Scoresheet: North, South split baseball series; Pickles win pair
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
North, South split all-star baseball games — At Oregon State's Goss Stadium, PIL player of the year Alex Nisbet of Cleveland High went 2 for 3 with a double, three RBIs and three runs scored to lead the North to a 10-2 win over the South on Sunday at the Richardson Oregon All-Star Baseball Series featuring top senior players from Class 6A and 5A schools.
The South won on Saturday, 8-3.
Nisbet was 3 for 5 with two doubles for the weekend and was named the North's Most Outstanding Player.
Gus Rogers of Lakeridge was named the North's Most Valuable pitcher. He and Pete Coakley of Sunset each threw two scoreless relief innings on Sunday.
North DH Nelson Keljo of jesuit singled and scored two runss and Lake Oswego's Blaise Heher was 2 for 4 and scored twice as the North had 13 hits on Sunday.
Pickles 9-2, Riverhawks 0-1 — Portland swept Edmonton in a Sunday West Coast League doubleheader at Walker Stadium, winning 9-0 and 2-1, with the second game going 11 innings.
The second game was scoreless until the ninth inning, when each team plated one run. The Pickles won it in the bottom of the 11th with a two-out RBI single from Kyler Stancato that scored Michael Campanga, who had walked and gone to second on an errant pickoff attempt.
Campagna had the run-scoring two-out single in the bottom of the ninth to extend the game.
In the first game of a Sunday doubleheader, Evan Leibl and Jacob Jablonski each went 2 for 3, with Jablonski delivering a two-out, two-run base hit in a four-run first inning for Portland (7-3).
The Pickles are off Monday and host Ridgefield at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Walker Stadium.
Angels 4, Mariners 0 — Mike Trout homered for the fifth time in this series at Seattle and Los Angeles won four of five in the series. The Mariners (29-39) managed only two hits against six Angels pitchers, one of them a Justin Upton double and the other a J.P. Crawford single when the Mariners loaded the bases in the fourth. Seattle was 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position.
Indians 3, Hops 2 — At Spokane, Hillsboro (28-33) had a 12-5 advantage in hits, but lost on a solo home run by Spokane's Drew Roma in the bottom of the eighth.
For the Hops, Tristin English homered, doubled and threw a runner out at the plate on his first Father's Day as a dad.
T2 post first win — A pair of Portland Timbers combined on a stoppage-time winner Sunday as T2 won for the first time as a member of MLS NEXT Pro. Defender Zac McGraw headed home a cross from David Ayala in the fourth minute of stoppage time in a 2-1 win over Houston Dynamo 2 at Hillsboro Stadium.
Dawson McCartney's diving header in the 80th minute tied it for Portland.
T2 (1-8-2) is back at Hillsboro Stadium at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26 to take on Colorado Rapids 2.
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
Spokane 3, Hillsboro 1 — A couple seventh inning runs propelled Spokane (31-29) to the road win over Hillsboro (28-32) on Saturday. Scott Randall went six innings, giving up one run on three hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Mariners drop doubleheader — Seattle (29-38) lost both games at home to the visiting Los Angeles Angels (32-36) 4-2 and 3-0 on Saturday. Seattle had only five hits in game two as Mike Trout hit another home run in each game after hitting two in their game back on Thursday.
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
Mariners 8, Angels 1 — Robby Ray lost a no-hit bid on his own lax fielding effort with two outs in the seventh, but was dominant as Seattle cruised past struggling Los Angeles at T-Mobile Park. A chopper back to the mound off the bat of Max Stassi bounced over Ray's head. He didn't jump, and the ball ticked off his glove on a play ruled an infield hit.
Ray struck out 10, allowed three hits and walked one before he was pulled in the eighth.
Julio Rodriguez had three hits, Cal Raleigh hit his eighth homer and Ty France hit a bases-loaded double to drive in three runs.
In his Mariners' debut, Justin Upton was hit in the head by a pitch in the fifth inning and left the game.
Hops 12, Indians 3 — At Spokane, Tim Tawa homered, doubled, went 4 for 5 and drove in five as Hillsboro won its second in a row after losing 10 consecutive games. The Hops hammered 19 hits, including home runs by Tawa, Adrian Del Castillo, A.J. Vukovich and Tristan English. Tawa, from West Linn, is the first Hops player to have four four-hit games in a season, and did it in the first half of the schedule.
Pickles rained out — Friday's Edmonton visit to Portland was rained out and is slated to be made up at 4 p.m. Sunday as the first game of a West Coast League doubleheader at Walker Stadium.
Honors continue for Hjerpe, Melton — Oregon State left-handed pitcher Cooper Hjerpe and outfielder Jacob Melton have both been named first-team All-Americans by the American Baseball Coaches Association. Both Hjerpe and Melton had both previously been named First-Team All-Americans by Collegiate Baseball, the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and Perfect Game.
