Cedarcrest wins Cascade baseball crown, Mount Si suffers heartbreaking extra-inning loss, and the Cascade and Kingco 4A baseball scoreboard

Cedarcrest High School has won the 2015 Cascade Conference baseball title.

This came after another dominating outing yesterday by ace pitcher Adam Davenport, as the Red Wolves closed out their title run with a shutout of Lakewood at home in Duvall.

Davenport pitched a five-hitter, striking out 12, as CHS rolled to the 7-0 win. He also was a big factor with his bat, too, going 2-3 with a double to lead Cedarcrest. Andrew Willmon went 2-2 with two runs scored and an RBI to pace the Red Wolves, who exploded in the third, scoring five runs.

Levi Knott paced the efforts for CHS as well, going 2-3 with a run scored and RBI. Hunter Fritz and Taylor Hogue were among the players with hits for Lakewood in the contest.

Kamerin Furseth took the loss on the hill for the Cougars, allowing five runs, all earned, on six hits in three innings of work. He struck out one.

CHS and Lakewood wrap up the regular season tomorrow at Lakewood High School in Arlington. The Red Wolves (14-2 league, 15-4 overall) remain ahead of Archbishop Murphy (13-3 league, 15-4 overall) by one game for top spot in the league, and with CHS’ three-game sweep of the Wildcats last week, the Red Wolves own the head-to-head tiebreak, giving them the title should the two teams finish tied in the standings. ATM beat Granite Falls yesterday; highlights in our scoreboard below.

Cedarcrest will open the Northwest District playoffs in Anacortes on May 9 as the second seed in the tournament; they will meet a Northwest Conference team in that first game. If CHS wins two games and reaches the finals, they will make it to the 2A state baseball tournament.

Wildcats fall in extras at Bothell
Mount Si High School’s baseball team suffered another heartbreaking loss last night, this time to Bothell in extra innings.

A sacrifice fly by Carson Ryder in the 10th inning scored Tyler Wharf, who had reached base on a single and advanced to third on an error by the Wildcats, with the game-winning run, breaking a 3-3 tie and lifting the Cougars to the 4-3 win at home at Bothell High School.

The two teams went into extra innings tied 2-2, with each side scoring a run in the eighth. Mount Si scored their run on a sacrifice bunt, but also walked in a run with the bases loaded to allow Bothell new life in the contest.

Carson Corra led Mount Si, going 2-3, while Reid Lutz added two hits to pace the Wildcats. Colin Brown pitched seven innings for scarlet and gray, allowing two runs, one earned, on just four hits, striking out three. Alex Adams took the loss on the mound for Mount Si, allowing two runs, both earned, on three hits, walking three in 2 2/3 innings.

Peyton Cordova-Smith homered for the Cougars, and Blake Ihrig went 2-3 to pace Bothell. Ryder pitched three no-hit innings of relief, striking out three, to earn the win for the Cougars.

Mount Si hosts Woodinville tomorrow in the final home game of the season. Game time is 4:00 p.m. at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie.

Archbishop Murphy 7, Granite Falls 4: Cole Brandt had only one hit in four at-bats for ATM, but it was a big one, a seventh-inning single that scored Sean Clancy to break a 4-4 tie and spark a three-run frame that lifted the Wildcats to the road win at Granite Falls High School. Brandt finished 1-4 with that RBI and three runs scored to pace ATM, and Joe Damito added a hit and two RBI’s to the Wildcat efforts. Chris Gentry went 2-3 with an RBI to lead the Tigers. Conner O’Brien pitched 2 1/3 innings of one-hit ball, allowing one earned run, in relief to get the win for ATM, while Griffin Chapman took the loss for GF, allowing all seven runs, only three of which were earned, on just five hits. Chapman struck out four. Cameron Nix got the save for the Wildcats, allowing no hits in 2/3 of an inning. The two teams finish the season tomorrow at Archbishop Murphy, with the Wildcats expected to land the fourth seed into the Northwest District playoffs.

Eastlake 3, Redmond 0: Pitchers Jackson Dahl and Alec Gomez combined on the five-hit shutout on the mound for Eastlake, and Bryce Bussiere led the way with his bat, as the Wolves blanked the visiting Mustangs at home at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. Dahl got the win allowing four of those hits in five innings, striking out three, and Gomez allowed the other hit in two innings of work to earn the save. The pitchers were aided by a strong performance from Bussiere, who went 3-3 with a double and three RBI’s to lead Eastlake. Parker Narloch went 2-4 to lead Redmond, and Brendan Ecklebarger went 5 2/3 innings for the Mustangs on the hill, allowing three runs on five hits, walking four and striking out three. He took the loss.

South Whidbey 5, King’s 1: The Falcons locked up the second seed out of the Cascade Conference to the 1A district playoffs with this win at home yesterday in Langley. Connor Antich went 2-3 with a run scored and RBI to pace the Falcons, at 7-9 league, 8-10 overall and now two games up on King’s, 5-11 overall and 6-12 in league. Ricky Muzzy went 1-3 with two runs scored and an RBI to aid the SW efforts. Mo Hamsa pitched six strong innings, allowing one earned run on five hits, striking out four, to earn the win on the hill for the Falcons, who finish the season tomorrow at King’s.

Skyline 6, Inglemoor 4 (8): Danny Sinatro’s double in the eighth with two runners on scored Johnathan Chriest and Alejandro Graterol to break a 4-4 tie and lift the Spartans to the dramatic home win at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Sinatro had two doubles on the afternoon as part of a 4-5 effort, scoring three times and driving in two more, to lead the Spartans. Dax Kringle added a 2-3 day with an RBI to pace the Spartans. Sam Savage was 3-4 with a double, run scored and two RBI’s to lead Inglemoor. Kyle Gruber pitched three no-hit innings of relief, striking out three, to earn the win on the mound for Skyline, while Grant Harris took the loss on the hill in relief for the Vikings, allowing two earned runs in 2/3 of an inning, on three hits.

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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