Coco Crisp hit a walk-off HR in the 12th inning to send the M’s down to their first defeat of the year, 3-2 to the Oakland A’s. The second game of the four-game series will have Chris Young making his first start as a Mariner, KLOG coverage at 6 pm…..Wahkiakum’s baseball team split a pair with #1-ranked Adna, 1-17 and 7-5, but the softball team was crushed, 20-0 and 19-0, both 3-inning games…..After a couple of days off, the Portland Trail Blazers get back into action tonight, heading down to Arizona to take on the Phoenix Suns tonight. There are only six games left in the regular season, with Portland only one game behind 4th-place Houston…..The Seahawks are holding a press conference today, where they’re expected to announce a contract extension for coach Pete Carroll.
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The M’s are still undefeated in the 2014 campaign, sweeping the first three games from the LA Angels with an 8-2 win. James Paxton went seven innings, giving up just two hits, while Robinson Cano had his first RBI as a Mariner. Three others also hit HR’s. Seattle opens a 4-game series tonight in Oakland, KLOG coverage at 6 pm…..The Lady Devils swept Pierce 12-4 and 13-5 yesterday, with seven-run innings highlighting each game. Ku Siolo had round-trippers in each game; Amber Gilbert had a complete game-win in the first tilt, also going 2-4 with a 3-run HR…..The Kelso Hilanders finished the Anaheim Lions tourney with a 3-1-1 record, finishing up play with a 3-2 win over Orange HS. Taylor Parsons had 4K’s in 6 innings, while Sacha Jabusch hit a home run.
Seattle is now 2-0 to start the 2014 campaign, after rolling to an 8-3 win over the LA Angels yesterday. Brad Miller had 2 HR’s, while Erasmo Ramirez scattered 6 hits over 7 innings. The M’s go for the series sweep tonight, KLOG coverage starting at 6 pm…..LCC picked up a 7-5 NWACC Western Division win over Centralia yesterday. Jacob Cogar went to 4-0 on the season, while Peter Lecce hit a grand slam in the 6th…..The Lady Devils pitchers got roughed up by Mt. Hood yesterday, with six batters accounting for 13 hits, 11 RBI and 10 runs scored. LCC is scheduled for a DH at Pierce this afternoon…..After getting a 6-4 win over Balboa of San Francisco, the Kelso High baseball team wraps up the Anaheim Lions tourney with an 11 am game against Orange High of LA.
A nice start to the 2014 season for the Seattle Mariners, as they rally in the 9th inning to beat the LA Angels 10-3. King Felix was solid in his opener, going six innings, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits and fanning 11. Erasmo Ramirez gets the second start for the M’s, KLOG coverage at 6 pm…..The LCC Red Devils romp to a 13-2, 7-inning win over Grays Harbor to open Western Division NWAACC play. Tanner Olson went 6 innings, scattering 5 hits and giving up 2 runs. Makaio Mobbs hit a 2-run HR, while Cooper Mickelson was 3-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI. LCC is scheduled to play at Centralia this afternoon…..Down at the Anaheim Lions Tourney, Kelso High School beat Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento 4-3, and will play Balboa HS of San Francisco at 10 am today.
LaMarcus Aldridge is showing his worth to the Portland Trail Blazers, as they win their third in a row after his return from a back injury, 105-98 over Memphis. Portland now has a two-game lead over Golden State for the 5th playoff position, and trails Houston for the #4 spot by just 2 1/2 games with 7 to play…..King Felix heads to the mound for tonight’s 2014 season opener for the Seattle Mariners. The M’s open the season on the road against the LA Angels, KLOG coverage starts at 6 pm…..The LCC Red Devils will try to make up Saturday’s rainout with Grays Harbor, 5 pm today at Story Field…..The earthquakes may be jostling them around a bit, but the Kelso Hilanders hope to get a win today in Anaheim CA, when they play Bradshaw Christian of Sacramento at 10 am.
