Local college athlete recognized for performance on and off the field, plus news from the diamond on this Tuesday…..

Good Tuesday morning. We’ll have volleyball on deck as we wrap up the weekend club tournaments for you. In the meantime, we have some college news this morning, and we start with cross country, where a local collegian was recognized recently for her success on and off the course.

Whitworth University junior women’s runner Bailey Scott, from North Bend, was one of three Pirate women’s cross country athletes named to the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches’ Association’s NCAA Division III All-Academic team, an honor which Scott received February 7. To receive this honor, Scott had to finish in the top quarter of all athletes in their regional race – she finished in the top 10 at last fall’s D-III West Regional meet – and also achieve a 3.3 grade point average or better in their classroom studies.

Scott’s honor was a small part of the recognition the program received – the team itself was named to the All-Academic list after finishing 20th overall as a team academically with a solid 3.62 grade point average.

Good stuff, and another great example of the type of student-athletes your local schools are producing. Congratulations to Scott and her teammates.

We also have some baseball this morning:

Lewis-Clark State 19, College of Idaho 14 (game one, doubleheader): The Warriors bats did not show any rust following a nearly two-week break; instead, the bats were on fire as LCSC outslugged the host Coyotes in the first of two in Caldwell, ID. Fall City’s Gunnar Buhner was part of the fun for the Warriors, going 2-6 with two runs and an RBI. But he was only warming up, as you will see below following the news on Carson Breshears and Oregon’s baseball team.

Oregon 3, Fresno State 2: The Ducks notched a split of their opening weekend four-game set with the Bulldogs, winning last night’s series finale in Fresno, CA. Breshears, a sophomore from North Bend and a 2014 Mount Si High School alum, played center field late in the game for Oregon, recording two defensive putouts. He had no official at-bats offensively.

Lewis-Clark State 10, College of Idaho 8 (game two, doubleheader): Buhner, a senior with the Warriors and 2013 Mount Si HS grad, homered for the first time this spring to headline a 3-4 performance in which he drove in two runs and scored two more. Buhner’s homer was a solo shot in the second that tied things at that point at 2-2. LCSC exploded in the third with three runs to take the lead, and that proved to be music to the ears of Buhner’s fellow MSHS alum Tanner Simpson, who earned his first win on the hill for the Warriors. The junior, a 2014 Mount Si HS grad from North Bend new to the LCSC team this season after spending his first two college seasons at the community college level with Columbia Basin College in Pasco, pitched 1 2/3 strong innings of relief, allowing a hit and striking out four with no runs allowed.

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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