Mount Si baseball, JV split at Woodinville, and a load of baseball cuts on this Saturday morning…..

Good Saturday morning. A lot to get to this morning. Diamond cuts and we start with baseball.

Mount Si High School’s baseball team appears to be righting the ship at the right time. They scored their second straight Kingco win last night, doubling up the Woodinville Falcons 4-2 at Woodinville High School.

Trace Halvorson tripled, part of a 2-4 effort that also saw him score a run, pacing the Wildcats. But it was Harrison Clark that did the most damage, and he kicked things off right away. He doubled to score Halvorson in the first opening the scoring for Mount Si, who scored again in the second, with Frankie Cepeda coming across the plate as the result of a wild pitch from Woodinville. Clark led the Wildcats, going 3-4 with two doubles, a run scored and RBI.

Mount Si manufactured a run blue-collar style in the fourth. After Chris Wilson was hit by a pitch, Austin Oberg was brought in as a so-called “courtesy runner” to run the bases (those runners are allowed to fill in for pitchers or catchers who make base), Jack Gardner successfully sacrifice-bunted Oberg to second base, then after the runner advanced to third on a passed ball by Woodinville, he scored on a sacrifice fly by Jack Mardon. Clark closed out the scoring for Mount Si in the fifth, scoring on a passed ball. The Falcons rallied in their half of that frame, with Trent Boyd singling to score Jared Gee and Connot Beatty, but Woody got no closer as Wildcat reliever Turner McCutchan made his way through the Falcon lineup down the stretch to slam the door shut.

McCutchan allowed five hits in 2 1/3 innings of relief for the save of the start from Cole Bostwick, and the Wildcat two-sport athlete delivered in his outing. Bostwick, a senior, pitched the opening 4 2/3 innings, allowing the two runs on four hits, striking out six for his first win of the season. He is also part of the Mount Si boys’ golf team that learned Monday it had been awarded a berth to the state high school 4A boys’ golf tournament in May.

Boyd’s two-RBI single paced Woodinville, but Gee, Justice Dillman, and Nathan Mouhanna all had two hits each for the Falcons.

The Wildcats host Issaquah Monday night at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

Wildcat JV blows late lead, falls in extras: Mount Si’s JV could not close out a win, blowing a 4-2 lead allowing two runs in the seventh to force extras, then won it in walk-off fashion on a Mount Si error during a double-steal attempt in the bottom of the eighth 5-4.

Anthony Gilden went 1-4 with two RBI’s to pace Mount Si, while Gage Bruce went 2-3 with a run scored and RBI to lead the Falcons. The Wildcats are at Issaquah Monday for a 4:00 p.m. first pitch.

High School
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Kingco 4A: Eastlake 7, North Creek 3 – Carson Davis went 2-4 with a triple and two runs scored for the Wolves, who overcame a three-run North Creek second frame to take this one at home under the lights on the Sammamish Plateau last night. Michael Fouch, Jr. led the Jags, going 2-3 with a run scored. Matt Thompson, despite allowing those three runs in the second, pitched one-hit ball over five innings for the Wolves to get the win on the hill. He struck out three.

Kingco 4A: Redmond 5, Bothell 1 – Spencer Umeyatsu’s homer and three RBI’s powered the Mustangs over the Cougars last night at Hartman Park in Redmond. Yui Suzuki went 3-3 with two runs scored and an RBI as well for Redmond. Josh Davis’ homer accounted for the Bothell offense. Shane Melrose allowed that one run on just four hits over five innings, striking out six, to get the win on the mound for the Mustangs.

Kingco 4A: Inglemoor 5, Issaquah 2 – Sean Kauffman homered and Eunsang Yu went 3-3 with an RBI as the Vikings held off the Eagles last night under the lights at home in Kenmore. Sean Mulcare tripled as part of a 2-4 effort for the black and gold, scoring twice, and Kolby Solomon also tripled as part of a 2-4 effort, with a run scored and RBI. Lucas Senatore and Tyler Reese each had a hit and run scored apiece to lead Issy.

