A midweek round of diamond cuts……

Good Wednesday morning. Diamond cuts aplenty on this Wednesday. First, we start with Little League Baseball action in the District 9 “Majors” (U12) tournament, and another Valley Little League saw its dreams of going to the Little League World Series come to an end last night.

This time, it was Sno-Valley North, as the boys from the lower Valley fell 5-0 in a loser out game to Sammamish at the tournament in Issaquah. SVNLL’s All-Stars were limited to one hit and that came from Quinn Larson. Also on the team this summer: Caison Link, Conner Altmyer, Dylan Hartje, Eli Mock, Jacob Fettig, Jake Polacek, Luke Thompson, Michael Rynders, Murphy Vleim and Reed Gilmore. The team was managed by Rob Thompson. We congratulate all of you on making it to the tournament this summer and we look forward to future success from all of you!

To the rest of our youth baseball action. Scores and highlights from GameChanger and the GameChanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Washington Rush White 9, FM Sports 16U 5 (game one, doubleheader): The Snohomish County-based Rush took the first of two at home in Everett last night over Redmond-based FM. Mount Si’s Josh Moore doubled and drove in a run for FM, and fellow ‘Cats Ryan Harris and Logan Garwood pitched. Harris allowed eight runs, just two earned, on five hits in 2 2/3 innings taking the loss, while Garwood fared better, allowing a run on six hits with six strikeouts in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

City Baseball Green 8, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 0: JBC was blanked at home in Kirkland last night despite a 2-3 effort from Mount Si’s Jake Mitton. Not helping matters last night for Juanita were seven errors in the contest against the Seattle team.

Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 12, Northwest Naturals 16U 7: The Dragons won a slugfest with the Sammamish-based Nats on NWN home turf at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden went 0-2, but walked, scored a run and drove another one in for BDE, while fellow ‘Cat Tyler Disch went 2-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s for the Nats. He started on the hill for NWN, taking the loss allowing four runs on just one hit, walking five and striking out two in just 2/3 of an inning. Disch’s Mount Si teammate Dawson Schneider then pitched in relief, and allowed the same four runs, this however on two hits over 2 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out three. He offensively also had two hits and scored a run for the Nats.

Federal Way Knights 8, Baden Black 6: Baden took a loss on the road last night down in Federal Way against the Knights. Ex-MSHS’er Mason Gronewald, who plays for Mercer Island now, went 1-1 with two walks for Baden.

Field of Champions 15U Bears Blue 10, Bainbridge Mavericks 10: Preston-based FoC hopped on the ferry last night over to Bainbridge Island and left with a draw in a wild one with the Mavericks. FoC scored eight runs in the sixth to storm back from a big early deficit to end up in the tie. Beck Hoffman led the large Wildcat contingent on the Bears, going 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Fellow ‘Cat Blake Miller also had a hit, run scored and two RBI’s.

Washington Rush White 14, FM Sports 16U 2 (game two, doubleheader): The nightcap of the twinbill in Everett was all Rush, capped off by a seven-run fourth. Mount Si’s Josh Moore was on the hill for FM and took the loss in this one, allowing four runs, three earned, on five hits in two innings of work. Fellow ‘Cats Garwood, Jackson Crumb and Scott Harris all were 0-2.

Also a little action from the ladies as we head north of the border for this, also from GC:

KB Fastpitch 16U 8, Delta Heat 4: A six-run fourth propelled the Kenmore-based crew over the British Columbia team in a tournament north of the border in Canada. Mount Si’s Vera Harrison went 1-4 with a run scored and RBI for KB in this one.

Coquitlam (BC) Classics 3, KB Fastpitch 2 (Mon.): The suburban Vancouver, BC, team eked one out over the KB squad late Monday. Harrison in this one went 0-3.

College Summer Baseball
Valley-based Honkers fall to WCL opponent: The Pacific International League’s Northwest Honkers fell in a slugfest last night to the West Coast League’s Cowlitz Black Bears 9-7 down at Cowlitz’s field at Lower Columbia College in Longview. Duvall’s Cameron Padron did not play for NWH in this one. The Valley-based squad continues a swing against WCL opponents tonight, heading to Yakima to begin a two-game set with the Yakima Valley Pippins. You can see the game on YouTube tonight, search Yakima Valley Pippins. Game starts at 6:30 p.m.

Minor League Baseball
North Bend player an All-Star: The “AA” Eastern League minor-league baseball All-Star game is tonight, and on the roster for the East Division is a Valley player.

Trenton Thunder relief pitcher Trevor Lane, from North Bend, is one of 11 pitchers on the roster for the East team tonight in the game, being hosted by the Richmond Flying Squirrels at their park in Virginia. As you know, he has had a stellar season this year, going 3-1 with an ERA of under 2.00 for the New York Yankees-affiliated Thunder.

The game is being broadcast on TV in the Richmond area, but as far as we know there’s no national TV broadcast of the game scheduled. You might be able to find it though on MILB.TV, the Minor League Baseball webstream service. Game begins at 4:00 this afternoon our time. Good luck to Lane, a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, and his East Division teammates!

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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