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Thursday local sports news/Winterhawks slate Neely Cup for Aug. 21-24 at Memorial Coliseum; Lomong wins U.S. 10,000


CORVALLIS 4, Portland 3

The Pickles overcame a bus malfunction on their way to Goss Stadium that left them stranded on Interstate-5 only to lose to the Corvallis Knights.

Corvallis' eighth win in a row lifted its West Coast League second-half record to 9-1, good for a two-game lead over the Cowlitz Black Bears (8-4) and 2.5-game edge on the Pickles (7-4).

Leading 3-2 going into the sixth innings, things looked good for Portland until Corvallis third baseman Andy Alwood (Texas Rio Grande Valley) scored on a stolen base and right fielder Nick Yovetich (University of San Francisco) hit an RBI single that gave the Knights all they needed to win.

Knights right-hander Eric Hill (Linn Benton Community College, 1-0) gave up no hits and struck out two in 1.2 innings, with William Kempner (Gonzaga) earning the save.

Portland's Justin Kelly (University of Utah, 0-1) allowed the two runs in the sixth.

The Pickles got things started in the second with a solo shot from catcher Thomas Rudinsky (Lane CC, ex-Lincoln High).

Corvallis answered with a home run from their catcher Tristan King (Texas Rio Grande Valley and Perth, Australia) to make the score 1-1 through three innings.

Pickles first baseman Kyle Manzardo (Washington State) brought in two runs with a single in the top of the fifth.

The series finale goes back to Walker Stadium, with first pitch at 7 p.m. Friday.


Portland's preseason Neely Cup tournament will take place Aug. 21-24 at Memorial Coliseum.

Tickets are $5 per day or $15 for all four days and are now for sale.

Two scrimmages will be played each day. On Wednesday, Aug. 21, the games are at 3 and 5 p.m. On Aug. 22 and Aug. 23, games are at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Aug. 24 games are at 3 and 5 p.m.

Fans can meet and interact with players during the free Toyota Hockey Fan Fest that follows the Aug. 24 championship game from about 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the concourse at Memorial Coliseum.

• Portland traded 19-year-old forward Haydn Delorme to Regina for a conditional 2021 bantam draft pick. As a rookie, Delorme had one goal and three assists in 31 games last season.


Bowerman Track Club's Lopez Lomong, a two-time Olympian, won the men's 10,000 meters on Day 1 of the U.S. outdoor championships at Des Moines, Iowa.

Lomong, who lives in Beaverton, set a Drake Stadium record with his PR of 27 minutes, 30.06 seconds.

Shadrack Kipchirchir was second in 27:47.71.


Rookie Norman Xiong out of the University of Oregon was tied for 106th at par 72 after the opening round of the Price Cutter Charity Championship at Springfield, Missouri.

Co-leaders Grant Hirschman and Conrad Shindler shot 63.

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