Mount Si softball records wins over Newport, while CHS does the same against Granite Falls

It was a warm afternoon yesterday in Bellevue, and the Mount Si High School girls’ softball team’s offense also heated up, as they scored a hard-fought win over Newport in a slugfest.

Kara Link went 4-5 with a double, triple, three runs scored and an RBI, and fellow Wildcat Maddy Trout also doubled and tripled as part of a 2-4 effort, scoring a run and driving in another, as the Wildcats held off the Knights 11-10 at Tyee Middle School. Lauren Wilbourne also went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI to pace Mount Si, who scored six runs in the third, but had to survive through a five-run sixth from the Knights that made things interesting late.

Kat Wood hit a triple as part of a 2-4 effort, scoring a run and driving in three more to lead the Knights, who also had a 2-5 effort – with a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s – from Sydney Tomlinson.

Claire Lis got the win in the circle for the Wildcats, allowing nine runs, five earned, on eight hits, striking out seven in 5 1/3 innings, and Bayley Barnett earned the save, allowing one unearned run on four hits in 1 2/3 innings.

Mount Si is home tomorrow to meet Redmond.

Wildcat JV explodes late in win: Mount Si’s junior varsity scored six runs in the fifth and rolled to a 13-4 win over Newport at Mount Si High School. The Wildcats were aided by major struggles defensively by the Knights – NHS committed 11 errors in the contest. Lexie Rose went 2-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to lead Mount Si, while Skyler Stinson added a 2-2 effort with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI’s to pace scarlet and gray. Dana Kenow also tripled as part of a 2-4 effort for MSHS; she scored a pair of runs. Kenow was helping her cause in the circle with her bat; she got the win in the circle, allowing four runs, all earned, on 11 hits in a complete game effort. Kenow struck out three. Taylor Rouse was 3-4 with a run scored and RBI to lead Newport.

Cedarcrest breaks out early, hangs on for win over Granite Falls
The Red Wolves ladies took a 6-0 lead after two frames, and cruised to a 7-3 win last night over Granite Falls at GFHS in Snohomish County. Elaine Townley led the way for CHS, going 3-4 with three runs scored and two RBI’s to pace the Red Wolves, who also had two doubles and a run scored from Cassidy Derieg.

Morgan Brown pitched three innings for Cedarcrest, allowing two earned runs on three hits, while Lauren Rich closed things out with 3 2/3 innings of no-hit ball although she allowed one unearned run.

Maddie Nixon went 2-4 with a run scored and two RBI’s to aid the Red Wolves, and Rich added a 2-4 effort herself with an RBI for CHS. Kelsey Bechtholdt was 1-3 with a triple, run scored and RBI to lead the Tigers. Cedarcrest gains a ½ game on Archbishop Murphy in the standings; ATM was off yesterday. The Red Wolves are now a game in front of the Wildcats for the Cascade Conference lead.

CHS is back in action tomorrow.

Eastlake 6, Bothell 4: The Wolves held off the Cougars in Kingco 4A action at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Julie Graf doubled as part of a 2-3 effort, driving in a run, to lead the Wolves, who also had a 2-4 effort from Georgia Robinson; she scored a run and drove in another to pace EHS. Graf pitched a complete game and earned the win, allowing four runs, two earned, on five hits, striking out five. Chloe Lum was 2-3 with a run scored to lead the Cougars, and pitcher Brooke Powers allowed five runs, only two of which were earned, on seven hits in 3 2/3 innings to take the loss for Bothell in the circle.

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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