Worlds of Sport — The Trail Blazers, Timbers and Thorns, Beavers and Ducks will be among the local organizations represented at Worlds of Sport, taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Oregon Convention Center. Billed as a celebration of all things sport, the event will include sports cards and collectables, panel discussions on a variety of topics including sports careers, and a variety of skill challenges.
Worlds of Sport happens 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $16 a day or $22 for both days. See worldsofsport.com.
• The Trail Blazers Saturday and Sunday also will be represented at the PDX Jazz Juneteenth Oregon celebration of African American freedom at Lillis Albina Park and at the Portland Pride Waterfront Festival and Parade at Tom McCall Waterfront Park.
Pilots tennis — The University of Portland has promoted Filip Zivkovic to women's tennis head coach. Zivkovic was the interim head coach for the 2021-22 season after spending the previous 10 years as an assistant coach with the Pilots.
THURSDAY, JUNE 16
Tobin Heath to OL Reign — Seattle-based OL Reign has acquired former Portland Thorns attacker Tobin Heath and signed her through this season with an option for 2023.
The Reign acquired the National Women's Soccer League rights to Heath by sending $50,000 in allocation money and two 2023 NWSL Draft picks to Racing Louisville.
Heath was a member of Portland's 2013 and 2017 NWSL championship teams and of the United States' Women's World Cup winners in 2015 and 2019.
Heath was selected by Louisville in the 2020 NWSL expansion draft, a selection that surprised the Thorns. At the time, Portland had five members of the U.S. Women's National Team on its roster, but could only protect two and chose to protect Lindsey Horan and Crystal Dunn.
Heath never played for Louisville, signing with Manchester United in 2020 before playing the past two seasons with Arsenal.
She is expected to join the Reign on Monday.
The Thorns visit the Reign on July 10 for the last regular-season match of 2022 between the rivals.
Hops 4, Indians 2 — Hillsboro (27-31) ended its 10-game losing streak with the Thursday win at Spokane (30-28), scoring all four runs in the first three innings and holding on late. Starting John Carver went eight innings, giving up only one run on two hits with eight strikeouts and two walks. AJ Vukovich and Danny Oriente each homered to help the Hops.
Angels 4, Mariners 1 — Seattle (28-36) couldn't get the bats going against Shohei Ohtani and the Los Angeles Angels (30-35) on Thursday at home. Seattle had only four hits, one being an eighth inning double by JP Crawford to score the Mariners lone run. While Ohtani dominated on the mound, fellow super star Mike Trout hit two two-run home runs to score all four of LA's runs.
Winterhawks preseason schedule — The Portland Winterhawks will play four preseason games, two in Everett and two in Kennewick, Washington.
The schedule: 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 vs. Seattle at Everett; 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11 at Everett; 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 vs. Spokane at Kennewick, Washington; 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17 at Tri-City.
The 2022-23 Western Hockey League season will begin Friday, Sept. 23. The Winterhawks home opener date will be announced soon.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15
Rutschman homers — Adley Rutschman, the pride of Sherwood High School and Oregon State University, hit his first career homer.
The Baltimore Orioles catcher hit a two-run homer off Toronto pitcher Jose Berrios. It was also his first two RBIs.
He was hitting .176 in 20 games entering Wednesday's game.
Near no-no — Former Oregon Ducks (and Seattle Mariners) pitcher Tyler Anderson of the Los Angeles Dodgers almost threw a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels.
He held the Angels hitless through 8 1/3 innings, including striking out Mike Trout to start the ninth inning. But, Shohei Ohtani hit a triple off Anderson to break up the no-hit bid, and the pitcher left the game with 123 pitches thrown.
He struck out eight and walked two. He gave up an earned run, as Duffy followed Anderson's exit with a single off Craig Kimbrel.
With the 4-1 Dodgers win, Anderson moved to 8-0 with a 2.82 ERA.
Minnesota 5, Mariners 0 — The Twins' Sonny Gray and five relievers combined to give up five hits to Seattle (28-35) at T-Mobile Park.
Seattle starter Marco Gonzales gave up three hits and one run in 6 2/3, allowing only Ryan Jeffers' RBI single, but lost.
The Mariners lost both series at home, to Boston and Minnesota. They play host to the Los Angeles Angels next, starting Thursday.
Spokane 4, Hops 0 — Hillsboro (26-31) had only three hits in the road loss.
Ronaiker Palma had three hits and two runs scored for the Indians (30-27).
Hjerpe honored — Oregon State pitcher Cooper Hjerpe has been named national pitcher of the year by the College Baseball Foundation.
A Capay, California native and OSU sophomore, Hjerpe went 11-1 with a 2.53 ERA. He struck out an OSU-record 161 batters, which currently leads the nation; he would be the first OSU pitcher to lead the country in strikeouts.
Hjerpe and outfielders Justin Boyd and Jacob Melton have been named to the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association First-Team All-American team.
Boyd led the Beavers with a .373 average. Melton hit .360 with 17 homers and 83 RBIs.
Collegiate Baseball also named Hjerpe and Melton to its first-team All-American team.