LaMarcus Aldridge was rested and ready as he returned to the Trail Blazer lineup last night, scoring 25 points and pulling down 16 rebounds as Portland snapped a three-game losing streak with a 100-85 win over Atlanta. The road trip continues tonight in Chicago, KLOG coverage at 4:05 pm…..All-Star Damian Lillard will show off his range next Saturday at Mark Morris, draining treys in the Dick Hannah Threes4Threes fundraiser. The local YMCA will benefit for every three he drains. The event is free, but you’ll need to get tickets first. Get details on the Dick Hannah Toyota Facebook page…..The Mariners made a move to shore up the back end of the rotation by signing Chris Young away from the Washington Nationals. He’s expected to be the #3 or #4 starter this year.
The Blazers could have LaMarcus back from injury when they take on the Hawks in Atlanta today, KLOG 3:35 pm…..The Washington women’s team advanced to the quarterfinals of the WNIT with a 62-55 win over San Diego last night…..The Mariners lost to the Rangers 5-3 yesterday, but Erasmo Ramirez pitched very well earning the #2 spot in the rotation. The M’s take today off…..Tanner Ruffe and Triston Goldner combined on a no-hitter as R.A. Long beat Corbett in the Seaside baseball tournament. The Jacks play the host team today. Kelso is at Mountain View, weather permitting…..In softball, Union is at R.A. Long and Woodland at Mark Morris…..In boys soccer, Battle Ground beat MM 2-0 and Evergreen shutout RAL 2-0…..In track today, RAL is at Hockinson and MM at Ridgefield.
The Blazers dropped their third in a row last night, allowing the Orlando Magic to snap a nine-game losing streak with a 95-85 win. Robin Lopez led the way for Portland with 20 points and 13 boards. The Blazers have tonight off, then will travel to Atlanta tomorrow night…..In his final tune-up of Spring Training, Felix Hernandez went five innings, struck out six, giving up five hits and three runs to KC, as the M’s get a 9-6 win. Felix will now sit until the season opener against Texas on the 31st. Seattle plays Texas today, KLOG tape delay at 7:50 pm…..The LCC Red Devil baseball hit the road for the first time, getting a 9-4 non-league win at St. Martin’s in Lacey. LCC will return home this weekend to open NWAACC Western Division play against Grays Harbor.
Arizona eliminated Gonzaga 84-61 in the NCAA men’s tournament last night…..The Miami Heat host the Portland Trail Blazers later today, KLOG 3:35 pm…..Stefan Romero hit a walk-off three-run homer in the Mariners 6-4 win over the Oakland A’s yesterday. The M’s play the White Sox today…..The Kelso baseball team hosts Fort Vancouver in a 4 pm game today…..Edmonds took three of four game with LCC this weekend. Yesterday the Devils won 5-3, then crumbled in the final inning of the nightcap with a 9-5 loss…..The LCC softball team took all four games at the NWAACC Inter-Regional event in Portland. Yesterday the Devils beat Olympic 7-4 and Everett 9-1…..Kelso had a good day the Rotary Relays Saturday. The Hilanders had eight wins while the Lassies collected five victories.
The NCAA tournament had three upsets and four overtimes yesterday. The Oregon Ducks took care of business with an 87-68 win over BYU. Gonzaga takes on Oklahoma State this afternoon…..The Blazers beat the Wizards 116-103 last night…..In prep baseball, Woodland beat R.A. Long 12-3. The Jacks host Union today and Mark Morris is at Mt. View…..In prep softball, Skyview downed Kelso 8-5. The Lassies host RAL tonight at 6 pm and Evergreen is at MM at 4 pm…..The LCC softball team hosts Highline in a 1 pm DH today…..The LCC baseball team hosts Edmonds for 12 pm DH’s Saturday and Sunday…..The M’s beat the Cubs 3-0. Seattle plays the Padres tonight, KLOG 6:55 pm…..The 37th Rotary Relays gets underway at 10:30 am Saturday at Longview Memorial Stadium.