Some diamond cuts to begin our weekend wrap!!!

Good morning and we have our weekend wrap starting with some baseball. The 2021 Washington State Senior League baseball tournament up in Edmonds yesterday saw a likely tournament favorite, the Sno-Valley North Little League’s Wolfpack Seniors, show everyone exactly why they are perhaps viewed as a favorite to win it all. The domination they showed throughout the District 9 tournament earlier this month continued yesterday despite the team not having played in the two weeks since the district tournament triumph.

Pitchers Cooper Ayers, Jake Polacek and Carson McKelheer combined on a one-hitter as the Wolfpack, comprised of players from Cedarcrest High School and the Riverview School District, blanked the Pasco Senior League All-Stars 9-0 at Edmonds-Woodway High School. Dylan Peay went 2-4 with two RBI’s as the Wolfpack scored five runs in the fourth to break open a close contest early and the pitching did the rest, helping the team cruise to the win.

Ayers allowed the only hit in four innings of work, striking out five, while Polacek and McKelheer were lights out the rest of the way; McKelheer struck out all three hitters he faced in his one inning of work to slam the door shut.

The Wolfpack will be busy scouting out an opponent tonight, as the winner of the game tonight will meet them tomorrow night at 6:00. A win sends them into the state title game on Thursday afternoon. With the way the boys performed last night, there’s no reason why we won’t see this tomorrow night either. A note, and that is the game will be at Lynnwood High School with the title game if they get there being held up at Everett’s Memorial Stadium (Funko Field).

Time now for the rest of the youth scores on a Monday. Scores and highlights from GameChanger and their apps, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Northwest Naturals ‘22/’23 16U 3, Aces Baseball 18U’s 0: The Mount Si High School duo of Parker Norah and Josh Freudenberg dominated on the hill for the Sammamish-based Nats in their win over the Snohomish team up at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. The two combined to allow only eight hits while striking out nine. Norah got the win allowing five hits in four innings striking out six while Freudenberg allowed three hits and a walk in three innings striking out three to get the save. He also chipped in offensively for NWN going 2-3.

Stilly Venom 4, Michael’s Toyota 18U Bears 0: The Arlington-based 16U team surprised the Bellevue-based Bears with pitcher Ethan Jury holding MTB to just three hits in a complete-game effort. A full Mount Si delegation was on hand featuring present and past players for the Bears in this one. Blake Miller and Jake Smith each had a hit (Smith’s was a double) while Harrison Kelly, Kevin Corder and Chris Wilson all went hitless in the game for Michael’s.

Washington A’s 16U Purple 2, Boys of Summer 16U 0: A pair of Mount Si High School players took on one another at the Baden Northwest Invite clash down in Ravensdale last night, a game won by the Sammamish-based A’s in a pitcher’s duel. Kam Korrell was 0-3 for the A’s while Owen Theis was 1-3 for Boys. Both pitchers – the A’s Karson Rud and BoS’s Lachlan Brazier – went the distance, with Rud allowing only six hits in a shutout performance striking out five. The A’s also beat Woodinville-based FCA Black 3-2 late yesterday with Korrell not playing in that contest.

MVP Baseball 12, Wildcats Baseball 13U Red 3: MVP exploded for eight runs in the fourth to blast the ‘Cats down in Puyallup. Jimmy Pratapas had two hits for the North Bend team, while Reed Gilmore had a hit and two RBI’s.

Bellevue Dragons Elite 18U Green 4, Seattle Select 0: At the Baden Invite game in Redmond, the Bellevue-based Dragons blanked the Seattle team behind pitcher Nic Allen’s two-hitter; he struck out three and was aided by Mount Si’s Brady Hossfeld, who had the Dragons’ only two hits of the game and also scored two runs. Teammates – and fellow ‘Cats – Chris Jarocki (0-1) and Ryan Llewellyn (0-1, walk) also played in the game for the Dragons.

Boys of Summer 16U 11, Warhawks 2: Boys’ bats came out smoking last night in their Ravensdale weekend nightcap, with Theis walking twice, scoring two runs and driving in a third and fellow MSHS’er Ian Auxter adding a hit and run scored as BoS rolled to the win. An eight-run fourth broke open a close game and enabled Boys to cruise.

Northwest Bandits 15U 10, Narrows Baseball 2: Over in Spokane, the team coached by Cedarcrest HS alum Nick Bowersock scored three first-inning runs then finished off a blowout of the Tacoma-area team. Finn Leach guided the Kirkland-based victors going 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Stod’s Hawks 7, Wildcats Baseball 13U Red 4: The Bellevue-area team bested the squad of future Mount Si HS baseball players in a morning game yesterday down in Pierce County, with Pratapas pitching in going 1-3 with an RBI leading the ‘Cats.

College Summer Baseball: Marenco’s on the diamond in southwest Washington
The Marenco’s were both in action once again yesterday afternoon for the Yakima Valley Pippins, as they handled the Cowlitz Black Bears 2-1 at Longview’s David Story Field in a West Coast League contest.

Mason Marenco tripled in the game for YVP, and that was it for the Valley brothers, both Mount Si grads, as Mason finished 1-4 and Spencer went 0-5 in the game.

Yakima Valley hosts Bend tomorrow at 6:30 and you can see the game on YouTube. Cascade Collegiate League action now, from GC and their apps.

Wenatchee 10, CCL All Stars 1: The Cascade’s showcase team was blown out by the WCL’s AppleSox last night in Wenatchee. Mount Si grads played for both teams – Clayton Waltz was 0-1 for the CCL squad and Gavin Gorrell pitched an inning for Wenatchee allowing a run on one hit with no decision. Both guys are from North Bend.

CCL Sea Turtles 3, CCL Chinooks 1 (game one, doubleheader): Mount Si alum Trace Halvorson chipped in for the Sea Turtles as they took the first of two down in Hoquiam at the CCL’s Olympic Stadium home base over their league rivals. The Yakima Valley College sophomore from North Bend was 1-2 with a run scored and RBI. Halvorson graduated from Mount Si in 2019.

CCL Sea Turtles 3, CCL Chinooks 1 (game two, doubleheader): Wash, rinse, repeat as the Sea Turtles swept the pair on the Washington Coast with help once again from Halvorson, who had a hit and two RBI’s leading the way in this one.

Lacrosse and softball on deck.

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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