Fastpitch softball news

We have some softball news for you this morning, with a Mount Si JV wrap from yesterday, and a wrapup as well from Sunday U14 club action for a number of local girls’ players.

Trotto’s blast not enough for Wildcat JV
Jamie Trotto hit a homer for Mount Si’s junior varsity fastpitch ladies, but it was not enough in the end as the Wildcats fell to Bothell 11-6 yesterday in a makeup game from a rainout earlier this month. Trotto’s first-inning two-run shot keyed a 2-3 effort from the freshman, who also drove in three runs and scored a pair herself. Abby Lord was on base when Trotto hit it out, and she, too, had a strong day for scarlet and gray, going 3-3 with two doubles and two runs scored. Natalie Luchtel also had a big day to pace Mount Si, going 2-4 with a run scored and run driven in.

Tori Hellervik started the game in the circle for the Wildcats and took the loss, going three innings, giving up four runs, two of which were earned, on just three hits, striking out four.

U14 play wraps up in Auburn
Local players and teams finished up another weekend of play Sunday in ASA action down in Kent and Auburn.

The main local stories of note were the Carnation-based Redhawks team scoring a 12-1 win over the Cloverdale Fury of Canada. It was a balanced offensive attack for the Redhawks in this one, as several players made impacts. Among those was Cedarcrest High’s Rachel Kent, who went 2-2, with two doubles. She drove in three runs and scored another herself. Tolt Middle School’s Maddie Nixon also doubled as part of a 2-3 effort; she scored a run and drove in another, and Rose Vogt of Mount Si High School had two hits, scored two runs and drove in another.

All of this benefited pitcher Morgan Brown; the Redhawks’ hurler, from Tolt Middle School, pitched a five-hit complete game, giving up just one earned run, striking out three. Brown also doubled as part of a 2-3 effort at the plate; she scored two runs to help her own cause greatly.

The Redhawks, in their nightcap of play Sunday, fell 11-4 to the Acers, but Cedarcrest High’s Devin Gastelum continued her hot hitting, with two triples and a run driven in to lead the Redhawks. Vogt, Brown and Cedarcrest’s Hailey Lacher also had two hits each to aid the Valleyites.

On the Issaquah Flame front, the Abraham team fell in both of their games while the Zacher squad split their pair. Valleyites made the most impact for Zacher in their loss to the White Rock Renegades from north of the border. North Bend’s Maddy Trout went 1-2 with two runs scored and fellow Valleyite Bayley Barnett pitched a solid game in the circle, but Zacher fell 12-9. The Mount Si freshman had a hit though in the Flame’s win over the Snohomish Shock that closed out play.

The Abraham team was outscored 23-3 in their two defeats, to Bellevue Blast and Absolute Blast. Heather Hinton, of North Bend, doubled and drove in two runs in the Abraham team’s loss to the Absolute Blast.

On tap today
Mount Si’s varsity hosts Mercer Island, while Cedarcrest’s varsity hosts Lakewood. Game time for CHS is 4:00, while Mount Si goes at 4:30. Both games are at home today.

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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