Your Sunday track and field report

Mount Si High School’s track and field program hosted 11 other schools from around the area yesterday for the Mount Si Invitational at the high school in Snoqualmie. The Wildcats put their best foot forward and many athletes did well against the solid competition.

Mount Si’s boys finished fifth scoring 61 points and the girls took seventh scoring 56. Kingco 4A rivals Bothell (boys) and Skyline (girls) took the team titles.

Both the Wildcat boys and girls had event winners. Mount Si’s Jesiah Irish won the 100m boys’ sprint, clocking just over 11 seconds, and fellow Wildcat Joe Waskom won the 800m, taking it in 1:57.82. The girls’ winners were distance expert Chloe Cosgrove, who took the 3200m clocking just under 11:23, and thrower Jenae Usselman, who won the javelin with a throw of 127 feet, 11 inches.

Other highlights from the boys’ side included a third-place finish for Nick Basaldua in the pole vault; he cleared 12’ 6”, and was followed in fourth in that event by teammate Lee Kamp, who himself finished third in the high jump with a clear of 5’10”. Mount Si’s 4×100 boys’ relay unit of Irish, Paine Smith, Ezra Gallegos and Murphy McDowell took third in that race with a time of 44.30 seconds.

Girls’ highlights included a pair of top fives for Abby Triou in the other throw events – she finished second in the shot put with a toss of 33’ 5 ¾” and fourth in the discus with a throw of 102’2”, followed in sixth in that event by Usselman. Riley Buckmaster finished third in the pole vault clearing nine feet flat and Lily Colvin finished fifth in the 800m, clocking 2:30.42.

It’s a busy week this coming week for Mount Si. The Wildcats host Woodinville Thursday for their senior day home meet – the final home meet of the season – then there’s a bunch of meets Friday and Saturday the team will split up for. Most athletes will compete Saturday in either the Lake Washington girls’ invitational or in the Shoreline Invitiational, with distance runners competing Friday at either the Liberty Twilight (most except Waskom) or at the Jesuit Twilight in Portland (Waskom).

CHS competes at Eason: A delegation of Cedarcrest’s top track and field athletes went to Snohomish to compete in the Eason Invitational yesterday. The Red Wolve boys finished tied for 39th in the team competition and the CHS girls took a tie for 30th. Issaquah won the team titles, although they shared the boys’ one with Edmonds-Woodway.

Red Wolve boys’ highlights included distance runner Grant Van Valkenburg taking third in the 1600m with a time of 4:18.88, the CHS distance medley relay crew of Cade LaTurner, Kyle Bolin, John Meier and Pat McCabe taking eighth in that race with a time of 11:57.27, and Justin Young taking ninth in the 800m, clocking 2:02.37. The ladies were highlighted by Lauren Krause’s second-place finish in the 400m, coming across in just over a minute, Sophie Paradis’s sixth-place finish in the pole vault with a clearance of 11 feet flat, and Krause teaming with Kate Vergillo, Abby McKenzie and Elsie Dombek for a fifth-place finish for Cedarcrest in the 4×400 relay. Time there was 4:18.69.

It’s also going to be busy this week for CHS. They are at Granite Falls for a three-way Cascade meet with the Tigers and King’s Thursday, then they are off to three weekend events. Distance runners compete at the Liberty twilight Friday, with the remainder of the competitiors split among Shoreline and Lakewood’s invitational meets on Saturday.

College results
NWC Championships, McMinnville, OR: North Bend’s Bailey Scott delivered twice for Whitworth’s women in the conference meet yesterday down at Linfield College. The senior, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, took third in the women’s 3000m steeplechase, clocking 10:49.49, and she also finished sixth in the 5000m, with a time of 18:31.46. Meanwhile, on the men’s side, a pair of Fall City athletes competing for George Fox had mixed results. The Proctor brothers, both MSHS grads, competed in events yesterday. Freshman Matt took 8th in the 110m hurdles with a time of just over 16 seconds. Older brother Jon, a senior there with the Bruins, did not finish either of the two events he was scheduled to compete in – that 110 hurdles race and the high jump. He, as you know, competed in the multi-events conference meet in Spokane last week and finished fourth.

