Mount Si boys lacrosse gets big win
Mount Si’s boys’ lacrosse team rebounded from their tough home loss last Wednesday to Overlake with a big 12-9 win Saturday night at Klahowya over in Kitsap County. Blake Moorhead had a hat trick – three goals – to lead Mount Si, and he also added an assist. Matt Mahrer also had a four-point night, with two goals and two assists to pace the Wildcats.
Beau Bachand and Brendan Pike also scored two goals each to aid Mount Si, who remains in second, 1 ½ games behind the Owls, in the Evergreen Conference standings.
The Wildcats have a back-to-back this weekend, with their final home date of the regular season Friday night against Redmond, and a road clash at Everett Saturday.
Local girls’ fastpitch softball teams get it done
It was a good weekend for the Issaquah Flame girls’ fastpitch softball club teams, as all had solid results in local tournament action.
We start with the U12 Abraham, and they made the title game of their event up in Monroe yesterday after rolling through Saturday in dominating fashion, winning all three of their games going away. The three girls from North Bend on the team had significant roles to play in that as well. Both C.J. Howatson and Maddy Trout each scored twice in the Flame Abraham’s first game, an 18-0 blowout of the Woodinville Reign Lingen, then those two struck again in the second game of the day, a similar-margin win over the Reign-Sullivan. Trout tripled in that game, scored twice and drove in two runs, while Howatson went 2-3, with two more runs and a third driven in. But fellow North Bender Emily Webb also got in the act, with a double, three runs driven in and two runs scored. Trout added another triple in the Flame’s nightcap win over the Bellingham Bash.
Yesterday saw the Flame make the finals with a hard-fought win over the Port Angeles Impact, with Howatson scoring two runs and Trout driving in one and scoring one as well. The championship game was a classic which went into extra innings, but for the Flame, it was not to be, as they fell to the Snohomish County Express 8-7 in a nine-inning thriller. Howatson went 2-5 in the contest, while Trout scored a pair of runs and Webb drove in one.
The Flame’s other U12 team, THTH, went 2-2 on the weekend and finished fifth in their tournament. In wins over a pair of teams Saturday, North Bend’s Heather Hinton was busy. She went 1-2 with two runs and an RBI in an 11-4 win over the Snohomish Shock, and was 1-3 with a run scored in a 8-1 win over the Washington Thunder. Snoqualmie residents Courtney Anderson, Mia Fowler and Lauren Wilbourne also collected hits for the Flame in the Shock win and Wilbourne also got a hit in the Thunder game and scored a run. Fellow Snoqualmie athlete Grace Lis made an impact of her own in the second game of the day, against the Woodinville Reign. The Reign’s pitcher pitched a no-hitter in the game, which was won 12-0 by that team. Lis, however, walked, which was one of two walks given up by that pitcher, preventing it from being a perfect game.
The Flame’s only contest yesterday saw them fall 8-0 to a team representing the Bellevue Blast organization, with Hinton collecting the only hit among the Valley contingent.
The Flame’s 10U team, with North Bend’s Cassidy Brickman and Jordyn Braithwaite, also went 2-2 to finish fifth in their tournament as well.