A Sunday round of diamond cuts……

Good Sunday morning. A full round of diamond cuts for you on a Sunday. We start with some college summer baseball last night and it proved to be a fun night last night in Gering, NE, as the Western Nebraska Pioneers fought hard until the final out, falling short in a wild one with the Hastings Sodbusters.

The Pios trailed big late, 11-4, but a six-run eighth inning allowed Western Nebraska to roar back and make it interesting, but they could not turn the corner and fell 11-10 in an Expedition League cliffhanger at Oregon Trail Field. North Bend’s Spencer Marenco, a 2019 Mount Si HS grad and who plays for Yakima Valley CC, went 2-5 pacing the Pios, who dropped to 10-13 on the season with the loss. He is now hitting a solid .333 on the season. Two other Pios with Kingco ties also played. Bothell HS alium Dylan Gerard was 0-2 with a run scored and Liberty HS grad Kai Alberghini was 0-3 with a run scored and RBI.

The two teams meet again this afternoon for a 3:30 first pitch our time (Gering is in the Mountain Time Zone, one hour ahead of the Valley in the Pacific time zone). If you have a phone or tablet, use the TuneIn app to search KOZY-FM for the broadcast.

Youth scores from both softball and baseball now for you this morning. All of the action is powered by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Softball
Washington Thunder 5, KB Fastpitch 18U 3: KB opened a weekend tournament on the Washington Coast with a loss. Mount Si’s Vera Harrison was 0-1 with a walk for KB. Teammate Carli Zanassi, from North Creek, powered the KB offense with a homer.

Washington Ladyhawks Hirai 18U 2, Washington Warriors 0: Pitchers Makayla Miller and Hanako Hirai combined on a two-hitter for the Bellevue-based ‘Hawks in their game one win to start a twinbill in southwest Washington against the opposing Warriors. Hirai, a graduate from Newport High School back in June, pitched three perfect innings, striking out six for the save in the game for WLH. The second game was not reported.

Corona Angels 7, Washington Ladyhawks Seeley 16U 5: In southern Utah at the USA Preps weekend event, the Puyallup-based Hawks fell to the southern California team despite a homer and three RBI’s from Eatonville HS’s Brooke Blocker. Cedarcrest HS’s Riley Warden was 0-1 for WLH.

Absolute Blast 16U Miller 6, Firecrackers Lahner 5: Mount Si’s Madison Bonham had a solid game for the Woodinville-based Blast, as did her teammate and fellow Wildcat Jackalyn Gates, but it was Mountlake Terrace’s Cameron Dunn that did the heavy lifting for AbB in their win over the California team last night down in St. George, UT, at the USA Preps tournament there. Dunn doubled and homered, scoring twice and driving in three runs to lead Blast. Bonham was 2-2 with an RBI and Gates was 1-2 with a run scored both for AbB.

Washington Synergy 8, KB Fastpitch 18U 2: The Des Moines-based Synergy blew open a close game with a six-run fifth to hand KB the loss at the event in Grays Harbor County. Harrison was 0-1 again with a walk pacing Kenmore-based KB.

Firecrackers Brashear 8, Absolute Blast 16U 5: The hosts, based in southern California, survived a wild first inning in which nine runs total were scored between the two teams to hand AbB the loss. Bonham was 2-2 and Gates 1-1 pacing the Blast.

Firecrackers Thornburg 2, Washington Ladyhawks Seeley 16U 0: The Hawks were on the short end of a pitcher’s duel to close out Saturday in St. George. Warden was 1-2 for WLH, with one of the team’s six total hits.

Montesano Bulldogs 12, KB Fastpitch 18U 6: Harrison was 2-2 with an RBI for KB as they were doubled up by the Grays Harbor-area Bulldogs. KB scored six runs in the third to rally from an early 6-0 hole, but the Bulldogs returned the favor with six of their own in the fourth to put the game away.

Baseball
City Baseball Showcase 7, Bellevue Dragons 18U 5: Over in Colfax at the Palouse Summer Series, the Bellevue-based Dragons fell in a late-afternoon clash yesterday with their Seattle rivals. Mount Si’s Anthony Gilden was 0-3 for the Dragons.

Northwest Naturals 17U 4, Palouse Coyotes 2: Also in Colfax at the Series, the Sammamish-based Nats doubled up the Whitman County-based team behind a strong pitching performance from Mount Si’s Tyler Disch. Disch threw 6 2/3 crisp innings, allowing two runs on four hits, walking two and striking out seven for the win. He offensively was aided by fellow Wildcats Jack Phillips, who was 1-2 with a run scored, and Hayden Weaver, also 1-2. Disch, for his part, drove in a run despite himself going 0-2 at the plate.

Northwest Naturals 16U 9, WW Sweets 15U 1: The Sammamish-based squads went at it east of the Cascades yesterday afternoon, with the Nats winning aided by Mount Si’s Parker Norah, who went 2-2 with a double, walk and two runs scored. Teammate and fellow Wildcat Josh Freudenberg was 1-2 with a walk, run scored and RBI pacing NWN.

Northwest Bandits 7, Rippers 18U 5 (9): The Kirkland-based Bandits took care of their Redmond-based rivals yesterday. Cedarcrest HS’s Kian Pegueros-Warren was 0-1 with a walk for Rippers, while teammate and fellow Red Wolve Nate Hoyer was 0-3.

Northwest A’s 13, Northwest Naturals 16U 5: Freudenberg started on the mound for the Nats in their nightcap last night in the Tri-Cities and struggled, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 2 1/3 innings, walking three and striking out two. He took the loss for NWN.

Redmond Dudes 15U 5, Boise Beasts 1: The Dudes handled the Boise-area team in Nampa, ID. Mount Si’s Noah Prasad got into the game late, serving as a courtesy runner for the Dudes, but did not score a run in the contest. He had no official at-bats.

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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