Rudinsky, McVay help lead Pickles to win
Portland 9, PORT ANGELES 6
The Pickles led all the way and withstood a three-run ninth inning by the Lefties as they squared the three-game West Coast League series at Civic Field.
The Pickles had 12 hits, with designated hitter Thomas Rudinsky (Lane Community College, ex-Lincoln High) going 4 of 6 hitting and three RBIs.
Portland used only two pitchers. Brad McVay (4-2), from the University of Portland and Milwaukie High, had five strikeouts and gave up two runs over five innings. Nicolas Lopez allowed four runs in five innings, with five strikeouts.
Tristan Plunkett (0-1) took the loss in his first appearance of the season. He struck out six but allowed five runs in four innings.
Both teams are 11-9 in the second half of the season, with Portland (20-26 overall) second in the WCL South Division and Port Angeles (21-25) third in the North. The Pickles trail the first-half champion Corvallis Knights by 3.5 games with eight games left in the regular season.
Rudinsky got things started for Portland with an RBI single that scored left fielder John Arndorfer (Notre Dame, ex-Jesuit High).
Rudinsky also had a two-run homer in the eighth with Arndorfer aboard.
Third baseman Kyle Velazquez (Saint Mary's) brought in Rudinsky with a double to make the score 2-0 Portland after the top of the first.
The Pickles struck again in the fourth. With the bases loaded, Plunkett walked Arndorfer (who walked four times). First baseman Kyle Manzardo (Washington State) plated two runs with a double, pushing the lead to 5-0.
The Lefties scored two runs in the fifth and one in the eighth.
Arndorfer, who was 2 for 2, hit an RBI single in the ninth before Port Angeles put together closing three runs.
The series finale starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Portland's Saturday match at El Paso was postponed as a result of the shooting at a mall in the southwest Texas city that according to reports killed at least 20 people.
The USL Championship game between T2 and Locomotive FC will be rescheduled, but no date was announced.
Members of both teams were safe, according to an announcement from the USL.
T2 next plays Wednesday at Colorado Springs.
Portland's Seth Jarvis scored a goal as Canada's summer under-18 national team beat host Slovakia 4-1 in an exhibition game in advance of the under-18 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
The annual under-18 tournament, being played in Slovakia and in the Czech Republic, begins on Monday.
The Winterhawks' Cross Hanas is on the United States roster for the tournament and scored twice in Thursday's 6-4 exhibition win over host Hungary. He did not score in a Saturday exhibition 3-1 loss to the Czech Republic.
Recently signed Hawks forward Simon Knak is expected to play for Switzerland in the tournament. Knak was the Swiss captain for the 2018 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
Aaron Wise, second-year PGA Tour pro and former NCAA champion at the University of Oregon, moved up 28 spots into a tie for 25th on Day 3 of the Wyndham Championship at Greensboro, North Carolina.
Wise fired a 5-under-par 65 and got to 10-under with a 200 total for 54 holes.
He will go into Sunday's final round seven strokes behind Byeong Hun An, who shot 66 and has a one-shot lead over Webb Simpson (65) and Brice Garnett (66).
Another ex-Duck, PGA Tour rookie Wyndham Clark, had a 73 on Saturday and missed the final cut. He was at 1-under 209.
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Scott Harrington, a veteran and former Jesuit High golfer, finished the third round of the Ellie Mae Classic at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, California in a tie for 10th, four shots behind the leader.
Harrington turned in a 2-under 68 for an 11-under 199 total.
Matthew NeSmith shot 69 and was at 15-under 195, one in front of Brandon Crick (62), Zac Blair (65) and Maverick McNealy (68).
Harrington was tied for sixth, five shots off the pace, after two rounds.
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