Beach Invite, Long Beach, CA: This past Friday at the Long Beach State-hosted meet saw University of Washington thrower Jacob Wachtendonk compete. Wachtendonk, a redshirt freshman from Snoqualmie and a 2016 MSHS’er, finished 24th in the men’s javelin, with a toss of 184’3”.

Bryan Clay Invitational, Azusa, CA: Also this past Friday, but in nearby Azusa, three Valley college distance competitors ran in this Azusa Pacific-hosted meet. On the men’s side, a pair of Cedarcrest High School grads ran in different divisions of the men’s 1500m. Western Washington’s Ian Fay clocked just over four minutes in the lower division race for a 15th place finish, and Portland’s Logan Orndorf ran a faster 3:51.21, but that was only good for 128th in a much tougher higher division competition. Both athletes are from Duvall. On the women’s side, 2016 MSHS alum Melissa Hruska, from Snoqualmie, took 16th in the 5000m for Washington State, clocking 17:15.17.

Posted in College Sports, Track/XC/Running | Leave a comment

The Sunday diamond cuts…..

Good Sunday morning. Mount Si’s softball game with Lake Stevens was rained out yesterday at Centennial Fields in Snoqualmie. No makeup date has been announced, and since it’s getting pretty late in the season and the Wildcats have four games in five days this coming week starting tomorrow, all at home, it’s not clear if the game will even be made up at this point, we’ll see. We’ll let you know if we hear anything. In the meantime, here’s our full diamond cuts this morning from baseball and softball. The high school coverage in both sections comes from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

College Softball
Central Washington 13, Simon Fraser 0 (game one, doubleheader): Central smacked the visiting Clan in the opener of two in Ellensburg. Senior Celine Fowler, she of North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-3 for Central with a run scored.

Bellevue 20, Olympic 15 (game one, doubleheader): The fans who attended this one in Bremerton got their money’s worth – a combined 35 runs and 40 hits by the two teams. Any scouts who were there had to have written plenty of good notes after this one. Anyway, freshman Maddy Trout, she of Snoqualmie and a 2017 MSHS’er, was 1-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI for Bellevue.

Simon Fraser 7, Central Washington 1 (game two, doubleheader): The visitors from Canada scored five runs in the third and cruised to the nightcap win and doubleheader split over the Wildcats in the Kittitas Valley. Fowler was 1-3.

Bellevue 13, Olympic 11 (game two, doubleheader): Another 24 runs and 35 hits between the two teams in this slugfest that wrapped up an exciting pair on the Kitsap Peninsula with a Bulldog win and sweep of the pair. Trout was 1-1 with an RBI and is now hitting above .400 on the spring for Bellevue.

High School Softball
Kingco 4A: Eastlake 13, Newport 2 – The Wolves poured it on late, scoring 11 of their runs over the final two innings to sink the Knights in Bellevue. Sophia Robinson doubled twice as part of a 4-5 effort for the Wolves; she scored a run. Emma Bickford also had two doubles and drove in four runs for Eastlake, and Morgan Olynyk went 3-5 with a run scored and two RBI’s. Lita Bankson went 3-4 with a double and run scored for the Knights.

Kingco 3A/Cascade: Granite Falls 15, Sammamish 5 – Granite broke out the bats early and cruised to the road win over the Totems in Bellevue. Joslyn Harding and Nicole Jacobi both homered for the Tigers; Harding finished 2-4 with a run scored and three RBI’s while Jacobi went 2-3 with two runs scored and two RBI’s. JV callup Morgan Sullivan homered for the Totems.

