The M’s drop the opener of their ten-day road trip, falling to the Tampa Bay Rays 8-7. The big news out of this game was Taijuan Walker leaving the game in the 4th inning, after some tightened up in his foot. Mariners officials say that they expect him to make his next start…..A couple of long balls helped the Cowlitz Black Bears beat the Kitsap BlueJackets 11-7 last night. Nyles Nygaard cracked a grand slam, while Erek Bolton had a solo shot. Kitsap crept back into it late, but Jacob Worrell and Jake Hawken shut the door with scoreless relief in the 8th and 9th. The second of the three-game series is tonight in Bremerton, first pitch at 6:35 pm…..The San Antonio Stars beat the Seattle Storm 77-70 last night, led by Moriah Jefferson with 19 points. Breanna Stewart led Seattle with 19.
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Tyler Naquin golfed a one-handed, two-run homer to right in the 8th inning to give Cleveland a 5-3 win over the Mariners. Robinson Cano had two solo homers for Seattle. The M’s host the Texas Rangers in a big AL West series starting tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm. The M’s made two selections on the first day of the MLB Draft taking Mercer University OF Kyle Lewis and high school 3B Joe Rizzo…..The Cowlitz Black Bears host the Portland Dukes tonight at 6:35 pm. Walla Walla comes in for a three game set over the weekend and Monday…..In Senior Legion ball today, Hilander Dental takes on the Thurston Bandits at 5:30 pm at Olympia HS…..The women’s PGA Championship continues at Sahalee in Sammamish. Brooke Henderson, 18, has the lead after round one.
Taijuan Walker pitched eight scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts in the Mariners 5-0 victory over Cleveland last night. Chris Ianetta hit two homers and drove in four runs. The teams close out the four game set tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears won their first road game of the season with a 7-5 victory at Gresham last night. The Bears have today off before they host the Portland Dukes in a non-leaguer Friday night at Story Field. Walla Walla is in town over the weekend…..In Senior Legion ball, Hilander Dental rallied from 5-0 down to beat the Grays Harbor Giants 8-5. Zach Brown got the win with five shutout innings of relief…..The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship gets underway today at the Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish. The LPGA top-100 are entered.
Nelson Cruz hit two homers and Wade Miley pitched seven scoreless innings as the Mariners beat the Cleveland Indians 7-1 last night. The victory snapped the M’s four game losing streak. The teams play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Gresham GreyWolves defeated the Cowlitz Black Bears 3-1 last night at Mt. Hood College. Seth Rayburn pitched well while taking the loss. The Bears try and avoid a sweep when the teams play again tonight at 7:05 pm…..Hilander Dental defeated the Vancouver Mavericks 5-4 in Senior Legion ball yesterday. Alex McAllister had two hits and two RBI’s. Hilander Dental takes on Grays Harbor at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam tonight at 6 pm…..Sounder Clint Dempsey had a goal and two assists as USA beat Costa Rica 4-0 in Copa America play.
The Mariners have lost four straight after Cleveland beat Seattle 3-1 last night at Safeco Field. Trevor Bauer outdueled James Paxton. The Indians have won six straight heading into tonight’s game, KLOG 6:00 pm…..The Cowlitz Black Bears dropped their first game of the season, a 9-4 loss at Gresham. It was also the teams first road game after starting the season 4-0. Andy Armstrong hit the first homer of the season for Cowlitz. The Bears and Grey Wolves play again tonight at 7:05 pm…..In senior legion baseball tonight, Hilander Dental takes on Grays Harbor at Olympic Stadium in Hoquiam (6 pm). In junior legion, RBI plays Nipp’s at the Mark Morris Field (6 pm)…..Marshawn Lynch appeared on 60 Minutes Sports to reiterate his retirement. He says he’s done playing football.
The Texas Rangers completed a weekend sweep with a 3-2 win over the Mariners yesterday. The M’s fall three games behind the Rangers in the AL West. Seattle hosts red-hot Cleveland tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Xavier held off Washington 7-5 yesterday at the NCAA baseball regionals. The Huskies are eliminated with the loss. Gonzaga was also ousted with an 6-3 loss to Arizona State. Former LCC pitcher Hunter Wells pitched eight innings with nine strikeouts for the Zags…..The Cowlitz Black Bears completed a three game sweep of Kitsap with an 8-4 victory on Sunday. The Bears take to the road for the first time with a game at Gresham tonight at 6:35 pm…..In Senior Legion, Vancouver Mavs swept Hilander Dental 3-2 and 8-7. In Junior Legion, Nipp’s beat the Trappers 15-5.
The Mariners hit five homers, two by Seth Smith, in a 16-4 spanking of the San Diego Padres. The teams have traveled to San Diego for a game tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm. Felix Hernandez is on the mound for Seattle…..The Rainier HS softball team advanced to the State 3A championship game for the fourth straight year after a 6-4 win over Scio yesterday. The Columbians and Dayton meet for the title Friday at 4 pm at OSU in Corvallis…..Stanfield/Echo downed the Rainier baseball team 10-1 in the semi-finals yesterday. Rainier ends a great year at 21-5…..The 39th Senior All-Star baseball feeder games are today at Centralia. The DH begins at 4 pm with players from 23 schools on hand…..In MLS tonight, San Jose visits the Timbers (7:30pm) and the Sounders at DC United (5pm).
The Mariners defeated the Padres 9-3 yesterday as Kyle Seager’s two-run homer broke a 2-2 tie in the 6th inning. The M’s and Padres play again today, KLOG 11:30 am…..Washington and Gonzaga made the field for the NCAA baseball tournament. The Huskies play in the Nashville Regional while the Zags are at the Fort Worth Regional. Oregon State did not make the tournament…..Yakima Valley beat Everett 5-2 to win the NWAC baseball crown at Story Field yesterday. It’s the Yaks first title since 1983. LCC ended up 4th in the tournament…..Vincent Murphy of Puyallup won the Cowlitz County Amateur golf tournament in a three-hole playoff with Matt Hartley…..In case you missed it, Toledo won the State 2B baseball title while Toutle Lake won the 2B softball championship.
Kade Kryzsko pitched seven shutout innings to lead Lower Columbia to a 9-0 victory over Bellevue in the opening round of the NWAC baseball championships at Story Field. The Devils advance to play Pierce at 7:35 pm tonight…..The Mariners and Felix Hernandez take on the Minnesota Twins tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..Action is underway at the State softball tournament. Kelso is playing at the 3A in Lacey and R.A. Long is at the 2A in Selah. Rainier is hosting Amity in the Oregon 3A today at 5 pm…..The Rainier baseball team hosts Glide in the Oregon 3A state today at 3:30 pm…..R.A. Long’s Ethan Sterkel took 2nd place in the long jump at the State 2A track meet. Trent Beavers of Kelso was 3rd in the 3A pole vault and Kirsten Mury of Kelso was 3rd in the javelin.
Leonys Martin hit a walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the 9th to give the Mariners a 6-5 win over the Oakland A’s. Robinson Cano’s two-run shot in the 8th set up Martin’s heroics. The M’s and A’s play again tonight, KLOG 6:00 pm…..On the eve of the NWAC Baseball Championships at LCC, the coaches for the final 8 will take part in a webcast interview show tonight at 6 pm on the nwacsports.org website…..Austin White of Mark Morris fired a two-over 74 at the State 2A golf tournament, good for second place. Troy Parrish of R.A. Long shot an 84 and made the cut to today’s second round…..Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowski has been granted a final year of eligibility on a medical redshirt after back surgery. He played in five games will be eligible to return next season.