Salmon Creek Little League

11/12-year-old All-Stars State tournament update 7/28

Salmon Creek 2, Kent 13 (5 innings)

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11/12-year-old All-Stars State tournament update 7/27 by Kerry McGarry

Pasco 5, Salmon Creek 11

Salmon Creek Little League defeated Pasco this afternoon, 11 - 5. Pasco started the game with a first pitch homerun off Casey Morin. Morin then settled down and pitched 3 and 2/3 inning to record the win. Karter Graves hit a homerun in the first inning to tie the game in Salmon Creek's half of the first inning. Morin then pitched a perfect 2nd inning and Salmon Creek scored two runs in the bottom of the second when Josh Thompson hit a two-out single and then Liam Farrell hit an RBI double. Farrell then went on to score on a wild pitch to increase Salmon Creek's lead to 3 to 1. Pasco scored one run in the top of the third and Salmon Creek scored 5 in the bottom half with Farrell hitting another RBI double. Pasco scored 1 run in the 4th and 2 in the 5th as Farrell, Zeke Oien, Johnny Carter and Kevin Barth all combined the pitching duties to close out the game. Salmon Creek would go on to score three runs in the bottom of the 5th inning for a 11 - 5 victory. Next game is Thursday, 5:30 pm at Fort Vancouver Little League against Kent LL.

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11/12-year-old All-Stars State tournament update 7/26 by Kerry McGarry

Salmon Creek 0, Eastlake 10 (5 Innings)

Salmon Creek lost to Eastlake tonight 10 to 0. Salmon Creek managed just two hits, one by Koby Kimball and one by Alex McGarry, both singles. Eastlake simply hit the ball and Salmon Creek didn't. Alex McGarry got the loss on the mound. It was a pretty clean game with very few errors. Next game Wednesday at 3 pm vs. Pasco in a loser out game.

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11/12-year-old All-Stars State tournament update 7/24 by Kerry McGarry

South Spokane 3, Salmon Creek 11

Salmon Creek 11/12's defeated South Spokane, 11 - 3 tonight. Koby Kimball lead the way offensively for Salmon Creek and was a triple short of hitting for the cycle. Koby also had 4 RBI. Brody Barnum had a 2-run homerun and 2 singles, Karter Graves also had a solo homerun and a single. From the mound, Johnny Carter, Casey Morin and Alex McGarry only gave up 4 hits. Next game on Tuesday night at 5 against Eastlake. Please come out to support the boys! Go Creek!

"Little League: Twin two-run shots lift Salmon Creek"
Salmon Creek story in the Columbian

9/10-year-old All-Stars State tourney update 7/21 by John Aarhus

Pacific 6, Salmon Creek 0

The 9/10 Year-Old All-Stars' incredible journey ended this evening with their loss to Pacific Little League (6-0). Salmon Creek ended their season tying for 7th place in the Washington State Tournament. Not bad boys! You should be proud…

The game turned out to be a great pitcher's duel, with both starting pitchers throwing their maximum allowable number of pitches. The SCLL batters knew coming into the game that they were going to face a top notch pitcher. Pacific's pitcher (Zachary Cox) did not disappoint. He threw 5 1/3 innings, allowing 0 runs on 1 hit, 8 Ks, 3 BBs, and allowing 5 total runners to reach base. At the same time, our own Isaiah Rupp had a pretty good game himself. He threw 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs on 3 hits, 4 Ks, 4 BBs, and allowing 8 total runners to reach base.

The game was tied 0-0 after the first inning with both teams showing crisp defense and pitching. Pacific started the second inning with a couple of back-to-back base hits. After a couple walks and a deep sacrifice fly ball to center field, the score was 3-0 after the second. SCLL threatened in the fourth inning with bases loaded and one out, but they weren't able to convert anything and ended the inning stranding three runners. In the top of the sixth, Pacific put together two more hits and two walks, and SCLL found themselves down 6-0 at the bottom of the sixth. Pacific went on to retire 3 of 4 batters (allowing one walk), and the game was over.

