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Time now for another college roundup.

Baseball: Proudfoot closes season on strong note
2011 Mount Si HS grad Tim Proudfoot, a sophomore shortstop for Texas Tech, saved his best for last on Saturday, leading the way for the Red Raiders in their last game of the season.

Tech blew out Baylor 8-2 at the Big 12 tournament in Oklahoma City to finish the season 26-30. Proudfoot, from North Bend, went 3-4 with a double, a run scored and five runs batted in. In comments released by the conference, the ex-Wildcat was pleased with his efforts. “I was seeing the ball well today. I just tried to do less. That seemed to help me out a lot, and I’m going to try to continue that into summer ball and into next season,” he said. Well, if he is able to do that, watch out next spring, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, in Lynchburg, VA, Campbell (NC) fell in the championship game of the Big South tournament, 2-1, to host Liberty. Freshman Trevor Lane, of North Bend, saw his first action of the tournament for the Camels, getting a start in left field; the Mount Si grad from 2012 was hitless in the contest.

The NCAA selection announcement is later today, and Liberty will be in as an automatic entrant to the tournament with their conference tournament crown. Campbell will need to get in as an at-large. ESPNU has that announcement at 9:00 this morning.

Track and Field: Two former Wildcats compete in NCAA regionals
Two Mount Si grads competed in the NCAA regionals on Saturday in the men’s javelin.

Washington State junior Kyle Stevens, from Fall City, and BYU junior Keith Keller, from North Bend, both tried their best against top national competition in the West regionals in Austin, TX. Keller tossed 218’1” to take 16th, while Stevens tossed 197’2” to take 34th. Neither made it to nationals as a result of their final throws.

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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