News from the diamonds of northern Idaho…..including a college offer for a Mount Si baseball player after he pitches his club team to a win

Plenty of baseball from northern Idaho for you on this Father’s Day morning and we want to take a moment to wish all of the dads out there a happy Father’s Day from us here at the Journal. Scores and stats from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Bulldogs 3, Bellevue Dragons Elite 16U Green 0: In Coeur D’Alene, the Bellevue-based Dragons were on the short end of a pitchers duel with the two teams combining for just four hits total in the contest. Mount Si High School’s Brady Hossfeld went 0-2 for the Dragons, while teammate and fellow Wildcat Chris Jarocki went 0-1 with a walk.

Northwest Bandits 9, Northwest Naturals 16U 8: We head west to Post Falls for a wild one involving the Sammamish-based Nats. Both teams exchanged six-run frames in the fourth to make this one exciting at the end, but it was the Bandits who held on for the win. Mount Si’s Parker Norah went 0-1 with a walk while fellow Wildcat Josh Freudenberg walked twice and scored a run despite he too going 0-1, both for NWN.

Cobras 3, Redmond Dudes 15U 0: Up to Rathdrum we go for this pitcher’s duel in which the Dudes were limited to five hits in the loss. Mount Si player Noah Prasad went 0-2 for Redmond in the contest.

Northwest Naturals 18U 9, Northwest Bandits 4: Back to Post Falls where the Nats’ 18U’s picked up a win thanks to solid pitching from Mount Si’s Dawson Schneider. The senior-to-be allowed two runs on three hits with five strikeouts in three innings of work to get the win, and got handsomely rewarded following the performance – by receiving his first college offer, of which we’ll discuss more in a moment. Fellow Wildcat – and Parker’s brother – Cole Norah went 0-2 for NWN and a third Mount Si’er, Cam Ferreri, walked twice and scored two runs despite going 0-1.

Northwest Reign 8, Redmond Dudes 15U 5: Again in Rathdrum where Redmond’s bats came alive in this one but a six-run third by the Reign lifted them to the win. Prasad for the Dudes went 0-1 with a run scored.

Northwest Naturals 18U 9, Climbers Climbers 1: The Nats rolled in this one again in Post Falls with the help of Cole Norah, who went 1-1 with a run scored. Schneider went 0-2 with a walk and two runs scored while Ferreri went 0-1 with a walk. Mount Si’s senior-to-be catcher also pitched this contest for the Naturals, with one hit allowed in 1/3 inning and no decision in relief.

Schneider lands junior college offer
As mentioned in the scores, Schneider pitched well in his pitching performance during the tournament yesterday, and it was enough, it seems, to have landed him that aforementioned first college scholarship offer. And it’s from a school and coach who both should be no stranger to Mount Si baseball fans.

Yakima Valley Community College, located in Yakima of course and part of the Northwest Athletic Association of Community Colleges (two-year schools), made that offer to Schneider following the morning game yesterday. Schneider made the announcement on Twitter. YVCC is a program that will have two MSHS alums playing for it next spring – infielders Spencer Marenco and Trace Halvorson, both of whom are 2019 MSHS’ers. Marenco played this spring with the Yaks while Halvorson will be joining the program after spending a redshirt season with NAIA Jamestown University in North Dakota.

YVCC’s coach is Kyle Krustangel. Krustangel, between his college coaching job and a second managing the Wenatchee Apple Sox college summer baseball team, has over the past several years worked with a number of former MSHS players; in addition to the two mentioned above, Krustangel has also worked with ex-Wildcats Mason Marenco, Gavin Gorrell, Justin Lutz and Evan Johnson, so this is a program and a coach that could be a good fit for Schneider.

As he is a senior this fall, there is still plenty of time in the recruitment process for the Mount Si pitcher, and that could mean a four-year school or two could still make an offer. However, with the current COVID-19 recruiting restrictions and other economic and financial issues stemming from the pandemic and resulting shutdowns of schools and other things, those offers may not materialize in which case the Yakima offer provides a quality option for Schneider and his family to pursue.

Good stuff for sure and we congratulate Schneider on the offer.

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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