M's starter tosses masterful complete game in 2-0 win
SHORELINE — Shorewood shut out Meadowdale in a Wesco 3A South game Friday, holding the Mavericks to just two hits over seven innings. Max Wagner led the Thunderbirds’ offense, going 3-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, and catcher Steffen Torgersen (2-for-4, a double) drove in three runs in the...
REDMOND — King’s edged CPC-Bothell in a Cascade Conference matchup Friday. Cameron Sharpe led the Knights’ offense, going 2-for-4 with two RBI. Josh McIntyre hit a home run for CPC-Bothell.At Marymoor ParkKing’s 200 020 0 — 4 9 0CPC-Bothell 201 000 0 — 3 8 0
MOUNT VERNON — Carson Lindell went 3-for-3 with four RBI, and Tristan Brock went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Mount Vernon in a six-inning Wesco 4A victory. Allen Beath threw five strong innings for the Bulldogs and got the win.
MARYSVILLE — Everett pounded out 11 hits, including a triple from outfielder Brandon Johnson, in a win over Marysville Getchell in Wesco 3A baseball. Bryant Greene pitched six innings to earn the win for the Seagulls, and A.J. Pignataro recorded the save. The Seagulls capitalized on four errors by...
LAKE STEVENS — Wesco 4A powerhouse Snohomish remained undefeated and in first place following a win over Wesco 4A rival Lake Stevens on Friday. Jake Mulholland pitched the shutout. Catcher Ben Dmochosky singled in a run in the first inning and it proved to be all the Panthers needed, although...
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Mountlake Terrace starter Jason Shevenko was sharp on the mound and at the plate in the Hawks’ shutout victory over Shorecrest in a six-inning Wesco 3A South contest Friday. Shevenko gave up one hit and struck out eight over five innings. At the plate, he was 2-for-2 with a...
DUVALL — Ben Lemery delivered the game-winning hit in the seventh inning as first-place Cedarcrest defeated Archbishop Murphy in a battle between the top two teams in the Cascade Conference. Lemery and Levi Knott drove in two runs apiece for the Red Wolves, and Adam Davenport went 2-for-3 at the...
MARYSVILLE — Arlington starter Tanner Bradford earned the win against Marysville Pilchuck in a Wesco 3A North game Friday, pitching a complete game and striking out five. Bradford allowed just four hits. Tristian Sheward was a bright spot for the Arlington offense, going 3-for-4 with a double and...
EVERETT — Cascade starting pitcher Kelly King pitched five innings of one-hit ball in Cascade’s victory over Mariner in a shortened Wesco 4A game Friday. The game was called in accordance with the 10-run rule.At Cascade H.S.Mariner 000 0 0 — 0 1 4Cascade 524 0 x — 11 10 2
MONROE — Senior pitcher Daniel Murphy threw a two-hit shutout on just 69 pitches, 49 of which were strikes, to lead Monroe past Jackson in Wesco 4A baseball. Murphy did not walk a batter.
M’s 1B Logan Morrison has had tough luck at the plate this season
SEATTLE — The Seattle Mariners have less than three weeks to decide whether veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin merits a spot on their big-league roster.Quentin, 32, has a May 12 opt-out in his minor-league deal, which he signed Wednesday before taking batting practice...
ARLINGTON — Granite Falls needed ten innings and a late rally to overcome an early 5-1 deficit and defeat Lakewood Thursday night in a matchup of Cascade Conference teams. Junior Daniel Head hit a game-tying home run in the sixth inning and Christopher Gentry scored the winning run in extras on an...
Date: 04/23/2015 | High Schools
LANGLEY — Mo Hamsa tossed six scoreless innings of two-hit ball and struck out six en route to South Whidbey’s win over Cascade Conference rival Sultan. Trent Fallon drove in two runs and Connor Antich went 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Falcons.
Date: 04/23/2015 | High Schools
NEW YORK — Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says Pete Rose will be allowed to participate in activities surrounding this summer’s All-Star Game in his hometown of Cincinnati.
Date: 04/23/2015 | Sports
DETROIT — Tigers closer Joe Nathan will miss the rest of the season with a torn ligament in his pitching elbow.
Date: 04/23/2015 | Sports
SHORELINE — Cedar Park Christian-Bothell broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning and added an insurance run in the sixth to hang on for Cascade Conference win over King’s.
EVERETT — Lake Stevens used a seven-run third inning — in which Mariner had six walks and two errors — to break open a close game and cruise to a Wesco 4A win.
