Tuesday news notes….

Good Tuesday morning. Here’s what we have this morning at the SVSJ news desk.

Golf: Valleyites deliver in WJGA tourneys
The Washington Junior Golf Association was busy yesterday, with both Districts 2 and 6 hosting events featuring Valley entrants.

We’ll start in District 6, who opened their season with an event in Auburn yesterday. All three local competitors in the tournament earned berths to their end-of-season district tournament later this summer. Two of them earned wins in their age brackets. Snoqualmie’s Hogan and Drew Warford locked up those top spots, with Drew firing a 75 on the par-71 layout to win the boys’ 12-13 age group, and Hogan carded a 40 over nine holes to take the boys’ 8-11 division. Fellow Snoqualmie resident Buddy Dann took fourth in that age group, posting a 46 to grab his district berth.

District 2 held their second tournament of the season yesterday in Bellevue at Bellevue Municipal Golf Course, and the Maralack’s, from Snoqualmie, headlined the Valley delegation, both winning their age groups. Caitlin, a Mount Si High School athlete, fired a 76 on the par-71 Bellevue layout to take the girls’ 16-17 division, while Kasey fired a 40 over nine holes to win the girls’ 8-11 age bracket. Also in the 16-17 bracket, Snoqualmie’s Mackenzie Storie carded a 95 to finish fourth overall.

The boys were headlined by North Bend’s Jimmy Jacobson; the MSHS golfer posted a 77 to lead the Valleyites competing in the 16-17 boys’ age group. North Bend’s Mitch Dover was one shot behind, carding a 78.

Action in both districts continues next Monday with District 2 taking on Echo Falls Golf Course in Woodinville, and District 6 hitting the links at North Shore Golf Course in Tacoma.

Minor League Baseball: A correction…..
We had reported last week of the promotion of Mount Si High School grad Tim Proudfoot by the Oakland Athletics from their rookie club up to class “A” ball. However, we had reported he’d been sent up to the short-season “A” ball team, the Vermont Lake Monsters. We were incorrect about that, and our apologies for that error. Turns out he skipped that level entirely and was instead sent to the A’s full –season “A” ball team in Beloit, WI, called the Snappers, who play in the Midwest League.

He’s played in two games thus far for the Snappers as the starting shortstop, and is 0-7 in the two games, debuting last Friday night and playing again on Sunday.

Proudfoot did not see action last night for Beloit; their game was suspended due to weather against Quad Cities and will be finished today.

With Proudfoot’s promotion to Beloit, this marks the second straight season a MSHS grad has played in the Midwest League; 2010 Wildcat alum Josh Kimborowicz played much of last season with the Tampa Bay Rays’ affiliate in the league, the Bowling Green Hot Rods in Kentucky, also after a mid-season promotion.

With that out of the way, another congrats is in order for Proudfoot, and we wish him luck as the season continues.

Here’s other news on the minor league front for the ex-Wildcats in pro ball.

“Kimbo” earns save: Kimborowicz, pitching this season for Tampa’s high “A” ball team, the Charlotte Stone Crabs, earned his second save of the season Sunday, firing an inning of scoreless ball, striking out one, to seal up a 7-4 Florida State League win over Clearwater, who is affiliated with the Philadelphia Phillies. Kimborowicz’s earned run average dropped to 1.50 with the effort. He did not play last night, as Clearwater won 3-1.

Karalus struggles: Pitcher Reece Karalus, a 2012 MSHS grad, had another tough outing Sunday for his team, the Rays-affiliated Hudson Valley Renegades. Hudson Valley beat West Virginia in a short-season “A” New York-Penn League contest 11-5, but the North Bender allowed two runs on two hits in 1 1/3 innings of relief work and saw his ERA rise to 11.57, a very uncharacteristic number for a player who was drafted in the eighth round of this month’s MLB draft by the Rays because of his strong pitching efforts as a coillegian with Santa Clara University. Karalus did not play last night, a 7-1 Hudson Valley win, and he’ll look to bounce back as the season rolls along.

Brown delivers for Arizona rookies: Outfielder Max Brown, a 2011 MSHS alum, went 1-4 with the team’s lone RBI as the Arizona Diamondback rookie team fell in Arizona Rookie League play to the Oakland Athletics rookie team Sunday night in Arizona, 7-1. The D-backs had last night off, and Brown is hitting under .200 at the moment there, so it may be a while before the 35th-round selection in this month’s MLB draft by Arizona gets a callup to a higher-level club.

Baseball: Scoreboard
Boys of Summer 18U Blue 14, Langley Blaze (BC) 11 (game one, doubleheader): Bellevue-based Boys traveled across the Canadian border for a pair in Langley, BC, yesterday, and opened the twinbill with a slugfest win; MSHS’ Gavin Gorrell started on the mound for BoS and pitched three innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits, walking three.

Langley Blaze 11, Boys of Summer 18U Blue 1 (game two, doubleheader): The Canadian squad rolled to the win in the nightcap to earn the doubleheader split. Gorrell was 0-3 in the contest.

Washington Athletics 14U 3, Seattle Stars 2: The A’s, at home in Sammamish, eked out the win over the Stars last night behind a 1-3 effort from future MSHS’er Conner Baxter.

Little League scoreboard:
Sunday results
Mercer Island 15, Snoqualmie Valley 2
Sno-Valley North 14, Kirkland American 8

Last night’s results
Sammamish vs Falls, no report (L/O)

Tonight’s schedule (Hartman Park, Redmond)
Snoqualmie Valley vs Issaquah, 6:00 (L/O)
Bellevue East vs Sno Valley North, 6:00 (L/O)

Sunday results
Mercer Island 13, Sno-Valley North 2
Falls 16, Issaquah 13

Tonight’s schedule (Hartman Park, Redmond)
Sno-Valley North vs Eastlake, 6:00 (L/O)

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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