Hops clip Boise
HILLSBORO 4, Boise 1
Ricky Martinez and Jorge Barrosa hit singles to open the decisive sixth inning as Hillsboro won at Ron Tonkin Field. Each went 2 for 4 with a run scored atop the Hops lineup.
Andy Yerzy also had two of the Hops' nine hits, including a double.
Five Hillsboro pitchers combined to limit Boise to five hits while striking out 11. Cody Reed (2-0) was credited with the win after pitching 3.1 innings. Mailon Arroyo followed Reed with 1.2 innings, getting all five outs with strikeouts. Eduardo Herrera pitched the ninth for his eighth save.
The game was tied entering the sixth, when a double-steal put Martinez and Barrosa at second and third with no outs. Consecutive walks by losing pitcher Colton Harlow forced home the run that put Hillsboro ahead 2-1. Barrosa made it 3-1 when Liover Peguero grounded into a double play.
Peguero hit an RBI single in the bottom of the second to tie the score 1-1. Martinez hit an RBI single in the seventh.
The Hops (45-27) and Hawks (26-46) will play at 7 p.m. Friday at Ron Tonkin Field, then head to Boise for three games, Saturday through Monday, that will complete the regular season.
Hillsboro opens the NWL South Division playoffs at 7 p.m. Wednesday at home against the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes. Games 2 and 3, if necessary, in the best-of-three series are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Volcanoes Stadium.
• Hops pitcher Deyni Olivero has been named NWL Pitcher of the Year. He and pitcher Marcos Tineo and outfielder Kristian Robinson (promoted to Kane County of the Midwest League on Aug. 3) were named to the all-league team.
Portland's Lara Tennant repeated as champion of the U.S. Senior Women's Amateur.
Tennant defeated Sue Wooster of Australia in the 18-hole final at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Country Club — winning by the same score (3 and 2) and over the same opponent as last year.
Tennant won in 2018 at Vero Beach, Florida.
This was the first finals rematch in the 58-year history of the event.
Tennant earned a 10-year exemption into the U.S. Senior Women's Am and possession of the championship trophy for one year. Wooster claimed a three-year exemption. Both finalists are now entered in the 2020 U.S. Senior Women's Open at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Connecticut, and earned other USGA exemptions.
Wooster won the second hole with a par 4. It was her only lead. Tennant pulled even with a par 4 on the fourth, and the match turned when Tennant won three out of four holes with winning pars on the par-3 eighth and par-4 10th and 11th.
Woosnam made birdie 4 on the13th to cut her deficit to two, but Tennant clinched the title with a par 4 on the 16th.
Tennant was the fifth seed after stroke-play qualifying, and Wooster 34th in the field of 64.
SEATTLE 17, Oakland 15
At CenturyLink Field, Geno Smith led two first-half touchdown drives and Jason Myers kicked a 40-yard field goal in the second half as the Seahawks held off the Raiders.
Both teams rested their projected starters and finish the preseason 3-1.
Seattle scored on its first drive, a 39-yard pass from Smith to Terry Wright providing the touchdown on a five-play, 73-yard drive.
Midway through the second quarter, Smith connected with Jacob Hollister for an 11-yard touchdown.
Seattle led 14-6 at halftime and 17-9 after Myers made a field goal on the first play of the fourth quarter.
The Raiders' only touchdown was a 3-yard run by James Butler with 1:43 left. Oakland coach Jon Gruden decided to try a 2-point conversion to tie the game — and potentially force overtime. But a motion penalty pushed the Raiders back five yards and then quarterback Nathan Peterman was sacked.
Smith was 4 for 7 for 107 yards and Paxton Lynch 1 for 7 for four yards as Seattle completed only five passes. C.J. Prosise and Travis Homer each ran for 42 yards as the Hawks finished with 134 net rushing yards.
Oakland outgained Seattle 328-214.
The Seahawks open the regular season at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at home against Cincinnati.
Portland Thorns winger Tobin Heath scored in the fourth minute and all four Thorns were in the starting lineup for the U.S. in a 4-0 win over Portugal before 49,504 fans at Philadelphia.
Midfielder Lindsey Horan, in her 75th national team appearance, assisted on a Carli Lloyd goal in the 52nd minute with a flick header.
Thorns goalkeeper Adrianna Franch made two saves, earning a shoutout in her second appearance with the national team. Thorns defender Emily Sonnett started at right back for her 33rd appearance.
It was the 157th national team game for Heath.
The same teams meet again on Tuesday at St. Paul, Minnesota, as the United States' World Cup victory tour continues.
Midfielder Gabby Seiler, injured in a recent practice, had her right ACL repaired in surgery in Portland. She won't be able to return until next season.
Portland has signed 2019 bantam draft picks Kyle Chyzowski and Ryder Thompson to WHL contracts.
They will be eligible to play in the WHL full-time in the 2020-21 season. They will play this weekend as the Hawks open preseason play with games at Everett against Spokane (3 p.m. Friday), Vancouver (11:30 a.m. Saturday) and Everett (3 p.m. Sunday).
Chyzowski was Portland's first pick in the 2019 draft of players born in 2004. He was taken in the third round, 58th overall. A center from Surrey, British Columbia, Chyzowski had 46 points in 33 games last season for Delta Hockey Academy.
Thompson was Portland's third selection, taken with the 105th pick. A defenseman from Russell, Manitoba. Thompson played last season with RINK Hockey Academy and was second on his team with 23 points in 29 games.
COLLEGE WOMEN'S SOCCER
Portland 1, New Mexico 0
At Seattle, Taryn Ries scored in the 27th minute as the Pilots improved to 1-0-1 with the neutral-field win at the University of Washington.
Portland goalkeeper Sarah Wahlen made three saves in the shutout.
New Mexico (2-1-0) outshot the Pilots 8-3 (3-2 on goal).
Larkin Russell assisted on the goal.
Next for the Pilots is a Saturday match in Seattle against perennial women's soccer power North Carolina.
Concordia 3, FRASER VALLEY 2
Concordia won the exhibition 3-2 behind the two goals of sophomore forward Isabelle Morales and a goal by freshman midfielder Jaida Nybt.
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