Kelenic impressing with 2 homers in Monday’s game

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It’s only an intrasquad game, but at least there’s baseball being played at T-Mobile Park. The Mariners continue to work out in preparation for their first game of 2020 next Friday against Houston.

With 60 players in town trying to make the opening day roster, youngsters have stepped up so far in camp. Kyle Lewis has been hitting the cover off the ball and finally made an out in his 3rd intrasquad game yesterday. Meanwhile, Jarred Kelenic went deep twice in yesterday’s game…

Kelenic Home Runs 2020-07-14

Kelenic Home Runs 2020-07-14

Watching the youngers players step up so far in camp has manager Scott Servais really looking forward to getting into real baseball next week…

Scott Servais on Camp So Far 2020-07-14

Scott Servais on Camp So Far 2020-07-14

One of the players Servais is particularly pleased to watch is Kyle Lewis. The outfielder made his Major League debut late last season and worked extremely hard in the off-season. He’s hitting the ball so well, Servais would like to kryovac him for the season…

Scott Servais on Kyle Lewis 2020-07-14

Scott Servais on Kyle Lewis 2020-07-14

Seattle will continue playing intrasquad scrimmages at T-Mobile Park for the next week before beginning the COVID-19-shortened season next Friday in Houston.

Pac-12 decides to go with conference-only games this fall

The Pac-12 has followed the lead of other national conference in the country to reduce the fall sports schedule to just conference games…

Pac-12 will go with conference-only schedule this fall

In an announcement Friday, the 12-school conference with universities in Washington, Oregon, California, Arizona, Utah and Colorado said football, men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball will pivot to conference-only schedules.

The Pac-12 also delayed the start of mandatory athletic activities, which would have been this week for the UW football program. The release states “a series of health and safety indicators, which have recently trended in a negative direction, provided sufficient positive data to enable a move to a second phase of return-to-play activities.”

WSU football cancels 3 games in September, including 2 at home

So, what does this mean? Well, for Washington State, it means the cancellation of three games in September including home games against Houston and Idaho.

UW football cancelled three games in September, including kickoff against Michigan

On the Montlake Cut, the shaving of the non-conference schedule takes three September home games away from the Huskies, including the September 5th kickoff against Michigan.

Hoopfest and Sunburn Classic canceled

Organizers of one of the world’s largest 3-on-3 basketball tournaments have decided to cancel…

Spokane's Hoopfest has been canceled

Spokane Hoopfest had already moved its date back from July to August, but now with a spike in COVID cases in Spokane County, organizers have decided to pull the plug for this year.

This would have been the 31st annual event in downtown Spokane, which brings 6,000 teams and 250-thousand people. Not only is it a hit to the tournament, but will cost the region nearly 50-million dollars in economic impact.

Spokane County is in Phase 2 of the state’s re-opening plan, but has seen a spike in positive tests for COVID in the last few weeks. Hoopfest organizers felt they’d never get to Phase 3 in time for the tournament so it was best just to cancel.

Locally, the annual Sunburn Classic has also been cancelled. The 7th annual 3-on-3 basketball tournament was scheduled for the last weekend in July on Georgia Street in East Wenatchee adjacent to Eastmont Community Park. Eastmont Metro Parks and Recreation Executive Director Sally Brawley confirmed its cancellation in an email this morning.

NCWLIFE Sports Schedule this week

Here’s a look ahead at our sports broadcast schedule this week on NCWLIFE Channel…

NCWLIFE Sports Schedule

It begins with hockey on Thursday as the Wenatchee Wild host the Merritt Centennials in a game from last September. Arch Ecker has your play-by-play beginning at 7 o’clock.

Then on Friday, we’ll re-air last Saturday’s race at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval starting at 6:30.

The two o’clock feature Saturday is another Great Game of our Past with Eastmont and Rogers playing girls basketball from December of 2017 in the Town Toyota Center.

We’ll come to you LIVE from WVSO Saturday night at 6 for more racing action with what’s now being called “Legends Thunder and More.”

WVSO Legends Thunder and More will be on NCWLIFE Saturday

The fan-less night at Wenatchee Valley’s Super Oval will be carried LIVE right here on our little TV station. Classes featured will be the Economy Midgets: Northwest Focus Midget Series; Plumb Perfect Roadrunners; Holaday’s Custom Muffler B-Modifieds; Bandoleros; and the Tri-State Legends.

Tune in at 6 o’clock for the action here on LocalTel channel 12, Charter channel 19, on our website stream at NCWLIFE dot com, or on our Facebook page.