College Baseball
Gonzaga 6, San Francisco 0: GU blanked the Dons in the middle game of their weekend set in San Francisco. Junior Carson Breshears, from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si HS grad, was 1-2 with a walk and run scored for the Bulldogs. Playing second base he also recorded a putout and two assists defensively.

Northland (MN) 4, Crown (MN) 3 (game one, doubleheader): Crown fell in a close one in the first of two in the Twin Cities. Sophomore Levi Knott, from Duvall and a 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad, was 1-5 for Crown in the contest.

Spokane 7, Treasure Valley 0 (game one, doubleheader): CCS blanked the visitors from Oregon in the first of two in Spokane. Freshman Justin “JuJu” Lutz, from Fall City and a 2017 Mount Si HS grad, went 2-3 with a run pacing Spokane.

Pierce 16, Green River 0 (game one, doubleheader): PC took care of the Gators in the opener of a pair in Tacoma. Sophomore Nick Bowersock, from Duvall and a 2014 CHS’er, was 0-3 for GRCC in the contest.

Clark 4, Mount Hood 3 (game one, doubleheader): Clark took the first of two in Gresham, OR, from host MHCC. Freshman Carson Corra, from Ames Lake and a 2017 MSHS’er, was 0-4 for Mount Hood in the game.

Yakima Valley 13, Big Bend 2 (game one, doubleheader): YVCC rolled in the opener at Moses Lake. Sophomore Cody Banks, from Duvall and a 2016 CHS’er, was 1-3 for Big Bend in the game.

New Mexico State 12, Northern Colorado 9 (11): UNCo scored four runs in the eighth to force extras at home in Greeley, CO, but the Aggies scored three in the 11th to take the win. Senior Evan Johnson, he of Snoqualmie and a 2014 MSHS’er, was 1-5 with two RBI’s for the Bears.

Northland (MN) 12, Crown (MN) 7 (game two, doubleheader): Northland took the nightcap and swept the pair from Crown. Knott pitched this one, allowing two runs on one hit in 1/3 of an inning of relief, walking one and receiving no decision. He also was 0-4 at the plate.

Spokane 10, Treasure Valley 0 (game two, doubleheader): CCS blanked TVCC for the second straight game to win the doubleheader, outscoring the visitors 17-0 in the combined two games. Lutz was 1-4 with a run for Spokane in this one.

Yakima Valley 11, Big Bend 4 (game two, doubleheader): YVCC took the nightcap and swept the pair from the hosts in Grant County despite a strong outing from Banks, who went 3-5 with a double and run scored for BBCC.

Clark 4, Mount Hood 3 (game two, doubleheader): Clark won the nightcap by the same score as in the opener to sweep the twinbill. Corra, in a late-inning role, went 1-1 for MHCC.

Pierce 10, Green River 0 (game two, doubleheader): Pierce won this one to sweep the pair at home outscoring the Gators 26-0 in the two games. Bowersock was 2-2 for Green River.

High School Baseball
Kingco 3A: Lake Washington 6, Kentwood 2 – Under sunny skies at Safeco Field, the Kangs scored four in the fifth to seal up a win over the Conks in a non-conference clash. I-ly Hsue and Nation Wood both doubled and scored a run each for the Kangs, while Kenny Wisley went 2-3 with a run scored for Kentwood.

Minor League Baseball
If it weren’t for one pitch, North Bend’s Trevor Lane would have had another dominant outing, but oh, well: The 2012 Mount Si High School grad served up a three-run homer in the sixth to visiting Clearwater hitter Darick Hall as the Philadelphia Phillies-affiliated Threshers beat Lane’s Tampa Tarpons 7-3 in a morning Florida State League game in Tampa, FL, yesterday. Lane ended up going 1 1/3 innings, allowing two of the three runs on that homer – the other was charged to teammate Chris Morris, who took the loss – on five hits, and seeing his ERA spike to 3.12.

Posted in College Sports, On the Diamond | Leave a comment

From volleyball…..

News also from volleyball this morning.