I was proud of how the boys handled themselves after the loss. They lost with class, didn't complain, held their heads high, had great attitudes, and were seen minutes after the game joking/playing around as a team and taking time to embrace the experience. It was priceless, and helped me keep things in perspective.

On the brighter side, it looks like I'm free Sunday afternoon to watch the 11/12 boys continue their journey! Go Creek!!! Win or lose, make us proud…

SCLL: 0 runs, 1 hit (Derek Lewis), 8 Ks, 4 BBs, 5 runners left on base.

Pacific: 6 runs, 5 hits, 6 Ks, 7 BBs, 8 runners left on base.

9/10-year-old All-Stars State tourney update 7/18

Walla Walla 2, Salmon Creek 12

SCLL 9/10 All-star update - Game 3:

ROCK ON CREEK!!! Our boys did it again... beating Walla Walla tonight 12-2 in 4 innings. The boys were amazing... and put on quite a show. Carter Sutton started off the highlight show with a phenomenal catch at first base usually only seen on ESPN! That got the team rockin', and it hit a crescendo when Ashton Schmidt crushed a GRAND SLAM HOME RUN to break the game wide open.

Highlights from game 3:

SCLL: 12 runs, 10 hits, 9 walks, 1k.

WW: 2 runs, 4 hits, 2 walks, 4 ks.

Hitting: Ashton Schmidt (1-3, grand slam, 5 rbi's), Derek Lewis (2-3, 2 runs), Carter Sutton (2-3), Hunter Aarhus (2-2, 2 runs), Braden Aspon (1-1, double, 2 walks).

Winning pitching: Jacob Dixon: - 2 runs, 4 hits, 0 walks, 4 k's

Next game: Thursday 7/21, 6pm, versus District 1 Pacific

John Aarhus reporting

Tournament bracket

9/10-year-old All-Stars State tourney update 7/17

Sedro Wooley 3, Salmon Creek 17

9/10 All-Star Update - Game #2: Sedro Wooley.

Wow! What a difference a day makes... The 9/10 All-Stars beat Sedro Wooley today 17-3!!! Great job boys!

SCLL had 18 hits, 8 walks, 2 Ks, and left 10 runners on base.

Sedro had 5 hits, 5 walks, 6 Ks, and left 6 runners on base.

...Leading the way on the offensive attack was Ashton Schmidt who went 4/5, with 2 doubles, 4 runs, and 5 RBIs. Other contributors included Isaiah Rupp (3/4, 4 runs), Jacob Dixon (2/2, 3 runs, 3 BBs), Derek Lewis (3/4, 1 run), and Braden Aspon (2/4).

Pitching for SCLL today was Braden Aspon, Derek Lewis, Cooper Barnum, and Isaiah Lamont. (It was an attack of the 9 yr/olds!!) Great job kids... ;)

Walla-Walla is our next opponent. We face them tomorrow (Monday) at 6:00pm. Wish them luck!!!

by John Aarhus



11/12-year-old All-Stars are District 6 Champions!

State Tourney starts 7/23

Photo courtesy Cherie Barth

The Report for the Championship Series:

The first game went to Hazel Dell Little League as Dakota Mason pitched an outstanding game, throwing a one hit shut-out. Hazel Dell took that game 16 - 0. Nothing like a good shellacking to get you motivated for a second game. Alex McGarry and Casey Morin combined for 6 strike-outs and gave up only 6 hits from the mound. Alex McGarry, Koby Kimball, and Casey Morin each hit two singles, Johnny Carter hit a double, and Karter Graves hit a devastating homerun to lead SCLL to a 9 - 4 victory over HDLL. State Tournament will be held at Fort Vancouver Field across from Hudson's Bay. First game for SCLL will be 5 pm on Sunday the 24th. Please come out and cheer loudly for SCLL! - Kerry McGarry

11/12 All-Star game recap, 7/12/2011 edition, by Kerry McGarry

Hazel Dell 1, Salmon Creek 4

Johnny Carter pitched out of his mind tonight as SCLL defeated Hazel Dell Little League 4 to 1 in one of the best Little League games played. Hazel Dell pitchers pitched well and allowed only 4 runs. Both teams played fantastic defense! Johnny struck out 8, walked two and gave up only 1 hit. Brody Barnum made two excellent catches in right field. Alex McGarry was 3 for 4 with a double, Karter Graves had three singles with an RBI, Koby Kimball also had an RBI single and Casey Morin had a double and scored on a passed ball.



