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FRIDAY LOCAL SPORTS NEWS/Hops jump on Boise early; Pickles win on Lau's 12th-inning HR; Nike Oregon Project's Hassan sets world record

BLAZERS

Portland 99, Milwaukee 84

Guard Gary Trent Jr. scored a game-high 28 points as the Blazers won their Las Vegas Summer League consolation game to finish 2-3.

Milwaukee (2-3) led 50-43 at the half.

Trent, who played 29 minutes, was 11 of 24 from the field, going 4 of 12 on 3-pointers. He also had eight rebounds.

Center Jarnell Stokes added 19 points and four rebounds for the Blazers, who were without injured point guard Anfernee Simons (ankle).

Bonzie Colson led the Bucks with 14 points.

Portland shot .506 from the field while Milwaukee hit .416. The Blazers made 10 of 29 shots (.345) from 3-point range; the Bucks hit 11 of 38 (.289).

HOPS

Hillsboro 12, BOISE 3

The Hops scored 11 runs in the first two innings to defeat the Hawks before 3,497 fans at Memorial Stadium.

Hillsboro took two of three games at home with Boise earlier in the week and leads the three-game series in Idaho 2-0, with the finale set for 6:15 p.m. PT Saturday.

The Hops (18-10) stayed one game back of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes in their Single-A Northwest League South Division first-half race. Salem-Keizer defeated Eugene 11-8 on Friday.

At 4 p.m. Sunday, the Hops and will Volcanoes kick off a three-game series at Ron Tonkin Field.

Boise (13-15) is two games up on the last-place Eugene Emeralds in the South.

Hillsboro designated hitter Kristian Robinson and left fielder Jesus Marriaga each had four RBIs on Friday.

Shortstop Steven Leyton was 3 for 5 and scored three runs for the Hops. Marriaga, Robinson, right fielder Tristin English and center fielder Jorge Barrosa each scored two runs.

Hillsboro had nine of its 16 hits in the first two innings.

Barrosa, who moved up in the lineup from fifth to leadoff on Thursday, started the game with a double to left field. He advanced to third when Leyton singled. With one out, Robinson continued his hot streak with a two-run double.

In Robinson's last six games, he has hit .423 (11 for 26), with two home runs, six runs and six RBIs.

After English walked, Marriaga hit his first triple of the season. He scored on Lyle Lin's sacrifice fly to give Hillsboro a 5-0 lead.

In the second inning, the first three Hillsboro batters reached base via a hit-by-pitch or walk. Robinson made Boise pitcher Breiling Eusebio pay for his inaccuracy, singling home Leyton and Barrosa. Marriaga again one-upped Robinson, doubling home two runs to make the score 9-0.

The other Hillsboro run came on a ninth-inning homer by Leyton.

Hillsboro starting pitcher Marcos Tineo (2-2) struck out seven batters over five innings, with four hits, no walks and no runs allowed. The right-hander from San Cristobal, Dominican Republic lowered his ERA to 2.00.

Boise finished with 12 hits but scored only in the sixth, eighth and ninth innings.

PICKLES

PORTLAND 5, San Francisco 2 (12 innings)

One night after blowing out Australia's Perth Colts 15-2, the Pickles defeated the Seals at Walker Stadium on Everett Lau's three-run walk-off home run.

Chase Luttrell (Cal State Long Beach) led off the 12th inning of the exhibition game with a walk, and John Jensen (UC Irvine) was hit by a pitch.

That set up a matchup between Lau (Auburn) and San Francisco pitcher Coby Eckstein (West Liberty). Lau, 0 for 4 as he came to the plate in his third game as a Pickle, came through with his first homer of the summer, and Portland posted its fifth consecutive victory.

Trailing 2-1 in the seventh inning, the Pickles pulled even on a double by Luttrell.

Portland scored on its first at-bat of the game, as Jensen homered off Sonny Brandwood (Laney).

Brandwood allowed only two more hits over six innings, before giving up the double by Luttrell.

Pickles starting pitcher Titus Groeneweg (Cal State Fullerton) allowed one hit in three innings, a solor home run to Alex Schmitz (Oral Roberts). Schmitz wound up scoring the go-ahead run in the sixth when Tommy Cruz (Abilene Christian) singled him home off reliever Justin Kelly (Utah).

Portland relievers Christian Ciuffetelli (Oregon), Trent Bixby (UNLV), Conner Thurman (Central Arizona) and Daniel Naughton (Gonzaga) combined to throw seven scoreless innings of relief.

Naughton (1-0) received the win after his shutout 12th inning.

The Pickles and Seals also will play at 7 p.m. Saturday and 5 p.m. Sunday.

TRACK AND FIELD

Sifan Hassan of the Nike Oregon Project set a world record of 4 minutes, 12.33 seconds in the women's mile at the Herculis Diamond League meet in Monaco.

Hassan, from the Netherlands, set a personal best by two seconds and was five seconds in front of runner-up Laura Weightman from England.

The previous record of 4:12.56 was set in 1996 by Svetlana Masterkova, a double winner in that year's Atlanta Olympics.

Also in Monaco, Nijel Amos of Oregon Track Club Elite won the men's 800 in 1:41.89, the fastest time in the world since the 2012 London Olympics final, when David Rusdisha set the world record of 1:40.91 and Amost was second in 1:41.73.

PGA TOUR

Former University of Oregon standout Wyndham Clark dropped 25 spots with a par 71 in the second round of the John Deere Classic in Silvis, Illinois. He was tied for 67th at 3-under 139, 10 strokes behind first-place Jhonattan Vegas.

KORN FERRY TOUR

Ex-Oregon Duck Norman Xiong missed the cut by one shot in the TPC Colorado Championship at Heron Lakes in Berthoud, Colorado. Xiong matched his first round with another even-par 72. Nelson Ledesma had the lead at 10-under 134.

CHAMPIONS TOUR

Corvallis native Bob Gilder skied to a 14-over 84 in the second round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship at Akron, Ohio. Gilder had a 36-hole total of 19-over 159 at Firestone Country Club.

Retief Goosen shot 62 for a 9-under 131 and three-stroke lead on Brandt Jobe and Steve Stricker.


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