On the college diamond yesterday…..

The weekend has wrapped up now, and there were a few college games of interest on the diamond yesterday.

-We start in softball, where a Valley product made an impact, but it was not enough for her team to win a tournament title. Boston College got a strong 2-2 effort from sophomore Ronnie Mae Ayers, which included an RBI from the Eastside Catholic grad from Duvall, but the Eagles fell in the title game of their tournament in Charlotte, NC, to the host UNC Charlotte 49’ers 12-2. In other softball, Central Washington was swept in both games of a doubleheader in Selah by Western Oregon. The Wildcats’ two Valley athletes, sophomore Kori Butterfield (Duvall/Cedarcrest HS) and junior Kyleen Sweepe (North Bend/Moun Si HS) both saw pinch-running duty in the first game, but neither was able to score a run in CWU’s 7-4 loss. The Wildcats fell 8-4 in game two, with neither Valleyite seeing action.

-Baseball takes us to Lubbock, TX, where Texas Tech won a pair of games to win their home tournament. Tech beat St. John’s 5-2 then routed Northern Illinois 10-4. Tech is now 7-1 and is likely to be ranked in this week’s college baseball national polls. Freshman Tim Proudfoot had a mixed day for the Red Raiders, with a 1-2 performance in the game against St. John’s; he scored a run and also drove in one in that contest. That was followed by an 0-4 effort from the 2011 Mount Si grad from North Bend against N. Illinois which included one strikeout. Still, Proudfoot is having a strong start to the season, and that is something we’ll discuss later this morning as we have a special surprise for him.

Our Athletes of the Week come up shortly.

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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