Scoresheet: Mariners win in 11; Portland women's soccer tops Hawaii
SUNDAY, SEPT. 4
Mariners 6, Guardians 3 — At Cleveland, J.P. Crawford hit a go-ahead single with one out in the 11th inning and Cal Raleigh followed with a two-run home run as Seattle (76-58) won in extra innings. Each team loaded the bases in the 10th without scoring.
Julio Rodriguez went 4 for 6 with a solo home run. The game was delayed several hours.
Dust Devils 6, Hops 5 — The final 2022 game at Ron Tonkin Field went 11 innings before Tri-City emerged with the win. Each team scored three runs in the 10th inning.
The Hops stranded 17 runners, the Dust Devils 28.
Trail Blazers — Portland waived center Norvel Pelle one month after signing the 6-10 center.
College women's soccer — Cally Togiai scored in the 86th minute seconds after entering the field as a substitute to give the Portland Pilots a 1-0 win over visiting Hawaii. Selma Licina set up the goal with a through pass as Portland improved to 4-0-2. … Boise State beat Oregon 3-1. Jordan Snyder scored for the Ducks (1-1-3).
Aces 110, Storm 98 — In a wild Game 3 at Seattle, Las Vegas outscored the Storm 18-6 in overtime after scoring an inexplicable tying layup to end regulation.
The Aces lead the best-of-5 WNBA semifinal series 2-1.
Seattle appeared to have the game won when Sue Bird hit a 3-pointer to make it 92-90 with 0.8 seconds left in the fourth quarter. But Jackie Young got free for a tying layup and Las Vegas dominated the overtime.
A'ja Wilson led Vegas with 34 points and 11 rebounds and Chelsea Gray had 29 points and 12 assists.
Breanna Stewart had 20 points, 15 rebounds and six assists for the Storm, who had six players score in double figures.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 3
Seattle 4, Cleveland 0 — Seattle (75-58) keeps winning, beating Cleveland again to sit at 5-0 on the current Midwest trip. Robbie Ray pitched well, allowing six hits in six innings of work with no runs and three strikeouts. Ty France hit a solo home run in the first to get things started and the Mariners scored two more runs later both on bases loaded walks.
While Seattle has won six in a row, it hasn't moved in the standings from the second wild card spot thanks to Tampa Bay (74-57) winning five in a row. Toronto (72-59) is two games behind in the third wild card spot. Baltimore is on outside (71-61) 1.5 games back of the Blue Jays.
Lewis & Clark 41, Puget Sound 15 — Lewis & Clark dominated to grab head coach Joe Bushman's first collegiate win and take down Puget Sound. QB Cruz Montana threw for 231 yards and accounted for three touchdowns, one pass to Devon Guest in the first, another pass to Adrian Daffy in the second and four-yard rush in the third. The Pioneers led 24-3 at the break and pilled it on in the second half with 17 more points to leave no doubt.
Hillsboro 6, Tri-City 4 — Hillsboro (56-67) rallied in the eighth inning with three runs to take the win over visiting Tri-City (53-69). Trailing 4-3 going into the eighth, Cam Coursey ripped a double to score two runs, then later scored on a wild pitch to give the Hops a two run cushion.
College volleyball — Brooke Nuneviller led Oregon volleyball to a 3-2 victory over Rice to close out the Oregon Invitational 2-0. Oregon State swept Central Arkansas in Houston for the Flo Hyman Collegiate Cup, but lost 3-2 to Houston in the next match. Portland State was swept by New Mexico to finish the Borderland Invitational hosted by UTEP with a 1-2 record. Maui Robins had 10 kills to give Portland a 3-0 win over Butler to finish the Denver Invitational with a 2-1 mark.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 2
Mariners 6, Guardians 1 — At Cleveland, Cal Raleigh hit two home runs as Seattle (74-58) won its fifth in a row. Luis Castillo pitched six scoreless innings with four strikeouts, a walk and five hits allowed.
Raleigh hit a solo home run in the second inning and a three-run shot in the sixth inning.
