It’s time for your weekend wrap!!!

Good morning. It’s time for a weekend wrap and we start with lacrosse. There was a lot of success yesterday for area teams featuring Mount Si High School and youth lacrosse players, as one won a title, a second probably themselves did, and two more came close to doing the same thing.

We begin with the title taker and that was the Seattle Starz ‘28’s, featuring Mount Si youth lacrosse trio of Ethan Kaiser, Austin Linscott and Chandler Saldivar, who won the ‘28’s title at their tournament in California. Kaiser and Linscott both were active defensively while Saldivar was active on defense, with an assist and three ground balls. The Starz beat two California teams to take the title.

Meanwhile, in girls’ action, the Vand’al Lacrosse crew won twice more yesterday to finish their weekend tournament 5-0. Mount Si girls’ player Kendal Forrest was busy in both games – she scored a goal and added two assists in a 16-4 Vand’al win over 101 Lacrosse from California and then had a hat trick in the nightcap – three goals – along with an assist in a 13-1 Vand’al win over Fire Lacrosse also from California. Forrest, who plays for the Wildcat girls soccer team in the fall, also had two ground balls on defense in each of the two contests.

Elsewhere, the Stars ‘25’s finished as runners up dropping the title to a team from San Francisco. Repping MSYLC in this one was Robbie Shogren and Barrett Fredell.

Additionally, the Starz ‘23’s came very close to winning, but dropped a heartbreaking 8-7 decision to a Sacramento team in their final yesterday; the Sacramento crew won on a goal with seconds left in regulation. Henry Ross and Gabe Henry, both from Mount Si, each had a goal on the two games, while teammate and fellow Wildcat Reeves Godley had an assist. All three had two ground balls each over the two games.

In Denver, the Seattle-based CitySide ‘22’s took third in their tournament there aided by Eli Spence. CS beat Team91 Northside Black 12-3 with the help of the Wildcat, who had three goals and an assist, along with a forced turnover and two ground balls on defense. Spence also had a goal and assist for CitySide in a semifinal loss to another Team91 squad, the Colorado, 10-5.

Tournament action now appears to have wrapped up for the summer, but if there’s additional news we’ll have it here.

Time now for our morning round of diamond cuts.

Youth Baseball
Wildcats Baseball 13U Red 11, Maltby Redhawks 0: The North Bend-based ‘Cats had an early wakeup call at Sprinker Recreation Complex down in Spanaway yesterday morning, but don’t tell Reed Gilmore. The Wildcat pitcher fired a one-hitter and struck out five leading the ‘Cats to the blowout of the Snohomish County team. Evan Crow paced the ‘Cats offensively, going 2-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Washington A’s 16U Purple 11, Narrows Baseball 16U 2: This game late yesterday down in Kent was the Kam Korrell show. The Mount Si High School player had three hits coming a homer short of hitting for the cycle, scored two runs and drove In three more as the Sammamish-based A’s scored six first-inning runs and cruised to the win.

Washington A’s 18U 5, Cascade Crush 4: The A’s pounded out 15 hits to close out the weekend with a win over the Bellingham team at Skagit Valley College in Mount Vernon. Mount Si’s Matt Wieting was 1-2 with a run scored and RBI for the A’s.

WW Sweets ’21/’22 18U 9, Mudville 1: The Sammamish-based Sweets finished the weekend in Spokane on a strong note, backed by Mount Si’s Jake Smith. The pitcher was dominant over five innings, allowing an unearned run on only two hits striking out five as the Sweets routed the Mercer Island-based team. Teammates – and fellow ‘Cats – Aidan Dougherty and Ryan Gerlitz also pitched in for Sweets; Dougherty was 1-2 with a run scored and RBI while Gerlitz was 0-1 with a walk and RBI.

Boys of Summer 18U Blue 16, Diamond Sports Premier 5: BoS features Mount Si’s Liam Christensen, who is out nursing an injury and did not play yesterday, but we mention this game anyway thanks to one of his teammates. Luka Ruljancich had literally the game of his life yesterday. Get these numbers. He had three hits, among them a double and a grand slam homer, scored twice and drove in an eye-popping nine runs. Yes. Nine RBI’s. Not often you see that in a youth travel baseball game, but you did in this one, and his heavy lifting aided Boys to the win over the Tacoma-area team to close out their weekend in Spokane.

Aces Baseball 18U 5, FCA Oregon 4: The Aces finished out the season on a solid note beating the Portland-area team in their Portland Showcase finale at Linfield University in McMinnville. Cedarcrest HS’s Sheldon Egger went 2-3 with a run scored for the Snohomish team.

