College baseball playoffs

Texas Tech’s baseball team opened their NCAA regional with a dramatic 3-2 win over Columbia University of New York down in Miami, FL, yesterday afternoon. Junior shortstop Tim Proudfoot, of North Bend and a 2011 Mount Si HS grad, went 1-1 with two walks, and assisted on five plays defensively for the Red Raiders, who play the host Miami Hurricanes tonight. UM escaped a strong upset bid from Bethune-Cookman in their quarterfinals, winning 1-0. The contest is available on ESPN3 beginning at 4:00 our time this afternoon; ESPN3 is online-only, although Dish Network is airing a channel called “Bases Loaded” this weekend that is airing cut-ins of all of the various games. That channel is 403 and available through their sports pack.

If Tech wins, they advance straight into the finals tomorrow.


LCSC falls in NAIA title game: Lewis-Clark State’s magical run through the loser-out bracket of the NAIA tournament this week allowed them to reach the title game, but their run fell just short as Cumberland University, from just outside Nashville, beat the Warriors last night in the championship clash.

Cumberland blanked LCSC 3-0 in Lewiston, ID, where the NAIA World Series tournament has been held all week and hosted by the Warriors. LCSC ended the season with a stellar 47-9 record, and part of that success this season was junior pitcher Gunnar Swanson, he of Duvall and a Cedarcrest HS grad. Swanson pitched last night’s game, going 4 1/3 innings of relief and only allowing two hits through that entire span. He walked two and struck out three to earn a no-decision. Swanson went 5-2 with a 2.90 earned run average this spring; he made 16 appearances, six of them starts with one complete game (the only one this season for LCSC), and pitched 59 innings, allowing 57 hits and 11 walks while striking out 45. Opponents hit .253 off Swanson this season.

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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