The weekend wrap….

Good Monday morning. Weekend wrap for you from the colleges mostly, but we do have a pro note, too.

Trio of Valleyites compete in spring college opener: Three Valley men’s college golfers got their spring schedule underway this past weekend with the Puget Sound Invitational down in Tacoma. Pacific Lutheran University’s men’s golf team finished in a tie for top spot in the tournament, which finished up yesterday at the Home Course in Dupont down in Pierce County, and their efforts were aided by one of the Valley competitors.

Lute senior Alex Nelson, from North Bend, fired rounds of 71 and 77 over the two days Saturday and yesterday on the par-72 layout, finishing in a tie for eighth, with a four-over par score of 148. PLU tied with Bellevue Community College for that top spot, both finishing well ahead of runner-up and tournament host Puget Sound.

The others from the Valley both also fared well. PLU’s Jordan Lau, from Ames Lake, carded a 76 and 74 to finish with a two-day total of 150 and a six-over par score which earned him a tie for 15th, and Whitman’s Jimmy Jacobson, from North Bend, fired rounds of 77 and 78 to finish at 11-over 155 and in 24th. Jacobson is a senior and Lau is a junior. All three Valleyites are Mount Si High School grads.

Colorado Mines 13, New Mexico Highlands 2: Mines scored seven fifth-inning runs to secure the victory and four-game sweep over their league rivals from western New Mexico yesterday on NMH’s home field in Las Vegas, NM. And hopefully for the Orediggers, what happened yesterday in Vegas won’t stay in Vegas. Sophomore Will Scott got to pitch yesterday in what turned out to be his only action of the weekend; the 2018 MSHS alum from North Bend allowed two unearned runs on two hits, walking one and striking out another in an inning of work as a reliever for CSM; he had no decision.

Cal State Dominguez Hills 11, Sonoma State 3 (game two, doubleheader, Saturday): Turns out Jabe wasn’t the only Mullins delivering the goods on Saturday. Isaac, who we’re guessing is the Mount Si hoops star’s older brother and himself a MSHS alum – 2016 to be exact – from North Bend, pitched seven strong innings, allowing an unearned run on just five hits while striking out 11. Isaac’s a fifth-year senior this year for Dominguez Hills, having transferred there following his graduation last year from Washington State, where he spent his first four college years. Isaac went to 3-1 and is sporting a solid ERA of 4.41.

North Dakota State 9, Northern Colorado 3: The Bears fell at home to the Bison yesterday in Greeley, CO, to close out a weekend series. Senior Andrew Willmon pitched two innings for UNCo yesterday, with the Carnation product, a 2015 CHS’er, allowing a run without the benefit of a hit. He walked three, struck out three and received no decision.
Bellevue CC 5, Tacoma 1 (game one, doubleheader): The Bulldogs locked up the win over host Tacoma with a three-run ninth yesterday afternoon; sophomore Riley Gill, a Skyline HS (Sammamish) grad whose family now lives in Snoqualmie, went 0-4 for BCC.

Yakima Valley 8, Everett 7 (11): The Yaks and Trojans exchanged four-run frames in a wild ninth inning in Yakima to force extras, and won it on a walk-off passed ball in the 11th. Freshman Spencer Marenco, from North Bend, went 1-4 with a walk and RBI pacing YVCC. He is a 2019 MSHS grad.

Tacoma 7, Bellevue CC 3 (game two, doubleheader): Tacoma took the nightcap of yesterday’s twinbill and split the pair with BCC. Gill went 0-2 with a walk for the Bulldogs.

St. Mary’s-IN 17, Southwestern (TX) women 12: The Pirates fell for the first time this season to the visitors from Indiana at home in Texas after starting 2020 3-0. Freshman goalie Tessa Lewis, from Snoqualmie and a 2019 MSHS’er, allowed nine goals in second half action for Southwestern and took the loss in goal for the Pirates. She made four saves.

Lenoir-Rhyne 18, Limestone men 16: Top-ranked Limestone fell at home in South Carolina last night to the 10th-ranked visitors from North Carolina. Freshman Chris Haycock is listed as having played for Limestone in the contest; the 2019 MSHS’er from Snoqualmie had no official stats recorded.

Linfield women 13, Whitman 11: Duvall’s Maia Rezoski is on a tear to start the season for the Wildcats. She had her second straight “hat trick” – three-goal effort – in as many games, also adding an assist as Linfield closed out the weekend with a home conference win in McMinnville, OR, over the Blues. Rezoski in her first three games has seven goals and a couple more assists. Good stuff for the sophomore, a 2018 Cedarcrest HS grad.

Fordham 11, Lafayette 3 (game one, doubleheader): The Rams rolled in the first of two against the regional rival from Pennsylvania at the Duke tournament in Durham, NC. Freshman Michaela Carter, from Duvall and a 2019 Cedarcrest HS alum, was 0-1 but walked three times and scored a run for Fordham.

Hillsdale 5, Post 2: The Chargers took care of business at the Dot Richardson tournament in Florida with the help of Carnation’s Elaine Townley; the sophomore, a 2018 CHS’er, was 2-5 with a run scored for Hillsdale, from Michigan.

Fordham 8, Lafayette 0 (game two, doubleheader): Fordham took care of the nightcap as well to get the twinbill sweep. Carter was 0-3 with a walk and run scored for the Rams.

Hillsdale 8, Upper Iowa 4: The Chargers doubled up the Iowa foe to wrap up play yesterday at the Dot Richardson event. Townley was 1-4 with a run scored and RBI for Hillsdale.

Runners fall: Mew Mexico dropped an 8-3 decision this past Saturday night in Wichita Falls, TX, in Major Arena Soccer League 2 action to the host Falls Town Flyers. Defender Colton Oord, from North Bend, saw action in the contest for New Mexico with no stats of note reported. Oord is a Mount Si High School grad and 2018 grad of Sterling College in Kansas, where he played his college soccer.

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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