Wednesday news notes….

Our Wednesday news notes feature action from the diamond, and some college news involving a pair of Mount Si grads.

Issaquah Flame Zacher softball comes close to winning it all in Wenatchee tourney
The U14 Issaquah Flame Zacher took two of three games Monday in the final day of their tournament in Wenatchee, but fell in the nightcap, missing out on the title.

Mount Si freshman pitcher Bayley Barnett got the Flame off on the right foot, pitching five strong innings to help the Flame win their opener 9-3 over the Xplosion. Barnett did not give up an earned run in her five innings of work, and only gave up four hits, picking up the win in the circle. The Flame then beat the Snohomish SWAT team to move into their nightcap against Bellevue Blast Hull, and despite a triple with the bases loaded in the sixth by North Bend’s Maddy Trout that scored all three runners, the Flame fell 6-4 to Bellevue Blast-Hull.

Meanwhile, the Flame Abraham split two games Monday in Wenatchee, beating the Lady Narrows from Gig Harbor before falling to the Blast team. In the win over the Narrows, North Bend’s Heather Hinton had a hit, reached base on a walk, scored twice and drove in another in the 7-5 Flame victory.

Mount Si freshman Tori Hellervik pitched in the game for the Flame against the Blast, giving up two earned runs on one hit in 2 2/3 innings in the Flame’s 10-4 loss. She walked four and struck out one.

Swift contributes to select baseball win
Mount Si senior baseball pitcher Connor Swift contributed to the success of his club team, the Washington A’s U18s, in a win last night.

Swift, playing in the field, walked twice, scored a run, hit a sacrifice fly and drove in a run as the A’s rolled over FCA 10-2 at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Swift is one of several Mount Si or Cedarcrest players playing select baseball this summer; also on the A’s roster are fellow Wildcats Gunnar Buhner and Austin Hall.

Breshears delivers for Chaffey
Chaffey Baseball U18 fell 4-2 Monday to Showtime Baseball, but Mount Si’s Carson Breshears did his best to make that result different.

Breshears went 2-3 with a double to lead Chaffey, who is considered to be among the top U18 select baseball teams in the Northwest. He, and former Mount Si player Joe Boyce, are the Valley representatives on the Chaffey team this summer.

Deutsch makes the roster at Cal Poly
Former Mount Si football star Connor Deutsch has earned a slot on the college gridiron this fall.

Deutsch, who is playing for Cal Poly, has made the team as a walk-on after a strong spring season for the Big Sky school. Deutsch will be playing as a freshman this fall after redshirting last season at the California college.

Deutsch is the second ex-Mount Si football player to make news of this type in recent weeks. A couple of weeks ago, it was announced that Zach Brevick, playing for Washington State, had earned a scholarship for his senior season after having spent the rest of his time in the program as a walk-on player. Brevick is expected to see ample playing time this fall, as is Deutsch.

No playoffs for Lane, Campbell baseball
In a somewhat surprising snub, Campbell’s baseball team, despite only losing 10 games all season out of the nearly 60 they played, did not make the NCAA baseball tournament in selections announced Monday, meaning the season is over for freshman Trevor Lane, a Mount Si grad from North Bend. It is not clear why the Camels, from North Carolina, didn’t make it despite finishing as Big South tournament runners-up, but one writer from the Fayetteville Observer suggested strength of schedule could have been an issue, considering most of the non-conference opposition Campbell played this season was under .500.

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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