Kingco 4A: Newport, Skyline end in draw – The Knights and Spartans finished 8 1/2 innings in a 3-3 tie last night at Bob Albo Field on the Newport campus in Bellevue but ran out of light down there. They’ll finish this up when they play again at Skyline April 12. Cole Hinkleman went 2-2 for Skyline with an RBI while Kaiya Saito went 1-4 with a run scored for Newport.

Kingco 3A: Lake Washington 11, Juanita 4 – It was baseball night in downtown Kirkland last night as the Kangs won round one of the Kirkland city rivalry series under the lights at Lee Johnson Field. I-ly Hsue doubled twice for L-Dub, scoring a pair of runs and driving in three more, and Jesus Vizcarra also doubled, driving in three runs. Tyce Peterson and Kyle Fukutomi both went 2-4 with a run scored to lead the Rebels. Among Peterson’s hits was a double.

Wesco 3A: Marysville-Pilchuck 15, Stanwood 0 – Jordan Justice homered as part of a 3-3 effort, scoring four runs and driving in four more as the Tomahawks held the Spartans to one hit – that from Chase Larkin. Treven Southard paced M-P, going 3-4 with two runs scored and three RBI’s.

Kingco 3A: Interlake 7, Liberty 5 – The Patriots stormed back in the seventh, scoring four times, but fell short against the Saints in Bellevue. Charlie Galanti homered for Interlake, scoring two runs and driving in a third. Seth Ryberg homered for Liberty, scoring twice and driving in two more runs. Dylan Alexander went 3-4 with a double and two RBI’s also pacing the Saints.

Wesco 3A/4A: Lynnwood 7, Kamiak 4 – Gabe Newson went 2-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for the 3A’s Royals as they won the Wesco cross-class battle with the Knights at home in Lynnwood. Andrew Moore and Damon Crouse were among the players with a hit and RBI apiece to pace 4A Kamiak. Carson Speegle pitched five solid innings for the Royals, allowing a run on two hits with six strikeouts to get the win on the mound.

Wesco 3A: Snohomish 14, Marysville-Getchell 8 – The Panthers appeared to put this one away early yesterday up in Marysville, scoring 11 runs over the first two innings, but Getchell delivered a six-run fourth to make things a little closer in the end. SHS did hold on though, led by Sam Stayner, who homered and drove in two runs. Davis Buckner paced the Panthers, with two triples, a run scored and two RBI’s. Josiah Koelmier went 2-4 with three RBI’s aiding Getchell’s efforts.

North Sound: Friday Harbor 10, Sultan 0 – The long trip for the Turks proved to be unfruitful, as they were held to one hit in the loss up in the San Juans. Kobe Koehler had the lone hit for Sultan.

Wesco 4A/3A: Cascade 13, Meadowdale 2 – The Bruins handled the Mavericks at home in Everett in the Wesco cross-class battle aided by Ben Hansen, who tripled as part of a two-hit effort and scored a run, and Jacob Sesso, who went 2-3 with a double, walk, two runs scored and an RBI. Parker Cumberland led Meadowdale going 1-2 with a double and run scored.

Wesco 4A/3A: Monroe 5, Shorecrest 0 – Pitchers Ryan Lynch, Chase Sager and Brady Hinkley combined on a one-hitter, striking out a total of 10 hitters, for the Bearcats as they took the Wesco cross-class clash in Shoreline. Andrew Haight went 1-2 with a run scored and two RBI’s for Monroe, while Miles Iverson had the lone hit for Shorecrest.

Kingco 3A: Mercer Island 11, Sammamish 0 – Pitchers Nate Wenzel, Governor AuFranc and Rohan Tatum combined on a one-hitter, striking out a total of eight hitters, for the Islanders as they rolled over the Totems in Bellevue. Teague Conder doubled and drove in two runs for MI, while Michael Graham had the lone hit for Sammamish.

Wesco 3A: Arlington 17, Everett 4 – Arlington scored 14 runs, yes 14 runs, in the first inning and took care of this one in quick fashion at home over the visiting Seagulls. Camdon Anderson and Jack Sheward both doubled, scored twice and drove in three runs apiece for the Eagles, while Aaron Robertson led Everett, going 2-3 with a double, run scored and three more driven in.

