In year’s past, the comment “How about them Mariners” was tongue-in-cheek because of one poor season after another. This year, it’s for real. How about them Mariners?! Seattle won for the 6th straight game with a 7-6 decision in 10-innings over the Royals in Kansas City today…
Seattle trailed in this game 4-nothing at one point, but came all the way back with 2 in the 6th, 1 in each of the 7th and 8th, 2 in the 9th and Daniel Vogelbach’s solo home run in the 10th was the difference.
The Mariners have now hit home runs in each of its first 15-games, a Major League record. Seattle also has 36-homers on the season, tying it with the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals for the most home runs in MLB history in the first 15 games.
Dee Gordon went 3-for-4 with a home run and one of three Seattle triples on a windy day in KC. Mitch Haniger also delivered a triple, driving in two runs.
Haniger’s HR leads M’s past KC 6-5
Seattle won for the 5th straight game with a 6-5 decision over the Royals in Kansas City last night…
Mitch Haniger hit a two-out, solo home run in the top of the 9th to break a 5-all tie. Roenis Elias came on in the 9th for the save and Seattle improved to a Major-League-best 12-and-2.
Haniger’s home run helped the Mariners tie the 2002 Cleveland Indians for the Major League record of games to open a season with a long ball at 14. In addition, it was the M’s 34th homer of the season, tying the 2000 St. Louis Cardinals for the most home runs by any team in the first 14-games.
Yusei Kikuchi gave up two home runs early but ended up throwing 6-innings in a no-decision. Anthony Swarzak got the final two outs in the 8th for his first win. For Elias, it was his second save.
At the plate, Malix Smith led off and finished 2-for-4 with 2-RBI’s. Edwin Encarnacion also went 2-for-4 with 2-RBI’s.
Seattle returns home on a six game winning streak to host the Houston Astros tomorrow night at 7:10. It will be Wade LeBlanc on the mound against Houston’s Wade Miley.
Eastmont girls battle winds and Big 9 for golf win at Three Lakes
On the Les Schwab Prep Golf Scoreboard from yesterday at Three Lakes…
The Eastmont girls battled through windy conditions to win the Big 9 Pod #3 with a team score of 443. Davis was 2nd, West Valley 3rd and Wenatchee 4th. Medalist honors went to Davis’ Cassie Kim with a 76. Eastmont’s Emilee Wentworth was second with a 98.
Big 9 boys golf teams play Apple Tree
Coming up on the golf schedule today…
The Big 9 boys tee off this morning at 11 at Apple Tree Golf Course in Yakima. Davis is the official host school for the Pod #1 as Wenatchee, Eastmont, West Valley, Sunnyside, Moses Lake and Eisenhower do battle.
Also this afternoon, Chelan hosts Cascade at Lake Chelan Golf Course at 2:30.
Busy day for tennis around NCW
The tennis courts will be full this afternoon…
Eastmont hosts Davis while Wenatchee’s at Sunnyside at 3. Then at 4, it’s Chelan at Quincy; Cascade hosts Omak; and Entiat’s at Liberty Bell.
CTL soccer teams battle today
On the prep soccer schedule…
Cashmere hosts Okanogan. Omak is at Cascade. And Manson travels to Oroville. All three kick off at 4:30.
Wenatchee hosts Ellensburg for two
And on the diamonds today…
Walla Walla Point Park is the sight for a softball doubleheader at 4 o’clock when Wenatchee hosts Ellensburg. In baseball, Pateros is at Manson at 4:30. Meanwhile, the Trojan softball team travels to Pateros for a 4:30 start time.
Watch hockey tonight on NCWLIFE Channel as Wild host Vernon
Coming up tonight on the NCWLIFE Channel…
It’s Game 5 of the Interior Division Finals between Wenatchee and Vernon from the Town Toyota Center. Watch the game in its entirety tonight at 7.
Coming up tomorrow, it’s the “beautiful game” as the Eastmont Wildcats host the Moses Lake Chiefs in boys soccer. Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen have the play-by-play beginning at 7 o’clock.
On Saturday, we’ll feature both games of the doubleheader from a few weeks back between Wenatchee and West Valley. Game 1 will air at 2 with game 2 following at 7.
Then on Sunday, we’ll re-air the Moses Lake/Wenatchee soccer match from April 2nd at 2pm. And we’ll wrap up our sports weekend with Eastmont and Sunnyside baseball from last Thursday at 7 o’clock Sunday night.