Sports Update, Thursday, Aug. 8th – Tim Lopes Homers as First Major League Hit

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Tim Lopes waited a long time for his first Major League hit, but it turned out to be a moment he’ll never forget as the 25-year-old infielder ripped a two-run Homer in the eighth inning of the Seattle Mariners’ 9-4 loss to the San Diego Padres on Tuesday.

Lopes had been knocked out of his first MLB start on July 25, suffering a concussion on a fastball off his helmet. But in his first game back from the 7-day concussion list, the 5-foot-11, 180-pounder got another chance as a late-inning replacement after Daniel Vogelbach was ejected and he delivered a 397-foot homer to left-center.

They wound up with six hits against the Padres, who remain the only team in Major League history who’ve never recorded a no-no. But the late rally wasn’t enough to avoid a fifth straight loss as Seattle fell to 47-68 on the season.

Coming off a third consecutive trip to the Cascade Conference playoffs, first year head coach (5th season with the Women) Brandon Porter and his Hustlin’ Oregon Tech Owls will head into the 2019 season with renewed excitement, and hopes of extending their conference playoff streak. 

Oregon Tech has been picked to finish ninth in the CCC Pre-Season Coaches’ Poll.

Southern Oregon University was selected as the 2019 preseason favorite after claiming the Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season title last year. The Raiders picked up seven first-place votes and 183 total points to earn the top spot in the 2019 CCC preseason coaches’ poll, released Tuesday.

It was a close finish as Rocky Mountain College was right behind SOU with 181 total points.

Oregon Ducks starting flanker Brenden Schooler is out six to eight weeks suffering a foot injury that required surgery.

Schooler, a senior, had 21 catches for 203 yards and a touchdown and had seven tackles on special teams last season and was named first team all-Pac-12 as a specialist in back-to-back years.

Junior Johnny Johnson III took over with starters Juwan Johnson and Jaylon Redd during Tuesday’s practice, but freshman Josh Delgado is Oregon’s backup flanker and fellow freshman Mycah Pittman, who is behind Redd at slot, is having a tremendous start to fall camp.

MLB Scores (from Tuesday, August 6)

Philadelphia Phillies4Final
Arizona Diamondbacks8
WAndrew Chafin (1-2)
LRanger Suarez (3-1)
New York Yankees9Final
Baltimore Orioles4
WNestor Cortes Jr. (5-0)
LAsher Wojciechowski (2-5)
SAdam Ottavino (1)
Kansas City Royals6Final
Boston Red Sox2
WJakob Junis (7-10)
LAndrew Cashner (10-7)
Oakland Athletics11Final
Chicago Cubs4
WBrett Anderson (10-7)
LJon Lester (9-8)
Los Angeles Angels4Final
Cincinnati Reds8
WAnthony DeSclafani (7-6)
LJose Suarez (2-3)
Chicago White Sox5Final
Detroit Tigers3
WDylan Cease (2-4)
LDaniel Norris (3-9)
SAlex Colome (22)
Chicago White Sox6Final
Detroit Tigers10
WDrew VerHagen (2-2)
LHector Santiago (1-1)
Colorado Rockies6Final
Houston Astros11
WZack Greinke (11-4)
LChi Chi Gonzalez (0-4)
St. Louis Cardinals1Final
Los Angeles Dodgers3
WClayton Kershaw (11-2)
LMiles Mikolas (7-12)
SKenley Jansen (26)
Atlanta Braves12Final
Minnesota Twins7
WMike Foltynewicz (3-5)
LJose Berrios (10-6)
Miami Marlins0Final
New York Mets5
WZack Wheeler (9-6)
LHector Noesi (0-1)
Milwaukee Brewers4Final
Pittsburgh Pirates3
WJunior Guerra (4-3)
LFrancisco Liriano (4-3)
SMatt Albers (2)
San Diego Padres9Final
Seattle Mariners4
WDinelson Lamet (1-2)
LWade LeBlanc (6-5)
Washington Nationals5Final
San Francisco Giants3
WAnibal Sanchez (7-6)
LConner Menez (0-1)
SSean Doolittle (25)
Toronto Blue Jays6Final
Tampa Bay Rays7(10)

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