North Bend player’s high school baseball career in question because of his participation in international event

We mentioned to you both yesterday and earlier today that four Valleyites are competing for the New Zealand national team in this weekend’s World Baseball Classic qualifiying tournament in Australia.

Well, for one of those players, it could come at the cost of his senior year of high school baseball. FOX Sports has a story on its website today, from their national writer Jon Paul Morosi, talking about this issue as it pertains to pitcher Jim Boyce, who along with his brother Joe, and MSHS grads Dewald De Klerk and Max Brown, are competing for the Kiwi squad in the tournament.

New Zealand plays the Philippines later tonight our time. Here’s Morosi’s piece, and we’re opening it up for comments, so if you have thoughts on the story and the issue at hand, post a comment or send us an email at We should add a couple of items to this – one, Morosi’s story notes that Boyce attends Mount Si High School. We, however, have found a bio of the player on a website called Perfect Game that lists him as attending a different high school locally. We are attempting to clear that up right now and have contacted MSHS head baseball coach Zach Habben and the school’s assistant principal/athletics director Greg Hart to get clarification on that and also for any additional comments they may have about this. If they respond, we’ll let you know.

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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