On the baseball diamond this morning, 6-30

Good morning. We have a lot on the plate, so we’re going to split this up. It’s the same as yesterday by the way, with softball, baseball and volleyball, but we’ll do this in three segments, with baseball starting it off first.

Besmer’s big game leads O’Brien to win on Palouse
Recent Mount Si grad Daniel Besmer had a huge day yesterday, helping lift O’Brien U18 baseball to a win in the big tournament over in Pullman.

Besmer went 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI to help aid O’B’s 7-0 shutout of the Spokane Heat. Gunnar Buhner, senior-to-be this fall at Mount Si, doubled and scored two runs to pace the efforts as well, and another recent Mount Si grad, Ryan Atkinson, went 0-3, but he hit a sacrifice fly which drove in a run.

In other Palouse action, the Seattle Stars scored an 8-0 win over the Buzz, with Cedarcrest grad Tanner Marty going 1-2, with two runs scored and a pair of RBIs as well to lead the Stars. And Mount Si grad Reece Karalus’ Taylor Baseball team scored a pair of wins yesterday, including one over the Seattle Dodgers in which Taylor pitcher Spencer Greer pitched a five-inning perfect game in an 8-0 win which was called early due to the mercy rule. Karalus did not see any action in either game yesterday for Taylor.

Rock Creek wins slugfest behind Mount Si’s Jensen
For the second straight game, Rock Creek U18 baseball from Enumclaw hosted the Puyallup-based NW Krush, and last night’s round was a slugfest, won by Rock Creek 8-5. Mount Si’s Connor Jensen went 1-3 with a run scored to pace the RC efforts.

Little League District 9 tournaments start today
Little League baseball begins its postseason today, with games in the 9/10, Minors (10/11) and Juniors (13/14) age divisions.

The 9/10 tournament is at Hartman Park in Redmond. At 9:00 this morning, Falls (Fall City/Snoqualmie Ridge) meets Bellevue East and Sno-Valley North (Carnation/Duvall) meets Mercer Island. Later, at 3:00 pm, Snoqualmie Valley (North Bend/Snoqualmie) takes on Sammamish.

The “Minors” event is at Big Finn Hill Park in Kirkland. At 9:00 this morning, Falls meets Mercer Island and Sno-Valley North takes on Bellevue West, while this afternoon at 3:00, Snoqualmie Valley goes up against Issaquah.

The “Juniors” tournament is at Newport High School in Bellevue. Falls and Eastlake Little League from Sammamish combined to form a team, and they play Redmond today at noon. Snoqualmie Valley has a stand-alone entry, and they earned a bye to tomorrow, where they meet the winner of today’s Bellevue city battle between the Bellevue Thunderbird and the combined Bellevue East/West teams.

Admission to all of these games is free, and we at the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal wish all of these boys and their coaches good luck in these events, and hope you can get out this weekend to see these kids in action.

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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