Lefties score early and often in downing AppleSox 15-9

Lefties Top AppleSox

The Port Angeles Lefties left no doubt that they could hit the ball Tuesday, as they blasted the Wenatchee AppleSox 15-to-9…

Port Angeles beats Wenatchee 15-9

Of its 15-hits, Port Angeles had seven extra-base hits, including 5 doubles and 2 triples. The Lefties scored 2 in the first on a 2-run double by Evan Hurn. They added 5-more runs in the 2nd, including a 2-run triple by Justin Fugitt…

Lefties Score Early 2019-06-11

Lefties Score Early 2019-06-11

Wenatchee countered with 2 in the 4th and another 4 in the 7th. But gave a 4-spot right back in the top of the 8th. “Voice” of the AppleSox Joel Norman has more on last night’s game…

AppleSox Joel Norman Wrap 2019-06-11

AppleSox Joel Norman Wrap 2019-06-11

The two teams play again tonight at 6:35 with Carter Loewen getting the start for Port Angeles while Henrik Reinertsen will go for the AppleSox.

Ridgefield earns 5th win of season

Here’s the Les Schwab West Coast League Scoreboard from last night…

West Coast League Scoreboard

Bellingham trailed Cowlitz 5-3 until an 8-run explosion by the Bells in the bottom of the 7th. Bellingham went on for the 12-5 win as Troy Viola went 3-for-5 at the plate with a home run.

Ridgefield’s Michael Spellacy combined with three relievers to hold Portland to one run on 7-hits with 10-strikeouts as the Raptors won 3-1. Jack Bauer and Jonny Weaver each contributed 3-hits in Ridgfield’s 5th win over their inaugural season.

Lefties close gap on Bells for lead

Taking a look at the West Coast League North Division standings…

West Coast League Standings

Port Angeles’ win last night over Wenatchee helped the Lefties to within a half-game of 1st place Yakima Valley. Bellingham is 3rd, followed by Victoria, Kelowna and the AppleSox.

Mariners bullpen squanders game

The Seattle bullpen couldn’t hang on as Minnesota scored three runs in the 8th inning to beat the Mariners 6-5 Tuesday at Target Field…

Twins top Mariners 6-5

Seattle led 5-3 heading into the 8th when Brandon Brennan took over for Mike Leake, who was very good through 7-innings. Brennan couldn’t even get an out before losing the lead, and the game. The Twins scored a run on Jorge Palanco’s double; Marwin Gonzalez’s single; and a wild pitch off reliever Austin Adams.

It spoiled a night when Edwin Encarnacion hit his American League leading 21st home run of the season. Domingo Santana also went 3-for-5 at the plate with 2-runs.

The two teams play again tonight at 5:10 with former AppleSox Tommy Milone getting the start against the Twin’s Jose Barrios.

Every team in AL West wins except Mariners

Also in the American League West last night as we open up the Les Schwab Scoreboard…

American League West Scoreboard

A 3-run 6th inning was highlighted by Hunter Pence’s 2-run home run as Texas beat Boston for the 2nd-straight night, this time 9-to-5.

Matt Olson and Khris Davis hit back-to-back homers in a 3-run 6th inning for Oakland as the A’s topped the Rays 4-to-3.

Yordan Alverez’s 2-run home run capped a 4-run 5th and the Astros hung on to beat Milwaukee 10-to-8.

Shohei Ohtani and Juston Bour hit home runs in a 5-run first inning and the Angels went on for a 5-3 win over the Dodgers.

So, EVERYONE in the American League West posted wins on Tuesday EXCEPT the Mariners.

Seahawks mini-camp underway

The Seahawks continue mini-camp at the Virginia Mason Athletic Center in Renton. Coach Pete Carroll met with the press following the first day of camp yesterday…

Pete Carroll on Seahawks Mini Camp 2019-06-11

Pete Carroll on Seahawks Mini Camp 2019-06-11

The Hawks will wrap up the mini-camp tomorrow and then turn the players loose until training camp begins in late July.