Diamond Beat: Mariners split two, Pickles win, Hops lose on Sunday
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SUNDAY, JUNE 27
Portland 4, Ridgefield 3 — Matt Jew singled home Carter Booth in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Pickles rallied to beat the Raptors at Walker Stadium. In the eighth, Jew hit a two-out double and Ivan Luna followed with a two-run home run to tie the score 3-3.
Mariners, White Sox split — Seattle won the completion of a suspended Saturday game 3-2, then Chicago won a seven-inning second game 7-5 at Comiskey Park. But the story of the day was the ejection of Seattle pitcher Hector Santiago after the fifth inning of the first game.
Santiago is the first pitcher ejected for using a foreign substance since umpires began checking last week under new MLB protocols. Santiago told reporters the substance on his glove, which was taken away by umpires as he left the mound in the fifth inning, was rosin and sweat.
Taylor Trammell homered twice in the 3-2 win, the 10th win in 12 games for the Mariners.
Chicago took the last game of the series thanks to a four-run fourth. Mitch Haniger homered, doubled and knocked in three runs for Seattle.
Indians 7, Hops 5 — At Ron Tonkin Field, Spokane hit four home runs to outscore Hillsboro. The Hops had 11 hits, including a two-run shot from Reece Hampton in the sixth inning.
Emeralds 7, Canadians 2 — Sean Roby homered, doubled and knocked in three runs to lead Eugene past Vancouver at PK Park.
SATURDAY, JUNE 26
Portland 4, Ridgefield 3 — Connor Henriques delivered a two-out single in the sixth inning to break a 3-3 tie as the Pickles evened their weekend series with the Raptors at Walker Stadium.
Mariners game suspended — Seattle's game with the White Sox at Chicago was suspended after a heavy downpour in the third inning on Saturday. It was scoreless at the time and is scheduled to be completed as a nine-inning game before Sunday's series closer is played as a seven-inning game.
Indians 9, Hops 3 — Spokane mashed 17 hits and put an end to a three-game win streak for Hillsboro at Ron Tonkin Field.
Emeralds 4, Canadians 3 — At Eugene, the Emeralds used a double and wild pitch to produce the go-ahead run in the bottom of the eighth inning to best Vancouver.
FRIDAY, JUNE 25
Ridgefield 15, Portland 11 — A slowpitch softball game broke out at Walker Stadium on Friday.
The Pickles scored 10 runs in the first five innings — and trailed. The Raptors scored four in the first and four in the fourth and led 12-10 through five.
Gabe Skoro (two runs and two RBIs) and Kyle Dernedde (double) each had two of Portland's nine hits
Mariners 9, White Sox 3 — At Chicago, Luis Torrens homered twice and Yusei Kikuchi (5-3) gave up one run and two hits in 5 2/3 innings for Seattle. He is 4-0 over his last six starts.
Torrens hit two-run home runs in the second and seventh innings in his first multi-homer game.
Hops 2, Indians 0 — Cam Coursey knocked in both runs in the bottom of the second and Slade Ceccone earned his first professional pitching win as Hillsboro won at Ron Tonkin Field.
The win was the third in a row for the Hops.
Cecconi, the 33rd pick in the 2020 draft by Arizona, scattered six hits in six innings for his first win (1-2).
The Hops and Spokane play again Saturday at 7:05 p.m.
Canadians 9, Emeralds 4 — At Eugene, Vancouver outhit the Emeralds 11-4 and got a two-run homer from Ronny Brito in the fourth inning and a three-run shot from Luis De Los Santos in the eighth.
THURSDAY, JUNE 24
Hops 6, Indians 4 — Brandon Pfaadt scattered eight hits and gave up three runs and struck out six in six innings as Hillsboro beat Spokane at Ron Tonkin Field. Blaze Alexander had two hits, a run scored and an RBI.
Brenton Doyle had three hits, including a homer, for the Indians.
Canadians 13, Emeralds 9 — Spencer Horwitz, Ryan Gold and Luis De Los Santos each had two hits and three RBIs for Vancouver at Eugene; Horwitz's RBIs came on a three-run homer. Cameron Eden scored four runs.
Knights 9, Pickles 2 — Corvallis finished off a three-game sweep of Portland at Walker Stadium.
Rockies 5, Mariners 2 — Colorado snapped Seattle's five-game winning streak. The Mariners went 7-2 on their homestand.
Trevor Story had two home runs and three RBIs for Colorado. Brendan Rodgers also homered. German Marquez allowed two hits and one run — Taylor Trammell's homer — and struck out seven in eight innings.
After an off day Thursday, the Mariners open a series at Chicago White Sox on Friday. They play three games at Chicago and three at Toronto.
Hops 5, Indians 2 — Hillsboro ended its seven-game losing streak by beating Spokane at Ron Tonkin Field.
For Hillsboro, Dominic Canzone had a triple among his two hits and Leodany Perez had a double and two RBIs. Ryne Nelson moved to 4-1 by allowing two hits and one run while striking out nine and walking one in five innings.
Emeralds 7, Canadians 5 — At Eugene, Vancouver's Sebastian Espino had three hits and three RBIs in the loss to Eugene. Ismael Munguia had two hits, including a three-run homer, and two runs scored for Eugene.
Knights 6, Pickles 5 — Portland dropped its second game in a row to Corvallis at Walker Stadium, managing to be competitive despite only two hits. Matt Jew continued his hot hitting with a hit, RBI and run scored. Kyle Dernedde had the other hit and two runs scored.
Mariners 2, Rockies 1 — Seattle (39-36) won its fifth game in a row and eighth in nine games at T-Mobile Park, edging Colorado in the first of two games.
Shed Long Jr., who ended Sunday's game against Tampa Bay with a walk-off grand slam homer, hit a solo homer in the eighth inning for the win Tuesday.
C.J. Cron had homered for Colorado to tie it 1-1 in the seventh inning.
Chris Flexen gave up four hits and struck out six in 6 2/3 innings; Kendall Graveman pitched the ninth inning for his sixth save.
The Mariners moved to 24-15 at home.
Indians 6, Hops 3 — Opening a new series at Ron Tonkin Field, Hillsboro lost for the seventh game in a row and it has lost nine of the past 10 games. Aaron Schunk had two hits and two RBIs for Spokane. A highlight for Hillsboro was pitcher Conor Grammes, who gave up only two hits and no runs and struck out five in four innings.
Emeralds 4, Canadians 3 — At Eugene, Kai-Wei Teng gave up three hits and struck out nine in six innings for the Emeralds in the first game of a series with Vancouver. Will Wilson homered for Eugene. Luis De Los Santos homered for Vancouver.
Knights 6, Pickles 4 — Portland opened a big West Coast League homestand at Walker Stadium with Corvallis and Ridgfield, losing the opening game against Corvallis. Matt Jew had two hits and Gabe Skoro, Leo Mosby, Ryn Ball and Ivan Luna RBIs for Portland.
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