Ian Kinsler hit two homers to lead the Detroit Tigers over the Seattle Mariners 5-4 yesterday. The M’s and Tigers meet again today, KLOG 3:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears return to action tonight with a 6:40 pm game at Corvallis. Last night the South beat North 3-0 in the West Coast League All-Star Game in Bellingham. Lorin Archibald went 1-4 with a run scored and Cal Neely and Lars Rider provided shutout innings…..The two local based Washington Illusion softball teams won yesterday at the ASA 18U Gold Nationals in Hillsboro. The Lou Mendez coached Illusion team beat the Maryland Heartbreakers 4-2 and then edged the Dallas Impact 3-2. Sarah Probasco of Rainier won both games. The Brent Harris-coached Illusion team beat the Rip City Outlaws 5-1.
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The weather extended the tournament until Monday, then the players extended the event for another four holes before Zach Johnson edged past Louis Oosthuizen and Marc Leishman to win the 144th British Open. Johnson, Oosthuizen and Leishman all finished the regulation 72 holes tied at -15/273. Jordan Spieth came up just short in his drive to win the first three majors of the year, finishing at -14. Oosthuizen had a chance to extend the playoff, but he missed a tying putt on #18.
It’s a rare Monday finish at the British Open, with as many as a dozen players within striking distance of the championship…..Aces C. C. Sabathia and Felix Hernandez were pretty strong, but Seattle’s bullpen was not, giving up an 8th-inning HR to Mark Texeira as the Yankees win 2-1. Seattle now heads to Detroit for a four-game series, KLOG coverage at 3 pm…..The Black Bears bullpen also fell apart, as lowly Klamath Falls wins the series with a 9-2 win…..The Longview 15’s Babe Ruth team takes the Southern WA state title with a 8-7 win over Twin Cities. The Kelso 14’s are 3rd, while the 13’s finish 4th…..In Senior Legion ball, PacTech Construction qualifies for Regionals with a 15-5 win over Bellingham. Hilander Dental qualifies for Junior Legion state with a 2nd-place finish.
Tthe All-Star Break ends today for the Mariners and the rest of the teams in MLB; Seattle opens a three-game series tonight against the Yankees, with KLOG coverage from NYC starting at 3 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears falter in the opener of their road trip to K Falls, dropping a 9-6 decision to the Gems. A five-run 6th inning did the Black Bears in. Game two of the three-game series is tonight at 6:35 pm…..The Babe Ruth state tourneys are under way. The Kelso 13’s are 1-2 in pool play, after splitting two games yesterday, 12-0 over Kennewick and then losing 7-1 to Richland. The Kelso 14’s are also 1-2, beating Mt. St. Helens 5-0 yesterday. They play Kennewick at 3 pm. The Longview 15’s are 1-1, after they got by KWRL 5-1. The 15’s play Kennewick at 1 pm and Willapa Harbor at 7.
Mike Trout led the way for the AL, as they win the 2015 MLB All-Star Game, 6-3. Seattle’s Felix Hernandez pitched a scoreless third inning, while DH Nelson Cruz went 0-2 with a K. The M’s have a couple more days off, and then will resume play on Friday in NYC, where they’ll play the Yankees…..The bullpen broke down for the Cowlitz Black Bears last night, as they drop a 4-2 decision to the Bellingham Bells. Cal Neely was solid through 7 innings, but Bellingham scored four runs in the 8th and 9th to get the win. They wrap up the three-game series tonight at Story Field, starting at 6:35 pm…..Hilander Dental takes the Junior Legion league title with a DH sweep of Eatonville, 8-4 and 13-3. That qualifies the team for regionals, which will take place this weekend up in Mt. Vernon.
A solo HR by 1B Lorin Archibald of LCC held up, as the Cowlitz Black Bears get a 1-0 win over the Bellingham Bells. Joe Balfour also had a good day on the hill, going 8 shutout innings with 1 BB and 3 K’s. It’s Kids Dash for Cash Night at this evening’s game between Cowlitz and Bellingham, 6:35 pm at Story Field…..It all depends on the weather, but Nelson Cruz is penciled in as the starting DH for the American League at tonight’s MLB All-Star Game in Cincy. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez is slated to come out of the bullpen. Weather permitting, KLOG coverage starts at 5 pm…..Portland reportedly has come to terms on a trade with Orlando, landing F Maurice Harkless for a second-round draft pick. This was first reported on Yahoo Sports.
The Seattle Mariners head into the All-Star Break as losers, dropping a 10-3 decision to the LA Angels. The M’s will take a couple of days off while Nelson Cruz and Felix Hernandez take part in the festivities. The Home Run Derby kicks things off at 5 pm today on KLOG, followed by the All-Star Game coverage tomorrow at 5 pm…..The PacTech Legion team lost to Kennwick 12-7 in the finale of the Brandy Pugh tourney over the weekend. The Kelso 13’s won the Babe Ruth District title 21-12 over KWRL, the 14’s took 2nd, and the 15’s won District. The Kelso 12’s won the Cal Ripken State Tourney with a 6-5 win over Longview, and will now head to regionals next weekend in Idaho…..Single-game Seahawk tickets go on sale this morning, but they’re not expected to last long.
The Mariners banged out a season-high 19 base hits in a 7-2 win over the L.A. Angels last night. Felix Hernandez got his 11th win with seven shutout innings. The M’s and Halos play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears used local arms to beat Wenatchee 5-4. Josh Jonson got the win and Lars Rider collected his league-leading 7th save. The Bears and Apple Sox play again tonight at 6:35 pm…..Baden defeated Pacific Tech 9-1 at the Brandy Pugh Legion tourney in Bellevue. Pac Tech plays the Vancouver Cardinals at 11 am today…..Action continues today and this weekend at the Cal Ripken State 12 tourney in Kelso. Yesterday, Kelso beat Longview 19-4, Kelso over Hoquiam 5-2 and Longview downed Puyallup 12-1.
The Tigers beat the Mariners 5-4 yesterday as rookie Jefry Marte had an RBI double and solo homer in his first MLB start. The M’s host the Angels tonight as Felix Hernandez gets the ball for Seattle, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears beat the Bellingham Bells 4-2 last night. The Bears are home to play the first of three against Wenatchee tonight, first pitch 6:35 pm…..Pacific Tech swept Spanaway Lake 11-1 and 8-5. Pac Tech begins play at the Brandy Pugh tourney in Bellevue today at 2 pm…..Hilander Dental lost to Olympia 2-1 in Junior Legion action, Hilander’s first league loss…..Nick Miller of Kelso won the home run derby on the eve of today’s start of the Cal Ripken 12 State tournament in Kelso. The tourney runs through the weekend at Tam O’Shanter Park.
Robinson Cano’s RBI single in the 11th gave the Mariners a 7-6 win over the Detroit Tigers last night. The teams close out the three game set with a day game today, KLOG 11:30 am…..Bellingham won its 7th straight game with a 1-0 win over the Black Bears last night. The Bells scored a run in the bottom of the 10th to win it. The Bells host the Bears tonight at 7:05 pm…..Pacific Tech had 18 hits in an 18-6 win over Spanaway Lake that clinched the Senior Legion league title. Isaac Kjose had a grand slam to lead the way. Pac Tech hosts Spanaway in a 4 pm DH today at Rister Stadium…..In Junior Legion, Hilander Dental beat North Thurston 17-5. Hilander is at Olympia at 3 pm today. Also, Rightline Equipment defeated Rochester 7-5.