Afternoon update, 6-27

Update time on this Wednesday afternoon from the desk of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal.

Good day for Mount Si fastpitch players, club teams in Denver tournaments
Play has wrapped up for today in Colorado for the several Mount Si fastpitch softball players competing with their club teams in separate tournaments in the Denver area.

First, at the Colorado Fireworks event, the U16 Northwest Ladysharks Wetherbee team rebounded today with a couple of nice wins after a blowout loss last night. This Fall City-based squad, which features several Wildcats including pitcher Paige Wetherbee, outfielders Celine Fowler and Jenny Carroll, catcher Britney Stevens and infielders Nikki Carroll and Rachael Picchena, beat the East Cobb Bullets out of Atlanta 7-4 and the Oklahoma Power Surge out of Oklahoma City 4-3. These two wins put the Ladysharks at 2-1 in pool play in advance of a game tomorrow against a team from the Wichita, KS, area.

In U18 play, the Northwest Ladysharks Gold, with Wildcat junior-to-be outfielder Lauren Smith, played to a wild 10-10 draw with the Hit Away Gold out of suburban Houston. This club has two more games tomorrow.

One additional note, and that is concerning last night’s loss for the U16’s. We reported the score was 11-0; due to incorrect info provided to us from the tournament, that score was not correct. The tournament sent a correct score of 10-0 in that loss. We regret the error.

Now to Boulder, and it was a split this afternoon for Washington Ladyhawks Miller U18s, with recent Mount Si grad Maura Murphy. The Puyallup-based team, among the best in the nation, fell to the similarly very good Orange County Batbusters out of southern California 6-0 before scoring a 3-1 win over the Arizona Hotshots Gold out of Phoenix.

Action continues tomorrow, with the weather and air quality expected to remain good despite the serious forest fire conditions around both the Denver and Boulder areas, which have forced large numbers of people to evacuate their homes.

Former Mount Si soccer star’s dreams of being on top of the national soccer stage come to an end
The amazing run of the Dayton Dutch Lions men’s pro soccer team in the U.S. Open Cup men’s soccer tournament came to an end last night, as they fell on the road. The United Soccer League’s Dutch Lions, which feature Fall City’s Gibson Bardsley, were shut out 3-0 by the Major League Soccer’s Sporting Kansas City in Kansas City, KS, in a quarterfinal matchup, knocking Dayton out of the tournament. All four semifinalists, including the Seattle Sounders, are MLS teams.

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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