Eastmont Wins Soccer Title, Paxton No Hits Toronto

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Eastmont Downs Davis 5-0 For District Title

WENATCHEE, WA – The Eastmont Wildcats’ magical season continues as they came out and dominated Davis in a 5-nil win to clinch the Columbia Basin Big Nine District Championship last night. In the process, they punched their ticket to the State 4A Tournament. Johan Espinoza scored a hat trick on the night while brother Flavio scored the other two. To the highlights we go with Sebastian Moraga and Matt Wisen on the play-by-play…

Not only did coach Vidal Hurtado get wet, but the skies opened up and doused everyone as our crew headed to the field for the trophy presentation…

Congratulations Eastmont on the District Championship. Their first game in the State Tournament will most likely be next Tuesday…
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Meanwhile, it was a rough night for the Wenatchee Panther soccer team. Their game at Sunnyside was delayed by lightning for 45-minutes and when it did begin, torrential rains and winds to 30-miles per hour blew. The Grizzlies scored first in the 6th minute, but Wenatchee countered 20-minutes later on a goal by Jacob Slife. The game would remain knotted at 1 until Sunnyside scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute to end Wenatchee’s season.

In the CTW/CWB District Tournament, Brewster ended Cascade’s season 3-2 and Bridgeport got by Chelan 2-1. The Bears and Mustangs will play for the District Title tomorrow at 6 in the Apple Bowl.

Eastmont Baseball Advances in District Play-in Game

In playoff baseball Tuesday…

Duncan Favor’s 3-run home run in the 2nd inning helped put a jolt into Eastmont’s offense in a 10-4 win over Eisenhower in a Big 9 District Play-in Game at Dan White Field…
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Eastmont advances into the District Tournament to face West Valley, after the Rams beat Davis in the other Play-in game 5-1. The Wildcats will travel to West Valley Thursday at 5 o’clock. Wenatchee awaits the winner Saturday in the district semifinal at Larson Field in Moses Lake.

Eastmont Softball Falls in Nail-Biter to Moses Lake

Speaking of Moses Lake…turning to the Les Schwab Prep Scoreboard in softball…
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In a defensive nail-biter, the Wildcats could not muster a run, falling to the first-place Chiefs 1-0 at the Sterling Sports Complex. The win assured Moses Lake the regular season league title. The two teams will wrap up the regular season Friday with a doubleheader in Moses Lake.

Seattle’s James Paxton Throws No-Hitter Against Toronto

Finally, James Paxton became only the 5th pitcher in Seattle Mariner history to throw a no-hitter, by himself, last night in Toronto…
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Paxton struck out 9 and got some great defensive plays behind him as he became a part of Mariner’s history. There have been six no-hitters, 5 by individual pitchers, and one by six pitchers-combined. Mike Zunino hit a two-run home run while Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 at the plate with a run to lead Seattle offensively. The two teams play again today at 4:10 with Matt LeBlanc facing Jaime (HIGH-mee) Garcia.

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Eric comes to NCWLIFE Channel after a 26-year career in radio, having most-recently served as the Producer of the Seahawks Radio Network; Weekend Sports Anchor on KOMO AM1000 in Seattle; and Program Director of KKRV 104.7FM/KWIQ 100.3FM/KKRT 900AM in Wenatchee and Moses Lake. Eric is an avid outdoorsman, hunting and fishing throughout the northwest, including co-hosting, filming and producing Dave Graybill’s “Fishing Magician TV.” Eric lives in Wenatchee with his dog Oakley and has one daughter, Gracie (18) who is a freshman at Central Washington University.