Sunday news and notes…

Time now for our wrapup of the rest of yesterday’s action. We have youth and college for you here.

College Baseball
Columbia Basin 11, Blue Mountain 1 (game 1); CBC 7, Blue Mountain 1 (game 2) – It was the college coming-out party for one Mount Si grad yesterday in Pasco. With his former Wildcat teammates on the other side of the Columbia River in Kennewick, CBC freshman Joey Cotto literally cleaned house at the plate to help CBC win the opener of their doubleheader with Blue Mountain from Pendleton, OR.

Cotto went 2-3, with his first collegiate homer, a three-run shot in the fourth, then tripled in the seventh to score two more runs and allow the game to end at that point in a mercy-rule victory. Cotto, from North Bend also scored a pair of runs. In the nightcap, he went 1-3 and scored another run.

As for the other locals in the game for CBC, North Bend’s Ryan Atkinson went 1-3 with a run in the opener, then went 1-5 with a run in the nightcap. Braden Wolgamott, also with Valley ties, went 1-4 with a run in the opener to aid CBC.

Texas Tech 8, Texas 4 – In Lubbock, TX, Tech doubled up in-state rival Texas. Junior shortstop Tim Proudfoot, from North Bend and a 2011 MSHS grad, went 1-4 with a run and RBI, but it was his defense which pleased coach Tim Tadlock. “It was a good thing that Tim Proudfoot was playing short there in the 8th inning,” the coach said in comments released by the school. Tadlock was referring to the fact that Proudfoot was involved in all the key defensive plays in that inning, helping Tech maintain its lead. Proudfoot recorded a putout and eight assists on defense for the Red Raiders.

College of the Ozarks 8, Central Christian 4 (game 1); CotO 8, CC 4 (game 2) – The visitors from Arkansas won both games of a twinbill by the same exact score in McPherson, KS, over the host Tigers. Freshman Clayton Lacher, a 2013 Cedarcrest High School grad from Duvall, went 0-4 in the opener, but went 1-3 in the nightcap with a run scored. In the two games, he recorded 15 putouts and one assist defensively playing first base for CC.

Abilene Christian 4, Incarnate Word 2 – In Abilene, TX, the host Wildcats doubled up their conference rivals. Freshman Gunnar Buhner, a 2013 Mount Si HS grad from Fall City, went 0-3 with a walk, and recorded two defensive putouts and two defensive assists apiece for ACU playing second base.

Yakima Valley CC 8, Walla Walla CC 6 (game 2, doubleheader) – YVCC pitcher Ross Tassara shut down the Walla Walla bats for 3 1/3 innings of strong relief, propelling the Fall City product to his first win on the mound this spring as host Yakima Valley downed visiting Walla Walla CC in Yakima. Tassara, a 2012 MSHS grad, gave up one run on two hits, striking out two, and dropping his earned run average to a nearly lights-out 1.53. With these numbers, if he can keep this going the rest of the spring, Tassara should get a call or two from four-year schools about transfer opportunities, so we’ll be sure to keep on that for you. Walla Walla won the opener of the twinbill, and Tassara did not pitch in that contest for YVCC.

Edmonds CC 5, Shoreline CC 0 (game 1); EdCC 7, ShCC 1 (game 2) – Edmonds swept both ends of a twinbill against their Aurora Avenue rivals from Shoreline; freshman Chase Kairis, from North Bend and a 2013 Mount Si grad, played in both games for Shoreline, going a combined 0-6. Duvall’s Sam Ballweg, also a Shoreline frosh and CHS grad, went 0-2 in the nightcap.

College Track & Field
Al Manuel Invite, Missoula, MT – The only Valley college track and field athlete competing this weekend participated in this meet hosted by the University of Montana yesterday. Her name is Marissa Keefe, and she is from Duvall and a Cedarcrest HS grad. Keefe is a junior at Eastern Washington University and she competed in the women’s hammer throw at the meet; sadly, though, she recorded a did not finish in the event.

College Rugby
Central Washington 95, Washington State 6 – Central rolled to the easy home win over the Cougars. Among the players scoring five-point tries in the contest was North Bend’s Aladdin Schirmer; the Central player had one of those. He is a Mount Si HS grad.

ASA girls’ youth softball
Bellevue Blast 98 U16’s 9, SFC Storm 2 – Mount Si freshman Claire Lis was hitless in two at-bats, but her Blast team still rolled to the easy win at Valley Ridge Park in SeaTac.

Issaquah Flame 99 U14’s 4, Bellevue Blast 00 2 – MSHS freshman Heather Hinton went 1-2 to aid the Flame to a win over their Bellevue rivals in SeaTac.

Bellevue Blast 98 U16’s 10, Team Seattle Panthers 2 – Lis saw some action in the circle, giving up a pair of runs on just one hit in 2/3 inning; walks were not her friend, as she issued five of them in her outing. Fortunately, Lis’s struggles did not matter in the final outcome, as the Blast took care of business.

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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