Sunday diamond cuts

Good Sunday morning. A lot of cuts from the diamond for you this morning. Baseball and softball, with our youth coverage powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Baseball
Michael’s Toyota 18U 3, TeamEPB 2: In the Baden Invite down in Ravensdale, Bellevue-based Michael’s held off the Seattle-area team. Mount Si’s Parker Wutherich went 0-3 for Toyota in this one.

Northwest Naturals 14U 10, Snohomish Sox 8: Down in Portland last night, the Nats won a slugfest with the Snohomish team at a weekend tournament. Mount Si’s Josh Freudenberg went 1-4 with a run scored while fellow ‘Cat Parker Norah was 0-2, both for the Sammamish-based NWN.

Inland Empire Astros 5, Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 4: Over at the Palouse Summer Series in Pullman, the Spokane team held off the Dragons despite the efforts of a fivesome of Mount Si players. Ryan Llewellyn led the group, going 1-3 with an RBI and also pitching 2 1/3 innings of one-hit relief, striking out three. Brady Hossfeld tripled and scored a run, and J.T. DeRouen, Chris Jarocki and Luke Richter all had a hit and run scored apiece for the Dragons as well.

Seattle Tides 9, Rock Creek 15U 3: The Tides exploded for eight runs in the fifth and the sixth to take the weekend tournament game over Maple Valley-based Rock Creek down in Portland. Cedarcrest HS’s Nate Hoyer went 0-1 with a walk for RC.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 9, Baden Black 4: Boys got an early wakeup call for their Baden clash yesterday morning at BCC against tournament host Baden, but the early start did not stop Bellevue-based BoS from pocketing a “W”. Mount Si grad Trace Halvorson went 1-1 with an RBI for Boys, and fellow 2019 MSHS’er Spencer Marenco went 0-2 also for BoS.

FSP Baseball 18U 9, Kirkland Merchants Elite 1: FSP also got an early wakeup call yesterday morning for their Baden clash, but were sent north to Everett to play it against their Kirkland rivals, but like with Boys, the early start didn’t stop the Bellevue team from winning. Thank their pair of Mount Si players. Harrison Clark doubled, reached base a second time on a hit by pitch, scored two runs and drove in two more, and Troy Baunsgard was 2-2 with two runs. Good stuff from the Ford crew.

Washington A’s 15U 18, South Sound Power 10: The A’s scored 12 runs in the third to bounce back from an early deficit to sink the Lacey-based team in southwest Washington. Mount Si’s Matt Wieting pitched an inning of relief walking one with no decision recorded.

Baden Black 16U 7, Boys of Summer 3: Seattle-based Baden held off Bellevue-based BoS in a Baden tournament game at Lake Washington High School in Kirkland. Ex-Mount Si’er Mason Gronewald was 0-3 with an RBI for Baden in this one.

Juanita Baseball Club 16U 4, Calgary Jr. Dinos 1: Kirkland-based Juanita took care of the Canadian foe in Baden action at Bothell High School behind Mount Si’s Jake Mitton, who went 1-3 with an RBI in this one as JBC took a 2-1 lead after one and sealed it with a two-run sixth. Mitton did not play in Juanita’s Baden nightcap last night, a 5-5 tie with the North Seattle Rainiers.

Rippers Baseball 16U 3, River City A’s 1: At the Palouse Summer Series over in Moscow, ID, the Redmond-based Rippers handled the Tri-Cities team. Cedarcrest’s Mason Pudwill was 1-2 for the Rippers, while teammate – and fellow Red Wolve – Carter “Deuce” Knowles was 0-2.

Reality Sports 17, ExploSwing Northwest 16U 3: in PSS action at Washington State University, Bellevue-based XSN was blown out by the Seattle-area team. Mount Si’s Turner McCutchan pitched an inning for XSN and struggled, allowing five runs on four hits, walking three and striking out one. He received no decision and also went 0-1 at the plate.

Bellevue Dragons 16U Elite 3, City Baseball Navy 2: Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden had the big hit for the Dragons in their win over at the PSS in Pullman, with a triple, two walks, run scored and RBI as BDE handled the Seattle team.

City Baseball Green 9, Northwest Naturals 16U 8: It was a wild one over in Spokane as Seattle-based City walked it off against the Sammamish-based Naturals at Whitworth University. Mount Si’s Dawson Schneider went 1-5 with a run scored for NWN, while teammate and fellow ‘Cat Jack Phillips went 1-5 with a run scored and RBI as well for the Nats.

