Cedarcrest baseball’s drive to league crown held up by strong Lakewood effort, plus Kingco 4A scoreboard

The Cedarcrest High School baseball team’s drive to a Cascade Conference championship took a minor detour yesterday, but the Red Wolves are still very much in the driver’s seat to win it all later this week.

Lakewood had a pair of big innings – a three-run second followed by a five-run sixth – and handed CHS an 8-0 loss at Lakewood High School in Arlington, which, combined with Archbishop Murphy’s win over Granite Falls (more below), saw the Red Wolves lose a game off their lead over the Wildcats in the conference title race.

Ethan Dearing went 2-3 with two runs driven in to lead Lakewood, who asserted control of third place among 2A teams in the conference with the win. Hunter Fritz pitched a complete game three-hitter for Lakewood to get the win on the mound; he struck out five. Jacob Jewell had a double to lead CHS, whose pitcher, Andrew Willmon, allowed all eight Lakewood runs, six earned, on eight hits in six innings, striking out one, to take the loss.

As noted, CHS is still in first place, and they meet the Cougars tomorrow at home in Duvall, with ace Adam Davenport likely to get the call to pitch for the Red Wolves; considering how well the senior has done this season, Cedarcrest should be in good shape, still, to get this done. It is Senior Day tomorrow, with this being the final home game for Davenport and other seniors on the Red Wolves team. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at CHS.

Archbishop Murphy overcomes cold offense, takes advantage of Granite Falls struggles defensively: ATM only had two hits the entire game, but their offense took full advantage of five GF errors and blanked the Tigers 3-0 at Archbishop Murphy High School to get back in the win column after Cedarcrest swept them out of first place with three losses last week. As noted above, the Wildcats gained a game on the Red Wolves for top spot overall in the conference with the win. Cole Brandt was 1-3 with two runs scored to lead ATM, and Aiden Waite added a double to pace the Wildcats. Conner Sand pitched a complete game six-hitter to get the win on the hill for ATM, and he struck out three. Tucker Zachry went 2-3 to lead Granite Falls, and pitcher Sammy Bracken took the loss, allowing all three runs – all of which were unearned thanks to the aforementioned five Tiger errors – on two hits in 5 2/3 innings, striking out three.

Kingco 4A scoreboard
Mount Si was off yesterday, and even though the Wildcats have officially been eliminated from the Kingco playoff picture, we bring you these scores as a service to you, our readers.

Redmond 6, Skyline 4: Milo Mincin had a solid game for the Mustangs, leading the way with a 3-3 effort; he doubled and drove in three runs as part of that to pace Redmond, who held off the Spartans at Hartman Park in Redmond. Parker Narloch also had three hits and scored twice to aid the Mustangs. Dax Kringle and Tom Swinscoe each homered to pace the Spartans; Kringle finished 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s while Swinscoe’s dinger was his lone hit; it was a solo shot. Willy Page pitched a complete game for the win for RHS, allowing four runs, all earned, on seven hits, striking out three. Hugh Smith allowed six runs, four earned, on 12 hits in 5 1/3 innings to take the loss on the hill for Skyline; he struck out three.

Inglemoor 6, Woodinville 4: A four-run second proved to be enough for the Vikings as they held off the Falcons at home in Kenmore. Luke Shekyrek homered, and Grant Harris went 3-3 with a double and RBI, both leading Inglemoor. Connor White was 2-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s to lead Woodinville, while Davis Bailie also was 2-3 with a double and two runs scored to pace the Falcons.Tyler Williams earned the win for the Vikings on the mound, allowing three runs, two earned, on six hits in four innings, while Bailie was the losing pitcher for Woodinville, giving up four unearned runs on four hits in three innings.

Bothell 11, Issaquah 0: Bothell exploded for nine runs over the final two innings, turning what had been a close game into a six-inning mercy rule blowout at Issaquah High School. Bothell won despite just four hits; Blake Ihrig was 1-3 with three RBI’s to lead the Cougars, who took advantage of nine Issaquah walks. Luke Watanabe was 1-3 to lead Issy. Kyle Edwards pitched five innings of two-hit shutout baseball to get the win for Bothell on the hill. The Cougars host Mount Si tomorrow night.

Newport 8, Eastlake 4: A six-run fifth propelled conference-leading Newport to the home win at Newport High School in Bellevue. A.J. Block homered as part of a 2-3 effort, scoring a run and driving in two more to lead the Knights, who also had doubles from both Ethan Paul and Paul Wells. Nick Rudholm allowed a pair of unearned runs on four hits in four innings, striking out two, to get the win on the mound for Newport. Mark Whitley was 2-3 with a run to lead Eastlake, and he took the loss on the hill for the Wolves, allowing all eight runs, of which only two were earned, on 10 hits in six innings of work.

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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