Pickles go out winners
PORTLAND 6, Cowlitz 1
The Pickles ended their season on a winning note, beating the visiting Black Bears at Walker Stadium to finish the West Coast League college wood-bat season at 24-29.
Thomas Rudinsky was 2 for 4 and hit his seventh home run and fourth double of the season for Portland.
Chase Luttrell was 2 for 5 with a double, two runs and an RBI.
Justin Kelly (1-2) struck out four over 2.2 innings to earn the win. Five pickles pitchers combined to strike out nine and scatter five hits.
John Jensen was 2 for 5 in the leadoff spot for Portland.
Gabe Skoro hit a two-run single in the first for the Pickles and hit a sacrifice fly in a two-run third inning. Portland added one run in the fifth and another in the sixth.
Hillsboro 10, EVERETT 1
Corbin Carroll had a big homecoming as the Hops ended a three-game losing streak with a well-rounded 10-1 win over the AquaSox on Sunday at Funko Field in Everett, Washington.
The Hops (35-20) improve to 11-6 in the second half and remain in first place in the Northwest League South Division.
Hillsboro pitchers Tyler Holton (five innings), Nick Snyder (two innings) and Ethan Larrison (two innings) combined to strikeout 14 batters and allow three hits.
Holton (1-0) had career highs in innings and strikeouts (eight) and did not issue a walk. It was a bounce-back performance for Holton, who in his last start had five earned runs in two innings.
Tristin English (3 for 5 with two runs), Jesus Marriaga (2 for 4 with two runs, an RBI and a walk), Liover Peguero (2 for 4 with two runs, an RBI and a walk), Carroll (2 for 5 with three runs and 2 RBIs) and Joe Gillette (2 for 3 with four RBIs and a run) had bid days in the middle of the Hillsboro order.
Carroll, the Diamondbacks top pick (19th) in June out of Lakeside High in Seattle, had plenty of support at Everett.
The Hops took a 4-0 lead in the fourth when English singled, Marriaga tripled, Peguero doubled, Carroll doubled and stole third, and Gillette hit a sacrifice-fly.
They doubled their lead to eight in the sixth inning when English and Marriaga singled, Carrol reached on an error by Everett second baseman Utah Jones, and Gillette and Kevin Lachance doubled.
Hillsboro reached double digits in the eighth when Peguero walked, Carroll tripled and Gillette singled.
The series at Everett continues at 7 p.m. Monday and 11 a.m. Tuesday.
PORTLAND 3, New Mexico United 2
Foster Langsdorf, Ryan Sierakowski and Todd Wharton scored as Timbers 2 snapped a seven-match winless streak.
Langsdorf and Sierakowski produced quality strikes for their goals and Wharton converted a second-half penalty kick as 2,316 watched the USL Championship match at Providence Park.
T2 is 8-7-8 (32 points) and seventh in the Western Conference. New Mexico United is 8-6-9 (33) and in sixth place.
Langsdorf scored his sixth goal of the season in the third minute, playing a corner kick off his chest and volleying it home from near the top of the penalty area.
Sierakowski scored from more than 30 yards out in the 58th minute to make it 1-0 T2.
New Mexico pulled a goal back in the 72nd minute but Portland received a penalty kick in the 74th and Wharton converted.
T2 is home at 7:30 p.m. Friday against OKC Energy FC.
LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL
Host team Willow Creek LL will face South Williamsport (Pennsylvania) LL at 10 a.m. Monday in the quarterfinals of the Little League Softball World Series at Alpenrose Dairy.
The game will be carried by ESPN2.
Willow Creek went 2-2 in pool play and was idle on Sunday.
Monday's other quarterfinal games will be at 1 p.m. (ESPN2), 4 p.m. (ESPNews) and 7 p.m. (ESPNews). Monday winners advance to semifinal games on Tuesday. The championship game will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Former Oregon Duck Wyndham Clark finished tied for 18th place at the Northern Trust at Jersey City, New Jersey. Clark shot a 1-under 70 on Sunday and finished at 9-under 275.
Fellow former Duck Aaron Wise shot 3-under 68 to climb into a tie for 43rd at 4-under 280.
Patrick Reed (16-under 268) won the tournament by one stroke over Abraham Ancer.
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