Michael’s Toyota 18U 4, Baden Red 3: Toyota nightcapped their Baden two-fer in Ravensdale last night with another hard-fought win, this over the Seattle-based tournament hosts. Wutherich pitched 2 2/3 innings of one-hit relief striking out two for a save and also went 1-1 with two walks and a run scored for Michael’s.

Northwest Naturals 14U 11, Showtime South 3: The Nats finished out their PDX two-fer last night with a blowout of the Tacoma-area team. Freudenberg went 0-1 with an RBI.

Top Ten Sports 17, Bellevue Dragons 15U Elite Green 5: Top Ten put their bats to work in this run, scoring runs in every inning as they rolled to a win last night at the PSS. Llewellyn and Richter each had a hit and run scored for the Dragons in this one, and Jarocki went 0-2 but scored a run and drove another one in.

Rock Creek 15U 9, Premier Baseball 7: Rock Creek closed out their PDX two-fer last night with a win over the Portland-area team. Hoyer went 0-2 with a walk for RC.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 8, Prospect United 6: After a long lunch break, BoS returned to Courter Field for their Baden nightcap yesterday afternoon and won a slugfest with the Tacoma team. Marenco and Halvorson went a combined 0-2 in this one for Boys.

FSP Baseball 18U 6, Mudville 3: Ford also had a long lunchbreak, but had to spend some of it traveling about 30 minutes south from Everett to south Seattle for their Baden nightcap, but again, the adversity didn’t stop FSP from another win, this over the Mercer Island squad tied to the father of Detroit Tigers major league pitcher – and former MIHS player – Matt Boyd. Clark went 0-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI while Baunsgard went 1-3 with a run, both for Ford.

Premier Baseball 12, Washington A’s 15U 0: The Sammamish-based A’s were held to three hits in their loss at the southwest Washington tournament yesterday to this Oregon team. Wieting had one walk recorded in the contest.

Salt Lake Gulls Navy 13, Baden Black 16U 5: The Utah team cruised to a win over Baden with Gronewald, who played this spring for Mercer Island High School, going 0-2.

Softball
Washington Synergy Elliott 11, Bellevue Blast 18U 10: This was a wild one down in Kent at this weekend’s local ASA tournament with runs scored in every inning by both teams and the south King County-based Synergy winning it on a walk-off. Mount Si alum Sam Simmons was 0-1 with a walk and run scored for the Blast in this one.

Washington Ladyhawks 18U Gold Miller 4, Firecrackers TJ 3: 2019 Cedarcrest HS grad Michaela Carter powered the Puyallup-based ‘Hawks to a win last night at the PGF national tournament down in southern California. She went 2-2 and drove in a run for the ‘Hawks, who won it in walk-off fashion over the California team.

Northwest Lady Bandits Black 11, Bellevue Blast 18U 5: Plenty of Kingco talent on display in this one as the Kirkland-based Bandits took care of the Blast down at Service Club Complex in Kent. Simmons was 2-2 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI and Newport’s Noelle Thomas homered for the Blast. Bothell’s Brooke Davis homered for the Bandits and drove in four runs while Woodinville’s Charlotte Grover added a 2-3 effort with two runs scored for the victors.

Michigan Finesse 1, Washington Ladyhawks 18U Gold Miller 0: Carter was 0-1 as the ‘Hawks fell in a pitcher’s duel to the Michigan team to close out day one at the PGF event last night.

Havoc Fastpitch 12, Bellevue Blast 18U 2: The southwest Washington team handled the Blast in this one, with Simmons going 0-1.

College Summer Baseball
Bellingham doubles up Sox: In West Coast League action last night, the Bells handled the Wenatchee Apple Sox 4-2 taking the weekend series. Fall City’s Justin Lutz was 1-1 as a pinch-hitter for Wenatchee in this one. The Sox will look to prevent the Bells from sweeping the series this afternoon at 1:00 at Joe Martin Field with North Bend’s Gavin Gorrell on the hill. If you can get it on your radio, KBAY in Bellingham has live radio coverage of the game. Both players are 2017 Mount Si HS grads.

Honkers rally late, fall short: The Northwest Honkers made a game of it late after trailing 6-0 to the Everett Merchants, but fell short, falling 6-5 in the Pacific International League contest at Bob Albo Field on the Newport High School campus in Bellevue. Duvall’s Cameron Padron was 0-4 for the Honkers in this one.

Dawgs win on the prairies: Up in Canada last night, the Alberta-based Okotoks Dawgs posted a 5-3 win over the Melville Millionaires in a Western Canadian League game in Saskatchewan. North Bend’s Tanner Simpson pinch-ran in this one for the Dawgs but did not score a run. He is a 2014 MSHS grad and just graduated from Lewis-Clark State College in Idaho.

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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