Action is underway in Dallas at the Lone Star national qualifier tournament for five teams from the Bellevue-based Northwest Juniors’ program with Valley athletes.

It was a mixed bag on day one yesterday. Two of the NWJ U-16 teams featuring Cedarcrest High School players started out best among the delegation of local players’ teams. The UnderArmour Black, with Red Wolves Katie Faccone and Nicole Vanderwal, and the UnderArmour Grey, with CHS’ Selah Kuiken, both won two of three matches yesterday against a national field that largely includes teams from Texas. Other NWJ teams featuring Mount Si High School athletes struggled yesterday, with those squads going a combined 1-8. Those teams feature Wildcats Bre Fitzgerald, Megan Underbrink, Megan Simpson, Lexi Niehaus, Lizzie Belceto, Chloe Stewart and Emily Dann.

Action in the event continues through tomorrow with none of the teams expected to earn trips to the USA Volleyball Nationals in Detroit this summer.

Meanwhile, action is underway in both Las Vegas and Reno today in the first day of two other national qualifier tournaments, both of which have Valley athletes participating.

Cedarcrest’s Ava Mundy and her NWJ 15’s squad is at the No Dinx event in Reno; that team is coached by CHS grad Kendall Koch. Mount Si’s Hayley West and her Puget Sound Volleyball Academy 17’s team is in Vegas at the tournament there. We’ll keep you posted on those results as well for you here.

Posted in Volleyball | Leave a comment

Mount Si boys soccer falls on road, plus a potentially emotional night on tap for a Valley soccer pro

Mount Si High School’s boys’ soccer team took a tough loss on the road Thursday at Inglemoor. The Wildcats could not hold a halftime lead and fell to the Vikings 3-1.

Coach Darren Brown was not pleased to say the least. “After we got scored on just a minute into the second half, we started to mirror Inglemoor’s play which cost us dearly. The momentum swung over to our opponent’s advantage and we disregarded our game plan after that,” he said in comments on the team’s Facebook page. “There was way too much dribbling in the defensive third and in the midfield which killed any kind of attack we had going forward.”

The coach had this message for the team. “Leadership has to be present on the field and not always come from my assistant coach (Ben Tomlisson) and me. Communication is vital at this stage of competition and must get better. We have two important weeks ahead of us and these small things are what matter most,” Brown said.

Mount Si hosts Bothell tonight at 8:00 in a later start set up this way to accommodate the stadium’s usage for this afternoon’s Mount Si Invitational track and field meet. Fans are advised to park in the gravel student parking lot at the south end of the campus as parking in the main lot closest to the stadium will be limited due to continuing construction (if you were at the Issaquah game last week, you know what we are talking about).

Stanton set to face former teammates for first time tonight: It could be a bit of an emotional night for North Bend pro women’s soccer star Nikki Stanton. The Chicago Red Stars midfielder, a 2008 Mount Si HS grad, is set to face her former Sky Blue FC teammates for the first time tonight since the New York/New Jersey-based team traded Stanton in the offseason in what became the first-ever trade of a MSHS grad in professional sports.

Chicago hosts Sky Blue in the National Women’s Soccer League contest at Toyota Park in suburban Chicago with a kickoff of 5:00 p.m. our time. Those of you who have the go90 app on your phones will be able to see it there.

Chicago is coming off a 3-0 win on Wednesday over Houston for their second straight win in as many games. Stanton started for the Red Stars and worked the full 90 with no stats of note.
Should be an interesting night and we’ll let you know more later.

Posted in Soccer | Leave a comment

MSHS baseball’s playoff hopes temporarily stopped with loss at Inglemoor, while CHS falls at ATM…and the scores from the diamond…..

Time for baseball now. Mount Si’s push for the postseason was slowed a bit last night, as they fell to the Inglemoor Vikings in the third game in three days for the Wildcats. Inglemoor scored three sixth-inning runs to help hand Mount Si the 5-4 loss.

