Wildcats baseball scores run in seventh to stun Puyallup at “The Safe”, 4-28

Mount Si’s baseball team scored their signature win of the season yesterday, getting it done on the major league grass of Seattle’s Safeco Field.

Mount Si's Connor Swift throws a pitch during the early portion of yesterday's Wildcat baseball game against Puyallup at Safeco Field. Swift pitched well, giving up one run and two hits in three innings. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

The Wildcats scored a run in the seventh to break a 1-1 tie and lift Mount Si to a 2-1 win over Puyallup, ranked #4 in this week’s 4A WashingtonBaseballPoll.com rankings. Ryan Atkinson went 2-4 with an RBI to lead Mount Si on Senior Day, in which several seniors, including Atkinson, Ross Tassara, Trevor Taylor, Trevor Lane, Justin Henak, Daniel Besmer and others from the Class of 2012 were honored prior to the game for their four years in the program.

Atkinson’s big hit came in the second, and it came with two men on base; the hit scored Taylor, who was the lead runner at third base, and the Wildcats had the lead. Puyallup scored a run in the bottom of the frame off of Mount Si starting pitcher Connor Swift to tie things, but that minor issue didn’t dampen the junior’s efforts at all, as he went three innings and pitched very well, only giving up two hits and the one run, striking out two.

Taylor came in to pitch the fourth through sixth innings, and only gave up one hit and struck out five through that three-inning span, keeping the Vikings offense, which we told you yesterday could have been trouble, in check.

The seventh inning run happened once again with two men on. Reece Karalus hit into a fielder’s choice, but made it safely to first, then advanced to second on that play. Carson Breshears, who had been on third as the lead runner, scored to give the Wildcats the lead, then Zach Usselman came in to pitch the final inning, and retired the Vikings one-two-three in his first outing of the year to get the save. Taylor picked up the win and Puyallup’s Gabe Ihrig took the loss.

Taylor also went 2-4 with a run to pace Mount Si, who plays tomorrow in what likely will be the league title clash against Lake Washington.

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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