EDMONDS — Lynnwood catcher Brady Girgus hit a two-run homer and scored twice in the Royals’ win over Wesco 3A South rival Edmonds-Woodway.
DARRINGTON — Trent Green took the loss on the mound for the Loggers in a Northwest 2B contest on Wednesday.At Darrington H.S.S. Christian 023 030 2 — 10 11 1Darrington 100 000 0 — 1 2 5
SHORELINE — Jesse Prothero and Raiden Silva combined on a three-hitter and Zayn Phillips went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three RBI and three runs scored as the Hawks routed the Scots in a Wesco 3A/2A South game on Wednesday.Ian McNabb doubled for Shorecrest.At Shorecrest H.S.
SULTAN — Mo Hamsa doubled and Will Simms threw a complete game as the Falcons defeated the Turks in a Cascade Conference game on Wednesday.Colton Anderson and Joey Crawford doubled for Sultan.At Sultan H.S.South Whidbey 101 020 1 — 5 7 3Sultan 001 020 0 — 3 7 2
ARLINGTON — Marysville Pilchuck pulled ahead in the seventh inning to cement a Wesco 3A North win over Arlington on Wednesday night. Trey Southard went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Landon Riker, Trent Tinglestad and Tristan Southward all doubled for the Tomahawks.
MONROE — Jared Cogar struck out eight over six innings and allowed just one run as Monroe defeated Cascade in Wesco 4A baseball. Hayden Curnutt went 3-for-4 to lead the Bearcats to a league victory. Cameron McGrath and Matthew Butler doubled for Cascade in the loss.At...
EVERETT — Collin Montez pitched a complete-game shutout and hit an inside-the-park home run in the second inning for Marysville Getchell in a win over Everett in Wesco 3A baseball. Lewis Elliot pitched 4 1/3 innings for Everett in relief.At Everett H.S.
OAK HARBOR — Oak Harbor used a four-run rally in the bottom of the seventh for a comeback Wesco 3A North win over Stanwood. Trailing 4-1 in the final inning, the Wildcats capitalized on two hit-batters and connected for four singles to load the bases for senior shortstop Brent Mertins.
SNOHOMISH — Jake Mulholland’s RBI single scored Gavin Bullock in the fifth inning to give the unbeaten Panthers the lead for good in a Wesco 4A victory on Wednesday.Ben Dmochowsky drove in two runs for Snohomish, and Jake Long drove in a pair for Kamiak.
EVERETT — Cedarcrest’s Andrew Willmon threw a complete game, striking out two and walking two, and the Red Wolves’ offense took advantage of 10 Wildcat walks in a battle for control of the Cascade Conference on Wednesday.The two teams entered the game tied at 11-1 atop the division.
SEATTLE — Still seeking some right-handed punch, the Seattle Mariners reached agreement Wednesday on a minor-league deal with veteran outfielder Carlos Quentin, who was released last week by Atlanta.
MILL CREEK — Ryan Fredrickson tossed five innings of one-run ball with five strikeouts, and Bulldog hitters took advantage of 14 walks issued by five Jackson pitchers in a Wesco 4A victory on Wednesday.At Jackson H.S.Mount Vernon 002 004 0 — 6 3 1Jackson 001 001 0 — 2 7 1
LYNNWOOD — Meadowdale senior catcher Parker Coffey's three-run home run in the fourth inning proved to be the difference in the Mavericks' win over Shorewood in a tightly-contested Wesco 3A South game on Wednesday. Garrett Walsh pitched six innings and picked up his...
SAN FRANCISCO — Barry Bonds' obstruction of justice conviction was thrown out Wednesday by a federal court of appeals, which ruled 10-1 that his meandering answer before a grand jury in 2003 was not material to the government's investigation into illegal steroids distribution.
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Los Angeles Angels left fielder Josh Hamilton is close to reporting to extended spring training in Arizona.Hamilton, who has been recovering from surgery on Feb. 4 to repair the AC joint in his right shoulder, was visited by manager Mike Scioscia in...
SEATTLE — Nelson Cruz had a quick answer Monday when asked how he viewed his selection as the American League's Player of the Week."It means," he said, "I'm helping my team win games."That's what it should mean, perhaps, but...
Houston scores five runs in 8th en route to 6-3 victory over Seattle
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Mountlake Terrace starter Ben Reijonen pitched a complete game one-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Hawks cruised to Wesco 3A South win over Shorecrest.