Cole Bostwick doubled, scored a run and drove another in for the Wildcats, while for the Vikings, Mitch Malsam had a hit and drove in two leading the black and gold.

The Vikings scored twice in the third to take an early 2-0 lead. A pair of walks with the bases loaded by Mount Si starter Tank Brewster – to Teddy Bishop and Eunsang Yu – scored runners Sam Hollenebck and Jacob Liedle to open the scoring in the contest.

Logan VanCampen doubled to open the fifth-inning onslaught for the Wildcats, in which they ended up scoring three runs to take the lead themselves. After Michael Collins singled and Will Scott flew out for the first out of the frame, Bostwick’s double scored VanCampen to put Mount Si on the board. A Clayton Waltz groundout scored Collins to tie things. A balk was called on Inglemoor starting pitcher A.J. Baldwin by umpires with Bostwick on third base, allowing the Wildcat runner to score and take the lead.

The Vikings got three runs back in the sixth. Hansen hit a sacrifice fly out to center fielder Van Campen to score Sean Kauffman to tie things at 3-3, then Malsam’s single brought in Liedle and Hollenbeck giving Inglemoor the lead, as it turned out to stay.

Connor Baxter scored for Mount Si on a groundout by Trace Halvorson in the seventh, and that play allowed Bostwick to move into position 90 feet away from tying the game with two out. But Inglemoor reliever Brandon Fothergill bucked down and was able to strike out Mount Si’s Troy Baunsgard for the final out of the game as the Vikings’ playoff hopes continued to flicker on into next week with the win.

Baldwin allowed three runs on five hits in six innings of work, striking out one for the win, while Fothergill walked one and struck out one to get the save. Dusty Dover took the loss in relief, allowing two runs, one earned, on one hit in 2/3 inning.

Mount Si is at Newport Monday for a 5:00 p.m. first pitch as the Wildcats look to clinch a berth to the playoffs. As was the case last night, a win plus an Eastlake loss gets them in.

Mount Si JV’s win: Mount Si’s JV’s built an early lead, and held off the Vikings JV’s 4-1 last night in the junior varsity clash that preceded the varsity battle at Inglemoor High School. Parker Wutherich went 2-4 for Mount Si, and Austin Oberg went 1-3 with two RBI’s leading the Wildcats.

After Inglemoor scored a run in the first, Mount Si took the lead for good in the second. Oberg’s RBI single that scored Kevin Corder tied it, then a double steal, which included a steal of home by Connor Webb, gave the Wildcats the lead. Carson Doi was 2-3 with that first-inning run leading the Vikings, and Mount Si pitchers Cole Norah and Dawson Schneider did the rest, allowing combined five hits. Norah allowed a run on four of those hits in four innings, walking two and striking out five for the win, while Schneider allowed a hit and struck out two in three innings for the save.

Mount Si and Newport play Monday at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue.

CHS falls at Murphy
The Red Wolves started out strong but could not hold the lead and fell last night 6-2 to Archbishop Murphy at their campus in Mill Creek.

CHS opened the scoring in the first with a Jon Bell sacrifice fly that scored Tyler Gray to put the Red Wolves in front. A triple steal which included a steal of home by Aaron Davenport gave CHS their second run, but then it was all Murphy from there, as they took the lead in the third with two runs, then pulled away late to get the victory.

CHS with the loss dropped to 9-3 in Cascade Conference play, 11-5 overall, and rematches with the Wildcats on Monday, at Cedarcrest High School in Duvall, game time is 4:00 p.m.

Time for our high school and college scores. High school coverage today comes from Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store.

