News and notes this morning:

-The Tulsa Roughnecks men’s pro soccer team scored their first win in club history this past Saturday night, and a Valleyite proved to be critical to that history.

Fall City product Gibson Bardsley, a 2007 Mount Si HS grad, scored the game’s lone goal as Tulsa beat the Orange County (CA) Blues 1-0 in Irvine, CA. The goal was Bardsley’s third on the season; he also scored a goal May 9 for Tulsa in a 1-1 tie with Arizona United in suburban Phoenix.

For Bardsley, the goal – and win – was probably sweet, as both came against the team he played part of the season with in 2014, before being released and ending up in Sweden to finish out the season.

Tulsa is on the road this weekend at Austin, then will be in Seattle for a game against Seattle Sounders 2 June 5.

-The National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association has named Central Washington University’s Kailyn Campbell, a sophomore first baseman from Duvall and a 2013 Cedarcrest HS grad, to its West Region NCAA Division II postseason all-star team.

Campbell earned second team recognition on the strength of a season in which she hit .395 and, according to Central, led the Great Northwest Athletic Conference with 1.23 RBI’s a contest (53 on the season total), which was most in the region.

In comments released by the school, head coach Mallory Holtman-Fletcher was thrilled with the recognition for the Valleyite. “I am so happy that Kailyn got recognized for her performance this year,” the coach said. “She was so consistent and we could always rely on her to produce. The most exciting part is that she is just a sophomore, she has the chance to do so much more for our program.”

Tremendous news, and we offer our congrats to Campbell as well.

-Quick update on Mount Si High School grad Josh Kimborowicz as his season of minor league baseball continues.

“Kimbo” pitched this past Saturday night for the Charlotte Stone Crabs of the class “A” Florida State League in their 10-4 win over St. Lucie; he allowed just one hit in 1 1/3 innings, and remains 1-0 on the season with a solid 2.77 earned run average. Charlotte is an affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, who drafted Kimborowicz two years ago in the major league baseball draft.

The Stone Crabs are home starting tonight for a whole week, then will hit the road after Memorial Day weekend.

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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