Thursday diamond news, from the pros and the youth…..

Hello, everyone, and a good morning to all of you. Diamond action from last night for you on this Thursday morning, and we start with a look at the minor league baseball contests in which Valleyites played in last night.

“A” Florida State League: Charlotte 2, Dunedin 0 – The Stone Crabs, affiliates of the Tampa Bay Rays, held the Toronto Blue Jays-affiliated Dunedin team to just four hits in the shutout win. Among the pitchers who got the job done last night for Charlotte was MSHS grad Josh Kimborowicz; he pitched the eighth inning, allowing a walk and striking out one to earn his fifth “hold” of the season for the Stone Crabs. “Kimbo” was drafted two years ago by Tampa in the Major League Baseball draft.

“A” Midwest League: Quad Cities 4, Beloit 3 – The Houston Astros-affiliated QC team scored all four of their runs in the fifth inning and held on for the road win in Beloit, WI, over the Oakland A’s-affiliated Snappers. MSHS alum Tim Proudfoot, drafted by the A’s in this year’s draft, played for Beloit in the contest and went 1-4 with a run for the Snappers.

“Rookie” Arizona League: Diamondbacks 5, Cubs 1 – Arizona’s rookies defeated the Chicago Cubs rookies last night in Mesa, AZ. MSHS grad Max Brown, drafted by the Diamondbacks in this year’s MLB draft, was 1-1 in a late inning role; he hit a pinch-hit single in the eighth inning.

Now to the youth scores:

Softball
Bellevue Blast 98 16U 6, Davis County (UT) Xtreme 2: The Bellevue team scored a win last night at the ASA’s 16U Western Nationals in Salt Lake City behind the efforts of Mount Si High’s Lauren Wilbourne. The Wildcat junior-to-be was 2-2 with a double, scored a run and drove in three more to lead the Blast, and she also started the game in the circle, allowing both of the Xtreme’s runs, earned, on six hits in two innings, receiving a no-decision. The win moves Blast into the quarterfinals of the winner’s bracket today; they meet an Idaho team later this morning with a win sending them to the semifinals tonight.

Baseball
Boys of Summer Blue 18U 13, Rock Creek 4: MSHS’ Gavin Gorrell doubled and drove in two runs to pace the Bellevue-based Boys to a win over the Maple Valley team last night in Bellevue. MSHS grad Colin Brown allowed two runs, both earned, on four hits in three innings for BoS, striking out one, and he earned a save for his efforts.

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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