Weekend wrap….

It was a busy Sunday on the sports ledger. Here’s all the action.

O’Brien’s Mount Si contingent leads team to win in Spokane
On a day which saw some huge developments for their coach, O’Brien U18 Autogroup’s baseball team scored a big win in a tournament in Spokane, and the group of Mount Si players past and present on that team was a key factor.

Ryan Atkinson went 3-4, doubled, scored a run and drove in four more as O’B blasted the Capital City Senators 10-1. Trevor Taylor and Connor Swift combined to shut down the Cap City bats, only giving up one run on five hits between the two. Taylor, bound for Tacoma CC this fall, picked up the win, pitching two innings, and Swift did the rest, striking out four over four innings.

Taylor and Swift were also strong at the plate; with both each getting a hit and run. Daniel Besmer scored two runs and drove in another despite going 0-2, and Gunnar Buhner went 1-3 with an RBI to aid O’B.

O’B’s coach, Elliott Cribby, who was Mount Si’s coach this spring, announced his resignation from the high school post yesterday to take a college job in Texas.

Perkins’ season debut brings mixed results on the water
North Bend hydro driver Brian Perkins made his season debut on the H-1 hydro circuit yesterday, running the race over in the Tri-Cities on the Columbia River. It was a mixed weekend for Perkins and his U-21 Miss HAPO boat, as they finished second in their first heat race on Saturday, but then ran into trouble yesterday, finishing fifth in one heat and not finishing a second. Perkins’ boat did not make the finals, which were won in a close result by the U-5 Graham Trucking boat, driven by Maryland-based Jimmy Shane.

Perkins’ boat will be running this weekend at Seafair on Lake Washington.

Seattle Stars rout Chaffey on baseball diamond
In U18 baseball action in Bellevue, the Seattle Stars blanked Chaffey 7-0. The Stars went to work often on Chaffey starting pitcher Joe Boyce. Boyce, a senior-to-be this fall at MSHS, gave up all seven runs on eight hits in just 5 1/3 innings of work, walking six in the process. Carson Breshears went 1-3 to lead Chaffey, while the Stars’ Valley rep, Cedarcrest HS grad Tanner Marty, saw a courtesy-runner appearance in the contest and scored a run for Seattle.

Another trophy for SMS student Spiller on basketball floor
The Emerald City Basketball Academy’s Thunder seventh-grade girls’ basketball team, which features SMS student Kallin Spiller, took home some championship hardware yesterday, scoring a 54-42 win over a California team to win a big tournament down in Las Vegas.

ECBA won five in a row against top teams from California, Nevada and Hawaii to get the crown, and for Spiller, it wraps up a busy, but successful, past couple of weeks for her, as she helped her other ECBA team, the Swish, take home 10th at the recent AAU nationals in Ohio.

Rock Creek baseball sweeps two from Narrows, and Mount Si player has hand in both wins
The Rock Creek U18 baseball team took home two wins over the Narrows Baseball team yesterday in Enumclaw. Mount Si senior-to-be Connor Jensen went 2-3 with a run and RBI in game one for Rock Creek in a 5-4 RC win, and he followed that up with a 1-2 effort in the nightcap. He walked and scored a run there as well as Rock Creek blanked Narrows 4-0.

Lawrence misses out on golf state title, while Maralack comes close
Duvall resident Sarah Lawrence missed the cut at last week’s WJGA state tournament in Kent. Lawrence, competing in the 14-15 girls’ age group, fired rounds of 82 and 90 last Wednesday and Thursday, and did not qualify for the finals on Friday, won by Elma’s Lauryn Keating in that age group.

Another Valleyite, Snoqualmie’s Caitlin Maralack, finished tied for second in the 12-13 girls age group; she fired rounds of 77, 80, and 85 to take home a total for three rounds of 242, which was well back of winter Ashley Fitzgibbons of Sammamish. Maralack was one of a few from the Valley, all from Snoqualmie, who competed in District 6 of WJGA this summer, as opposed to District 2, which comprises all of the Valley’s golf courses. WJGA district participation is determined by a golfer’s home course as opposed to a golfer’s home residence.

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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