Sports Update with Randy Adams, Friday, May 31st – Henley Teams Play for State Titles

Wynne Broadcasting’s Randy Adams has been covering local Klamath Basin sports for 40 years and is the voice of the Henley Hornets and Mazama Vikings on radio at 106.5 / 1240AM The Winner CBS Sports Radio and 102.5 / 1450AM KFLS. Hear his daily morning show on Sunny 107!

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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Henley Hornets Boys baseball team takes on Banks High School at the Volcano Stadium in Kaiser, Oregon, for the 4A state title, Saturday morning at 10AM.  Hear the game on 1240AM & 106.5FM The Winner CBS Sports Radio.

The Henley Hornets Girls Softball team play for the state championship title Saturday afternoon at 5PM in Eugene at the U of O Softball Stadium against La Grande.  It’ll be the third year in a row the Henley Girls will be playing for the title.  That game will also be heard in Klamath Falls on 1240AM & 106.5FM The Winner CBS Sports Radio.

The unlikely Toronto Raptors showed what they’re made of, stopping the defending champion Golden State Warriors last night in Game One of the their NBA Championship series, from their home court in Toronto, winning 118-109.

For the Raptors to have any chance against the Warriors, it was believed they would need their star player, Kawhi Leonard, to continue his MVP-level performances. But in a series that may end up full of surprises, it wasn’t Leonard who dominated but forward Pascal Siakam and his career-best 32 points.

“Siakam was brilliant,” the Warriors head coach, Steve Kerr, said after the game.

Siakam led all shooters with an 82.4% field-goal percentage. His emphatic rejection on a Draymond Green lay-up with just over six minutes remaining in the fourth-quarter allowed the Raptors to maintain their 11-point lead.

“I think he plays with tremendous energy,” Raptors head coach Nick Nurse said of Siakam before the game, “and that’s what this series is going to need.”

The Raptors also channeled the energy of Kyle Lowry, who showcased the chip on his shoulder that has been there throughout his Raptors career. Drive after drive, Lowry put his head down and kept his cool. He ended the game with nine assists.

MLB Scores (from Thursday, May 30)

Cleveland Indians4Final
Chicago White Sox10
WManny Banuelos (3-4)
LCarlos Carrasco (4-6)
Arizona Diamondbacks10Final
Colorado Rockies11(10)
WSeunghwan Oh (3-1)
LYoshihisa Hirano (1-3)
New York Mets0Final
Los Angeles Dodgers2
WHyun-Jin Ryu (8-1)
LJason Vargas (1-3)
SKenley Jansen (16)
San Francisco Giants3Final
Miami Marlins1
WReyes Moronta (2-4)
LAdam Conley (1-5)
SWill Smith (13)
St. Louis Cardinals5Final
Philadelphia Phillies3
WDakota Hudson (4-3)
LJerad Eickhoff (2-3)
SJordan Hicks (11)
Milwaukee Brewers11Final
Pittsburgh Pirates5
WChase Anderson (3-0)
LJoe Musgrove (3-6)
Los Angeles Angels9Final
Seattle Mariners3
WFelix Pena (3-1)
LYusei Kikuchi (3-3)
Minnesota Twins3Final
Tampa Bay Rays14
WCharlie Morton (6-0)
LMartin Perez (7-2)
Kansas City Royals4Final
Texas Rangers2
WJakob Junis (4-5)
LMike Minor (5-4)
SIan Kennedy (3)

SOU win the NAIA World Series Softball title.

To a Southern Oregon University softball team re-programmed in recent years to not just roll with the punches, but counter with its own, the vaunted red banner finally found its best-suited owners.

For eight-plus anxious hours Wednesday at the Killian Sports Complex, the Raiders sat on a three-run lead just nine outs away from a title as rain fell and lightning struck. They sang and danced and laughed through the delay, their joy as a collective off the field as evident as their focus was on it.

When they finally got the last of those outs, celebrating each other, as always, came naturally. This time they just did it as national champions.

In the winner-take-all finale of the NAIA World Series, SOU fought off powerhouse Oklahoma City 8-3 to capture the program’s first title. The day started at 9 a.m. local time as the Raiders withstood an 8-4 setback in the first game; they were granted a second chance by virtue of coming out of the winner’s bracket unscathed in the double-elimination tournament.

The University of Oregon announced this week that they have mutually agreed to decline a one-year contract option with Oregon baseball coach George Horton.

The one-year option would have gone through the 2020 season, but it now appears that Horton will no longer coach the team after this season.

Since the baseball program was relaunched at the UO in 2007, Horton has been the only head coach of the team. In his career with Oregon, he finished with a 393-378-1 record (.573) in 11 seasons. He led the Ducks to five Regionals, one Super Regional, and four 40-win seasons, including a school-record 48 wins in 2013.

Rangers drop Mariners 8-7. Errors and poor defense can be overcome, the Mariners have learned, but only if you manage to hit the ball over the wall and score enough runs to make the miscues moot.

But even that formula didn’t work at T-Mobile Park as a struggling Seattle club was outslugged by the Rangers, 8-7. Once again, the Mariners couldn’t stop the slide that has seen them drop from first to worst in the American League West in short order.

Tim Beckham, back in the lineup for an injured J.P. Crawford at shortstop, hit a two-run homer in the fourth inning and Mitch Haniger emerged from an extended slump to slug a two-run shot off the left-field foul pole in the sixth.

The Mariners are now 24-34, having lost 11 of their past 13 games and going 11-32 since starting the year at 13-2.

It’s the first time Seattle has been 10 games under .500 since the end of the 2015 season, while Texas topped .500 again at 27-26.

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