Kingco 3A: Mountain View (Vancouver) 3, Bellevue 0 – The Wolverines headed down I-5 to southwest Washington’s Clark County, but forgot the bats, as Mountain View pitcher Trevor Milton two-hit Bellevue in the shutout win. He went the distance striking out five and was aided offensively by Gavin Tronto, who tripled, scored a run and drove in another. Trent Gertz and Cameron Kato both had a hit each for the Wolverines.

Wesco 4A/3A: Jackson 12, Mountlake Terrace 1 – Kyle Serres homered and drove in four for the Timberwolves as the Wesco 4A squad beat their 2A/3A counterparts in Mountlake Terrace. Case Matter added a 2-3 effort with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for Jackson. Ryan Cacatian led Mountlake, going 2-3 with a double and run scored.

College
Bellevue (NE) 10, Mayville State 0 (game one, tripleheader): It was a long day for the Bruins yesterday on neutral soil in Joplin, MO, as they played three games in a row, the first of which went in their favor backed by Duvall’s Cody Banks, who went 3-4 with a run scored and RBI.

Seattle U. 8, Utah Valley 5: The Redhawks handled things last night at home in Bellevue. Junior Alden Huschle pitched for SU in the contest; the North Bend product, a 2016 Mount Si HS grad, pitched two-thirds of an inning walking one and receiving no decision.

Bellevue (NE) 6, Mayville State 3 (game two, tripleheader): Banks continued in the middle game of the three-some, going 2-3 with a double, run scored and RBI as BU took the game. He is a junior and 2016 Cedarcrest HS grad.

Pepperdine 4, Gonzaga 2: The Waves doubled up the Bulldogs last night down in southern California in the opener of a WCC weekend set. Freshman Mason Marenco, from North Bend, went 1-4 for GU in his return after being out with a injury for the past week and a half. Fellow Valleyite Carson Breshears did not see action for the Bulldogs. He is also from North Bend. Both players are Mount Si HS grads.

Bellevue (NE) 11, Mayville State 0 (game three, tripleheader): An impressive feat to say the least for the Bruins – play three, win all three. They swept the tripleheader with the nightcap win, and Banks contributed again, going 1-2 with a run scored.

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SVSJ preview: Mount Si High’s girls’ golf team already 3-0 on the season, and aided by influx of freshmen, including well-known sister of recent Wildcat girls’ golf great, could contend for league and maybe state titles

EDITOR’S NOTE: We finally wrap up our spring sports previews this morning with a long-anticipated look at Mount Si High School’s girls’ golf team.

Mount Si High School’s girls’ golf team has gotten out to a strong start this season. They are 3-0 after wins this week against Skyline and Inglemoor (more on those later) after opening the season with a win last week over Woodinville.

The Wildcat team is looking real strong this season largely due to an influx of excellent freshmen, led by a player who is no stranger to followers of youth golf locally.

Kasey Maralack, sister of recent Mount Si grad – and former Wildcat girls’ golf star – Caitlin Maralack, now a junior playing golf for the women’s team at the University of Hartford in Connecticut, leads the talented freshman class. She earned medalist honors for low score of the match in her first-ever high school match, the win over the Falcons last week. Maralack is looking forward to continuing her growth in the sport with the Wildcat high school girls’ program. “I’m just really excited just to start high school golf, because it’s really fun to be part of a team so I think it’s not really about what I want to prove but to just kind of do my best and enjoy being out here with all these amazing people,” she said.

Head coach Steve Botulinski is also back for another season; he has coached the team for the past three or four and is excited also about the freshman group. “The freshmen we do have out here have obviously trained themselves well as (junior golfers),” Botulinski said. “They came in more prepared to play than most freshmen do typically.”

