North Bend’s Lane winding down pro baseball season on solid note on the farm with the Yanks

Light Wednesday morning on the news front for you. By the way, it’s the first day of school in the Snoqualmie Valley School District, so have fun today, kids, and good luck in the 2018-19 school year, the last one by the way for the current Mount Si High School campus before the new one is opened next fall.

One item of note though and that is from baseball. North Bend’s Trevor Lane is winding down the minor league season on a strong note with the New York Yankees’ “AA” team in Trenton, NJ. The 2012 MSHS alum pitched two innings, allowing two hits and a walk, but he struck out four in a no-decision relief effort for Trenton’s Thunder as they rolled over the Altoona Curve, affiliated with the Pittsburgh Pirates, 8-1 last night in Altoona, PA, in an Eastern League game. Lane, with his performance, improves his ERA at the “AA” level to under 4.00 at 3.98, and improves his overall season ERA also to that under 4.00 level, which is really good as he looks to finish out 2018 on a strong note. He has split the season this year between AA and the Yankees’ “advanced A” team in Florida.

The Thunder’s season finishes up next week and they have clinched a playoff berth into the Eastern League playoffs. Still to be determined is whether they will have home field advantage; they currently are 74-60 and are two losses behind the Toronto Blue Jays-affiliated New Hampshire Fisher Cats, with New Hampshire (74-58) having those two games in hand. The two teams will meet in the first round of the playoffs, with the winner to meet either Altoona or the Cleveland Indians-affiliated Akron RubberDucks for the championship later next month. So expect Lane to have perhaps two or three more appearances this season before it ends most likely.

Good stuff, and we wish Lane and his Trenton team good luck as it chases a league championship.

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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