Wild Beat Ottawa in Shootout at RBC Cup

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Park Stops 4-of-5 in Shootout, Wild Win

WENATCHEE, WA – The Wenatchee Wild and Ottawa Junior Senators went to overtime tied at 2, and then to a shootout to settle it. And it was Matt Dorsey and Cooper Zech who scored on two of Wenatchee’s five shots while Austin Park stopped 4-of-5 he faced to give the Wild a 3-2 victory. Let’s go to the third period highlights courtesy HockeyTV…

Ottawa got the early lead on a power play goal midway through the first period by Michael Thomas. It marked the third time in three games Wenatchee had fallen behind first. The Wild tied the game at the 14:55 mark on a power play goal by Matt Dorsey on an assist by AJ Vanderbeck and Lucas Svejkovsky.

Wenatchee took its first lead just before the end of the 1st frame on a goal by Jasper Weatherby with just 30-seconds remaining in the period. Ottawa tied the game 8:24 into the second period on a goal by Ethan Manderville.

The game would end tied at 2 in regulation. Then, through a 10-minute, 4-on-4 overtime it was still tied at 2-2. So, on the game would go to the shootout. Back to HockeyTV for the highlights…

So the Wild remain undefeated through three games at the RBC Cup and have accumulated 7-points, guaranteeing them a spot in Saturday’s semifinals…
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RBC Cup Should Be Renamed Overtime Cup

Let’s also catch you up to date on what’s happened at the RBC Cup so far as the Canadian National Championship Tournament enters day 4…
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And so far, it should just be called the Overtime Tournament. Of the six games played so far, FIVE of which have gone to overtime! Saturday it was overtime for Wenatchee over Chilliwack and for Ottawa over Wellington. Then Sunday, after the Wild edged Stainbach, Chilliwack beat Ottawa 4-3 in overtime.

Yesterday, in the only game played, Wellington beat Steinbach in overtime 3-2. Then today, another overtime game as Wenatchee and Ottaway took extra. Chilliwack is taking on Wellington tonight.

Wenatchee Hosts Davis in Softball Playoffs

Turning to the prep schedule for today…
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Wenatchee hosts Davis at Walla Walla Point Park in a must-win game at 4 o’clock. It’s a Big 9 District Play-in game with the loser’s season over. The other Play-in game has West Valley travelling to Eisenhower. The winners of today’s games will meet in the first round of District Friday at 5 o’clock at the higher seed’s field. Eastmont and Moses Lake await that winner Saturday in Moses Lake.

Today is Day 2 for the Big 9 Boys District Golf Tournament…
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They teed off at 8 this morning at Apple Tree. The Big 9 Girls Tournament got underway at Noon at Yakima Elks Golf Club.

Cashmere Baseball Faces Must-Win on Road

The 1A regional baseball tournament is today…
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As Okanogan plays host to Colville and Cashmere travels to Chewelah at 4:30. The winners advance to the State Tournament while the loser’s seasons are over.

Today is also the 1st round of the 1A State Tournament for a couple “B” schools here in North Central Washington…
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Bridgeport plays host to Wahluke at 5 o’clock while Brewster plays at Royal, also at 5.

WHS, EHS & CHS Academic State Champions

Congratulations to the Academic State Champions…
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To the Wenatchee Girls Track team…
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To the Eastmont Boys Golf Team..
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And to the Chelan Girls Tennis Team!

Mariners Win Rain-Delayed Pitchers Dual

The game was supposed to be played back in April, but snow postponed it. Then, the makeup game last night was delayed by rain for nearly 2-hours. Once the Mariners and Twins FINALLY got to playing at Target Field last night, hits were at a premium as the two combined for just 10 on the night as Seattle came out with a 1-nothing victory…
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In fact, the game remained tied at 0-0 for the first seven innings. Finally, in the 8th, Dee Gordon led off with a double and then scored on a throwing error by former Seattle first baseman Logan Morrison on a sacrifice bunt by Jean Segura. Nick Vincent worked a perfect 8th and Edwin Diaz struck out the side in the 9th to record his 14th save. James Pazos (PAUSE-ose) worked an inning of relief in the 7th to get the win. Of Seattle’s 6-hits on the night, four of which were doubles. The Mariners return home tonight to host the Texas Rangers in the first of two games with Mike Leake facing Mike Minor at 7:10.