STANWOOD — Kevin Johnson and Brent Mertins each went 3-for-5 at the plate, and junior Tyler Snavely pitched 6 1/3 strong innings to improve to 5-1 on the season as the Wildcats beat the Spartans in a Wesco 3A North game on Tuesday.
EVERETT — A scoreless tie quickly turned into a rout after Cascade exploded for a nine-run fourth inning and coasted to a Wesco 4A win over Monroe.
LAKE STEVENS — Lake Stevens starter Nick Hoskins pitched a five-inning no-hitter to lead the Vikings to a Wesco 4A win over Mariner.
MARYSVILLE — Garrett Wiseman went 3-for-4 at the dish with a double and three runs scored for Arlington in a win over Wesco 3A North division leader Marysville Pilchuck. Daniel Smith and Tanner Bradford also checked in with doubles for the Eagles.
MARYSVILLE — Marysville Getchell scored seven runs in the first inning and held off Everett for a Wesco 3A North win. Marysville Getchell scored seven runs in the first inning and held off Everett for a Wesco 3A North win.
SHORELINE — Shorewood starter Ian Oxnevad pitched a complete-game four-hitter with six strikeouts to lead the Thunderbirds to a Wesco 3A South win over Meadowdale. Sluggers Aaron Okamura and Arthur Pate each went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Shorewood, which improves to 12-1 on the season.
MOUNT VERNON — Jackson’s Colton Faddis pitched 31/3 innings after Timberwolves starting pitcher Justin Hardman was knocked out of the game in the first inning when he was hit in the foot by a line drive and the ball bounced up and hit him in the face.
MUKILTEO — Andrew Kane went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, Ryan Sandifer went 2-for-2 with two RBI, and Ben Dmochowsky gave up four hits in five innings as Snohomish rolled to a Wesco 4A victory on Tuesday.Jordan Bettencourt doubled for Kamiak.
MILWAUKEE — Cincinnati manager Bryan Price says he's sorry for using bad language. But he's standing firm on his stance that reporters are divulging too much information when reporting on team developments.
Shorewood's winning formula is simple: pitching and defense
SEATTLE — The Boomstick is, well, booming.Seattle Mariners outfielder Nelson Cruz was picked Monday as the American League's Player of the Week for the period that ended Sunday after hitting six homers and driving in 10 runs in six games.Cruz had two...
Lillibridge is teaching others how to play the game he loves
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Valbuena hits 2 HRs, leads Astros to 7-5 win over Mariners
Date: 04/20/2015 | Sports
GRANITE FALLS — Granite Falls jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held off a late Lakewood rally to escape with a Cascade Conference win. Lakewood scored four runs in the sixth but failed to knot things up. Zachry Tucker went 3-for-3 with two RBI for Granite Falls and teammates Chris Gentry and Greg...
DARRINGTON — Darrington scored a combined 10 runs in the third and fourth innings to bust open a close ballgame and coast to a Northwest 1A/2B win. Trent Green went 2-for-3 at the plate for Darrington, including two triples and three RBI. At Darrington H.S.
LANGLEY — A run in the fifth inning by Sultan was the deciding factor in the Turks’ Cascade Conference win over South Whidbey. It is the first win in league play for Sultan, which snaps a five-game losing streak. Senior Mo Hamsa hit a double for South Whidbey.
DUVALL — A stellar pitching performance and untimely errors late by opponent Archbishop Murphy helped Cedarcrest hand the Wildcats their first loss in Cascade Conference play. Cedarcrest starter Adam Davenport pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts in what was a scoreless pitcher’s duel until...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — After Oakland and Kansas City cleared the benches for the third straight game and five more Royals got ejected, Lorenzo Cain tried to put a positive spin on the day.
SEATTLE – Perhaps overlooked among the heroes of Seattle's come-from-behind, 11-10 victory over the Texas Rangers on Sunday afternoon might be the group that kept the Mariners' early deficit from ballooning out of control.That would be the bullpen.After...
SEATTLE — After throwing 98 pitches through the first six innings of his Saturday night start against the Texas Rangers, Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez had to talk manager Lloyd McClendon into letting him pitch the seventh.McClendon had legitimate concerns about...
Cruz's RBI single in 9th lifts M's to 11-10 win over Rangers
CHICAGO — Cubs newcomer Jon Lester made a nifty play with his glove but lost again as the San Diego Padres beat Chicago 5-2 Sunday.