With all these newcomers means additional responsibility for the team’s older players. Co-captain Annie Burns is a senior this year and she’s ready to help fulfill her role. “For me, it’s just about keeping a really nice environment so the freshmen feel welcome into our team,” Burns said. She is looking forward to her next adventure, which will be at the University of Idaho. She plans on majoring in geology and may also get additional degrees while over in Moscow, ID, at the campus there the next four years. She’s also thinking about walking on and playing for the Vandals. “I really do want to play and continue playing golf because it’s just such an important part of my life,” she said. Were she to walk on and succeed there, she’d join Caitlin Maralack and Katie Somers as Mount Si girls’ golf grads to play at the NCAA Division I level; Somers, who graduated about 10 years ago, played for Boise State following her graduation from Mount Si.

Burns’ co-captain is junior Tori Berger, and she, too, is happy to see all the new faces. “It’s just exciting to have so many young people come in and want to play golf,” Berger said.

A 3-0 start that was headlined by their win over the Spartans on Tuesday does put Mount Si already into the league title discussion. While there’s still plenty of season left to go, look for the Wildcats, Eastlake, Issaquah and Redmond at this point to be the contenders for the title and the three state berths that will be available to Kingco teams this spring. With Maralack and a lot of the younger kids knowing their way around the course at a high level, it’s a good bet to expect that if the Wildcats are able to make it to state as a team, they’ll be a contender for a state title. Botulinski, though, is more modest in the approach.

“We’re just going to take it a match at a time,” he said. “(If) we keep making consistent improvement, like we do typically every year towards the end of the year, we’ll have a good shot.”

As noted already, part of what makes the freshmen class so strong is their background in junior golf. The Washington Junior Golf Association runs tournaments throughout the state primarily in the summer months, and players such as Maralack are veterans of that circuit. Botulinski has advice for local families wanting to get their kids involved in golf. “To play at that level, it’s a year-round commitment. You’ve got to be involved with lots of different people; it’s not just the high school program,” he said. But he also noted some advantages for girls who come and play on the high school team. “They get to come out in the spring and be a part of a team which is a cool thing, ‘cause that’s what the next level looks like collegiately,” the coach said.

The February snow forced the closure of Mount Si Golf Course in Snoqualmie, the program’s home course; it resulted in their practices being altered a bit – they shifted down to Fall City’s Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course for those – but Mount Si has now re-opened and the Wildcat season is expected to continue un-interrupted moving forward. Home matches are at MSGC and the first of those was on Tuesday when they beat Skyline. They are home both next Tuesday and Thursday then will be away until April 18.

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Friday diamond cuts…..Mount Si “C” bats run into tough Issy pitching trio in loss

Good Friday morning. Diamond cuts and we start in baseball.

Issaquah pitchers Dominic Giustino, Joey Wilner and Jonah Turner combined to shut down the vaunted Mount Si “C”-team baseball’s offense yesterday, and their efforts helped the Eagle “C” squad blow out the Wildcats at home in the Issaquah Highlands.

The three allowed a total of three runs, just one earned, on only five hits, striking out six as Issy rolled to the 9-3 win. Giustino helped himself offensively as well, going 2-3 with a double, walk, two runs scored and an RBI as the Eagles scored seven runs in the fifth to put this one away.

Luke Richter went 2-3 to lead Mount Si. They host Skyline on Monday weather permitting at Si View Park in North Bend. Game time is 4:00 p.m.

College news now.

Cedarcrest High grad delivers for Crown as they wrap up season-opening trip to Florida
The baseball team at Minnesota’s Crown College has spent the past couple of weeks in Florida starting up their season, and a Valley player has been a key presence throughout the trip.

Junior Levi Knott, a 2016 Cedarcrest High School grad, is a starting outfielder for CC, an NCAA Division III school, and he played a big role in games the past two days that wrapped up their time in warm sunshine down in the Sunshine State.

Knott factors into Crown twinbill sweep: Crown swept two from opposing – and winless – D’Youville College on Wednesday, winning the opener 5-4 before really pouring it on in the nightcap, taking that game 22-0. Knott played in both of the games and contributed in both as well, going 1-4 with a run scored in the opener before going 3-3 in the nightcap with two runs scored and two RBI’s.

Yesterday: The Duvall product went 0-4 but did score his team’s lone run yesterday as they fell 8-1 to Indiana’s Anderson College.