Mitch Haniger hit run-scoring doubles in each of the first two innings.
Dust Devils 9, Hops 5 — At Ron Tonkin Field, a four-run first inning didn't last for Hillsboro. Kyle Kasser and Osmy Gregorio each had three hits and two RBI for Tri-City. Deyvison De Los Santos had two hits including a home run for the Hops (55-67).
College soccer — Five players scored as the Portland men beat visiting Cal Poly 5-0 for the Pilots first win of the season. Gurman Sangha, Jake Arteaga, Sebastian Nava, CJ Tibbling and Michael Hatcher had the goals. … At Corvallis, Seton Hall beat No. 10 Oregon State 1-0.
College volleyball — Oregon State beat Alabama 3-2 in Houston, winning the fifth set 15-7. Mychael Vernon had 12 kills for the Beavers. … At El Paso, Texas, Portland State split two matches, falling 3-1 to South Dakota than beating host UTEP 3-2, winning the fifth set 15-11. … At Denver, Portland improved to 4-1 with a 3-1 win over Hofstra. Jayde Harris had 13 kills.
THURSDAY, SEPT. 1
Seattle 7, Detroit 0 — Logan Gilbert pitched well for Seattle (73-58) as it picked up the sweep on Detroit (50-81). Gilbert picked up nine strikeouts over six innings and allowed only two hits and no runs. Julio Rodriguez and Ty France both hit solo home runs.
Tri-City 4, Hillsboro 2 — Hillsboro (55-66) scored two runs in the first, but Tri-City (52-68) scored one run a piece in the first four frames. AJ Vukovich hit his 15th home run of the season, a two-run shot in the first.
College soccer — Jordan Snyder scored in the 78th minute to help Oregon end in a 1-1 tie with Texas. McKenna Martinez scored two goals to lift Oregon State women's soccer to a 2-0 victory over Boise State. Sophie Mattice and Kayla Adams both scored to give Portland women's soccer a 2-0 win over Nebraska. And Ellie Frazier helped Portland State tie New Mexico 1-1 with a goal in the 74th minute.
College volleyball — Mimi Colyer had 20 kills to lead Oregon to a 3-0 sweep over UC Davis. Portland struggled to open the Denver Invitational, falling to host school Denver in straight sets.
WEDNESDAY, AUG. 31
Mariners 5, Detroit 3 — Seattle's playoff surge continued as it moved to 72-58 with another win.
The Mariners go for a three-game sweep at Detroit in a 10:10 a.m. PT game on Thursday.
Eugenio Suarez and Abraham Toro each hit two-run homers.
Marco Gonzales gave up seven hits and three runs in six innings. Detroit had eight hits — all singles.
Hops 6, Tri-City 3 — At Ron Tonkin Field, Channy Ortiz homered and had two hits and two runs scored as Hillsboro (55-65) beat the Dust Devils (51-68).
Chad Patrick gave up five hits and three runs (two earned) with nine strikeouts and no walks in five innings
TUESDAY, AUG. 30
Seattle 9, Detroit 3 — A six-run third inning powered Seattle (71-58) to the road win over Detroit (50-79). Cal Raleigh started it off with a solo home run, followed by four singles that all scored one run. Raleigh capped off the rally as well with a sacrifice fly to make it 7-0 M's at the time. Seattle sits half a game back now of Tampa Bay (71-57) for the top wild card spot, but is only half a game up on Toronto (70-58) in the third spot. Baltimore (67-61) and Minnesota (67-61) both sit three games out of the picture.
Hillsboro 5, Tri-City 4 — Hillsboro (54-65) brought back what made the start of the season so fun this year: another walk-off win, this time on visiting Tri-City (51-67). Down 4-3 going into the ninth, Neyfy Castillo and Adrian Del Castillo both hit RBI singles to put the Hops in front for the win.
College soccer — Portland men's soccer (0-0-2) survived a wild first half to tie Indiana on the road 3-3. The two sides combined for five goals at the break, the Hoosiers with a 3-2 advantage. Goalkeeper George Tasouris made six big saves to help keep the Hoosiers in check.