The 2014 season will be remembered for the implementation of expanded replay, the challenge system and the catcher's obstruction rule.This season we're getting the pace-of-game rules that include a countdown clock and fines for hitters who leave the batter's box.
SEATTLE — Dominic Leone was told three days before this season began that he would not be a part of the Seattle Mariners’ opening-day roster, and that he would instead be optioned to Triple-A Tacoma in favor of hard-throwing right-hander Carson Smith.
NEW YORK — Pete Rose is getting back in baseball while he awaits a ruling on his reinstatement request — as a television analyst.
Hernandez strikes out 12, Mariners beat Rangers 3-1
CONCRETE — Darrington scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning and Cooper Young tossed two innings of one-hit relief to give the Loggers a Northwest 2B victory on Saturday.
Date: 04/18/2015 | High Schools
CHICAGO — Kris Bryant got a standing ovation for his first major league hit and reached base five times Saturday in the Chicago Cubs' 7-6, 11-inning win over the San Diego Padres.
SEATTLE — Rookie pitcher Tyler Olson says he has slowly grown accustomed to the bright lights, the big crowds — and the jolt of anxiety playing in the major leagues for the Seattle Mariners.
Happ pitches seven strong innings, offense falters in 3-1 loss to Texas
LYNNWOOD —Three Lynnwood players doubled and Jared Whitman hit a home run in the Royals’ victory over Glacier Peak in a Wesco 3A South game Friday.At Lynnwood H.S.Glacier Peak 000 000 — 0 3 2Lynnwood 100 441 — 10 10 0
EVERETT — Maguire Gibson had a pair of doubles, drove in two runs and scored twice to help the Bulldogs beat the Bruins in a Wesco 4A game Friday.Ryan Fredrickson threw a complete game for Mount Vernon and added an RBI at the plate.Brandon Porter went 3-for-3 for Cascade.At Cascade H.S.
DUVALL — Cedarcrest scored six runs over the first two innings and never looked back in topping Cascade Conference foe Granite Falls. Tanner Schaefer led the Cedarcrest offense, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Granite Falls 001 100 0 — 2 6 2Cedarcrest 330 310 0 — 10 12 2
LYNNWOOD — Edmonds-Woodway’s starter Chantz Justice delivered a stellar performance — pitching a complete game with 11 strikeouts — as the Warriors topped Meadowdale in a Wesco 3A South game. Justice allowed one unearned run on five hits. Meadowdale’s Jacob Hunnewell, hitting an eye-popping .550...
OAK HARBOR — Marysville Pilchuck and Oak Harbor battled for seven innings of shutout baseball before walks and errors did in the Wildcats, who gave up six runs in the top of the eighth in a Wesco 3A North contest. Parker House earned the win for MP, pitching a complete game and striking out five.
Jackson tops Monroe 3-1 to stay unbeaten in Wesco 4A play
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE — Hit-by-pitch, sacrifice bunt, flyout, hit-by-pitch, walk, walk, walk, walk.That's how the Mountlake Terrace baseball team scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning to hand Shorewood its first loss of the season in Wesco 3A South action...
MUKILTEO — Lake Stevens jumped to an 8-0 lead in the first inning and coasted to the Wesco 4A victory. Lake Stevens’ Justin Brown led the way for the Vikings’ offense, with three hits and two RBI. It was the third loss in the past four games for Kamiak, which committed five errors in the game.
ARLINGTON — It’s difficult to win a game with seven errors, as Arlington found out Friday in a Wesco 3A North loss to Marysville Getchell. Arlington scored in every inning except the third, but a four-run seventh inning lifted Marysville Getchell to the victory. Jake Omer doubled and drove in three...
REDMOND — South Whidbey rallied from a 3-1 first-inning deficit to beat Cedar Park Christian-Bothell in a Cascade Conference game. Ricky Muzzy homered and drove in three runs for South Whidbey. Falcons starting pitcher Will Simms earned the complete-game victory. He scattered nine hits and struck...
EVERETT — Archbishop Murphy held Lakewood to just two runs despite Lakewood collecting five doubles, three of them from Eathan Dearing. Curtis Ponton led the offense for Archbishop Murphy, going 3-for-3, and JT Burtsche hit his first home run of the season. Archbishop Murphy (11-0) is undefeated in...
