A pair of midweek diamond cuts from baseball this morning

We’ve reached Wednesday, and we have some news from the baseball diamond this morning.

College: Valleyite aids Lewis-Clark State to two wins at NAIA World Series
The Lewis-Clark State Warriors are hosting the NAIA’s national championship World Series this week in Lewiston, ID, and the host team looks to be headed for a possible championship after winning two straight games over two nights this week – both with the help of a Valley athlete.

Last night, LCSC topped Faulkner from Alabama 8-6. The Warriors scored five runs in the third, then held off a late rally from the opposing Eagles to get the victory and advance further towards a possible national title. Senior Gunnar Buhner, from Fall City and a 2013 Mount Si HS grad, was 1-4 with a run scored, and also recorded a putout and assist defensively playing second base for LCSC.

Monday night, the Warriors pounded out six second-inning runs, then held off the opposing Stars of Oklahoma City University from Oklahoma 8-7. Buhner was 1-3 with a walk and run scored in this contest, also recording a pair of putouts and assists each defensively for LCSC.

LCSC meets William Carey of Mississippi tonight with a win likely to send them to the national title series tomorrow and Friday.

Pro: Another solid night at the office for North Bend’s Lane in minor leagues
As we have been telling you all spring, it has been a fairly strong start to the season for North Bend’s Trevor Lane in minor league baseball. The pitcher, a 2012 Mount Si HS grad, saw more work on Monday for his team, the Charleston River Dogs.

Lane pitched two innings in relief for Charleston, and aside from two walks, it was perfect with two strikeouts. Exactly what his team needed at that point as he came in with the team leading their game with the West Virginia Power 3-2, and he left having maintained that lead, with the New York Yankees-affiliated River Dogs taking the contest at home in South Carolina by that 3-2 score over the Pittsburgh Pirates-affiliated Power. For his work, Lane received his second “hold” of the season and now boasts a 1.11 earned run average.

Lane has been a bit busy as of late; he pitched just this past Saturday as well and earned his first save of the season locking up another Charleston win. The River Dogs, a member of the Class “A” South Atlantic League, are 26-25 on the season after they lost their game last night to West Virginia. Lane did not pitch last night, and with him having worked two innings Monday, he’ll likely see a few days of rest and probably not pitch again until this weekend. Lane was drafted by the Yankees last year out of college and is in his second pro season with the New York organization.

The RiverDogs this weekend will be upstate in Greenville, SC, taking on the Boston Red Sox-affiliated Drive, who Lane pitched against in the game this past Saturday. The series is tomorrow through Sunday with all games except Sunday’s starting at 4:00 our time, and the Sunday game will be at 1:00 our time. All of the contests will be on MILB.tv, the webstreaming service of Minor League Baseball. We’ll have the full June schedule for you sometime today posted at our minor league webcast schedule page, which is at right in our news links.

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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