Day 5 of Seahawks Training Camp Tuesday was the first day in full pads. Rookie free safety Ugo Amadi says he can’t help be energized by the big turnout of Twelves each day in practice…
Selected as the 132nd overall pick in the draft by Seattle out of the University of Oregon, Amadi says he’s doing all he can to get up to speed on the Seahawks’ defense…
Seattle hosts the Denver Broncos a week from tomorrow in their first preseason game at CenturyLink Field.
Sox lose playoff ground while idle
Even though Wenatchee didn’t play last night, they lost ground in their plight for the playoffs…
The team the AppleSox are chasing in the West Coast League’s North Division, Victoria, beat Cowlitz last night 12-to-3 as Nick Plaia hit a two-run homer and had 4-RBI’s. That pushes the HarbourCats point-zero-zero-one percentage points in front of Wenatchee in the division’s second half race (0.688 to 0.667).
The AppleSox lead over Bellingham in the overall standings for the second and final playoff spot in the division is down to one-and-a-half games after the Bells knocked off Ridgefield last night 10-9. Bellingham plated 7-runs in the second inning, highlighted by Derek Marshall’s 3-run home run.
So, taking a look at the overalls standings, there you have Wenatchee at 24-and-21 while Bellingham is 21-and-21. Port Angeles is still alive at 19-and-23.
As we go back to the Les Schwab Scoreboard, the Lefties’ Dwayne Angebrandt pitched 6-innings of scoreless baseball to lift Port Angeles over Kelowna 4-3.
In Corvallis, Zach Needham’s 2-run home run highlighted a 3-run 4th inning and Bend made it hold up in a 3-2 victory over the Knights.
Portland brought 10-men to the plate in a 4-run 4th inning and went on for a 5-4 win over Walla Walla. Seven of the nine in the lineup got a hit for the Pickles, who bounced back from being swept in Wenatchee.
And in non-league play, Highline erupted for 5-runs in the 6th inning to beat Yakima Valley 6-to-1. The Pippins have lost 3-straight…
Sox host Pippins Saturday on NCWLIFE
And since we’re talking about the Pippins, we’ll have Wenatchee’s game versus Yakima Valley Saturday LIVE on the NCWLIFE Channel. Our pre-game begins at 6:15 with the first pitch at 6:35. Be sure to join Eric Granstrom and our cast of thousands for all the action, Saturday here on the NCWLIFE Channel.
Wenatchee and Victoria battle for top spot
OK, back to the West Coast League North Division standings…
Victoria and Wenatchee are at the top, but the HarbourCats have a slim edge, a mere one-thousandth of a point in the winning percentage, to lead. Port Angeles is lurking 2-games back. Yakima Valley is 4-and-a-half games out. Then you have Kelowna and Bellingham.
AppleSox host CCL in non-leaguer tonight
The AppleSox take their final step out of league play with a game tonight against Cascade Collegiate…
These two teams met to open the season back in June with Wenatchee coming out on top 10-1. In fact, the AppleSox are 4-and-oh in non-league games this year and have averaged 12-runs per game in those contests.
The Cascade Collegiate showcase team is oh-for-three against West Coast League teams, having fallen to Wenatchee, Yakima Valley and Walla Walla.
First pitch tonight is at 6:35.
Seager powers Mariners past Rangers
Kyle Seager was a double shy of the cycle and the Mariners won their 6th straight game by downing Texas 8-5 last night…
Seager’s 2-run triple in the 7th broke a 5-5 tie. He also hit his 9th home run of the season in the top of the 2nd. Austin Nola upped his batting average to .333 with three hits while Daniel Vogelbach drove in a run on two hits.
The teams wrap up the quick series tonight at 5:05 with Mike Minor going for the Rangers. Seattle has not announced its starter.
Verlander too much for Indians
Also in the American League West last night…
Justin Verlander and two relievers combined on a 2-hit shutout of Cleveland as Houston won 2-nothing. In picking up his 14th win over the season, Verlander struck out 13.
Matt Thaiss was 2-for-3 with a two-run home run to lead the L-A Angels past Detroit 6-to-1. Shohei Ohtani was also 3-for-4 for the Halos with a run and an RBI.
Oakland walked off against Milwaukee on Matt Olson’s home run in the bottom of the 10th as the A’s won 3-2.