UO Hall of Fame — The University of Oregon has announced its Oregon Athletics Hall of Fame class of 2022.
It includes seven-time NCAA track and field champion Brianne Theisen-Eaton, tennis player Daria Panova, golfer Daniel Miernicki, basketball coach Ernie Kent and the 2010 football team that played in the national championship game.
Thorns called — Goalkeeper Shelby Hogan and midfielders Olivia Moultrie and Hina Sugita of the Portland Thorns have been called up to national teams for the June FIFA window.
Hogan heads to Sweden with the U.S. U-23 team for a tournament. Moultrie and the U.S. U-20 team will play in a France tournament. Sugita and the Japan Women's National Team square off against Serbia and Finland in international friendlies.
TUESDAY, JUNE 14
Spokane 9, Hillsboro 2 — The losing streak is up to nine for Hillsboro (26-30) after falling to Spokane (29-27) in their series opener up north. Spokane scored six runs in the first three innings and didn't look back, holding the Hops to only four hits, one run coming off a solo home run from West Linn's own Tim Tawa, his seventh of the season.
Mariners 5, Twins 0 — Logan Gilbert continued to pitch well for Seattle (28-34) on Tuesday in the shutout win over visiting Minnesota (36-28). Gilbert went six innings, giving up only four hits with one walk and six strikeouts. Erik Swanson, Diego Castillo and Matthew Festa all pitched an inning in relief and didn't give up a hit. Eugenio Suarez hit a two-run home run in the fourth while Ty France went deep for a couple runs as well in the fifth.
Storm 81, Lynx 79 — Seattle's (9-5) turnaround continues with a fourth consecutive victory Tuesday, this one on the road at Minnesota (3-12). Breanna Stewart has been a big part of the turnaround, and she was again against the Lynx scoring 29 points with eight rebounds. Epiphanny Prince had 15 points to help and Jewell Loyd pitched in 14.
Tuiloma, New Zealand lose WC qualifier — A third-minute goal from Joe Campbell was enough for Costa Rica to beat New Zealand on Tuesday to earn the final spot in this year's FIFA World Cup Tournament. The result in a playoff match at Qatar denies Portland Timbers defender Bill Tuiloma a World Cup opportunity.
Tuiloma played the entire match for New Zealand, which will feel aggrieved after a couple of controversial VAR reviews went against it — wiping out a tying goal and resulting in a red card that forced New Zealand to play a man down from the 69th minute.
MONDAY, JUNE 13
NBA Finals — Golden State beat Boston 104-94 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals, bringing the Warriors within one win of capturing their fourth title in recent years.
And, it'd be the first title for Gary Payton II, the Oregon State product who has played a key role for the Warriors.
But, can Ime Udoka's Celtics keep their dream alive in Game 6 on their home court? It'll be 6 p.m. Thursday at Boston.
Thorns — Portland Thorns midfielder Sam Coffey, defender Becky Sauerbrunn and forward Sophia Smith have been named to the 26-player U.S. Women's National Team roster for a pair of friendlies against Colombia on June 25 and June 28.
In addition, Sauerbrunn and Smith were named to the roster to participate in the Concacaf W Championship, July 4-11 in Mexico.
Edmonton wins — The Edmonton Oil Kings captured the Western Hockey League championship, beating the Seattle Thunderbirds 2-0 Monday in Game 6. The Oil Kings won the best-of-seven series 4-2 and will represent the WHL in the Memorial Cup tournament.
This is the third WHL title for the modern Oil Kings, who in 2012 and 2014 won titles — both times beating the Portland Winterhawks in Game 7 of that championship series. The Winterhawks won the title in 2013, beating Edmonton as those clubs each reached the final series three consecutive years.
Edmonton will represent the WHL at the Memorial Cup, June 20-29 in Saint John, New Brunswick.
Minnesota 3, Mariners 2 — Byron Buxton hit a two-run homer and also scored an insurance run on Max Kepler's RBI single as the Twins won at Seattle.
Taylor Trammell homered for the Mariners (27-34).
Hanus signs — Portland Winterhawks defenseman and co-captain Clay Hanus has signed a contract with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, an affiliate of the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins in the American Hockey League.
Hanus had 18 goals and 56 assists for 74 points in 68 games for the Winterhawks last season.
The Minnetonka, Minnesota native appeared in 257 career regular-season games.
He joined Jaydon Dureau, Cross Hanas and Taylor Gauthier as current Winterhawks to sign NHL contracts.
Adams honored — Portland State senior cornerback Anthony Adams, from Newberg, has been named to the Athlon Sports FCS Preseason All-America Team.
He's one of five players selected from the Big Sky Conference.
Adams has started 35 games in 2019 and 2021. He's a two-time all-Big Sky performer, once at safety and once at cornerback.
Bazzana, Brown honored — Oregon State second baseman Travis Bazzana has been named a first-team Freshman All-American by National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association. OSU relief pitcher Ryan Brown was named to the second team.
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