From the diamond and the pitch……

Also this morning, Valley high school softball players and their club teams, with their local fall schedule wrapped up, are now in the out-of-town portion of fall and winter play, and that opened up yesterday with several of the local girls competing in a tournament over in the Tri-Cities sponsored by USA Preps. College coaches are in attendance, and among the teams playing with locals – the ladies from KB Fastpitch. Highlights of their games from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store. Action in the event wraps up today.

KB Fastpitch 16U 15, Snohomish County Express 3: Kenmore-based KB scored nine runs in the first and rolled to a win over their Everett-based rivals. Mount Si’s Vera Harrison impressed the scouts, going 1-2 with two runs scored pacing KB. However, one of Harrison’s fellow Kingco 4A’ers did one better. North Creek’s Katie Ingersoll blasted a homer for KB and drove in two runs.

KB Fastpitch 16U 13, Oregon Titans 7: KB opened the event yesterday beating the Oregon team. Harrison went 0-2 in this one for KB.

KB Fastpitch 16U 12, Rampage Fastpitch 5: A 10-run fourth enabled KB to cruise again. Harrison was 2-3 with a triple, run scored and RBI, while a second Jaguar, Carli Zanassi, homered and drove in two runs. A good day for the KB bats that’s for sure in front of the right people. Among the colleges there watching the talent – St. Martin’s from Lacey, the University of Puget Sound from Tacoma, Willamette and Pacific Universities from Oregon, and several NWAACC community colleges, including Columbia Basin, Big Bend and Clackamas.

Other Valleyites getting a look: Two other teams with local players are also there at the event. The Washington Acers Plumb 18U from Auburn, with MSHS senior Hope Bostick, and the Washington Shock 16U from Snohomish, the former Snohomish Shock Oylear team featuring Bostick’s Wildcat teammate Willow Westbrook along with Cedarcrest’s Allyson Smith, competed as well yesterday. Plumb went 3-0 while the Shock went 1-2 against a field of teams from around the Northwest and western Canada. Teams have come in for this event from as far away as Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Other action:

ExploSwing sweeps pair from Decatur High School fall squad: Bellevue-based ExploSwing Northwest’s 17U select team took both ends of a doubleheader yesterday down in Federal Way over Decatur High School’s fall baseball squad. XSN won the opener 8-2 and took the nightcap 3-2. Mount Si HS’s Jack Phillips played for ExploSwing in the two games, going 0-1 with two walks and an RBI in the opener, then went 0-3 in the nightcap.

Western Washington women 5, Western Oregon 0: North Bend’s Karli White had a goal and two assissts pacing the Vikings, who blanked the Wolves down in Monmouth, OR. White, the Western senior forward and 2015 Mount Si HS grad, started and played 63 minutes, recording two shots, the one goal being on the lone shot on goal. That goal closed out the scoring in the 86th minute, and she assisted on goals by teammate Jenna Kilman in the second minute which turned out to be the game-winner and also on a goal in the 14th minute by teammate Grace Eversaul as WWU blew out to a quick 3-0 lead and cruised from there. The Vikings are unbeaten in Great Northwest Athletic Conference (NCAA Division II) play at 5-0-0.

Montana State Billings 1, Seattle Pacific men 0: The lone goal of the game in Seattle last night came on a 79th-minute penalty kick conversion as the Yellowjackets stunned the Falcons at Interbay Stadium. SPU’s Duvall duo of Nik Reierson and Alden Massey logged plenty of minutes for the Falcons in this one; junior Reierson started on defense and worked the full 90 with no stats of note, while sophomore Massey came into the game midway in the first half and proceeded to play the rest of the way – a total of 63 minutes with three shots recorded, one on goal with no goals scored. Both players are Cedarcrest HS grads.

Pacific Lutheran women 1, Linfield women 0: PLU’s ladies took care of the visiting Wildcats yesterday at home in Tacoma, earning them their ninth straight win – which is the longest for the Lutes as a member of NCAA Division III and also the longest they’ve had in over 25 years. Snoqualmie’s Calie Rose didn’t play for PLU in the game, but Duvall’s Sydney Kuehn did for Linfield. The senior, a 2015 Cedarcrest HS grad, started and played 81 minutes; she recorded one shot, not on goal, with no goals scored. Rose, a sophomore, is a 2018 MSHS grad.

Hawaii Pacific women 3, Chaminade 2: The Sharks took care of Honolulu city rival Chaminade in PacWest Conference (NCAA Division II) action on the island of Oahu yesterday. Senior Camryn Buck, she of Ames Lake and a 2016 MSHS’er, started on defense and worked the full 90 for HPU with no stats of note; the win moves the Sharks to 2-1 in conference play, 5-3-1 overall.

Northwest U. women 7, Multnomah 0: The Eagles are smoking hot right now, winning their 11th straight game beating the Lions last night down in Portland. In their past five games, they’ve outscored foes 19-1, so the ladies are on a tear, that’s for sure, that’s propelling them to be one of the top teams this fall nationally in the NAIA. Snoqualmie’s Maggie Gunning repped the Valley last night for NWU, starting on defense and logging the full 90 with no stats of note. She is a sophomore and 2018 MSHS grad. Fellow Valleyite Sarah Hommas, the freshman from Duvall and 2019 CHS’er, got the night off in this one for the Eagles and did not play.

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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