Wrapping up the weekend……

Good Monday morning. A lot to get to this morning, so let’s get right to it.

Premier Girls’ Fastpitch Qualifier, Portland, U16
Cal Nuggets 14, Acers ’98 2: The Auburn-based Acers clinched a berth in the PGF nationals despite a loss in this game yesterday to a California opponent. Cedarcrest High’s Karen Bomstead went 0-1 for Acers, who clinched their berth in the Platinum Division.

NW Bullets Zacher 15, CA Krytontine 8: Mount Si’s Maddy Trout went 0-2 with a run as the Issaquah-based Bullets Zacher clinched a berth in the PGF national tournament’s Premier Division with the victory.

NSA State Tournament, Tri-Cities
Washington Hurricanes ’97 11, Crushers 4: Mount Si’s Eleni Trull walked twice and scored twice to pace the Woodinville-based Hurricanes to the win.

Dragin Magic 9, Washington Hurricanes ’97 8: The Hurricanes suffered a heartbreaking loss to knock them out of the tournament, but they still took home fourth place, a splendid accomplishment to be sure for those girls. Trull went 1-2 with an RBI to aid the ‘Canes efforts.

Spokane Mudhens 8, Bellevue Blast 5: Cedarcrest freshman-to-be Taeler Gerde saw playing time, with no official at-bats, for the Blast in their loss to the Spokane team that ended their tournament; the Blast finished fifth overall in the U14 “B” division.

In other U14 news, the Blaze Intensity took ninth and the Flame Webster took 11th in the U14 “A” division; both of those teams have Valley players on them.

Blaze Velocity 9, Issaquah Flame Hume 5: The Flame finished seventh after seeing their tournament run come to an end with this loss. Valley middle-schooler Molly Wilbourne went 3-4 with a run scored to pace the Flame.

Colorado Freedom Tournament, Broomfield, CO, U14
The Woodinville-based Absolute Blast 2000 took second in their pool play yesterday at this Denver-area tournament, backed by a solid effort from their Valley contingent. Here’s the scores:

Absolute Blast ’00 12, Hudson Valley Express(NY) 5: Future Cedarcrest player Elaine Townley went 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s, and also got the win in the circle, firing one-hit ball for 2 1/3 innings in relief without giving up any runs. She struck out one. Fellow future CHS’er Mikayla Davidson doubled and drove in a run to aid the AbB efforts. MSHS freshman-to-be Lexi Wetherbee went 0-2 for AbB.

Absolute Blast ’00 9, Indiana Magic Premier 0: Davidson scored a run and Townley was hitless in one at-bat as the Blast rolled to the win. Their playoffs start later this morning with the tournament wrapping up on Wednesday.

Denver the place to be if you are a softball fan: The big Triple Crown tournaments in Denver, the Fireworks and Sparkler, start today and run through this entire week. We’ll have full coverage on all the teams in that event, including three teams from the Northwest Ladysharks with local players from both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools. The Denver weather, according to KUSA-TV, remains hot and dry today, but temperatures are expected to cool a bit for tomorrow and Wednesday before returning to very hot conditions later in the week.

Rock Creek 9, Bulldogs 5 (game two, doubleheader): The Enumclaw-based Rock Creek U16 team scored a win to finish off a doubleheader sweep in Bellevue; RC won 10-5 in the opener. Mount Si’s Mason Marenco scored a run to aid RC in this nightcap win.

Washington Warriors 5, Boys of Summer 5 (9): The Bellevue-based Boys and their opponents went nine innings and ended in a tie. Mount Si players Brock Johnson and Cody Perrine both pitched for the BoS, with Johnson allowing four earned runs in 2 2/3 innings on four hits, walking five and striking out two, and Perrine shutting down the Warrior bats over 6 1/3 innings, allowing one unearned run on five hits. Neither pitcher recorded a decision. Cedarcrest’s Blaine Wagner went 0-4 for Boys.

Little League District 9 tournaments
Falls 8, Snoqualmie Valley 7: SVLL’s tournament came to an end, but they left it all out on the field in this slugfest loss to their local rivals. Sam Rogers homered to lead SVLL, while Tre Delmus homered to pace Falls, who remains alive in the loser-out bracket.

Redmond West 10, Sno-Valley North 0: The boys from Carnation and Duvall saw their tournament come to an end with a loss to the Redmond team.

Snoqualmie Valley 3, Bellevue East 2: SVLL made it to the semis of the “Minors” tournament with a hard-fought win yesterday; the winning pitcher for the Valley team was Jackson Crumb. He and his teammates play again Wednesday with a date in the winner’s bracket finals on the line.

Redmond West 9, Falls 4: Jake Marzetti led Falls with three hits, but the boys from Fall City and Snoqualmie Ridge were eliminated from the tournament with this loss.

Juniors (13/14)
Issaquah 14, Sammamish/Falls 3: S/F combined to form a team in this tournament, and they saw their run come to an end with this loss yesterday. Josiah Drake had two hits to lead Sam/Falls, who fell 13-2 Saturday to Eastlake to drop them into the loser-out bracket.

Seniors (HS)
Redmond W/N/Falls 8, Eastlake 5: The team comprised of players from Fall City and the Redmond Little Leagues advanced to the finals behind a balanced effort – six different players had doubles in the contest for RWN/F. Among the players who doubled for the Redmond/Falls crew were Trevor Surridge, David Gibbons and Jarrod Sage, all of whom had a pair of hits each to pace the efforts for the winners.

Sudden Impact opens on solid note at nationals: The Sudden Impact U17 team from Bellevue, with Mount Si senior-to-be Anna McCreadie, started play at the USAV girls’ volleyball nationals yesterday in Minneapolis with two wins in three matches played. SIVBC took care of teams from Minneapolis and Arizona, but fell to a Denver-area team. SIVBC continues play today with games against teams from California and Hawaii in the U17 “Patriot” Division.

Also starting today is the KJ 16’s from Kent, with MSHS’ Haley Holmberg, in the U16 “USA” division.

Red Wolves summer girls’ hoops closes tournament on strong note: After we finished our coverage of the Cedarcrest Red Wolves girls’ basketball team at their summer tournament on Saturday, they played a playoff game against tournament host Cedar Park Christian in Bothell and rolled to a 29-13 win. “Everyone played hard, everyone scored and the young kids are starting to understand how to play the game together,” said Red Wolves coach Brad Knowles to the SVSJ by email. Haley Hill once again led the team in scoring; she scored 12 points in the game we were at Saturday morning and led the Red Wolves in scoring in that contest as well. CHS finished 2-2 on the weekend, with a lineup consisting of players who will be new to the team this winter.

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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