Pickles give up big innings
WENATCHEE 14, Portland 8
Portland allowed 13 hits and nine walks in dropping the second game and falling to 0-2 in the three-game road series.
After the Pickles had taken a 6-3 lead with three runs in the fifth inning, the AppleSox scored five runs in the sixth.
Portland knotted the score at 8-8 with two runs in the eighth, only to give up six runs in the bottom half.
Portland (8-6) is third in West Coast League South Division second-half standings behind the Corvallis Knights (10-3) and Cowlitz Black Bears (9-5).
Wenatchee (11-6) is tied for first in the North with the Victoria HarbourCats (10-5), going into Monday's 6:30 p.m. series final and sweep opportunity against the Pickles.
Kevin Lyons (0-3), from UC Santa Barbara, took the loss after giving up six runs in 1.1 innings.
Trent Sellers (2-0), from Washington State), earned the victory with two runs allowed and five strikeouts in 3.1 innings.
The AppleSox scored in the first inning off an RBI single from left fielder Johnny Sage (Purdue).
The Pickles responded in the third with three runs, two by way of home runs from center fielder John Jensen (UC Irvine) and first baseman Kyle Manzardo (Washington State). The third came from left fielder Gabe Skoro (University of Portland, ex-Lincoln High), who scored off his own single and took advantage of some defensive mistakes to ring it in.
In the bottom of the inning, right fielder Ryan Altenberger (Xavier) hit a two-run homer to make the score 3-3.
Portland's fifth included RBI singles from third baseman Kyle Velazquez (Saint Mary's) and shortstop Alex Lambeau (Loyola Marymount) and a sacrifice fly from designated hitter Davis Delorefice (Washington).
Wenatchee's five-run frame include Sage's double that brought in three runs and a two-run homer by center fielder Dalton Harum (Virginia Tech).
In the eighth, Skoro scored after drawing a walk, thanks to a Manardo single, a passed ball and an error, and Manzardo came home on a single by Chase Luttrell (Long Beach State).
But shortstop Kody Darcy (Xavier) started the eighth-inning scoring for Wenatchee with an RBI single. Catcher Justin Lutz (Spokane Falls Community College) hit a single to bring in two runs, and third baseman Kodie Holden (WSU) plated three with a double.
BOISE 5, Hillsboro 3
Boise rallied from a 3-2 deficit with a run in the seventh inning and two in the eighth before 2,483 fans at Memorial Stadium.
The Hawks won the series 2-1, having also on 8-7 on Saturday after a 7-5 loss on Friday.
All eight teams in the two divisions of the Single-A Northwest League ended Sunday with records of 3-3 in the second half.
Hillsboro gave up two runs in the bottom of the first, but took the lead in the sixth. Steven Leyton had an RBI triple, and Jesus Marriaga followed with a double and eventually scored via an error.
Boise finished with an 8-6 edge in hits. Hillsboro first baseman Andy Yerzy was 2 for 4 with a triple.
Rookies Tommy Henry from College World Series finalist Michigan and Ryne Nelson from the University of Oregon teamed up to pitch the first three innings. Henry allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits, with two strikeouts. Nelson blanked the Hawks on one hit and a walk, with two Ks.
Hillsboro returns home to Ron Tonkin Field on Monday for a 7 p.m. game, the first of three in three nights against the Everett AquaSox.
Los Angeles II 2, Portland 1
A goal in the fifth minute of stoppage time lifted LA Galaxy II over Portland Timbers 2 in USL Championship action at Providence Park.
Jose Hernandez converted a rebound of a shot off the crossbar by former T2 forward Augustine Williams for the winning goal.
Dairon Asprilla scored his seventh USL goal of the season for Portland, tying the score in the 32nd minute with an assist from Roy Miller.
Asprilla was one of nine MLS Timbers who played in Sunday's match. The list included defender Bill Tuiloma and midfielder Tomas Conechny, who had a 20th-minute penalty kick saved by goalkeeper Eric Lopez.
Lopez made four saves, including one on a strong shot from Conechny in the 64th minute and a point-blank chance for Foster Langsdorf in the 87th minute.
A seventh-minute header from Ethan Zubak gave LA an early lead.
Galaxy II is 7-7-8 (29 points) and jumped ahead of Timbers 2 (7-7-7, 28) in the USL Championship Western Conference. T2 is 10th in the conference.
Portland visits El Paso at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
TRACK AND FIELD
Lopez Lomong and Shelby Houlihan of the Bowerman Track Club completed double triumphs as the U.S. Outdoor Championships came to a close in Des Moines, Iowa.
Lomong captured the men's 5,000 meters in a Drake Stadium-record 13 minutes, 25.53 seconds while Houlihan won the women's 5,000 in 15:50.
Former University of Oregon star Matthew Centrowitz placed second in the men's 1,500 in 3:44.97, just behind Craig Engels of Nike Oregon Project in 3:44.93.
Donavan Brazier of NOP edged teammate Clayton Murphy in the men's 800, winning in 1:45.62, with Murphy crossing the line in 1:46.01.
Hanna Green of Oregon Track Club Elite was second in the women's 800 in 1:58.19, with former UO standout Raevyn Rogers third in 1:58.84, both behind Ajee Wilson (stadium-record 1:57.72).
Devon Allen, ex-UO star, was third in the men's 100 hurdles.
In the women's steeplechase, Bowerman Track Club's Courtney Frerichs and Colleen Quigley wound up second and third, respectively.
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