North Bend’s Brown contributes to Auckland extra-inning win on the diamond

Good Friday morning. Previews and picks for tonight’s Valley high school hoops on deck but first some news from down under.

The Auckland Tuatara broke a 1-1 tie with two runs in the 10th inning, then held on for a 3-2 win over the Brisbane Bandits in Aussie Baseball League action today. A Valleyite pitched in, too, for Auckland, as Mount Si HS grad Max Brown went 1-4 in the game for the Tuatara, who won their 10th game of the season against 20 losses.

Brown, from North Bend but a New Zealand native, is hitting .236 this season for the Tuatara as a starting outfielder. He is in his first season with Auckland.

Also of note, Brisbane’s starting pitcher in this one was Travis Blackley, a former member of the Seattle Mariners. Blackley pitched seven strong innings allowing a run on seven hits, walking one and striking out four receiving no decision.

Auckland and Brisbane continue their series tomorrow.

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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