Ridgefield snaps Pickles' win streak
RIDGEFIELD 5, Portland 2
The Pickles gave up five runs in the eighth inning against the Ridgefield Raptors, coughing up a 2-0 lead and costing them the series opener 5-2 in Southwest Washington.
The loss snapped Portland's 10-game winning streak, which included five exhibition victories.
The Pickles (14-19 overall, 5-2 second half) fell to second place in the West Coast League South Division second-half race, behind the Corvallis Knights (26-7, 5-1).
The Raptors (17-18, 4-4) improved to fourth.
Attendance at Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex was 1,479.
Ridgefield's Marc Lidd (1-1), from Arizona State, got the win despite allowing two runs in two relief innings. Cameron Repetti (Cal State Fullerton) had the save.
Portland's Kevin Lyons (0-2), the second of four Pickles to take the mound, gave up three runs in the eighth.
Portland broke a scoreless tie when right fielder Chase Luttrell (Long Beach State) hit a two-run homer in the top of the eighth.
Ridgefield's rally began with a double to left field from left fielder Andrew Schleusner (Montana State Billings). Shortstop Jonny Weaver (Grand Canyon) hit a sacrifice fly to left field, and first baseman Mike Hicks (Boise State) followed with a two-RBI double for the 5-2 lead.
The teams will continue their three-game series at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Hillsboro 5, EUGENE 4
The Hops salvaged the third game of their road series against the Emeralds and stayed alive in the Single-A Northwest League South Division first-half race.
The Hops' elimination number is two, though, as they remained two games behind the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes, who scored a run in the bottom of the ninth at Volcanoes Stadium to defeat the Boise Hawks 4-2.
Hillsboro (21-14) will play host to Eugene for three games, Saturday through Monday, at Ron Tonkin Field to close the first half.
Salem-Keizer (23-12) will visit Boise for three games over the same time period.
On Friday, Hillsboro took the lead when Jorge Barrosa hit the second pitch of fht egame for a home run, his first of the season.
The Hops scored three runs in the second inning off Eugene starter Josh Burgmann (0-1). The Chicago Cubs' fifth-round pick from the University of Washington surrendered four runs in 1.2 innings.
Jesus Marriaga hit a two-run single to score Barrosa and David Garza. Kristian Robinson also doubled, scoring Steven Leyton.
In the third inning, Hillsboro got its fifth run when Ryan January scored on a wild pitch by Blake Whitney.
Tyler Holton, the Diamondbacks' ninth-round pick out of Florida State and Friday's Hillsboro starter, allowed one hit in his two-inning Hops debut.
He was relieved by Deyni Olivero, who allowed over two runs for the first time this season. Olivero gave up four runs, five hits and a walk over four innings in his first relief appearance of the season.
Erin Baldwin (2-1) pitched two hitless innings, and Bryan Menendez got his fifth save of the season.
The Eugene-at-Hillsboro series opener is 4 p.m. Saturday.
After two rounds of the Open Championship at Portrush, Northern Ireland, former University of Oregon NCAA champion Aaron Wise was tied for 32nd.
Wise turned in a 2-under-par 69 on Friday for a two-day total of 1-under 141.
J.B. Holmes and Shane Lowry shared the 36-hole at 8-under 134.
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Norman Xiong, a former UO golfer, missed the cut in the
Xiong, who shot 78 on Thursday, had a 74 for a 36-hole total of 10-over 152. It took 142 or better to advance.
Kristoffer Ventura had the lead at 11-under 131.
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