Saturday college wrap, 2-25

Time now to get you the college results from yesterday for Valley athletes.

-We’ll start in baseball, where a Cedarcrest grad picked up his first win on the mound of the season yesterday with a strong performance. Junior Kyle Olson, from Duvall, gave up just two earned runs in six innings on only six hits, striking out four, as Mid America Nazarene scored a 16-6 win over Concordia-Neb. In the opening game of a twinbill yesterday in Olathe, KS. Concordia came back and won the nightcap 6-4. Olson’s win moved him to 1-1 on the season.

Down in Lubbock, TX, Texas Tech scored an 8-5 over Northern Illinois, with Red Raider frosh Tim Proudfoot once again shining. The 2011 Mount Si grad, from North Bend, went 1-2 with two walks, and scored a pair of runs.

-Men’s basketball had a strong performance for a local product in his team’s regular season finale. Sophomore Tanner Riley, a 2010 Mount Si grad from North Bend, scored 16 points on a strong 6-12 from the floor, but it was not enough for his University of Portland Pilots men’s basketball team, as they fell to BYU 76-66 in Provo, UT. Portland earned a slot in the WCC tournament and plays Wednesday night in the first round against Santa Clara, with a win advancing them in the tournament and a loss ending their season.

-On the softball diamond, two Valleyites contributed in a doubleheader split for Central Washington against Western Oregon. Central won the first game 8-4 and WOU took the nightcap 7-1. In both games, sophomore Kori Butterfield, 2010 Cedarcrest grad from Duvall, saw pinch-running duty, and in the second game, she scored CWU’s lone run. This was Butterfield’s first action of the year on the softball diamond; she also is a goalkeeper for the women’s soccer team at Central. Junior Kyleen Sweepe, 2008 Mount Si grad from North Bend, saw a pinch-hitting appearance in the first game and walked for CWU, but did not score any runs.

In other softball news, Boston College scored wins over Morgan State (11-3) and Towson (6-1) at a tournament in Charlotte, NC. Sophomore Ronnie Mae Ayers, from Duvall, went 0-1 for the Eagles in a pinch-hitting role in the game against Towson with a strikeout.

-One track note, and it is from Boise, where the WAC indoor track meet wrapped up yesterday, with Idaho redshirt freshman Molly Meyers, 2010 Mount Si grad from North Bend, finishing 15th in the women’s shot put, with a throw of 37 feet, one inch.

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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