Kingco 4A: Eastlake 9, Issaquah 4 – As if the loss wasn’t bad enough for Mount Si, the Wolves also beat the Eagles at home in Sammamish preventing the Wildcats from pushing even closer to that playoff berth. Elston Miller led Eastlake, going 2-4 with a run scored and two RBI’s as the Wolves kept pace with Inglemoor a half-game back of the final Kingco playoff spot at 5-7 in conference. Issy remains tied with Mount Si at 8-5 in league for the third playoff berth, a half-game behind second-place Bothell for the final first-round bye. Cooper Thieme homered for the Eagles, and Derek Gellos went 2-3 with three RBI’s pacing Issy.

Kingco 4A: Skyline 12, Bothell 9 – The Spartans further muddled the Kingco playoff chase, scoring eight first inning runs then holding on for a win over the Cougars at Bothell High School. Will Simpson tripled and homered for Skyline, scoring twice and driving in three more runs, and Alex Brenner also tripled, and drove in three runs. Brody Ponti homered for Bothell and drove in three runs while Jacob Peoples doubled, tripled, scored a run and drove in four runs for the Blue Train.

Kingco 4A: Newport 10, North Creek 4 – The Knights took care of their own business last night, handling the last-place Jaguars on their home turf in north Bothell, and with the previously noted results found themselves in first place as a result. Jason Cobert went 2-4 with three RBI’s leading Newport, and Cy Nimmo doubled, scored twice and drove in two runs for the red and gold. John Tveit was 2-2 with a double and run scored pacing NC. Newport is now 9-4 in league, a half-game ahead of second place Bothell.

Cascade: Cedar Park Christian 3, King’s 0 – Brandon McClean pitched a three-hitter over 6 2/3 innings lifting the Eagles to the win over the Knights in Seattle. The CPC hurler walked four and struck out nine, with all three of the hits he allowed being to King’s Elisha Sergeant, who led the Knights with those three hits. McClean also, at the plate, walked three times and scored twice pacing CPC’s offense.

Cascade: Sultan 10, Granite Falls 3 – Erret Turner doubled, walked twice, scored twice and drove in two more runs for the Turks as they rolled to a win over the Tigers at home in Sultan. Alex Perigo also had a hit, run scored and two RBI’s for Sultan. Jack Gresli had a double as part of a two-hit effort leading Granite, and Trent Dykes also had two hits and a run scored for the Tigers.

Kingco 3A: Lake Washington 2, Juanita 0 – Michael Buchanan’s two-run homer in the seventh was the difference for the Kangs as they won a pitcher’s duel under the lights with their Kirkland city rivals downtown at Lee Johnson Field. Buchanan with that homer helped his pitching cause immensely, and he dominated on the mound, firing a two-hitter and striking out five. Jason Schroeder allowed a run on two hits in 6 2/3 innings for JHS, striking out 12.

Kingco 3A: Redmond 6, Bellevue 2 – The Mustangs handled the Wolverines under the lights at Hartman Park in Redmond. Bradley Cagle led Redmond, going 2-3 with two RBI’s and Trent Gertz led Bellevue, also going 2-3, but with a double, and two RBI’s. Nick Fazio paced the green and gold with a hit, run scored and two RBI’s, and Connor Barison pitched six strong innings for Redmond, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, walking two and striking out seven.

Kingco 3A: Interlake 3, Liberty 2 – The Saints survived a late Liberty rally to beat the Patriots in Renton. Matt Rice, Lucas Allen and Xavier Bellay all had two hits each pacing Interlake, with both Allen and Bellay driving in a run apiece. Jacob Thoresen doubled twice as part of a three-hit effort for the silver, blue and green, with a run scored, and Parker Coleman paced Liberty, going 4-4 with a run. Pitchers Nick Bentsen (Interlake) and Adam Morrison (Liberty) both went the distance for their respective teams, with Bentsen getting the win allowing two runs on nine hits, walking four and striking out two, and Morrison in a losing effort allowing three runs on nine hits, striking out one.

Kingco 3A: Mercer Island 14, Sammamish 3 – MI rolled to the mercy-rule win over the Totems at Sammamish High School in Bellevue. Will Mulflur homered for Mercer, and Greg Fuchs and Alex Shanks both had two hits and three RBI’s apiece pacing the Islanders. Noah Furstman went 2-2 to lead the Totems.

