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SATURDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Pickles whack four home runs in exhibition victory over Seals; T2 fall at Sacramento

HOPS

BOISE 6, Hillsboro 3

The host Hawks salvaged the final game of a three-game series, building a 6-0 lead after five innings and then holding on.

Boise outhit Hillsboro 10-8.

Andy Yerzy, Hops first baseman, hit a solo home run in the seventh inning for the game's final run, and he finished 2 for 4, as did third baseman Ricky Martinez.

Former Oregon Duck Ryne Nelson made his pro debut, and the second-round Arizona Diamondbacks draft pick gave up one hit and had one strikeout ina scoreless first inning.

He gave way to Wilfry Cruz (2-1), who allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk in three innings.

Franklyn Soriano was next on the mound for Hillsboro, and Boise got to him for four hits and three runs in 1.2 innings.

The Hops and Hawks played six games against each other in seven days, with Hillsboro going 2-1 both at home and on the road.

Hillsboro fell to 18-11, and Boise improved to 14-15 before a crowd of 3,681 at Memorial Stadium.

The Hops remained one game behind Salem-Keizer in the race for the first-half South Division title in the Single-A Northwest League. Salem-Keizer lost 12-1 at home to the Eugene Emeralds (12-17).

The Hops and Volcanoes will open a three-game series at Ron Tonkin Field at 4 p.m. Sunday. The teams also will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

PICKLES

PORTLAND 14, San Francisco 4

The Pickles continued their exhibition mastery of out-of-state teams with 17 hits in the victory before 2,397 fans at Walker Stadium.

Portland is 4-0 this week, with two wins over the Seals following two wins over the Perth Colts of Australia.

The Seals series concludes with a 5 p.m. Sunday game at Walker Stadium.

In Saturday night's game, center fielder John Jensen (UC Irvine) and first baseman Thomas Rudinski (ex-Lincoln High) homered and catcher Jon Burghardt (Morehead State) hit two HRs for the Pickles.

Burghardt finished with seven RBIs, going 3 for 5.

San Francisco got one run in the first inning, but Portland scored three runs in the bottom half and extended its lead to 5-0 in the third and 8-0 after five innings.

Starter Michael Perzan picked up the win. He worked three innings and gave up one run on three hits, with three strikeouts.

TIMBERS 2

Sacramento 1, Portland 0

Hayden Partain scored in the 41st minute to lift Sacramento Republic FC to the win over visiting Timbers 2 on Saturday in front of 11,569 fans at Papa Murphy's Park.

T2 is 7-5-7 (28 points) and tied for fifth in the Western Conference of the USL championship. Sacramento is in eighth place at 8-7-2 (26 points).

Next for T2 is July 20 road game at Fresno FC.

PGA TOUR

Wyndham Clark's second consecutive round of par 71, after an opening 68, left him out of the final round at 3-under 210 in the John Deere Classic at Silvis, Illinois. He missed the 54-hole cut by one shot.

The leaders, Cameron Tringale and Andrew Landry, were at 197.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Corvallis native Bob Gilder was 73rd out of 76 competitors through three rounds of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship in Akron, Ohio. Gilder played Firestone Country Club in 9-over 79 on Saturday to post a 54-hole score of 28-over 238.

Going into the final round, Scott Parel (67, 205) had a one-stroke lead on Retief Goosen, who shot 75.


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