Baseball on the brain, and it’s cold outside!!!

Good Sunday morning. Before we get to some football we have our regular look at baseball – winter style.

The Auckland Tuatara wrapped up their weekend set in Melbourne, Australia, last night falling to the Aces 5-4 as Melbourne walked it off with two runs in the bottom of the ninth. 2011 Mount Si High School grad Max Brown was 0-4 with a walk and run scored for the New Zealand-based Tuatara as Auckland fell in the series to the Australian team.

Melboune also swept a doubleheader earlier yesterday with the Aces limiting the Tuatara to two hits in a 1-0 result in the first game; Brown went 0-2. In the nightcap, fellow Wildcat alum Jimmy Boyce took to the mound and was dinged up a bit, allowing six runs – four earned, on six hits, walking two and striking out three as Auckland fell 9-6. Brown broke out of his hitless slump to start the season, going 2-4 with a run scored but a pair of homers Boyce served up – to Hayato Nishihura and Delmon Young, a former MLB player – proved to be costly in the end.

The Tuatara return home to start a weekend set Wednesday against Canberra.

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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