, going two innings and allowing five runs on four hits walking six and striking out two, receiving no decision. At the plate, he went 0-1.

Northwest Naturals 16U 7, FM Sports 6 (game two, doubleheader): The Nats took the nightcap of two in walk-off fashion and swept the twinbill. Mount Si players on NWN were paced by Disch’s 2-3 effort; he doubled and drove in three runs, while Phillups went 0-2 but walked once and scored a run. Schneider went 1-3 with a run scored. FM’s Wildcat crew was paced by Jackson Crumb, who started on the hill and worked four solid innings allowing three runs on five hits, walking one and striking out one receiving no decision. He also tripled and scored a run. Ryan Harris took the loss, allowing a run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning of relief, walking two. Rounding it out, Scott Harris went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI and Josh Moore was 1-2 with a walk and run scored.

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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