Mount Si, Cedarcrest baseball teams play well, with mixed results

Mount Si High School’s baseball team fell in a close one last night on the road to Lake Washington.

LW scored runs in the fifth and sixth innings to break a 1-1 tie and hand the Wildcats a 3-1 loss at Lee Johnson Field in Kirkland. Both pitchers pitched well, with LW starter John Lyon out-dueling Mount Si’s Colin Brown. Both pitched complete games, with Lyon giving up one run on six hits in seven innings, with three strikeouts, and Brown giving up three runs, also on six hits, with just two of the runs earned, striking out one.

Carson Breshears tripled to open the game and scored on a groundout by Tanner Simpson to account for the lone Wildcat run. Jordan LaFave hit two doubles and drove in a run to lead the Kangs. Both Breshears and Zach Usselman had two hits apiece to lead Mount Si.

The Wildcats are home tomorrow against Bellevue, who beat Mount Si in a pitchers’ duel earlier this season. Game time is 4:30 p.m.

Scoreboard:

Cedarcrest 1, Archbishop Murphy 0: The Red Wolves scored a huge road win over the Wildcats in Mill Creek, tightening the Cascade Conference title race even more. The lone run was scored in the first inning, on a hit by Colton Sandhofer that scored Cody Banks, and that was enough for pitcher Nick Bowersock, who shut down the Archbishop Murphy hitters, only allowing three hits in a complete game win. Bowersock struck out seven as CHS tied ATM in the Cascade standings (both teams are at 10-5 in league according to the league website), ½ game behind league-leader Granite Falls, whom the Red Wolves fell to back on Saturday.

Granite Falls 4, South Whidbey 3 (8): A bases-loaded walk to Riley Larson scored Sam Walls with the game-winning run in the eighth, and Granite Falls eked out a big win at home at GFHS to also help tighten that Cascade title picture, as mentioned in our Cedarcrest writeup. Daniel Barnett and Greg Head each had two hits to pace the Tigers, while Ricky Muzzy, Brent Piehler and Nick Bennett all had two hits to lead the Falcons. Larson pitched seven solid innings for GF, allowing the three South Whidbey runs, all earned, on nine hits, striking out four.

Mercer Island 12, Juanita 2: Brandon Lawler went 2-3 with a double and four RBI’s as the Islanders rolled to the home Kingco 3A win in five innings (mercy-rule) over the Rebels at Island Crest Park on Mercer Island. Jacob Stenberg paced the efforts for MI going 1-3 with two runs scored and three more driven in, and the Islanders also had a good game from Keegan Ogard, who went 2-4 with a double and two RBI’s. Kyler Kedroske went 2-3 to lead the Rebels. William Mansfield pitched all five innings for MI, allowing both Juanita runs on five hits, striking out a pair.

Bellevue 2, Interlake 1: Hits were at a premium for both sides as only four were recorded all game by the two teams, but Brady Carlson had the biggest one, a triple that drove in a run, and he later scored himself to pace the Wolverines to the home win at Bellevue High School. Nick Kafer and Ruric Ellings combined on the one-hitter as Bellevue gets set for their big road date tomorrow at Mount Si. Ingraham Mardini had the lone hit for the Saints.

Woodinville 2, Redmond 1: Derek Svanevik had two hits, including a double, driving in a run to help lead the Falcons to the Kingco 4A road win over the Mustangs at Hartman Park in Redmond. Chase Hall had two hits to lead the Mustangs, who got a solid outing from pitcher Brendan Ecklebarger. He pitched a complete game, giving up both Falcon runs, only one of which was earned, on seven hits, striking out five. Alex Worthington pitched well for Woodinville, going 5 1/3 innings allowing the one Redmond un on seven hits, then Trevor Cook slammed the door shut for the Falcons, pitching 1 2/3 innings of scoreless and hitless ball, striking out three.

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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