Kikuchi carries no-hitter into 7th as Mariners top Astros 1-0

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Seattle tops Houston 1-0 as Kikuchi flirts with no-hitter

Yusei Kikuchi carried a no-hitter into the 7th inning today against Houston, but Carlos Correa broke it up with a one-out double…

Despite losing the no-hitter, Kikuchi earned his first victory of the season, going 7-innings and allowing just the one-hit. He also had 7-strikeouts and 2-walks. Anthony Misiewicz worked a perfect 1-2-3 8th to hold the lead and Kendall Graveman earned the save in the 9th, his 3rd of the season.

The only offense Seattle could muster came in the 2nd inning off the bat of Taylor Trammell…

It would be all the offense Kikuchi would need on the day…with one of his best performances on the mound as a Mariner…worth a look back…

Seattle returns home to begin a 6-game home stand tomorrow night against the L-A Angels at T-Mobile Park.

American League West Scoreboard

Also in the American League West today, Oakland edged Tampa Bay 3-2. Matt Chapman’s RBI double in the top of the 9th was the difference. Chapman also had a home run for the A’s as Oakland improved to 16-and-10 on the season.

Boston plays the first of a weekend series at Texas tonight.

The up to date standings in the American League West has Seattle back in second place, 2-games behind the A’s. Houston is in 3rd, 2-and-a-half games back. The Angels are also 2-and-a-half games out of first place.

Eastmont and Wenatchee split tennis rematch

The rematch in high school tennis that was highly anticipated between Wenatchee and Eastmont took place at Eastmont High School Yesterday…

Prep Tennis Scoreboard

The Wildcats had vanquished a 31-year hex against the Panthers earlier this season by sweeping its cross-river rivals for the first time in three decades. The Eastmont boys were able to take the season sweep yesterday, winning 4-3. The Wenatchee girls bounced back over the Wildcats, winning 4-3.

Warden spoils Eastmont home game

There was one fastpitch softball game held yesterday at the Sterling 4-Plex…

Prep Softball Scoreboard

And the visitors from Warden came away with a narrow 6-5 victory over the Eastmont Wildcats.

Wenatchee hosts Moses Lake softball Friday on NCWLIFE

A reminder that we will broadcast our first softball games of the season tomorrow here on the NCWLIFE Channel. Wenatchee will host Moses Lake at Walla Walla Point Park. The first game of the doubleheader will be streamed live on our Facebook page at 4 o’clock, followed by the second game at 6. Eric Granstrom’s call will air on television tomorrow night at 7 here on the NCWLIFE Channel.

Wenatchee hosts Brewster in a baseball doubleheader Saturday on NCWLIFE

And while we’re on the topic of sports coming up on the NCWLIFE Channel, Eric will be at Recreation Park Saturday to broadcast a doubleheader between the Wenatchee Panthers and Brewster Bears. The first game will stream on Facebook live at 11am. It will air on TV at 1 o’clock.

Prep Sports Schedule Thursday

Track and field competitions are on tap today at a couple different high schools…

Prep Track and Field Schedule

Wenatchee is hosting Eastmont at 3:30 this afternoon. And in Moses Lake, the Chiefs are hosting Ephrata and Wahluke, also at 3:30.

Prep Girls Golf Schedule

Finally, it’s the third pod between Eastmont, Ephrata, Moses Lake and Wenatchee. The ladies will teed off at 12:30.