He is primarily playing in right field this season for Crown, after spending the past couple of seasons as a utilityman, both in the field and as a pitcher. Crown finished the trip with a 3-6 overall record and is back in Minnesota this morning. They play tomorrow against Northwestern College of Minnesota. They’ll open their home schedule April 2.

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Wesco/Kingco 3A baseball: Mountlake Terrace 11, Interlake 1 – A dominant effort by Jesse Martineau and Ryan Cacatian on the hill led the Wesco’s Hawks to the run-rule win at home last night in Mountlake Terrace. The pair combined to allow just one run on two hits total, striking out a total of five, and Cacatian aided the cause himself offensively, leading Mountlake going 3-3 with two runs scored and three RBI’s. Matt Rice led the Kingco’s Saints, going 1-2 with a run scored.

Kingco 3A softball: Bellevue 23, Kentlake 5 – Claire Seats homered as part of a four-hit night, driving in four runs, as the Wolverines put the offense on high octane and cruised to a win over the NPSL’s Falcons in Covington. Kelly Treves added a 3-3 effort with four runs scored and three RBI’s, while Montana Jones tripled twice and drove in two runs. Page Yandell doubled and scored a run for Kentlake.

Wesco 3A/4A baseball: Shorewood 11, Kamiak 2 – The T-birds rolled at home in Shoreline behind Bryce Lindberg, who went 3-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI. Kevin Hirohata went 2-2 with two RBI’s as well as Shorewood seems to have celebrated the great news surrounding famous baseball alum Blake Snell, who signed a new five-year contract yesterday to continue playing professionally for the Tampa Bay Rays, in style in a big way yesterday. Wes Garrett and Nick Laman both had a hit and RBI for the Knights leading their efforts.

Kingco 3A softball: Liberty 12, Bellevue Christian 11 – Maddie Parrish singled to score Jenna Stanley with the winning run in the eighth as the Patriots ended their three-game losing streak in dramatic fashion with the win at home in Renton yesterday. Lauren Collins homered and drove in five runs for Liberty while Holly Darrow homered for BCS as part of a 3-4 effort, scoring four runs and driving in three more.

Ex-Wildcat baseball player contributes to MI JV team blowout win: Former Mount Si baseball player Mason Gronewald delivered on Wednesday for Mercer Island High School’s junior varsity baseball team as they blasted Kentlake High School’s JV’s in a non-conference game at Island Crest Park.

Gronewald went 1-2 but also walked, scored two runs and drove in two more for the Islanders in the 23-0 rout of the Falcons. The sophomore is in his first season with Mercer, having transferred from Mount Si this past offseason to MIHS. He played for the Wildcat “C” team last spring.

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Mount Si baseball wins first game for new coach Lutz, plus other baseball this morning….

Time for some baseball.

Spencer Marenco led the way for the Mount Si High School varsity as he tripled, part of a 2-3 effort that saw him drive in four runs, as the Wildcats won their first game of the Brent Lutz era as coach holding off North Creek 9-6 last night under the lights at North Creek High School in Snohomish County. Trace Halvorson also went 2-3 with a triple, three runs scored and an RBI to pace Mount Si.

The Wildcats opened the scoring with three runs in the second. The key hit in the frame was a Marenco single that scored Halvorson and Jack Mardon. After the Jaguars responded with a run in the bottom of that frame, Halvorson’s triple scored Mardon in the fourth, part of a two-run frame that kept Mount Si in front.

The Wildcats scored three more runs in the sixth and another one in the seventh, and appeared safe for a win before the Jaguars attempted a rally. They were helped by major struggles from Mount Si reliever Frankie Cepeda. Cepeda, who came in replacing starter Levi Jorgensen, loaded the bases in the bottom of that frame and proceeded to allow all three North Creek runs to score by way of wild pitches before he was lifted in favor of teammate Parker Wutherich, who promptly then slammed the door shut, allowing just one hit in four batters faced, with a strikeout, to secure the win and earn himself a save.

