Weekend update

Good Sunday morning. As many of you know or have seen, there is a fire currently burning on Mount Si just outside of North Bend, and it continues to burn this morning. For updates on this throughout the day, many local news outlets will have those online, so consult them for information, and please stay safe out there. Now to the sports.

Baseball: Breshears triple leads Chaffey select baseball to win at Skagit tournament
Mount Si High School senior-to-be Carson Breshears hit a triple, scored a run and drove in another, helping his Chaffey U18 select baseball team score a 8-3 win over the Seattle Titans in a tournament up in Mount Vernon. Former Wildcat pitcher Joe Boyce pitched six strong innings to get the win for the Bellevue-based team, giving up one unearned run on just two hits, striking out seven.

Soccer: Former Mount Si coach coaches select girls’ team to national championship
A former Mount Si High School soccer coach helped make history last night, leading a local select girls’ soccer team to a national championship.

The Eastside FC U14 girls “Red” team won the US Youth Soccer national championship for that age group with a 2-1 win over the YMS Xplosion out of Pennsylvania in the title game of the US Youth Soccer national championship tournament in suburban Kansas City. According to Eastside, the team was the lone Washington representative at the national championship tournament this year in any age group, and the club’s crown was the first for a Washington state-based girls’ select soccer team in this event since 1996.

The team is coached by Tom Bialek, a former Mount Si boys’ soccer coach. Bialek coached the Wildcats for two seasons about a decade ago following the resignation of then-coach Bruce Caldwell, and was the predecessor to current Mount Si coach Darren Brown, who finished up his ninth season at the helm this spring.

Congratulations to the girls and coach Bialek on this tremendous accomplishment.

Baseball: Local select team splits in Portland tournament
The Washington A’s U18 baseball team won one and lost one at a tournament in Portland yesterday.

The A’s blanked Athletes in Motion 2-0 before falling to the Mongoose team 7-2. Mount Si grad Austin Hall played in both games, and went hitless in both.

Minor league baseball: “Kimbo” continues work in rookie league
Former Mount Si High School pitcher Josh Kimborowicz continues to hold his own as a pro pitcher.

“Kimbo” pitched 3 2/3 innings in relief Friday night, a 1/3 inning longer than the starting pitcher, for the Princeton Rays in their game against the Bluefield (WV) Blue Jays, and gave up just one earned run on four hits, striking out three. The damage had already been done by the time the ex-Wildcat got into the game though, as the Rays’ starter, Jacob Faria, gave up five runs, four earned, in 3 1/3 innings and Princeton fell 6-3. Kimborowicz’s current earned run average is 2.35, among the better ones on the team this season.

For those who are unaware, Kimborowicz, a 2010 Mount Si grad, was drafted in this year’s Major League Baseball draft by Princeton’s parent MLB team, the Tampa Bay Rays, and has pitched for the Appalachian League rookie team all season.

Princeton’s game with Bluefield last night was rained out.

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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