9/10-year-old All-Stars are District 6 Champions!

Next stop, WA State Tournament

Photo courtsey Casey Filburn

11/12 All-Star game recap, 7/10/2011 edition, by Kerry McGarry

Ridgefield 5, Salmon Creek 15

SCLL qualifies for tourney play as they beat Ridgefield 15 to 5 today. Koby Kimball lead the way with two doubles and a single with 5 RBI to lead the offensive charge. Dylan Bartos and Johnny Carter hit 2-run and 3-run homeruns respectively. Casey Morin and Liam Farrell pitched well for SCLL. Next game Tuesday at 8 pm for the season long wait to challenge Hazel Dell. Please come out to H.B. Fuller Park to support SCLL. Cheer loudly!

11/12 All-Star game recap, 7/9/2011 edition, by Kerry McGarry

Lewis River 7, Salmon Creek 2

11/12 All Stars lose game 3 7-2 to Lewis River. Update from Field Reporter Kerry McGarry - Tough loss today for SCLL 11/12 year-olds. The game started well with Alex McGarry leading off with a monster shot over the centerfield fence, Karter Graves followed with a double, Casey Morin reached on an error. Casey scored on a passed ball and that was the last run SCLL would score. The bats turned to ice as SCLL only had two runners on base the rest of the game. Defensively, SCLL uncharacteristically threw the ball around the field and had several pass balls. The pitchers, Karter Graves, Alex McGarry, and Johnny Carter combined for 12 strike-outs. Next game Sunday at 1 pm vs. Ridgefield in the last pool-play game.

11/12 All-Star game recap, 7/7/2011 edition, by Kerry McGarry

Salmon Creek 10, Kalama 0

Quick summary of the 11/12's game. Brody Barnum broke the ice with a two-run shot over the center field fence. Zeke Oein slammed the very next pitch up against the fence for a double. Alex McGarry followed the next inning with a bases loaded triple and Casey Morin ended the game with a game ending single to right field for the 10th run. Karter Graves and Dylan Bartos each both had two singles to help the cause and Koby Kimball hit a nice shot down the left field line for a double. Alex McGarry and Karter Graves combined for 10 strike-outs on the hill in a 5-inning shortened game.

Brackets and game dates

Some scores and information can be found on the District web site

11-12 Schedule

Pool Play
Final Four
Final Four Dates

10-11 Schedule


9-10 Schedule

Pool Play
Final Four
Final Four Dates

Junior Schedule


Senior Schedule


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2011 All-Star teams

11/12 All-Stars

Brody Barnum, Kevin Barth, Dylan Bartos, Johnny Carter, Liam Farrell, Karter Graves, Koby Kimball, Alex McGarry, Casey Morin, Zeke Oien, Josh Thompson. Manager: Steve McGarry, Coach: Dan Beitey, Coach: Randy Graves.

10/11 All-Stars

Ethan Carroll, Andrew Garcia, Carter Hill, Zachary Juenger, Jason Kulju, Brent Monahan, Nicholas Oien, Max Rose, Griffin Sissel, Cameron Yount, Jayden Beitey. Manager: Cliff Yount, Coach: Brad Hill, Coach: Mark Sissel.

9/10 All-Stars

Hunter Aarhus, Bradley Antal, Braden Aspon, Cooper Barnum, Tyler DeJong, Jacob Dixon, Isaiah Lamont, Derek Lewis, Isaiah Rupp, Ashton Schmidt, Carter Sutton. Manager: Troy Schmidt, Coach: John Aarhus, Coach: Scott Lewis.