MONDAY, AUG. 29
Winterhawks — The Portland Winterhawks training camp and Neely Cup scrimmages take place Sept. 1-4 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The scrimmage schedule: 4 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 1 and Friday, Sept. 2, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3 and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 4. Season-ticket holders can attend for free, others for $5 per day or $15 for all four days.
A total of 73 players ages 15-20 are slated to participate. Forward Aidan Litke (week-to-week), new goalie Jan Spunar (arriving in early September) and overage forward Cross Hanas (Red Wings camp) will not participate. Among the 16-year-olds expected to participate is forward Diego Buttazzoni, who signed last week after he was acquired from Medicine Hat for a future draft pick.
Louzada waived — The Portland Trail Blazers have waived Didi Louzada. He appeared in 12 games over two seasons with Portland and New Orleans.
The Blazers now have 14 players under guaranteed contract, one less than the 15 allowed, and ESPN analyst Bobby Marks said the move puts Portland under the luxury tax threshold.
So, will the team add another player and go back over threshold?
Pro soccer — Having raised the Cascadia Cup trophy following an emotional 2-1 Aug. 26 win over the Seattle Sounders, the Timbers had little time to celebrate. A tough Aug. 31 match at Austin — the second-year club contending for the MLS Supporters' Shield — will be followed by a Sept. 4 home match against an Atlanta club desperate for points in the Eastern Conference playoff chase.
Still, with all of the angst Timbers fans have experienced in 2022, some of the old Providence Park magic returned for the pulsating match against Seattle. It started with the Timbers Army unveiling a marvelous "The Shining" themed tifo, included a bit of luck on a penalty-kick decision, and, a bunch of rip-roaring defensive work to preserve a 2-1 win that gave Portland a rare season sweep of Seattle.
• For the first time this season, the Thorns have lost two NWSL matches in a row and sit third in the National Women's Soccer League. They don't play again until Sept. 9 at Orlando, a welcome break after playing four times across 11 days. Of course, their national team players won't be resting. Among Thorns on national team assignments are defender Becky Sauerbrunn forward Sophia Smith and midfielder Sam Coffey with United States for friendly matches against Nigeria (Sept. 3 at Kansas City, Sept. 6 at Washington, D.C.). Also, Thorns midfielder Crystal Dunn will join the USWNT camp for training as she continues to return to fitness after giving birth to her first child.
Pro baseball — The Seattle Mariners continue their quest for an AL Wild Card spot with three games in Detroit from Aug. 30-Sept. 1. The Midwest road trip continues with three games in Cleveland from Sept. 2-4. Then the M's are back Sept. 5-7 for three games against the Chicago White Sox.
The Hillsboro Hops play their final six home games of 2022 Aug. 30-Sept. 4 with Tri-City visiting Ron Tonkin Field.
College highlights this week — Portland men's soccer is home 7 p.m. Sept 2 against Cal Poly and 5:30 p.m. Sept. 5 against Seton Hall; Portland women's soccer opens a six-match home stretch at 7 p.m. Sept. 4 against Hawaii; the rebooted Lewis & Clark men's soccer team plays its first match since 1991 at 7 p.m. Sept. 5 at Linfield.
Duck honors — On the heels of the Oregon Ducks' 2-0 opening weekend and their individual efforts, Brooke Nuneviller and Mimi Colyer have been named the Pac-12 Offensive Player and Freshman of the Week, respectively.
The Ducks' 2022 home opener is Thursday, Sept. 1, against UC Davis as part of the three-day Oregon Invitational. First serve is scheduled for 6 p.m. at Matthew Knight Arena. Oregon is up one spot to No. 18 in Monday's release of the AVCA national rankings.
Storm in playoffs — Game 2 of the semifinal series between the Seattle Storm and Las Vegas is set for 7 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 31. Seattle won Game 1, 76-73. The new WNBA playoff format is a best-of-five series in the semifinals.
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