Wenatchee falls in final regular-season college summer game, with Valleyites going hitless

Good Monday morning. Light weekend wrap for you as we get things going on a Monday.

It’s from college summer baseball and the West Coast League regular season concluded last night for the Wenatchee AppleSox on a down note as they fell in Corvallis, OR, to the host Knights 3-0 at Oregon State University, giving Corvallis a sweep of the final series of the regular season. Mount Si HS alums Justin Lutz and Spencer Marenco went a combined 0-7 in the contest for Wenatchee as the Sox head into the playoffs looking to get back on the winning track. Wenatchee opens their playoff series with Victoria tomorrow night at home in Wenatchee, with games Wednesday and possibly Thursday in Victoria, BC, Canada to decide this best-of-three series.

We wish the Sox luck, and especially the Valleyites on the team – Lutz, from Fall City, and Marenco and Gavin Gorrell, both from North Bend.


No rest for the weary: Just hours after helping his team earn a trip to the divisional finals with a stellar pitching effort, a Valleyite was back on the field trying once again to help his team win.

Pitcher Tanner Simpson, from North Bend, served as a pinch-runner for the Okotoks Dawgs in their Western Canadian Baseball League playoff game last night with the Lethbridge Bulls. The 2014 MSHS’er didn’t score a run, but it turned out not to matter in the end as the Calgary-based Dawgs rallied with two in the bottom of the ninth to walk it off for a 6-5 win to open the divisional final series, a series that Okotoks earned its berth in on the strength of Simpson’s pitching Saturday.

The recent graduate of Lewis-Clark State fired a six-hit complete game shutout in that game Saturday and struck out 11 in the win for the Dawgs, who continue their series with the Bulls tonight in Lethbridge looking to advance to the league finals. This current series is best-of-three as was the previous one.

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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