Tuesday news…

Let’s take a look at our Tuesday news notes.

Baseball: College summer leagues in playoff mode
College summer baseball leagues are getting close to ending their seasons.

The playoffs begin tonight in the Valley Baseball League in Virginia, and the Aldie Senators are the seventh seed in the playoffs, playing a road game tonight. They finished the regular season Sunday with a wild 17-12 win over Winchester, and Mount Si grad Reece Karalus, from North Bend, picked up the win in relief for the Senators, going 1 2/3 innings and striking out one without allowing a hit or run. Karalus will be a junior this fall at Santa Clara.

The postseason started yesterday in the Northwest Collegiate League, and we add them in to our coverage today because one of their teams has several Cedarcrest grads playing for it. The Elliott Bay Pilots played two games yesterday, beating the Pilchuck Pioneers 6-5, before falling to the Rainier Snowcaps 3-2, both at Edmonds Community College. In the Pilot victory, Tanner Marty, who played this spring at Lower Columbia CC, went 1-3 with a run, and Sam Ballweg, who pitched for Shoreline CC this season, allowed one run on two hits in one inning, and picked up the win for the Pilots in relief. Marty went 1-2 in the EB loss to the Snowcaps.

Other former Red Wolves on their roster include Clayton Lacher (playing for Central Christian-KS), Tyler Reeves (Edmonds CC) and Austin Patsy (Centralia College).

Baseball: Spokane tourmament wraps up
The U18 tournament we have followed for you all weekend finished up yesterday in Spokane, here’s the scores:

Spokane Dodgers 12, Washington A’s 5: It was not a good day on the mound for MSHS alum Connor Swift, as he gave up seven runs on eight hits in an inning-plus for the A’s, based in Sammamish. Fellow ex-Wildcat Austin Hall went 0-3 for the A’s as well in the loss. Swift plays for Columbia Basin Community College, while Hall is at Shoreline CC.

Baden 3, Michael’s Toyota 1: Mount Si senior-to-be Miles Schimchick went 2-3 with an RBI as the Bellevue-based Michael’s fell to their Kent-based rivals. MSHS grad Joe Done went 0-1 for Toyota in the loss.

Golf: Boeing Classic secures sponsor for charity event next week
We told you last week here at the Journal about the charity golf event being put together up at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge for next week. We have some news on that this morning.

The Boeing Classic announced yesterday it has secured the sponsorship of Kenmore Air for the Snoqualmie Showdown competition, the two-man alternate shot contest featuring teams consisting of KJR radio’s Mitch Levy, ex-UW football coach/current Pac-12 TV analyst Rick Neuheisel, senior PGA golfer Fred Couples of Seattle and soon-to-be Los Angeles Clippers basketball team owner Steve Ballmer.

For those not familiar with Kenmore Air, this airline is a local carrier, and they fly to area destinations using float planes; those take off and land at their headquarters along the north end of Lake Washington in Kenmore.

Tickets are still available for the event at $100 a pop; there are only 500 of these available and you can get those tickets at the Boeing Classic’s website, seen at right in our news links. The contest is next Monday at 2:00 p.m. up at TPC Snoqualmie Ridge, and all the money raised will go help charities in our area.

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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