Jorgensen for his part did well, allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits in 5 1/3 strong innings of work. He walked one and struck out one to get the win on the mound.

Jon Cohen went 3-4 with two runs scored leading the Jaguars. Mount Si is at Woodinville tomorrow night for a 7:00 p.m. first pitch at Woodinville High School.

Wildcat JV’s also win: Andrew Edson went 4-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, and Anthony Gilden tripled and drove in three runs helping Mount Si’s JV pound out a 7-3 win over North Creek last night at Bannerwood Park in Bellevue. Pitcher Tyler Disch allowed two hits and struck out four in three innings to get the win on the hill for the Wildcats.

Mount Si broke out in the third, with a five-run inning that was keyed by that three-RBI Gilden triple that came with the bases loaded. Scoring on the hit were Edson, Hayden Weaver and Kevin Corder. The Wildcats then used solid pitching from Weaver and Lucas Costello in relief of Disch to get the job done.

Spencer Baek went 2-4 with two RBI’s to lead North Creek.

Mount Si is at Woodinville Friday for a 4:00 p.m. game at Woodinville High School.

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Kingco 4A: Issaquah 6, Woodinville 5 – Making more with less. If you’re Issy coach Rob Reese, that’s a lesson he can pass off on his players, who now know what that is all about after their win yesterday. The Eagles rallied for the victory at home in Issaquah despite just two hits, taking advantage of seven Falcon walks and five Woody errors to get things done. Lucas Senatore went 1-3 with two RBI’s leading Issy while Matt Kaiser went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI pacing the Falcons.

Kingco 4A: Eastlake 5, Bothell 2 – Jack Titus went 2-2 with two runs scored for Eastlake as the Wolves held off the Cougars under the lights last night in Bothell. Caden Baker went 2-4 with a double for the Blue Train. Calvin Kirchoff pitched six strong innings for Eastlake, allowing a run on four hits and striking out three. Josh Steckler struck out the lone hitter he faced in the seventh to earn the save for the Wolves.

Kingco 4A: Inglemoor 13, Newport 1 – This one proved to be surprisingly one-sided for the Vikings as they blasted the Knights in Bellevue. Eunsang Yu homered as part of a 2-3 effort for the black and gold, driving in four runs while scoring three more of his own, and Sean Mulcare went 2-2 with a double, two runs scored and four more driven in. Jason Cobert went 1-2 with a run scored to lead Newport.

Kingco 4A: Redmond 5, Skyline 4 – Redmond scored three runs in the sixth to rally from a 4-2 deficit and sink the Spartans on the Sammamish Plateau. Colin Curry went 2-3 with a run scored and RBI for the Mustangs while Yui Suzuki also had two hits and an RBI. Cole Fontenelle went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI for Skyline, and Alex Brenner added two hits as well, with a run scored.

Kingco 3A: Mercer Island 12, Kentlake 4 – Cole Miller homered and Max Tanzer went 2-3 with three RBI’s, both leading the Islanders to the home win under the lights last night at Island Crest Park on the island. Ryan Clasen doubled, scored a run and drove in another to lead the 4A Falcons, from Covington.

Kingco 3A: Liberty 8, Juanita 5 – The Patriots scored four runs in the third then held the Rebels at home in Renton for a Kingco 3A league win. Kai Alberghini tripled and scored a run for Liberty while Chase Archibald added a hit, run scored and three RBI’s to the winning Patriot efforts. Mason Quinn doubled twice and drove in a run for Juanita, and Tyce Peterson pitched in a 2-4 effort as well for the Rebels, scoring a run and driving in two more.

Wesco 3A: Ferndale 7, Oak Harbor 2 – Aidan Roddell went 2-3 with three RBI’s for Ferndale as they took care of the Wildcats at home in Whatcom County. Thomas Anderson homered for Oak Harbor. Geriean Hatchett pitched six innings for Ferndale, allowing two runs, one earned, on three hits, striking out eight, and got the win.

Wesco 3A: Marysville-Getchell 7, Snohomish 6 – The Koelmier’s – Josiah and Caleb – each had a double and drove in two runs (Josiah also scored one) to pace Getchell’s road win over the Panthers in Wesco 3A North action in Snohomish. Grady Kentch went 3-4 with a run scored and two RBI’s pacing the Panthers.

