Huskies Advance to Omaha, Sox Rained Out, M’s Win Again

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Huskies Edge CSU-Fullerton in 11-Innings

WENATCHEE, WA – The Washington Huskies have advanced to the College World Series in Omaha for the first time in program history after a wild one in the Super Regional with Cal State Fullerton Sunday…
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The back-and-forth game saw the Huskies survive a 3-run top of the 9th to tie it in the bottom of the 9th. Then, they survived a home run in the top of the 10th to tie it. Then again, survived a run in the top of the 11th inning to come back and take advantage of 2-errors in the bottom of the 11th to score twice and win.

Sunday’s was the third game in the best-of-three series after Washington won Friday, CSU won Saturday to force a Game 3.  The Huskies join Oregon State, North Carolina and Mississippi State at the College World Series. The other four entrants to Omaha will be determined today.

AppleSox Get Rained Out in Portland, Will Play 2 Today

The Wenatchee AppleSox had a lot of down time to get to know the greater Portland area over the weekend…
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As all three games with the Portland Pickles were rained out. They’ll make up two of the games today for sure with a planned doubleheader beginning with the first game at 1 o’clock. Both the games scheduled for today will be 7-inning contests.

Wenatchee Remains 1-Game Back in West Coast League

The rest of the West Coast League’s North Division were able to play Sunday…
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As Bellingham beat Port Angeles 10-6 to salvage the final game of that series. Cowlitz edged Kelowna 9-8 and Yakima Valley beat Bend 9-2. So Wenatchee, still at 2-and-1 in WCL play, sits in second place, a game behind Port Angeles and Yakima Valley, who are 6-and-3. Bellingham is statistically tied with Wenatchee at 5-4. Victoria is a game-and-a-half back at 3-3 while Kelowna is 2-and-4, 2-and-a-half games out.

Mariners Hang On to Beat Rays, Hit Three Home Runs

Kyle Seager broke a 3-3 tie with a 2-run home run in the top of the 7th and the Mariners hung on to beat Tampa Bay 5-4 at Tropicana Field Sunday…
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Nelson Cruz started the scoring in the 2nd with a lead-off home run. Mike Zunino tied it in the 6th with a two-run shot to left. Edwin Diaz came on in the 9th and allowed 2-hits before Mitch Haniger threw out Johnny Field at home to end the game. Manager Scott Servais that’s not how you dial it up, but it worked just the same…

It was Diaz’s 23rd save of the season to back the win for starter James Paxton. “Big Maple” earned his 6th victory on the mound, going 7-innings and allowing 3-runs on 5-hits with 10-strikeouts.

Servais said he almost went to the bullpen, but Paxton was able to turn it around…

The Mariners hit three home runs on the day, including Seager’s 2-run shot that put Seattle in front to stay. Servais said Kyle has a knack for hitting long balls off left-handers…

The Mariners return home tonight to host the L-A Angels at Safeco Field at 7:10 with Wade LeBlanc facing Andrew Heaney.

Seattle to Host 3rd Place Angels Tonight

The Angels come into Seattle tonight in third place in the American League West at 37-and-29…
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That after falling to the Twins Sunday 7-5. Houston continued its hot streak by downing Texas 8-7. The Astros are tied with Seattle atop the A-L West, despite Seattle finishing its road trip 4-and-2. The Stros have reeled off 5-straight wins. Also Sunday, Oakland edged Kansas City 3-2. The A’s are 34-and-32, 7-and-a-half games out of 1st. Texas is the cellar-dweller at 27-and-41.

Finally…
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We heard from Brenda Mandellis that her son Cameron and double’s partner Lucas Tilly won the Cusick Cup Championship over the weekend at the Wenatchee Racquet and Athletic Club.