Sunday scoreboard…..

Time now for our Sunday scoreboard.

Youth Softball: Las Vegas tournament featuring Valley players
Three girls with ties to the Valley are with their club teams this weekend down in Las Vegas for their 2020 spring season opening tournament, the LV Tourney’s Valentine’s Day Blast. Highlights of all games from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Elite Diamonds ’03 16U Pluschke 7, Prodigy 3: The Redmond-based Diamonds got the job done in their opener, beating the Colorado Springs-based team. Mount Si’s Jaclyn Huntzinger was 1-2 while Cedarcrest’s Payton Pluschke went 0-2.

Lil’ Rebels 7, Washington Acers 14U Quinney 2: The Auburn-based Acers fell in the tournament opener to the Las Vegas-based team. Isabelle Foote, daughter of Mount Si teacher and volleyball head coach Bonnie Foote, went 0-1.

Utah Heat 10, Elite Diamonds ’03 16U Pluschke 7: Huntzinger doubled, scored a run and drove in another, but the Diamonds could not recover from a slow start and fell. EDP was down 10-1 to the final inning before scoring six runs in that final frame, but by then it was too late against the Salt Lake-area team. Pluschke was 0-1 with a walk, run scored and RBI.

Rollin Firecrackers 11, Washington Acers 14U Quinney 3: The California team made quick work of the Acers in this one. Foote again went 0-1.

Elite Diamonds ’03 16U Pluschke 4, Las Vegas Blast 3: EDP closed out the night last night with a win over the Vegas-based team. Huntzinger was 1-1 with a walk and RBI while Pluschke went 0-1.

Arizona Hotshots 7, Washington Acers 14U Quinney 6: The Acers took the lead late with a four-run third, but saw the Phoenix-area team return the favor in their half of the frame and steal the win from the local ladies. Foote walked and scored a run.

Oklahoma City U. 19, Bellevue U. (NE) 11: OKC scored 12 first-inning runs – yes, 12 – and despite the Bruins’ best efforts, BU fell in the slugfest in their season-opener down in Oklahoma. Senior Cody Banks, he of Duvall and a 2016 CHS’er, was 1-3 with a walk for the Bruins.

LaVerne 8, Puget Sound 4 (game one, doubleheader): The southern California team doubled up the visiting Loggers in the first of two at home in the Southland. Sophomore Clayton Waltz, from Snoqualmie, made his season debut in this one for UPS; the 2018 MSHS’er went 0-1.

Hawaii 6, Hawaii-Hilo 4: The Warriors downed the in-state rival Vulcans from NCAA Division II to get a season-opening series sweep. Sophomore Aaron Davenport, from Duvall and a 2018 CHS’er, took the hill to start this one for Hawaii and allowed two runs on six hits over three innings, walking one, striking out four and receiving no decision.

Central Methodist 12, Bellevue U. (NE) 2: Central rolled to the win over the Bruins in BU’s Oklahoma nightcap last night. Banks was 0-2 with a walk.

LaVerne 12, Puget Sound 1 (game two, doubleheader): LaVerne exploded for nine runs over the final two innings to blow open what had been a close one and sweep the twinbill in a run-rule result. Waltz saw action in this one as well for the Loggers with no official at-bats.

Track & Field
Portland (OR) Indoor: The meet hosted by the University of Portland and George Fox University yesterday had a pair of Valley athletes competing, an alum each from both Mount Si and Cedarcrest. The Upper Valley’s rep, North Bend’s Karlie Hurley, finished ninth in the women’s 60 yard dash preliminaries with a time of just under eight seconds, but missed the finals. She, however, also competed in the long jump, and took second, clearing just around 37 feet, five inches. Hurley is a senior for Concordia-Portland and is a 2015 MSHS’er. The Lower Valley’s rep, Duvall’s Sophie Paradis, cleared just over 10 feet in the women’s pole vault and tied for sixth. She is a sophomore competing for Western Washington and a 2018 CHS’er.

Idaho Team Challenge, Moscow, ID: Friday’s meet at the Kibbie Dome on the Idaho campus in Moscow, too, had an alum each from both MSHS and CHS compete in women’s distance races. In the mile, Gonzaga’s Mary Cate Babcock, from Duvall and a 2018 CHS’er, finished 20th, clocking 5:50.92, and in the 3000m, Washington State’s Melissa Hruska, from Snoqualmie and a 2016 MSHS’er, took eighth with a time of 10:25.21.

Boise State meet, Nampa, ID: Central Washington’s Andrew Harris, from North Bend and a MSHS alum, yesterday won the men’s weight throw event at this competition hosted by Boise State University at the Jackson’s Indoor facility in Nampa. His winning toss was 58 feet, 8 3/4 inches.

College Softball
Valaparaiso 6, Fordham 5: The Rams suffered their second straight one-run loss to the Indiana team in as many days at their season-opening tournament in Houston. Freshman Michaela Carter, from Duvall and a 2019 Cedarcrest HS alum, went 0-4 for Fordham.

U. of Houston 6, Fordham 1: The Cougars broke it open with a four-run fifth to sink the Rams on their home turf – UH is the tournament host this weekend in Texas. Carter went 1-3.

Trinity snowed out again: Well, it looks like ex-CHS’er Lauren Rich and her Trinity-TX softball teammates are going to get a nice break before their next game. Yesterday’s scheduled doubleheader with McMurry College in Abilene, TX, was snowed out, the second straight doubleheader for Trinity to be snowed out in as many days, and Trinty’s scheduled home twinbill Tuesday has also been canceled, so the next game is not until this coming weekend. Rich played her freshman year of high school softball with Cedarcrest before moving with her family from the lower Valley to Texas. She graduated from a suburban Dallas high school in 2018 and is a sophomore this spring with the Trinity team.

Lewis makes college debut: Snoqualmie’s Tessa Lewis made her college lacrosse debut yesterday for Southwestern University of Texas in their season opener with Hendrix College in Arkansas. Lewis worked 30 minutes in goal for the Bucs, allowing three goals on five shots – she made two saves and got no decision in the 16-7 Southwestern win. Lewis is a freshman and a 2019 MSHS grad.

Haycock also makes his debut, and does so with a bang: Fellow Snoqualmieite Chris Haycock, too, made his college lacrosse debut, doing so Friday, and he made his mark right away for Limestone College’s men.

Haycock, a freshman and like Lewis a 2019 Mount Si High School alum, scored his first college goal, doing so in the third quarter of Limestone’s 25-11 season opening blowout of Lees-McRae at home in South Carolina. He also had an assist and two forced turnovers on defense pacing the Saints.

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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