Gunderson Baseball 5, Northwest Naturals ‘22/’23 16U 1: The Sammamish-based Nats were limited to four hits – one each from Mount Si’s duo of Josh Freudenberg and Parker Norah – as they closed out the Showcase at Pacific University falling to the Portland team.

Narrows Baseball 18U 3, Bellevue Dragons Elite 18U Green 1: This was a scoreless pitcher’s duel until the seventh at the Showcase down in Vancouver, WA, when all of the runs in this contest were scored. Narrows had more and ended up with the W. Mount Si’s Luke Richter led the Dragons with two hits, while teammate – and fellow ‘Cat – Brady Hossfeld went 1-3 with a double. Also playing for BDE repping Mount Si were Ryan Llewellyn (0-2) and Chris Jarocki (0-1, walk, RBI; 2/3ip, perfect, no decision).

Showtime Navy 4, Wildcats Baseball 13U Red 3: The southwest Washington-based Showtime took a 4-0 lead after two, but the ‘Cats fought hard in this one, rallying late but not able to close the deal as their weekend event finished on a down note in Pierce County, Jimmy Pratapas led the ‘Cats, going 3-3 with a run scored. He also got the pitching assignment, and allowed all four runs on just four hits in four innings of work, striking out seven.

Washington A’s 16U Purple 4, Stod’s Vipers 2: The A’s scored all four of their runs in the third to take their nightcap last night over the Bellevue team. Korrell doubled and drove in one of those runs in that fourth-inning onslaught.

College Summer Baseball
Time for highlights from the West Coast League and Cascade Collegiate League. The CCL action is powered by GC and their apps.

WCL Yakima Valley 5, WCL Wenatchee 1: In Wenatchee last night, the Pippins handled the AppleSox to take the rubber match of their weekend rivalry series. Mount Si grad Mason Marenco, playing for Gonzaga University this fall, was 0-3 with a run scored for YVP.

CCL Sea Turtles 8, CCL Llamas 3 (game one, doubleheader): The Sea Turtles took the first of two between the CCL squads down at the league’s home base in Hoquiam. Mount Si grad Trace Halvorson was 0-3 with a run scored. He is a sophomore this fall at Yakima Valley College and graduated from MSHS in 2019.

CCL Salamanders 6, CCL Barn Owls 5 (game one, doubleheader): The Salamanders took the first of two day games on the Washington Coast. Mount Si alum Clayton Waltz went 0-3 for the Salamanders; he will be attending the University of Puget Sound in the fall and is a senior-to-be.

CCL Llamas 4, CCL Sea Turtles 3 (game two, doubleheader): The Llamas won the nightcap last night inside Hoquiam’s Olympic Stadium to split the pair. Halvorson, for the Sea Turtles, was 0-3.

CCL Salamanders 6, CCL Barn Owls 3 (game two, doubleheader): The Salamanders took the nightcap of their twinbill and swept. Waltz went 0-3. He graduated from Mount Si in 2018.

Softball
Valley athletes were in action in southern California yesterday. GC powers all of this for you this morning.

Bownet 16U 4, Washington Ladyhawks 16U Abraham 0: At the PGF Nationals in Irvine, the Issaquah-based Hawks were held to only one hit by the California team in the loss. Cedarcrest’s Kaylee Hulse went 0-1 in the game for WLH.

Issaquah Flame ’04 Black 16U 6, Arsenal Eklund 2: At the USA Preps weekend event down in Palmdale, the Flame scored three sixth-inning runs to break open a close one and take the win over the California team. Mount Si’s Emery Kreidel-Reimer was 0-2 with an RBI in this one for the Flame.

Stars National 8, Washington Ladyhawks 18U Hirai-Simpson 1: The loss was one of two the Bellevue-based Hawks suffered yesterday in PGF action in Anaheim Hills. Cedarcrest HS’s Riley Warden played in this contest for WLH and went 0-1. She didn’t play in the second game, which was a 9-2 loss to California’s Bownet 18U squad.

Washington Ladyhawks 16U Abraham 4, Lady Sharks Ferraro 2: The ‘Hawks rebounded from the morning loss to take the win in the lunchtime clash yesterday that wrapped up PGF Nationals pool play. Hulse had a hit as the ‘Hawks finished 2-2 in the pool.

SoCal A’s 16, Issaquah Flame ’04 Black 16U 4: The A’s put this one away with a 10-run first inning as they cruised to the win that knocked the Flame out of the weekend event in Los Angeles County. No Kreidel-Reimer in this one for Issy, but the other Mount Si rep on this team, Makayla Malan, pitched, and allowed five runs on five hits in her one inning of work with no decision. She also was 0-2 at the plate.

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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