More magic on the baseball diamond for Valleyite

Texas Tech freshman baseball player Tim Proudfoot, seen here last year as a high school senior playing for Mount Si, hit a triple yesterday in the bottom of the ninth inning which helped the Red Raiders beat Northern Illinois. (Photo courtesy Calder Productions)

It was another unbelievable day on the college baseball diamond for a Mount Si grad yesterday, as he once again made some magic, helping his team score a win in dramatic fashion.

Freshman Tim Proudfoot, a 2011 alum from North Bend and our Athlete of the Week this week representing his high school alma mater, went 2-4, and his triple in the bottom of the ninth scored teammate Brennan Moore with the game-winning run, breaking a 2-2 tie and lifting the Red Raiders to a 3-2 win over Northern Illinois to close out their weekend tournament action in Lubbock, TX.

Proudfoot says his strong start has helped him cement his role as the team’s starting shortstop. “I have gone out and I have proven it a couple of times now, so I just have to keep up with it. I think I have the position right now,” he said, in comments released by the school. Proudfoot added that the pressure of a tie game in the bottom of the ninth (which resulted from two NIU runs in the top of the frame) was good for the team. “It was actually good for us, we got some adversity to face, and so far this season we really haven’t had much of that yet. So we all knew we could do it and overcome this adversity, and it turned out to be good for us. We ended up winning.”

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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