North Sound: Overlake/Bear Creek 4, King’s 3 – O/BC rallied from a 3-0 deficit with three runs in the fifth to tie it, then scored another run in the sixth to take command and go on for the victory against the Knights in Seattle. Jay Sivadas led the combined Redmond schools’ team, going 2-3 with a double, a run scored and RBI, while Isaac Hines led King’s, going 1-3 with a run scored.

North Sound: Unviersity Prep 23, Sultan 4 – Not a misprint, this is how it looked in the Sky Valley yesterday as U-Prep used a 10-run third to blow past the Turks. Jacob Fried paced U-Prep, going 2-2 with a walk, three runs scored and three RBI’s, and Keenan Van Deusen also had two hits, including a double, scoring three runs and driving in three more. Jack Hamilton doubled twice to lead Sultan, scoring a run and driving in three more.

Wesco 3A/4A: Shorecrest 12, Mariner 2 – The Scots blasted the Marauders in Everett with the help of Alex Culver, who had a hit and drove in three runs. Miles Iverson also had a hit, but scored two runs in addition to driving in three more for Shorecrest. Jacob Coelho went 2-4 with a run for Mariner, who fell to Cedarcrest on Tuesday.

Wesco 3A: Marysville-Pilchuck 9, Stanwood 5 – The Tomahawks downed the Spartans in Stanwood in Wesco 3A North action. Preston Pierce doubled and drove in a run for Stanwood in the contest.

Wesco 3A: Arlington 10, Everett 0 – Owen Bishop fired a three-hitter, striking out 11, as the Eagles handed the Seagulls a Wesco 3A North loss at home in Arlington. Andrew Smith powered Arlington, going 2-4 with a run scored and RBI, while for Everett, Caden Lockhart, Aaron Robertson and Ryan Tebatebai all had a hit each.

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Red Wolve softball rolls over arch-rivals, Wildcat ladies on other side of Kingco rout and the rest of the softball this morning…..

Good Thursday morning. A lot of diamond cuts this morning and we start with the ladies.

Cedarcrest High School’s softball team appears primed to hold their own in Wesco 2A/3A, if their game yesterday is any indication.

Allyson Smith homered as Cedarcrest put this one away with a six-run second as they routed longtime rival Archbishop Murphy 13-1 at home in Duvall yesterday. Smith finished 2-2 and she is among a number of freshmen who are making huge impacts to start the season for the Red Wolves, who, thanks to the infusion of freshman talent, appear to be in better position to contend in the conference than had been expected.

Jessi Polacek went 2-2 with two runs scored and two RBI’s and Katelynn Smith went 2-3 with a run scored and RBI. Michaela Carter worked four innings in the circle allowing just the one run on two hits, striking out four. Brooke Jordan was 1-2 with a double and run scored for Murphy.

Cedarcrest is at Monroe tomorrow night, then they’re at Lynden Saturday for a noon game with the Lions.

Errors doom Mount Si in loss
North Creek has a potent offense in Kingco 4A, meaning that you can’t give them extra chances to beat you. Well, Mount Si did just that last night, and the Jaguars took full advantage.

North Creek used a seven-run second inning and three Wildcat errors to run-rule Mount Si 13-2 in five innings last night up in Bothell. Madison Bonham and Vera Harrison both hit solo homers, but pitcher Delaney Edwards was unable to keep the Jaguar bats at bay, allowing all 13 runs, only seven of which were earned thanks to the errors. McKenna Fialdini went 3-3 with two doubles, three runs scored and two RBI’s for North Creek, and Carli Zanassi went 2-3 with a run scored and two RBI’s.

The Wildcats meet Woodinville at WHS tomorrow at 6:30. So the task gets no easier tomorrow that’s for sure.

Time now for the rest of our softball this morning, after the break. All of our coverage today is powered as always by Gamechanger and the Gamechanger app, available on Apple IPhones and IPads in their app store. Continue reading

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