College baseball wrap

Here’s the roundup from the college baseball diamond:

Texas 5, Texas Tech 2 (12 innings): Texas outlasted their in-state rivals on the Red Raiders’ home field in Lubbock, TX, but it wasn’t for a lack of effort. Junior shortstop Tim Proudfoot, from North Bend and a Mount Si High School grad, went 1-5 for Tech with four putouts and three assists on defense, but two of his at-bats were in key spots in the contest. The first of those was in the bottom of the ninth, with Texas leading 2-1. With two men on, two men out and two strikes on Proudfoot, Tech coach Tim Tadlock engineered a straight double steal of home and third base, enabling the runner at third, Zach Davis, to score the game-tying run.

Proudfoot ended up striking out in that at-bat, but the game went to extras, where he got another chance to win it in the 11th; with a man on in scoring position and one out, the Valleyite popped out to center field. We have a Youtube clip of the steal of home during Proudfoot’s at bat in the ninth below. The clip is from Texas Tech TV and was seen on Fox Sports Net’s regional coverage of the game yesterday (coverage which was seen by viewers in Texas, San Diego, Arizona and Minnesota). For reference, Proudfoot is the hitter at the plate, wearing the #1 jersey.

Santa Clara 7, Pacific 6 (game two, doubleheader): In Stockton, CA, the Broncos scored a split of two with the help of another strong outing in relief from sophomore pitcher Reece Karalus. The 2012 MSHS grad from North Bend pitched 1 2/3 scoreless innings, giving up only one hit and striking out two, earning his second win of the spring. Pacific won the opener 9-0 and Karalus did not pitch that game.

Kansas State 8, Creighton 2: K-State rolled to a road win in Omaha, NE, over the host Blue Jays in a non-conference game; junior Max Brown, from North Bend and a 2011 MSHS grad, came in as a defensive replacement for K-State late in the contest and did not get any official at-bats.

Abilene Christian 4, Incarnate Word 1: The host Wildcats closed out the weekend at home in Abilene, TX, with a win; freshman second baseman Gunnar Buhner, from Fall City and a 2013 MSHS grad, went 0-3, but earned a walk and scored a run; he also recorded two putouts and three assists on defense to aid ACU.

Edmonds CC 12, Shoreline CC 0: Edmonds won this first game of two in NWAACC play in Shoreline. CHS grad Sam Ballweg was hitless in two at-bats for Shoreline, who fell in the nightcap 11-7 to Edmonds, with no local players participating in that game for either of the teams, such as Ballweg or fellow CHS alum Tyler Reeves of Edmonds, or Mount Si grad Chase Kairis and Connor Jensen of Shoreline.

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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