Mount Si HS baseball featured aplenty in select team games plus news from the pitch…..

Time now for last night’s action, and we start on the baseball diamond.

There was a ton of Mount Si High School baseball presence on the field last night at Skyline High School in Sammamish for an 18U select team game between Preston’s Michael’s Toyota Bears and the Sammamish-based Northwest Naturals. Many of the Wildcat players were factors for their teams in the 12-7 Naturals win.

Tyler Disch led the Mount Si Nats contingent, going 2-3 with a run scored and RBI, as a five-run sixth cemented the victory for NWN. Hayden Weaver doubled, scored a run and drove in two more for the victors, while Jack Phillips (1-3, run) and Cole Norah (0-3, run) also pitched in for the Naturals. Disch pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief for NWN, allowing an unearned run on one hit, striking out four and picking up a win as well.

As for the Bears, Ryan Gerlitz led the way; the MSHS player was 2-2 with two walks, a run scored and three RBI’s. Kevin Corder also made a lot of noise, going 3-3 with a walk, run scored and RBI pacing Michael’s. Blake Miller (0-4), Harrison Kelly (0-3) and Jack Berg (0-3) also represented Mount Si with the Toyota squad in this one. Miller pitched as well for the Bears, allowing four runs on two hits in three innings of relief, walking four and striking out two. He received no decision.

Select team games within both the Seattle Elite League, which these squads are members of, and the higher-caliber Seattle Premier League, are ongoing until the high school season starts at the end of this month. All of the Mount Si players then are expected to join the Wildcats for the abbreviated high school season except for Norah, who has not played with the MSHS program in the past, but could this year as his football obligations at MSHS have wrapped up. We’ll let you know if that happens.

Also on the diamond last night:

Gonzaga baseball falls: While the attention of the campus, and the entire nation, was focused on Gonzaga University’s men’s basketball team last night as they competed for a national championship, falling to Baylor, the Bulldog baseball team faced an equally daunting foe in highly-ranked Oregon State University, and like GU’s hoopsters, the Bulldog baseball squad also fell.

The Beavers blasted Gonzaga 11-3 down in Corvallis, OR, under the lights, dropping the Bulldogs to 16-11 on the season. Junior Mason Marenco, from North Bend, was 1-2 with a walk and run scored pacing GU. He is a Mount Si HS grad. The two teams meet again tonight to wrap up their non-conference midweek set.

Dragons 18U’s fall: In another high school select team clash last night, the North Sound Rainiers blanked the Bellevue Dragons Elite 18U Green 10-0. Mount Si’s trio of Brady Hossfeld, Ryan Llewellyn and Chris Jarocki all played for the Dragons in the contest, with Hossfeld the lone Wildcat athlete of the three to get a hit as the Dragons were held to just three hits by Rainiers pitching. Llewellyn saw action on the mound as well for BDE in the game at Steve Cox Field in south Seattle, allowing two runs on four hits in two innings of work, walking one, striking out another and receiving no decision.

As noted with the Bears and Naturals game above, the Dragons’ games will continue until the start of the baseball season for MSHS, at which time the three Mount Si players are expected to join the Wildcat program for their spring season.

Northwest ladies fall: The Eagles dropped a 3-0 decision at home yesterday against Oregon Tech, with the two teams set to close out the truncated “fall” season this afternoon in Kirkland. The game is at 1:00 on the CCC Digital platform, which you can see at right in our news links, or on Roku, Amazon FireTV, phones or tablets. In the game yesterday, Snoqualmie’s Maggie Gunning, a MSHS alum, started on defense for the Eagles and worked the full 90 with no stats of note. Look for her to start again today in this contest.

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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