Morning round of diamond action for you on a Thursday…..

Round of cuts for you on a Thursday morning. Youth baseball and softball from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Baseball
WW Sweets 15U 5, Juanita Baseball Club 16U 1: Seattle Elite League action up at Bothell High School last night saw the Sammamish-based Sweets handle affairs well with Kirkland-based JBC anchored by the Mount Si duo of Jake Smith and Aidan Dougherty. Both doubled, Dougherty’s part of a 2-2 effort that also saw him score a run and drive in three for the Sweets in this one. Smith also drove in a run in the contest. Fellow Wildcat Jake Mitton went 1-1 for Juanita in this one.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 10, Michael’s Toyota 18U 0: The Bellevue rivals squared off at Courter Field last night, with BoS rolling to the win anchored by solid pitching from Liberty HS grad Chase Archibald and strong efforts offensively from a pair of Mount Si alums. Spencer Marenco went 2-3 with three RBI’s and Trace Halvorson went 3-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI’s. All of that was a great help to Archibald, who fired a complete-game three-hitter and struck out two while walking two. Mount Si’s Parker Wutherich went 0-1 against the BoS – and former LHS – ace in this one for Michael’s.

Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite 11, Bellevue Dragons 15U Green 0: The intrasquad battle between the two Bellevue teams up in the Issaquah Highlands last night was all Blue thanks to a no-hitter from their pitcher, Dominic Giustino, who struck out seven in his masterpiece. The Mount Si players on BDG who gave it their best shot against Giustino included Luke Richter, Brady Hossfeld, Ryan Llewellyn (who recorded one of three walks Giustino allowed in the game), Chris Jarocki and J.T. DeRouen. Llewellyn also pitched briefly in relief for Green, allowing a run on one hit striking out one in 2/3 of an inning of work with no decision.

Softball
Harrison paces KB to win over Canadian team: Mount Si’s Vera Harrison did the damage last night for her club squad as they continued a Canadian trip with a win over, you guessed it, a foe from north of the border.

Harrison went 2-4 with a double and triple, scoring a run and driving in three more, as her Kenmore-based KB Fastpitch 16U squad rallied from an early 5-0 hole with a pair of four-run innings, taking care of the Calgary Kaizen from Alberta 9-5 last night at a tournament in suburban Vancouver, BC.

The win moved the team to 2-2 on the week in Canada, with more action up there today. Two more games are scheduled, both again against Canadian opponents.

Minor League Baseball
North Bend’s Lane pitches in All-Star Game: 2012 Mount Si High School grad Trevor Lane pitched on a big stage last night: his minor league baseball league’s All-Star Game.

Lane, a pitcher for the Trenton Thunder, affiliated with the New York Yankees, pitched 1/3 of an inning in relief for the East Division team in the Eastern League All-Star game in Richmond, VA, last night. He allowed a hit but nothing more and received no decision in the game, won 5-0 by the West Division team over the East in the “AA” minor-league’s annual all-star contest.

Lane will now resume his season with the Thunder, with an eye on a potential promotion to the “AAA” ranks should his success with Trenton continue. Lane is in his fourth season with New York’s organization after the Yankees drafted him in 2016 from college at the University of Illinois-Chicago.

College Summer Baseball
Honkers fall in slugfest: The Pacific International League’s Northwest Honkers are giving teams from the rival West Coast League their best shot this week, and that continued last night, as they made things interesting late, but failed to rally in time, against the WCL’s Yakima Valley Pippins.

The Valley-based Honkers fell 8-6 to the Pippins despite scoring three runs in the ninth inning. Duvall’s Cameron Padron did not play in the game for NWH, currently seeking a permanent home in the Valley after leaving their previous longtime home of Fall City Community Park. The squad is playing home games this season at various Eastside facilities while they search for that new field, which could be Mount Si High School’s new field in Snoqualmie, set to open next spring. Decisions on the new home are a good maybe six months or more out for the team.

Both teams finish their short two-game nonleague set tonight in Yakima and you can see the game on Youtube – search Yakima Valley Pippins – at 6:30.

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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