Softball news

We have some softball for you this morning, but first we have an announcement to make here.

If you are a Valley parent and your son or daughter is playing club baseball or softball this summer, we want to know about it. Anything from U13-U18 works for us, we just need to know the child’s name, which school they attend, what grade they will be in this fall, and what team/sport they will be playing with. Send that information by email to and we will get back to you. We have some information already, but would like to make sure we have everyone who will be participating. So if you want your son or daughter’s diamond success to be featured here on the blog, let us know today!

Now to the games.

Redhawks have strong day
It was one amazing day yesterday for a group of local girls playing for the U14 Redhawks, as they won three straight games before falling in their nightcap at their tournament in Vancouver, WA.

The ‘Hawks opened with a 6-3 win over the Grizzlies team, and in that game, Tolt MS’s Maddie Nixon led the way, going 2-3 with a double, scoring a run and driving in two more to lead a balanced Redhawks effort. Cedarcrest’s Hailey Lacher also had two hits and scored a run, and Tolt’s Morgan Brown and SMS’s Claire Lis combined to shut down the Grizzlies bats; Brown gave up two earned runs on five hits in three innings to get the win, and Lis struck out four in two innings to earn a save.

Nixon continued her offensive tear in game two, with another double, two runs scored and a third run driven in to lead the Redhawks to a 5-1 win over the Knightmare team. Lis struck out seven and gave up one earned run on just four hits in four innings to take the win in the circle. She helped herself out well at the plate, with three hits, one of which was a double. Lis scored a run and drove in another to pace the Redhawks.

Lis was not done, though, as she was the heroine for the Redhawks in their third game of the day. Down 8-6 after their opponents, the Stealth, had scored twice in the top of the seventh to break a 6-6 tie, the Redhawks rallied to score three times in the bottom of the frame to win 9-8. Lis singled to score Lacher with the game-winning run. Lacher was the big bat of this game, with a double and triple. She scored twice and drove in three more runs. Rose Vogt, from Mount Si HS, had two hits and a run scored to follow up a strong 1-3, two run batted in effort in the win over the Knightmare.

All the success for the Redhawks in their three previous games had to have taken a little energy out of them, and in the nightcap it showed, as they were held to just four hits in a 5-1 loss to Kaos. Nixon, Lis, Bear Creek School’s Michelle Kahue and Mount Si HS’s Taylor Treado had the four hits.

Abraham holds well in Wenatchee
The Flame Abraham had a pair of games yesterday in Wenatchee, and left with a win and tie.

Abraham won 3-0 over the West Seattle Thunder before needing to rally in the seventh with two runs to force a 2-2 draw with a team from Walla Walla. Hannah Griffin, of North Bend, was the lone Valleyite to make it on the scoresheet in either game yesterday, with a hit in that contest. Fellow North Benders Heather Hinton and Tori Hellervik both were hitless on the day.

Flame Zacher sets up well to final day of play today
The Issaquah Flame Zacher won two of three games yesterday to set themselves up well for their final day of tournament play today east of the mountains in Wenatchee.

Maddy Trout, of North Bend, had a hit and run batted in to help the Zacher team beat Bellevue Blast Hull 5-3. Trout’s efforts followed up a huge game in the Zacher’s opening contest of the day. She homered and doubled, scored a run and drove in another for Zacher in a 5-2 loss to Blaze Dynamite. Mount Si varsity player Bayley Barnett also drove in a run in that contest, and pitched four-plus solid innings, giving up three runs, two earned, on three hits in relief.

In the late game, North Bend’s Emily Webb scored a run and drove in another to help Zacher defeat the SnoCo Express 11-7. Barnett also scored a run to aid things for the Flame.

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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