SNOHOMISH — Snohomish starting pitcher Jake Mulholland (5-0) pitched a complete game and was 2-for-3 at the plate with an RBI in the Panthers’ victory over Jackson in a Wesco 4A game Friday. The Panthers remained undefeated in league (6-0) and overall...
MONROE — What looked like a pitchers’ duel through the first two innings turned into a rout as Monroe scored seven runs in the third inning and seven in the fourth to beat Mariner in a Wesco 4A contest. The game was called in the fifth inning in accordance with the 10-run rule. Bearcats slugger...
CHICAGO — Kris Bryant had a Chicago Cubs-like start to his major league career.
Nelson Cruz enters the weekend on a streak of six homers in his past five games, including at least one HR in each of those games.He is the fifth player in Mariners history with homers in at least five straight games. Jay Buhner did it twice. Only one player extended his...
The highly anticipated Kris Bryant era will start Friday at Wrigley Field.
Date: 04/16/2015 | Sports
EVERETT — A two-run first inning by his offense was more than enough run support for Everett starting pitcher Sam Loomis, who tossed a shutout with three strikeouts to lead the Seagulls past Stanwood in a Wesco 3A North showdown. It was quite a pitching duel Thursday night, as Loomis was nearly...
LYNNWOOD — Alex Thompson finished with four RBI including a double with the bases loaded in the third inning of Meadowdale’s win over Edmonds-Woodway in Wesco 3A baseball. Jacob Hunnewell pitched a scoreless seventh innining and went 3-for-4 at the plate with a double and three RBI for the...
DUVALL — Ben Lemery batted 3-for-3, Adam Davenport went 2-for-3 with a double and Ben Sharman added two RBI for Cedarcrest, which defeated Granite Falls in the Cascade Conference game.At CedarcrestGranite Falls 100 030 1 — 5 6 0Cedarcrest 030 330 x — 9 9 5
Cruz homers in fifth straight game, but Seattle loses 5-2
Date: 04/15/2015 | Sports
EDMONDS — Max Johnson batted 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored and Meadowdale pitcher Elliott Reece struck out seven in a complete game to lead the Mavericks to the Wesco 3A South victory. Chantz Justice was 4-for-4 with two runs scored and Garrison Krohn batted 2-for-2 with two RBI and a...
SHORELINE — Andrew Young went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three runs scored as Darrington defeated Cedar Park Christian-MLT in Northwest 2B/1B baseball game. Justin Draper doubled twice and scored a run and Austin Edwards collected two hits and drove in two runs for the Loggers. Trent Green also...
MARYSVILLE — Senior Collin Mahoney batted 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and an RBI and Collin Montez (2-for-4) added two more RBI for Marysville Getchell in the Chargers’ Wesco 3A North victory. Daniel Smith led Arlington, batting 2-for-4 with two RBI.
GRANITE FALLS — Adam Davenport struck out 12 over seven innings to lead Cedarcrest to a Cascade Conference win over Granite Falls. Aaron Davenport and Ben Lemery doubled for the Red Wolves. Daniel Head doubled for Granite Falls.At Granite Falls H.S.Cedarcrest 400 100 0 — 5 8 1
LANGLEY — South Whidbey used two big innings to topple Cedar Park Christian-Bothell 5-3 in the first game of Wednesday night's doubleheader between Cascade Conference rivals. South Whidbey snapped a four-game losing streak with the win. Cedar Park Christian-Bothell...
LAKE STEVENS — Kamiak used clutch hitting late to secure a victory over Lake Stevens in Wednesday night’s Wesco 4A showdown. Kamiak scored the winning run in the top of the sixth as the Knights improved to 3-2 in league play. Lake Stevens’ Chase Ridder hit a home run for the Vikings.
LOS ANGELES — First things first: Fernando Rodney remains the Seattle Mariners' closer. Two straight rocky outings haven't changed that."You got somebody else you want me to put out there?" manager Lloyd McClendon challenged prior to Wednesday's series...
Date: 04/15/2015 | Sports
MOUNT VERNON — Michael Carter batted 2-for-3, including the eventual game-winning RBI single in the top of the sixth inning, to lead Cascade to the Wesco 4A win. Matthew Butler got the Bruins on the board with a two-run single in the first. McGuire Gibson led Mount Vernon with an RBI double.
SHORELINE — Shorewood scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth inning to beat Wesco 3A South foe Mountlake Terrace and improve to 11-0 on the season. Shorewood's Arthur Pate knocked in the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly. Brothers Harrison and Spencer Jacobs each hit a...