News notes, 7-28

Time now for our Saturday sports news wrap.

National title dreams over for local soccer team, Mount Si players
Eastside FC Red U17’s dreams of winning a national boys’ soccer club championship came to an end yesterday, despite a win. EFC won their final game of pool play at the US Youth Soccer Nationals in Rock Hill, SC, defeating Sereno of Arizona 3-0, but the team, which features Mount Si seniors-to-be Kody Clearman and Alex Censullo, and recent MSHS grad Davis Karaica, did not get the help it needed out of the other games in their pool and ended up third overall with a 2-1 record. Only the top two teams moved on in the tournament.

Chaffey baseball opens Kirkland tournament with win
Chaffey’s U18 baseball team scored an 8-4 win last night over FM Sports in the opening game for both teams at the Lee Johnson Invite in Kirkland. BCC-bound recent Mount Si grad Dewald DeKlerk went 1-3 to lead the three-player Valley contingent on Chaffey. Wildcat sophomore-to-be Carson Breshears walked twice and scored twice despite an 0-2 outing at the plate.

O’Brien U18 has tough day on east side of Cascades
The O’Brien U18 Autogroup team traveled to Spokane yesterday to start a tournament there, fresh off a heartbreaking loss Thursday night in the Seattle Elite League title game, in which Seattle Select won on a walk-off HBP with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, so for O’B, they were looking to quickly rebound from that. However, they did not, and were blown out in both games they played.

O’B first fell to the Spokane Gold 9-2. Trevor Taylor, a recent MSHS grad, led the Wildcat O’B contingent, going 1-4, with a run scored. But O’B’s efforts were hurt by errors, a total of seven in all. Three of those were committed by players with MSHS ties – Taylor, Gunnar Buhner and Connor Swift, and Swift pitched an inning of relief, and gave up four runs, none of which were earned thanks to some of those defensive miscues. He did, however, go 1-2 at the plate.

It did not get any better in the nightcap, as O’B fell to the Washington Brewers 7-2 despite 2-3 performances from both Taylor and Daniel Besmer. Ryan Atkinson went 1-3 with an RBI to pace O’B.

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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