Wesco: Lynnwood 3, Stanwood 2 – Blake Tablazon broke a 2-2 tie in the seventh taking advantage of a Spartan error to score what turned out to be the game-winning run for the Royals as they took the victory. He finished 1-4 with his run scored while Blake Griffin led Lynnwood, going 2-3 with a double and two RBI’s. Preston Pierce and Brock Wilfong had a hit and run scored each for Stanwood.

Wesco: Snohomish 3, Shorecrest 1 – Chase Taylor went 2-3 for the Panthers as Snohomish won the low-scoring affair over the Scots at Shorecrest High School in Shoreline. Landon Strickland pitched five strong innings for the Panthers, allowing a run on seven hits, walking two and striking out two, while James Huffman went 3-4 with an RBI for Shorecrest. Gannon Dow added two hits, including a double, pacing the Scots.

Wesco: Marysville-Pilchuck 13, Meadowdale 7 – Jordan Luton powered Pilchuck to the win, going 3-4 with two doubles, a walk, two runs scored and five RBI’s as M-P won the slugfest over the Mavericks in Lynnwood. Colby Phelps went 2-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI’s for the Tomahawks, while Tom Dimmock had a pair of doubles to key a 3-4 performance for Meadowdale; he scored a run and drove in another.

Wesco: Edmonds-Woodway 11, Marysville-Getchell 1 – Julian Kodama doubled twice, scored three runs and drove in another for Ed-Wood as they rolled to the win over the Chargers at home in Edmonds. Jacob Kruse went the distance for Getchell in the mercy-rule shortened game (six innings), allowing a run on six hits, striking out one. Ryan King went 2-3 with an RBI for Getchell.

Wesco: Mountlake Terrace 11, Oak Harbor 0 – Kendall Yackley had quite the day for Mountlake. He hit two homers, including a grand slam, part of a three-hit effort that saw him drive in eight runs for the Hawks as they routed the Wildcats at home in Mountlake Terrace. Caleb Fitzgerald and Chase Ogden had a hit each to spark Oak Harbor’s offense. Yackley on the hill allowed two hits and struck out three over four innings to get the win for MLT.

Seattle U. 12, Texas Rio Grande Valley 8: The Redhawks won the slugfest with the visitors from south Texas at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Sophomore pitcher Alden Huschle, he of North Bend and a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, allowed two runs without a hit in 2/3 inning of relief for SU. He walked three and received no decision.

Mount Hood 3, Clark 2 (game one, doubleheader): Mount Hood took the first of two over their divisional rivals in Vancouver, WA. Freshman Carson Corra, from Ames Lake and a 2017 MSHS’er, was 0-3 with a walk and run scored for MHCC, a run that proved to be the game-winner in the fifth inning for Mount Hood.

Northern Colorado 13, New Mexico State 7: UNCo won the slugfest at home with the visiting Aggies. Senior Evan Johnson, from Snoqualmie and a 2014 MSHS alum, went 0-5 for UNCo in the contest as the team’s DH.

Washington State 12, Santa Clara 10: WSU won the opener of the non-conference weekend series in Pullman. Sophomore Isaac Mullins, from North Bend and a 2015 Mount Si HS grad, was dinged up a bit on the mound for WSU. He started the game and worked four innings, allowing nine runs, seven earned, on seven hits, walking one, striking out three and receiving no decision.

Gonzaga 6, San Francisco 0: GU took the opener of the weekend set in the Bay Area with the Dons. Junior Carson Breshears, he of North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si High School grad, was 1-2 with a run scored for GU.

Mount Hood 3, Clark 2 (game two, doubleheader): Corra was 1-2 with a run for Mount Hood as they beat Clark in the nightcap of two and swept the twinbill in southwest Washington.

Posted in College Sports, On the Diamond | Leave a comment